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Veterans Unite.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Ol'Blue, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Dec 7, 2015 at 5:05 PM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    This will be the section for give a run down of your time in service. I know how much we all love talking about our self but lets come together and BS Etc.

    IM GOING TO SAY THIS JUST ONE TIME! DON'T BE THAT ASS HAT WHO TRIES TO PASS THAT YOU WERE SOME SF,RANGER,SEAL,CAG(DELTA), FORCE RECON, RECON OR SOME OTHER OGA GUY WHEN YOU WERE NOT!!!!! I WILL PERSONALLY SLAY YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO PUBLICLY RIDICULE YOU!BE PROUD THAT YOU ARE OR WERE THAT ONE PERCENT WHO PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE IF NEEDED, FOR THE ONES THAT MONDAY NIGHT QUARTERBACK IT ALL.......

    Now that we have that out of the way.

    Throw up a picture of you in action or that night were we all got a little wasted at the Balls or Birthday Party for the branch we all served.

    I will start this party.

    Blue
     
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  2. Dec 7, 2015 at 5:18 PM
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    Ssgt of Marines
    1999-2010

    MOS's
    0331- Machine Gunner
    0369- Infantry Plt Sgt.
    8511- Coxswine (Rubber Recon Boat Operator)
    5811- Military Police
    0531- Civil Affairs (CAG)

    Unit's or Unit's Served With-
    1/4 WPNS Co.
    PMO- Camp Pen.
    2/7 H&S Company
    4th Marines
    3rd CAG
    Royal Irish Rangers
    British Royal Marines

    Favorite Memory or Highlight of your career-
    Becoming a Golden Shellback (That was fun)
    Having a Gold Star on my combat action ribbon
    Being awarded a "V" for Combat Actions in Afghanistan

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    And some other stuff after the Marines.... It was truly an honor to serve with all them from all branches, rock solid dudes.

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    How long were you in Afghanistan for? Pick up any of the native language there?
     
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  5. Dec 8, 2015 at 3:20 PM
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    Pashto- At one time it was pretty good. Not so much anymore. I have not used it.

    Blue
     
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    I'd do it all over in a heartbeat....
     
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  7. Dec 15, 2015 at 10:22 AM
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    :oldglory:
     
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  8. Dec 17, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    Welp here goes.

    MOS 7011

    Cpl 8 years with 4th MAW. Swinging it in the wing!

    Served with MWSS472
    MAG49
    MWSS374
    MWSS473

    Most memorable moment? Got to fly on fat albert

    Pics to come. Just gotta scrounge em up
     
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    You know what bro. I gave my wing boys Alot of shit until I learned how many hours you boys put in every day just to keep our birds in the air so I could take a 15 minute helo ride. Hats off to you guys. I know you all busted your asses and burned many of midnight oil.

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    America

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    Thank you for your service. My father was a Marine and my brother was a load master on a C-130 in the 82nd Airborne. I tried to jump in at the start of the first Gulf War and they wouldn't take me. :oldglory:
     
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    Hmm,

    When were you in Iraq doing PSD - I was at Camp Butler doing CIVPOL for a while for DOS while still in the Reserves, some of those guys on your contract team look familiar, you by any chance know a Cameron Lowman - or a slew of other names I could throw out;-)

    Now for my service - did 12 years Active duty Air Force as a 3C071 and a 3D072 and was a me first guy so actually saw combat back in 2002 while forward deployed to Asscrackistan from UAE. Followed up my 12 years active as a Reservist with 920th Rescue Squadron and screwed around with the PJ's and did some fun stuff.

    Deployments - yeah:
    2002 - UAE then sent forward to asscrackistan with 10th Mountain Army to enjoy some nice walks in the mountains while being shelled and shot.
    2004 - Qatar - CAOC
    2006 - BIAP - Sather AB
    2008 - Qatar - CAOC
    2010 - Department of State contract Gig while still in reserves - Camp Butler mainly but all over IZ, and went as far North as Erbill and a lot of time at Basra

    Squadrons and assignments:
    1997 - 1998 Lackland for Basic and then Keesler AFB for School
    1998 - 2001 Cheyenne Mountain AFS aka NORAD Colorado Springs Colorado
    2001 - 2004 45th Patrick AFB Florida
    2004 - 2008 32nd AOC Ramstein AB Germany
    2008 - 2009 96th Eglin AFB Florida
    2009 - 2013 920 Rescue Patrick AFB, Florida

    Fucking loved every minute of it - only got out due to divorce, the 3 forward deployments while living in Germany were too much for my now ex-wife and she took my two kids, so I switched to reserves to be close to them and then Hated the reserves and their bullshit - did my 4 turned down E-7 and walked away. Have some damn good disability from some injuries on deployments and active duty as well as a bunch of metal in my face and head from my time playing Air Force Rugby.

    As for pics - will pull some up and add in from home, on a work computer in our SIPR room so nothing on it...
     
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  13. Nov 1, 2016 at 11:22 AM
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    We will have to talk off line, I knew a PJ or two. All pretty solid dudes. Sounds like we worked together at Butler possibly.
     
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    That's some funny stuff right there, small ass world man! Were you there before they sent the Kiwi's home? Those New Zealanders were a freaking riot man - and I'm sure we know a lot of the same people man! Seems like a lifetime ago now but some vivid, good and bad memories from that time.
     
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    The boys from Down Under were there when I was there. I want to say they were going home when I got to Buttler. They are some funny dudes man. What was that Girls name up in HR that everyone was tagging? She was the Personal Gal from South Africa I think???? She was stacked man but had a big nose, lol.

    Remember this?

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    Hell yeah I do! Crazy how small the military and veteran communities are overall man. And not sure about all of them but Janet was the one everyone was tagging, she also got one of my buddies move out of contract as she said he sexually harassed her - Gabe was his name he was also selling a lot of suppliments on the side so not sure if he was still there when you were there, Stocky black dude that has a lot of Porsche's here in the states and a huge Oregon fan:)

    Stacey was a smaller girl that was dating one of the South Africans and he left and she went ape shit and started banging everyone - she had a nice ass. Then there were the two Russian chicks, the Blond who was hotter but didn't screw around, and the dark haired one that was messing with my buddy Fransisco aka JR. Her last name was like Pussycat or something we just called her pussycat and that's all I remember her as.
     
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    Forgot I had a few on Facebook from when I was back there - threw them on here - this is what I looked like when I was out there as they are all from Butler and BIAP area:) Had to laugh as you See The Shark spray bombed in the bunker on first pic:)

    I look a bit different now - don't lift for size anymore more of a crossfit and HIT guy - shaved my head for years now and actually like no facial hair after all the military years, the pic with my youngest daughter is me nowadays, around 35lbs lighter and that old light and leathal saying definitely applies, not sure how I lived and did as well as I did carrying 23-245 around at 5'8 most of my adult life.

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    11B here.
     
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    8 years active 76-82. USAF Myrtle Beach AFB most of the time. Weapons Mechanic on the A-10. I love the A-10. We were the AF's first A-10 fighter wing. Awesome plane but the pentagon people have been in an all out effort to get rid of it. They are blind to the truth.
     
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    I have never served the military just made millionaires working:)
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    Thank you for your service!!
     
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