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Re: Military Folks #54649 08/05/05 03:00 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
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mxslick Offline
USAF/ANG 1981-1993
Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist (In civilian-speak, "Bomb Loader" lol)
A-10's in Tucson, AZ.
F-4C, F-4E and F-4C recce in Riverside, CA.

Basic Training: Lackland AFB, Texas
Tech School: Lowry AFB, Denver Co.
(A-10) Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson
(F-4 series) March AFB (Now March ARB) Riverside, CA

Got a back seat ride in an F-4E while there, it was incredible! I lost close to six pounds in sweat! Very hard work to fly one of those beasts, our pilots and GIB's(Guy-In-Back) are the best!!

Our unit missed deployment to the first Gulf War by two months.

My uncle was AF, doing same job I chose. (B-52's)
Father was Tank Driver in Army, in Korea.

A salute to all who have served and to those who are serving now.

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Re: Military Folks #54650 08/05/05 03:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
Dnkldorf Offline OP
Any of you ever been in a so-ju hut, drinking so-ju and eating yakimandu at 3 in the morning?

Running from town patrol?


Re: Military Folks #54651 08/05/05 04:52 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 219
sierra electrician Offline
From an electrician who was never in the Service of our country, Thank you for all that you guys have done, do and and will be doing.


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Re: Military Folks #54652 08/05/05 05:51 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 50
SimonUK Offline
RN armaments for 20 years over here in the UK. Just one of a multitude of divisions supporting the guys in the front line.

Re: Military Folks #54653 08/05/05 07:55 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
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ShockMe77 Offline
- "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press.
- It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
- It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
- It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by
the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

Dnk, this was actually a speech given by former Senator Zell Miller (D) Georgia, at the RNC convention last summer in New York.

I'm impressed with all the sailors we have onboard here.

Anchors away my friends!

Re: Military Folks #54654 08/06/05 12:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 328
BuggabooBren Offline
I know I'm just a poseur on this topic, but I became a Navy wife at 17:

Wife of AQ2 (Aviation Fire Control Tech) on USS Midway, 1980-84
homeport Yokosuka, Japan
Graduated from Nile C. Kinnick High, Yokosuka, Japan
1 dependent's cruise

I also had 2 occasions when I was set to enlist:
- took the ASVAB in Japan after high school and scored in the 98th percentile but the arrangements weren't working out so the plan got sidetracked.
- was set to muster in to the Navy Reserves on Sept 10th, 2001 when the recruiter said I would have to sign custody of my kids over to their dad and it nixed the plan - the day before the terrorist attack on US soil.

God bless all who serve!!

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Re: Military Folks #54655 08/06/05 01:35 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
e57 Offline
So-ju... Short stint in Korea, N.Korea announced (One of many times) that they were nuclear capable, stopped Op cold after only 3 days.

But also served generously in Oki, doesn't mix well with Habu Sake. [Linked Image]

Shore Patrol... Only in San Diego. They picked me up at the Police Station, and dropped me off at the next bar.

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: Military Folks #54656 08/06/05 05:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
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denversparky Offline
USN Diesel submarine 1976-1980 electricians mate, a few scary times

Re: Military Folks #54657 08/06/05 06:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 349
Radar Offline
Hey DenverSparky (dbf) - which one(s) were you on, and where was it/they homeported?? What kinda scary stuff can you tell us about??

BuggabooBren - here is a picture of the USS Midway - shot thru a periscope.


[Linked Image from]

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There are 10 types of people. Those who know binary, and those who don't.
Re: Military Folks #54658 08/06/05 07:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 315
luckyshadow Offline
I would like to take this opportunity to say
THANK YOU to all of you who have served and are serving to give the rest of us some sense of security. Don't think it's not appreciated . May God Bless You and continue to watch over you !

Electrician from Maryland

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