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Military Service
« on: January 06, 2007, 12:21:28 PM »
Had read Randy's post on thanking all that serve or had served and just thought that since a lot of us had done some service time we should share a little about it. (?)

Myself, I served from '82 t0 '85. All juiced up for the conflicts in Granada and Panama. I was field artillery, with air assault training, but never served in an air assault unit. Spent just over 2 years in Ansbach, West Germany. Mainly with 2/28 FA battalion 210 brigade, but did time with 1st armoured 501st AG.
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Re: Military Service
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 01:19:40 PM »
Army from June '88 to June '92. Ammo specialists. Basic training was Ft McClellan, Al and AIT (Job training) was Redstone Arsenal in Anniston, AL. Was assigned to 23rd Ordanance Co of the 191st Ord Battallion. I was stationed at Kreigsfeld Ammunition Depot in Kreigsfled, Germany located about an hour from anywhere. A few places "close" were Kaiserslautern (K-Town, about an hour), Worms (Hour), Sembach Airbase (40 mins). Absolutely LOVED it over there. I did quite a bit of traveling while there.


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Re: Military Service
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 04:04:56 PM »
Best. Avatar. Ever fitter.


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Re: Military Service
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007, 01:11:33 AM »
Navy, Nov '88 to Oct '94 (got out a month early for school). Basic Training, Nuclear Field Machinist Mate "A" School, and Nuclear Power School done in Orlando, FL. from '88 through '89. Nuclear Prototype Idaho Falls, ID. Till June '90. USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) Fast Attack Submarine, Pearl Harbor, HI., and Mare Island, CA. from '90 to '94 as a Nuclear Propulsion Mechanical Operator.
 




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Re: Military Service
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 07:34:56 PM »
I've always wanted to ride on a sub. Don't know about a 6 month tour but a ride would be cool.


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Re: Military Service
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 09:43:21 PM »
OK, my turn I guess...
Joined July of 2000 at age 23.
Went to boot camp July and August 2000 in Cape May, NJ.
Graduated Aug. 25th 2000 and reported to my first unit USCG Cutter Harry Claiborne on Sept. 11th (scary huh?) of 2000, not '01, stationed in Galveston, TX. This ship is a 175' buoy tender and mainly travels in the Gulf of Mexico.
Left that ship around August of 2001 and went to work for the clinic while awaiting Medical "A" School.
Sept. 12th was transferred to a medical clinic at Air Station Houston, TX to assist in the activation of thousands of reserve troops.
Somewhere around Oct. 2002 went back to the medical clinic in Galveston. After a short time there asked to be transferred to the Base Security detachment there, and was. This is where I decided that I wanted to change my "A" School from a Medic (HS) to a Weapons Specialist (GM) and did, left for GM-A School in Jan. and graduated March 14th 2003, two weeks AFTER the birth of my son... no, I couldn't be there.
Got back to Galveston, met my son for the first time, and about 2 weeks later we moved to our next unit at Armory Cape Canaveral, FL. Was only there about a year and a half. I was short toured there due to the opening of the unit I am at now, an MSST or Maritime Safety and Security Team. Basically doing Tactical Law Enforcement and Anti-terrorism... a big change for sure. Got here in July of 2004 and will be leaving it around June 2007 and headed right back to Armory Cape Canaveral, where we basically fix and issue all weapons, ammo, and pyro for every unit in the district... or everywhere in the South East.
I am currently an E-5 or Gunners mate 2nd class, hence the "handle."

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Re: Military Service
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 05:43:54 PM »
Are there any more active or veterans on this site? If so, SOUND OFF!!
 




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Re: Military Service
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 06:33:37 PM »
Sir Aye Aye Sir !!! ( I want a saluting smilie...)

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Re: Military Service
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007, 08:22:13 PM »


Maybe Ramblin can add this one.


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Re: Military Service
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2007, 08:47:50 PM »
no leathernecks or flyboys? I'm suprised. Probably cuz I live in an Air Force town now, and am used to seeing both quite a bit. Mainly cuz we are home to 2 of the coolest cargo planes, the C-5A Galaxy, and the KC-10.
Great to hear From our vets (and to-be vets).
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Re: Military Service
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2007, 06:13:48 AM »


Maybe Ramblin can add this one.


Done.


 

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Re: Military Service
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2007, 02:29:16 PM »
FLY BOY HERE! ...

USAF - 1986-1990 .. McGuire AFB, NJ ... 438 OMS Military Airlift Command.  If you could jump out of it, I could fix it  :up:

Loved the AF, hated Jersey ... well, except for Friday nights in Atlantic City playing pool for my car payment ... LOL
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Re: Military Service
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2007, 04:32:09 PM »
NJ huh? I went through basic training in Cape May, saw Atlantic City a few times too. Not a bad area, in the summer.

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Re: Military Service
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2007, 05:25:13 PM »
It pretty much sucks if you live there.  Especially where McGuire AFB is.  In the middle of nothing, pretty close to nowhere.

I felt sorry for the guys who didn't have cars.  They were stuck on a base who's amenities included a few 50 year old pool tables and a ping pong table made of used plywood.

Of course, going to the bar off-base to buy a case of Bud for 6 bucks made it all worthwhile. :)
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Re: Military Service
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2007, 05:30:50 PM »
Cheap beer alone almost makes being the military worth while... Old Skool tried to join the service, but he got kicked out in Boot camp for taking 4 and 5 hour showers with the other guys, his release paper-work said something about "Acting like a kid in a candy store" or something of the sort...

 



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