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Hey all!

Just wondering who out there is a Veteran, What branch of service you are / were in, how long, etc, etc...

This way we can find out who we all are, maybe have some fun telling war / sea stories!

 

I was Army, 4 years Active as a 19K, Mi Abrahms crewman. OSUT at Ft Knox, KY. 2 Years in Gelnhaussen Germany, 2 Years at Ft Hood, TX. (Active 1984-1988)

16 Years CT National Guard. Artillery, Combat Engineer, 72Y Battalion Supply (S4).

(Began 1988, Retired in 2003.)

 

Was wondering if maybe we could get a sculptor at Reaper to do some sort of Vignette, with one rep of each branch in it, and ask Reaper to donate the profit to something like "Wounded Warrior" or another Vet charity.

Maybe if enough of us ask nicely, they might think about it!

Maybe they could do some sort of annual edition like / with Sophie as well?

How many of you would like to see Sophie 'dressed' in your branch's uniform?

I know I'd paint mine up!

 

Might be something totally different to paint....

 

Chime in and let BS!

 

8)

George

 

EDIT: we are at 2 pages in a few hours! Glad to see the response!

You folks ever notice that we speak our own language?

Branch doesn't matter except for the tech terms either....

 

Who was sent out to get the attitude adjustment wrench?

 

EDIT 2 All you non US Vets chime in too! Even though you aren't American, you are still one of US!

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US Navy, 20 years, 1990-2010. I was an electronics technician (if it had 'trons in it, I could fix it).

I served on:

USS Belknap

USS Scott

USS Lasalle

USS Arleigh Burke

USS Cole

 

(so, targets as far as Dilvish is concerned)

 

I've been to Canada, Africa, the Middle East, India, about 70% of Europe, and several of the countries on the Black Sea, including Russia.

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us army reserve 84-86 250th trans company 63s heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic.

us army active 86-88 Fitzsimmons army medical center Aurora colorado 91A medical specialist

us army spouse 87-07 various bases

07-now US Army Civillian, APG mechanical engineer

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U.S. Army, still Active Duty, 20 years next month.

Prime Power (12P, formerly 52E [or MUSE Tech to you Navy folks, and Prime Beef for you Air Force]). Formerly MLRS/LANCE Fire Direction (13P). I needed to switch to a marketable skill for the civilian sector; there's not much call for artillery outside of mercenary work.

Been to:

  • Ft Sill, Oklahoma '95-'02 (MLRS)
  • Cp Stanley, Korea '02-'03 (MLRS)
  • Ft Sill (again) '03-'04 (MLRS)
  • Ft Belvoir, Virginia '04-'05 (Transition to Prime Power)
  • Cp Humphreys, Korea '05-'06 (PP)
  • Ft Belvoir (again) '06-'14 (PP)
  • Schofield Barracks, Hawaii '14-Present (PP)

Submitting my retirement is likely to happen around January. Yay, me!

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U.S. Army, still Active Duty, 20 years next month.

Prime Power (12P, formerly 52E [or MUSE Tech to you Navy folks, and Prime Beef for you Air Force]). Formerly MLRS/LANCE Fire Direction (13P). I needed to switch to a marketable skill for the civilian sector; there's not much call for artillery outside of mercenary work.

Been to:

  • Ft Sill, Oklahoma '95-'02 (MLRS)
  • Cp Stanley, Korea '02-'03 (MLRS)
  • Ft Sill (again) '03-'04 (MLRS)
  • Ft Belvoir, Virginia '04-'05 (Transition to Prime Power)
  • Cp Humphreys, Korea '05-'06 (PP)
  • Ft Belvoir (again) '06-'14 (PP)
  • Schofield Barracks, Hawaii '14-Present (PP)

Submitting my retirement is likely to happen around January. Yay, me!

I had a roomie when I was active coming from Schofield, he said it was expensive, but Awesome!

I had NO chance of getting there, as I don't think there are many tanks in Hawaii....

 

8)

George

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US Navy, 1984-1990.

 

A year training as an ET at Great Lakes near Chicago, then about 3.5 years at NavCommSta H.E. Holt in Exmouth, Western Australia, then two years with the tugboats at Mare Island.

 

Was going to re-enlist because there was a really sweet bonus being offered at the time, but my detailer was an elf hole who was jealous of my service record to that point, and thus talked me out of it by opening his mouth. When I called to find out what duty stations I had a choice of, he told me "You're going to sea." I knew that, and said so, and he responded with "I'm going to send you to the crappiest ship I can find." The conversation only went downhill from there.

 

My Captain called me into his office a couple weeks later, and asked why I wasn't re-enlisting. Told him what the detailer said, and Captain said "I'll take care of it." Two weeks later, Captain calls me back into his office and tells me "Your detailer is an elf hole, I'm sorry to see you go."

 

Otherwise, I would have probably been in a lot longer than 6.5 years.

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US Navy, 1984-1990.

 

A year training as an ET at Great Lakes near Chicago, then about 3.5 years at NavCommSta H.E. Holt in Exmouth, Western Australia, then two years with the tugboats at Mare Island.

 

Was going to re-enlist because there was a really sweet bonus being offered at the time, but my detailer was an elf hole who was jealous of my service record to that point, and thus talked me out of it by opening his mouth. When I called to find out what duty stations I had a choice of, he told me "You're going to sea." I knew that, and said so, and he responded with "I'm going to send you to the crappiest ship I can find." The conversation only went downhill from there.

 

My Captain called me into his office a couple weeks later, and asked why I wasn't re-enlisting. Told him what the detailer said, and Captain said "I'll take care of it." Two weeks later, Captain calls me back into his office and tells me "Your detailer is an elf hole, I'm sorry to see you go."

 

Otherwise, I would have probably been in a lot longer than 6.5 years.

That Really SUX....

 

My going out of active re-up guy had been a Tank Commander in my platoon, and we got on okay. I told him I wanted an MOS that had some kind of sale-able civilian skill, no more combat arms....

He said well, Infantry, Artillery, Tanker, Air defense artillery,... I stopped him and said, I say again, NO COMBAT ARMS. He showed me his computer screen and everything on it was combat arms!

He re-typed in the data, and the same screen came up....

(My AGT score avg was 110....)

So It was time to go back to college....

 

8)

George

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U.S. Army, still Active Duty, 20 years next month.

Prime Power (12P, formerly 52E [or MUSE Tech to you Navy folks, and Prime Beef for you Air Force]). Formerly MLRS/LANCE Fire Direction (13P). I needed to switch to a marketable skill for the civilian sector; there's not much call for artillery outside of mercenary work.

Been to:

  • Ft Sill, Oklahoma '95-'02 (MLRS)
  • Cp Stanley, Korea '02-'03 (MLRS)
  • Ft Sill (again) '03-'04 (MLRS)
  • Ft Belvoir, Virginia '04-'05 (Transition to Prime Power)
  • Cp Humphreys, Korea '05-'06 (PP)
  • Ft Belvoir (again) '06-'14 (PP)
  • Schofield Barracks, Hawaii '14-Present (PP)

Submitting my retirement is likely to happen around January. Yay, me!

I had a roomie when I was active coming from Schofield, he said it was expensive, but Awesome!

I had NO chance of getting there, as I don't think there are many tanks in Hawaii....

 

8)

George

 

 

yeah when I was in hawaii it was expensive too.  in 2001-2005,my rent was $800 for a 2br/1ba apt near UH than in the DC region a few years later $1600 3br/2.5ba near baltimore.

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U.S. Army, still Active Duty, 20 years next month.

Prime Power (12P, formerly 52E [or MUSE Tech to you Navy folks, and Prime Beef for you Air Force]). Formerly MLRS/LANCE Fire Direction (13P). I needed to switch to a marketable skill for the civilian sector; there's not much call for artillery outside of mercenary work.

Been to:

  • Ft Sill, Oklahoma '95-'02 (MLRS)
  • Cp Stanley, Korea '02-'03 (MLRS)
  • Ft Sill (again) '03-'04 (MLRS)
  • Ft Belvoir, Virginia '04-'05 (Transition to Prime Power)
  • Cp Humphreys, Korea '05-'06 (PP)
  • Ft Belvoir (again) '06-'14 (PP)
  • Schofield Barracks, Hawaii '14-Present (PP)

Submitting my retirement is likely to happen around January. Yay, me!

 I was born at the Ft. Belvoir hospital.

 Of course that was a few decades before you were there. :poke:

 

US Navy, 1984-1990.

 

A year training as an ET at Great Lakes near Chicago, then about 3.5 years at NavCommSta H.E. Holt in Exmouth, Western Australia, then two years with the tugboats at Mare Island.

 

Was going to re-enlist because there was a really sweet bonus being offered at the time, but my detailer was an elf hole who was jealous of my service record to that point, and thus talked me out of it by opening his mouth. When I called to find out what duty stations I had a choice of, he told me "You're going to sea." I knew that, and said so, and he responded with "I'm going to send you to the crappiest ship I can find." The conversation only went downhill from there.

 

My Captain called me into his office a couple weeks later, and asked why I wasn't re-enlisting. Told him what the detailer said, and Captain said "I'll take care of it." Two weeks later, Captain calls me back into his office and tells me "Your detailer is an elf hole, I'm sorry to see you go."

 

Otherwise, I would have probably been in a lot longer than 6.5 years.

Yup, I had a d-bag like that at one point, too. Thankfully, my CO asked my chief to get involved. Turns out my chief knew his chief, and they got me some decent orders. Sorry it didn't work out that well for you.

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