Any one know of a base in Florida with a Farnsworth Lantern Test?

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  1. Maximus

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    The only one I know of, and found on the web is Pensicola,...that's 8 hours away from my house...last resort but we will if we have to. So far, with limited phone calls, (it is Saturday :) ) I can't find out if Mayport of NAS Jax has one and they are about 4 hours away. The nearest military base in my area is Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach, Florida, about an hour and a half north of us. A good friend living in that area told me they might not have a Farnsworth Lantern because the AF doesn't use it. He's not sure and only lives in that area and was an AF pilot years ago so, not a definitive answer.

    I'm looking for anything closer than 8 hours away.

    TYIA
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    JAX should have one as they have a fairly robust ophthalmology/optometry department. Give a call around, there should be one closer than Pensacola, but sometimes I'm even surprised at what equipment is/is not at a particular place.
     
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    Thanks, I'm calling there Monday morning. Key West is about 8 hours away also. I think they've down sized considerable but, that would be a great Friday appointment and a weekend in the Key's for us :thumb:

    I just got off the phone with Larry Mullen (the guy is a machine!) and he said my son's letter should be here today (Sat) or Monday.
     
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    Key West is basically a glorified family practice clinic now, but it would definately be a nice weekend if they have one. I had a good time down there for sure. I think you're on the right track, let us know where you find one so we can have that information to pass on to other people in the future.
     
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    Thanks all and I will keep everyone posted. Looks like Monday will be the big day!
     
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    BTW, here is our last visit to Mayport so I suspect our next will be just as good!

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    What the heck, here he is next to his Squad leader (on right) at NASS

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    And now to the left of the squad leader

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    Excellent photos:thumb:
     
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    Thanks Larry.

    BTW, I found one! NAS JAX!
    Was told to just show up with the letter and it's a ten minute test.
     
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    And...U now have the letter. Thx for letting us assist you:thumb:
     
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    Your help couldn't have been more professional!
    Thank you again.

    I'll keep you posted.
     
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    It's what we aim to do at DoDMERB. Hopefully the keeping me posted will have a positive result in the end. I totally understand and appreciate your concerns for your son:thumb:
     
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    Larry, the letter was received here this morning and was postmarked 24 July. I guess it just takes a long time to get here from CO.

    I'm just about to call Concord to set up the test in NAS JAX
     
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    Maximus - Call JAX NAS directly. Concorde has nothing to do with military facilities
     

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