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March 21, 2006, 11:25 PM
who here is/was in the military?

<---GSC 19th SFG(airborne), Army

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March 22, 2006, 12:27 AM
Fellow ARMY vet here. Basic at Ft.Dix, AIT and Ft. Huachuca and the aditional training on the bay for CID later. I was in MI for the first few years as a 96B then moved to CID work. Got my commision after graduating college/ROTC. :)

M2 Carbine
March 22, 2006, 12:53 AM
Started 1955.
Army-Chief Warrant Officer helicopter pilot.
Thirteen years total.

March 22, 2006, 01:09 AM
Shot the m16 during basic training, never touched another firearm (not by choice, though) until just a few months before I got out.

Army, 1993-1996

MSgt B
March 22, 2006, 01:34 AM
ch-Air Force, Power Point Ranger.

We have a special job opening for all Marines who would like to cross over.
See attached.

March 22, 2006, 02:14 AM
USAF Aeromedical Evac.

Darth Ruger
March 22, 2006, 02:21 AM
U.S. Army, '84-'94
Desert Shield/Desert Storm, '90-'91

March 22, 2006, 02:53 AM
migoi - 9 years USN
mrs. migoi - 29 years USN
migoi-ette - working on her 1st year of USN


March 22, 2006, 03:53 AM
Currently in the Marine Corps deployed to Ar Ramadi, Iraq. 0351 infantry assaultman out of 29 "Worst place in America" Palms, CA.

MSgt: gimme a coupla years and I'll take you up on it. :)

March 22, 2006, 03:53 AM
US Marines

1997-2002 Active
2002-2005 Reserve

MOS 2847 - Telephone Systems/Personal Computer Intermediate Repaire

March 22, 2006, 05:03 AM
AF LE Specialist; Wright-Patterson AFB and Rhein Main AB '77 to '82.


Ala Dan
March 22, 2006, 05:14 AM
U.S. Army medic here (91A10) 1965-1967
Basic Training - Ft. Benning, GA
Medic Training - Ft. Sam Houston, TX
Permanent Party- 18th Surgical Hospital, Ft. Gordon, GA

March 22, 2006, 05:14 AM
US Army



March 22, 2006, 05:44 AM
U.S. Army Retired, I now teach at the Ordnance Center and School.

Spiphel Rike
March 22, 2006, 06:03 AM
Australian army reserve. Not a bad thing at all.

March 22, 2006, 06:52 AM
1967-1972 - tough years to be in a uniform in certain locations.:scrutiny:


I attended USAOC&S in Late 1967 - 45B20:)

Other MOS were 76Y30 and 13A10 (what? - speak up:rolleyes: )

Browns Fan
March 22, 2006, 08:05 AM
Retired out of the 3rd SFG. Spent most of my career in the 82d Abn.

March 22, 2006, 08:08 AM
Army. 1979-1983. Repaired HAWK anti-aircraft missile system. MOS 24L.

March 22, 2006, 08:09 AM
Army - 5 years
51-T (Technical Engineering Specialist "Civil Engineer") as an enlisted man
Combat Engineer as a LT (Blow stuff up!)

Chuck R.
March 22, 2006, 08:18 AM
Army Retired 21 Years, 8 Months, 20 Days:

78-81 Army Active MP
81-87 RIANG MP
82-85 ROTC SMP
87-05 Army Active Field Artillery

Overall 26+ years, I now work for a defense contractor.


March 22, 2006, 08:20 AM
USN (Ret) - 1973 to 1995

March 22, 2006, 08:22 AM
Active army infantry 00-03
discharged 03... started college, musical career, etc...

oct 05... WHOOPS... army is missing recruiting goals, better call some IRRs back! Here I am again. E-5, team leader in the 34th infantry division, waiting to go to Iraq in somewhere between 1 and 2 weeks.

:-D Now thinking about staying in the guard.

Taipei Personality
March 22, 2006, 08:29 AM
US Air Force 1976 - 1997. Avionics maintenance on F-15A - Es.

I wised up the last six years I was in. I saw a bunch of senior NCOs retiring and not being able to find a decent job, so I took a CLM job on the commander's staff and started going to school full time. I retired with not as much rank but with an MBA. Best decision I ever made.

March 22, 2006, 08:32 AM
US Army Airborne Infantry 1986 - 1990
[82nd Airborne and 194th Armored Brigade]

Soldier. Great-grandson of two soldiers. Grandson of a soldier and a sailor. Great nephew of two soldiers, two marines and a sailor. Nephew of two airmen, two sailors, and one marine. Son of an airman. Father of a soldier.

March 22, 2006, 08:36 AM
45 Bravo
18th Airborne Corps
Ft Bragg N.C.

March 22, 2006, 08:39 AM
CH-46 Crew Chief and avionics tech.

Fired an M-2 more than anything else.

March 22, 2006, 08:43 AM
MSgt B, any takers yet? :D

March 22, 2006, 08:44 AM
USAF in the 70's
19TH Bomb Wing
Nav Aids Repair on B-52G's and KC-135A's

The worst job I ever Loved! :)


March 22, 2006, 08:50 AM
ETCS USN (Ret) 1949-1968... Destroyerman


March 22, 2006, 09:03 AM
USAF 1992-2000, 462/2W1 aircraft armament, weapons load crew chief

389th FS - Mountain Home AFB, ID :)
22nd FS - Spangdahlem AB, Germany :)
35th FS - Kunsan AB, The ROK :barf:

and a million deployments in between

March 22, 2006, 09:25 AM
Active Duty US Navy Helicopter Pilot.

Currently flying SH-60B's out of Mayport, FL

Summer 04, Persian Gulf/Iraq Oil Platform security (KAAOT/ABOT) and JFK CVBG surveillance.
Summer 05, Baltops (Latvia, Germany, Finland, Sweeden)
JTF Katrina, cargo transport, SAR, airborne Mededvac.

March 22, 2006, 09:33 AM
USN, '91-'98

Drove tin cans around the Pacific, mostly.

March 22, 2006, 09:37 AM
year 3 in the US Army MP Corps 1st Cav Div (Wolf Pack)

March 22, 2006, 09:40 AM
MOS 1833 Amphibious Assault Vehicles

All the guys that say they're the first ones to the fight, well, we're the ones who take them there.

March 22, 2006, 10:02 AM
19D in 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Budingen, GE, Aug. 2001-2005. Iraq 2003-2004

March 22, 2006, 10:03 AM
AGM28 Houndog and ADM20C Quail missile junkie. Spent 1967/68 at Utapao Thailand maintaining B52 bomb racks ( external bomb racks were mounted on Houndog pylons). Ears went bad and had to get out......chris3

March 22, 2006, 10:10 AM
2000-present NYARNG 11B Infantry
going to MP school in August, but because the way STAP is run, i won't be promotable until fiscal year 08, even though I'm in the top ten in my region for both MOSs, should be having that 5 pinned on this year, but have to wait some more.

March 22, 2006, 10:37 AM
Adak Naval Air Station, '74 -'76
N.M.C.B. 40 ('Fightin Forty) '76-'78

Re-up'd in '79, blew out my knee three weeks later & got a medical discharge.

March 22, 2006, 10:49 AM
I was in Army JROTC in high school...loved it!

March 22, 2006, 11:24 AM
8 April 1986 - 1 May 2006, retiring after 20 years and 22 days.

(Enjoying my terminal leave right now, doing the resume'/job hunting thing)

Since folks are posting pictures, here's my normal day at the office before I left on terminal leave. Name that jet! (Count the throttles or gauges, hint, hint)

March 22, 2006, 11:33 AM
Active duty Air Force.
E-7 at 20 + years and still going.
Still involved in turning sorties with the A-10.

Gehewr98, enjoy it brother, you deserve it!

Since we're posting assignments;

1985-1990 353rd FS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC
1990-1992 81st TFW Det 2, Leipheim AB, Germany
1992-1994 354th FS, McChord AFB, WA
1994-2000 70th FS, Moody AFB, GA
2000-2002 355th WG, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
2002-2003 25th FS, Osan AB Korea
2003-Present 355th WG Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

March 22, 2006, 11:34 AM
MM1 (ret), USN 70-76

Thumper, you know any of the EOD guys in Panama City?

March 22, 2006, 11:36 AM
US Army. 1/84th FA 9th Infantry Division, 13 Bravo (Cannon cocker, love those 155s).
1/73 to 9/75.
Every able bodied man in my family has done a hitch in the Military.

March 22, 2006, 11:41 AM
USCG Gunner's Mate, then after a hitch as a civilian, finished 22+ years in uniform as US Army Airborne Infantry. Just Cause, Desert Shield/Storm

March 22, 2006, 12:29 PM
USNR 1962-3; USN 1963-88.

March 22, 2006, 12:35 PM
USN 2001-2006 (just got out on March 5th). I was an AT (avionics technician) E-4 (knee problems kept me from taking the advancemet :()
2001 6 Mo NATTC Pensacola,FL (A school)
2001 6 Mo MCAS Miramar, CA (FRAMP)
2002-2004 AIMD NAS Oceana, virginia Beach, VA (shore duty)
2004-2006 AIMD NAS Whidbey Island, Whidbey Island, WA (SEAOPDET) Served on the USS Roosevelt, USS Nimitz, Uss Enterprise

March 22, 2006, 12:38 PM
USMC 1983-1987
Golf Co. 2/4
The Magnificent Bastards

March 22, 2006, 12:40 PM
USN 1996 - 2000

Two deployments on a tin can to the North Atlantic and one to the gulf onboard USS JFK for operation southern watch.

VMI 1991
March 22, 2006, 02:20 PM
Active duty Navy. Ship driver, currently in Norfolk.

El Barto
March 22, 2006, 02:31 PM
10 years Navy, Submarine Yeoman.

USS Baton Rouge (SSN 689)
USS Pasadena (SSN 752)

March 22, 2006, 02:33 PM
<----- '01-'03 US Army 3/29 Field Artillery 4 ID " The one and only KING OF BATTLE"
'04-Present US Coast Guard ET @ C2CEN Portsmouth ISC

March 22, 2006, 02:41 PM
Navy Aviation Electrician, Petty Officer 2nd class.

- HSL-30 Kaman H2 (Helicoptor Anti Submarine Squadron). Norfolk, VA. 84-87. Stateside shore duty for my first tour.

- AIMD 620 Whidbey Island. (Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department) Sea Operational Detachment assigned to support sea going A6, EA6B, aircraft aboard the USS Ranger and USS Lincoln. Aircraft Generator Shop on both boats. Indian Ocean Yaught Club 87'. Persian Gulf 89'.

Got out in 91 just before being deployed as support for Desert Storm when a buddy volunteered to take my next sea assignment. THANX MIKEY GARZA! I had shore duty orders sitting on my desk to stay at Whidbey but ended up getting out when my enlistment expired.

I had a job waiting for me on the outside. Wife, bun in the oven, You know... I never regret joining. Never regret getting out.


March 22, 2006, 02:50 PM
US Army, Ft. Ord, CA 86-89.


March 22, 2006, 02:53 PM
I did my basic at Fort Ord in 1/73. It really sucked.:neener:

March 22, 2006, 03:38 PM
USN 84-88
USAR 88-92
USCG 92-present

BMC, but I identify more with being a Surfman.

March 22, 2006, 03:40 PM
USMC 79-81
MOS 0331 81mm Mortors
2nd Bat, 3rd Mar Dev, Camp Le June NC

Phantom Warrior
March 22, 2006, 04:12 PM
Army here. 11B, Infantryman.

Currently working in the S-3 shop of 1-18 Infantry Battalion in Germany. I'm aspiring to go to Officer Candidate School, but it looks like we are going to Iraq in June. So that'll probably have to wait a year.

March 22, 2006, 04:17 PM
that's nuclear submariner....

9 years sailing the seven seas (well....some were parked in the shipyard)

March 22, 2006, 04:32 PM
Navy, Enlisted and Officer
1975 thorugh 2005
E-1 to O-6

Big Larry
March 22, 2006, 04:39 PM
USAF, 1976-1980 LE Specialist. I believe we're called Security Forces now. Was at RAF Upper Heyford, and Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. Was on Tac team in Europe.

March 22, 2006, 04:51 PM
USMC 90-94
PLT 1020

USAOC&S - 2111

VMFA-115 91-94

March 22, 2006, 04:52 PM
USMC 97-01

MSgtB- Thats one of the funniest pictures I've ever seen, for so many reasons!


March 22, 2006, 05:10 PM
31Chuck - 83-86 USAR
ROTC SMP 86-87
31A - 87-91 Active, Baumholder, FRG
31A - 91-96 USAR

Enlisted Signal, Officer MP.

March 22, 2006, 06:05 PM
45 yrs USN. 1956 -2001, 18yrs, 9 mo's 10 days ( I forget the hours minutes and seconds) Active Duty. The rest in Fleet Reserve and sworn USN Civil Service, Loved every bit of it.

March 22, 2006, 06:11 PM

March 22, 2006, 06:23 PM
USN - 30 years active from 1970 to 2000...

March 22, 2006, 06:24 PM
U.S. Army. '83-'91.


Currently police officer in bush community.

March 22, 2006, 06:41 PM
Suprise ! I was beginning to think I was the only "Puddle Pirate" here.

USN 1982-1994
USCG 1997-present.

Search and Rescue type dude.

half elf
March 22, 2006, 07:09 PM
USN SEP1983-SEP1989 E-4 out
USA AUG1990-AUG1994 E-5 out
USAR AUG1994-MAR2000 E-5 out
USAFR MAR2000-Current E-6 and still going
My CO thinks I might be eligible for a "Joint Service Medal" just by deploying.:D

March 22, 2006, 07:45 PM
US Army 1980-1986, 1990-1992, 95BR3 & 55D20

March 22, 2006, 07:48 PM
Hey Halfelf,

You staying one step ahead of the MP's or just shopping around for enlistment bonuses ????


March 22, 2006, 09:19 PM
NY State Guard
12 Bravo
2003 to present
2/102 Engrs

March 22, 2006, 09:36 PM
USN, 1984-1990
SSN 708, USS Minneapolis St. Paul

March 22, 2006, 09:45 PM
ARMY 65' to 68'
Fort Leonard Wood-basic
Fort Dix-Advanced Infantry-lost my ears, went to transportation corps
Patton Barracks- Heidelberg Germany 64C40 Truckmaster SGT E-5

CA State Military Reserve 04' to now. Division of CA Army NG.
31B-SSG Provost NCO
40th ID DSB

Any California guys or gals -- Want to join, give me a call.


March 22, 2006, 11:22 PM
I was in the Marines.


March 22, 2006, 11:43 PM
Retired in 1995 as SCPO (E-8), 26 years USN, Gunnersmate Missiles (Terrier) and Guns 5"/54 MK42 that also included an enjoyable (fun) 3 years with SEAL Team 3 (Jun90-Oct93).

USS Fox DLG-33 (CG-33)
Instructor GM School Great Lakes
Out 1976-1978
USS Gridley CG-21
FTG San Diego
USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8

ETCss Phil McCrackin
March 23, 2006, 12:18 AM
Electronics Technician 1st Class Submarines (E-6)


Currently serving on board the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737B)

March 23, 2006, 03:18 AM
US Army 1981 to 84
2/75th Rangers FT Lewis, WA and Charlie Airborne FT Richardson, AK 11B1P

March 23, 2006, 05:15 AM
US Army 1983 to present. 11B4V. Currently at Bragg, getting ready to PCS to Ft Sill. Don't ask me why an infantryman is going to an artillery post, I'm still trying to figure that one out myself.


March 23, 2006, 05:51 AM
USMC 1996-2001 - active duty
USAR 2003-current

I'm trying to decide if the AF of CG is next....:rolleyes:

1911 guy
March 23, 2006, 07:29 AM

March 23, 2006, 08:11 AM
Gewehr98, looks like 8 engines, 4 per side. The only bird I know is a B-52, but I didn't think there was that much glass on them.

Oh yes, I was USAFR

March 23, 2006, 08:21 AM
MM3 75-80
USS Albert David (FF-1050)
USS Buchanan (DDG-14)

A-Gang mostly but spent plenty of time in the hole.

Not a Wog! :D

My favorite picture of the Buchanan:


March 23, 2006, 10:17 AM
USMC, 84-90

March 23, 2006, 10:53 AM
6 Years, 80 - 86. 1st Inf. Div then the 101st. Enlisted two months after arriving from the U.K. Felt if I was going to live here I owed something. Never regretted it either.

March 23, 2006, 12:59 PM
Finnish Army 1989-1990, in reserve until I'm 60. TOW specialist, 2nd platoon leader, some kind of a sergeant (about 1.class in comparison I think).

Not that I had much say in the matter. Finland is strictly conscription zone. I recommend that heartily... the implications are numerous and all for the common good.

March 23, 2006, 02:35 PM
Suprise ! I was beginning to think I was the only "Puddle Pirate" here.

USN 1982-1994
USCG 1997-present.

Search and Rescue type dude.

What am I chopped liver!!:D :D

Sgt Stevo
March 23, 2006, 02:42 PM
Army, 1984-2005. OIF -1 , Desert spring, Gulf -1 Lots of cold war boring stuff.

17 countrys, 11b, 92b, etc as far as mos stuff.

Now a Bored as hell vet, So I am going to work for the VA.

To all you guys and gals still in, thanks. Be happy. even though it can suck. This is the best time of your life. You will look back and morn the life of a warrior. You will miss the rush, and friends and even the drama.

I wish I could do it all again. Except the last injury that ended my carreer.

God bless ya.

March 23, 2006, 04:01 PM
I'm currently at the USAF Academy and will be commissioned as a 2Lt. on 31 May.

oh...and Gewehr98, looks like a Buff to me...what else has 4 double engine nacelles...

March 23, 2006, 04:31 PM
USMC 89-93
MOS 4321 (Print Journalist)

March 23, 2006, 04:49 PM
US Army 25Q (communications) currently in Baghdad.

But i could be jumping up north to run communications for 101st.:cool:

March 23, 2006, 05:13 PM
Retired AF SMSgt, paralegal type.

76-80 - Barksdale AFB, LA
80-82 - Griffiss AFB, NY
82-85 - Andersen AFB, Guam
85-89 - Oslo, Norway
89-92 - Mtn Home AFB, ID
92-95 - Andersen AFB, Guam
95-96 - Maxwell AFB, AL

March 23, 2006, 05:13 PM
My platform.

March 23, 2006, 05:21 PM
13E, Cannon Fire Direction Specialist
HHB 2/36 FA and HHB 2/34 FA,
Ft Sill during the whole hitch - 1976-80

March 23, 2006, 05:23 PM
Army Professional Bullet Decelerator.......69-71

March 23, 2006, 05:28 PM
US Army, 81-84, Unit Supply Specialist,

Our motto: "I stay in the rear with the gear and the beer, when the infantry leaves, I wave bye-bye and stay right here.":D

March 23, 2006, 05:53 PM
My biggest regret in life is not joining the Air Force to be a fighter pilot. I'm happy where I am now, though. I won't shed too many tears.

March 23, 2006, 06:41 PM
USAF 1950 until 1970 Msgt retired.:)

Combat crew duty in B-29s, B-50s, B-36s, KC-97s, and KC-135s.

SAC, 'Peace Was Our Profession'

March 23, 2006, 06:43 PM

nuke machinist mate
6 unforgettable years in a black tube(well, four and a half, not including training)
1999-2005. SSN-709
Good old Rickover.
Sometimes, I do miss the comradery. I don't think you can ever find that sort of brotherhood on the outside.

March 23, 2006, 07:05 PM
I don't post here often, but for this one:

Former 11H (TOW missiles, hey igor!) until the Army deleted my MOS and blessed me as 11B. 16 years so far, all in the VAARNG. No deployments yet, but I still have 4 years to go! Air Assault school Nov '04 at the ripe old age of 39 was a blast! I was in the top 10 age-wise out of 141 grads. HOOAH!

Congrats, everyone here, and thank you for your service to your country (wherever it may be).

half elf
March 23, 2006, 07:43 PM
I have 22.5 yrs of service, and only 2 reenlistments. I reupped for 3yrs in the Army reserves, got a MRE for a bonus, repped in the Air Force reserves got a T-shirt for the bonus on that one.

Harry Paget Flashman
March 23, 2006, 09:01 PM
USN 1965-1991. RD1, OS1, EWCS(SW), CWO3, LT

GLAKES Boot Camp 65
RD"A" 66
DE-1027 66-67
DDG-5 68-70
CLG-5 70-72
EW"A" 72-73
CVA-19 73-75
FF-1071 75-77
FTGPH 77-81
OCS June 6-9, 81 :barf:
CincPacFlt 81-82
FFG-9 82-86
NTTC Corry 86-89
CG-55 90-91

Shanghai McCoy
March 23, 2006, 09:41 PM
USN here.Engineman 3rd, Diver 1st class.73-77.Was on the Tender USS Proteus,Guam and the ASR USS Coucal.
After that I was in the USCG Reserves for about 6 years and a Merchant Marine Engineer.Spent more time at sea as a civilian but the pay sure was better...

March 23, 2006, 09:55 PM
Retired Special Agent, US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID).

Carried my Gov't issue S&W Model 10 24/7 most of that time.

Wanted to retire with 20 yrs & 4 days, but we were having a little disagreement with the gentleman in Iraq at the time, so I had to stay for an extra 6 months, defending Atlanta with my .38 Special & 12 rounds.

Did a helluva job -- Not a single Iraqi got through! :neener: :neener: :neener:

March 23, 2006, 09:56 PM
USMC '94-'99, Sgt, 0231 Intelligence Specialist.

Marine Aircraft Group 36, Okinawa, Japan
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, CA



March 23, 2006, 10:19 PM
Hell, I'll add my two cents.

USAF, '96-present 1N1, Imagery Analysis or whatever they call it these days.

96-99 Davis-Monthan AZ, 612 AIS
99-06 Beale AFB CA, 13 IS/548 IG
December 06...Osan, ROK here I come.



Old Dog
March 23, 2006, 10:22 PM
Guess it's time to chip in ...

USN from 1979 until a couple months ago ... even got the chance to put my boots on dry land and carry a gun in some cool (and hot) places. More'n twenty-six years of fun ... already missing the cameraderie and the action; where'd the years go?

Still have some fond recollections of Olongapo City, too ...

March 23, 2006, 10:37 PM
USArmy '75-'81
USAR '81-'86
E6 when I ETS'd.

God, I can't believe it was that long ago.:eek: Sometimes seems like last month.:)

March 24, 2006, 12:43 AM
Sgt, USMC. 90-01. 7372, Aerial Navigator (KC-130's).

VMGR-152: 92-96
VMGRT-253: 96-01

March 24, 2006, 12:59 AM
67-70 U.S. Army (68-69 RVN)- 45B20
73-2004 Wyo. ANG (N.D.I. Tech.)
Retired 27 yrs active.

March 24, 2006, 01:42 AM

'Nuff said.

March 24, 2006, 08:57 AM
US Army 13F Forward Observer 81-04.
81-84 Kitzingen, Germany
84-89 Ft Ord, CA (Panama 3 times, Honduras twice)
89-91 Neu Ulm/Augsburg, Germany (Desert Shield and Storm)
91-95 Ft Drum, NY (Panama 3 times, Somalia, Haiti)
95-96 Camp Stanley, Korea
96-04 Ft Sill, OK (Korea 4 times)
04-Present Ft Sill, OK I'm still here working as a civil servant.

March 24, 2006, 09:48 AM
My Dad: USMC 1940-1952

Me: USMC 1971-1999, Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant

My Son: USMC 1983-1991

Plus 3 uncles and 1 great uncle (KIA @ Corregidor) served in the Marines.

One of my Dad's brothers retired from the USN as a CPO...he was always the odd one in the bunch.

My family has always believed in "doing our bit".

March 24, 2006, 10:05 AM
After reading all these military service dates.I am really feeling old.

March 24, 2006, 11:13 AM
1999-2005, US Army Signal Corps, 31U (now 25U)
Dec 14, 2005-Present, Civvie, and loving it

Six years was enough for me, I guess I'll join jkswiss' PAPERCLIP group.

March 24, 2006, 11:52 AM
USN 1984-present

Currently a Senior Chief Helicopter Crewchief/Rescue Swimmer, mainly flying the H-3 and H-46.

I spent my first 3 glorious years of fleet time in Cubi Point, Philippines (Station Dito!:what: )
Spent most of the rest of the time split between Guam, Pensacola and San Diego.

March 24, 2006, 01:05 PM
USN 1985-Present

March 24, 2006, 01:44 PM
Vietnam 68-69

March 24, 2006, 04:38 PM
I'll be shipping to Army BCT sometime this summer.

March 24, 2006, 05:08 PM
Army. 1979-1983. Repaired HAWK anti-aircraft missile system. MOS 24L.

Hey, Gadsden! Another HAWKer on the board!


Started out 11B (grunt)
Then went to 16D (IHAWK Missile Crewmember, aka Rail Ape)
Then to 24N (CHAPARRAL System Tech)

Total, almost 15 years.


Cannon cocker, string puller, and general bringer of the pain: USMC Artillery, C Btry, 1/12 Marines, 2001-2005.

March 24, 2006, 05:20 PM
Well lets see, Army 81-85 as a 19D-P4 (Scouts out)
USCG 87-91 motor killer(MK) Deep freeze 88 Solo Below, first time a ice breaker went to Antartica alone(the Polar Sea broke down on the trip down:scrutiny: Polar Star did it all:D )

March 24, 2006, 05:40 PM
USMC 1960/1964.

Parris Island
Camp Pendelton
Okinawa (Camp Swab, Floating battlion)
MCRD San Diego
1st Mar Div, 3rd Mar Div

It was a great ride!

March 24, 2006, 05:52 PM
USMC 1980-1988

March 24, 2006, 06:40 PM
US Army
95B10 Military Police
95C10 Corrections

Operation Just Cause (Panama)
Desert Shield/Storm

Ft. Mcclellon, ALA.
Ft. Riley,KS
Ft. Davis, Panama
Ft. Knox, KY

Of the troops, for the troops!

March 24, 2006, 06:49 PM
USCG 86-89

March 24, 2006, 06:55 PM
South African Defence Force - 1984-1988 (SA/Angolan war)
Started as Rifleman - finished as 2Lt, Air Traffic Control.

March 24, 2006, 07:55 PM
U.S Army Infantry
stationed at Ft. Riley
two combat tours, OIF
bradley driver, then gunner, rifleman and all that jazz

going to pldc soon, e-5 board in May.
thought about reclassin' but there is no other job I would do.

March 24, 2006, 09:30 PM
Well, I guess US Air Force technically counts...


92-96 30454, 2E153 for you newer folks.

March 24, 2006, 11:46 PM
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, Retired Reserve, 21 years service. Every minute of my time was in Tactical Communications, working with Cavalry, FA, Combat MP, or Armor.

Signal Corps - You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us!

March 25, 2006, 12:47 AM
US Army Tanker 1977-1981
Army NG 1982-2003
Retired SFC
Crewed M551A1, M60A1, M48A5, M60A3, and M1s


March 25, 2006, 01:08 AM
Former Sergeant USMC and USMCR.

March 25, 2006, 08:35 AM
LTC, US Army (Retired), 2 June 65-31 August 92.

March 25, 2006, 08:44 AM
Sure is a lotta brass around here. I'll be hiding on the reefer decks if anybody's looking for me...


March 25, 2006, 09:04 AM
USMC 82-88
Office Pogue :) SRB
1stBn, 4thMar
HQ Bn, 3rdMarDiv

March 25, 2006, 12:13 PM
us army 2001-present.
korea in 2002:barf:
oif 1
now with 101st in ft.campbell

March 25, 2006, 10:37 PM
Hey Geek, when were you in GSC? I am in BSC right now......

March 26, 2006, 11:18 AM
Still in Army, will retire soon. Infantryman, Panama, Somalia and West Germany. Weapon specialist and Sniper along time ago. They are putting me back together now. Will Medical Retire after the surgeries. Welcome aboard!!!

March 26, 2006, 12:30 PM
HC6, HC1, HC3, HC11, NRD Minneapolis, HM14 and finally HC6 again.
I did Avionics on H-3s, H-46s, & MH-53Es. I also worked on a couple of H-1s and H-60s.
Ships include the USS Seattle, USS Tarawa, USS White Plains, USNS Kilaeuea, USS Tripoli, and USS New Orleans

March 26, 2006, 12:46 PM
USAF 65-69
K-9 Handler
Danang AB RVN 67-68
RIP Ceazar 5F58

March 26, 2006, 02:21 PM
USMC, currently in MOS school at Redstone Alabama. 2311-Ammo Tech

March 26, 2006, 03:36 PM
US Air Force
92T0 - Pilot Trainee
Finishing up school so I can go fly!

March 26, 2006, 04:29 PM
USAF 1979-1989

Security Police, 81170A

89th MSS, FEW AFB WY '80-'87
485th TMW, Florennes AB, BE, '88-'89

Minuteman III, Peacekeeper and BGM109G. The first one's there in 30 minutes or less or the second one's free.

March 26, 2006, 05:40 PM
US Army '77 to present. 18Z6V. 2/75th, 10th, 11th, 19th, 5th SFGs.

March 26, 2006, 07:15 PM
US Army
89-91 11B - 8th ID(M), Lee Barracks, Mainz, FRG
96-02 13F - 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), Ft. Campbell, KY w/ 2 side trips
FEB 00 - SEP 00 Camp Monteith, Kosovo with A/1-187 INF, 101st
JAN 02 - MAR 02 Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan with FSE/HHC/3rd BDE, 101st (hence the name OEF_VET, Operation Enduring Freedom)

March 26, 2006, 07:35 PM
USAF 1968 - 1972 (4 years, 9 days, 12hrs....but, who's counting?)

Johnston Atoll (blah!)

God bless America and our troops (past, present, and future)


April 8, 2006, 12:24 PM
Royal Navy

Writer (Naval warfare administrator) as a trade during normal duties.
When ship/submarine is on red-alert, I am a warfare coordinator and Im expected to assist in helping in other departments, if there is a shortage of personnel, for those positions, during active-combat.

April 8, 2006, 01:45 PM
U.S. Army


68J Aircraft Armament/Fire Control Repairer (AH-1). Later transitioned to AH-64 and OH-58D.

Still currently working the '64 and '58D as a contractor.

Waiting for the replacement for the OH-58D to come on-line. :)

April 8, 2006, 05:36 PM

April 8, 2006, 06:07 PM
Air Force, 1966-1968.

Life member DAV

April 8, 2006, 06:24 PM
Father is in Fleet Reserve, retired CPO. Retired off the USS Orion.
Brother retired CW4, Apache MTFE/SP. Flies Apaches in the UAE.
I'm retired LTC, Cobras, 58s and Hueys. Piddled around Mosul and Balad courtesy of my current defense contract.
Nothin' like wearin' Birkenstocks, an ol' Russian belt buckle and a Rolex!

April 8, 2006, 06:37 PM
Gewehr98 that would most definitely be a B-52H cockpit. Check out my primary AFSC. I already miss those old planes.
2A551K B-52H crew chief
'02-'05 Minot AFB, ND

8M000 Mil Postal Clerk (special duty :banghead: )
'05-now RAF Lakenheath, UK

April 8, 2006, 06:48 PM
Well I saw one old timer who joined up before I.

National Guard 56-58
USA 58-61
USAR 61 until they cut me loose for assignment to an alphabet agency.

I did my basic at Fort Ord in 1/73. It really sucked.

The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh. :neener:

Anybody here know what an H-34, or H-19 or L19 is? How about a U1A? :evil:


Charlie Oldphart
April 8, 2006, 07:28 PM
U. S. Army 1950-1953

North Korea

Army grunt toting an M1 with a lot of nasty people with a bad attitude that thought I shouldn't be there. At times I thought they might be right. I was never shot or wounded, though I did donate a couple of toes due to frostbite.

Sure I was scared, but later I was tortured, that's right, by the U. S. Navy!
Coming home on some kind of troop ship the U. S. Navy drove the ship directly into to a big storm. I'm sure they did it on purpose. Good God, I was too seasick to die! If there had been a road, I would have rather walked.

I notice a lot of Navy vets here on the board. How in the hell did you stand all that rockin' and rollin'? What a horrible way to die!

I'd rather be a ground pounder.

Thanks to all vets active and retired for doing the dirty work.

God bless you and yours.


April 8, 2006, 07:50 PM
Enlisted July 4,1944 Army Air Corps as Aviation Cadet.
Retired after 4 armed conflicts (combat in three of them) on April 30,1978 from US Army. Primary MOS (on retirement) Field Artillery Unit Commander. Any forum members with more active service??????????

April 8, 2006, 09:05 PM
USN 1973-1977. Aviation Ordnanceman USS Kitty Hawk.

April 8, 2006, 09:53 PM
How about the shortest time served.
Joined USN,1982 aug 20th(19th birthday).
While driving home from recruting station i was hit by a UPS truck that blew off a red light.
Spent 1 1/2 years trying to walk again.all i could think of the whole time was am i still going to be able to go in to the navy.
To much damage,so that was not going to happen.ended up working for a defence contractor designing new and usefull weapons.
Now retired and doing what i like to do.gunsmithing.

J. Parker
April 8, 2006, 10:09 PM
'67-'68 Lackland & Keesler AFB for ATC school
'68-'69 Clark AB, Phillipines
'69-'70 Grissom AFB, Indiana
'70-'71 Phan Rang AB, RVN
'71-'74 Edwards AFB, california

I've got no complaints..............thanks Air Force


April 9, 2006, 11:34 PM
Signal Corps - You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us!

Geesh, you're old. The new motto is "You can talk about us, but we can rip out the internet connection and blame it on you."

I was the first soldier to set up a networked game of Doom over the Echo model SINCGARS. (To you non-commo grunts, that's a tactical radio roughly the size of a carton of smokes.)

June 11, 2007, 05:22 AM
well i suppose i can toss in my 2 cents here.

1984 entered the Delayed Entry program.
June 1985 shipped off to boot at FT Dix NJ.
Sep 1985 off to FT Eustis VA for AIT 67T-10 UH-60 Crew Chief
Dec 1985 off to First duty station B Co 9 aviation Ft Lewis WA
mar 1987 Pcs to Camp Humphreys korea 201 aviation company still a Uh-60 Crew Chief.
ETS mar 1988

bored as hell in 1989 so join USAF reserves at Wright Patterson AFB as a C-130 Crew chief
end up in the 401 CLSS squadron as a Battle damage repairman. for C-130's .
Gulf war gets me activated and its over so fast I hardly remember it.
stay there until 1994 when I move to Cali . join the KC-10 unit at March AFB as a KC-10 Crew Chief and shortly after I get out.
Fast forward to 2004 bored again so I join the 419 CLSS at Hill AFB Utah as a Logistics troop. after a year the unit is deactivated and I move on to the Utah ANG. and am still here today.

June 11, 2007, 05:50 AM
well 3 years in the ohio national guard so far, when i receive my commission in 2 months its off to active duty at Ft. Drum

June 11, 2007, 06:09 AM
Active Duty USAF
463rd AMXS, Little Rock AFB, AR

June 11, 2007, 06:29 AM
US Army 1987-2001
Ft Huachuca, Az - 1988-1991
Schofield Barracks, Hi - 1991-1995
Ft McPherson, Ga - 1995-2001

USAF - 2001- Present
Lackland AFB

USMC - Retired
June 11, 2007, 07:05 AM
Retired after twenty years and still with the Corps as a contractor.

1911 guy
June 11, 2007, 07:46 AM
NMCB-23, NMCB-7 (SeaBees)

Browns Fan
June 11, 2007, 08:02 AM
"I reupped for 3yrs in the Army reserves, got a MRE for a bonus, repped in the Air Force reserves got a T-shirt for the bonus on that one."

Yeah, and they probably taxed you 30% for that, too!:scrutiny:

June 11, 2007, 08:16 AM
U.S. Navy 1981-1985
ATAN (Aviation Electronics Tech Airman [E-3] for those of you that aren't up on navy rate and rank terms.)

Boot at Great Lakes Ill.
A school at Millington Tenn.
Aircraft type (S-3A Viking) training at VS-41 at NAS North Island, Coronado Calif.
Then duty with VS-37 (Now de-established) for the remainder of my term.

June 11, 2007, 08:38 AM
It's pretty much all in my sig line.

June 11, 2007, 10:17 AM
US Army 1980-84
TXARNG 1984-86

June 11, 2007, 10:29 AM
US Army, 2002-2004. Originally scheduled to get out in 2008, but I got hurt* in mid 2004 and got out early.

Originally enlisted in the Calif. Army National Guard. Between basic training and active duty deployments, I was in "reserve" status for all of a month and a half. I should have gone and enlisted in the full-time army, but at the time there wasn't a war on, and I was hoping to finish up some school at home between drill dates. Oh well. It's easier to just tell people "US Army", because that was who paid my paycheck most of the time.

19K - M1A1 Tank Crewman. We make the big booms. :)

Death before dismount and all that...

* I've since had the foot repaired, and am walking and talking without any issues, though I do have some neat scars.

June 11, 2007, 11:30 AM
MCRD, Pendleton, Hawaii
Vacationed in Rung Sat in 1966 with best outfit in the crotch. 1st marBrig, FMF
Forgot to mention. We trained with the only weapon, The M1 and BAR then got the POS M14 and then M16.

James T Thomas
June 11, 2007, 06:33 PM
US Army, 1966-70.

Served with the 82nd Airborne; the most "strack" outfit that I had served with. Helped secure Washington, DC when M.King was assinated and the riots ensued. We were housed at the Gaulidet school for the deaf, and the Little Sisters of the Poor gave us cold GI's hot soup. Nice memory.

Fought all up and down S.Vietnam with the First Air Cavalry -to the rescue! Co.D, 2/7 Cav. {ironicaly Custer's outfit} and as with him, Co. D ceased to exist, except for a few on 3 Dec. 1968.

My cousin; USMC flew me to the hospital at Quan Loi.

Lost my friend SSgt. Joe Danielson, FO last week. Joe stood by his friend the artillery FO until the Lt. was struck by a round from a 12.7. I looked up at Joe and he was holding the microphone to the radio and the cord was dangling.
It had been cut by one of those rounds too. Joe had lived in CA, and I corresponded with him by email. I miss him already.

This year's memorial day I saw some submariners in the parade; the first I had seen such. They had a full 25 ft. mock up of a sub towed on a trailer.
They looked sharp. Impressive.

My youngest son Mike is evading the USAF "enemy" right now at Fairchild
AFB in WA; SERE training. Called me before he went to the field to tell me, "dad" some sergeant gave me a beetle to eat and I ate it. Crunchy, but tasted bad. {My editing.}

Military through the family tree all the way to Ephraim Thomas who fought in the Revolutionary War. He was paid in property for his service. "Thomas Mills, PA."

A P.S. and admonishment for those in the combat areas at this time.
I read several here who were corpsmen, medics, etc. Some of the finest military men in my opinion, and brave too.

Gentlemen, if you need that medic, I mean genuinely; your or your friend's life is slipping away, then by all means call for the "Medic!" However, if you are in pain from wounding, or afraid; aren't we all, then do not call for that man to risk his life running across a battle field to treat your injuries. Just use the combat first aid that you have been taught, and get by until the battle is decided. I saw one brave medic; carrying a squirt gun in his holster as his personal joke, spraying streams of plasma where his field pack was punctured by bullets, running to his summon of medic, sadly loose his life to treat what were non life threatening wounds. If you ever see a "combat medic" badge on a soldier, I would render that man a salute. He deserves it.

June 11, 2007, 06:58 PM
Marine Corps Helo Crewchief

HMH-362 "Ugly Angels"

HMH-363 "Red Lions"

HMX-1 "I makey shiny fo ya bossman"

Red Dragon
June 11, 2007, 07:05 PM
Former Mud Puppy
Michigan Army National Guard

June 11, 2007, 07:16 PM
92-96 30454, 2E153 for you newer folks.

What a coinkidink...
1980-2000, USAF, retired
304x4/2E1x3 Ground Radio Maint!!!

June 11, 2007, 07:21 PM
Airborne Infantry
Fort Bragg, NC

Retired Medical

June 11, 2007, 07:43 PM
Retired EMC(SS) 22 years

Basic Training, Great Lakes, IL 1983
BEE, Great Lakes, IL 1983
EM 'A' School, Great Lakes, IL 1983
Nuclear Power School, Orlando, FL 1984
NPTU, Ballston Spa, NY 1985
USS Jacksonville, SSN 699 1985 - 1988
USS Henry Clay, SSBN 624 1989
USS Stonewall Jackson, SSBN 634 1989 - 1991
NPTU Charleston, MTS - 626 1991 - 1996
USS Tennessee, SSBN - 734 1996 - 1999
USS Pennsylvania, SSBN - 735 1999 - 2001
NNPTC Charleston, NFAS 2001 - 2005

June 11, 2007, 07:56 PM
US Army (Retired) 33 Yrs total service.
Enlisted in April 1968
Retired In August 2002
3rd, 5th, 19th SFGs
Cadet Command
18th ABC

Thanks to all who have and are serving. We would not be here without you.

Endow Life NRA (Life since 1973)
Life DAV

June 11, 2007, 08:03 PM
USMC 1957 to 1965
Scout Sniper Recon Ooh rah

June 11, 2007, 08:07 PM
Gosh, when I joined the Army Reagen was president. I am still in and feeling the miles. But I wouldn't change a thing.

Father: USMC retired
Brother in Law: Army Active
Brother: USAR
(3) Uncles: Army
Uncle: USAF
Uncle: Navy Ret
Uncle: USCG Ret (blacksheep)
Grandfather: Army

You might say we have seen some service in my family.

June 11, 2007, 08:28 PM
USN '66-72
Powerplants Shop, CDI, Flight Deck Troubleshooter
Attack Squadron 27 (hence my screen handle VA27)
WestPac 68
WestPac 69-70, both aboard the USS Constellation.

June 11, 2007, 08:45 PM
Usmc 88 -92

June 11, 2007, 08:49 PM
1976 - 1996 US Navy (Submarines) Sonar Technician

USS Haddo, USS Plunger, USS Parche, USS Greenling, USS Puffer, one tender USS Hunley (Holyloch, Scotland).

Shore duty: FLEASWTRACENPAC San Diego (Sonar School), NAVSTA Subic Bay RP

June 11, 2007, 08:58 PM
Wife: USMC


June 11, 2007, 09:02 PM
US Army 1984-1992

5th Bn/41st FA 194th Armored Brigade Ft. Knox, KY.
1st Bn/77th FA 194th Armored Brigade Ft. Knox, KY.

D, 704th MSB, 4th ID. Ft. Carson, Co. 1988-1990
B, 47th Spt. Bn. 1st AD, Erlangen, FRG. 1990-1992
B, 203rd Spt. Bn. 3rd ID Erlangen, FRG. 1992-1992

June 11, 2007, 10:49 PM
:D Ultimate chAir Force firepower freak: missile combat crew commander, Minuteman 3, Minot Air Farce Base plus some time in the "Mud Air Force" of cruise missiles (BGM-109 Gryphon) learning how to be cold and wet on foggy mornings in the German woods. Current Status: MARINE DAD! SEMPER FI Y'ALL!! :D

NOTE: chAir Force defined: We kick ass while sitting on ours! Think about it for a while. . . .

June 11, 2007, 11:06 PM
Navy HM1(FMF)

1984-1992 active duty, reserves 'till 2000.

Might be going back before the end of the year, there seems to be a shortage of 8404 Corpsmen. Maybe this time I'll make it to retirement.

June 11, 2007, 11:26 PM
HEY THERE LITTLEDOC!! Everlasting gratitude to you and all the other Corpsmen out there!!!! It's guys like you who kept my son alive after his 'trac was blown by the bad guys. Thank you for "passing" the gut check and helping the next Marine. Please accept a "Semper Fi!" from an old Cold Warrior.

June 11, 2007, 11:48 PM
Corporal, United States Marine Corps
22 June 2004-Present
MOS: 6042, IMRL Asset Manager
HMLA-169 "Vipers" MAG 39
Camp Pendleton, CA

June 12, 2007, 01:40 AM
USN '82-'85

Basic in San Diego
Tech school in Millington, TN
Service in Rota, Spain - worked on Search & Rescue helos

June 12, 2007, 02:04 AM
Chief Boatswain's Mate
27 years - still active
If I told you my sea stories you would think I was lying.
I read everyone of these entries, good company here.

June 12, 2007, 03:14 AM
JUST Enlisted. processed at MEPS today

U.S. Army
Armament Repairer

everything from field artillery to small arms. a very THR job :D

I get my diploma and head off to basic in May '08

June 12, 2007, 02:53 PM
STS1(SS) - Submarine Sonar Technician First Class

Dec 1972 - March 1973 Basic NRTC San Diego
March 1973 - Feb 1974 FLTASWTRACENPAC San Diego - Sonar A, C school

Feb 1974 - Nov 1978 USS George Bancroft SSBN-643 Gold, 9 deterrent patrols. Home port - Charleston, SC. Patrols out of Rota, Spain.

41 For Freedom.


June 12, 2007, 03:13 PM

Active 1983 - 1986
Reserves 1987 - 1989

Fort Jackson - Fort Benning - Fort Lewis - Camp Pendleton - Camp Hovey - Camp Casey

June 12, 2007, 03:31 PM
USN 1975-1983
Fire Control Tech (Missles)-Tartar Sys + 5" 54Cal
Mk 92 FCS

June 12, 2007, 04:06 PM
Well its about time for roll call; Army 82nd (you know the rest ) First to fight,last to fall.1984 right out of high school graduation day got my orders,no time to party,Fort braggs ,fort benning ga. fort wood mo,Fort Jackson,Overseas:Germandy,stugart,Panamal(Iceland) Did not make it to russia, ended up in the middle east.Brother to a U.S Marine(lebanon bombing)
Son to a CMA,WW2 VET 13 Battle stars 15major battles,Served under the greatest gen ever(Gen.George S.Patton) which is my last name also his grandfather ww1 vet,also family members fought in the civil war for the north.
As for me i ended up with 16 years military,now working in Law-enforcement.

June 12, 2007, 04:07 PM
US Army Reserve Military Police 1994-2003.

June 12, 2007, 04:09 PM
We all are, just some are more well regulated than others and get college money and benefits.

Jacka L Ope
June 12, 2007, 04:23 PM
ETC(SS), USN, Ret., 1977-1999


June 12, 2007, 04:43 PM
USMC 1957-1962 8541 Hey Dick T. Whatcha been doin?

Rey B
June 12, 2007, 06:26 PM
USN Oct 79-Jan 00 Fire Control CIWS and Mk86 Mod10. Made it to FC1 before they tried to medical me for hearing loss. Hung on and made my 20 but no anchors for my collar. All three ships I served on are now reefs. Boot in San Diego,BEE there too, FT "A" phase 1 Great Lakes,USS Yosemite AD-19 (80-82), FT "A" phase 2 and CIWS Great Lakes, USS Lewis B. Puller FFG-23 San Diego (83-85), SIMA San Diego FT & Sonar Repair (85-89), Mk86 Radar San Diego,USS John Young DD-973 (89-94), Instructor Duty Great Lakes RTC & Mk86 GFCS (94-00) Now I'm in college to become a science/social studies teacher.:what:

June 12, 2007, 07:29 PM
USN Active 1960-64. Reserve 1965 to 83.

June 12, 2007, 07:33 PM
I bet I have the shortest "career" of any of you out there.

2 1/2 hours in the VA Army National Guard Recruiting office. Found out that Asthma is literally a show-stopper regarding recruitment. :banghead:

I envy those who have served and wished that I could have had the opportunity to do so.

Thank you

June 12, 2007, 09:24 PM
NY State Guard 03 to present. 12B
2/102 Engineers

June 12, 2007, 09:33 PM
Us Army 1981 to 1989
05D (electronic warfare signal emitter locator identifier)

June 12, 2007, 09:52 PM
10th Mtn Div LI 11c-81mm mortars

Ft Drum Ft Picket Ft Sherman Ft Smith Ft Stewart Cherry Point
Ft Benning Siani Mogadishu Camp Rudder Camp Dalanaga Camp Rogers
Camp McGregor

Airborne 7/92
Air Assault
Light Land Navigation
Ranger 7/93

June 12, 2007, 10:14 PM
USAF Retired 1959-1987.

June 12, 2007, 10:16 PM
U.S. Army - 2/69-1/71
Basic at Fort Ord, California.
A.I.T. - Fort Rucker, Alabama - Aircraft Maint. & Doorgunner School. Then trained WOC's for 5 months (too young to go to RVN).
RVN - 12/69-12/70 - Doorgunner/Crewchief, CH47C's & Super C's. 1st Aviation Brigade, 213th ASHC (BlackCats), III Corps/Phu Loi.
Germany - 7th Medical Brigade, 421st Medivac (way too much fun).

June 13, 2007, 12:13 AM
Last Niner Alpha, FO team, 6/31st, 9th Division, 1970. Happy to get to be a civilian afterward.

June 13, 2007, 12:53 AM
Username says it all.

Enlisted 6/1990
Medical retirement 2/2006

June 13, 2007, 03:05 AM
USAF Active duty for 8 yrs currently deployed to Afghanistan. (America's other war)

Stationed in the PRK, behind enemy lines

Hoping to move back to America soon.

Debating whether to go AF reserve.

Australian Shooter
September 14, 2007, 02:02 AM
Medic in the Australian Army Reserve
Unit: 5th Combat Services Support Battalion (5 CSSB), Canberra Detachment.
Rank: Private

September 14, 2007, 02:16 AM
AT2(AW), United States Navy. Been in since May 01

September 14, 2007, 02:42 AM
1/9 cav Fort Hood Tx-1980-82
2/11 ACR Germany(border duty)1982-83

September 14, 2007, 03:51 AM
well i served 15 years,(Dec1985) until 2001jan. 82nd airborne (panamal,germany,iceland 1st gulf war

September 14, 2007, 06:35 AM
Army, 11B for 6 years (80-86) with the Big Red One & Screaming Eagles.

Black Adder LXX
September 14, 2007, 07:16 AM
Army, right out of High School. '87 to '89. 63B when we still used jeeps. Ft. Jackson, SC and Ft Leonardwood, MO.

September 14, 2007, 07:35 AM
US Army

11A :)

September 14, 2007, 08:25 AM
USN submarines 1987-1995. RCA and AWEPS on USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN657 Blue), and a shore tour as instructor at NPTU Charleston MTS-635.

September 14, 2007, 08:37 AM
US Army

1995-1998 CA Nasty Guard 132nd Eng Bn 40th ID
1998-2003 Active Duty
1998-2000 62E, 62en Eng Combat Bn Heavy Fort Hood TX
2000-2003 Fort Dix NJ, 91T, North East District Vet Command
Basic Fort Leonard Wood
1st AIT Fort Leonard Wood
2nd AIT Fort Sam Houston

September 14, 2007, 09:17 AM
ok, this even confuses me.

87-91 Air Troop 116ACR IDARNG - 77F Aircraft refuel/rearm (Had UH1M, UH1H and OH58s, later we traded up for AH64s, UH60s but still kept the OH58s and become 1/183d AVN BN)

Went RA in 91, changed MOS to 19K, volunteered for duty in IIRC Kosovo or Yougoslavia (whichever one was hot at the time) but was sent to Korea. 1/72 Armor, 2ID.

Back to CONUS, Ft Riley, BRO, 1/4 CAV till I got hurt. Reverted back to 77F and stuck in a REMF unit, 701MSB.

PCS'd again to Ft Bliss. Worked as Training NCO in A BTRY, 1st CAS (range control) Dona Anna RC till I was discharged in 96 for my knee injury.

September 14, 2007, 10:32 AM
USN, Submarines (Fast Attack). 1980-1992
Electronics Technician (ET1/SS)
San Diego- USS Haddo (SSN 604)'81-'85.
Groton- Electronics Instructor '85-89.
Norfolk- USS Flying Fish (SSN 673) '89-'92.

Got out July '92, 11 years, 11 months, 21 days.
Wouldn't have missed it for the world, couldn't pay me enough to do it again.

September 14, 2007, 11:16 AM
Update to my status. I'm on terminal leave and become civilian 1 Nov 2007. Retiring after 22 years and 5 months of service in the Air Force.

September 14, 2007, 11:24 AM
Active duty helicopter crewman with 5 years in.

SH-60 Crewchief
Helicopter Squadron (Light) 47
US Navy Search & Rescue

September 14, 2007, 07:03 PM
Retired U.S. Navy. 1962-1983. BMCM (SW) USN Ret.

JP from Phoenix
September 14, 2007, 07:08 PM
I was in the Navy from 1999 to 2005 tossing around the idea of going back

Elm Creek Smith
September 14, 2007, 07:19 PM
US Army (Ret.)

BCT Fort Leonard Wood, MO
AIT ASA,05H, Fort Devens, MA
AIT Armor, 11E, Fort Knox, KY
Tank Commander/Instructor/Assistant Bn Ops Sgt, 11E, Fort Knox, KY
BIOCC, Fort Benning, GA
AOBC, Fort Knox, KY
1/70th AR, 4th BDE, 4th ID, Wiesbaden, FRG
AOAC/JMOC, Fort Knox, KY
3rd BDE, 4th ID, Fort Carson, CO
1/68 AR, 8th ID, Wildflecken, FRG
HQ, V Corps, Frankfurt am Main, FRG
1/10 CAV CATF, Fort Knox, KY
1/70 AR CATF, Fort Knox, KY
Ninety days terminal leave.

Shortly before retirement, the Bn XO came down to my office and told me the Adjutant had retirement orders for me and said that I should have come to him. When I asked, "Why?", he said, "We could have gone to the CG and gotten an exception to policy, and you could stay past 20." I asked, "Why?" He figured it out, then.


September 14, 2007, 07:21 PM
U.S. Army 1996-2004 E-6.

1-12 inf. 3rd Bde. 4th ID
101st. Chokin Chickens

September 14, 2007, 07:24 PM
CA Army National Guard
235th Sapper Co (MECH)

2001 - Present

September 14, 2007, 08:51 PM
91D20 72-75
Ft Ord
Ft Sam
Landstuhl Germany.

My best friend & I enlisted the same day. Army gave us the same MOS, and all the same duty stations. Was great having a friend there the whole time. I got out as SP5. He stayed in, and is now an O6, stationed in Japan. Sure proud of him.


September 14, 2007, 09:48 PM
AD AF EOD TSgt at McConnell AFB

1995 - 1996 Basic/NAVSCOLEOD
1996 - 1997 Incirlik AB Turkey
1997 - 2001 Nellis AFB NV
2001 - Present McConnell AFB KS

September 15, 2007, 12:45 AM
13 years Army , Grunt , Crewchief.and Military police 2 tours in Nam 67-68 71- 72

September 15, 2007, 01:42 AM
USMC 71-73 Medical discharge E-5

Regular Army 73-93 (back then they were so hard up for men they took in spite of being classified 4f)

Intel/Armored Cav Scout/ Retired as a Supply guy E-7 (with a reserve rank of 0-5).

Hood, Riley, LeonardwoodX2, Wainwright, Knox, Kent State ROTC Det., Yongson, Huachucah and Richardson with various side trips to Nam, Germany, Panama, Grenada, USSR and certain locations which I was never at

September 15, 2007, 01:45 AM
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your service to this Nation...No greater calling (except of course a follower of our Lord)

September 15, 2007, 03:40 AM
Quit high school in '88 to join the Army.
Spent new years eve in Johnson Hall, Ft.Benning.
89-92 6thID Ft. Richardson,AK (8 1/2 months in Sinai during Operation Desert Shield)
92-98 101st Ft. Campbell,KY
98-99 Camp Greaves,Korea
99-02 Air National Guard, Ft. Smith,AR
04-05 39thBCT Arkansas Army National Guard Bagdad,Iraq
06-07 45thBCT Oklahoma Army National Guard Poetou, OK

Started out as 11H Tow Gunner till I joined the Air Nat.Guard as Electronic Warfare Specialist. Then went back to Army in the Guard as 11B. Now I'm 100% disabled by the VA. Still waiting on my Medical Review Board from the Guard though.

September 15, 2007, 07:40 AM

8 years Regular Army 1982-90 (Australia) left an unwanted, unwashed and unloved Corporal with RAAOC.

17 years later, Acting Senior Prison Officer, still unwanted, unwashed and unloved. But gees I've had some fun along the way!

Jeff Timm
September 15, 2007, 11:00 AM
US Army Ordnance Corps 1972 - 1982, 45B Small Arms Repairman, Armament Inspector. Actually did every dirty job the Company Commander could come up with in a half dozen different units.

NBC CBR NCO, Legal Clerk, Air Defense NCO, Platoon Sergeant, Supply Sergeant, etc. And backup unit armorer more than once.

Who has been working for DoD ever since. Now I'm a Resident Computer Geek in the Jacksonville FL area, covering multiple offices and network guests. Anxiously waiting another office to open up 90 miles away. And the boss can send my anywhere in the country on short notice. I love this job. :D

September 15, 2007, 08:40 PM
Thought I had posted in this one, guess I didn't

88 Enlisted
88-89 Basic
89-92 820th RED HORSE, Nellis AFB, NV
92-93 Cross-Trained
93-95 99th CAMS, Ellsworth AFB, SD (B-52 Comm/Nav)
95-98 21st SOS/352nd SOG, RAF Mildenhall, UK (MH-53J PAVELOW Comm/Nav)
98-01 821st AMS/621st AMOG, McGuire AFB, NJ (TALCE Deployable Comm/AGE)
01-02 Air Mobility Warfare Center (AMWC), Fort Dix, NJ (TALCE Comm Instructor)
02-06 421st Combat Training Squadron, Fort Dix NJ, Grnd Combat Inst, Observer Controller
06-Present 320 Missile Squadron, FE Warren AFB, WY,

September 15, 2007, 08:50 PM
Army, 5th Special Forces Group. Viet Nam 68 - 69.

Big Daddy K
September 15, 2007, 09:47 PM
US ARMY 83-87
11 H
1/22nd INF 4th ID
2nd/503rd INF ROK Camp Hovey

September 15, 2007, 10:02 PM
US Navy, 75'-79'
Uss Tarawa

September 15, 2007, 10:04 PM
US Army
E 2/19 Ft. Benning Basic Training
C 2/22 light infantry, Tenth Mountain Division
Air Assault
20 SFG Charlie Minus
C 3/124 Florida Guard Infantry

September 15, 2007, 10:51 PM
Enlisted:tanker M60A3
NCO: Drill Instructor
Officer:Army Nurse Corps

Harry Paget Flashman
September 15, 2007, 11:03 PM
U.S. Navy 17Nov65-01Jul91 SR, SA, RDSA-RD1, OS1, EW1-EWCS(SW), CWO2, CWO3(SWO), LTjg, LT.

FTG Pearl Harbor
NTTC Corry Sta.

September 15, 2007, 11:37 PM
Army 86-97
1/32 FA (LANCE)
TF143 (Airborne)
OCS Instructor

September 16, 2007, 12:36 AM
University of Viet Nam, Class of 68/69, PH/CIB, Paratrooper Grunt

September 16, 2007, 02:17 AM
Navy 1990 to 96, CTM, Shore Sailor...

i know - not tactical... what do i care :)



The Unknown User
September 16, 2007, 02:40 AM
Wow, a lot of soldiers. Thank you to everyone who has served. You guys never get the thanks you really deserve.

p.s. Is basic really as bad as it is in the movies? :P

September 16, 2007, 07:26 AM
USMC Sergeant - 1969 - 1972

Is basic as bad as they show in the movies? Try it-you might like it :D

Jeff Timm
September 16, 2007, 10:59 AM
Rob87 commented Wow, a lot of soldiers

There are more people in the Army, just from size. Therefore, you will find more Army vets in an average crowd.

Who notes the Marine Corps is a small elite force, with a PR department seriously out of proportion to it's size.

September 16, 2007, 06:57 PM
Yea you guys look for only a few good men, but i take nothing from you guys.
but i still think we are all the best,because we went and served for our country in what ever area,we were there (home,overseas) it does not matter
were all America's Best (Hats off guys all of you) When ever i see that flag,i still get chocked up.

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