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Welcome Home...
For those that just arrived, Welcome home! For those that have been here before welcome back. We are your hosts, BJ 'n Cindy. We own and operate this site as well as the sister sites.

As a retired Marine couple, we know just how new and puzzling, and sometimes how lonely or difficult it can be to find what you need. That is why we created this network and filled it with all kinds of resources to help you find whatever you may need... and to find one another.

So once again Welcome Home...


Sources of Momentos

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

Sources of Mementos

Sources of mementos are varied and limited only by your imagination. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Local trophy shops: Plaques, trophies, engraving
  2. Local gift shops: Regional gift items
  3. National catalogs: "Generic" gifts not necessarily specific to the area
  4. Local artists and craftsmen: Unique, one-of-a-kind items representative of the local area
  5. Book stores: Books providing information about the local area or historical figures
  6. Local factory outlet stores: Silver or glass items especially
The basic rule is try to get the most for your money. Several shops in your area may stock the same merchandise, but prices can vary significantly -- shop around. The other factor to consider is reliability. Low prices are attractive but make sure your chosen supplier(s) can deliver when required. You should "Buy American" made products whenever you can. One key is to find an engraver, either on or off base, who can support short notice requirements. (Be careful about spending contingency funds at NAFI facilities. In some cases, it is not authorized.)