Current Military or Veterans?

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  1. melrog

    melrog New Member

    US Air Force -- O-3 -- 1996 until they get rid of me (at least that's the current thinking)

    Core AFSC -- 13S -- Space and Missile Ops -- Quite well versed in ICBM Ops and nuclear weapons employment theory

    Currently working in AMC as part of a leadership development program, but will be headed to the west coast to do missile test launches at Vandenberg AFB, CA this summer.

    Jon
     
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Bumping this up.
     
  3. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

    Army National Guard. Enlisted in '86 and went to OCS in '89. Made the ranks of E-4 (administratively promoted to E-6 during OCS) as an enlisted man and O-2 as an officer before going into the inactive ready reserve. I have long since been passed over in the IRR since I did not have my bachelor's degree. According to then Army regulations, you could go to OCS with a 2 year degree, but you had to have your bachelors before being promoted past captain. Obviously having the undergrad degree helps in getting the promotion board to pass you for Captain's bars though. Was called up during Persian Gulf I, but only ended up as far as Ft. Gordon, GA working out of the Emergency Operations Center. Spent my time in the Signal Corps.
     
  4. DBA with an MBA

    DBA with an MBA New Member

    Apologies for taking so long to respond. I thought there would be an alert email sent out when someone posted a reply to my post. Many thanks to Bruce for bumping this up and getting my attention.

    I can't remember the name of the tender we parked against in San Diego. If it was the Sperry, that would be fitting since I was on one of the oldest attack subs at the time. The only older class compared to my sub was the Nautilus. :D

    What do you remember of the submariners? I remember us being an uncouth, unsat, barely able to salute an officer kind of group. And that from an ex-submariner. I'd bet even money that the tender folks opinions of us are a bit more harsh.

    Rick
     
  5. ternahan

    ternahan New Member

    I seem to recall the Dixie there in the 70's. She decommed in 1982. Perhaps it was USS Dixon AS-37. I was aboard a minesweep from 75-78, and the same ship from 81 to 83, and we went to San Diego for REFTRA. I went to the enlisted club at Ballast point--very quiet compared to 32nd street.
     
  6. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    No, I'm not ex-military. (Believe me, the Republic is better off...)

    This is just to thank all of you for your service, doing what some of us could not do, doing what others scorned to do, and doing what had to be done. We are in your debt.

    Janko
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    USPHS

    What about the other uniformed services ( no not the Salvation Army) how about NOAA, and the United States Public Health Service.

    I did a COSTEP internship and then served in the USPHS at BOP and then moved to NIH and CDC. I joined as a LTJG and left as a LCDR.
    My service included research in biological agents and chemical exposure. I assisted in evaluation of delivery systems for atropine and 2-pam for both civilian and military uses. ( Personally I'm not too thrilled about jamming needles in my own flesh, but it beats being dead.)

    In the USPHS we don't carry weapons, well seldom carry weapons, I guess if we were deployed to a war zone we would receive training and weapons. Of course we would have to ask to be assinged TDY to another uniformed service. I did go to a really sandy country about a year or so ago to teach some classes on chem-bio exposure treatment. It was mostly to other nurses, physicians and first responders. If I don't find a full time academic librarian gig soon, I am going to use my time in rate and join the USAF though.

    In case no one has any idea what the USPHS is, the Surgeon General the highest rate in the USPHS.
     
  8. tcnixon

    tcnixon Active Member


    Yep, the Dixon was parked quite close to us. The only difference was that the Dixon actually, occasionally, went out to sea. :cool:




    Tom Nixon
     
  9. NNAD

    NNAD New Member

    Going on my 18th year enlisted in the Air Force. First 10 were in logistics, last 7 were in occupational and environmental health and safety. good money in that, but I'm going to bail and teach elementary school after my next assignment.

    Two unforgettable weeks in Iraq last year, so I'm tecnically a combat veteran - but I can hardly shoot straight and came nowhere near a target - go figure. I spend much of the war in a few odd eastern european and middle east locations not to be named here.

    Kudos to the ones who are spending so many days and months there now, much closer to danger than I was. God speed and good luck.
     
  10. Veteran101

    Veteran101 New Member

    Yo!

    A little late.

    My thread name. Veteran 101.
    US Army 101st.

    Active:

    1982-1985 12 Boom Boom Combat Engineer
    101st Airborne Division 326th Engr. BN.
    Stateside:
    Ft.Leonard Wood, MO
    Ft. Wainwright, AK (Artic Training)
    Ft. Stewart, GA (Urban Warfare)
    Ft. Bragg, NC (82nd Airborne)

    Foreign:
    1983 UN Peacekeeping Force (Cairo Based)
    Served as 89Delta (EOD) Disarming land mines in Egypt, Siani,
    N. Sudan, other fun areas.
    Training attachment w/ Egyptian Airborne

    No Go Life:

    1985-1988 157th Military Police WVARNG
    Flood Duty and Weekend Sleeping assignments.

    Enjoyed my service, was lucky enough to serve with the 101 and eighty deuce and see many places in 3 short years.

    Im one who believes that all should serve a tour of duty either military or the Peace Corp. Not this sham Americorp Clinton Crap!

    Once one views first hand the other side they will always realize, no matter how bad, good, or indifferent, America is the best place in the world.

    Enjoy all.
     
  11. Veteran101

    Veteran101 New Member

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Weekend is here.

    Remember to take some time, a moment of silence, and remember those who have served, those who have fallen, those who will never return.

    It was the Veteran who gave not part, but his life for our country.

    One hot desert morning at dawn's early light
    While trudging through the sand
    I found a piece of paper
    Clutched in a young man's hand

    And upon that paper the words he wrote
    Were not filled with despair
    Just thoughts from the heart of a brave young lad
    He called it, "A Soldier's Prayer"

    I took the paper from his hand and read it aloud...

    Will there be a place in heaven
    For a person such as me
    Who, through youth and the love for life
    Isn't all you'd have me be?

    I've been a man but a short time now
    And I'll ask you this, if I might
    Isn't fighting for freedom's cause
    A fight that's always right?

    The men I've killed, some things I've done
    Are not things I've wanted to do
    But a job I believe had to be done
    By we who believe in you

    I had those thoughts upon my mind
    When I heard that deadly sound
    Then, all around me, one by one
    My friends fell to the ground

    Somehow I knew before it hit
    Fear ran up my spine
    I felt the blast tearing my side
    I knew this one was mine

    There'll be much grief for loved ones at home
    when they learn that I am dead
    Please ease their pain and let them know
    These things that I have said

    Time's run out, I can feel death's sting
    Oh, God, please hear my plea
    Let there be a place in heaven
    For a person such as me

    Lord, this is the chaplain, I'm here with this lad
    Our country's given the finest it had
    We who are older and have studied your word
    Know this boy's prayer is more than just heard

    It is answered with your love
    And the promise that there'll be
    A special place in heaven
    For a person such as he.

    In closing, again, remember those who gave their life.

    "All Gave Some, Some Gave All"


    Airborne 101 Out
     
  12. Veteran101

    Veteran101 New Member

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Weekend is here.

    Remember to take some time, a moment of silence, and remember those who have served, those who have fallen, those who will never return.

    It was the Veteran who gave not part, but his life for our country.

    One hot desert morning at dawn's early light
    While trudging through the sand
    I found a piece of paper
    Clutched in a young man's hand

    And upon that paper the words he wrote
    Were not filled with despair
    Just thoughts from the heart of a brave young lad
    He called it, "A Soldier's Prayer"

    I took the paper from his hand and read it aloud...

    Will there be a place in heaven
    For a person such as me
    Who, through youth and the love for life
    Isn't all you'd have me be?

    I've been a man but a short time now
    And I'll ask you this, if I might
    Isn't fighting for freedom's cause
    A fight that's always right?

    The men I've killed, some things I've done
    Are not things I've wanted to do
    But a job I believe had to be done
    By we who believe in you

    I had those thoughts upon my mind
    When I heard that deadly sound
    Then, all around me, one by one
    My friends fell to the ground

    Somehow I knew before it hit
    Fear ran up my spine
    I felt the blast tearing my side
    I knew this one was mine

    There'll be much grief for loved ones at home
    when they learn that I am dead
    Please ease their pain and let them know
    These things that I have said

    Time's run out, I can feel death's sting
    Oh, God, please hear my plea
    Let there be a place in heaven
    For a person such as me

    Lord, this is the chaplain, I'm here with this lad
    Our country's given the finest it had
    We who are older and have studied your word
    Know this boy's prayer is more than just heard

    It is answered with your love
    And the promise that there'll be
    A special place in heaven
    For a person such as he.

    In closing, again, remember those who gave their life.

    "All Gave Some, Some Gave All"

    Airborne 101 Out
     
  13. Clay

    Clay New Member

    Active or Vet.

    I was in the 7th Special Forces Group (Abn). The only jungle I saw was S.W. of the Gulf of Florida. Got to do all the cool guy s--t. Now I feel like a sack of s--t. Everything is glued together and if the V.A. doesn't kill me, I'll be lucky. Any SF "Quiet Professionals" on board.
    Clay
    De Oppresso Liber::cool:
     
  14. Clay

    Clay New Member

    Active or Vet.

    I was in the 7th Special Forces Group (Abn). The only jungle I saw was S.W. of the Gulf of Florida. Got to do all the cool guy s--t. Now I feel like a sack of s--t. Everything is glued together and if the V.A. doesn't kill me, I'll be lucky. Any SF "Quiet Professionals" on board.
    Clay
    De Oppresso Liber::cool:
     
  15. oko

    oko New Member

    US Army Reserve 1985 - 1989 (enlisted)
    US Army Active - 1989 - 1996 (enlisted)
    U.S. Public Health Service Active (Commissioned Officer) 1997 - Present (currently assigned to the Pentagon).


    Spent 6 months in first Gulf War doing air evacuation and medical record.

    Sorry for getting late into this thread. Got bogged down with school work and heavy duty work.

    BS - Business Admin - 1988
    Post Baccalaureate Certificate - (Health Information Administration) - 1995
    MBA - Health Care Management - 1992
    MPA- Public Administration - 1993
    PhD - Health Science (International Health) in Progress
     
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  16. RickB

    RickB New Member

    Hi Y'all

    US Army Reserve, 96B, Intel Analyst, 1983-1985
    ROTC, 1985-1987
    US Army Active Duty:
    Fort Sill, OK, 1-30 FA, 1-78 FA, 1988-1992, PLT LDR, Btry XO
    2ID, 1-15 FA, Korea, 1992-1993, Bn FDO
    Fort Lewis, 3-11 FA, 1993-1995, S2, S4
    Fort Sill, 4-27 FA, 3-13 FA, 1995-1997, Asst S3, Btry Cdr
    Presidio of Monterey, DLIFLC, Russian Course, 1998-1999
    Presdio of Monterey, DLIFLC, Plans Officer, 1999-2000
    Fort Sill, 212 FA Bde, 2000-2002, FCO, Bde Asst S3, Bde S4
    8th Army, Yongsan, Korea, 2002-2004, Inspector General -
    Chief, Assistance and Investgations
     
  17. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome, RickB! :)
     
  18. anthonym

    anthonym New Member

    I was an Army infantryman from 1985-1989, first at Ft. Hood, TX (First Cav) and then at Camp Howze, Korea (Second Infantry Div).

    From 1997-2000, I was in the Ga Army National Guard as an MP.
     
  19. unixman

    unixman New Member

    Hail, fellow Marne doggie :)

    I was a US Army 19Kilo, M1 tank gunner, '86-'89, 3/64 Armor, 3d Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

    Cheers.
     
  20. Mr. Engineer

    Mr. Engineer member

    USN 1979-1985 - ET2

    Someone has to fix it...
     

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