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« on: September 17, 2006, 12:20:18 PM »

I'm curious to see how many vets we have here.
I served 10 years active duty Army 72-82. 
Wore many hats during my 10 years but primary MOS was Small Arms Repairman (45B series).

Dec. 72 - Feb. 73 BCT Fort Ord, CA
73-74 Fort Lewis, WA
74-75 Korea
75-78 Fort Sill, OK
78-80 Germany
80-82 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Also, did a year (90-91) in the South Carolina National Guard during the 1st Gulf war.


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006, 06:00:40 PM »

4 yrs.  1975 to 1979.  Basic at Ft. Jackson, SC, AIT at Ft. Polk, LA followed by 3 and 1/2 yrs. at Ft. Myer, VA.  Where I was introduced to and issued my very on TRW M14.  I got to carry it all over Ft. Myer, Ft. Belvoir, Ft. A.P. Hill, the White House, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetary and many of the other monuments and streets of Washington, DC.  Of course the most fun was shooting it at Ft. A. P. Hill when we up there for field training.  That rifle (1490317) was one of the best shooting rifles I ever carried.  Wish I still had it.  11B10, they used to tell us we were the last straight leg infantry outfit in the US Army.  E Co. (Honor Guard), 3rd US Infantry.  Glad I did it once, wouldn't want to do it again.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 06:13:50 PM »

US ARMY 1993-2003. 8 year term turned to 10 with the stop loss for OIF, OCONUS deployments to Bosnia, and Honduras. MOS 27D20, and 12B10. Spent most time from 1996-on with the Jag Corps, and then when 9-11 happened, got assigned to Joint task forces with CID and the FBI running down leads here in the states. VERY fortunate not to have to go to the sandbox. Stop loss was finally killed for our unit in June of 03, now a happy cake eating civilian Rifleman.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006, 06:59:12 PM »

     United States Marine Corps 1988-1993. 2 years in Okinawa Japan with 12th marines. Then MSG ( embassy security ) duty at the american embassy in Sofia Bulgaria and the american embassy in Madrid Spain. Loved it, hated it, and damn proud of every bit of it! Semper Fi!
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2006, 07:54:04 PM »

 Grin  U.S NAVY-135th UNDERWATER MESS KIT REPAIR BATTALION-ASSISTANT SOLDERMAN-UTILITIES DIVISION. On TDY orders as a TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP INSTUCTOR-to the -INNER MONGOLIAN NAVY. 67-85  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 07:14:26 AM »

Regular Army 72-83, Army Guard 83 to present. Mostly 52B, 63B, 71D (now 27D) while Active Duty

72-74 1/40 FA, Hanau, Germany
74-75 8th Maint Bn, Hanau, Germany
75-77 HQ, 3rd Spt Cmd, Frankfurt, Germany
77-79 2/55 ADA, Ft Bliss, Texas
79-83 3/7 ADA, Schweinfurt, Germany

83-91 50th Maint Bn/186 FSB, VT Army Guard 63H
91 to present 1/86 FA, VT Army Guard 63D, 63B, 63H

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 12:35:06 PM »

USAF Munitions Maintence Specialist 46170
England AFB, LA 74-75
400 MMS, Okinawa 75-80
Hill AFB, UT 80-81
400 MMS, Okinawa 81-85
Nellis AFB(Indian springs), NV 85-86
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006, 05:43:15 PM »

Field Artilleryman 93-96, law school 96-99, JAG 99-05.  Stationed at Fort Sill, Fort Polk, and Fort Eustis, tried cases at Fort Lee, Fort Drum, and several other places.  Did training of various sorts at Benning, Knox, Bragg, Jackson.
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« Reply #8 on: November 2, 2006, 01:39:29 PM »

U.S. Navy 1965 to 1994
E-1 to FTG2 then college on the Navy (couldn't pass the E-6 exam so went for the commission)
O-1 to O-5 aviator (5,800+ hours in the SH-3 G/D/H, UH-1 E/N, T-28 B/C) most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Vietnam (Blue water ops)
Beirut, Lebanon (bad time, lost a lot of Marine friends)
Desert Shield/Desert Storm (staff puke)
A lot of adventures in unnamed places and times.
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« Reply #9 on: November 2, 2006, 01:53:57 PM »

Brother Rotorhead: I to am a Beirut Vet. Was one of those funny looking guy's from Operation Torch. Also a Viet vet. 101st AB. I know you have been on this fourm for a long while, but I am still very glad to have you with us. ---------Jerry Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 2, 2006, 05:23:24 PM »

I never served in the uniformed military, but I spent 6 years building the best submarines I could at Electric Boat.
Worked a few years after that building Coast Guard ships and repairing other vessels.

Will be interesting to see if I qualify.
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« Reply #11 on: November 2, 2006, 10:26:34 PM »

No service in uniformed military.  I have spent about 1/2 of my working career as ME/QE on various projects from F119/F22 exhaust components, F229/F15, F100/F16 non rotating turbine components and LOTS of AGT 1500 components for the M1A Abrahams.  I probably have more MIL-SPECs floating around in my addled brain than I'd like.  Not to mention that my father and uncle are USMC,  So I grew up with DI Dad...Semper Fi!  I'd be interested to see if I qualify too.
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« Reply #12 on: November 4, 2006, 11:15:25 AM »

Served in the USMC from 1978-1988
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« Reply #13 on: November 4, 2006, 06:23:27 PM »

RAF and JRTURBO: Qualify for what  Huh I guess I don't understand the question.--------Jerry
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« Reply #14 on: November 4, 2006, 07:34:05 PM »

The question is "Who here has served" and raf and I were wondering if our civillian service to the Military will qualify as service in the eyes of those of you who served in the Uniformed branches? Grin
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« Reply #15 on: November 4, 2006, 07:38:31 PM »

"They also serve who only sit and wait'. Not quite apt in this case, but it'll do. I count you 'in'!
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« Reply #16 on: November 4, 2006, 09:26:36 PM »

ABSOFRICKENLUTLY!  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: November 6, 2006, 09:17:30 AM »

CAP-USAF 1966-1974 Mission Pilot, several 'finds'.
USMC 1968-1974 Small Arms Instructor, GMS Instructor, PMI (OCS), 3rd MarDiv
TXARNG 1986-1992 Small Arms Instructor, SAIROC Instructor, M-14 Rifle Team member.
2005- ?  70% VA SC (Plenty of time for Appleseed)
Police Officer (State Of Oklahoma) 1974-1986 Certified Firearms Instructor, Range Master, Armorer
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« Reply #18 on: November 6, 2006, 06:17:56 PM »

1965 Ha beat that!

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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2006, 11:10:16 AM »

Today is Veterans Day!
Thanks to all who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces.
Besides me, my father is a retired Marine officer who is a veteran of Korea and Viet Nam and my oldest son is active duty Air Force.
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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2006, 12:41:04 PM »

Wildman, I can't beat your date of service, but I'll bet there aren't too many folks around that have fired an M60 at any earlier age that I did.  In 1965 we were in Murfreesboro, TN.  Dad was stationed at Seward AFB.  On Armed Forces Day I got to shoot an M60 (blanks of course) but no one told me to keep my right arm down under the gun and I got a couple of nice brass burns on my bicep that I got to show off to my other friends in the.....2nd grade.  When I went in the Army in 1975 no one believed I'd already shot one when I was 7 years old.
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2006, 01:11:10 PM »

+1 for Mr TenX thanks for serving to all the veterans. And for continuing to serve via the Appleseed porgram

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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2006, 08:20:57 PM »

4yr 9mths 18 mth Ft.Campbell KY Bco 2/502. The rest Ft Wainwright AK Aco 4/9
  Prayers to all who serve today.
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2006, 01:01:19 PM »

Wildman . . . October 8, 1965 induction (I guess that just makes us "old" . . . or is it "more mature")!

DR308 . . . thanks brother, always good to hear from another "fox hole friend".   I was at LZ Brown the morning they took the barracks down . . . wondering why I hadn't gone back to the ship the night before(a Gunny had set up a beer tent at LZ Brown . . . 25 cents for the local brew . . . my thirst got the better of me).  Turned into a very long day at black rock!
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2006, 03:04:13 PM »

I've been a member of Georgia's citizen militia since last year.
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