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Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: ejwheaties] #11200523 05/22/16
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Joined the Navy in 1983 and retired in 2003.

Started off on the USS Charles F. Adams DDG 2 out of Mayport, FL and ended in Huntsville, Alabama working as a trainer for recruiters.

Also, I have been looking to for a good job in the area and if there are any vets in the area and know of anything, please shoot me a pm.

Thanks to all of you who have served and will serve in the future.

300 BP

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: Goats260] #11200625 05/22/16
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Check out this site, they may be able to help...

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12611

Thanks For Serving..

Bill


Old Fishermen never die, we just get reel tired.

May you build a ladder to the stars
and climb on every rung.
May you stay......Forever young
Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #11205543 05/24/16
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Just found this... never dropped down this far. wink

USN 86-92
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USS Paul F. Foster DD-964
Gulf War

My hats off to all fellow Vets. To those of you who served in the thick of things I'm glad you made it home. And although I earned a Combat Service ribbon, I've never felt I served in as difficult a situation as many others. I can never express the gratitude I have for those who've served under fire.


“You never need fear a man, no matter what his size. When danger threatens, call on me, and I will equalize.”
Samuel Colt.

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Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #11347478 08/02/16
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I started this over 4 years ago , almost an entire enlistment ! Thanks everyone for keeping it running . Hopefully we see a few hundred more vets sign in.
Thank you everyone !!!

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12066044 06/01/17
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April 79 to Aug 80 - Wisconsin Army National Guard,,,,treadhead (tanker) spent the summer of 79 (between Jr and Sr year of high School) down at Ft Knox,,,,,,,

Joined regular Army Aug 1980 and retired on 1 March 2006,,,,,,,,,all of it spent in Special Forces (7th, 1st, and 3rd SF Groups, Delta, USSOCOM, and the school house),,,,,lots of good memories, some not so good,,,,served with some of the finest men this country has produced,,,,,,,,,,


Picture a combination right wing, libertarian, unabomber, nationalist who believes in reverent science and who, to his core, remembers the words he swore to defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.....so help me God
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Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12069249 06/03/17
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My thanks to you all.

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12072152 06/04/17
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US Army during the Cold War - 1st assignment after Armor Officer Basic course was with a divisional cavalry squadron doing border operations along the East German and Czechoslovakian borders. I would not trade that for anything in the world.


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Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12081879 06/09/17
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USAF 1997-2017 (Retired)
Basic-Lackland AFB, TX
Tech School-2A6X3 Aircrew Egress-Sheppard AFB, TX
Holloman AFB, NM-Egress F-117A
Tech School-Fire Protection-Goodfellow AFB, TX
Peterson AFB, CO
Kunsan AB, ROK
Elmendorf AFB, AK
Holloman AFB, NM
Operation Allied Force, Operation Iraqi Freedom-Thumrait/Camp Snoopy/Kirkuk, Operation Enduring Freedom-Camp Leatherneck, Operation New Dawn

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Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12316803 10/06/17
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Originally Posted by GotAmmo
Figure I would start a Vet Fourm and let it run its course.

My name is Bill
US Army 1987- 1995 Active
27 B ( Land combat Support Systems Test Specialist)
Airborn / Air assult / Ranger
Ft Leonardwood Basic
Redstone Arsenol AIT
Benning Airborn
Off to Wiesbaden Germany
Back to Ft Campbell
ETS and spent a year 1/2 at ft Indiantown Gap PA ( Res)

Oldest Boy Charlie, MP at Ft Richardson
Youngest Boy going in 94a in Oct

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12321383 10/09/17
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My name is Cory
2009-present
Jobs: Patriot missile and EOD
Airborne and Air Assault

Bravo

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12587643 01/27/18
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USN 84-92
USS Groton, USS Augusta, USNS Maury
Fast Attack submarines and a research/intelligence ship
Right, Left, Gulf coasts, even HI

I don't miss it one bit. I can still remember ALL the reasons I left.


Some is Good---More is Better----Too Much is Just Right
Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: Cowboybart] #12594866 01/29/18
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Bart, it took you 8 years to make up your mind? confused
I didn't know you were in the military.
Anyway, Bart , thanks for your service. Submarines! I could have never done that!

Ken

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: kennymauser] #12610531 02/04/18
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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)


Some is Good---More is Better----Too Much is Just Right
Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12660141 02/21/18
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To my fellow Vets, I say hello and a mutual thank you! To those of you considering joining, I always tell people, "It was the best mistake of my life!!!" and I mean it.

It was a great experience once I realized that I needed to conform, vs fight the system. Once you do that, you will find it much easier. Stop thinking you are special, that you know how to do it better, that you deserve to be treated better than your fellow military. Get over yourself and you will learn to fit in and to get along!

Every generation has comments about the generation coming up and the one going, and in the military, it is the older, more experienced teaching the younger and less experienced, and I can assure you, you aren't going to win fighting the "established military way!!"

I wanted to go to Nam but was too young when they enforced the draft and I missed the cutoff dates to go over when I enlisted. So I joined the Navy and it was, no pun intended, smooth sailing. I grew up, I learned a trade, I had a wonderful time traveling and getting paid to do so!

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12719415 03/14/18
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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


Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: Cowboybart] #12752277 03/27/18
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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...




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

“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12803882 04/17/18
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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."
Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: SurlyBob] #12804054 04/17/18
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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

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12824831 04/26/18
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Currently stationed with Comm Squadron 28 at Cherry Point NC

Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo] #12924019 06/15/18
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SIL, USCG 13-present
Son, USN 13-present
DIL, USN 12-16


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