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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
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    Spent three days at Bliss with a Buff and Tanker. That was enough for me.
    Are you saying it only took three days to get enough of Buff and Tanker??????? I was stationed there back in the day when it was safe (?) to venture into Juarez.
    U.S. Army (Ret) 1953-1977 ‘‘The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.’’
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    Commissioned in the USAF in 1990 and still trying to figure out what to do when I grow up and hang the uniform up for good.

    Hasn't always been fun, but it's been a rewarding life.

    It's been hard on the family, though. After averaging 18 months per assignment for nearly 3 decades my family is excited any summer that we're not in PCS mode. For some reason traveling between assignments isn't considered a family vacation by my herd, go figure.
    Ride hard, shoot straight, always speak the truth

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    Commissioned in the USAF in 1990 and still trying to figure out what to do when I grow up
    Now, why would you want to do go and do that?

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    I had a real love-hate relationship with the military. I joined the Navy in '79 as an airdale. I spent two years riding the USS Midway from '81-'83, then the last two years of my six years active duty were out at Pt. Mugu, CA, when Ronald Reagan was president. He used to fly in there, then get on Marine 1 to fly to his ranch in Santa Barbara. Always used to make me shake my head when the Secret Service would come around and tell us all to get inside our work spaces and close the blinds on the windows when he was coming or going. I mean, this was a base where the Navy did ballistic missile testing at, among other things. Most everyone on the base had at least a secret clearance or above but we were still treated like enemies of the state almost. They even had the FBI snipers on the roof of the hanger they used when they parked Air Force 1. Stuff like that drove me crazy back then.

    After that, I joined the MS Army National Guard as a tanker in an Armored Cav unit, back when they still had M-60 tanks. A short while after being there, the itch got too much and I went back on active duty as an infantryman. Never could figure out why, but the Army made me go back all the way through boot camp at the Benning School for Wayward Boys (aka Ft. Benning). After that, I served with the old 198th Inf Bde at Ft. Benning and with the 8th ID, in Mainz, Germany until I finished my active service at the end of Desert Storm.

    Later, after an eight year hiatus, I did a one year stint with an MP unit in the TN Army NG (just wasn't for me). I got out of that unit in 2000 and wasn't going to get near the military ever again. I guess I had gotten the bug by then, though. I joined an infantry unit, C Co. 2/153 Inf, in the AR Army NG in 2004 and finally retired as a SSG in 2014. Best unit I ever served with.

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    This was after commissioning in the Civil Air Patrol after eight years in the regular Air Force. c.1996

    "I need your clothes, your boots und your motocycle..." Don't think it won't happen, it's practically here.
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    I had served for 18 months at Hellenic Marines,doing my national duty and after that I re-enlisted to Army Raiders for another 6 and a half years.I had participated to peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and had worked for six months with US Army’s team...The guys were from Missouri...It was great time!
    In 2009 I discharged honorably and here am I now


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    97B (CI) for 3 years, 33 series for 19 years. 12 of those years I was assigned to an 18E slot and performed those duties, CI, and technician duties, depending on what squadron I was with at the time. Jack of all trades, master of non LOL. Retired as a MSG (E8)

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    Shellback = crossing the equator on a naval vessel. Prior to that you're a scummy polywog.
    Golden Shellback = crossing equator at the International dateline simultaneously.

    forgot to add that I'm Golden!
    I'm a Shellback and a Blue Nose!
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    Army '74-'77. I had the best job in the whole Army. I was in the AWOL and Deserter Apprehension section of the MPs. Stationed at Ft. Bliss (boy is that a misnomer). I had long hair and a beard, wore civilian clothes and had a civilian car that the Army paid for. No formations of inspections for this boy. My territory was the whole state of New Mexico, 12 counties in West Texas and the city of Juarez. I went to Juarez twice a week to check the jail to see who as too drunk to get back home. They didn't give you a call in the jails there. I got to be pretty good friends with some of the Mexican jailers. Ate at places that gringos don't get to go.

    I wanted to re-enlist. I went to my re-enlistment NCO and he looked at my paperwork and said, "Boy, you don't have any overseas time. How about 13 months in Korea as a street cop?" So, I became a civilian.
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    Commissioned in the USAF in 1990 and still trying to figure out what to do when I grow up and hang the uniform up for good.

    Hasn't always been fun, but it's been a rewarding life.

    It's been hard on the family, though. After averaging 18 months per assignment for nearly 3 decades my family is excited any summer that we're not in PCS mode. For some reason traveling between assignments isn't considered a family vacation by my herd, go figure.

    I moved 19 times in 24 years and on retirement from the Army I took a similar job that required frequent short term assignments to foreign countries such as Egypt, Venezuela, Thailand, and Pakistan in support of USAF jet fighter programs. Was not a problem for me but was tough on the wife. Would I do it again? Based on the rewards of my last job as a project engineer I seriously doubt that I would. Four day work week, overtime pay for anything over 40 hrs., three day weekends every week, 240 hrs annual leave, 8hrs sick time per month, no travel out of state. Yes, I am a triple dipper when it comes to the monthly retirement checks plus the Social Security but too old and lame to really enjoy it.
    Last edited by chuck; March 15th, 2018 at 10:03 AM.
    U.S. Army (Ret) 1953-1977 ‘‘The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.’’
    — Patrick Henry

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    Lionround- I'm sure you hit my favorite bars in Juarez, the Kentucky Bar, The Officers and also the Sunburst Lounge on Dyer Blvd. in El Paso.
    U.S. Army (Ret) 1953-1977 ‘‘The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.’’
    — Patrick Henry

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    Officers
    Spell check got me again, should read "Office"
    U.S. Army (Ret) 1953-1977 ‘‘The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.’’
    — Patrick Henry

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