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Veterans Unite.....

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

  1. Nov 6, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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    WkndWarrior

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    Very cool! I was at Lackland in Jan of 1998 and then Keesler through Oct '98. Ex-wife was a source of my getting out way too early..so I couldn't tell you my MOS (just can't remember the number and not at home to look at my paperwork) but I was Aircraft Guidance and Control on the EC-130E. Ended up stationed at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson. The Boneyard.. I grew up in Europe as an Army brat, so my first request was Ramstein..didn't luck out though
     
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    Still serving in the USAF... going on 23 years next April. I don't have any pics to show, but spent majority of my career in AFSOC.

    Florida
    Kadena, Japan
    Barksdale, LA
    Florida

    Grandpa was in the Army for a couple wars, made it home and passed a couple years ago of old age
    Older brother is retired Navy (submariner)
    Younger brother was in AF but got out after 10
    Bro-in-law retired Army

    Proud to serve and extremely proud of the rest of my brothers/sisters in arms!
     
  3. Dec 21, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    Miggykain54

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    3 years active Army 11c1p, 2 years Army wisconsin guard same mos! One free ticket to Afganistan. Mortars clear the way!
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2019 at 12:56 AM
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    SR5 Limited

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    The Ret. Major General went on to lead project manager for the new Woodrow Wilson bridge project. Got it done ahead of schedule and under budget. Now has a part in the new Army museum under construction. They delivered a Sherman Tank and built the walls around it can’t wait to see one in person. I will be spending Christmas with him.
     
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  5. Dec 22, 2019 at 3:07 AM
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    SR5 Limited

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  6. Jan 31, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    THANKYOU TROOPS!! Your Valentine’s Day card is in the mail!!!5F9FB645-0DE1-4212-B304-ED6F48534F64.jpgA57B7A38-9702-4FCB-86A8-B60ABD14F7B2.jpg
     
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  7. Oct 28, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Camp Ederly, Italy
     
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  9. Aug 3, 2022 at 2:03 PM
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    MOS 11B10- infantry. Drafted US Army Jun 1968
    Ft Ord basic training
    Ft Ord AIT training.
    M60 machine gunner.
    Spent 2 weeks in hospital with walking pneumonia while the rest of my unit shipped to Vietnam. Had to stay at Ft Ord extra 30 days while new orders were cut for me. Then shipped to Schoefield Barracks Hawaii, and assigned to the 29th Brigade. After about a year, 25th Infantry replaced the 29th Brigade and I was assigned to it. Spent the rest of my tour in Schoefield Barracks Hawaii, and discharged in July 1970. Hated the military and would D4030829-2209-4A1C-908A-10B89B120D70.jpg never re-up.
     
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  10. Aug 3, 2022 at 5:46 PM
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    If the mosquitoes were as bad as they are here I don’t blame you.
     
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    Camp Lejeune
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    Afghanistan
    Camp Lejeune
     
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    Thank you for your service! I feel like this thread should be a lot more active!
     
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    The MG is fine the ford made it back from Wisconsin and he had COVID.
     
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    He ran a Firebase in Nam named it camp Marge after his wife!
     
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    I served from 1981-2008 Marine Corps
    0311 3 years
    0411 24 years
    8511 (Drill Instructor) 1990-1992
    9915 (Staff NCO academy Chief Instructor) 1998-2001
    Retired as a MSgt from HQMC.
     
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    Served from 1997 to 2017 US Navy.
    97' to 02' Assault Craft Unit One (Sasebo, Japan) LCU-1627 and 1629
    02' to 05' SWRMC San Diego, Ca
    05' to 10' USS Boxer LHD3 San Diego, Ca
    10' to 13' USS Pearl Harbor LSD52 San Diego, Ca
    13' to 17' COMLCSRON San Diego, Ca

    Retired as a ENC in Dec of 2017. 20 years went by quick and I'd do it again. Especially on AMPHIB's, they hit different. Nothing like dropping off angry Marines to the fight
     
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  17. Aug 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    USMC 1977-1986
    6473, 6474 F-4 Phantom II radar Tech, I Level
    AFUN-P, BE&E, AVA, AFTA, AVI C-7 Schools at Millington, Tn
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    When I got out I was the senior Sgt in the Corps, whether Time in Grade, or Time in Service, you choose.

    Spent most of my time at MCAS Yuma, VMFAT-101, last year at VMFA-333 in Beaufort, SC

    Oldest daughter USN 20 years, retired as a Chief in the Supply side,
    Middle Daughter 8 years USMC, also Supply, did 2 years in Desert Storm. Got out a Cpl.

    Semper Fi, all!
    Pat☺
     
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  18. Aug 5, 2022 at 5:22 AM
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    Phantom,

    I remember being a Corporal for 39 months. Talk about being demotivated! Can't get promoted when the field is frozen!
     
  19. Aug 5, 2022 at 2:10 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    That was the trouble. Dead MOS, since they were getting rid of F-4's, going to the F/A-18s.

    Out of a field of 7 Sgt.s, 4 got promoted to SSgt. in the 7 years I wore three stripes. 1 got it as a consolation prize for flunking OCS as a Fatbody, 1 actually deserved the promo, one ws junior to me in all ways, including fit-reps, but apparently "knew" someone, and the last cross-decked to another MOS that needed SSgts badly.

    I got out as the last of the F-4 went to the boneyard. F/A-18 radars were set up so a trained chimp could fix them. Plug the plane into a computer, it told them what LRU to replace, we got the LRU, a box, plugged it in, it told us what board to replace. No more trouble shooting to a component, and then replacing it. Pull a board out, in goes a new one, done.
    I wasn't going to spend 8-10 months out of a year doing that, on a boat. Besides, I doubled my salary by getting out and taking the job I did, right then. Then, after 2 years dealing with the Israeli's, and wasn't THAT an adventure, I got the job as the lead E-Tech on the the survielance balloon. Stayed there, through the take-overs by the Air Force, and then Lockheed, whom I really didn't like, I retired for medical reasons. Almost 20 of my 30 years in Yuma were with the Balloon.

    Sorry, I ramble down memory lane sometimes...
    Pat☺
     
  20. Aug 8, 2022 at 4:28 AM
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    rphillips66

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    Phantom,
    I completely understand. I have seen Marine's get promoted that couldn't lead a pack of drunks to happy hour! I have found the Gov contracting gig to be well worth my time and their money.

    Allen
     

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