Current Military or Veterans?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Guest, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. capper

    capper New Member

    US Navy (Submarine)- 1994-2000,
    USAFA-Civil Air Patrol- 1989-1994

    And soon to be Civil Air Patrol Member again.

    Later :)
  2. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Some of the guys from military intelligence used to call the MPs "rocks" e.g. MPs aren't very smart. :eek:

    But the guys from military intelligence didn't have much room to talk. After all, "military intelligence" is an oxymoron. ;)
    Regarding traffic offenses, American MPs can either issue a DA1408, which goes directly to the commander -- or they can issue a DD1805, which is a traditional traffic ticket where a fine is paid or it can be contested to be heard in front of a Federal magistrate.
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve (soon to be forced into unpaid retirement)
  4. Charles

    Charles New Member


    Will you begin receiving retired pay when you turn 60?
  5. twistone

    twistone New Member

    I'll hit 6 years in the Air Force (active duty) later this month. I'm on my way out though, I'm separating this fall. I just finished up my CCAF degree, and am on pace to have my B.S. this time next year.

  6. Tracy Gies

    Tracy Gies New Member

    Minnesota Army National Guard (11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman or, more commonly, mortar man), Combat Support Company, 2/136th Infantry. Nov. 1983 to Feb. 1987.

    Enlisted in the Regular Army on Feb. 18, 1987. Went to the Defense Language Institute to learn Spanish in March of that year. Currently a Sergeant First Class (E-7) assigned to instructor duty at the United States Army Intelligence School Annex on Goodfellow AFB, TX. MOS 98G4HC8QB. Will complete 20 years of federal active service on Nov. 2, 2006 (after adjustment due to active duty for basic training and AIT back in 1984 and 85). My plans are to retire from the Army around that time and pursue a second career as a civilian, probably in technical writing project management or a related field.

    Previous assignments:

    Mar 1988 - Dec 1989 747th MI Bn, Galeta Island, Panama

    Jan 1990 - Aug 1995 748th MI Bn, San Antonio, TX

    Sep 1995 - Sep 1996 Special Activities Bn, Fort Belvoir, VA (while a student at the Joint Military Intelligence College on Bolling AFB in Washington, DC)

    Oct 1996 - Jan 2000 110th MI Bn, Fort Drum, NY

    Feb 2000 - Present 344th MI Bn, Goodfellow AFB, TX
  7. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck

    USMC 1975-1979-Team Leader/Plt Sgt 1st and 3rd Recon as a Sgt (E-5), MOS 8653
    Air National Guard-1980-2000 (Full-time 1987-1999) Retired CMSGT (E-9)-AFSC 2E000

    The humor of the situation was that my Guard unit had both an ACC (Air Combat Comand) mission and an active duty U.S. Marine Corps mission. Both of which kept me deployed.

    Received all expense paid trips to Southeast and Soutwest Asia. Real glad that young folks are still willing to do their part.

    Semper Fi and God Bless....
  8. ternahan

    ternahan New Member

    1975-1999 active duty in the Navy TAR Program, retired as a PNC.

    As a tidbit, I've never met anyone else who also did a tour in the Peace Corps (69-71).

    Currently a GS-9 curriculum developer for the Navy (Seabees).

    MA in Humanities from CSUDH anticipated Summer,2004 as my thesis is with my third reader and the Chairman has signed off on it.

    Phil Ternahan
  9. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Considering the number of ports in New Mexico, that retirement may be overdue. :)

    BTW - is there really a submarine base in Colorado?
  10. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    :D :D :D :D
  11. flipkid

    flipkid New Member

    neither nor...but...

    I did serve USAF but not long enough to be considered a veteran. I got out early because when I went in I did not have a high school diploma. The recruiter told me that I could not pass the ASVAB at a level to get in without a diploma. I blew the ASVAB out of the water anyhow and enlisted to get away from home. I was promised by the recruiter (stop laughing....) that once I got to my active duty station after tech school I could get my diploma...not my GED. It was with that understanding I enlisted but of course I did not get it in writing. After I arrived at my duty station I was told I could not get my diploma and if I did not get my GED I would not be allowed to re-up when it was time. (They had changed the diploma requirement just after I enlisted)

    Since I wanted my diploma, and I was convinced at that time that the GED was pretty much inferior I was released from my committment. I went back to school got my diploma in 3 months and tried to re-enlist. I could not for they found a problem with my eyes.

    So yes I served, but no I am not a vet. Job...Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic.
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  12. Jodokk

    Jodokk Member


    Served USAR 05B, disabled 1983 30% but they're about to up that.
  13. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    No, alas, I wasn't willing to give them seven years of one unpaid weekend a month so I don't have the necessary twenty "good" years.

    It's okay, though. The Navy did very well by me all things considered.

    There IS a sandwich shop in Colorado by that name...
  14. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's what those Navy guys told me! The sandwich shop marks the super-secret submarine base. Not that I'm gullible or anything.
  15. GBrown

    GBrown New Member


    I was in the Oregon Army National Guard for 1 year as a 02M (percussion player - band) and went active Army as a 93C (air traffic controller) in 1989. I made E-6 and applied for Warrant Officer Candidate School - got accepted and passed the course in 1995. I've been flying Chinook helicopters since then (154CG). I'm now a CW3 with less than 5 years left until retirement.
  16. wfready

    wfready New Member

    Served 5 years active duty Marine Corps (6433 Avionics).

    Was stationed at:

    MCRD PI, SC (of course) January - March 1996
    MCB Camp Lejeune, NC (MCT) March - April 1996
    NSA Millington, Tenn. (AE school) April 1996 - December 1996
    MCB Camp Pendleton (FRAMP school) December 1996 - March 1997
    MCAS New River (MALS 26 Avionics) March 1997 - May 1998
    MCBH Kaneohe Bay (MALSEK Avionics) June 1998 - December 2000

    Separated from active duty (Corporal) on January 3rd, 2001 and was finally discharged August of last year.
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    As I mentioned I was an Active Duty Army Chaplain Assistant from 1988-1996. Stationed in Germany. Did a brief stint in the reserves. Reached the lofty rank of E-5 . (") Only reason I went to BNCOC even though I was getting out was that my NCOIC told me that if I turned it down they would Bar me from re enlistment.

    Also, Chaplain (CPT) in the USAF-Aux Civil Air Patrol & Chaplain (CPT) in the State Guard.

    For those interested in CAP.

    State Guard (with *links* to each of the state guards) :

    Both of these organizations provide great ways for those interested in service to the community to give back. If you are ex military they are great ways to stay in touch. CAP does 95% of the inland search & rescue, Homeland Security, and of course cadet programs. State Guard assists each states National Guard, assists with Homeland Security, etc.

    Neither has an affect on military retirement. CAP has no maximum age. State Guard does have max ages that vary from state to state.

  18. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I never knew that we had so many Veterans in our midst.
  19. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    I'm not a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, but I was a member of the Rhodesian Army in 1975 and 1976 during the so-called "Bush War." Not a good war -- one I'd rather forget.
  20. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    "Bush War"? We've had a COUPLE of those, IIRC.

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