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03-27-2005, 05:16 PM
Just curious. As a retired member of the US Air Force, 24 years worth, I was just wondering how many other brothers/sisters in arms I am keeping company with.
It would also be cool to list where all you were stationed. I was at the following:

Reese AFB, Lubbock Tx 1974
Osan AB Korea 1975
Carswell AFB, Ft Worth Tx 1976
Yokota AB Japan 1978
Barksdale AFB, Bossier City La 1981
Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls Tx 1984
Randolph AFB, San Antonio Tx 1985
Hickam AFB HI 1989
Scott AFB Belleville Il 1993
Retried 1997

Nothing grand just the best part of my life.


Ironbutt Ken
03-27-2005, 05:19 PM
819 CES/HR Red Horse

03-27-2005, 05:24 PM
15 years Alabama National Guard
Team Spirit '87 & '89 Camp Humphries, ROK
7 years Contract Flt Instructor Ft. Rucker, AL


Steve - Frisco
03-27-2005, 05:28 PM
RAF Lakenheath, England 1983-1985
Ramstein AFB, Germany 1985 - 1987
Kapaun AS, Germany 1987 - 1991

One trip to the desert, I got lucky, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Texas Air National Guard, 1991 - 1999

03-27-2005, 05:40 PM
Ammo Troop 77-80
Crew Chief 80-88
Ammo Troop 88- retirement

England AFB, LA 77-78
Kunsan AFB, Korea 78-79
England AFB, LA 79-88
Howard AFB, Panama 88-89
Engladn AFB, LA 89-90
Langley AFB, 90-98
Retired Jan 1 99

Total of 8 years TDY to various countries throughout the world including a trip with F-15's to Moscow, Russia

One trip to Desert King Fahd AB, Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield/Storm


03-27-2005, 05:57 PM
I had 22 years U.S. Marine Corps

Yosemite Sam
03-27-2005, 06:04 PM
Retired USAF after 21 years.

Vandenburg AFB, CA 59-60
Beale AFB, CA 60-62
Lindsey AS, Germany 62-65
Scott AFB, IL 65-69
Nakon Phanom, Thailand 69-70
Cheyenne MTN, CO 70-74
Gunter AFS, AL 74-78
Kirtland AFB, NM 78-80

03-27-2005, 06:05 PM
6 yrs US Army
64-66 5/33 Armor
67-70 Other places not able to list in country

30 yrs Army National Guard
71-2001 NJ Army National Guard
A 1-102nd Armor
D 5-102nd Armor
A 2-102nd Armor
B 2-102nd Armor
Retired 2001 18 years as a First Sergeant

03-27-2005, 06:21 PM
Working on my 32nd year. Six years Active Army, 10 in USAR, the remainder in the Army National Guard in Ohio.

03-27-2005, 06:26 PM
10 Years (to the day) US Air Force
1984-88 Crew Chief (RF-4C, F-5E & T-38's)
1988-94 Flight Engineer (C-130's)

1984 Lackland AFB, TX
1984 Sheppard AFB, TX
1984 Moody AFB, GA
1984-86 RAF Alconbury, UK
1986-88 Randolph AFB, TX
1988-94 Little Rock AFB, AR

Proud participant of Desert Storm

Rob(in S.C.)
03-27-2005, 06:47 PM
U.S. Navy, Retired

1969-1973 (Operation EndSweep, Haiphong Vietnam, 1973)

1980-1996: Present for virtually every conflict involving forces from the east coast. It would be easier for me to name countries I HAVE NOT visited.

20 yrs, 1 month, 28 days of active duty....but who was counting. And don't regret a minute of it.

03-27-2005, 06:50 PM
23 yrs in Navy
Chief Torpedoman
Been just about everywhere.
Just a few places I've been too.
Most of it was on the deep blue pond.

Love it all, just hated being away from the kid's when they were young.

03-27-2005, 06:58 PM
4 Years (to the day) US Air Force
1968-72 Airborne Special Electronics Operator (WC130, WC135, B52)
1155th & 1159th Tech Ops Squadron, HQ Command

1968 Lackland AFB, TX
1968 Lowry AFB, CO
1968-69 McClellan AFB, CA
1969-71 Eielson AFB, AK
1971-72 McClellan AFB, CA

03-27-2005, 07:09 PM
Four years, United States Navy, Naval Aviation, 1965-1969

NTC, San Diego, Calif
NAS, Memphis, Tenn
NAS, Lemoore, Calif
NAS, Norfolk, Va

Glad to have served my Country, but 4 years was enough.

03-27-2005, 07:09 PM
20 years 9 days USAF Retired March 1985
Jet Engine Technician

Biggs AFB El Paso Tx B-52
Cam Ranh Bay Republic of South Viet Nam F4C
Macdill AFB Tampa Fl F4C,D,E
Cannon AFB Clovis Nm F111
Craig AFB Sema AL T37, T38
Columbus AFB Columbus Ms T37, T38
Altus AFB Altus Ok C141, C5

Do not reget a second of my time!!!! Kept me out Marion State prison in IL!!!!!

IB Mike
03-27-2005, 07:15 PM
USAF Oct - '85 - Present

Security Police:
86 - 88 Hahn AB Germany
88 - 94 Whiteman AFB Mo
94 - 97 Malmstrom AFB MT

Force crosstrained to Command & Control

97 - 99 Fairchild AFB WA
00 - 01 Osan AB Korea
01 - 04 Fairchild AFB WA
04 - Present Travis AFB CA

No plans on punching out any time soon... gotta figure out what I want to do when I grow up first! :P

03-27-2005, 07:18 PM
U.S. Navy

74 Boot camp San Diego

74-77 NAS Pensacola

77-79 NS Coronado

79-81 NAS Cubi Pt. Philippines

81-84 NAS Jacksonville

10 years in the Navy, an official total of 5 years sea duty. Only 7 months actual at sea. Is life grand or what? The ten years in the Navy helped me to have 6 hrs. annual leave each pay period (every two weeks)at the start (usually "rookies" get 4 then after 15 years get 8) for only five years then 8 hrs per pay period with only 5 years in the FAA. It also added 10 years to my percentage for retirement. Is this a great country or what?


03-27-2005, 07:26 PM
93H Air Traffic Controller

Aug 85 - Nov 91

Ft Dix
Ft Rucker
Cp Humphries Korea
Cp Walker Korea
PTA Training Center Big Island of Hawaii
Ft Hood Tx

03-27-2005, 07:29 PM
4 years Navy

USS Providence CLG-6
Pacific 1st & 7th Fleets


Military intelligence is not an oxymoron--just plain morons

03-27-2005, 07:54 PM
Four Years Air Force

T-38 Crew Chief 14 OMS Columbus Air Force Base, MS (1976-1980)

Mike Sharkey
2003 Candy Red
2005 Bushtec Turbo II

03-27-2005, 07:56 PM
USAF 65-69------3yrs 9mos

65 Lackland AFB Tex
66 Keesler AFB Miss
66-67 Charleston AFB SC
67 Fairchild AFB Wash
67 Hamilton AFB Calif
67-68 Duc Hoa RVN
67-68 Tay Ninh RVN
68-69 McClellan AFB Calif

03-27-2005, 07:58 PM
U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Leahy DLG-16

03-27-2005, 08:02 PM
US Navy - Seabee's

1966 Adak Alaska
1967 Dong Ha, Viet Nam (MCB-5)
1968 Dong Ha, Viet Nam (MCB-5)
1969 Winter Over Party - Operation Deep Freeze - McMurdo Sta. - Byrd Sta - South Pole Sta. Antartica

03-27-2005, 08:04 PM

03-27-2005, 08:13 PM
See my signature.

Lackland AFB, TX - Basic Training
Lowry AFB, CO - Tech School
Soesterberg AFB, NL - F-15
England AFB, LA - A-10
Edwards AFB, CA - Every kind of plane there is; fixed wing and rotary, maned and unmaned.

Precision Measurement Equipment Technician - Metrologist

20 years working for the DOD, 18 to go and loving every minute.

03-27-2005, 08:18 PM
My thanks to you all! :flg: :clap2:

U.S. Navy
Viet Nam Vet.

03-27-2005, 08:19 PM
5 years Loadmaster, 8 years Computer Programmer
1954 - 1958 Kelley AFB
1958 - 1959 Scott AFB
1960 - 1962 Charleston AFB
1962 - 1963 Germany
1964 - 1966 Randolph AFB
1966 - 1967 Pentagon

USAF Reserves, 8 years, Systems Designer
1978 - 1986 Barksdale AFB

03-27-2005, 08:22 PM
USAF '75-84


03-27-2005, 08:23 PM

When did you work A-10's at England?

I crewed A-10's in the 75th AMU at England AFB, LA from 80-88.

I crewed 80-0152 most of the time.


03-27-2005, 08:29 PM
USAF 304x4 (Ground Radio Maint, SAC Giant Talk, Base PA Systems mostly)

'75 Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX (Basic)
'75 Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS (Tech School)
'76-'78 RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK (PDS)

Decided to take an early out to try and save my first marriage. Used to say I should have stayed in, but then I wouldn't have met my second wife. :wink:

Dang, just dawned on me. I went active duty 30 years ago next month.

Orange Bandit
03-27-2005, 08:36 PM
63-66 USMCR 1st Air Delivery San Jose, CA
66-67 Sheppard AFB, TX
67-68 Ubon Royal Thai AFB
68-69 Laredo AFB, TX
69-73 RAF Alconbury Eng
73-75 Sheppard AFB, TX
75-76 U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Base
76-79 Torrejon AB, Spain
79-83 Kirtland AFB, NM (Defense Nuclear Agency)
83-85 Carswell AFB, TX
October 1, 1985 started to call myself MISTER after 22 years, 9 months and 13 days (but who was counting?).

03-27-2005, 08:40 PM
Active duty Army since 84.

85-89 Subic Bay Philippines
89-92 Mechanicsburg, Pa
92-94 Guam
94-01 Camp Lejeune, NC
01-02 Camp Red Cloud Korea
02-03 Camp Lejeune & OIF 1 Iraq
04-05 OIF 2, back to Iraq again but now home & soon to retire!!!

20 years & 3 months today!!!! :D

03-27-2005, 08:41 PM
USMC: June '81 - Apr '89

Air Traffic Controller at various Air Stations and Marine Air Traffic Control Squadrons (MATCS)

MCRD Parris Island, SC: '81
NAS Memphis, TN: '81 - '82
MCAF Camp Pendelton, CA: '82 - '84
MCAS(H) Futenma, Okinawa, Japan: '84 - '85
MCALF Bogue, NC: '85 - '87
* Duke Field, Eglin AFB, FL: '86
* Ft. McCoy AAF, WI: '87
* Volk ANGB, WI: '87
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan: '87 - '89

Currently, still working on that gov't retirement with the Federal Aviation Administration.
23 total years in... 7 yrs, 10 mos, 4 days to go!

(not that I'm counting, or anything!)

Semper Fi,

03-27-2005, 08:46 PM
1957-1978, 21+ years USN, retired Chief Navy Counselor
West Coast Sailor, Homeported in Long Beach and San Diego, CA
Went to Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Phillipines, Nha Trang, So. Vietnam ('68-'69 IUWG 1 unit 4), and a 5 year tour as a Recruiter in Minneapolis, MN. Rode a heavy Cruiser, 3 destroyers, and a fleet oiler. 16 years at sea, 5 years on shore. 8)

03-27-2005, 08:47 PM
U.S. Coast Guard 12 years active, 8 to go
Cutter Neah Bay
Cutter Dauntless
Base Sault ste. Marie
Cutter Padre
Base Key West
Glad to see the Armed forces representing.

03-27-2005, 08:48 PM
20 years USN, retired 1980 after 20 years, 4 months of service. Retired as CTIC (E7).

Great Lakes, IL (Boot Camp)
Bainbridge, MD (A School)
Kodiak, AL (Courier)
Ft. Devens, MA (B School)
Kami Seya, Japan (Cryptlogic Duty)
Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA (Vietnamese)
San Miguel, PI (Duty)
Danang, Vietnam (Air crew)
Ft. Meade, MD (two tours at NSA)
Defense Language Institute, Arlington, VA (Cambodian & Hebrew - two different tours)
San Angelo, TX (training)
USS Oxford (AGTR-1) (Division Chief)
Cupertino, CA, ADCOP
Rota, Spain (Direct Support Duty)
Covington, GA (recruiting duty)
Homestead AFB, FL (Training Chief)

So, similar to all other "lifers" I spent a fair amount of my time moving from place to place.

Mesquite Bob

John/Bike Solutions LLC
03-27-2005, 08:49 PM
Joined Texas Army National Guard in 91
Spent time in Ft Sill
Aberdeen Proving grounds
Ft Hood

5 years of active duty working Counterdrug operations in Texas.
Deployed under Operation Enduring Freedom, and was sent over to Arifjan Kuwait in 2003 for the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Currently a staff officer (0-4) for the Information Operation group in Texas.

Alabama IronButt
03-27-2005, 08:54 PM
2 years 9 months 13 days US Army

1967 - Ft. Benning, Ga
1967 - Ft. Belvoir, VA
1967 - Republic of Vietnam
1968 - Republic of Vietnam
1969 - 1970 - Redstone Arsenal, Hntsville, Al

03-27-2005, 08:54 PM
I am also retired from the USAF. Started in 1973, ended in 1995.

Sheppard AFB (6 wks)
Travis AFB (1973-1978)
Andrews AFB (1978-1981)
Sheppard AFB (1981-1985)
USAF Academy (1985-1986)
Chanute AFB (1986-1991)
Wright-Patterson AFB (1991-1992)
Langley AFB (1992-1995/Retirement) Never deployed or assigned overseas. Makes it easy for the grandparents to keep up with the grandkids!

Started my career as a hospital corpsman, ended as a physician assistant. Not bad, in my opinion.

Presently living and working in Springfield, MO as a neurosurgical physician assistant, riding the '02 1800 every chance I get, and watching the grandchildren grow.

03-27-2005, 09:11 PM
U.S. Coast Guard 06/68-06-72
CGC Madrona 68-70
CGC Pt Areana 70
CGC Pt Brown 70-72
Coast Guard Base Norfolk, VA. 72
Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
04 White 1800

03-27-2005, 09:14 PM
Air Force 1968-1972 Security Police

Lackland AFB - San Antonio Texas - Basic
Otis AFB - Massachusetts
DaNang AB - Viet Nam
Frances E. Warren AFB - Cheyenne Wyoming

03-27-2005, 09:14 PM
Previous thread a few months ago went to several pages.My friend from high school said it best,visited South East Asia as a guest of uncle sam(67 68)U.S. Army

03-27-2005, 09:21 PM
US Navy 68-70 Medically retired
Hospital Corpsman HM2

Great Lakes Boot Camp
Great Lakes Corps School
FMS Camp Lejuene, NC
Portsmouth Naval Hospital staff
Lima Co. 3/1 USMC RVN
Great Lakes Naval Hospital patient

Semper Fi

03-27-2005, 09:22 PM
Four years U.S. Navy 1960-1964

1960-1961 - Lakehurst, N.J. Meteorology School

Part of 1961 aboard the USS Lake Champlain CVS 39 out of Quanset Point R.I. I might add that the Champlain picked up Alan Shepherd, our first man in space, in his space ship fredom 7, after his first 15 minute flight. I have photos of the space capsule on deck of the ship.

1962-1964 A Combination of Washington D.C., New Zealand and Antarctica in Operation Deep Freeze.

03-27-2005, 09:33 PM
Hey, does 19 years of being an Army brat count????

I shined enough jump boots and wings to last a lifetime :wink:

I suuport our troops and God Bless them all!!!!

03-27-2005, 09:47 PM
21 years in the Corps 1970-91
70-72 Camp Pendleton (Grunt)
72-74 MCAS Santa Ana, CA (Airwinger)
74-75 MCAS Fetenma, Okinawa Japan
75-79 MCAS Santa Ana, CA
79 6 month vacation in MCAS Fetenma, Okinawa Japan
79-81 MCAS Tustin, CA
81 6 month vacation in MCAS Fetenma, Okinawa Japan
81-83 MCAS Tustin, CA
83 6 month vacation in MCAS Fetenma, Okinawa Japan
83-91 MCAS Cherry Point, NC

03-27-2005, 09:48 PM
28 Years US Navy
Retired in 1984 as Master Chief (E-9)

Me and Hank Snow "Been Everywhere" and enjoyed most of the places.


03-27-2005, 09:51 PM
1975-76 Webb AFB Tx,
1976-79 Reese AFB Tx, baot as aircraft mechanic T-38


03-27-2005, 09:52 PM
I did my two. :? '71-'73

Rich & Becky
03-27-2005, 10:02 PM
Rich was in the Marines 71-75.

Boot at Parris Island
Court House Bay
Camp LeJeune
Back to LeJeune
Guantanamo Bay
Finished up at LeJeune in the Engineering Maintenance Battalion

Couldn't get any farther away than that!


Paul Long
03-27-2005, 10:05 PM
18 years AF. Early retirement.

76-77: Lackland and Sheppard AFBs, TX
77-80: MSAT, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
80-81: Keesler AFB, MS cross training into ATC radar maint
81-83: Nellis AFB, NV
83-87: Radar maint instructor McClellan AFB, CA
87-88: King Salmon, AK
88-94: Mountain Home AFB, ID

1st 15 years was a blast. The last 3 sucked. AFSC was over-manned, so I was offered early retirement to reduce the force. Never looked back. Except, 30 days into retirement the phone rang at 5:30am. Base wide recall. Boy was it good just to roll over and go back to sleep. :D

03-27-2005, 10:09 PM
Twenty-Four Years and thirty seven day of wearing the uniform of the United States Air Force...... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Enlisted March '67
Basic Training - Amarillo AFB, TX
Shepard AFB, TX - Apr '67 to May '67
Keesler AFB, MS - May '67 to Apr '68
Dyess AFB, TX - Apr '68 to Dec '68
Phan Rang AB, Vietnam - Dec '68 to Dec' 69
Perrin AFB, TX - Dec '69 to Jul '71
Duluth IAP, MN - Jul '71 to Oct '72
Westover AFB, MA - Oct '72 to June '73
Tyndall AFB, FL - June '73 to Mar '75
Torrejon AB, Spain - Mar '75 to Mar '78
Goodfellow AFB, TX - Mar '78 to Nov '83
F-4 TAFT, US Embassy, Cairo, Egypt - Nov '83 to Nov '84
Goodfellow AFB, TX - Nov '84 to Mar '87
Spangdalem AB, Germany - Mar '87 to Mar '90
Bergstrom AFB, TX - Mar '90 to May '91
Civilian life..........

I enjoyed my service right up to the day I decided I had done all I could and it was time to move on.... The next day I requested early release from my current enlistment and hung up my organizational hat.....

I did more and saw more then anyone in my family ever dreamed possible and to this day stand tall and salute the flag I served.....

Gene Krull
03-27-2005, 10:12 PM


03-27-2005, 10:20 PM
there is another thread here that went for days.............with the same info........isn't there?

ok....... I will play

Lackland.........of course
George AFB Ca 82-85
Loring AFB Maine.......85-87

From the heat to the cold...........

5 years as an Air Force Cop

03-27-2005, 10:24 PM
Retired, 28 years Air Force Reserve IMA:

Wing Reserve Assistance Officer
Wing Reserve Assistance Coordinator

9004th ARSq

03-27-2005, 10:32 PM
1970 - Basic San Antonio
70-71 - Cheyenne Wyoming
71 -72 - Udorn RTAFB
72 73 - Cheyenne Wyoming
74 - medically retired.
What a ride... :idea:

03-27-2005, 10:38 PM
Currently active duty Colonel (06), US Army
Stationed at: (doesn't include scores of TDYs to dozens of countries all over the world)

1978-1979 2d Infantry Division, Cp Liberty Bell, Korea
1979-1982 Ft Benning, Georgia
1983-1984 Honduras/El Salvador
1985-1986 Baumholder Germany
1987-1988 Bad Tolz Germany
1989-1990 Ft Sam Houston, Texas
1991 Ft Leavenworth Kansas (CGSC)
1992-1994 Pentagon, Wash DC
1994-1996 Ft Bragg North Carolina
1996-1999 Ft Lewis Washington
1999-2000 Army War College, Carlisle PA
2000-2001 US Special Operations Command Tampa FL
2001-2003 Bde Command, Germany (Afghanistan and Iraq, OEF and OIF)
2003-present USCENTCOM, Tampa FL (with numerous trips back to Iraq, Afghanistan, Horn of Africa)

Proud owner of a black 2004 ABS GL1800 (and a 2003 Harley Electra Glide Classic)

03-27-2005, 11:02 PM
USAF 4 years 1978
Bergstrom AFB, Austin TX

03-27-2005, 11:20 PM

When did you work A-10's at England?

I crewed A-10's in the 75th AMU at England AFB, LA from 80-88.

I crewed 80-0152 most of the time.

I was stationed at England AFB, LA from Sept 87 til I seperated in Jan 90. I have been in PMEL my whole career so I never actually worked on any planes. I listed those planes because they were the planes we supported at each base.

I loved being at an A-10 base. Reliable and quiet. We always got an extra day off for meeting sorties and they never woke you up from engine noise. I'm sorry England closed. I still have friends in Tioga and Pineville. Too humid for me though. I like it here in the desert.

Son of Thunder
03-27-2005, 11:20 PM
U.S. Navy, 1973-1979
Data System Technician

1973-1974 - CSTSC, Mare Island, CA.
1974-1976 - Fleet Weather Center, Oahu, Hawaii
1976-1979 - USS Prairie, AD-15 (destroyer tender), homeport San Diego, CA.

03-27-2005, 11:46 PM
USAF 4 yrs.
12/85 Lackland AFB, Tx
1/86-7/86 Keesler AFB, Ms
8/86-12/89 "No Hope" Pope AFB NC

Nav - Comm

Lots of Rotation TDY to RAF Mildenhall and Helenikon AB, Greece.

03-27-2005, 11:47 PM
6 years U.S. Air Force

1971-1974 Lackland AFB Tx Training Instructor
1974-1977 Bergstrom AFB Tx Firefighter

Ghost Rider
03-28-2005, 05:18 AM
Retired Navy after 24 Years Active Duty:
1979 Boot Camp, Great Lakes, IL
1980-1984 USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641 - Gold)
1984-1987 Submarine Base Pearl Harbor
1987-1990 USS West Virginia (SSBN 736 - Gold)
1990-1993 Submarine Base Kings Bay
1993-1997 USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735 - Gold)
1997-2000 Submarine Base Kings Bay
2000-2003 USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740 -Blue)

October 31, 2003 Transferred to the Fleet Reserve

03-28-2005, 05:42 AM
74-77 Army

67-N-2F Crew Chief, D & H model UH-1


God Bless the troops!

03-28-2005, 06:41 AM
USAF 1974-1978
341st Security Police, Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Montana.

03-28-2005, 06:47 AM
Keesler AFB, Mississippi 1970-1975
Kunson AB, Korea 1975 - 1976
Dover AFB, Delaware 1976 - 1980
Keesler AFB, Mississippi 1980 - 1982
Torrejon AB, Spain 1982 - 1987
Patrick AFB, Florida 1987 - 1990

TDY to over 15 countries.

Some days I do miss it.

Redneck Dave
03-28-2005, 07:28 AM

20 plus years, I quit countin' when I ran out of fingers and toes. I did all the fun stuff, at all the fun spots in the world startin' in 1982 and I used to volunteer to do all the "fun stuff" off the ships, I figured I left the farm to have some fun. I will make the statement "I hate havin' sand in all the wrong places".
I miss some of it, but I like seein' my better half everyday and havin' the opportunity to ride everyday. :wink:


03-28-2005, 07:35 AM
USAF 4 years joined back during the draft account they were going to draft me in September in the Army, no way I was going to Viet Nam so I joined the Air Force to stay out of Nam, Crew Chief C-130, Flight Engineer C-130 assigned Tachikawa Japan, Spent 23 days each month in Nam from 66 thru 69 I really know how to beat the system don't I.

03-28-2005, 07:48 AM
Army 20 years

Ft Knox KY Boot Camp 1977
Ft Stewart GA 1977-1978
Mannheim Germany 1978-1982
Ft Leonard Wood Mo 1982-1986
Camp Humphreys Korea 1987-1988
Ft Mead MD 1988-1991
South West Asia (Desert Storm) 1991-1992
Ft Benning GA 1992-1997

03-28-2005, 08:18 AM
Air Force, 17 years, Took the early retirement

Randolph AFB, SA, Texas-79-83
Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC-83-85
Yokota AB, Tokyo, Japan-85-93
Edwards AFB, CA-93-95

Did alot of TDY from Japan! Been everywhere! Was a 130 Mechanic.
Served in Grenada, Panama, and GW 1. Worked for Mother MAC and Spec Ops.

Now I teach AFJROTC in South Bend, Indiana. Sometimes, I'd rather be back being shot at!


03-28-2005, 08:36 AM
So far 23 years in the military.
Started in US Army
1981 Military Police, boot camp and school, Ft McClellan AL ( Now sadly closed)
1982-84 Hardheim Germany watching weeds and Nike Hurc missles grow ( Now closed)
1984-1985 Seneca Army Depot Romulus, NY ( Now closed)
1985 - 1992 B Co 961 ENG BN Racine WI worked communications
1992 - Present Wisconsin Air National Guard (USAF) Took tech school at Chanute AFB Rantoul, IL ( Now closed) Firefighter 128th Air Refueling Wing Milwaukee WI started as firefighter now fulltime fire chief.
I just noticed how many places are closed after I served there.
Hoping to retire in the fall after finishing my nursing degree through the military. Working part time as a ER nurse intern at a very busy ER in Milwaukee. After a few years in this area wife and I will pack up the dog, cat, and two horses, and move to the Silverdale WA area to live out our days.

DRS 347
03-28-2005, 08:44 AM
April 1970 - April 1997

U. S. Navy - April 1970 to July 1974
San Diego, Ca
Newport, Ri

Minnesota Army National Guard - November 1974 - April 1997
TDY in California

Retired LTC

Ol Pirate
03-28-2005, 08:47 AM
US Navy Retired 22 Years, SCPO (E8)

Naval Training Center, Great Lakess, Il
Naval training Center, Banbridge, MD
USS Barton DD-722
USS Beale DD-471
USS Tatnuck ATA-195
Naval Station, Charleston, SC
Naval Support Activity, Danang, RVN
Navy Commissary Store, Norfolk, VA
USS Leahy DLG-16
Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
NROTC Unit, University of Sout Carolina
USS Wainwright CG-28

03-28-2005, 08:49 AM
Wow! Lots of military folks here.

I'm retired Army (half of my time was in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, half in general/chemical ammo).

Ft. Ord, CA
Ft. Hood, TX
Corozel, Panama
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
Ft. Riley, KS
Darmstadt, Germany
Ft. Bragg, NC
Johnston Island (800 miles SW of Hawaii)
Ft. Bragg, NC
Retired in 1994.

Thanks for the memories,

03-28-2005, 08:51 AM
26 years 23 days USAF. Retired Oct 03

Hurlbert Field FL, 1978 (AC 130 Gunships) NDI Tech
Incirlik AB Turkey, 1982 (Forward operating base) NDI Supervisor
McConnel AFB, KS, 1986 (B-1 Bombers) Quality Assurance
Offutt AFB, Ne, 1990(HQ SAC) Member Maitenance Standardization and Evaluation Team
Whiteman AFB, MO, 1992 (B-2 Bomber) Laboratory Chief, NDI
Misawa AB, Japan, 1995 (F-16's) Lab Chief, 1st Shirt, Flight Chief
Tinker AFB, OK 1999, USAF NDI OFFICE, Field Program Manager
Retired 1 Oct 2003

Temporary duty to all corners of the world and loved every minute.

Scott K
03-28-2005, 08:57 AM
US Navy

'76-'79 active duty
'79-'82 active reserve

Great Lakes for Boot
Memphis for A school
Jacksonville for C school
Key West N.A.S.
Andrews Air Force Base N.A.F.

Not near as much as most here, But still proud of the time I served

03-28-2005, 09:06 AM
US Navy Retired, F-14 Tomcat Pilot

Various Carriers- USS Roosevelt, USS Lincoln, USS kennedy, and others
VT-10, VF101, VF-84, VF-74, VF-31, Topgun, Mostly based out of Oceana,VA.
Desert Storm/Shield in 91 on the Roosevelt

03-28-2005, 09:23 AM
US ARMY 18yrs 9 months
19E10 and 19K30A4
86 Basic Ft. Knox KY.
86-88 3/77 Ar. Ft. Polk La.
88-91 4/34 Ar. Germany with a trip to SWA
91-92 1/10 Cav. Ft. Knox KY.
92-94 2/68 Ar. Germany
94-99 1/67 Ar. Ft. Hood Tx.
99-01 1/37 Ar. Germany
01- Retirement 1 July 06 if lucky DTDCD Ft. Knox Ky. with a trip to Afghanistan to train the ANA

03-28-2005, 09:46 AM
Flight deck launch & recovery aircraft director (E4 yellow shirt) USS WASP, CVS -18 (anti-submarine aircraft carrier) '64 - '66.
Air Nat'l Guard medical group Master Sgt. '83 - '04, activated for Desert Storm '91.

03-28-2005, 10:12 AM
US Navy 20 Yrs

75-81 USS Abraham Lincoln SSBN 602 Pear Harbor
81-84 USS Michigan SSBN 727 Groton Ct/Bangor Wa
84-87 FBM Training Center Bangor Wa
87-90 USS Tennessee SSBN 734 Kings Bay GA
90-94 CSS-20 Squadron 20 Kings Bay Ga
94-95 Trident Refit Facility(TRF) SWS Kings Bay Ga

03-28-2005, 10:55 AM
USMC - Thirty years (took me that long to make up my mind if I liked it)

52-53 Korea
Opama, JP
Olatha, KS
Memphis, TN
Santa Ana, CA
HMX-1, Quantico
Beaufort, SC
Santa Ana, Ca
Camp Smith, HI
El Toro, CA
Meridian, MS (retired in 82 - continued there for 20 years as MWR Civil Service)

Highlander - I have always believed- Once a Marine always a Marine

Snazzy Nazzy Biker
03-28-2005, 11:15 AM
U.S. NAVY, . . . SUBMARINE FORCES PACIFIC, . . . .1966 - 1970

Submarine Squadron 15, . . Ford Island, Hawaii


Six Polaris Patrols, . . 3 each boat, . . . total submerged time, . . .

455 days!!! :D

Orange Magnum
03-28-2005, 11:26 AM
28 years, USN. Retired as YNCM(SW).
RTC, NTC San Diego, CA
VP-21 NAS Brunswick, ME
Staff CINCPAC, Camp H.M. Smith, HI
USS Beaufort (ATS2), NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HI
Staff CINCPAC, Camp H.M.Smith, HI
USS Hull (DD945), San Diego, CA
SEAL Team One, NAB Coronado, CA
EPMAC, New Orleans, LA
USS Tarawa (LHA1), San Diego, CA
Naval Consolidated Brig, NAS Miramar, CA
USS Constellation (CV64), NAS Coronado, CA
Retired, 31 Jan 94

03-28-2005, 11:30 AM
6 years USN. 1981 to 1987
First Class Sonar Technician

Bootcamp in Great Lakes
7 months "A" School in San Diego
2 years aboard the USS Francis Hammond FF-1067 out of Yokosuka, Japan
1 1/2 years"C" school back in San Diego
2 1/2 years aboard the USS Badger FF-1071 out of Pearl Harbor

Been to 26 countries. Had a GREAT tour. Seen some crazy $h!t and made some life-long friends. 8)

03-28-2005, 12:06 PM
Submarine Force Atlantic
USN 1970-1982
USS Simon Bolivar SSBN 641 1972-78
NOTU 1978-81
USS Tecumseh SSBN 628 1981-82
SIMA Charleston 1982-1998
Retired 1998

Caddy Rider
03-28-2005, 12:16 PM
USAF retired - 20 years, 5 days
Electronic Counter Measure Tech

79 Lackland AFB, TX
79-80 Keesler AFB, MS
80-83 Blytheville AFB, AR
83-86 Griffiss AFB, NY
86-87 Osan AB, Korea
88-99 Offutt AFB, NE

03-28-2005, 01:05 PM

21 years, 4 months, 16 days,

17 years of it sea duty

San Diego
Key West
USS Von Stueben
USS Mariano G. Vallejo
Pearl Harbor
TAD USS Queenfish
USS Marshall
USS Jefferson
USS Bonefish
Charleston, SC
USS Wilson

03-28-2005, 01:36 PM
Ok, I still haven't seen many Soldiers or Marines posting? Where you all at? The AF and Navy have us outnumbered :D

03-28-2005, 02:27 PM


San Diego for boot.
Millington TN for tech school (AMH)
NAS Jacksonville with 6 month deployments to Keflavek Iceland and Sigonella Sicily. VP24- ASW Squadron

I am happy to say that my 18 year son has received a 4 year Air Force ROTC college scholarship and will join the ranks of the AF proud after graduation

03-28-2005, 02:44 PM
Air Force Academy, CO - 62 - 66
Vance AFB, OK - 66-67
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ - 67
Cam Ranh Bay, RVN - 67 - 69
Bitburg AB, GE 69 - 72
Ubon, Thailand 72 - 73
George AFB, CA 73 - 81

03-28-2005, 03:02 PM
US Navy Retired

73 Recrute Training San Diego, CA
73-75 USS Midway, CV41, Yokosuka, Japan
75-78 USS Ajax AR6, San Diego, CA
78-81 Instructor, FTC San Diego, CA
82-83 Reserves, Saginaw, MI
83-94 Reserves, Decatur, IL
94 Retired.

9 months of dead time between active duty and reserve duty. That was a bad move but I was still young and didnít know better.

Yellow 02

Mark Rowell
03-28-2005, 03:32 PM
US Navy, 1968-1975, SUBFLOT 6, Charleston, SC
SSBN 617, Alexander Hamilton
Fleet Ballistic Missile Nuclear Powered Submarine
8 patrols
ETN-2, Navagation Electronic Technician

03-28-2005, 03:37 PM
USAF Retired AFSC was 276X0 (now called 1C5X0) (Radar Ops...ok, "Scope Dopes" if you must)

Jan 74 - Basic @ Lakeland then Tech School @ Keesler
74-75 - Boron AFS, CA (few miles NE of Edwards on Rte 395) (This place became a min. security prison after it closed in 75)
75-76 - Charleston AFS, ME (few miles north of Bangor) (Think this place became a prison too... humm)
76-79 - Weisbaden AB (Lindsey AS) Germany
79-80 - Holloman AFB, NM
80-82 - Tyndall AFB, FL
82-83 - King Salmon AS, AK (some good fishing here)
83-87 - McChord AFB, WA
87-88 - Osan AB, Korea
88-91 - McChord AFB, WA
91-92 - Rockville AS, Iceland
92-94 - March AFB, CA
94-00 - McChord AFB, WA (stayed here after retiring, grew up just outside Philly but this area's too good to leave).. sure does make attending Cats-cade a chore each year

03-28-2005, 03:44 PM ... highlight= (

Papa Gene
03-28-2005, 04:18 PM
U.S. Coast Guard
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Boot Camp, Alameda, CA 1969
USCG Cutter Maple, Ogdensburg, NY 1969-70
Commissaryman's School, Governor's Island, NY 1970
USCG Base Buffalo, NY 1970
USCG Cutter Ojibwa, Buffalo, NY 1970-71
USCG Station Rochester, NY 1971-72
USCG Cutter Edisto, Milwaukee, WI 1972
USCG Cutter Southwind, Milwaukee, WI 1972-73

U.S. Army
- - - - - - - - - - -
Signal School, Ft Gordon, GA 1976
24th Signal Battalion, Ft Stewart, GA 1976-77
232nd Signal Co, Mannheim, Germany 1977-81
3rd Signal Bn, 1st Trng Bde, Ft Gordon, GA 1981-83
HQ, 2nd Signal Bde, Mannheim, Germany 1983-1986
Chievres Telecommunications Ctr, Chievres, Belgium 1987-88
SHAPE COMSEC Material DSA, SHAPE, Belgium 1988-89
HQ Strategic Defense Cmd, Arlington, VA 1989-92
Retired June 30, 1992

03-28-2005, 05:18 PM
1958 boot camp san diego
1958 uss galveston clg3 phila. pa.
1962 uss robert a owens ddk 827 norfork va.
discharged 1965 portmouth va.
seen a lot of the world

Motorcycle Jack
03-28-2005, 05:27 PM
U.S. Army Retired-

1967 - 1977 Active duty
67 - Basic training Ft. Bliss
67 - 68 Fitzsimmons Army Hosp - Med. Equipment Repair
68 - 69 Vietnam, **** Vinh, Ben Hoa, Nahtrang
69 - 71 Ft. Jackson
71-77 West Germany
77-90 US Army Reserves - Armor
90 - Desert Storm
90 - 97 US Army Reserves

banana boy
03-28-2005, 05:27 PM
4 years active, 2 years reserve, USN USS Decatur DDG-31, 1967/1971, Viet Nam Vet.

03-28-2005, 05:28 PM
U. S. Naval Security Group, 9 years total and never served a day at sea.
1965 - 1969 and 1972 - 1977.

03-28-2005, 05:49 PM

Boot Camp - Orlando '76

Aviation Electronics School - Memphis '76-'77

SERE Training (survival, evasion, resistance. escape )- Coronado Island '77

VQ1 Squadron, Guam - '77-'80

Top Secret Security Clearance

Served on USS Midway, Constellation and Coral Sea
Flew on and off the Carriers 82 times on the A3 Recon Jets

Phillipines, Korea, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Alaska, Singapore, Iran, Pakistan, Hawaii.


tim goins
03-28-2005, 06:38 PM
21 Years active duty retired 1996. But was called back to active duty DEC 04 now working at pentagon in support of the war. :P

03-28-2005, 06:50 PM
74-77 Army
23rd Engineers
Fort Richardson Alaska

03-28-2005, 06:55 PM
1967 -1970 U.S. Army E-5
Ft. Lewis
Ft. Ord
Ft. Knox
Ft. Hood
1980 - 1999
DOD - GS-11 Dept. of the Navy
Naval Station Treasure Island - P.S.A. - Comptroller Dept.
Naval Hopital Oakland - P.S.D.
NAS Moffett Field - P.S.A.
Naval Station Treasure Island - MWR Business Manager
NAS Lemoore - Comptroller Dept.
Retired from the Federal Government

03-28-2005, 07:07 PM
<<< Ok, I still haven't seen many Soldiers or Marines posting? Where you all at? The AF and Navy have us outnumbered >>>

The FEW, the Proud, the Marines!


03-28-2005, 07:59 PM
Gunnery Sergeant of Marines
Plt 259 MCRD SD 08-01-65
Fourth Marines (1/4 & 2/4) RVN 1965-67
MP Co MCSC Barstow CA 1967-68
Drill Instructor MCRD SD 1968-1971
2nd Force Reconnaissance Co, Camp LeJeune NC 1971-72
1st Force Reconnaissance Co, III MAF, FMF, Onna Pt, Japan 1972-73
AMOI to Col John Ripley (Navy Cross) NROTC Oregon State Univ. 1973-75
EAS 04-05-75 to the Phoenix Police Department

Paul H
03-28-2005, 08:07 PM
Not trying to hijack the thread but I would like to say......


to all of you, and all the others for your service to this great country of ours.

Thank you very, very much!

Paul H.

03-28-2005, 08:24 PM
30 years come July. 8 years active and 22 years in the Army / Army Reserve. All as a medic

75-78 Europe, 2/48th infantry, 3rd Armored Division
78-79 Fort Sam Houston, TX, Fort Knox, KY, School
79-80 Fort Hood, TX, 21st Evac Hospital
80-81 Fort Lewis, WA, Madigan Army Medical Center
81-82 Fort Riley, KS, 1/63 Armor, 1st Infantry
82-86 45th Station Hospital, USAR
86-88 Evac Hospital, USAR (don't remember number)
88-90 458th MASH, USAR
90-91 129th Evac Hospital, USAR, Deployed to Operation Desert Storm/Shield
91-96 6222 USAR Forces School
96-03 104th Division (training) USAR
03-05 2nd Medical Brigade.

Still active in the reserves - I'll stay until they kick me out or it is no longer fun.


Larry Stewart/Blue's Best
03-28-2005, 08:43 PM
USAF 74-77

03-28-2005, 09:57 PM
United States Air Force Retired - 20 years 12 days.

Lackland AFB, Texas
Keesler AFB, Mississippi
RAF Chicksands, England
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Ent AFB, Colorado
Peterson Field, Colorado
Quang Tri - Republic of Vietnam
Eglin AFB, Florida
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
Utapao Thailand
Hickam AFB, Hawaii
Retired 1980

1983-1995 Retired again - 33 years Govt Svc

Now Semi - Retired
Have worked in the following areas -
Djibouti; Pakistan; Afghanistan (Just returned from Afghanistan and headed back to Pakistan in Sept)

busy buying new goodies for the '02 Wing... :D

Jim P
03-28-2005, 11:25 PM
US Army Jun 1960 until Nov 90
30 yrs active
6 years Inf
24 yrs Aviator

60 to 63 Manheim Gr
63 to 65 States
65 to 68 Hood Wolters Rucker Knox
68 to 69 Vinh Long/ Soc Trang Vietnam
69 to 70 Rucker Instructor Pilot
70 to 71 Vietnam
71 to 75 Ft Hood Tx
75 to 76 Ishafan Iran
76 to 80 Ft Cambell
80 to 83 Manheim Gr
83 to 86 Ft Belvoir Va
86 to 90 Fr Benning
Retired W-4

03-28-2005, 11:42 PM
Dec. 1962 - May 1966

Fort Ord, CA - Basic Training
Anacostia (D.C.) - U.S. Naval School of Music
Fort Mason (SF, CA) - 22nd (23rd?) Army Band
Oakland Army Terminal
Ft. Lewis, WA - 22nd (or 23rd) Army Band.

Sorry, I don't remember which was the 22nd and which assignment was the 23rd Army Band.

I teach music now next to Ft. Lewis, and they don't have that Army Unit there anymore.

03-29-2005, 09:22 AM
USN '60-'64, USAF '64-'80

USS Turner Joy DD-951
USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63
Minot AFB, ND
Andersen AFB, Guam
Luke AFB, AZ
Keesler AFB, MS
Offut AFB, NE
Nha Trang AB, RVN
Grissom AFB, IN
Ft Lee, VA
Rickenbacker AFB, OH


Blue Moon
03-29-2005, 11:02 AM
Served in the Marine Corp 66-69; Viet-Nam vet; Proud to have served my country; Support our troops even if you don't like what the politicans are doing.

03-29-2005, 11:43 AM
Active duty Master Chief Petty Officer 29 years, 5 Months
22 days. 5 months, 9 Days to go.

Boot camp Cape May N.J
RTC Yorktown Va.
Station Ocean Cith Md.
CGC Point Heyer, Yurba Buena Island San Francisco CA
CGC Reliance, Yorktown Va/Canaverial Fl
Station Ft. Meyers Beach Fl
Barque EAGLE, New London Ct. (Sailed to Australia)
CGC Point Highland, Chincoteague Va.
Station Indian River Inlet De.
CGC Morgenthau, Alameda CA
MLC Atlantic Norfolk VA
NESU Seattle Wa.

03-29-2005, 11:58 AM
Ex-Army...9 years (6yrs Infantry-3yrs Signal Corps) 1989-1998

10th Mountain National Guard
101st Airborne (LRSD, and 502nd INF)
2nd ID Korea (506th INF)
286th Sig Co., 70th Ord Batt

Bunch of stuff done...
Air Assault
Sniper Detachment
101st Airborne Rifle Team
JTF-6 Anti-Drug Taskforce

03-29-2005, 12:20 PM
USAF 20 years 19 days

Career Field 32690 Intergrated Avionics, AutoPilot & Instruments.

Chanute AFB student 69
Offutt AFB 69-72 T-29, C-135, C-97, T-39
Kunsan AB, Korea 73 F-4C
Mountain Home AFB, ID 74-75 F-111F
RAF Upper Heyford, UK 76-79 F-111E
McClellan AFB 79-81 F-111,A,EF,D,E,F,FB, A10
Nellis AFB (Nevada Test site) 82-88 F-117A Stealth Figher

Very happy to see todays Military not treated like we were. They deserve all the praise they can get.

Thanks to all...


03-29-2005, 07:54 PM
Air Force

Auto Trac Radar..18.5 years

Early retirement Mr Clinton asked if I wanted to leave early?
Loved every minute of the USAF.
Stationed at
Many different Radar Stations Chasing B-52s

Joined 1976
Retired 1995

03-29-2005, 07:58 PM
WOW five pages....I never thought it would run this long. I am glad to be in the company of Americas finest. Thank you all.

03-29-2005, 10:18 PM
3 years Army, E-4 Cpl. (1975-1978)

Boot Camp Fort Polk, LA
Duty statition Fort Lewis, WA... there is not a side of Mount Raineir (sp) that I have not slept on... or peed on!


03-29-2005, 11:47 PM
Retired Navy Counselor Chief after 20 Years, 6 months, 15 days, 5 hours, and 25 minutes... who counted. :wink:

RTC San Diego
NATTC Millington, TN
USS Nimitz ( CVAN-68 ) (Norfolk, VA)
NTC San Diego
NAF El Centro, CA
USS New Orleans (LPH-11)(San Diego, CA)
USS Duluth (LPD-6)(San Diego, CA)
NRD Denver, CO (NRS Canon City, CO)
USS Sterrett (CG-31 Decomissioning Crew)(San Diego, CA)
USS Russell (DDG-59 Plank-Owner)(Pearl Harbor, HI)
PCD BonHomme Richard (LHD-6 Precommissioning Crew)(San Diego, CA)
USS Boxer (LHD-4) (San Diego,CA)

15 years of Sea Duty, Love the sea - but love my family more....

Joined to see the World and accomplished that...... :D

03-30-2005, 12:05 AM
Proud to serve!!
Thanks to all who have!!

4 Years USN 88 - 92
Got out as E-5 (AMH2) CDI

4 years in the USN & not 1 minute aboard a ship!
Loved every minute of it & glad I got out.
Thank you uncle sam for my education

:shock: San Diego - Boot
:banghead: NATTC Millington TN - A
:? NAS Jacksonville FL- C
:snow1: NASB Brunswick ME - VP23
8) NAS Bermuda
:coffee1: NAS Sigonnella Sicily
:bow: Desert Storm - Jeddah SA

03-30-2005, 12:18 AM
Does being a Navy "brat" count? Dad spent 34 years in USN - started as RT in WWII on Subs and retired as a CAPT as an EDO.

I did ~10 years:
2 1/2 years in med school on scholarship
5 years at Portsmouth Naval Hospital doing surgery training
1 year on USS Coral Sea as Ship's Surgeon
2 1/2 years at NAS Jax and out in 1990.

Loved my time......

03-30-2005, 02:02 AM
Four years US Army from 7/72 to 7/76. MOS 13B. Basic at Fort Knox in
Bravo Co. 15th Trng BN, 4th BDE (B-15-4). Spent 20 months at
Ft. Bragg, NC (16 weeks OJT for Field Artillery upon arrival). I was in Bravo Battery, 1st BN, 82nd FA, 18th Airborne Corp. Then spent two years in Germany at Strassburg Kaserne in Idar-Oberstein. Unit was
Bravo Battery, 2nd Bn, 81st FA. (notice numbers reversed from last unit).
Deros back thru McGuire AFB, ETS'd out of Ft. Dix, NJ as a Sgt. E-5 Arty Gunner. I am a firm believer that every young man should spend a couple of years in the military. Both of my sons spent a hitch in the Army. I am very proud of their service.

03-30-2005, 07:07 AM

03-30-2005, 07:27 AM
20+ years Air Force 1968 - 1989

Lackland - Basic
Chanute - Mechanic's school

Norton AFB - 1969 - 1973 (C-141 Mechanic
Fairhild - 1973 - 1974 (KC-135 mechanic
Guam - 1973 (TDY 6 months, B-52
Utapao AB - 1974 - 1975 (B-52, Customs inspector)
McGuire AFB - 1975 - 1978 (Flight Engineer, C-141)
Altus AFB 1978 - 1981 (Flight Engineer)
McChord AFB 1981 - 1987 (Flight Engineer)
Altus AFB 1987 - 1989 (Flight Engineer)

For all thoughs who read this. Many people join the military for thier own reason, however, I'd like to say if I had to do it over again, I would. My future that I'm living now was formed through the military. After high school, I was definately not college material. After 6 years in the AF, I decided if I was going to make the AF a career, I'd better do something that I really liked, flying. Naturally, I could not be a pilot since I was enlisted, however, the flight engineer career field made my career a very enjoyable time.

Now that I've been retired for 16 years, I realize I've been out of the AF almost as long as I served. Withouit a doubt, my career in the military was more enjoyable the civilian life.

May I say thanks to all who have served and are still serving. The military is definately different but still carries the stress at a much higher level than when I was serving. My hat's off to oyu folks still serving.

03-30-2005, 07:48 AM
11 yrs, 2 mos, 14 days U.S. Navy F/A-18 Avionics Tech (AT1 AW/SW)
Great Mistakes, IL 1988
NAS Millington, TN 1988-89
NAS Cecil Field, FL (Sea-Op-Det) deployed on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).....twice 1989-1993
NAS Cecil Field, Fl Naval Instructor, F/A-18 Avionics 1993-1996
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) 1996-1999

Ended my enlistment to try to save marriage. Biggest mistake of my life. I loved my job in the Navy and am VERY proud to have served. Been everywhere. Done everything (almost). Not bad for a boy raised on a cotton farm.
My thanks also to all those others who have served.

03-30-2005, 05:48 PM
U S ARMY 1972-1975
FT. Knox, Ky.
FT. Polk, La.

181 Trans. Battion
590th Trans. Co.
Mannheim, Germany
Truck Driver :flg:

03-30-2005, 05:54 PM
Wow - a bunch of prior military! Active duty Army since '96:

96-97: Military Police - Basic, Bosnia, Ansbach, GE

97-98: Heidelberg, GE

99-01: OCS, Wiesbaden, GE

01-02: Ft. Rucker

02-present: Ft. Benning, OIF 1 & 2

03-30-2005, 06:26 PM
USMC 1973-1977
US ARMY 1980-1984
Wisconsin Army National Guard and Military Technician
1985 to Present

03-30-2005, 07:01 PM
Hey Dicepilot (George) ..... did you ever fly out at Stinson Stagefield?

Lewis E/C, I was out at PTA on the Big Island in early '92. We probably didn't miss each other by much.

US Army - 5 years as a 93C (Air Traffic Controller)

Schofield Barracks/Wheeler AFB/PTA Hawaii
Fort Rucker, Alabama
Fort Lewis, WA

03-30-2005, 08:28 PM
1974 - Lackland AFB - San Antonio, TX - Basic Training
1974 - 1975 Sheppard AFB - Wichita Falls, TX - Tech School
Rhein-Mein AFB - Frankfort, Germany
193 Civil Enginering Group - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - USAF Reserve

03-30-2005, 08:55 PM
Dave, I taught Primary in the UH-1 from '88 til '94 and we rotated thru Stinson every other class or so. We started at Skelley, then Lucas, and finished at Stinson or Allen. I went up in the tower sometimes while the students soloed so I might have met you if you were there during that time. One particular landing at Stinson I remember was sliding to a stop after a low-level auto and the front cross-tube broke like a broom stick. The nose went way down and my side was lower than the students, so I was looking up at him with his deer-in-the-headlights expression staring back. We almost lost a 90 degree gearbox there, too. Oh, the flood of memories.


03-30-2005, 09:05 PM
U.S Marine Corps

1980 to Present

Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt/E-9)

Duty Stations:
Parris Island SC
Camp Lejeune NC
Cherry Point NC
Beaufort SC X4
Manchester CT
Memphis TN X2
Iwakuni Japan X3
Atlanta GA
Pensacola FL

Plank Owner - USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)

03-30-2005, 09:39 PM
Dave, I taught Primary in the UH-1 from '88 til '94 and we rotated thru Stinson every other class or so. We started at Skelley, then Lucas, and finished at Stinson or Allen. I went up in the tower sometimes while the students soloed so I might have met you if you were there during that time. One particular landing at Stinson I remember was sliding to a stop after a low-level auto and the front cross-tube broke like a broom stick. The nose went way down and my side was lower than the students, so I was looking up at him with his deer-in-the-headlights expression staring back. We almost lost a 90 degree gearbox there, too. Oh, the flood of memories.


Just missed you. Got to Rucker in '94. I always loved working with the UNC guys, listening to their 'Nam (Korea, in a few cases) stories. We always had a TSO in the tower, wish I could remember a few of their names. Work at a small municipal airport in Westfield, Massachusetts now. I enjoy the work but the easy workload of 70,000 aircraft movements a year gets stale. Stinson was just over 335,000 in '95 (and that was with NO weekends or holidays). Good memories. Reading through these posts, I was surprised at how many pilots and controllers are on the board.

03-30-2005, 10:02 PM
Hats off to the men and women of the armed forces, Thanks!

Allen H.
03-31-2005, 05:52 PM
U.S. Army as an EOD tech 1986-1994
1986-1989 Ft. Bragg, NC.
1989-1992 Giessen Germany
1992-1994 Ft. Polk, LA.

If I hadn't got married, I would be looking at retiring next year. By the way, 1 year after I got out, got rid of the wife.

03-31-2005, 10:40 PM
U.S.N. ATC 1956-1976.

04-01-2005, 01:57 PM
US Army

1987 Aco 1/19INF Basic Training/AIT
1987-1991: Aco 3/14th INF, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain DIV (LI)
Including Operation Just Cause (DEC 89)
1991-1992: Bco 3/21st INF, 25th Inf Division
1992-1994: USACILHI (POW*MIA Recovery Team)
Including: Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia, Papau NewGuinea, Philipines and Laos
1994-1997: Cco 4/31st INF, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain DIV (LI)
Including Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti)
1997-1999: Weapons Instructor, FT McClellan, AL.
1999-2000: JSA, Korea
2000-2004: FT Jackson, SC (Physical Fittness Instructor)
2004-Present: Vilseck/Graffenwoehr, Germany (HAZ-MAT Instructor/Course Manager)

"Its been a hell of a ride, but retirement is looking sweeter every day"

04-01-2005, 02:56 PM
Thanks all for your service.


US Army Security Agency 1663 1967

63 Basic Ft Leonard Wood MO
64 - 66 Ft Devens MA Teaching Electronis
66 Tay Ninh RVN Maint Shop
67 Camp Humphries Korea Maint Shop

Good 4 years. Learned lots. Saw lots.

BJ Richardson
04-01-2005, 04:24 PM
Six pages and counting, Wow!
USAF 65-69 Active duty.
USAFRes/Texas ANG 81-98

04-01-2005, 04:48 PM

US Army Retired Command Sergeant Major

1972-1973 Fort Knox KY
1974-1977 Gelnhausen, Germany 1-33 Armor
1977-1979 Fort Knox, KY Drill Sergeant
1980-1983 Knoxville, TN Recruiter
1983-1987 Fort Hood, TX 1-8 Cav Platoon Sergeant/First Sergeant
1987-1989 Fulda, Germany 4/11th ACR
1990-1990 Sergeants Major Academy - Fort Bliss, TX
1990-1993 Fort Hood, TX CSM 1st Bde, 1st Cav
1993-1999 Tuscaloosa, AL High School Teacher
1999-Pres Semi-retired, self-employed, loving every second of it.

Rick Bailey
04 Candy Red

04-01-2005, 05:26 PM
Retired Air Force 20.3 years

1972 Lackland AFB (Basic & School) AF Cop
1972-1974 Taiwan
1974-1975 Beale AFB, CA
1975-1976 Germany
1976-1977 Minot AFB, ND
1977-1979 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
1980-1986 Pittsburgh PA, Recruiting
1986-1991 Andrews AFB, MD Recruiting
1991-1992 Langley AB Va. MWR
Wife also retired AF (Nurse)

04-03-2005, 09:38 PM
US Navy 1954-1984 A-4 Skyhawk pilot plus 36 other assorted aircraft
1954 Enlisted Bainbridge, Md
1955-1957 Flight training Pensacola, FL to Kingsville, TX Jet pipeline
1957-1958 Flight Instuctor NAS Whiting Field, Milton, FL T-28 Trojan
158-1959 VA-46 NAS Jax
1959-1962 VA-81 NAS Oceana, VA/USS Forrestal CVA-59 (3) Med Cruises
1962-1964 FAETU Nuc Weps Instructor NAS Oceana, VA
1964-1966 VA-86 NAS Oceana, VA/USS Independence CVA-62 Vietnam
1966-1967 CAG-7 Maint Off/USS Independence CVA-62 Med Cruise
1967 VRF-31 NAS Norfolk, VA
1967-1968 VA-741 NAS Jax/USS Lexington
1968-1972 VA-203 NAS Jax/USS John F. Kennedy
1972-1984 Numerous Navy Reserve Units
1984 Retired
Best life in the world. Better than Disney World's E rides.

04-04-2005, 07:01 AM
20 Years U.S. Army
Ft Knox, Basic
Aberdene My AIT
Korea 2 tours
Germany 14 Years many diff times
VietNam 2 times
Ft Ord.2 years
Warren Mich.few months
Ft. Bliss 3 years

04-04-2005, 07:19 AM
SFC, US Army (Ret)

All Active Duty
1970 - 1994

11C10 (Indirect Fire Crewman (Mortarman)) 1970 - 1972
4 year break in service 1972 - 1976
95B40 (MP) V5, Q9, H3 1976 - 1994

Retired from Ft. McClellan, AL (Closed a year or two later under the BRAC.

Best Assignment - White Sands Missile Range, NM. It had nothing to do with NM.
Worst Assignment - US Army Recruiter, Flint and Lapeer, MI. It had nothing to do with MI.

Other Assignments - Ft. Meade, MD. Ft. Ord, CA (TDY entire time to Hunter Liggett, CA). Ft. Hood, TX. Vilseck, FRG. Neubrooke, FRG. Various other TDY's to exotic places.

04-04-2005, 10:50 AM
U.S. Navy (Ret) 32 years
Master Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (GSCM)
USS Tingey DD-935
USS Sperry AS-12
USS Saint Paul CA-73
USS Joesph Strauss DDG-16
Gulf of Tonkin, Viet Nam
USS Tucumcari PGH-2
DaNang, Viet Nam
Service Craft, San Diego, CA
USS Dixon AS-37
USS Kinkaid DD-965
SIMA, San Diego, CA
USS Samuel Gomper AD-37
USS Merrill DD-976

04-04-2005, 11:12 AM
Active duty, Wash. DC. and Ft. Huachuca, then USAR. 24 years total

04-05-2005, 12:28 PM
Elisted - NCO 63-65 - Ft. Rucker, AL
RW Flight (Class 65-15) 65 - Ft. Wolters, TX and Ft. Rucker, AL
7th Division, Camp Casey (A220) Korea 66
11th ACR Vietnam 67
Instructor, Ft. Wolters, TX 1968

04-05-2005, 01:08 PM
U.S, Navy...23 years and counting.

82-84...Meridian, MS
84-87...Holy Loch, Scotland
87-90...Cecil Field, FL
90-91...Norfolk, VA
91-94...Kings Bay, GA
94-96...USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) (Plankowner)
96-99...Charleston, SC
99-02..Great Lakes, IL
02-Present...Cherry Point, NC

Hoping to retire Feb 2007 and ride more.

Bob E.

04-05-2005, 01:43 PM
USAF 22 years

Scott AFB, Ill 81-91
Hickam AFB, HI 91-95
Ramstein AB, Germany 95-98
F. E. Warren AFB, Wy 98-02

Now employed as a civil servant still working for the boys in blue.

Proud to be an American!

04-05-2005, 02:34 PM
20 year USAF. Stationed at:

Bergstrom AFB, TX 1972
Danang, Vietnam 1973
Shemya AFB, AK (now Earecksen AS), 1974
Hahn AB, Germany 1975
Cheyenne Mountain NORAD, CO 1977
Chanute AFB, IL 1979
George AFB, CA 1980
Rhein Main AB, Germany, 1982
Mather AFB, CA 1985
Carswell AFB, TX 1989
K.I. Sawyer, MI 1991
Tons of TDY's put me in places I can't even remember how to spell.

Very glad to have that all behind me. My fondest memory is when I raised my right hand. My second fondest memory is when I said "I'm done." Everything in between made me who I am today.

04-05-2005, 03:46 PM
20 year USAF. Stationed at:

Chanute AFB, IL 1979

We may have crossed paths. I was there going through Weather Eq. School. I Lived in the TDY NCO Dorm. Then I stayed around as an instructor.

04-05-2005, 03:50 PM
US Navy - 1970-1980

Radioman "A" School
CommSysTech School
BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal)
Dignitary Protection Command
USS Mount Whitney
Camp H.M. Smith (Hawaii)
Naval Communications Master Station (Eastern Pacific) (Hawaii)

Washington State Army National Guard - 1980-1988
181 Support Bn, Mech.

Communications Chief
LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance Force)

"18 will get you 20" oops... wrong quote...

04-05-2005, 04:11 PM
We may have crossed paths. I was there going through Weather Eq. School. I Lived in the TDY NCO Dorm. Then I stayed around as an instructor.

I was there as a digital electronics instructor for a year. I used to hang out with the out-of-country weather students.... those guys knew how to party legally!

04-05-2005, 04:20 PM

When I was there (Chanute '68 for 9 months) they didn't know what digital was... :D


04-05-2005, 04:24 PM

When I was there (Chanute '68 for 9 months) they didn't know what digital was... :D


Heck, In '68 did they know what electricity was??? I know that indoor plumbing was still a relatively new addition while I was there. :wink:

04-05-2005, 04:28 PM
Touche! :D

Actually, we had the last two months learning that new fangled solid state stuff. Of course we all knew it wouldn't catch on... :D


04-05-2005, 05:38 PM
Spent 20 years last 16 working flight simulation field

Lackland 1970-71
Webb 72
Udorn Thailand 72-73
Chanute 73-75
Nellis 75-77
Mt Home 77-82
Nellis 82-86 (4450 TG, with lots of desert time)
WPAFB 86-91 (F-117 and B2 program offices)

Retired as E9 and never looked back!!!!!!!

Damned glad I did it, but would have to think about it to do it again.

04-06-2005, 11:23 PM
I did 20 1/2 years in the Air Force from 1974 till I retired in 1994.

Fuels Troop

Lackland AFB, TX (basic)
Chanute AFB, IL (tech school)
McConnell AFB, KS 74-78
Kunsan AB, Korea 78-79
Grissom AFB, IL 79-80
McConnell AFB, KS 80-83
Galena AB, AK 83-84
Langley AFB, VA 84-94

Lot's of TDY's including Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Mainly cold war stuff but did the volunteer thing while Viet Nam was still going on and retired after Desert Storm, by the the fun meter was pretty much pegged out.

I am sick, I still miss it for the most part. Best thing about it was meeting my wife on a TDY, second thing has to be the retirement. Worked with some awesome people, civilians could learn a lot from them.

04-11-2005, 11:09 PM
Is there a connection between Goldwings and military personnel? this post has one of the most viewed and most posted in a long time. Glad we all have something in common. Must be the travels we do in our career and we just carry over in our personal life.

05-02-2005, 04:19 PM
28 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days - United States Air Force

5/61 Basic, Lackland AFB, TX
8/61 McConnell AFB, KS
4/63 Clinton-Sherman AFB, OK
11/65 Don Muang RTAFB, Thailand
11/66 Bergstrom AFB, TX
11/69 RAF Mildenhall, England
8/73 Dallas, TX
7/75 Hickam AFB, HI
7/78 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
11/79 Maxwell AFB, AL
1/83 Andersen AFB, Guam
4/85 Bolling AFB, DC
5/86 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (Retired CMSgt (E-9), October 1989.

I enlisted 4 days after high school graduation and spent my 18th birthday in Basic Training. Perhaps it was the new baggy clothes, mess hall food, or TIs hollering at us all the time, but I knew I would spend 20 years wearing stripes on my arms.

I owe so much to so many for such a great life. Without a doubt I would do it all over again, because I discovered a lot of friends, lived/visited many countries, and finally completed my BS Degree in 1981. I had most of my work completed for my masters when I retired. For me, the Air Force gave me the opportunity to enjoy team work, realize self/unit goals, but most of all Ray Charles said it best with two great songs - "America" and of course "Georgia" where I returned when I retired.

I started riding a Honda 350 at Hickam in 1975. Got back into riding with a 1979 GL 1000 in 2004, which I sold recently. The GL 1000 is a great riding, HOWEVER, ain't like this 2003 Black Goldwing. As Dizzy Dean once said, "it ain't braggin if you can do it." I don't argue with those Harley riders, I just smile - because "they know."

J. O. FreeMan

05-02-2005, 06:45 PM
4 years U.S. Navy active duty 1978-1983

Boot Camp at Orlando Florida
A School Chicago Illinois
Shipped out on the U.S.S. Saratoga 1980 Med Cruise
2 years with the Saratoga at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)


05-02-2005, 08:41 PM
United States Navy
July 74, Great Lakes Boot
Fall of 74, Pensacola, FL for CTO class A School
75-79 NavCamsWestPac, Guam
Orlando for BE&E School
and Pensacola fo CTM A and out... one year additional inactive reserves.

Five years active, and 1 inactive reserves...

05-02-2005, 08:49 PM
1965-1969 USAF

Sewart AFB Tenn C-130 B Crew chief PACAF shuttle Nam
Tachakawa AFB Flight Engineer C-130A 23 days a month in country

05-02-2005, 08:53 PM
U.S. Navy Feb. 1970-Dec. 1973
Boot camp--Orlando, FL. Company 032
Aviation Ordnance School--Jacksonville, Fl.
VA-174--Cecil Field, Fl. Sept. 1970-Aug. 1972
VA-86--USS America CVA-66--Viet Nam Oct. 1972-Mar.1973
VA-86-- Cecil Field, Fl. until Uncle Sam gave me an early Christmas
present Dec. 18, 1973.

Dwight McKelvy

05-02-2005, 10:18 PM
15 Years US Navy
1978 - 1980 Great Lakes Naval Station - Boot, Training
1980 - 1981 NAF Midway Island - Security, AFRTS
1981 - 1983 USS Hoel DDG-13 - Radar Tech, Security
1983 - 1986 FTC San Diego - Instructor CIWS
1986 - 1990 USS Meyerkord FF-1058 - CIWS Tech, Security
1990 - 1993 USS Chosin CG-65(Plankowner) - CIWS Tech, LPO, Secruity
1993 Downsized Out

Rick P
05-02-2005, 10:27 PM
USAF 75 - 79

Lackland , TX 1/75
Keesler , MS 2/75 - 9/75
Ft. Meade, MD 9/75 - 1/79

05-02-2005, 10:28 PM
I entered the Air force about 1 month out of high school.
Jul 62 Basic training Lackland AFB
Sept. 62 Biloxi, Mississippi Keesler AFB Tech School
63&64 Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.
65 Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam, later reassigned to Udorn AFB, Thailand
Got 6 months early out returning home from SEA.

05-03-2005, 08:27 AM
Chief Damage Controlman, US Coast Guard. 15 years and still having fun.

Boot Camp Cape May, NJ
CG Group Astoria,OR
CGC Sedge, Homer,AK
CG Group Astoria , OR (again)
CGC Muskingum, Sallisaw,OK
CG Group Southwest Harbor, ME.
CGC Mohawk, Key West, FL.
CG Group Upper Mississippi River, Keokuk, IA.

Glad to see a couple Coasties on here.

Comfortably Numb
05-03-2005, 08:42 AM
They sent me to:

more School,
Edsell Scotland,
Winter Harbor, Maine,
Diego Garcia

After 12 Years in the Navy without setting one foot on a single ship, I got out and the company I went to work for started sending me out to sea (Navy Background you know). :P

05-03-2005, 10:27 AM
Army '66-'68 Goppingen Germany
Personnel Specialist

Civil Service '64-'04 Tinker AFB Ok
Computer Programmer

05-03-2005, 10:42 AM
5 years active duty, flying Buffs out of Carswell AFB, TX.
3 years Reserves ...C 130s out of Kelly, AFB, TX, the Alamo Wing. Say, maybe that's where I came up with this handle. I guess I am guilty of
a lack of originality :oops: maybe even plagarism :shock:

05-03-2005, 10:53 AM
20 1/2 years U.S. Air Force. 1974 - 1994.
1974 - Lackland AFB, Texas for basic
1974 - Chanute AFB, Ilinois for tech school
1974 - 1978 - McConnell AFB, Kansas
1978-1979 - Kunsan AB, Korea
1979 - 1980 - Grissom AFB, Indiana
1980 - 1983 - McConnell AFB, Kansas
1983 - 1984 - Galena AB, Alaska
1984 - 1994 - Langley AFB, Virginia

Of course LOTS of TDY"s thrown in numerous times for good measure, like Desert Storm. I still miss most of it a lot, but not all of it. Mainly miss working with some oustanding people.

05-03-2005, 03:33 PM
US Navy 24 years - 10 yrs 3 mos active, 14 years reserves. Cryptologic Communications - CT's

Active Duty
Boot camp Orlando 1970
NTTC Corry Station, Pensacola Fl 1970 - 71
NSGA Edzell, Scotland 71 - 74
NSGD Yokosuka Japan 74 - 77
NTTC Corry Station - Isntructor 77 - 80
Houston Tx 80 - 83
Austin,Tx 83 - 87 - Training Officer
San Antonio, Tx - 87 - 89 XO
Shreverport, La 89 - 92 XO & CO
Houston, Tx 92 - 94 XO & CO

Started out as E1. Left as O4, when the unit was dis-banded due to down sizing.

Like everyone else, I suspect, some things I still miss. Some things I don't. Wouldn't have traded a minute of it.

05-03-2005, 03:44 PM
USN 4 years 3 months and 24 days!! 1962 to 1966. USS John R Craig DD885,USS Preble DLG15. 2 tours to Viet Nam. Got out as a 2nd class radarman.


05-03-2005, 03:59 PM
US Navy 4 years and 6 days, all active duty

USS Enterprise '66-'68 (2 Vietnam cruises)
Staff, Commander Mine Forces Atlantic Fleet, Charleston, SC 68-70

05-03-2005, 04:25 PM
US Navy 3 years 3 months (kiddy cruise).
12/66 to 3/70
2 westpac cruises aboard USS Hoel DDG-13

B Fry
05-03-2005, 04:42 PM
Wow - Organize this bunch and go solve some worldly problems!

USAF brat spending time at
Hamilton - KI Sawyer - Rhien Main - Plattsburg - Valdosta - Tinker

'74 - '79 USAF active duty playing with B-52's at Ellsworth with TDY's to Guam, Edwards & Kelly.

The best education the Goverment can provide.

05-03-2005, 05:45 PM
USN Radioman 83-87 Lajes Field Azores

05-03-2005, 06:00 PM
USAF 76/80 crew chief F-4E Homestead Fla

05-04-2005, 07:06 AM
25+ Years USN - 12 Active, 13 Reserves


USS John Adams SSBN620 (G)
USS Dallas SSN &00 (Plankowner)
USS Shark SSN 591
Instructor Tour - Ballston Spa, NY

Reserve Centers:

Tallahassee, FL
Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans, LA
Pocatello, ID

05-04-2005, 10:11 PM
Sergeant, U.S. Army

1969 Fort Polk, LA
1969 Fort Benning, GA
1970 Vietnam; E Co. 3/506th Inf; 101st Abn

05-06-2005, 11:50 AM
Enlisted U.S. Navy 1967

Boot Camp Great Lakes
Hospital Corpsman "A" School, San Diego, CA
Various Overseas Med-evac hospitals and units caring for Vietnam wounded 1968-70
USNR & USMCR Reserve Units 1970-75
Discharged Hospital Corpsman Second Class (E-5) in 1975

Commissioned 1985 (Intelligence Officer)
USNR 1985-91
Activated for Gulf War 1991
Activated for Gulf War 1992
Retired 1998 Lieutenant Commander (O-4)

Personal Goal: Live to be 60 to collect the pension.

05-06-2005, 05:26 PM
Amazing. This is still going..... Never seen so many gathered in one place.

Personally.... Army inductee 1968-1970
Ft Benning GA
Redstone Arsenal AL
Phu Bai RVN / 101st Airborne/Airmobile

-- Dave
(aka recycle_ben)

05-06-2005, 08:10 PM
U.S. Army '66 to '76
Hunter AAF
Hunter AAF (again) VNAF flight instructor in Hueys
Benning (again) Infantry Officer Advanced Course
Subic Bay Aviator Jungle Survivor Course
RVN '69 -'70 A/227 Avn Bn/1st Cav Div. "Chickenman" Lai Khe
A/229 Avn Bn /1st Cav Div "Black Bandits" Tay Ninh

05-07-2005, 12:21 AM
USAF 4 years

Lackland 12/85
Keesler 1/86-7/86
No Hope Pope AFB 86-89

Great rotations to Mildenhall and Helenikon

317th AMS
Avionics Radio/Radar
C-130, C-141, C-5

05-07-2005, 01:09 AM
Former Marine actually....'65-'69, yes I did get the all expense paid "vacation" to SE Asia's spot, including Tet.

Bought my second and third Honda's in 1965 while stationed at the Redstone Arsenal(going to Hawk missle Radar School) in Huntspatch AL from Honda of Huntsville: '65 CB160 and a month later my '65 CB 77 Super Hawk which I had for 13 months and 16433.8 miles of mostly smiles! Heck of a bike back then, but the one I have now (also a '65) sure has "aged"! OTOH my '74 Yamahaha RD250 still feels quite good despite being a ringydingy.

The new 1800 (my second) is really amazing compared to what used to be a "hot" bike....aaahhh, progress! DFO :D

05-07-2005, 07:31 AM
USMC 73-77

Fort Gordon Ga 74
Camp McT Okinawa 74-75
Beaufort SC 75-77
Mayport Fl 76
Worked for DoD (Marine Corps) Beaufort SC 92-98
Currently work for DoD Beaufort SC

Many thanks to all who served!!!!!!!


05-07-2005, 08:29 AM
Spent 4 years in Uncles Canoe Club
Stationed on the USS Willie Wood (DD-715) 73-75 and the USS Nitro (AE-23) 75-77
Funny how you only remember the good times.

08-24-2005, 01:58 PM
Gad... I think I know where every one of those places noted in this thread are... (except the ones in Germany.. ;) ) .

I did 20 years and 2 weeks in the canoe club. Retired as an MSC LT,

Boot camp Orland
Hospital Corps School Great Lakes
NH Orlando
Preventive Medicine School Oakland
NAF Atsugi
1st Marine Division
3rd Marine Division
Navy Environment Health Center Norfolk
Naval Medical Data Services Center Bethesda
USUH Bethesda
NISMIC Crystal City.

08-24-2005, 03:00 PM
Security Police Specialist/Heavy Weapons...U.S.A.F.

Lackland, AFB...Basic ,Tech School,AZR....Texas
F.E.Warren A.F.B. ...................................Wyoming
Ubon RTAB ............................................Thaila nd

Got out in Calif. and hitchhiked across the states to home back in N.C. to pick up my Mustang Mach 1 I had bought before going overseas.
Took a trip in it to Kansas to see some buddies I was with overseas and cruised up to Maine for the same.
Had 30 year reunion with those same buddies in St Louis and it was just like yesterday.

Rich & Becky
08-24-2005, 03:08 PM
Rich won't post (hates to type!), so I'll do this one for him.

USMC 1971-75 active duty plus 2 years inactive following.
Boot at Parris Island, SC, VERY lucky to avoid Nam due to a recruiting goof-up, mostly stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC, but six months at Guantanamo and three months at Arlington.

Me? Marine wife, 1974-75.


08-24-2005, 03:14 PM
12+ years in the USAF

Lackland AFB 1970
Chanute AFB 1970
Cam-Ron Bay Viet Nam 1970
Phan Rang AB Viet Nam 1971
Edwards AFB CA 1972
Biloxi AFB Miss 1973
Bayshore MI 1974
Osan AB Korea 1976
La Junta Colo 1980

And proud to have served

08-24-2005, 04:03 PM
Army 1966-1968
Fort Ord, CA
Vinh Long
Ft Campbell, KY

08-24-2005, 05:32 PM
20 yrs 4 months USN (1957 - 1977)

USS Hamul AD20
USS Collett DD 7730 (Yes I was aboard when we collided with the USS Amen in June 1960)
USS Medregal SS480
USS Andrew Jackson SSBN 619
Fleet Sub Tra Fac, Pearl Harbor Hawaii
Guided Missile School, Dam Neck, Va
Naval Ordance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral, Fl
USS Simon Lake AS33

:flg: :flg: :flg: :flg: :flg:

Jack Oberholtzer
08-24-2005, 05:55 PM
US Air Force, 20years 22 days
1977 Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
77-79 Castle Air Force Base Ca.
79-81 Hahn Air Base, Germany
81-83 San Vito Air Station, Italy
83-84 Lackland Air Force Base ,Texas
84-86 Osan Air Base, Korea
86-90 Clark Air Base, Phillippines
90-97 Pentagon, Washington DC

08-24-2005, 06:21 PM
10.5 years active duty USAF TSgt, currently a recruiter in Waco, TX. Spend majority of career as a visual information specialist, then last couple of years as combat camera. Here's where I've been stationed:

Cannon AFB, NM
Kunsan AB, Korea
RAF Lakenheath, England
Charleston, SC

I turned 30, so I figured buy a 30th Anniversary Edition Goldwing.

08-24-2005, 07:14 PM
USAF 1965-1969
Stewart AFB Tenn
Tachakawa AFB Japan Flew all over RVN

Crew Chief C-130
Flight Engineer C130 A ( Puff) gun ship

08-24-2005, 07:17 PM
Spec 5 Army 69-72

Walter Wolf
08-24-2005, 07:17 PM
Well, will this be the end, I doubt it, but!

It's good to see that most of the Silent Service guy's kept silent. I don't want to do this but they beat it out of me. :oops:

USN 65 to 69, oh ya did some time under water. SSBN643 and the good old SS426, the SS boys will know em. If I could sign up for just one more patrol on one of them new SSBN's, I'd say catch ya in (what ever their patrol period is) and be a happier person. :D

The comment about all the wingers that are active/retired military, probably enough woop a$$ and knowledge on this board to cure a lot of ills on this earth today, if we was just a tad bit younger. I'll put my faith in this generation to see us through these times just as past generations have. :flg:

08-24-2005, 08:30 PM
usaf 1976 to 1980
crew chief f4-E
homestead fla

Alabama IronButt
08-24-2005, 08:40 PM
US Army ---- 2 years 9 months 13 days (but who's counting)

1967 - 1970

Ft. Benning, Ga.
Ft Belvoir, Va
Tay Ninh, Vietnam
Cholon, Vietnam
RedStone Arsenal, Huntsville, Al

08-24-2005, 08:52 PM
23 years U.S. Navy
Where haven't I been.
It's good to know that so many of us have given to our country. I would like all to take a moment to remember the one's who gave it all!

Thank You

08-24-2005, 09:00 PM
U.S. Army

Boot Camp, Ft. Jackson SC, Apr 75 - Jun 75

Electronics School, Ft. Jackson SC, Jun 75 - Sep 75

Microwave Systems School, Ft. Monmouth NJ, Sep 75 - Mar 76

5th Sig Cmd, 69th Sig Bn, 535th Sig Co. Ansbach and Nurnberg Germany, Apr 76 - Sep 80

CEI Bn, Ft. Huachuca AZ, Sep 80 - Feb 83

Almost 8 great years, but never looked back.

08-25-2005, 05:32 AM
Machinist Mate Senior Chief, Ltjg (MPA, R-1 Officer) 21 years, 10 months
Bootcamp: Orlando (Oct71-Jan72)
MMA School GLakes (Jan72-Apr72
USS Trenton LPD-14 (Apr72-Oct74)
USS Harry E. Yarnell CG-17 (Oct74-Oct75)
USS Lexington CVT-16 (Oct75-Jun77)
NAS Philadelphia (Jun77-Aug79)
USS America CV-66 (Aug79-Jul83)
LDO School Pensacola (Jul83-Sep83)
USS Speigel Grove LSD-32 (Sep83-Jul85)
USS Yosemite AD-19 (Jul85-Oct86)
SUPSHIP Jax (Oct86-Mar88)
USS William V. Pratt (Apr88-Sep91)
NAS Pensacola (Oct91-Jun93...Retired) :D

08-25-2005, 06:27 AM
21 Years, 13 Days, USAF (Jun 56-July 77)

19 Different bases or Air Force Stations, 2 Remote tours in very cold places, very many TDY's.

Had my line number for E-9 but was going to have to spend another 3 years at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (the Armpit of the Air Force) but retired instead.

08-25-2005, 06:51 AM
14 years Army Reserves - MSgt - Chiefwardmaster/First Sergeant
1 year Navy Reserves - PO1/HM1

08-25-2005, 07:05 AM
Entered USAF Nov 68
Schools to Oct 69
Oct 69 to Jan 71 609th TCS Cannon AFB, New Mexico
Jan 71 to Jun 71 Sheppard AFB, Texas for school
Jul 71 to Oct 72 1961 CG Clark AFB Philippines
Nov 72 to Dec 76 Permanent Party, Sheppard AFB, Texas
Dec 76 to May 81, 1st Mob, Lindsey AS, Germany
May 81 to Apr 85 2044th Com Gp, Pentagon
May 85 to Nov 88 2000MES, Scott AFB, Illinois
Retired Nov 88, Master Sergeant E-7

Thatís 20 years and 6 days, my wife is also retired Air Force, she did 22 1/2 years, retired as a Master Sergeant too.
:flg: :flg:

08-25-2005, 08:17 AM
U.S.N 1986 TO 2006
USS AMERICA 1986-1990
NAS MAYPORT 1990-1992
VS-24 1999-2002
Retired 5/1/2006

08-25-2005, 08:44 AM
It is great to see all of you guys have made your tours safely!! I was lucky and spent my 4 yrs USAF in Lackland, Keesler, Onna Point(Okinawa) and Kelley AFB. Here is email I got from a Marine friend of mine:

Subject Best Branch of the Military

A Soldier, a Sailor, an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about
which branch of the service was "The Best." The arguing became so heated
the four servicemen failed to see an oncoming truck. They were run over
and killed instantly.
Soon, the four servicemen found themselves at the Pearly gates of
Heaven. There, they met Saint Peter and decided that only he could be the
ultimate source of truth and honesty. So, the four servicemen asked him,
"Saint Peter, which branch of the United States Armed Forces is the best?"
Saint Peter replied, "I can't answer that. However, I will ask God
what He thinks the next time I see Him. Meanwhile, thank you for your
service on earth and welcome to Heaven."
Some time later the four servicemen see Saint Peter and remind him of
the question they had asked when first entering Heaven. The four
servicemen asked Saint Peter if he was able to find the answer.
Suddenly, a sparkling white dove lands on Saint Peter's shoulder. In
the dove's beak is a note glistening with gold dust. Saint Peter opens the
note... trumpets blare, gold dust drifts into the air, harps play
crescendos and Saint Peter begins to read the note aloud to the four

TO: All Former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines
SUBJECT: Which Military Service Is the Best

1. All branches of the United States Armed Forces are honorable and noble.
2. Each serves America well and with distinction.
3. Being a serviceman in the United States military represents a great
honor warranting special respect, tribute, and dedication from your fellow
4. Always be proud of that.




08-26-2005, 01:53 AM
Spent my career in helicopters, from Huey's to 53's

77-82, Hurlburt Field, FL
82-86 Indian Springs AAf, NV
86-87 George AFB, CA
87-92 Hurlburt Field, FL
92-94 Misawa AB, JP
94-97 Nellis AFB, NV
And a whole lot of placed in between

08-26-2005, 07:07 AM
Sorry for the late entry.

USN 73-77
USS William M. Wood (DD-715)
Machinist Mate "A" Gang
USS Nitro (AE-23)
Machinist Mate "A" Gang

Civil Servant 79- Present
US Submarine Base Groton, CT
Most recently taken off Rumsfelds hit list. :)

08-26-2005, 09:46 AM
Wow what a great thread. I guess my favorite bumper sticker fits in here. So thanks!!! :D

08-26-2005, 10:27 AM
USAF 1962-1966
Cryogenics Fluids Production Specialist-54450Z

Lackland AFB, Texas
Chanute AFB, Illinois
McCoy AFB, Florida
Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland

Jerry & Trish Funk
2003 GL1800A Silver CSC Trike
1984 Bushtec Ultimate

08-26-2005, 11:28 AM
I've already posted my service. What intrigues me about this thread is pert near the whole bunch of us on this board are former military. Just think what a rally would be like if we could conjur up one......say Colorado. Just a thought.

Dark Horse
08-26-2005, 02:07 PM
U.S. Army 20 years and 1 month. Retired 02/2002

Ft Riley, KS
Kitzengen, GE
Ft Bragg, NC
Darmstadt, GE
Ft Dix, NJ
Pusan, Korea
Ft Carson, CO
Ft Jackson, SC Retired as a SFC (Drill Sergeant) Whoooaaaa!!!

Now let's ride :!:

Oh, I'm still serving as a contractor in Iraq :roll:

08-26-2005, 05:50 PM
Retired after 28 years active duty with the USAF, followed by 3 years as a DoD civilian employee.

Lackland AFB, TX
Luke AFB, AZ
Langley AFB, VA
Grissom AFB, IN
Hellenikon AB, Greece
Norton AFB, CA
Hellenikon AB, Greece
Patrick AFB, FL
Bolling AFB, DC
MacDill AFB, FL
Osan AB, Korea
Sembach AB, Germany
Washington, DC

08-28-2005, 07:40 PM
I've already posted my service. What intrigues me about this thread is pert near the whole bunch of us on this board are former military. Just think what a rally would be like if we could conjur up one......say Colorado. Just a thought.

Hummmmmm! Sounds like a great idea to me. Just need to get someone with time and resources to set something up like that. Maybe a suggestion to GWRRA could produce some results.

Maybe a contest for a name for such an event. Something like "Veterans on GoldWings". Ah, who knows!!

08-28-2005, 07:53 PM
31 years between the Active Component and the reserve force. Just to many places to list. (Army)

But, you can stand "At Ease", I will be in the area all day, LOL

tim goins
08-28-2005, 08:18 PM
21 Proud years
Retired Aug 96 :lol:
Recalled to Active duty Dec 04 :(
Wounded in Action Branch
Again serving Proudly

08-28-2005, 08:20 PM
Lackland AFB-March-May 1960
Amarillo AFB- May-Aug 1960
Chennault AFB, La-Sept. '60- May 1962
Yokota, Japan-June 1962-July 1965
Eglin AFB, FL-Aug 1965-Dec 1966
Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam- Dec 1966-Dec 1967
Eglin AFB, Fl- Jan 1968-Feb 1975
(While stationed at Eglin this tour had two TDY's to Thailand, one to Korea, one to Panama Canal zone one to McDill AFB, one to Langley AFB.
Lakenheath AFB, England-Next to the worst assignment of them all.
Feb 1975-May 1978
Laughlin AFB, Texas (Del Rio)By far the worst place I've ever been.
July 1978-June 1980---------Retirement, out'a there and glad to be!!

08-28-2005, 10:01 PM
I've already posted my service. What intrigues me about this thread is pert near the whole bunch of us on this board are former military. Just think what a rally would be like if we could conjur up one......say Colorado. Just a thought.

Hummmmmm! Sounds like a great idea to me. Just need to get someone with time and resources to set something up like that. Maybe a suggestion to GWRRA could produce some results.

Maybe a contest for a name for such an event. Something like "Veterans on GoldWings". Ah, who knows!!

Well jay1021, I believe help from an organization like the GWRRA would provide some needed muscle. Organizing this would be a major undertaking. But I believe there would be some very interested folk. Maybe a poll of interested folks. As you might know, there are several other boards that could be polled. I think it's worth investigating.

08-29-2005, 12:18 AM
All of y'all did so much fancy stuff. I was just a Mud Marine. 1965-1975. I respect every one of you.

J.C. GySgt USMC 0369/8511/8654

(Military MOS's - ask a Jarhead what they mean)

Marine Corps Association
US Army RANGER Association (Life)
US Marine Corps Drill Instructor Association (Life)
Force Reconnaissance Association # 1900
GWRRA 005227 (Life)
VRCC # 22906

08-29-2005, 01:48 AM
As was indicated above, the best service.

52 - 82

San Diego
Petersville Point
El Toro
Santa Anna
29 Palms
Cherry Point
HMX-1, Quantico
Nam x 4
Meridian, MS
I quit.

Like was said above lets all take a minute to give our thanks to those who gave their all and to those who are still missing.


08-29-2005, 04:41 AM
Army, active and Ia. Nat'l Guard.
Ft Leonard Wood,Mo. Basic for 234th Sig Btn. IANG
Ft. Ord CA. AIT, 63B for 234th
Ft. Polk LA. 11B Active Army
Ft. Benning GA. Jump School 1976
Ft. Bragg NC. 1/504th HHC
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN. Recruiter School

08-29-2005, 11:15 AM
Navy 61/66 4 years,3 months,and 24 days! Who was counting!! Thanks LBJ!!

John R Craig DD885,Preble DLG15. 2 tours in Viet Nam.

NROTC San Diego
RD"A" school Great Lakes Training Center
Hunters Point shipyard
San Diego

KP (Diesel)
08-29-2005, 11:36 AM
US Navy Submarine Service - 1969-1981
USS Silversides (SSN) 679
USS Plunger (SSN) 595

08-30-2005, 07:02 PM
9 years total USN

3 years Gator Navy
USS Fort Marion LSD-22 (58-60)
USS Skagit AKA-105 (60-61)

6 years USN Submarine Service (61-67)
USS Seawolf SSN-575
USS Robert E. Lee SSBN-601
USS Croaker SS-246

Proud to have served.

Gary & Mikey
08-30-2005, 07:30 PM
Army, 1966-69 Vietnam

08-31-2005, 07:32 PM
USAF Retired (20 years 12 days). 1959 - 1980.

1. Lackland AFB, Texas (Basic Training)
1A. Keesler AFB, Mississippi - follow-on basic traing and tech school)
2. RAF Chicksands, England (Morse Intercept Operations) (Met my bride and brought her along for the ride. She is still with me after 44 years :D )
3. Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK (Computer Programmer - Hated it!!!)
4. Ent AFB, Colorado Springs, CO (Computer Programmer - still hated it :cry: )
5. Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, CO (Ground Radio Operations)
6. Quang Tri, RVN (Advisory Team 4 MACV C/S "Waterpipe 43)
7. Eglin AFB, Florida (Ground Radio Operations - Instructor)
8. Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (Shift Supervisor - Elmendorf Airways)
9. Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota (Airborne Command Post Communications ....Finally got on flying status!!!) :D :D
10. TDY - Utapao Tailand - (crew member on Radio Relay platform)
11. Hickam AFB, Hawaii (CINCPAC Airborne Command Post)
(Tdy's to almost every place in the Western Pacific. This was undoubtly my best tour!!! :D :D )
12. Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota - Retired 1 Jan 1980

Beginning in April 1983, did another 12 years service with the Federal Government. Yep...I'm commonly known as a "double dipper". Still doing contract work for Uncle Sam. And....still loving it!!!!!! :D

joehill 2005 Black Cherry
09-08-2005, 09:32 PM
Lt. Joe Hill...U.S. Navy 7 years ..Cryptologic spook...Now a police commander in VA

09-18-2005, 09:35 PM
Army 1972 - 2001 : 28 years, 6 months and 24 days

Fort Jackson, SC B-9-2 (I'll never forget Drill SGT Houston)
Fort Devens, MA (AIT)
Torii Station, Okinawa (In the Box)
Fort Devens, MA (Back to School)
Fort Meade, MD (NSA)
Bad Kreuznach, FRG (201st ASA)
Fort Campbell, KY (101st MI Co/511th CEWI Bn)
Pirmasens, FRG (Det A,527th MI Bn)
Fort Knox, KY (MI Det)
Fort Gordon, GA (NCO Academy and 29th Sig Bde)
Camp Zama, JA (78th Sig Bn)
Biggs Army Airfield (Sergeants Major Academy)
Fort Monmouth, NJ (ISMA)
Verona, IT (VFD)
Back to Biggs for polishing school :)
Fort Huachuca, AZ Retired as the CSM for the 86th Sig Bn 11th Sig Bde

Went to the dark side and became a Civil Servant when the knee went bad and they wanted to give me a profile! Told the boss I wouldn't walk while the troops ran so I retired.

09-18-2005, 09:51 PM
Ok, I still haven't seen many Soldiers or Marines posting? Where you all at? The AF and Navy have us outnumbered :D

Naw we have them just where we want them.

Retired Army

09-19-2005, 08:52 AM
26 years 8 months Puerto Rico ANG. Current 1st Sgt 156 MDG.

09-19-2005, 03:23 PM
USAF BRAT :shock: Born at Elsworth A.F.B. (Rapid City, S.D. ) '58 - Amarillo, TX (closed for years?), Trier, Germany (JFK assination era) - Tucson, AZ - Del Rio, TX - Big Spring, TX - Abilene, TX Dad retired in '75 after 21 years.

I went to four (4) high schools the first two years of high school. I told myself I would NEVER do that to my kid(s).

So, in my 28 year career with Motorola, Inc. I've lived and worked in Abilene, TX - Dallas, TX - Cairo, Egypt (during Desert Storm!) - Kuwait City, Kuwait (five years - I was one of the first civilians allowed back in country after liberation) - Singapore - Hong Kong - Jakarta, Indonesia - San Diego, CA - Chicago, IL

My Mother says I've traveled more than most military.

Silver Meteor
09-19-2005, 10:21 PM
USAF 1959-62

3 Years 10 Mos. 22 Days

Lackland AFB, TX

Tyndall AFB, FL

Kindley AFB, Bermuda :lol:

12-28-2005, 02:40 AM
US Navy 27 MAY 1981 -31 DEC 2001

VFP-206 NAF WASHINGTON, DC (Andrews AFB) 1982-1986
VF-202 NAS DALLAS, TX 1986-1990

I retired as an AMSC
Best time of my life!

12-28-2005, 05:32 AM
USAF 71-79
TDY=Wright Patterson and Shaw AFB
Wiesbaden (Lindsey AS)

12-28-2005, 07:37 AM
US Army / 3 years active
US Army National Guard 7years, 7 months & 25 days

1965 Basic Training / Ft. Gordon, Ga.
1965 AIT Ft Sam Houston / Medical training
1966-1968 Pi on tec South Korea / Medic
1968 discharged

1988 reenlisted into Army National Guard / FDC Mortors
1989- 1996 Forward observer for 4 deuce Mortors


12-28-2005, 07:50 AM
1962-66 Marine Corps.Viet Nam 65.


12-28-2005, 08:56 AM
USN 1971 - 1975 USS Beaufort (Salvage & Rescue)
Original commissioning crew member.
Home port: Pearl Harbor

Norfolk, Va., Panama, Cal, Nearly all the Hi. Islands, Midway Island, Guam, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Okinawa, Alaska, Aleutian Islands.

12-28-2005, 09:35 AM
US Army Chemical Corps 1986 - Present

Illesheim, Germany, 1-6 Infantry, 1986-1989
Ft. Knox, KY, D/15 Infantry, 1-10 CATF, 1989-1991
Wiesbaden, Germany, 3-58 Aviation, 1991-1996
Ft. Hood, TX, 46 Chemical Company, 1996-1999
Yongson, Korea, 41st Signal Battalion, 1999-2000
Ft. Hood, TX, 44th Chemical Company, 2000-2003
Taji, Iraq, 44th Chemical Company, 2003-2004
Ft. Hood, TX, 2nd Chemical Battalion, 2004-Present

Will retire in Decmeber 06 with 20.5 years. (Packet at DA awaiting approval)

12-28-2005, 10:35 AM
Hey Ghost how in the world did you get stuck in a Signal Battalion ?

"Retired signal"

12-28-2005, 11:39 AM
U.S. Army 1957-63. Signal Corp--VHF Communications.

Fort Knox, Ky.
Ft Gordon, Ga.
Ft Devens, Ma.
Ft Monmouth, N.J.
Tobyhanna Signal Depot, Pa.
and 13 months in a pi$$hole named Korea.


12-28-2005, 02:39 PM
U.S. Navy 22 years, many duty stations as well as some "sun-n-fun" in the Desert (Desert Shield/Desert Storm).


12-28-2005, 03:16 PM
Commo...someone needs to watch the gas masks hang on the walls!

Bill in NC
12-28-2005, 06:45 PM
U.S. Army Reserves, 1989 to Present.
Lieutenant Colonel, 3297th US Army Hospital. Nurse Anesthetist
1990 - Operation Desert Shield/Storm - Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA
2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 - Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany.
2004-2005 - Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 - 874th Forward Surgical Team, and 67th Combat Support Hospital - Tikrit, Kirkuk and Mosul, Iraq. Cared for the victims of the Mosul mess hall bombing in December, 2004.

banana boy
12-28-2005, 06:50 PM
US Navy

12-28-2005, 07:14 PM
U.S. Army Infantry 1969 - 1970

Ft. Polk, LA
Ft. Benning, GA
Vietnam, (I Corp, II Corp, III Corp and Cambodia)

12-28-2005, 07:15 PM
US Navy
USS Providence CLG-6
68 - 72