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Old 09-10-2007, 02:01 PM   #21
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Aaaaaaaaannnnnnd... they're OFF! "You had [insert minimum essential basic standard of living here]?!!? Why, when I was at boot camp we didn't even have [insert horrible recruit-training deprivation here]!"
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Sounds like a great subject for a new thread.
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Sounds like a great subject for a new thread.
Read the other 19,820 threads like it and get back to me on that...
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:06 PM   #23
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Service number, you bet all the way from 1968. As for all the aircraft numbers of the F4's I loaded with ordinance in Da Nang...only a couple if that.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:31 PM   #24
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So....runnerr...you old 462X0 you! Dude, I've loaded F-4's, F-16's & A-10's, but the ol' Phantom is the one I miss most. I've got the Phantom Bites on my back and head to prove I dunnit, too! Dontcha love the smell of JP-4 in the mornin'? 462's rock!

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OK, I'll just say this....My best bud's son just graduated from Air Force basic training. Nowadays, and apparently for the past oh...say 15 years or so, basic trainees have been issued tennis shoes and shorts to run in. What?? When I was in basic(1977), we had to run in issue combat boots and fatigue pants. Were were mericfully allowed to remove the long sleeve cotton fatigue shirt, but that's it. For anybody, meaning pretty much everybody, who wasn't used to wearing combat boots, can you imagine what happened to our feet after walking, marching and RUNNING in them? It was blister city, of course. It sucked! I'd have paid 2 months pay for a good set of running shoed back then, no joke! OK, there's my "back in my day" story. Or, at least one of 'em!
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What?? When I was in basic(1977), we had to run in issue combat boots and fatigue pants.
You were allowed to keep your legs?
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:56 PM   #27
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You were allowed to keep your legs?

Yeah, I guess we had it pretty good after all!
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