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Who Is Or Has Served In The Military?


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#1 visionz

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    Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:36 PM

    Post your rank, branch, location, and anything else pertaining to where you currently or have served....
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    #2 GI-Makin

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    Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:44 PM

    16 months in the Army in 1967-8. Sole Surviving Son discharge when my brother who was a Cobra
    helicopter pilot on his second tour in Nam, was shot down and killed. I was an E-5 stationed in
    Fort Huachuca, AZ where I was picked as "Soldier Of The Month", and then was discharged in Nov/68
    because of my brother.

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    Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:41 PM

    I'm from a military family, so I too followed into the service.

    My Grandfather, 1 Great-Uncle, Father, Step-Father, 2 Uncles, 1 Brother, and 1 Brother-in-law have all served our country.

    I served in the USAF for 8 years on active duty from 1992-2000.

    I started out as an Air Traffic Controller, and finished my career as a Visual Information Journeyman (I did computer graphics and IT support).

    I made it to the rank of Senior Airman (E-4). Twice (long story). hehehe

    I have one Honorable Discharge, and one General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions.

    I was stationed in TX, MS and CO. Never got the chance to go overseas or to the sandbox (even though I volunteered many times).

    I have lost a total of 4 friends in Iraq and Afghanistan; one of them a high school classmate I've known my whole life.

    I am very proud of my service, but am glad I got out when I did; however I would go back in in a heartbeat if they called and said "We need you!".

    The Veterans Administration classifies me as a Disabled Gulf War Veteran, and I have a 20% disability rating for a service connected disability.

    I was qualified on the M16, M4, M9, M60, and the M203 grenade launcher, and in other things, but I never saw any type of combat; I flew a desk for the most part. I was a "Chairborne Ranger".

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    Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

    My dad's father ran the psychology department at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. My mom's father was stationed on the Kiersarge (sp?) aircraft carrier in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He earned the Purple Heart when a jet crashed while he was on deck and a piece of shrapnal lodged in his back. He lived the rest of his life with it in there.
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    Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:50 AM

    My grandfather and great grandfather and my brother are all former army soldiers. My brother's still in reserves, but off active duty as of one year ago!!!!

    My Great Grandfather served under Black Jack Pershing

    My dad was 1 month away from being drafted to vietnam.

    Brother was in germany for 5 years and kosovo for 3 months

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    Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:55 AM

    11 years in the US Army.

    3 years as a 37F10L, Psychological Operations Specialist, stationed at Presidio San Francisco and Moffett Federal Airfield in San Jose.

    8 years as a 82C20, Field Artillery Surveyor. Stationed in Fort Riley Kansas for 7.5 years, and Camp Casey South Korea for 1.5 years.

    I went to Korea in 1995 for 2 months, did a bit of time at the following.

    JFK Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC.

    Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK.

    Got a medical discharge in 2003, and am currently rated 80% disabled by the VA.

    #7 1956_4x4

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    Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:28 PM

    26 Years USAF, 1978-2004. Retired as a SMSGT (E-8). Credit for five short tours overseas and my share of trips to the sandbox. Too many assignments to list...

    I now work on Hurlburt Field AFB, FL as a civilian.

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    Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:45 PM

    8 years USN 1983-1991, station Charleton SC. 1 Unitas Cruse, 2 Med cruise, Operation Desert Storm, Red Sea operation. Electronics Warfare Specialest, E-5 when I got out. Served on 3 Ships Uss Joseph Hewes FF-1078, Uss MacDonough DDG-39, USS William V. Pratt DDG-40. Had a great time and would do it all again.

    Go navy beat Arny!!!!! :P

    #9 OrangeBox

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    Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:15 PM

    About to hit my 10 year anniversary with the Air Force. I'm a Staff Sergeant (E-5).
    I'm a maintenance instructor right now, my other assignments have all been maintenance oriented.
    I was a Crew-Chief in the ANG before going Active Duty.

    #10 chkmate

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    Posted 12 December 2010 - 08:51 PM

    I did my service a little backwards. I started as an Army Reservist Operating Room Specialist and finished up active duty as Construction Equipment Repairer.

    #11 IraqVeteran

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    Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:06 AM

    3.5 years in the navy, 3rd class (e-4) operation specialist with the 26meu(marines) Discharged after 3.5 years due to injuries on my 2nd tour. 100% disabled
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    #12 Sundance

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    Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:36 AM

    well tried but they wouldn't take me during Viet Nam. My draft lottery number was 2. I was !A for almost an hour till they found out my disease. So I became 4F I wanted to there were jobs I could do besides the front lines.

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    Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:06 AM

    ^ it sucks being told you cant serve. After 3.5 years in and being medically discharged sucks. I cant imagine not even been able to join.
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    #14 MrSellOut

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    Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:45 AM

    I'm actually still in right now and still young in my career. I'm currently a SrA (e4) in the USAF as a weather forecaster. At this point I've only been to MS and LA, and hopefully gettin orders soon. Haven't deployed yet, but looks like I may be on the block here within the next year.

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    Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:00 AM

    ^i was on a air force base in kuwait when they were medivacing me back to the states, and boy did they have it made there.
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    #16 bratboy

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    Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:48 AM

    United States Air Force, Personel Specialist, Staff Sargent. Got out in 1992 under the Clinton rollback. Just under 10 yrs. Last station Altus AFB, Ok. Now residing here in Crestview Fl.

    #17 pcsavvy

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    Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:18 PM

    1981-1986 US Air Force--Bombloader for F-4's and F-16's, Air Force Achievement Medal,
    Stationed at Luke AFB, AZ, Kunsan AB, South Korea, and Shaw AFB, SC.
    1987-1994 California Army National Guard--Cook, California Commendation Medal, Stationed at San Diego, CA and Long Beach, CA
    My father is retired US Marine (Vietnam Vet), so I spent my childhood up and down the east coast. Also was stationed in Cypress, we were there during the 6 Day war and all non-essential personnel were transferred to Beirut. :banana:

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    Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:57 PM

    Hubby served for 11 years. Straight leg infantry, Air Assault.
    Combat in Panama & Israel. Screaming Eagles, 32nd AadCom, 3rd ACR. E5

    #19 IraqVeteran

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    Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:55 AM

    ^ i have a good friend who served in the screaming eagles
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    #20 Rob's Ghost

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    Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:27 PM

    E-5 (Sergeant) United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sep 1995 - Aug 2000. Served one 5 year enlistment so I could attend an electronics repair course. Bootcamp was in Paris Island, SC. I attened the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Repair school (2871) in Albany, GA from Feb 1996 to Dec 1996. Transfered to Camp Lejune, NC from Dec 1996 to Aug 1999. Then transfered to Okinawa Japan for my last year before being Honorably Discharged in Aug. of 2000. My job or MOS 2871 keep me in a lab environment 99% of the time. Most of our field training would be canceled due to work load, so I can only remeber being in the field over night after bootcamp one time. I had an awesme time while in the Marines. The only thing I would do different is stay in for another 4 re-enlistment. I gave up $25,000 resigning bonus for a failed relatioship. But, I guess I would not be where I am today if I had. "Semper Fi!"
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