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Military Traditions


Local Planner: Rowland Freedom Center

Fly by the Rowland Freedom Center to learn more about the fascinating history of aviation, the military and more over the years.


Save Water — Take a “Navy Shower”

According to one land-based observer, “Navy showers” offer clean alternative during local water shortages.


Looking for Ice in Saigon

A crew of American GIs got stuck on a maintenance mission in Vietnam and spent a memorable night in search of ice on the streets of Saigon.


What Are Your Intentions?

A military pilot recalls a hair-raising experience in the air over Britain.


Never Shoot Too Low

An “old soldier” from the Army once enjoyed a Navy cruise from San Diego to Mare Island and was pleasantly surprised by the ship’s honorary protocols and unconventional crew.


Why We Wear Red on Fridays

Wearing red on Fridays has become a tradition at Paradise Valley Estates. Here’s why.


Wrong Agents

A US military veteran recalls the time two German fishermen planned a fishing trip and caught an unexpected ride on an American Albatross.


The General’s Jeep

A case of mistaken identity by four junior officers dramatically changes the course of one military jeep.


It’s A Small World After All

Two Vietnam War veterans who served at same time on a northern Thailand base met for the first time decades later at Paradise Valley Estates.


Retired Navy Pilot Shares Antarctic Experience

Retired United States Navy commander and pilot Larry Coor shared his experiences being deployed in Antarctica during an interview at Paradise Valley Estates Life Plan Community.

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