Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 15 of 16 1 2 13 14 15 16
#12719415 - 03/14/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 195
wilbilly Offline
Member
wilbilly  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 195
Tn
Thank you to all the VETS on the fire.
Im headed down to Ft Benning tomorrow to see my youngest son graduate basic. I am very proud of him and all the other young people that choose to serve our country.


" America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

Abraham Lincoln


300 BP

#12752277 - 03/27/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: Cowboybart]  
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 32,147
Seafire Offline
Campfire Oracle
Seafire  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 32,147
Southern Oregon USA
Originally Posted by Cowboybart
Originally Posted by kennymauser
Bart, it took you 8 years to make up your mind? confused

Ken


Some of us are gluttons for punishment. The grass was supposed to get greener - it never did - until EAOS!!! (for you non military types that stands for End of Active Obligated Service)


During my time, in the Army. it was ETS....

We called it End This Schitt...

The Army called it End Term of Service...

I think what the troops called it was more appropriate...


Hillary Clinton In 2013: “I Would Like To See People Like Donald Trump Run For Office; They’re Honest And Can’t Be Bought”

"Minus the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the Country" Marion Barry, Mayor of Wash DC

#12803882 - 04/17/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 45
SurlyBob Offline
Member
SurlyBob  Offline
Member

Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 45
Been lurking here for a while now, decided to finally sign up and what better forum to do it than this.

I spent 27 years between the active and reserve components of the Army, retiring from the Reserves in 2010.

My MOS's were:
35H - Calibration Specialist (I've actually calibrated an LCSS!)
35G - Biomedical Equipment Specialist (Basic)
35U - Biomedical Equipment Specialist (Advanced)

I also went to Drill Sergeant School and ended up training my first cycle of joes in the EXACT SAME barracks and orderly room that I had attended Basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood years earlier.

Then came my firearms related career.

After graduating from Trinidad State's Gunsmithing program I was recruited by the US Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) as a "custom equipment technician", a fancy name for gunsmith. From 1993 to 2000 I built and maintained the finest in competetive guns, from M14's to Perazzi shotguns. What an apprenticeship for a gunsmith!

Of course the grass is ALWAYS greener...so I decided to ETS and go to college. I stayed in the Reserves and joined the Small Arms Readiness Group (SARG), a unit that provided weapons training to Army Reserve units.

Then September 11, 2001 happened.

I dropped out of college and went on active duty to support the war effort. By this time I was already broke-dick and non-deployable, but wanted to do what I could. So I spent the next seven years training deploying soldiers on any and all small arms they may have to deal with while deployed, including the foreign weapons they may encounter. We did specialized classes for designated marksmen and snipers (marksmanship ONLY, we were not sniper instructors).

God bless all those that have served, in whatever capacity.

Sorry for the long post, I'll learn to edit myself eventually.


"In the end God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas...but for scars."
#12804054 - 04/17/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: SurlyBob]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,362
pal Offline
Campfire Tracker
pal  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,362
so cal
SB--welcome to the fire.


"There's more to optics than meets the eye."--anon

"...most of us would be better off losing half a pound around the waist than half a pound on our rifle."--dhg

#12824831 - 04/26/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 252
JJWise Offline
Campfire Regular
JJWise  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 252
USMC
2015-present
2821 Tech Con
Currently stationed with Comm Squadron 28 at Cherry Point NC

Alpha

#12924019 - 06/15/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 11
heldfast Offline
Member
heldfast  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 11
USA 87-90
USMC 90-98
USN 06-present, currently in Oki w/III MEF

Daughter, USCG 14-present
SIL, USCG 13-present
Son, USN 13-present
DIL, USN 12-16


Held Fast
John 10:27-29
#12948210 - 06/26/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 1,420
Jim_Knight Offline
Campfire Regular
Jim_Knight  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 1,420
Sandy, Utah
US Army 1971-1973 (volunteered for the Draft- may as well, couldn't get a good job as 1A, draft was officially "on hold")
Texas Nat'l Guard '73-'76, Beaumont, Tx
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Basic
Ft Sill, OK ; Arty 105's, Alert Orders for Nam, then Nixon started pullout so was sent across base to
train as a Weapons mechanic on M110, M109.
Feb 10 '72 to May 24, '73 - sent to Augsburg, GE 1/36 FA M110s (8 inch arty) -retrained OJT in FDC, last 10 mos as Pts Clerk/ Motorpool.
ETS in '73, stuck in Annual Trng, Texas nat'l Guard (M109s) until '76
In GE, it was the Blacks/Puerto Ricans( 75% of Reese kasern) against the Whites/Chicano (25%). Funny thing was, we all got along great UNTIL
the Army decided we need a "Race Relations Class". Unfortunately, it was taught by an Angry Black Man Colonel. It stirred up a hornets nest, big...boogie...time! I just wanted to get along...no dice. After hours, if you went outside, you had to travel in groups of at least 3 to keep from getting your ribs kicked in. It was so bad I tried to volunteer to be transferred to Nam. Couldn't do it...was a 2 yr waiting list, so many wanted out. Baader-Meinhoff gang was blowing crap up in Augsburg; We missed our Track & Field events we had tickets for ('72 Olympics 45 min train ride away in Munich) when the Arabs killed the Israeli team. We also were "close" to using/or being hit by Tactical Nukes during the Easter Offensive over in Nam (April, '72)...Warsaw Pact always massed on the Border when there was a big push in Nam. It was a "Stand-Off, Balance of Power" thing...We read about and were heartbroken when Barbarella went Traitor and became Hanoi Jane! Booo! Hisss! Skank!
We still 'enjoyed" REFORGER though, running all over GE, playing war games with NATO for 9 days each year. I loved/hated the place, if that makes sense.
When I got home I found so many of my relatives, old friends/acquaintances ( I stopped counting after 50!) had been killed/shot all to hell over in Nam...I felt guilty that I had NOT gone to Nam myself! Crazy...but has haunted me for years.
On the Bright side- one of my twin daughters (born in '74) spent 12yrs (2000-2012) in the full time Utah Air Guard as a Spanish Linguist for the Spooks. She spent a month over in bagram, A-Stan (which "torqued me up") She married a Marine who spent two tours in Iraq in First Force Recon ( great guy too!) I'm very proud of my Service, I later tried to join as a Chaplain ( I'm an Ordained Minister now, 30yrs) but was too old at the time. Oh well...:)

Last edited by Jim_Knight; 06/26/18.
#13148130 - 09/21/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
SnowbirdBill Offline
Member
SnowbirdBill  Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Western NYS
US Navy 1975 - 1980. Honorably Discharged. I had a tiny little bit of ucmj trouble after a great night... that somehow turned into a great week.
Then I found myself hungover, broke and hitch hiking back to my ship from 3 tick infested states away. I paid the month long penalty given me at Captain's mast with a smile.
I still smile about it.

The draft ended 2 weeks before I turned 19. Almost all my friends got called and I had some shame when the draft ended.
I never once thought about going to Canada.
I was 15 in 1969 and remember how mad I got at the lousy hippies spitting on my friends and other guys coming back and calling them baby killers. Even back then the cronkites and other assorted media vermin were televising this kind of stuff in an effort to popularize leftist ideals. It made me as sick then as it does now and my first vote was for Richard M. Nixon in 1972.
I hung out for a few years but I felt like scum about not having enlisting yet. I enlisted in the Navy and wound up having to get on the bus to Buffalo on opening day of Whitetail season 1975. I did boot at Great Lakes and A school at Treasure Island and San Diego. I eventually became a shipfitter on a sub tender with most of my time spent fabricating low security steel items and installing them on fast attack subs. I was never aboard a sub while at sea.

Thank you, Combat Guys, from the bottom of my heart.


When you argue with an idiot nobody can tell the difference.
#13151886 - 09/23/18 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,561
Hudge Offline
Campfire Guide
Hudge  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,561
Alaska
USAF 1997-2018
Weather Forecaster/Observer
After several deployments, and then spending 6 years at Elmendorf as "deployed in place" I am now a contractor in Afghanistan.
I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.

#13425498 - 01/06/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 45
Kansan Offline
Member
Kansan  Offline
Member

Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 45
Arkansas
USAF 1986 - 2007

Turboprop Mechanic 1987 - 1996
C-130 Flight Engineer 1996 - 2007

Little Rock AFB, AR
RAF Alconbury / RAF Mildenhall
Hurlburt Field, FL
Little RockAFB, AR
Scott AFB, IL

20 years maintaining/flying the venerable C-130 of many variants

Kansan

Bravo

#13431589 - 01/07/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: heldfast]  
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 245
failure2fire Offline
Member
failure2fire  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 245
enterprise, AL
Originally Posted by heldfast
USA 87-90
USMC 90-98
USN 06-present, currently in Oki w/III MEF

Daughter, USCG 14-present
SIL, USCG 13-present
Son, USN 13-present
DIL, USN 12-16



your screen name in itself matches your service commitment to our country.

#13433882 - 01/08/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 175
450Fuller Offline
Member
450Fuller  Offline
Member

Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 175
Alaska-NM-AL


USA Lifer 1969-1998
10th SFG (ABN)
7th SFG (ABN)
5th SFG (ABN)-Vietnam-MACVSOG
SOG/CCN/SMAG 71-72 (Khe Sanh-ICorps Quang Tri Launch site)
Combat Diver Special Forces Underwater Opns Course
Trained under CAPT Paul Cahill-who led the CCS harchet force into Cambodia in 1969-
Cross the fence op losing Jerry "Mad Dog" Shriver. One of the best recon Green Berets ever-MIA-1969.
Went to the Navy Support Facility-Panama City, FL-for July 4th 2016. Navy dive instructors were
shocked to see me diving and spearing fish. Thought Jacques Costeau was still breathing tank air............


De Oppresso Liber The only easy day was yesterday.
Marriott-0-5/RET

#13446843 - 01/12/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: Kansan]  
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 32,147
Seafire Offline
Campfire Oracle
Seafire  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 32,147
Southern Oregon USA
Originally Posted by Kansan
USAF 1986 - 2007

Turboprop Mechanic 1987 - 1996
C-130 Flight Engineer 1996 - 2007

Little Rock AFB, AR
RAF Alconbury / RAF Mildenhall
Hurlburt Field, FL
Little RockAFB, AR
Scott AFB, IL

20 years maintaining/flying the venerable C-130 of many variants

Kansan


Spent 3 years at Alconbury, 20 years earlier as a dependent when my dad was stationed there...

they flew RF4Cs out of there during that period.... RB 66s when old man first got there...
10th Tac Recon Wing.

I went to school over at Molesworth.

Myself, served in the Army, Medical Corps... MOS 91B, 91 C, 91S, 54 E
Sept 1975 to Dec 1982



Hillary Clinton In 2013: “I Would Like To See People Like Donald Trump Run For Office; They’re Honest And Can’t Be Bought”

"Minus the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the Country" Marion Barry, Mayor of Wash DC

#13450097 - 01/14/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Nykki Offline
New Member
Nykki  Offline
New Member

Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Anchorage
USA 75-78
67u Chinook helicopter mechanic
Ford Ord for basic Ford Eustis for AIT
Fort Wainwright until its
Still living in AK

#13474476 - 01/20/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,109
Dinny Offline
Campfire Regular
Dinny  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,109
Gloucester, VA
I have 24 years 11 months and 25 days of service. Not that I'm keeping track...but I intend to retire in the next few years.

Army Combat Medic

Thanks, Dinny


PMs get the quickest reply. I don't get notices to posts in my threads.
#13482137 - 01/22/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 123
HarleyHutch Offline
Member
HarleyHutch  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 123
Adirondack Mnt's
Skipped school around the 3rd of Jan 1978 at 17 years old and joined the Army, only made it a little over 26 years before retiring as a MSG. Only planned on doing 20 years and making it to SFC so I guess I did ok.


I don't want a pickle, I just wanna ride my motorcycle
#13486312 - 01/23/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 59
RayF Offline
Member
RayF  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 59
Navy EOD
1991-2011
Afghanistan x 1
Iraq x 3

#13497176 - 01/26/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 56
AK375DGR Offline
Member
AK375DGR  Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 56
Palmer, Alaska
Well I figured it's about time to throw my Hat into the Ring here,............ MOS > 1341 < Power Generation and Electrical Distribution


Attached Files
LJ's_USMC_MCRD_SD.jpg (11 downloads)
LJ's_USMC_7th.jpg (8 downloads)
LJ's_USMC_FSR-FLC.jpg (8 downloads)
LJ's_USMC ROKMarines.jpg (12 downloads)
Last edited by AK375DGR; 01/26/19. Reason: added info:

-[Retired & Living the "Dream" in Alaska, Semper-Fi]-
#13499668 - 01/27/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 106
oneoneshot Offline
Member
oneoneshot  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 106
SW Virginia
USAF 1968-72
basic at Lackland AFB
Tech School at Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL
Permanent Party station at Mather AFB, Rancho Cordova, CA (Strategic Air Command)
320 AMMS attached to the 320th Bomb Wing

Retired aerospace management 2009
Fairchild Republic -commercial aviation
General Defense -Army Artillery Projectiles, 105 and 155 mm
Martin Marietta first, then merger came -Lockheed Martin, military aircraft, missiles, GE thrust reversers, Navy VLS, then last 20 years on the Space Shuttle Program

Great career.


Last edited by oneoneshot; 01/27/19. Reason: addition
#13505105 - 01/28/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 86
Cloudrnnr Offline
Member
Cloudrnnr  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 86
Coeur D Alene
Jim here
USMC OCS
USAF retired, 1987-2013, O-6
Trash hauler and gas passer
Vance AFB
McChord AFB
Reese AFB
Fairchild AFB
Maxwell AFB
Randolph AFB
Maxwell AFB
Randolph AFB
Kabul Afghanistan
Lackland AFB
Lost track of all the operations, but Japan, Thailand, Korea, Philippines, Panama, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Iraq, and pins in every continent, finally connected East to West and North to South
Sq Command, 99FTS
Vice Wing, 438AEW
Commandant, DLI English Language Center

Happily enjoying life as a retired bum!

Last edited by Cloudrnnr; 01/28/19.
#13542705 - 02/08/19 Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]  
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Rooster440 Offline
New Member
Rooster440  Offline
New Member

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
US Marines from 2003-2007
Field Artillery
Spent the next 6 years as a contractor back in the Middle East.

Page 15 of 16 1 2 13 14 15 16

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160
AIH 160 3
Who's Online Now
529 registered members (163bc, 10pointer, 19352012, 160user, 12344mag, 52 invisible), 1,270 guests, and 402 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod









Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2018 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.091s Queries: 16 (0.006s) Memory: 1.0875 MB (Peak: 1.3725 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-07-19 20:37:16 UTC