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MoNofletch
July 17th, 2006, 09:36 AM
I know a bunch of you guys and girls have served in the Armed Forces......How long and what branch?

U.S. Army 19K M1 Armor Crewman
1991-1998
Basic Ft. Knox
1991-1993 Ft Hood Tx 2nd Armor Div Hell On Wheels
1993-1995 Ft. Knox Ky. Armor School
1995-1996 Camp Casey Korea 4th I.D
1996-1998 Ft. Benning Ga 3 I.D.
7 years 6 months and 29 days :wink:

Punch_Master
July 17th, 2006, 10:27 AM
I have not served but I want to salute all of those who have. Thank you for your service.

Have a cold one on me. :darkbeer:

tmarch
July 17th, 2006, 10:34 AM
US Army 1968-1970.

BDHUNTR
July 17th, 2006, 10:39 AM
Always a Reservist!

1978-1980: 327th Aviation Co. Ft. Meade, MD
1980-1988: Det. 1, 190th Aviation Co. Ft. Meade, MD "The Spartans"

Honorably discharged in 1988 as Sgt. E-5.

Mono, I'd say you armor guys are nuts, riding around in tons of steel target, but a lot of arty boys used to say the same about us flying in a S-Hook. :usa2:

I still have a pack or two of playing cards that show Soviet armor and aircraft on the reverse. Glad I never really needed to differentiate whether it was hundreds of T-55's or T-72's coming across the East German border! :eek:

Labtek Rednek
July 17th, 2006, 10:50 AM
U.S. ARMY 91K (Medical Laboratoy Specialist)

1998 Ft. Leonard Wood, MO - Basic
1998-2000 Ft. Sam Houston, TX & West Point, NY - Medical Training
2000-2002 Mannheim, Gemrnay - USAHC (Health Clinic)
2002-2003 Ft. Lewis, WA - Madigan Army Medical Center
2003-2004 Ft. Detrick, MD - 520th TAML
2004-2006 Ft. Detrick, MD - 9th AML
(Both Bio-Warfare Agent Detection and Identification Units)
2006- Now Ft. Riley, KS - 4th IBCT (C co 610th BSB)

All in all 8 years in September, got a little more to do yet

nyhunter17
July 17th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I am currently enlisted under the 107th air refueling wing stationed in Niagra Falls NY, as a firefighter, one weekend out of every month i am there and also when natural disastors hit we will be activated and sent where we are needed

RCL
July 17th, 2006, 11:53 AM
I am currently enlisted under the 107th air refueling wing stationed in Niagra Falls NY, as a firefighter, one weekend out of every month i am there and also when natural disastors hit we will be activated and sent where we are needed
Hey NYHunter, I work at that stone quarry just north of the base.......
I've seen a lot of different aircraft flying in and out of there over the years.........here's one for you guys and your service for our country...........:darkbeer: :usa2:

Surfindakine
July 17th, 2006, 12:04 PM
1985 till Medical Retirement in 2000

MOS 96B, Intel geek

Served Germany (Frankfurt), Hawaii (twice), Iraq (twice), liaision with the Canadian Army, Colorado (learned to Bowhunt there), New Jersey, and with the JTF-Full Accounting (now they are called Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command) resolving MIA cases in Southeast Asia.

RicknKansas
July 17th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Air Force 1980-1986
McConnell AFB Kansas

Sleazy_E
July 17th, 2006, 12:31 PM
US ARMY 11B
Ft. Campbell KY was home base from 1996-2001
Hati 1996
Cross trained with 91B (now 91W) for deployment first part of 1997
Egypt 1997-part of 1998 .. Acted as a combat medic
1998 Change of jobs to battalion recon
2000 Back to line unit as weapons squad leader
2001 ETS after breaking left leg in 7 places during training

Spent the last 5 years trying to get back in... after 2 years convienced the VA my leg was fine and failed the hearing test. Now I am waiting on the letters to my congressmen to be processed so I can get back where I belong.

To all of those still in take my word for it you will miss it when it is gone... and if you are ever in Terre Haute IN. come by and I will buy you a beer.

swackhamer
July 17th, 2006, 12:36 PM
1987-1992 US Navy Submariner :darkbeer: :darkbeer: :wink:

blue thunder
July 17th, 2006, 12:42 PM
USN 1960-1964
Quanset Point Naval Air Station,RI. Crash & Rescue
Guantanamo Bay,Cuba Air Squadron VU-10

I would not trade this time for nothing.I have carried the pride from then untill now.

fireguy
July 17th, 2006, 01:58 PM
94-95 Reno Air Guard
95- now Alaska Air Guard.

I got back in January from a tour in Iraq.

Ken

Sleazy_E
July 17th, 2006, 02:30 PM
94-95 Reno Air Guard
95- now Alaska Air Guard.

I got back in January from a tour in Iraq.

Ken


Welcome Back Fireguy!!! this ones for you :darkbeer:

firestorm9mm
July 17th, 2006, 03:55 PM
four years army fort campbell.Airborne hooooooahhhhhhh

sagecreek
July 17th, 2006, 04:03 PM
3 years

US Army

Heidelberg, West Germany

1982-1985

desertgoat
July 17th, 2006, 04:10 PM
1974 1980 USAF Fixing F4 Radars, been fixing radars every since. Right now working on the Cobra Dane radar.http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/systems/images/cobra-dane-dfst8404789-s.jpg

nyhunter17
July 17th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Hey NYHunter, I work at that stone quarry just north of the base.......
I've seen a lot of different aircraft flying in and out of there over the years.........here's one for you guys and your service for our country...........:darkbeer: :usa2:

really, yeah i know where the ol quarry is we fly over it every now and then, amazing how you get on the net and find a friend who is quite near you

mdewitt71
July 17th, 2006, 04:56 PM
1990- NOW

1990- 1993, Ft. Bragg, NC
(Desert Storm, Mogidishu, Hurricane Andrew cleanup)

1994-1997, Panama, Central America
(Haiti, El Salvador, Columbia, Peru, Equador, Costa Rica, Honduras)

1997-2001, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Rifle Markmanship Instructor (hunting and fishing time):wink:

2001-2005 Bamberg, Germany
(OEF I, KFOR Kosovo, and OIF II)

2005- NOW, Ft. Riley, KS
(OIF III support, now waiting/wondering...)

2005Ultramag
July 17th, 2006, 05:50 PM
Thanks all.

I tried to enlist in the Air Force in 1981, and was turned down for(of all things) my driving record.:sad:

2 Ultras
July 17th, 2006, 06:11 PM
Hey guys, thank you for your service and my freedom.:thumbs_up :usa2:

Williamtell
July 17th, 2006, 06:46 PM
1987 USN Bootcamp, Aviation Ordnance School
1988 Aircrew School, VP-31
1988-91 VP-19 (Desert Storm)
1991-94 Houston, Tx Navy Recruiter
1995-97 HM-15
1997-99 USS Wasp (Bosnia)
2000-2003 NAS Brunswick, Me Weapons Station
2003-Present USS Kearsarge (Iraq 3 times, Afghanistan twice)
Plan to retire April 2007.:darkbeer:

Airhead
July 17th, 2006, 08:47 PM
11H TOW Anti-Tank Crewman

85-87 2nd ID Camp Howze Korea

87-89 5th ID Ft Polk

89-93 1/225 Inf Michigan Army National Guard

42WLA
July 17th, 2006, 09:31 PM
US Air Force Security Policeman

Lackland AFB, TX 1984

Chanute AFB, IL 1984-1986

Osan AB, Korea 1986-87

Clark AB, Philippines 1987-1988

Randolph AFB, TX 1988-1990

Incirlk AB, Turkey 1990-1992

Quantico Marine Base, VA 1992-1995

Ellsworth AFB, SD 1995-1998

Ramstein AB, Germany 1998-2002

Pope AFB, NC 2002-2006

Seymour Johnson AFB, NC --Moving next week

That is 11 bases in 22 years. I don't let grass grow under my feet. :)

Dchiefransom
July 17th, 2006, 09:32 PM
"Land is nothing but a navigational hazard."

Jul 1973-Oct 1973 Recruit Training Center, Orlando, Fl
Nov 1973-Dec 1973 MM "A" School, Great Lakes, Il
Jan 1974-May 1974 USS Hancock (CVA-19)
Jun 1974-Dec 1974 Nuclear Power School, Mare Island, Ca
Jan 1975-Apr 1975 Nuclear Prototype, Idaho Falls, Id
May 1975-Jan 1976 USS Hancock (CVA-19)
Feb 1976-Aug 1979 USS Wabash (AOR-5)
Jan 1981-Jun 1986 USS Kansas City (AOR-3)
Jul 1986-Jan 1990 Navy Recruiting District, Detroit
Feb 1990-Apr 1990 Senior Enlisted Propulsion Engineering Course, Great Lakes, Il
May 1990-Jun 1994 USS Pyro (AE-24)
Jul 1994-Jul 1996 NAVMARCORESCEN, San Jose, CA
David Ransom MMC USN(Ret)

MdBowDoc
July 17th, 2006, 10:34 PM
29 years, 11 months, 28 days (1970 - 2000). Then I turned the watch over to all the young sailors. "Thank You" for taking the watch over from me. I sleep very well at night knowing that your all on watch keeping everyone safe. :usa2:

ENCM (SW/DV/EOD/PJ) Ret. USN

homebrew
July 17th, 2006, 10:53 PM
USAF - worked on air-air & air-ground missles.
1979 - 1981 Aviano AB, Aviano Italy
1981 - 1983 Luke AFB, Phoenix AZ

rsw
July 17th, 2006, 10:55 PM
US Army: 1966-1993; Originally commissioned in armor with branch transfer to Aviation when branch was created; RVN; Korea; Germany; Ft Knox; Polk; Hood; Carson; Hunter AAF; Wolters; US Army and Defense Intelligence Agency representative to the Ministry Of Defence, London, England; and finished career as graduate professor at the Defense Intelligence College. Currently national security consultant to the US Army.

Cobra Gunship Pilot for 17 years; spec ops intel for 14 years; 18 years in and out of the pentagon;

mathews/fish
July 17th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Thanks all.

I tried to enlist in the Air Force in 1981, and was turned down for(of all things) my driving record.:sad:


My driving record prior to joining...15 speeding tickets, 3 wreckless driving. Two of the wreckless driving were 2 days apart from each other...and then actually wrecked the car. Police requested the body shop not repair my car until my last week prior to active duty. I was in delayed entry for 9 months.
I and 2 friends would jump the fence of the city pool almost every night after midnight. They were teaching me how to swim. Yeah, I know...18 yr. going into the Navy and not able to swim. Thought I should learn. The police later on came to my work...and thanked me for my service and being responsible while breaking into the pool. They let me know that they watched us for 2 months. We were never all 3 in the water. One was the lifeguard, while other instructed me. They said we were doing the wrong thing in a very responsible, and managed behavior.

Delayed entry Jan '76 to Sept. '76
Boot Sept '76 to Dec. '76
Great Lakes, IL; BE/E Dec.'76-
G. Lakes; FTA/Phase One
G. Lakes; FTA/Phase Two
G. Lakes; Temp. Staff (9 months)
Dam Neck, VA sometime in '79/ FTM/ ANSPG 55B Mod. 8 Radar School
U.S.S. Reeves, CG-24; Pearl Harbor, HI '79-'80
U.S.S. Reeves changed homeport after we radar operators set the record that to my knowledge has never been matched or broken to date.
Right out of the shipyard...we not only made our trajectory "hits" but we actually / physically touched 7 of the 8 drones targets with our missiles during Reftra. Why be close...when you can "get 'er done"
That changed our ships priority code for the entire fleet on the West Coast to OO1. We became the bad watchdog of the fleet. Whenever any country had a squermish...we were haze grey, and underway.
Homeport Yokosuska, Japan '80-'82
Cheated out of promotion...for temp. staff duty was at the request of the Navy...buy out of my classification.
I was 1st. of 13 of the 18 guys in my division to leave the ship. Something to do with a 32 yr. old Capt. from the C.N.O. staff in Washington. Youngest Capt. to ever have a command of a battle ship.
Another downer was 9 months of only 1 navy shower per week. At one point we had no water for a month. Talk about being ripe!!! :eek:

Radman
July 17th, 2006, 11:16 PM
US Army, 1969 to 1971
Ft Campbell Ky
Ft Leonard Wood
Ft Ord CA
Ben Hoa RVN

Hep
July 17th, 2006, 11:21 PM
11B1P

1988 - Basic- Ft. Benning GA. C 4/30th
Airborne School
Camp Hovey, Korea C 2/503rd
Ft. Campbell, KY. B 3/327th
Desert Storm

To All Who Served :darkbeer: :darkbeer:

alaskaarcher
July 18th, 2006, 12:49 AM
88-92 82d Abn Div Air Defender [DesShield/DesStorm]
92-93 USAR Parachute Rigger, then back to reality
94-98 82d Abn Div Parachute Rigger (Personnel Pack and Heavy Drop rigging)
98-01 JRTC Rigger Det Aerial Delivery
01-03 18th Abn Corps Parachute Office NCOIC
03-05 82d Abn Div Heavy Dro Rigging Site
05-Next 2-5 yrs- 4 BCT (ABN) 25th ID Ft Richardson, AK Aerial Delivery PSG (enroute to OIF):secret:


"Only two things fall from the sky... bird crap and Paratroopers; but only one comes at night and brings the fear of fears with them! Airborne!":darkbeer:

keenan
July 18th, 2006, 01:40 AM
U.S. Army 1980-1986 Ft Benning,Ft Leonard Wood and Ft Sill

BOHO
July 18th, 2006, 01:46 AM
I tried to get in the Army in 1990 I think it was. They wouldn't let me in though. :( I had hopes of becoming a sniper. Well I also want to Thank our Armed Forces for all that you do. God Bless America.

Dthbyhoyt
July 18th, 2006, 01:54 AM
US ARMY

Basic -Ft.Knox , KY 1981
AIT - Ft.Knox , Ky 1981
1st Duty Station - Ft.Benning , Ga 2/69th Armor 1981-1982
2nd Station -Mannheim Germany 3-8th Cav 1982-1984
3rd Station - Ft.Carson , Co., 1-10th Inf 1984-1986
4th Station - Nurnberg ,Germany 2-6th Inf. 1986-1989

specialK
July 18th, 2006, 04:27 AM
USN 88-92
89-92 USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
Cat man (worked on Catapults)

archer_nm
July 18th, 2006, 07:59 AM
Very proudly in USAF 1972-76 and have been in the service of our Govt. with the US Army Corps of Engineers going on 34 yrs (total Govt. time) will retire in Jan of 2008.:grin: :grin: :grin: :beach:

Finn
July 18th, 2006, 08:42 AM
Air Force / May 84 - June 99
USAF Reserves / Nov 99 - planned retirement Jun 2008

Currently on active duty recruiting Docs, Dentists and Nurses for the Air Force Reserve at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC. :)

nyhunter17
July 18th, 2006, 09:02 AM
the great thing is and im sure my fellow brothers will agree, being in the service does great things to your marksmanship

Tommy Chumley
July 18th, 2006, 09:26 AM
USN 1980 - 1986 Served mostly onboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
Discharged as a MM2
USNR 1987 - 1990 discharged for medical reasons as a MM1

hoyt3
July 18th, 2006, 09:52 AM
USN
january 23 1996 to december 13, 2002.
first three years I was on the USS ESSEX in San Diego. the rest of the time (minus boot camp and schools, just over three years) I worked at FLEET AREA CONTROL AND SURVEILANCE FACILITY in San Diego.

jcmorgan31
July 23rd, 2006, 09:03 AM
MOS: 11B3VF7

August 1991 Basic and AIT at beautiful Fort. Benning, GA
1992-1994 1 Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; Savannah, GA
1994-1997 101st ABN Pathfinder Detatchment; Fort Campbell, KY
1997-1998 18th ABN Corps Long Range Surveillance Co.; Fort Bragg, NC
1998-1999 82nd ABN Long Range Surveillance Detatchment; Fort Bragg, NC

8 fun filled years......wouldn't change anything if I had to do it over.

I never saw the real deal, so to all those thanking people for their service, thank those men and women who spent time in harms way......

cpt_70
July 23rd, 2006, 09:19 AM
dec 89 - mar 95
USAF

3 years Misawa AB Japan
3 years Hill AFB Utah

mttc08
July 23rd, 2006, 09:19 AM
USAF Security Police
1984-1988
Blytheville AFB, Arkansas
3 month TDY to saudia arabia

mike-uswest
July 23rd, 2006, 10:40 AM
U.S. Army-1961-1964 Medical Laboratory Technician
Fort Ord, California
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Fort Lewis, Washington, Madigan Hospital
Tripler Hospital, Oahu Hawaii

Mike

Huntin4Elk
July 23rd, 2006, 11:40 AM
I have never served however I have full admiration, respect and gratitude for those of you who do and have.

Thank you!!!!!!

ISAA_Archer
July 23rd, 2006, 12:24 PM
US Navy
MR3
1972-1978
USS Puget Sound AD 38
USS Sylvaina AFS 2

John

JCW
July 23rd, 2006, 07:55 PM
US Army 1986-1991
68X Apache Armament/Electrician
Basic- Fort Dix, NJ
AIT- Ft Eustis, VA
1 year Camp Casey, Korea C Co. 2nd AVN
3 years Ft. Cambell, KY H Co. 159th AVN
6 Months Desert Shield/Storm

Still working on the Apache and other Military Aircraft as a civilian.

Thank you to all who have served, and all that are still serving! My hat's off to you!

nybohunter
July 23rd, 2006, 08:22 PM
U.S. Marine

1989 to present.

A little over two years left. Been just about everywhere.

cassellm
July 23rd, 2006, 08:29 PM
25 Years United States Air Force. Just retired 1 March 2006.

EASTON94
July 23rd, 2006, 08:32 PM
I have not but I have all the respect in the world for those who have, heres a big thank you to those who serve and their families!!! :darkbeer: Easton94

clean shot
July 23rd, 2006, 09:04 PM
Marine Corps
11/22/87-11/22/91
Marine Detachment USS Theodore Roosevelt
2ND Battalion, 8Th Marine Regiment, Hotel Company, Camp Lejuene

docm
July 23rd, 2006, 09:32 PM
the wife and I both


USN 2001- Present.

great lakes 2001

Pesacola Fl 2001-2002

Jacksonville FL 2002-present.

Only 15 more to go...

tedlebo
July 24th, 2006, 05:13 AM
Army, '73 to '76.
Drove fuel tankers and munitions trailers in Virginia in 74 and half of 75.
Went to Germany with 1st Armored Division and drove generals.

Ted

pacman
July 24th, 2006, 07:17 AM
Police officer/SWAT guy 16yrs
USMCR 15 yrs. GySgt
Artillery Ops Chief (0848)
Scout/Sniper (8541)
SSP Plt. Sgt (0369)
DoS contractor DDM/PSS

Still trying to keep up...

leblanc822
July 24th, 2006, 07:56 AM
21 years, '83-'04. Naval Aircrewman (H-3 & H-60) and Rescue Swimmer
miss the flying

Shawn
July 24th, 2006, 10:31 AM
1986-1989 Pease AFB NH
1990-1993 Loring AFB ME
1994-1995 Osan AB Korea
1995-2000 Seymour Johnson AFB NC
2000-2006 Whiteman AFB MO
Oct 2006 Retire

SgtBoneCrusher
July 24th, 2006, 09:54 PM
USAF
1997-Present

Aug 97-Dec 97 Lackland AFB (Basic Electronics and Electronic Principles Course)
Jan 98-May 98 Ft. Gordon, Augusta Ga (Satellite/Wideband Comm Course)

June 98-00 Robins AFB, Ga --53rd Combat Communications Squadron
(one trip to Prince Sultan, Saudi Arabia)
June 00-01 Camp Humphreys Korea -- 607th Combat Communications Squadron
Jun 01-04 Ramstein AB, Germany --1st Combat Communications Squadron
(TDYs to the middle east, eastern europe, and Senegal, Africa)
Jul 04-present Robins AFB, Ga -- 51st Combat Communications Squadron

"NO COMM--NO BOMB"

the only place i haven't been is south america.....i cant wait to go!

LarryM
July 24th, 2006, 10:13 PM
U.S. Army 1973-1976.

hoyt19
July 24th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Thank you to each and everyone that has served.

JLMoore1956
July 24th, 2006, 10:34 PM
U.S. Army: April 1989 -- Present (yeah got a late start)

Been to Korea twice

Germany for 5 1/2 years
While there: Bosnia twice, Albania during Kosovo air campaign, then Kosovo

Now in Iraq and already know will be back in another year!

Zarathustra
July 25th, 2006, 12:35 AM
US Army 94-96 11M (Mechanized Infantry)

Ft. Benning GA (Basic)
Ft. Stewart GA

I’m glad I only signed up for two years.:)

Savannahsdad
July 25th, 2006, 11:01 AM
1983-1989
Combat Crew Communications
RAF Mildenhall UK 83-85
Loring AFB 85-87
2 years reserve duty 87-89
Honorable Discharge in 89

SilentHntr.
July 25th, 2006, 11:26 AM
1974-1975 Fort Jackson, S.C. and Fort Benning, GA. BCT, Infantry/airborne.

1975-1978 Fort Lewis, WA. Forces Command/2nd BN, 75th Ranger.

1979-1981 Somewhere in the World. Hot and Jungle like.

1982-1985 Lance Missile/Special weapons. 1 Bn 12th Field Artillery

1985-1986 Manchu Warrior, Republic of Korea DMZ. 2nd Infantry Division

1986-1990 MLRS, Fort Sill, OK. 6th Bn 27th Field Artillery

1990-1991 Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Task force "Gator"

1991-1993 MLRS, Fort Sill, OK.

1993-Patrick AFB FL. Special Duty.

1993-1995 Ansbach, Germany. Special Duty.

1995-1996 United States Field Artillery School, Chief of MLRS Division Fort Sill, OK.

1996-1998 First Sergeant, C Btry 6/27th.

1998-2000 Special Duty.

2000 Retired.:)

Had a great time serving with many wonderfull people, some happy memories as well as sad memories. Thanks to all who serve or served their country.

Dave
July 25th, 2006, 11:52 AM
My first ship was in the Persian Gulf in 1988-1989 USS LaSalle AGF-3

1989-1991 USS Thomas S.Gates CG-51.Served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm


Dave:darkbeer:

SgtBoneCrusher
July 25th, 2006, 10:34 PM
how many of you would trade your experiences for anything in the world.....definately not me....

how many of you guys still keep in touch with old drinkin' buddies from your days in the service....?

Sarge

Hep
July 25th, 2006, 11:01 PM
how many of you would trade your experiences for anything in the world.....definately not me....

how many of you guys still keep in touch with old drinkin' buddies from your days in the service....?

Sarge

I wouldn't trade a day,even for the winning lottery ticket! :darkbeer:
(well there was this time in Korea,we had a few to many and got restricted to our barracks. :wink: )

I keep in contact with two old buddies.More if I could find them now.


To All :darkbeer: :darkbeer: :cocktail:

rock monkey
July 26th, 2006, 12:11 AM
July 1985 - July 2005

86-89 SeaOpDet 1, USS Ranger-Whidbey Island
90-94 VA-304, NAS Alameda
94-96 VFC-13 NAS Miramar
96-99 NAS Atlanta AIMD
99-01 HSL-94 NAS Willow Grove
01-05 VP-64 then VR-64 NAS Willow Grove

we the unwilling
led by the unknowing
sworn to defend the ungratefull
doing so much with so little for so long
we are now capable of doing anything with nothing.

we are the full time reservists

when i was with the A-6 squadron, we carried a full-time flight schedule with detachments and qualifications just like a fully manned, regular navy A-6 squadron with 1/4 the people. that tour for me was my most personally rewarding. one of the hardest jobs, but damn workin on a flight deck as a final checker/trouble shooter 15 ft from 150db of pure jet at military is a rush no one can ever comprehend unless you were once one yourself. i wish they never got rid of that ugly workhorse we all loved, the sky pig. when we did our mission of landscaping and population control, it was like poetry in motion. there wasnt ordnance made that we couldnt carry and set on target. 12,000 lbs+ baby....2nd only to the b-52 at the time.

Led Zealot
July 26th, 2006, 12:31 AM
USN Corpsman

1976-77 CFAO Naha Okinawa
1978-79 USS Hector

mathews/fish
July 26th, 2006, 12:35 AM
we the unwilling
led by the unknowing
sworn to defend the ungratefull
doing so much with so little for so long
we are now capable of doing anything with nothing.


You stole our quote!
That was our divisions moto while I served on the U.S.S. Reeves
We were stationed out of Yokosuka, Japan for the last 2 years I was in.
After going through the proper channels to allocate the necessary electronic components to repair our radars, four total/ two forward and two aft./ we then made a field trip to down town Tokyo. We would repair circuit boards, rather than do the Navy way of easter egging. This way we had spare parts and upgrades :zip:
What would you do if your ship's priority code was 001???
The Sperry / Rand Corp. tech. reps. were sent to our ship to investigate how we set the records that we did...7 of 8 direct hits. We weren't satisfied with being within the "kill zone".
What the tech. reps. found amazed them. None of the 4 radars were identical any longer. We strengthened each one in whatever area it was weak in.
Two other members and myself were offered instant vocations upon our honorary discharge dates. Wonder why?
The radar that I worked on is the fore-runner of the AGIS System. We were breifed on AGIS, but it was not yet in the fleet when I got out. One of these days...I will post a photo of one of my missile firings that another ship's member took for us.
We felt invinsable with our capabilities...but Uncle Sam let us know that our life expectancy was only 18 seconds in an all out war. Humbling. :cry:

Sleazy_E
July 26th, 2006, 07:34 AM
I would not trade a thing.... even the worst day in Ranger school has been better than my best day a civilain. If could change just 1 thing I would have went ahead and let them do the surgery on my leg so I could have stayed in. (would ahve been half way to retirement by now)

oldbhtrnewequip
July 26th, 2006, 08:34 AM
1974 1980 USAF Fixing F4 Radars, been fixing radars every since.


No kidding :-).....I fixed IFF among other things on A4's, F4's, and CH 53's as a Marine from 77-81. Did a bunch of P3 navigation/radar repair as well because I was in a predominantly navy shop.

Been working in communications ever since too.

My son is a marine stationed at 29 palms. He's finishing up radio repair school and getting ready to head to Okinawa for a couple of years.

My dad also fixed radios as a marine.

hayman
July 26th, 2006, 09:01 AM
1983 - 1987
USN EN2
USS. Emory S. Land (AS-39) Norfolk Va.

Airhead
July 26th, 2006, 11:38 AM
I would not change a thing, serving my country made me a man. It taught me the meaning of personal responsibility and accountability. I recommend it to everyone. Seriously.

Had a great time in the process!:darkbeer:

I lost touch with the last of my comrades in arms a few years ago, But I did have the pleasure of taking my dad to his WWII reunion a couple years back!

gljones
July 26th, 2006, 01:24 PM
10 yrs Army

1BN-82FA Ft. Hood, Tx
1BN-15FA Camp Casey, Korea
21st Repl. Ft. Campbell, KY

JustinKansas
July 26th, 2006, 01:49 PM
Cool Post.

I served in the US Navy from 1999-2005

HM2(NAC) Justin Barrett
HCS-5 / Point Mugu, Ca ---then----San Diego, Ca

Flew as a Combat SAR Med tech in Navy HH-60H
Oh how I miss flying.
Now living in Kansas finishing school and getting married in September to the most amazing woman I have ever met. And she lets me hang deer heads on my wall....beat that!

JustinKansas
July 26th, 2006, 01:50 PM
I know I already post...but I forgot some stuff that I am very proud of..
I also served in the middle east in support of:
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
and
Operation "Get me out of this freekin heat"

Thanks

Shawn
July 26th, 2006, 01:53 PM
1986-1989 Pease AFB NH
1990-1993 Loring AFB ME
1994-1995 Osan AB Korea
1995-2000 Seymour Johnson AFB NC
2000-2006 Whiteman AFB MO
Oct 2006 Retire


I got my retirement orders today :RockOn:
Retire 1 Oct
20 years 1 month, six days

Been a great ride, even the deployments to the big sandbox. Godbless to all that are still serving.

SgtBoneCrusher
July 26th, 2006, 07:35 PM
congrats, i have 11 years and 25 days until i am eligible for those orders.....just looking to PCS here next year...

dbowers
July 26th, 2006, 07:41 PM
MARINE CORPS
4 Years

clayking
July 26th, 2006, 08:31 PM
how many of you would trade your experiences for anything in the world.....definately not me....

how many of you guys still keep in touch with old drinkin' buddies from your days in the service....?

Sarge

Well, there were quite a few days that I wish had never part of my life. I don't care what anyone says about combat, there is no glory, honor perhaps, glory no. Losing fellow soldiers whose life was taken for a cause abandoned by our government is not something that I cherish as a experience to be honored. No way, no how. Proud to have served my country, but far too many days of hell.

As for the buddies, we've long grown too far apart to maintain any kind of enduring relationship, though I still talk to a couple from time to time.

As for me, U.S. Army 1Lt., 1969 to 1973, 3 years, 10 months, 23 days. Polk (basic), Leonard Wood (AIT), Belvoir (OCS), Lee, Benning, and SEA.

Okie X
July 26th, 2006, 09:51 PM
3 years. U.S. ARMY

Parachute Rigger 82nd Airborne Ft. Bragg NC

:usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa:

SilentHntr.
July 26th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Would not trade it for anything, but would forget some moments of it if I could.

I keep in contact with a few of my friends and associates, we try to hunt together at least once a year. Sadly, some have past on and that is a hard cold fact of our proffession.

Maybe we should have a beer together in honor of all vets here on AT and elsewhere. Cheers :darkbeer: :)

164404

164405

wisc
July 26th, 2006, 10:17 PM
Presently still serving as an aviator in the Navy.
Joined in 1991.
Thank you to all who have served and to the ones who haven't served but show support.

dgf41
July 26th, 2006, 11:23 PM
83-89 FT. Campbell KY.
160 th S.O.A.R
NIGHT STALKERS DON'T QUIT
Beware of the black birds!

coloradodave
July 27th, 2006, 12:59 AM
Me too 42WLA...and a buncha others it looks like...

USAF - Law Enforcement Specialist 811X2

'80 - '81 Osan Air Base - Republic of Korea - 51st Security Police (nothing like the sound af a fighter running up its engines...or the smell of JP4!)

'82 - '84 Lowry AFB - Denver - 3415th Security Police

MarAgt
August 16th, 2006, 08:30 AM
MSgt USMC 1985 - Present

Currently at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

BillyRay
August 16th, 2006, 08:37 AM
Air Force
Security Forces

3 Jan 96 - 16 Nov 04

96-98 Malmstrom AFB, Montana
98-00 Büchel AB, Germany
00-04 Moody AFB, Georgia

Scooter_SC
August 16th, 2006, 09:28 AM
I was one of the Few and The Proud...

1993-1997

4641 - Combat Photographer

AK-AZ
August 16th, 2006, 12:42 PM
U.S. Army
1986-1990
Ft Richardson, Alaska

My hat is off to all who have served and my head is bowed for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

USNarcher
August 16th, 2006, 06:18 PM
As of Friday I am now Retired. 22 years, 7 months and 11 Days.

1984-1988 VP-50 NAS Moffett Field, CA
1988-1991 VP-48 NAS Moffett Field, CA
1991-1993 VP-40 NAS Moffett Field, CA
1993 VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, CA
1994-1996 VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, FL
1996-1999 VP-46 NAS Whidbey Is, WA
1999-2003 NAMTRADET NAS Whidbey Is, WA
2003- Last Friday - VQ-1 NAS Whidbey Is, WA

2 Ultras
August 16th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Congratulations on the retirement. You've earned it! Thank you for your service.

USNarcher
August 16th, 2006, 06:40 PM
It was my pleasure

USMCarcher26
August 16th, 2006, 06:58 PM
USMC 6154 Huey and Cobra Airframes and Hydraulics Mech.
6162 Presidential Helicopter Support Specialists.

MCAS Yuma AZ SAR and Quantico VA HMX-1

11-97 to present I'm getting out OCT. 9th 2006.

Semper Fidelis

jerrytee
August 16th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Royal Air Force, 1967 to 1995. Good luck to all those who go into harms way.

paintballtroy
August 16th, 2006, 08:14 PM
navy submariner here sonar technician been in almost 10 years stationed in connecticut now just got back in jan from a 3 year tour in sicily italy

Hep
August 16th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Would not trade it for anything, but would forget some moments of it if I could.

I keep in contact with a few of my friends and associates, we try to hunt together at least once a year. Sadly, some have past on and that is a hard cold fact of our proffession.

Maybe we should have a beer together in honor of all vets here on AT and elsewhere. Cheers :darkbeer: :)

164404

164405




:darkbeer: :cocktail: Cheers all.

ShootingABN!
August 16th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Just back from Iraq and love being back with my family!!!! Oh and An ice cold:darkbeer: !

1994 to present.
Haiti, Korea,82nd AIRBORNE DIV! JUMPMASTER! curently SFC in the reserves Drill Sgt!

Was an Adviser to Iraqi leaders on the battle field, small unit, of 9 men!:confused:

mulieslayer
August 16th, 2006, 09:09 PM
USAF 1988-92 pope afb (ft bragg) N.C.:)

3DZapper
August 16th, 2006, 09:23 PM
USAF 1966-1970 F-101 VooDoo Medicine Man 60FIS Otis AFB, Ma. Once they asked for volunteers for "Secret APO San Francisco", I figured maybe Thialand or 'Nam. Served with Arkansas ANG at Itizuki, Japan 68-69.

Rick

Hix
August 16th, 2006, 10:04 PM
1990-1999

July 1990 Basic: Ft. Jackson
63B (Light Wheel Mechanic) AIT

Feb 1991 Ft. Sam Houston, TX
91E (Dental Specialist)

1991-1994 Ft. Riley, KS
1994-1996 Yongsan, Korea
1996-1999 Ft. Campbell, KY

DENTAC!!:eek:

analog_kid
August 17th, 2006, 12:25 AM
US Army - Combat Engineer (12B)

1987 - Ft. Leonard Wood, MO - Basic
1987-1990 - Nurnburg, Germany - 16th Engr Bn., 1st Armored Div.
1990-1991 - Ft. Bliss, TX - 43rd Engr Co., 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
(includes Desert Shield/Desert Storm)

1991-1997 - Various units with the Army Reserve.

Elk in CO
August 17th, 2006, 12:46 AM
USAF 30Nov88 to 03APR92 Chanute AFB, Ill.

Got out on Friday and went back to work Monday as a civillian in the Civil Service. Closed the base in Sept. '93, stayed on with the caretaker until Nov. '94 and got the Heck out of the Midwest, back to the Great Northwest.

Big-Bore
August 18th, 2006, 12:35 AM
USAF Crypto Maint.
APR 92- Dec 92 San Antonio,Tx
Dec 92- Feb 96 HickamAFB, HI

Backstraps4me
August 18th, 2006, 08:15 AM
US Airforce: 84-88 Kessler AFB, Biloixi MS

The Bionic Man
August 21st, 2006, 12:12 AM
US Army 11C2H '79-'84

Started at Benning, then 101st, then 2d Div. Finally full circle back to Benning. Lots of school and TDY in between.

Tom

beauhunter69
August 21st, 2006, 02:51 PM
U.S. Army

1997 to 2005
2003 served in Iraq 101st AirBorne Hoooaaahhhh!!!!

crisi13
August 21st, 2006, 02:55 PM
I did 6 years in the Navy. I was on the USS Rainier (AOE-7) and the USS Bulkeley (DDG-84). My husband is a Chief who has 18 years in.

speedcam
August 21st, 2006, 03:00 PM
DESERT STORM.... full blown grunt!(infantry) Honorably discharged medical, one to many blows to the head -- siezures.:cry: i liked my job and did it well...


speed

J8 10-27
August 22nd, 2006, 06:01 PM
USMC, 1990, 0352 learned to kill people and blow stuff up.

MAL056
August 22nd, 2006, 06:15 PM
Us Navy '82-'92

Uss Stump
Uss Blakely
Uss Joseph Hewes

Robert58
August 22nd, 2006, 06:24 PM
Dec. 30, 1963 to Nov. 11, 1971

USS Cascade AD-16
USNSDT - Kinley Airforce Base, Bermuda
USS Gilmore SD-16

tjandy
August 22nd, 2006, 06:57 PM
US Army Reserves 1986 -1990

skyhiarcher
August 22nd, 2006, 07:38 PM
1981 - 1989 Army
82 - 85 1/17 air cavalry (EYES AND EARS OF THE 82ND AIRBORNE)
85 - 86 camp casey korea 2nd avn bn
86 - 87 82nd avn 82nd Airborne
87 - 89 7/159th avn bn Stuttgart Germany

old shooter
August 22nd, 2006, 09:29 PM
us army 1967-1970 back then back from nam mucked up meant bumped out disability was heck to survive on but I'm still here and wouldnt trade that worst day for 50 extra down the line :raised 2 kids and they are free to do what they want {THANKS TO THE REST THAT SERVED AND STILL SERVING] THANKS GUYS AND GIRLS

F16Mickey
August 22nd, 2006, 10:26 PM
USMC '92-'96 6541 Aviation Ordnance
'93-95 Iwakuni Japan
'95-96 Jacksonville Florida

'98-Present
Aviation Weapons Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Thanks to all that have gone before me and to those that will follow me.:darkbeer:

1moyard
August 22nd, 2006, 10:31 PM
4years in the Core 85 to 89
Spent most of it down south some will understand that.

This past month I enlisted in the Ky National Guard they were needing people and I felt that I still had some good years to offer.

gator
August 23rd, 2006, 12:55 PM
1989-1999 Active duty
1999-2002 Oklahoma National Guard
1990-1993 Ft Hood, Tx with a trip to Saudi Arabia and a later trip to Kuwait
1993-1996 Kitzingen, Ge with a trip to Bosnia
1996-1998 Ft Sill, Ok
1998-1999 Camp Casey, Korea C Co 702nd MSB 2nd Inf Div

cutter10x
August 23rd, 2006, 01:03 PM
Air Traffic Controller

united states navy............

1988-1992...uss tarawa......11 months in the persian gulf during first gulf war.

1992-1998....nas fallon nevada........

034life
August 23rd, 2006, 02:43 PM
Oct 91-Pres. 0341,0369,8411 1st bn 6th Marines, 3rd bn 8th Marines Instructor School of infantry, 2nd bn 8th Marines, Currently on Recruiting duty in Binghamton N.Y.:darkbeer: :darkbeer: :darkbeer:

jkcckc
August 24th, 2006, 03:16 AM
1999 - now - feb 07

USMC mechanic

1 sucessful combat tour (iIdidn't get killed)

Camp pendelton, camp Lejeune, Okinawa Japan , Camp Lejeune and Okinawa japan again.

MWSS 172
combat service support detathment 36
3rd batalion 8th marine regiment
2nd Combat Engineer Batalion
Marine Air Support Squadron 2

Time well spent

KOZMAN4907
August 24th, 2006, 08:28 AM
us army 31U MOS= combat signal suport (como puke!)
3 years in Bamburg Germany YA YA Bita!:rolleyes:
rest of the time state side.

ryan76chev
August 24th, 2006, 09:02 AM
1998 till now

11B3VB4 at Ft lewis, WA
OIF III Mosul, Iraq 04-05
then I went to the dark side....wocs and am now awaiting flight school at Ft. Rucker, AL :darkbeer:

trooper397
August 24th, 2006, 09:16 AM
3 years

US Army

Heidelberg, West Germany

1982-1985

My folks were stationed in Heidelberg then...where did you work? I worked at the BOQ/BEQ and VIP hotel at PHV.



Army brat here...Dad was a lifer, a few months shy of 30 years. Brother got back from Iraq a couple of months ago.



Thanks Guys for the service...wouldn't be here without guys like y'all.

brupp53150
August 24th, 2006, 09:52 AM
USAF
5th FMS - Minot ND
1987-1991

Q!!
August 25th, 2006, 07:38 PM
July 1991-January 1999 U.S. Army 91B(Medic) and then 91V(Respiratory Therapist)

1991 Ft Knox, KY-Basic
1991-1992 Ft Sam Houston, TX- 91B school
1992-1995-back to Ft Knox for my first assignment
1995-1996 Ft Sam Houston, TX- 91V school
1996-1999 Ft Sam Houston, TX-Brooke Army Med Center, Burn Unit

Served 8 proud years, and now wish I would have stayed longer. I miss it.

johnny liggett
August 25th, 2006, 07:56 PM
1989-1993,lackland,hahn ab germany,U.A.E(first gulf war),warner robbins afb GA.,emendorf afb AK,nellis afb NV,eglin afb FL,oregon national guard(portland),shaw afb SC,airframe mechanic on f-16's,f-15's,c-130's,c-141's.thank everybody who served(GOD BLESS YOU)

deardog
August 26th, 2006, 01:27 AM
U.S. Army
21 May 87 - Will Retire 1 Jun 07
14E: PATRIOT Missile System Enhanced Operator Maintainer.

CDay
August 26th, 2006, 12:37 PM
United States Air Force Feb. 1987 thru Feb. 1993

Fire Protection Specialist (57150)

Basic at Lackland AFB, TX
Tech School, Chanute AFB, ILL
Blytheville/Eaker AFB, AR June 1987 thru May 1990
TDY Assignment Honduras September 1988 thru January 1989
Gelana AB, Alaska May 1990 thru May 1991
Columbus AFB, Mississippi June 1991 thru February 1993.

Guide Pit
August 29th, 2006, 01:59 AM
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

91-93 Marine Corps Security Forces, Diego Garcia
93-95 3rd Light Armored Reconnaisance Battlaion, 29 Palms CA
95-98 3rd Marine Regiment, Kaneohe Bay HI

Semper Fi

USCG Barebow
August 29th, 2006, 12:07 PM
1983-1991 U.S. Navy Radioman
1991-Present U.S. Coast Guard

Just an idea here, how about next Feb in Vegas we all stop at the Riviera watering hole for an hour (or 4) of toasting the military.

dietz
August 29th, 2006, 03:22 PM
1988-1992
10th Mountain Division Fort Drum, NY 1-87th Inf

emsboss
August 31st, 2006, 06:30 AM
June of 81-Ft. Jackson SC Basic training D-4-1-3
June of 82 Ft. Sam Houston Tx 91-A training
May 81-Jan 87 WVARNG 1092nd ENGRS
Jan 87-Oct 91 Ft. Campbell Ky 101st ABN(AASLT) 326th ENGR BN
Sept 90- Apr 91 Desert Shield/Storm Combat Medic

Will NEVER regret the time I spent in the Military. I am still serving, just as a civilian...I am an R.N. in Alaska.

chongo
August 31st, 2006, 05:03 PM
USMC Reserves - 0331 Machine Gunner Scout Plt 4th MARDIV -

OIF - 1 Kuwait to Baghdad
OIF II - II Fallujah Nov. 2004

Getting MED SEP in 2 months

ryersonhill
August 31st, 2006, 05:29 PM
Ft. Sill OK basic spring 84
Ft. Knox Ky Ait left in Aug 84
Ft. Carson Colo for 3 great years
U.S. Army Track Vehicle Mechanic
4/61 Air Defense Artillary (if it flys it dies)

JCW
August 31st, 2006, 06:10 PM
1998 till now

11B3VB4 at Ft lewis, WA
OIF III Mosul, Iraq 04-05
then I went to the dark side....wocs and am now awaiting flight school at Ft. Rucker, AL :darkbeer:

Good for you! You won't regret it! I wish I had done the same.

smallgamehunter
August 31st, 2006, 06:25 PM
U.S NAVY 2000-2004

u.s.s pensecola

dc-3

longerbow66
August 31st, 2006, 06:43 PM
U.S NAVY 2000-2004

u.s.s pensecola

dc-3

SGH how's it going buddie! Nice to see ya in these part of the woods:wink:

gobblerslayer
September 10th, 2006, 03:41 AM
USMC all the way. MOS 7051, Aircraft Firefighter and Rescue Specialist. Been in 17+ years and still kicking.

6/89 Parris Island, SC
12/89-12/92 29 Palms, MWSS 173
1/93-1/96 Okinawa Japan, MWSS 172
1/96-3/99 Bogue Field, NC MWSS 271
4/99-6/02 Goodfellow AFB, TX (MOS instructor)
7/02-7/05 Cherry Point, NC H&HS
7/05-present Okinawa Japan MWHS-1

Hopefully headed back to NC in 2008 and then not sure. Could retire at 20 years but might go past.

Semper Fi!

gspjeb
September 10th, 2006, 10:37 PM
87 to present still serving in the Army at Ft. Bragg NC

smallgamehunter
September 10th, 2006, 10:53 PM
SGH how's it going buddie! Nice to see ya in these part of the woods:wink:
good to be here old friend

carteranderson
September 11th, 2006, 01:54 AM
YOU ALL !!


Those of us who didn't serve owe our freedom to you guys, and don't think for a second that despite Hollywood type complaints, we appreciate all that you sacrificed for us!
Carter

Duckster2
September 11th, 2006, 07:38 AM
1988- 1996
12B combat engineer

Leonardwood Mo.
Frankfort Germany
Desert Storm
Ft. Benning