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Most of our family was in the Navy and we have several Marines right now. We are very proud of them all. Both grandparents were welders in the ship yards. They took care of many battleships. ;)

 

One of my favorite things to do, go visit the old Battleships that are now museums. Gotta get to Hawaii to see the U. S. S. Missouri one of these days.

 

Mac

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1984-1988 US Army 6/31st Mechanized Infantry-tank driver, Ft.Benning GA & Ft.Irwin CA.

1988-1991 South Dakota Army National Guard 109th Eng group - Combat Intelligence

 

For Country!

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US Marines 98-02

3521(Motor transport mechanic)

 

Never went to Afgan,missed Iraq by 5 months.Those are my only regrets.

 

Working with the Navy the past two years in Iraq has me wanting to sign up for the Navy reserves,to be an SW(Steel worker) with the Seabees.

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U.S. Navy, 1983 - 1991

 

Separated as ET1. Served on board USS Shreveport (LPD-12) and at NTCC St. Mawgan at RAF St. Mawgan in the UK.

 

Proud to have done it, miss being at sea VERY much.

 

Thanks to everyone else who has served.

 

VKsnr

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AD US Army 1996-present. Currently serving in Korea.

 

Yeah, people somehow have kind of forgotten we still have troops over in Korea, eh?

 

Thanks for keeping an eye on that part of the world, it still needs it.

 

Mac

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USMC August 75 to August 79 - Parris Island, SC; Camp Pendleton, NC; Iwakuni, Japan; and, Camp LeJeune, NC. Enjoyed it but enjoyed getting out even more.

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Earlier today I was reading a post by Jeremy and found out something I did not know. Jeremy is a veteran. <BR><BR>Now call me shallow if you wish but knowing someone served, in whatever capacity, in our nation's forces gives them a little more credibiity with me when it comes to what they say. It sort of says they've walked the walk, not just talked the talk.<BR><BR>Does service make you a smarter individual? Does it make you better than other Americans? Do you deserve to be pampered and praised? Nah, none of the above, but it does show a certain dedication and experience that "may" be lacking in others, and in my humble opinion, it is their loss, not mine.<BR><BR>So I was wondering how many others might have served and not bothered to mention it, maybe because you don't really think it's any big deal, or you weren't in for that long, etc., or it just never came up. I think it would be interesting, at least to me, to know who has served in the military, and where, and in which service. (and yes, before anyone gets smart alecky, the Coast Guard counts...sheesh) icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::sunsure:-->.<BR><BR>No politics, no "support the troops", no pro-war, or anti-war, just state your service and maybe when you served. My roots in Geocaching come from my service in the military, where I was first introduced to GPS technology. So it does tie into our little sport, at least for me.<BR><BR>My service was spread over the years 1975 to 2002. I served on active duty in the U. S. Navy for four years (Electronics Technician), two years in the Texas Air Force National Guard (Security Police), 13 years in the Texas Army National Guard (Armor Crewman and Armor Officer), and six years in the Army Reserve (Staff Officer). In there somewhere I managed to have a total of 23 months where I wasn't in for one reason or another. I retired from the Army Reserve last July mainly thanks to a detached retina in my left eye that makes me inelible to be deployed, so there you have it. My reserve unit was activated in January and is at Fort Hood as we speak.... and I'm missing it, sigh.<BR><BR>So, that's all that's needed, no chest thumping, no bragging, just state your service and when it was and allow those who care to, to just say thank you for your service. <BR><BR>I certainly thank you, that's for sure.<BR><BR> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::D--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::D--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::lol:--><BR><BR><A HREF="http://www.texasgeocaching.com" TARGET=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.texasgeocaching.com/images/texasgeocaching_sm.gif"> </A><BR>"Trade up, trade even, or don't trade!!!" My philosophy of life.

So you base a persons credibility on if they served in the military or not. There are serial killers that have served in the military and there are preachers that haven't. So that makes the serial killer more credible then the preacher? I tried to enlist in 1961 but due to my left arm being messed up in a car accident they wouldn't take me, so in your eyes that makes me less credible? Even though I have never been in I support the military whole heartedly, more so then some of the veterans serving as senators and congressmen in Washington today. You have a right to your opinion, but I would suggest you put a little thought in what you say before you say it.

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USAF Vietnam Era- Intel Officer with SAC 3 sons- 2 Navy vets and 1 currently career Navy with 18 years as an Aviation Physiologist

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US Marine Corps (Ret.)

March 1983-April 2006

March 1983 - May 1993 Enlisted (E-1 - E-6)

MOS: 2671/2643

May1993 - April 2006 Officer (O-1 - O-4) (Source: MECEP)

MOS: 2602/0202/9962(Airborne!)

Beirut, Lebanon (X2)

Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (X1)

 

21 Y/O Son Pvt USMC...17 Jan 2007 - Present - Currently in Marine Combat Training (MCT) Destined for MOS: 0231

18 Y/O Son LCpl USMC...28 Aug 2006 - Present - Currently in MOS School, NAS Pensacola, FL Destined for MOS: Aviation Life Support Systems Mechanic (6048)? Or Something to that effect.

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Earlier today I was reading a post by Jeremy and found out something I did not know. Jeremy is a veteran. <BR><BR>Now call me shallow if you wish but knowing someone served, in whatever capacity, in our nation's forces gives them a little more credibiity with me when it comes to what they say. It sort of says they've walked the walk, not just talked the talk.<BR><BR>Does service make you a smarter individual? Does it make you better than other Americans? Do you deserve to be pampered and praised? Nah, none of the above, but it does show a certain dedication and experience that "may" be lacking in others, and in my humble opinion, it is their loss, not mine.<BR><BR>So I was wondering how many others might have served and not bothered to mention it, maybe because you don't really think it's any big deal, or you weren't in for that long, etc., or it just never came up. I think it would be interesting, at least to me, to know who has served in the military, and where, and in which service. (and yes, before anyone gets smart alecky, the Coast Guard counts...sheesh) icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)-->.<BR><BR>No politics, no "support the troops", no pro-war, or anti-war, just state your service and maybe when you served. My roots in Geocaching come from my service in the military, where I was first introduced to GPS technology. So it does tie into our little sport, at least for me.<BR><BR>My service was spread over the years 1975 to 2002. I served on active duty in the U. S. Navy for four years (Electronics Technician), two years in the Texas Air Force National Guard (Security Police), 13 years in the Texas Army National Guard (Armor Crewman and Armor Officer), and six years in the Army Reserve (Staff Officer). In there somewhere I managed to have a total of 23 months where I wasn't in for one reason or another. I retired from the Army Reserve last July mainly thanks to a detached retina in my left eye that makes me inelible to be deployed, so there you have it. My reserve unit was activated in January and is at Fort Hood as we speak.... and I'm missing it, sigh.<BR><BR>So, that's all that's needed, no chest thumping, no bragging, just state your service and when it was and allow those who care to, to just say thank you for your service. <BR><BR>I certainly thank you, that's for sure.<BR><BR> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::huh:--><BR><BR><A HREF="http://www.texasgeocaching.com" TARGET=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.texasgeocaching.com/images/texasgeocaching_sm.gif"> </A><BR>"Trade up, trade even, or don't trade!!!" My philosophy of life.

So you base a persons credibility on if they served in the military or not. There are serial killers that have served in the military and there are preachers that haven't. So that makes the serial killer more credible then the preacher? I tried to enlist in 1961 but due to my left arm being messed up in a car accident they wouldn't take me, so in your eyes that makes me less credible? Even though I have never been in I support the military whole heartedly, more so then some of the veterans serving as senators and congressmen in Washington today. You have a right to your opinion, but I would suggest you put a little thought in what you say before you say it.

I agree with Breaktrack 100%.The man said nothing about basing credibility as a whole on military service,just giving someone a little more.And I know exactly what he means.

 

Sorry the military wouldn't take you,but you don't have to take it out on this thread or the OP.

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Earlier today I was reading a post by Jeremy and found out something I did not know. Jeremy is a veteran. <BR><BR>Now call me shallow if you wish but knowing someone served, in whatever capacity, in our nation's forces gives them a little more credibiity with me when it comes to what they say. It sort of says they've walked the walk, not just talked the talk.<BR><BR>Does service make you a smarter individual? Does it make you better than other Americans? Do you deserve to be pampered and praised? Nah, none of the above, but it does show a certain dedication and experience that "may" be lacking in others, and in my humble opinion, it is their loss, not mine.<BR><BR>So I was wondering how many others might have served and not bothered to mention it, maybe because you don't really think it's any big deal, or you weren't in for that long, etc., or it just never came up. I think it would be interesting, at least to me, to know who has served in the military, and where, and in which service. (and yes, before anyone gets smart alecky, the Coast Guard counts...sheesh) icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)-->.<BR><BR>No politics, no "support the troops", no pro-war, or anti-war, just state your service and maybe when you served. My roots in Geocaching come from my service in the military, where I was first introduced to GPS technology. So it does tie into our little sport, at least for me.<BR><BR>My service was spread over the years 1975 to 2002. I served on active duty in the U. S. Navy for four years (Electronics Technician), two years in the Texas Air Force National Guard (Security Police), 13 years in the Texas Army National Guard (Armor Crewman and Armor Officer), and six years in the Army Reserve (Staff Officer). In there somewhere I managed to have a total of 23 months where I wasn't in for one reason or another. I retired from the Army Reserve last July mainly thanks to a detached retina in my left eye that makes me inelible to be deployed, so there you have it. My reserve unit was activated in January and is at Fort Hood as we speak.... and I'm missing it, sigh.<BR><BR>So, that's all that's needed, no chest thumping, no bragging, just state your service and when it was and allow those who care to, to just say thank you for your service. <BR><BR>I certainly thank you, that's for sure.<BR><BR> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::huh:--><BR><BR><A HREF="http://www.texasgeocaching.com" TARGET=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.texasgeocaching.com/images/texasgeocaching_sm.gif"> </A><BR>"Trade up, trade even, or don't trade!!!" My philosophy of life.

So you base a persons credibility on if they served in the military or not. There are serial killers that have served in the military and there are preachers that haven't. So that makes the serial killer more credible then the preacher? I tried to enlist in 1961 but due to my left arm being messed up in a car accident they wouldn't take me, so in your eyes that makes me less credible? Even though I have never been in I support the military whole heartedly, more so then some of the veterans serving as senators and congressmen in Washington today. You have a right to your opinion, but I would suggest you put a little thought in what you say before you say it.

I agree with Breaktrack 100%.The man said nothing about basing credibility as a whole on military service,just giving someone a little more.And I know exactly what he means.

 

Sorry the military wouldn't take you,but you don't have to take it out on this thread or the OP.

 

That's okay, we've had a few folks from time to time that did not agree with what I wrote, oh, what is it now, about four years ago? LOL. But, no offense, they are welcome to their opinion, even if they do not allow me the same leeway.

 

Thanks,

 

Mac McKinney aka Breaktrack

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Earlier today I was reading a post by Jeremy and found out something I did not know. Jeremy is a veteran. <BR><BR>Now call me shallow if you wish but knowing someone served, in whatever capacity, in our nation's forces gives them a little more credibiity with me when it comes to what they say. It sort of says they've walked the walk, not just talked the talk.<BR><BR>Does service make you a smarter individual? Does it make you better than other Americans? Do you deserve to be pampered and praised? Nah, none of the above, but it does show a certain dedication and experience that "may" be lacking in others, and in my humble opinion, it is their loss, not mine.<BR><BR>So I was wondering how many others might have served and not bothered to mention it, maybe because you don't really think it's any big deal, or you weren't in for that long, etc., or it just never came up. I think it would be interesting, at least to me, to know who has served in the military, and where, and in which service. (and yes, before anyone gets smart alecky, the Coast Guard counts...sheesh) icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)-->.<BR><BR>No politics, no "support the troops", no pro-war, or anti-war, just state your service and maybe when you served. My roots in Geocaching come from my service in the military, where I was first introduced to GPS technology. So it does tie into our little sport, at least for me.<BR><BR>My service was spread over the years 1975 to 2002. I served on active duty in the U. S. Navy for four years (Electronics Technician), two years in the Texas Air Force National Guard (Security Police), 13 years in the Texas Army National Guard (Armor Crewman and Armor Officer), and six years in the Army Reserve (Staff Officer). In there somewhere I managed to have a total of 23 months where I wasn't in for one reason or another. I retired from the Army Reserve last July mainly thanks to a detached retina in my left eye that makes me inelible to be deployed, so there you have it. My reserve unit was activated in January and is at Fort Hood as we speak.... and I'm missing it, sigh.<BR><BR>So, that's all that's needed, no chest thumping, no bragging, just state your service and when it was and allow those who care to, to just say thank you for your service. <BR><BR>I certainly thank you, that's for sure.<BR><BR> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin:;)--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::huh:--><BR><BR><A HREF="http://www.texasgeocaching.com" TARGET=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.texasgeocaching.com/images/texasgeocaching_sm.gif"> </A><BR>"Trade up, trade even, or don't trade!!!" My philosophy of life.

So you base a persons credibility on if they served in the military or not. There are serial killers that have served in the military and there are preachers that haven't. So that makes the serial killer more credible then the preacher? I tried to enlist in 1961 but due to my left arm being messed up in a car accident they wouldn't take me, so in your eyes that makes me less credible? Even though I have never been in I support the military whole heartedly, more so then some of the veterans serving as senators and congressmen in Washington today. You have a right to your opinion, but I would suggest you put a little thought in what you say before you say it.

I agree with Breaktrack 100%.The man said nothing about basing credibility as a whole on military service,just giving someone a little more.And I know exactly what he means.

 

Sorry the military wouldn't take you,but you don't have to take it out on this thread or the OP.

 

That's okay, we've had a few folks from time to time that did not agree with what I wrote, oh, what is it now, about four years ago? LOL. But, no offense, they are welcome to their opinion, even if they do not allow me the same leeway.

 

Thanks,

 

Mac McKinney aka Breaktrack

Apparently both of you didn't understand or didn't want to understand what I wrote. I said the man had a right to his opinion but that just because a person was in the service doesn't give him any more or any less credibility then anyone else. That's like saying because you are German you have more credibility then a French person. But then maybe my definition of credibility is different then yours. Enough said on the subject, no matter what my argument your mind is made up.

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Earlier today I was reading a post by Jeremy and found out something I did not know. Jeremy is a veteran. <BR><BR>Now call me shallow if you wish but knowing someone served, in whatever capacity, in our nation's forces gives them a little more credibiity with me when it comes to what they say. It sort of says they've walked the walk, not just talked the talk.<BR><BR>Does service make you a smarter individual? Does it make you better than other Americans? Do you deserve to be pampered and praised? Nah, none of the above, but it does show a certain dedication and experience that "may" be lacking in others, and in my humble opinion, it is their loss, not mine.<BR><BR>So I was wondering how many others might have served and not bothered to mention it, maybe because you don't really think it's any big deal, or you weren't in for that long, etc., or it just never came up. I think it would be interesting, at least to me, to know who has served in the military, and where, and in which service. (and yes, before anyone gets smart alecky, the Coast Guard counts...sheesh) icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::lol:-->.<BR><BR>No politics, no "support the troops", no pro-war, or anti-war, just state your service and maybe when you served. My roots in Geocaching come from my service in the military, where I was first introduced to GPS technology. So it does tie into our little sport, at least for me.<BR><BR>My service was spread over the years 1975 to 2002. I served on active duty in the U. S. Navy for four years (Electronics Technician), two years in the Texas Air Force National Guard (Security Police), 13 years in the Texas Army National Guard (Armor Crewman and Armor Officer), and six years in the Army Reserve (Staff Officer). In there somewhere I managed to have a total of 23 months where I wasn't in for one reason or another. I retired from the Army Reserve last July mainly thanks to a detached retina in my left eye that makes me inelible to be deployed, so there you have it. My reserve unit was activated in January and is at Fort Hood as we speak.... and I'm missing it, sigh.<BR><BR>So, that's all that's needed, no chest thumping, no bragging, just state your service and when it was and allow those who care to, to just say thank you for your service. <BR><BR>I certainly thank you, that's for sure.<BR><BR> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::)--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::(--> icon_biggrin.gif<!--graemlin::(--><BR><BR><A HREF="http://www.texasgeocaching.com" TARGET=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.texasgeocaching.com/images/texasgeocaching_sm.gif"> </A><BR>"Trade up, trade even, or don't trade!!!" My philosophy of life.

So you base a persons credibility on if they served in the military or not. There are serial killers that have served in the military and there are preachers that haven't. So that makes the serial killer more credible then the preacher? I tried to enlist in 1961 but due to my left arm being messed up in a car accident they wouldn't take me, so in your eyes that makes me less credible? Even though I have never been in I support the military whole heartedly, more so then some of the veterans serving as senators and congressmen in Washington today. You have a right to your opinion, but I would suggest you put a little thought in what you say before you say it.

I agree with Breaktrack 100%.The man said nothing about basing credibility as a whole on military service,just giving someone a little more.And I know exactly what he means.

 

Sorry the military wouldn't take you,but you don't have to take it out on this thread or the OP.

 

That's okay, we've had a few folks from time to time that did not agree with what I wrote, oh, what is it now, about four years ago? LOL. But, no offense, they are welcome to their opinion, even if they do not allow me the same leeway.

 

Thanks,

 

Mac McKinney aka Breaktrack

Apparently both of you didn't understand or didn't want to understand what I wrote. I said the man had a right to his opinion but that just because a person was in the service doesn't give him any more or any less credibility then anyone else. That's like saying because you are German you have more credibility then a French person. But then maybe my definition of credibility is different then yours. Enough said on the subject, no matter what my argument your mind is made up.

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usaf 1986-1996. in during first gulf war. dont feel like a vet even tho i hve the medal.

 

Understandable, seeing what the kids are having to put up with over there today, makes some of the stuff we did seem tame, eh? LOL.

 

Mac

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1982-2004 US Army.. 63Z Maintenance.. Retired MSG. Met alot of great people in the service and wonderful people where ever I have been stationed at. Seeing the world sure opens your eyes to what else is out there but there is no place like home.

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And they just keep coming in. Amazing how many Geocachers are former, or even current military.

 

Salutes to all.

 

Mac

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This is slightly off topic but anyone who wants to plug into some military stuff should check out military.com if you have not yet.

SFC (20 year letter but not retired yet) CalArNG MP and USAF Air Rescue 1967-1971.

Also presently part time Federal Reserve Canine handler.

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This is slightly off topic but anyone who wants to plug into some military stuff should check out military.com if you have not yet.

SFC (20 year letter but not retired yet) CalArNG MP and USAF Air Rescue 1967-1971.

Also presently part time Federal Reserve Canine handler.

 

Yup, military.com has been one of my hangouts for quite some time. Well worth checking out.

 

Thanks,

 

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I take offense to that Nuc MM crack Breaktrack! :D

 

I was a Navy Nuc MM (went that route to be an ELT) and my hubby just finished serving 9 1/2 years as a Nuc EM.

 

Boot camp is no longer in Orlando, infact the whole base was shut down when we finished "A" school there in the mid 90's. We went in Great Lakes.....and it was COLD! (-50 with wind chill while we were there)

 

We've lived in FL, SC, VA, and lastly HI. Hubby was stationed on the USS Washington and his group was in the Med when the USS Cole was hit. His ship actually left port a day early and the Cole pulled in.

 

Glad to be out and have hubby somewhere safe now! But, our life in the military made us who we are. I agree that military service makes a person different, not better or worse, but definately different.

 

And to the comment about serial killers.....well you can say that just about anything in life. I'm sure there's a serial killer who knitted, and one who loved to eat broccoli. Comparing a very small percentage of the population who are deviants to an entire group of people is just statistically unsound.

 

I personally don't think the OP said anything offensive in his post. On the contrary however, those who had issue with his post seem to be the ones spouting off offensive comments. You don't have to agree with the current political environment or activities that arise overseas from it, to respect the members of our population that serve us. Most people have no problem respecting the service that firemen, police and other similar "service" type positions give. To me, there is nothing wrong with finding others with like experiences that cache. It's no different than the regional forums on this site, or finding others with kids, etc.

 

I send a personal thank you to all those who have, and are currently serving. The life of a military family is much different than the media often portrays it, and having been on both sides of it myself, I have a great deal of respect for all of you.

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:D US Navy 20 yrs, was an aviation structural mechanic egress, i worked on ejection seats, a/c, and electronics cooling systems. 1981 to 2001. worked on A-7E (VA-66), F-14, and F/A18 Hornets. stationed in jacksonville, Fl. Virginia beach VA and NAF Atsugi Japan, and China Lake, CA

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I served in the US Navy 1992-1996 as an Aviation Ordnanceman on the USS Constellation CV-64. Served during Operation "Southern Watch" between the two Gulf Wars.

 

"Connie" was given the honor of being named "Amercia's Flagship" by Ronald Regan in the early 80's. Of course daily life on-board Connie was no different than the other ships. Because of this designation our island numbers where lit up in red, white, and blue in port. (Carriers usully only light up thier numbers in white). This was the only notible diferance we had for carring the title.

 

She was decomissioned a few years ago, kind of felt like an old freind had died. (Other sailor's will know what I mean.) I'm un-aware of any new ship carying on the title of "Ameracia's Flagship". Has anyone heard otherwise?

 

US Navy was a great experiance for me. Wanted to stay in longer but it was more important to me to be around my children as much as I could. Hard to believe it's been 11 years since I got out!

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1st Canadian Signals Regiment, 1969-73. Sorry guys, just thought I'd throw something in here that wasn't US military. :D

 

Hey, are you kidding? It says, "How Did You Serve?", not "How Did You Serve The U. S. Military?". LOL, LOL.

 

All are welcome to list their service.

 

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I take offense to that Nuc MM crack Breaktrack! :D

 

I was a Navy Nuc MM (went that route to be an ELT) and my hubby just finished serving 9 1/2 years as a Nuc EM.

 

Boot camp is no longer in Orlando, infact the whole base was shut down when we finished "A" school there in the mid 90's. We went in Great Lakes.....and it was COLD! (-50 with wind chill while we were there)

 

We've lived in FL, SC, VA, and lastly HI. Hubby was stationed on the USS Washington and his group was in the Med when the USS Cole was hit. His ship actually left port a day early and the Cole pulled in.

 

Glad to be out and have hubby somewhere safe now! But, our life in the military made us who we are. I agree that military service makes a person different, not better or worse, but definately different.

 

And to the comment about serial killers.....well you can say that just about anything in life. I'm sure there's a serial killer who knitted, and one who loved to eat broccoli. Comparing a very small percentage of the population who are deviants to an entire group of people is just statistically unsound.

 

I personally don't think the OP said anything offensive in his post. On the contrary however, those who had issue with his post seem to be the ones spouting off offensive comments. You don't have to agree with the current political environment or activities that arise overseas from it, to respect the members of our population that serve us. Most people have no problem respecting the service that firemen, police and other similar "service" type positions give. To me, there is nothing wrong with finding others with like experiences that cache. It's no different than the regional forums on this site, or finding others with kids, etc.

 

I send a personal thank you to all those who have, and are currently serving. The life of a military family is much different than the media often portrays it, and having been on both sides of it myself, I have a great deal of respect for all of you.

 

Yup, and my second oldest boy did his six years as a nuc, on board submarines of all things....LOL.

 

As for Orlando, yeah, it is definitely gone. I put up a web page a few years ago when I went there to "visit" before they started tearing everything down, the link to that page is:

 

http://www.miltonmckinney.com/Travel/travel2/ntcorlando.htm

 

and then go to the photos page.

 

Let me know what you think! cptmckinney251@aol.com

 

Thanks,

 

Mac

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As for Orlando, yeah, it is definitely gone. ....

 

The US Navy also shut down the San Diego Boot Camp (I was one of the last Companies to go through it), of course this was right after they built a new dining commons and a new medical facility there, and started to build a new bridge over the water chanel! (The medical building was never used!).

 

For some reson the Navy chose to keep the oldest of the 3 bootcamps (Great Lakes, known affectionately as "Great Mistakes" LOL).

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US Navy Reserve 2003-Present

Engineering Aid 2nd class

Amphibious Construction Battalion 2

 

Joined the reserves without having any prior active duty time but at the time I joined I was a little older and had a job. I needed money to go back to school.

 

My dad and grandfather both served in the Navy as well. My dad in the first Gulf War and grandfather in World War II.

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U.S. Army

 

U.S.A.R.V. HQ. Tent City B 1966/1967

Saigon Vietnam

 

O3C40 - Entertainment N.C.O

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I have to update to my earlier post of a couple of years ago. In 2005 I was recalled to active duty as a US Army Civil Affairs Officer and just returned from a tour of duty on the pointy end of the spear in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, so guess I need to revise my previous post for the last time I served!

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I have to update to my earlier post of a couple of years ago. In 2005 I was recalled to active duty as a US Army Civil Affairs Officer and just returned from a tour of duty on the pointy end of the spear in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, so guess I need to revise my previous post for the last time I served!

 

OUTSTANDING!!

 

Yes, any service is good to list. New service, old service, matters not. Thank you for your continueing service.

 

Take care,

 

Mac

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Just hit my eight year mark the third of this month. USN ET Funny how many ETs show up in geocaching circles!

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Just hit my eight year mark the third of this month. USN ET Funny how many ETs show up in geocaching circles!

 

Not an ET...but I was a CTM, same thing as far as the Navy is concerned anymore. 12 yrs, still active, but now an IT (RM to you older Navy folk...comms weenie to you non-Navy types). Stationed in Guam, Diego Garcia, Maine, Diego Garcia again, Norfolk, and West Virginia.

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Active duty Air Force

 

Enlisted Sep 91-Aug 00 - Security Policeman - Guam, Vance (OK), FE Warren (WY)

ROTC Aug 00-May 02 - Cadet - Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Officer May 02-Present - Logistics Readiness - Langley (VA), Little Rock (AR)

 

And a couple of short trips to Saudi, Cuba, Italy, and most recently, Baghdad, where I found quite a few caches.

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I Joined the Army in 1997 when I was 19.

Went to Knox for basic

Fort Benning for Jump School

Fort Lee Virginia for AIT (Parachute Rigger)

Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Division for a couple years,..

Moved onto Special Forces work inside Pope Air Force base as a "Test Paratrooper", testing parachutes. Yea, I was a parachute guinea pig. Did some crazy jumps into forests, water, super high altitudes, super low altitudes...I miss that.

ETS'd (for a girl) and joined the Reserves in Monteagle, Tennessee

Went to 12B school at Camp Grafton , ND

Did AT's in Fort McClellan Alabama, and another one near Savanna, Georgia, I forget the name of that post..

Left Tennessee but Joined the Guard in Pennsylvania, and got very bored of that. I ETS'd completely. It was fun while the fun stuff lasted :anitongue:

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For some reson the Navy chose to keep the oldest of the 3 bootcamps (Great Lakes, known affectionately as "Great Mistakes" LOL).

 

Man, I can still remember the smell from winter '84. There was an inch of ice on the *inside* of the windows. That was a joyous little trauma to launch my Navy adventure.

 

There's nothing like a few years of military service to make you appreciate being a civilian.

 

I still got my boot camp blues in a box in the basement. Gonna try 'em on next year to see if they still fit.

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I served 3 years US Navy 1995-1998 - VAW120 NAS Norfolk (where I met hubby) - Aviation Electronics Technician. Medically Discharged due to flight line injury.

 

Hubby is currently serving US Navy 1991-present. Aviation Electronics Technician NAS Norfolk. Shipping out to Bahrain in November. 4 more years 'til retirement!

 

We are a proud Navy Family,

Erica

TDPR&C

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USAF 1968-1970 stationed at Elgin the whole time - learn to fish, get sun burnt, and see skimmy dressed women. Worked for an idiot, a jerk, and an Alcoholic. Not a fun time in my life. I'm sure the USAF is better now - then it was a Mickey Mouse mess where all the priority were wrong and the enemy was your superiors being campion Jerks. Not all of them but way way to many! I once actually got chewed out for walking and reading my mail at the same time. Needless to say I didn't re-enlist! I did get some some descent survival training. And I did learn you can use the rule book against superior jerks to make them behave. Now that was cool. Wished I could have served at a better time when it would have meant something.

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