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US Army - 1990-1994 - (98C) Signals Intelligence Analyst

 

Presidio of Monterey (CA)

Goodfellow AFB, TX

Camp Humphreys, Korea (last 2 years in 3d MI BN)

 

I was going to be stationed at Ft Drum, NY after my first year in Korea, so asked to stay overseas, then found out the orders were changed to work at Ft Meade, but oh well - it was a lot of fun.

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US Navy, 1974-1994

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator (Aircrew, that was the fun part)

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Bump! I've loved following this thread and thought it is about the right time of the year to give it a little bump.

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I served on Active Duty Air Force from 1981 until 1992. My wife, Donna, made the Air Force a career and served just over 22 years before retiring.

 

Thanks to those who served before me, with me, and now after me.

 

Zack

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US Air Force Medic 1968-1972.

Griffiss AFB, Rome NY

Barksdale AFB, Shreveport LA

Tan Son Nhut AB Vietnam

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Dang my memory is slipping--Thought I already replied to this thread.

 

Still serving in the Best dadgum Air Force in the Free World

 

Entered active duty in 1980

 

Been all around the World

 

Presently living in Japan

 

Leaving Japan the end of July

 

Moving to Hill AFB, Utah

 

Deploying again in January

 

Life is good

 

God Bless the USA

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Ms. DAVWIL

 

10 years teacher of "dependants" CFB Gagetown.

:huh:

( HELL... She's more Army than I am!!!')

Oops?

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Us Navy 1993 to 1996

 

USS George Washington CVN 73

 

Norfolk VA homeport

 

Aviation Ordanance and Aircraft structures ships company

 

Was in the Med in nov 1994 when we had to go in and pay saddam a visit when he moved his tanks towards Kuwait again. Was anchored of Trieste itally to make a port call but Saddam had a different Idea. Beat feet across the med, went straight through the ditch (Suez Canal) Launched our aircraft, especailly the EA6B's and then did an end around the Sinai peninsula. Was a scary eyt exciting time. Ended up doing 68 days at sea straight and was releived by the Eisenhower as we were at the end of our Med cruise.

 

Veteran of a foreign conflict (VFW member) and darn proud of it.

 

And to echo what Zach posted. Thanks to all those who went before us and came after us.

 

Enjoy your Freedom?? Thank a Vet. To many times we forget to do this and take our freedoms for granted. Sadly it takes 60th anniversaries of D Day or other days for so many to remember how big a price the freedom we enjoy today really cost.

 

MH

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Ms. DAVWIL

 

10 years teacher of "dependants" CFB Gagetown.

;)

( HELL... She's more Army than I am!!!')

Oops?

Since I grew up an Army brat I remember those teachers!!! LOL.

 

The one I remember most was Mr. Sertich, my 6th grade teacher in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. This was "back in the day" you understand. He picked up one kid one day and quite literally threw him toward the back of the room after becoming quite frustrated with the young man, in fact, he landed right by my desk. From then on we refered to "Sertich Airlines" with awe and respect....LOL. I made sure to never frustrate him, I didn't think I'd like flying that low to the ground...rofl.

 

Mac

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Us Navy 1993 to 1996

 

USS George Washington CVN 73

 

MH

Just as an aside, while I was attending a school at Fort Lee, Virginia, back in 1990, I convinced a group of my classmates to join me in a trip to Newport News to witness the christening of the George Washington. It was kind of odd as we went in uniform and got to watch Barbara Bush and President Bush (41) as they took part in the ceremonies. There we were, about 30 U. S. Army 2nd Lieutenants amidst a huge group of Navy uniforms...lol.

 

It was a great day and I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Washington ever since. I have yet to get a chance to go on board, but if I ever do I will in a New York minute!!

 

Mac

 

;):):D

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U.S.Army Oct 1966 till Oct 1986. ASA Electronics Repair in Sinop Turkey, Okinawa Military Protectorate and Japan, Ft Devens MA and Ft Meade MD .

 

KyHilltopper

Clint

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Greetings.......Are there any Active or retired military types out there? I am retired from the Canadian Forces Air Force Reserve, where I served as a Logistics Officer. Commissioned in 1989, retired in 2002 as a Captain.

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I was busted to E-1 and discharged after telling a Colonel where he could go and what he could do once he got there.

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Not active or retired ... spent 3 years U.S. Army active and 4 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.

 

Bit my tongue for 7 years not to tell pretty much everybody where to go and what to do once they got there. B)

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Current active duty US Army chaplain. Currently serving a basic training battalion at Fort Jackson, SC.

 

TDY's a great ways to find caches in new areas! :P

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There's a few other posts in the past that you can check out too:

 

Military Geocachers

Were You Ever A Scout, Military or.....

How did you serve?

 

I was 4 years in the USAF as a Chinese linguist. Prior to that I was Army JROTC in military school.

 

Oops. Guess I didn't retire. I'd still be on active duty if I stayed in.

Edited by Jeremy

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USAF Master Sergeant Retired, 1965-1985 Made a career of changing careers.. Administration, Management Analyst, Recruiter, and Weather Forecaster.

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Barry, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)

Joyce, Senior Master Sergeant, USAFR (Ret)

 

Barry retired at Travis AFB, CA as the Wing Chief C-141 Flight Engineer.

Joyce retired from the Air Force Reserves as Chief of Air Transportation Operations at Portland ANB, OR.

 

Cashe'n Not Wish'n

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2 yrs Army and 24.5 yrs USAF and Air National Guard. Retired Major, USAF Security Forces Cmdr. 13.5 yrs enlisted and 13 yrs commission. Retired 2000. It was a great time but enough was enough after 26.5 yrs. Wouldn't have missed the experiences for anything. Met great people and got to do things others just read about, and some things no one reads about.

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11 years active USMC, 11 Navy Reserve. Truck Driver then Weather Forecaster. Now Civilian Career as Network Engineer.

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Served as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam war. Flew out of Da Nang with the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company, 223rd CBT Aviation BN, 1st AVN BDE 1971-1972. Our Company was called "The Robin Hoods".

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USAF 7 years 4 months right now. I have been to Operation Iraqi Freedom (Oct 2003-Mar 2004). Used to be SFS from 1998-2001 at Dover AFB, DE, then retrained into Personnel. Went back to Dover until this past April. Now we are here in Aurora, CO. I work at HQ ARPC in Denver. God I miss the east coast.

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20 years Navy E-1 to 0-3. :P

 

Served on Submarines to Aircraft Carriers. :(

 

Retired in 1999 (Clinton downsized the military) :P

 

A retirement check every month for the rest of my life, Priceless! ;)

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Naval Reserve Spanish Linguist 8 years. Hubby had combo active and reserve 22 years, he puts up with the caching thing, drives us around, buys the equipment etc. :P

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Retired as CMSgt in the AF after 28 years. Did same type of work as GS 13 for 12 more years until I really retired in May 04.

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I spent right at 12 years on active duty in the Air Force. My wife, Donna, made a career out of the Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant (E-7).

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Served at HHC Ft. Lesley J.McNair, Washington, DC, '69-'70 and HHC, 212th Combat Aviation Battalion, Marble Mountain Air Facility, RVN '70-'71; Army) TDY 30 days USAF at Tan Son Knute AFB, Saigon, RVN and TDY 30 days Marine Aircraft Group 16, (USMC) Marble Mountain.

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7+ years active duty army 19+yrs National Guard. Former DI on Ft. Jackson's Tank Hill. Activated 11/11/01 due to 9/11. Spent 2 1/2 yrs on active duty then. Got got word 2 wks ago I am going back on active duty come January. But I will be in a safe location.

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Enlisted in Naval Aviation Cadet Program in March 1943. After flight prep school, I went to Midshipman School and got a Line Commission. Back to flight training and washed out flying biplanes. Ended up being a junior deck officer on the USS Poseidon ARL-12. Was in the ready reserve and they could call me in three days during the Korean War but they never did. Never killed anyone but bored a lot of people to death. Not many of us WWII vets geocaching. I have over 700 finds. Dick, W7WT

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Was in USAF for 3 years 6 months and 19 days but who's counting?

 

Served as technician for Radar, Missile Firing Circuits, and bombing computers on F-4. While in Viet Nam served in debriefing which I enjoyed.

 

IMHO, I believe everyone should pull tour of duty in the military.

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I did 8 years in the US Navy. I finally got fed up with the "New Navy" and bailed. I now work (as a civilian) for the Navy.

 

Much nicer now that I can tell them what I think, and not worry about what they want to hear. ;)

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I didn't serve, but will never pass on the opportunity to those who did.

 

Your self-sacrifice and service is appreciated and I have nothing but the utmost respect for you all.

 

Here's to you this holiday season.

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