~ Photo Galleries ~
While most guys are interested in cars, trucks, or motorcycles, from an early age I have been interested in military aircraft and ships. Being a Navy Brat kept me on many military bases and around these machines. I started taking pictures of them when I was 16 and continued throughout my years on active duty. Even now, as a civilian, I still manage to run across military aircraft and ships.
I do not claim to be a professional photographer..... heck, I'm lucky most of the early pictures even came out. However, most of the pictures I took did come out fairly well. I started out with an old Kodak Disc camera and a 110 camera and then received a Konica 35mm hand-me-down from my father. In 2003, I bought a new Canon 35mm camera, which was followed by a Sony Cybershot digital camera. In 2009 I finally broke down and bought a decent digital camera ~ a Canon EOS Rebel XSI.
Please take some time to browse through the galleries in this section. For some of you, they may bring back memories of places you've been and things you've seen. For others, they may show places you wish you had been and things you've missed out on. Please enjoy the pictures and try not to laugh too hard at the efforts of the photographer!
~ Troy Prince, Aviation Machinist's Mate, USN
~ VAQ-136 Gauntlets aboard USS Midway & USS Independence (1989 ~ 1992)
~ NAF Atsugi AIMD (1992 ~ 1994)
~ NAF Misawa AIMD (1994 ~ 1998)