Moffett Field

My parents, my son and myself were at Moffett Field earlier today to accompany my parents while they shopped at the Navy Exchange. Something occurred to me as we walked out of the Navy Exchange…

Moffett Field has changed a lot over the years. When I was a kid, we used to go to the base to shop at the Navy Exchange and get groceries at the commissary. Later in life, I worked at NASA Ames Research Center, as did my mom.

The last remnants of the old Navy base are coming to end. While the Exchange and the commissary are still there, the Exchange will be shutting down in February, and the commissary will be open indefinitely.

Most of the base that I remember has changed… it’s more like a semi ghost-town.

3 Comments so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    “Re-Skin” and Save Hangar One!

  2. Victor Solanoy (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more…

  3. Gary Wiens (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 7:36 pm

    I worked at NASA Ames many years ago and remember checking out the wind tunnels during lunch break. The Navy side was always a buzz with activity. I bet it is looking a bit sad now. This past April I made it over to the NASA Exploration Center located outside the main gate. I was a bit surprised that I had no interest to look around the base. Maybe I knew we would both be showing our age.

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