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Azores

  • The Complete Guide to the Azores
  • The Azores (Wikipedia)  • Location  • More
       • Government  • More  • More (Crossroads, 24Sep04)
  • The Nine Islands (plus links)  • More  • More  • More
  • Untamed Island Paradise (Washington Post, 2015)
  • Azores Portal (w/ interactive map & photos)  • Another
  • Azores Map  • Map  • Map (small)
  • Azores History  • Historic Maps  • Azores Map (1584)
  • Holy Ghost Festivals (all islands)

  • Crossing the Ocean Sea (Atlantic exploration)
       • The Terceiran Explorers - Corte Real and Fernandes
  • The Corte-Real Family  • Miguel  • Gaspar
  • Azores History  • More  • More  • More  • More
  • Columbus in the Azores
  • Azoreans to California (e-book)
       • Stories of Californian Azorean Immigrants
  • Historical Photos of Azorean Life  • More
  • Azorean Birds
  • Azores Volcanology  • Pt. 2  • More  • More
  • History of Aviation in the Azores
  • NC-4 Across the Atlantic via The Azores (1919)
       • Flight Details (photos, maps)  • More  • Photos
  • Pan AM Clippers in Horta (first arrival: 27 Mar 39)
       • Clippers at Horta  • More in series (scroll right)  • More
       • Transatlantic Flight Schedules & Details
  • The Azores in WW I
  • The Azores in WW II  • More
       • War Plan Gray (contingency to invade, 1940-41)  • More
       • Gibraltar-Africa Project (German interest in Azores, pp 75-77)
       • Operation Alacrity (code name for Allied presence)
       • Oprn Alacrity: The Azores and the War in the Atlantic

  • Genealogy and the Azores Islands
       • Faial Genealogy

  • Azores Travel (The Perfect Tourist)  • More
  • Getting to the Azores from the U.S.
       • Direct Flights From North America
          • Destinations: Terceira  • San Miguel (Ponta Delgada)
  • Things to see & do
  • TripAdvisor: Azores
  • Interisland Ferries (booking agent)  • Another • Atlanicoline
      • TripAdvisor Topic: Ferriy Travel in Azores
  • Cruising the Azores
  • Azores Cruise Ports (detailed)
  • Things to Know Before Traveling to the Azores
  • Island tours


    The Islands

  • Santa Maria  • More
       • History & Culture of Santa Maria (Crossroads, 12 Mar 04)
       • Map  • Photos
       • Santa Maria Airport (LPAZ)  • More

  • São Miguel  • More  • Map  • Photos
       • History & Culture of São Miguel (Crossroads, 19 Mar 04)
       • Ponta Delgada  • More  • Map
          • Senhora Santo Cristo Festivals

  • Terceira (internal link)  • Map  • Map  • Photos

  • São Jorge  • More  • Map  • Photos  • Aerial view
       • History & Culture of São Jorge (Crossroads, 8 Apr 04)
       • Historic Map (c 1861)
       • São Jorge Airport (LPSJ)  • More

  • Pico  • More  • Map  • Photos
       • History & Culture of Pico (Crossroads, 16 Apr 04)
       • Lajes do Pico  • Photo  • Aerial view
  • Mount Pico  • Snowcapped (from Horta)  • More
  • Forts of Pico (Fortificação - Ilha do Pico: em português)
       • Fort of Santa Catarina  • More

  • Faial  • More  • More  • More  • Map  • Early Map  • Photos
       • History & Culture of Faial (Crossroads, 23 Apr 04)
  • Faial History  • More  • More  • Photo (late 19th C ?)  • 1919
       • Battle of Fayal (Faial) (26-27 Sep 1814)  • More
  • Geological Photo Tour of Faial (em português)
  • Horta  • More  • History  • Map  • Closeup  • Photo  • More
       • Horta port information (detailed)  • Harbor Chart
       • Horta Airport (LPHR)  • More
  • Sightseeing in Horta  • Pt. 2
  • Forte de Santa Cruz  • History  • Plan
       • Aerial view (now Posada of Horta)  • Harbor View
       • Pousada Forte de Santa Cruz
  • Horta Marina  • More (w/ aerial view)  • Quay art
  • Fort of São Sebastião da Horta (w/ aerial photo)
  • Peter's Cafe Sport (Horta)

  • Graciosa  • More  • Map  • Photos
  • Forts of Graciosa (em português)

  • Corvo  • More  • Map  • Photos
       • Corvo Airport (LPCR)  • More

  • Flores  • More  • Map  • Photos
       • History & Culture of Flores (Crossroads, 30 Apr 04)
       • Flores airport (LPFL)

  • Columbus in the Azores
  • Terceira

  • Terceira - Background  • More
       • Terceira History & Culture (Crossroads, 26 Mar 04)
       • Aerial Photo (west to east)  • Map  • Map
       • Terceira Map (1:50K, 1943)
       • Aeronautical Chart
  • Terceira Photos  • More  • More  • More  • More
       • Terceira Vistas (slide show)
       • Beaches, swimming "pools," scenes
       • A tunnel of hydrangea (central Terceira)
       • Goat Rock (a.k.a. Split rock)  • More (land side)  • More
  • Exploring Terceira's Caves (Crossroads, 4 Jun 04)
  • Terceira Festivals  • More Detail  • Video clips
  • Street Bullfighting: Bullfighting on a Rope
       • Street Bullfighting (Crossroads, 14 May 04)
       • Video (c 2008)    • Video (c 1980s)
  • Portuguese arena bullfighting  • Photo  • Finale
  • Terceira Photos & History
  • Island Photos, c1960's (Lajes HS Alumni Assn.)
  • Forts of Terceira (Wikipedia)  • More (old drawings; Pt)
       • Interactive Map (zoom in to Azores, most dots = Terceira)  • DB
  • Battles of Salga and Praia da Victória
  • Battle of Salga (25 Jul 1581)  • More  • More  • Image
       • Sao Sebastiao today
       • Legend of Brianda_Pereira
  • Battle of Praia Bay (11 Aug 1829)  • Image
       • Battle of Pria Bay (detailed graphic)
          • #22: Forte Santa Caterina (internal)

  • Terceira Island Travel Video  • Another  • Pt. 2
  • Terceira Travelogue (good geographical overview!)
  • Terceira Travel Map (interactive: island highlights)
  • Terceira Restaurants (TripAdvisor)
  • Flying to Terceira (Lajes, c Jan 2017)
  • Sites to visit on Terceira (Crossroads, 12 Mar 04)

  • Angra do Heroísmo  • Classic View (c 2008)
       • History  • Map  • Google Map  • Harbor Map
       • Aerial Photo (2016)  • 1918  • c 1850
  • Angra: UNESCO World Heritage Site
       • More  • Photos  • Historic Map (c 1832)
  • Forte de São João Baptista (Monte Brasil)  • Fort  • Map
       • Aerial view  • More  • More (SW)  • S Face  • SE Face
       • East side  • North side  • West side  • West side aerial
       • c 1850 (showing signal tower)  • Military signals history (Pt)
  • Forte de São Sebastião  • More (Pt)  • Photo
  • Fort of Greta (Forte da Greta)
  • Angra Walking Tour  • Map  • Another Tour  • Another
       • Accessible Tour (w/ photos)
  • Angra: Satellite View (Google Maps, interactive)
  • Angra Description & City Map
  • Angra Points of Interest (click for descriptions in English)
  • Things to Do in Angra (good photos!)
  • Praca de Toiros (bullfighting areana)  • Inside

  • Praia da Victória  • More  • History  • City Map
       • Aerial Photo (2007)  • More  • Port Map
       • Pria Bay & Port from Serra do Cume  • Satellite view (2017)
       • Pria Bay, north end (aerial)
       • Port of Pria (at Cabo da Pria)  • Docks (aerial)  • More
       • Praia Marina under construction (2001)
  • Pria: Satellite View (Google Maps, interactive)
  • Map: Municipality of Pria da Vitoria (detailed!)
  • Architecture of Praia (detailed, in Portuguese)  • Color Key
  • Map of Praia & Praia Bay (c 1805)  • Source
  • Forte de Santa Catarina (Cabo da Praia)  • en Portuguese
       • Photo  • Satellite view

  • Praia & Lajes Field (aerial view looking NE, c 2000)
       • Civil Air Terminal (west side of runway)  • More

    Lajes Field

  • Lajes Field  • Background  • Analysis  • More  • Base Map
       • Airport Diagram (LPLA)  • Airfield Aeronautical Details
       • Civil Air Terminal (west side)  • More  • More
       • Lajes Field: Satellite View (Google Maps, interactive)
       • Aerial Photo (click image to expand)  • Another  • Satellite
       • Rwy 33 (aerial)  • More  • Base (SE)  • Base (W)
       • Flightline looking S  • Same, c 1960  • Same, c 1943
       • Flightline looking NW  • More  • c 1945  • c 1955 (B-36's ?)
       • Navy Ramp  • POL Tanks    • Refilling POL tanks from ship
       • Military Port Facility, Pria Bay (1991)  • More (c 2014)
       • AWOL Rock  • More  • In rough seas  • Story
       • Control Tower  • Closeup  • Flightline toward tower

       • Air Traffic At Lajes (photos)

  • Lajes Field History
  • Lajes Field History (Ed Lima, 65ABW Historian, 2012)
          • Abbreviated  • Another
          • Lajes Origins
          • U.S. Enters Lajes Field  • Joint US/RAF Markings  • More
          • Santa Maria & Beyond
          • Lajes 1950's-1960's
          • Lajes in the 1973 War  • More
          • Humanitarian Efforts: 1980s-1990s
          • The Gulf War and Beyond
       • Portuguese-British-American Relations at Lajes, WW II
          • General Humberto Delgado  • Memorial (BA 4/Lajes Field)
       • Lajes Field History Video (2013)
       • Lajes Field Unit Patches (#137-147)  • 65th ABW Patch
  • Lajes Field Factsheets (archived links)
  • President Nixon Visits Lajes (13-14 Dec 1971)  • Photo
          • President Nixon visit commemoration plaque (1971)
  • President George W. Bush At Lajes (16 Mar 2003)
       • Photo (L-R: PM Barroso [Portugal], PM Blair, President Bush,
              PM Aznar [Spain])
     • (taken at Top of the Rock Club)  • More
       • Analysis  • More

  • Força Aérea Portuguesa (FAP) Base Aérea No 4
       • History of BA No. 4 (early, Crossroads, 23 Jan 04)  • More
       • Photo History (em português)  • BA No. 4 flightline
       • FAP HQ Building  • 1950's  • Rear, looking S
       • FAP Beach Club (c 2010)
  • Construction of Lajes Field (1943)

  • 1605th Mil Airlift Sup Wg => 65th AB Grp History
  • 65th Air Base Group  • More  • Lineage & History
       • Commander's House  • Overhead  • Neighbor  • More
          • President Nixon visit commemoration plaque (1971)
       • Housing Office (closed)  • Ocean front housing
          • Detail (S => N)  • More  • More
       • Top of the Rock Club  • From Flightline
       • Exchange  • Clinic  • Chapel
  • Lajes Community Video (c 2013 w/ additional links)

  • Lajes Life (current)  • More  • Facebook  • Facilities Map
       • More  • More (c 2013 - unaccompanied)  • Getting Around
       • Airman Magazine (Feb 02)
       • The Crossroads (2004)  • 2005 (partial)  • More
          • 2006-2008  • 2011  • 2012  • 2013  • Alt (2011-2013)
       • The Rock (newsletter, 2014-2015 )  • Header Image
       • Azorean traffic jam  • More
  • Lajes Space-A Travel (w/ current schedules!)  • Lajes Inn
  • Lajes High School Alumni Association
  • A330 Dead-Stick Landing (Lajes, Aug 01)
       • More (Stars & Stripes - photos)  • Analysis (photos)
  • Joint Support

  • US Forces Azores (USFORAZ)  • More

  • Naval Air Facility Lajes (desestablished 30 Dep 1993)
       • History  • VP Sailors' Lajes Story  • Patch
       • NAF Lajes (1969: west side)    • Another
       • NAF Ramp (post 1974)

  • History of Aviation in the Azores

  • Portugal Resident (English)
  • Diário de Notícias (PT)  • Translate
  • Diário dos Açores (PT)  • Translate
  • Diário Insular (PT)  • Translate

  • Major Lajes Cuts Planned (AFNews, 13 Dec 2012)
       • Details  • Summary (I12 Apr 13)
       • Lajes Team Briefed (19 Dec 12)
       • Stars & Stripes (14 Dec 12)
       • SECDEF Panetta discusses drawdown (Lisbon, 16 Jan 13)
       • USAF to Pull Out of Azores (8 Jan 2015)
          • Pentagon Confirms Cuts  • European Cuts
       • Views of Lajes Workers on Cuts (14 Feb15)  • Source
          • More (Diário de Notícias, 24Nov12)
       • Impact of Major Cuts at Lajes (NY Times, 21 May 2015)
       • Rightsizing Lajes Community Services (29 Apr 2014)
       • Azores: US in "gross violation" of agreement (11 Apr 2015)
       • Portugal: "strong displeasure" over cutbacks (1 Sep 2015)
          • US "must attend" to cutback impact (1 Sep 2015)
          • Cutbacks may cause 20% emigration (1 Sep 2015)
       • Azores premier in fresh bid for compensation (5 May 2016)
       • Controversy (Newsweek, 22 Sep 2016)
       • McCain: Lajes Base Still on Table (23 Mar 2017)
       • Congress: Examine Lajes as Training Ctr (20 Jul 2017)
       • Portuguese American Journal  • Lajes-specific articles
          • Early Downsizing Reports ( 2012-2015)
       • Portuguese Resident (current & archived Lajes articles)
  • China's interest in Lajes (20 May 2013)  • Portugues take
          • National Review (5 Nov 12)  • US News (16 Nov 12)
       • Analysis (30 Nov 15)  • More (29 Sep 16)  • More (14 Oct 16)
          • More (28 Oct 16)
       • Foreigners near Lajes "unacceptable" (27 Apr 17)

  • U.S.-Portuguese relations and Lajes Field (2014)
  • Portuguese-US Relations (history)

  • Lajes Transition Information (28 May 2015)
       • 14 Apr 2014  • Feb 2013





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       • Alcobaça  • Images  • Location
          • Monastery of Alcobaça  • UNESCO site
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       • Elvas  • History  • Photo  • Photo
           • Map  • Map  • Google Map
          • Castle of Elvas  • Photos
          • Garrison Border Town & Fortifications (UNESCO site)
                • More  • Photos
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       • Évora  • History
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          • Roman Temple of Évora  • Chapel of Bones
       • Marvão  • History  • Map  • Village Map
          • Photo  • Photo  • Satellite  • From East  • More Photos
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       • Cape St. Vincent  • Map  • Satellite  • Map & Satellite
          • Multiple Naval Battles (9 from 1337 to 1833)
       • Sagres  • Sagres Point  • Map  • Map  • Satellite
          • Hnery the Navigator  • School of Sagres
          • português Nautical Science  • More

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