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Old 04-04-2007, 05:31 PM   #21
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US Navy - Commissioned in 1972 in Newport, RI. Went to Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Command at Lowry AFB, Denver (...base now closed), for intelligence training, then on to the Fleet Intelligence Center Pacific at Pearl Harbor as Ports, Harbors & Urban Areas Analyst.

Then to Alameda Naval Air Station (SF Bay Area...that base also now closed). After 3 years there, went for one year to the United Nations Command at Seoul, ROK as Staff Intelligence Officer for Plans & Budget. Separated in 1978 as Lieutenant (O3). Those were some of the best years of my life...
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Re: Calling all Veterans
Old 04-04-2007, 05:49 PM   #22
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Drafted during the largest month callup of the Vietnam War,

'Enlisted' in the Navy for 4 years to 'beat the draft'


US Navy - 71-75
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Boot Camp at San Diego
Electronics Technical School at NAS Millington, TN
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and Central Florida Electronic Naval Warfare Training

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Old 04-04-2007, 06:56 PM   #23
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USAF - enlisted in 1977, basic in San Antonio, then weapons mechanic school in Denver. Went from there to Seymour Johnson AFB, where I loaded bombs onto F-4 Phantoms for 4 1/2 years. Departed active duty in '81, took a job in Austin, TX at Bergstrom AFB as an Air Reserve Technician. This means civil service and also a reservist, a dual status job. Did pretty much the same work as on active duty, better pay, no surprise relocations and more like a "real job" than military. Worked on F-4's & F-16 weapons systems. Got to fly in an F-4 backseat on a bombing run, that was cool! 8) Base got BRACC'ed in '96, so relocated to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana and now work armament systems on A-10's & B-52's. Not loading bombs, just inside shop type work on the weapons systems, but with A/C & heat! Still a reservist, still fed civil service with a firm retirement date of 18 Jan 2013 (55th birthday). Over the years, besides most of the states, I've traveled to Germany, Korea (3 times) Italy, Iceland, Japan, & Panama. I'm an E-7 (Master Sgt) in the reserves & WG-11 civil service wise.
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Drafted during the largest month callup of the Vietnam War,

'Enlisted' in the Navy for 4 years to 'beat the draft'


US Navy - 71-75
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Boot Camp at San Diego
Electronics Technical School at NAS Millington, TN
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Stationed at Cecil Field, Jacksonville Florida - Pilot Training
and Central Florida Electronic Naval Warfare Training

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Old 04-04-2007, 10:06 PM   #25
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Active at Los Angeles AFB after space operations school at Lowry - LAAFB 1985-1989 working in DMSP SPO - separated and went Reserve through Wright Patterson AFB, OH, acquisition officer/engineer - supported B-2 SPO, NASP, WPAFB Hospital, RAMTIP - then assigned to A-10 SPO McClellan AFB - then assigned to Medical Informatics SPO, Brooks AFB, TX, Human Systems Division -2000, then activated to go to Ramstein supporting EUCOM in JCTP - then assigned to Political Advisor's office for Commander USAFE, 2004, then separated again, assigned to Wright Patterson AFB in HQ AFMC - this June will be assigned as LRO at 349th MSG at Travis AFB, CA - am a Lt Col presently in USAFR.

The discipline, leadership skills, educational and travel opportunities I have had with the Air Force have been the best in my life - and it shows in my civilian job performance when compared with my peers and above. In fact, if I had to choose between being a Reservist and my civilian job, I'd stay a Reservist.

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supported B-2 SPO
Did you know Col Miller? He was the B2 SPO at one time. Stationed at Edwards. If so send me your email address for an update.
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OK, I'm in.

Enlisted United States Army Signal Corps, 1966-1969.
Last assignment, USMA, 1st Batallion, 1st Infantry Regiment (yeah, there are still three regiments left).
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:21 AM   #28
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Wow, so many of us. And me, too!
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Nurse Corps: Stationed in Barksdale, England (AFB), LA, Wiesbaden, Germany (during Desert Storm and when the Lebanon hostages were released), Williams AFB, AZ, Air Evac from Scott AFB in IL and all over Europe from Rhein Main, Altus OK, Wilford Hall in San Antonio and Osan AB Korea. Volunteered for Iraq twice, but didn't get to go, as retirement papers were in.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:40 PM   #29
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Volunteered for Iraq twice, but didn't get to go, as retirement papers were in.
I had a similar problem. I volunteered for every hot spot that came along, but went to very few, only one in fact. That was one of the reasons I got out.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:56 PM   #30
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Here are my service vitals

USAF 1970- 1974 A7D Aircraft Mech BGM 34 Missle Mech
E1 - E5

USCG 1974-1979 Machinery Technician USCGC Blackhaw E-4 - E-6
Marine Environmental Protection Specialist
USCG Station Ketchikan AK. E-6


USCGR 1983 - 1988 Machinery Technician E-6 - E-7
1988 - 1994 Naval Engineering Warrant Officer CWO3


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