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Discussion in 'The Chow Hall' started by Weather Man, Jan 11, 2020.
Was there from Aug. 79 - July 81
January will be 13 yrs for me in the Army. I joined about 6 months after high school of hating life at home, tried the college thing for a while, it wasn't bad but I was looking for something else, been doing it ever since. Thankfully I have more good days than bad days lol I had always been around military life, moving around, seeing people come and go. Looking to go the warrant officer route within the next year so my lunch break can be from 9-5.
As for family: my dad and uncle both retired from the Army at 23+ yrs as warrant officers, their side of the family's military service dates back from the Civil War to present day. My mother did 5 or 6 yrs in the reserves before my heathen ass popped out. My grandfather retired from the Air Force
During the bad days the problem is most likely your boss vs the job. Remember, one of you will PCS in the near future and the problems will miraculously go away. Been there, done that for 23+ years in the Air Force. One thing to think about when you do retire is to go back to college and get that degree. It will help you in your new job. Will your current skills be useful in the civilian environment or with a government contractor. Your clearance is worth a lot. Take advantage of it. Thank you for your service.
For me, it was twice in 96: first time was a port visit & the second was an extended "visit" for some service/repair work for a few weeks. I was there when the Sub-Tender Holland, I believe was going to be decomm'ed, and the Frank-Cable was also stationed there, taking its place... Or the other way around....
Then in 02 & 03 [two separate trips], in the private sector this time around, working under a service contract to a "portable/pier" boiler [inspection/NDE/repair] there on the SUBBASE.
The problem is politicians see soldiers as disposable and don't give a **** about them. I watched a documentary that interviewed British soldiers that returned from the trenches in WW1. The public wanted nothing to do with them. They were rejected and the sacrifices they made not appreciated.
Also look at what happened with the populations of Europe in WW1 and WW2. Hundreds of millions died and probably a billion lives lost because of all the unborn generations that never lived. And then after those wars their bought and paid for politicians opened the floodgates to forced mass third world immigration to replace the native Europeans. White people are the new Native Americans.
I despise whore politicians and instigators that start wars. They should be forced to serve on the front lines. **** them!
Just wait until Biden/Harris get in. I dunno what will happen sooner, Harris taking over or the US getting in another war.
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My dad did the family history trace thing years ago before he died. Every male in my blood family has served since the civil war. Myself included. It was no surprise that every single one was a veteran of one war or another. Afghanistan/Navy myself.
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My Grandfather, Army, WW2 wounded in France.
My Dad, retired, 21 years Air Force, bomber and missile avionics Cold war.
Uncle, Army Medic, MASH unit Korean War.
Me, retired, 31 years Air Force, SAC Crew Chief, B-52 G/H Desert Storm, C-130 Iraq Freedom, Global War on Terrorism.
In Vietnam the last people we needed to help us was politicians. TET was a bitch with their policies.
Hell yeah! I love the SAC gauntlet avatar. SAC was a thing of the past by the time I got in, I was part of ACC at Beale as a U2 crew chief.
I really loved my time in SAC and at Offutt. I always felt SAC was their own Air Force. Once you were in SAC you would always stay in SAC unless you stepped on your peepee at some time.
It was LeMay's Air Force. The most mobile and tactical arm of the Nuclear Triad.
As a Buff crew-dog during the SAC days, is it true that we had armed B52s circling the arctic at all times so that they were ready to drop ordinance at short notice during the Cold War?
Stationed at Phan-Rang airbase ....USAF 14th Special Ops. Wing... 1969-70.
Assigned to "fixed wing gunships" .All of them ,Shadow,Puff,Spooky
Phan Rang Air Base - Wikipedia
>>> Phan Rang Air Base - Wikipedia
Very Cool! My father in law was on the Spectre Gun Ships and my Grandfather a C-130 flight Simulator Tech. Reason my wife and I grew up outside Eglin and reason why we met.
Father - Navy 26 years... O-4
Mother Navy 8 years... AZ1
Me Navy 8 years.....AT1
Enjoyed my time in the navy and planned on making it a career, however after receiving 4 year orders to Japan, I decided enough was enough. Had a growing family and didn't want to be away any longer.
Very appreciative of what the Navy has done for me as far as experience, education and memories go but I'm SOOOOOOO happy I decided to get out. The civilian market it much more lucrative and the job is a job...not a way of life. Much easier on the family too.
Very cool ! And a small world isn't it What amazes me on the "Spectra" is the 105 .How in the Hell do they beef up the air-frame to handle it ???
My grand father on my dads side ret as a col in the airforce, i believe his brother was army, the vfw in crosby tx is named after him. My grand fathers brother on my moms side was navy, i was navy as well.
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Very Cool Video! Never heard of a "Spectra".
My parents, grandparents, and uncles were all Marines. I wanted to be a fighter pilot but it didnt work out. Fortunately I was able to work with fighter jets as a civilian contractor for 10 years. I helped design many of the connectors used today that attach weapons to pylons, communications to pilots, and also some avionics connectors.