Branch: Air Force
Job: Security Police- EST
Duty Stations: 6981st SP's, 21st SP’s- Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK
Branch: Army Guard
Job: Truck driver/Combat Medic
Duty Station: Red Oak, IA- Iowa City, IA
US army 73-75
116 armored cav
321 MSS GF AFB ND.
Last edited by scooter; 12-21-2006 at 12:18 PM.
Elmendorf was a good assignment unless an E-3A or C-5 came in then it was sentry time. I got to assist the SS when President Carter flew in too. Twas fun. I also did the Emergency Services Team. Lots of fun there too.
Uncle wouldn't have me. Bad ears he said. Told me a rifle shot could make me go deft. I was raised with a gun in my hand and shot all my life. Go Figure.
U.S. Army 1961 to 1971, Military Police.
AK ANG 1974 to 1976. Security Police.
1967 - 1974
UH1-D & AH1 Driver
RVN 2 tours
A6 Intruder Driver/BN
Panama, Grenada, Beirut, Desert Storm
Wish I could do it all over again...civilian life is for weinies.
Agreed....but it's a hell of a thing when you get to fire back with munitions unavailable from your "friendly" gun shop.
Currently in the United States Army Reserve. Since I'm not anywhere near retiring, I'm not at the liberty to really get into specifics.
Gave it up after two years, tho. The Alaska Guard converted from a theater mission flying C-123s under the Alaskan Air Command at Elmendorf to a global mission flying C-130s under MAC out of McChord AFB, WA. Too much Mickey Mouse chicken doo-doo to put up with from MAC. It was somewhat difficult to get a bunch of civilian weekend warriors to comply with AFR 35-10.
I spent many hours at the Elmendorf indoor and mostly outdoor ranges. While on the EST team we practiced a lot (hostage recovery et.) at the SP building on Six Mile Lake. I haven’t been back there in many, many years.
After I got out I did the Flat Top mountain hike once a week trying to get my time under thirty minutes. I did it but my lungs burned so good.
35-10! You just flooded me with memories. I was always getting gigged for my hair being to long.
U.S. Navy 1964 - 1967
Aviation Machinist's Mate
2 Westpac cruises w/VF-143
U.S. Army 1956-1959
Discharded as Sgt. E-5
Served as Squad leader, 3rd Inf, 7th Division, Korea
Discharged from reserves March, 1962
Tennessee National Guard 1954-1955, 196th Armored Field Artillery.
During my NG time I signed up a new recruit who stayed in to become the Battalion commander.
Strategic Air Command
B-52 and KC-135 Tankers
FMS-OMS Ground Support
Discharged an E-4 like most with a four year tour.
My time was totally green and uninformed. No help from the lifers.
Worse assignment: 15 months at Goose AB, Labrador, Canada. "Isolated tour" No leaves permitted. The AF dumping grounds for screw-ups.
Would re-up for AFSC (gunner) on a C-130 gunship.
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Branch: Air National Guard
Job: Weapons Loader (F4- Phantom)
Duty Station: 107th FIG, Niagara Falls N.Y.
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)