I flew on a KC-135 from Fairbanks, AK to San Antonio, TX. That was one noisy, cold, uncomfortable and long trip. The good thing was that I got to go back were the refuelers did their magic and that was COOL!
United States Navy 1985 - 2005
USS Ponce (LPD-15) '85-'89
USS Lang (FF-1060) '90-'91
Stinger Missile Instructor '91-'94
USS Elliot (DD-967) '94-'99
Recruiter (NRS Fayetteville, AR) '99-'02
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) '02-'05
Retired as a Chief Gunner's Mate (E-7)
Qualified on the following weapon systems:
5"/54 MK42 MOD 9 & 10
MK16 MOD 8
5"/54 MK45 MOD 1 & 2
Loved my time in, serving my country and seeing the world. My wife just had our 3rd child (a boy finally!!!), so I decided it was time to be able to come home after work every night and be a Daddy. My highest regards and respect go out to all my fellow veterans - May God bless you and may He always bless the USA.
[QUOTE...May God bless you and may He always bless the USA. [/QUOTE]
Very well said. I couldn't agree more.
U.S. Army 1972-75
Primary MOS 63B20 - Mechanic
Secondary MOS 63F20- Recovery Specialist.
Spent most of the first two years with C Battery, 2nd Batt., 5th Air Defense Artillery, 2nd Armored Division, Ft. Hood, Texas.
It was an anti-aircraft unit. Chapparel Missle System. Basicly it was a Sidewinder fired from a tracked vehicle mounted mobile ground system.
"The Happy Chappy- If it flies, it dies!".
Spent my last year with 23rd Ordinance Co., USAEUR, Heilbronn, Gemany.
Nuclear Ordinance unit. Pretty laid back outfit really. We weren't gonna do nuthin' unless WW III broke out. It didn't.
out as a E-4
Duty stations: Lackland AFB, TX (basic), Keesler AFB, MS (School), Hamilton AFB, CA (SF) 40th Comm Sq, 914th AC&W Sq (ADC), Armstrong, Ontario, Canada (1 yr isolation Mid-Canada Radar site), 774th Radar Sq (SAGE), Madera AFS, CA ( I did have orders for Athens, Greece in '60 which were cancelled as I was leaving Hamilton - that would have been 3 years at the Embassy - Screwed again)
59'-63'? I didn't know they even had planes way back then. I was born in 59'. I'm sure Lackland is not the same now as it was then.
Originally Posted by nevjohn
Another SP here. Still on active, but retrained to Combat Arms 6 yrs ago (CATM). Of course since 97, we fall under the cops anyway, so I guess since we still wear the badge and beret, I'm still a cop...
Past bases are:
Nellis AFB '92-97
Osan AB '97-98
Fairchild AFB '98-01
Malmstrom AFB '01-04
Elmendorf AFB '04- present
Branch: United States Army
Duty Stations: Fort Polk, Fort Rucker, Fort Bragg
Branch and dates
U S Army June 59/ June 62
Basic Fort Benning, GA
Track Vehicle Mechanic School and Instructor in the same Fort Knox KY
Survalance School Ft. Huachica AZ
504 Th Avn 4 th Armor Div. Furth West Germany
U.S. ARMY 1970-1992
I be retared, I mean retired!
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