Military Vets in the BOC

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ToonCat, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. ToonCat

    ToonCat New Member

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    As I look over the posts, it strikes me quite a few members are military vets, or active duty now. So what branch were you in, what was you unit, when were you in, are what did you do (if you can tell)?

    I was in the Air Force from '76-'80, Shaw AFB SC, part of the 363 Tactical Recon Wing. Was part of the 363th ATH (Air Transportable Hospital), the Air Force version of MASH.................the times we had!
     
  2. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Gary
    US Navy 84-87 USS Reasoner FF 1063, 1.5 year of reserves then back to active 89-95 USS Caron DD 970, now 10 years later and I retire Sept 1st from the Navy. Im a Sonar Tech was paid to look for Submarines and fix the gear that I worked with.
     

  3. PARATROOPER

    PARATROOPER New Member

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    U.S. ARMY active duty from March 15, 2002 to present. I'm a Sergeant who just got back from 13 months in Afghanistan, looks like I'm going to Iraq in October for another year. Getting stationed at Ft. Riley, KS on the September 10th. So far I've been stationed in ALaska and Hawaii........Right now I'm just enjoying my leave at home here in Illinois. Thats about all I got for now.

    Keep those feet and knees together...........AIRBORNE
     
  4. fish

    fish Active Member

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    USN, 60-62, ( honorable medical discharge) USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA42 aircraft carrier, hook runner V2AG.

    I was the one on the flight deck that made sure the hook from the planes was disengaged from the arresting gear cables as the planes landed. Saw a lot of plane crashes up there.
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    USAF 1971 to 1975. 436th MAC. Worked on the C5A as an aircraft electrician when it was a new plane.
    US ARMY reserve 1975 to 1985 357th Chemical CO. Smoke generator platoon seargant. Got out as an E7.
     
  6. Cyclops01

    Cyclops01 New Member

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    U.S. Army (regular) 1971-73

    1 st. Cavalry Division, 2 / 5

    CWO-II, Pilot, Bell Iroquois UH-1

    Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
     
  7. willisjj

    willisjj Guest

    I was active duty Army from 1991-2001. 4 years Infantry and the last 6 years a Cav. Scout.

    Duty stations:

    (Basic Training) Ft. Benning, Georgia
    Camp Greaves, Korea
    Ft. Riley, Kansas
    (Reclass to Scout) Ft. Knox, Kentucky
    Ft. Carson, Colorado
    Baumholder, Germany


    Probably going into the Navy Reserves later this year or next year, once I get settled back in Oklahoma with the new job I am hopefully getting.
     
  8. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Spring Hill, Kansas
    Status: Active Duty since 2001
    Branch: United States Marine Corps
    Places I have been Station: Camp Pendleton, CA Pensacola, Fl and Beaufort, SC.
    Job: Flight Equipment Mech. I work on the the F/A-18's oxygen system. I also carry the secondary M.O.S. 9954, Hazardous Material Manager.
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    USAF 1952 - 1956, Active.
    1956 - 1960, Inactive Reserves.

    Inlisted when I turn 17. Honorable Discharged as a S/Sgt. in 1956
    Telephone cable splicer and antenna specialist.
    Usually assigned to a Base Operations Sq.
    In Newfoundland, 1st. Comm. Const. Sq.

    Stationed:
    Lackland, San Antonia, TX (Basic)
    FE Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY (Tech School)
    Elsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD
    Pepperell AFB, St Johns, Newfoundland... from there, TDY to Thule, Greenland and other points over NEAC.
     
  10. DocB

    DocB New Member

    USAFR, USAF, TexasANG, OKANG 73'-79'

    BT- Lackland AFB, San Antonio
    TS & PDS Shepard AFB, Wichita Falls, Tx
    TexANG, Garland, Tx
    OkAng, Tulsa, Ok

    Honorable Discharge as an E-5 Communications Spec
     
  11. BadMojo

    BadMojo New Member

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    US Coast Guard, 78-99, Retired. Most of my time was spent riding ships down south, Caribbean, Yucatan Straights, Windward Passage on drug patrols, illegal migration interdiction, and search and rescue missions. Loved every minute of it!
     
  12. Koda

    Koda New Member

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    Joined USN Sea Bee's June/67 under DPPO program after completion of Lineman Apprenticeship, training at Gulfport Miss, first/last dutystation Port Hueneme CA, first tour, 1 cor Dongha RVN-secound tour, Sea Bee Team 0514- 4 cor Phu-Vinh,Vin Binh Province, RVN, two years five days active, nineteen and a half months in country Glad I went, real glad I came back
    Luck David
     
  13. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    1969 and 1970 Army and thats all I have to say about that.
     
  14. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    US Navy, Gunners Mate Technician, 1972-1976
     
  15. U.S. ARMY
    '86-'90
    535th ENGR CO (CSE)
    Grafenwohr,FRG
     
  16. Cataholic

    Cataholic Guest

    US Army 1971-1975 SGT E-5
    Gunner on a 4 duece
    Primary MOS 11C40 Secondary MOS 11B
    Best Mortar team in Europe 1973
    Spandau Prison Guard
    Honorably discharged 75'
    3RD Armored Cav
     
  17. dip

    dip New Member

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    B 1/84 FA Ft Lewis WA GUN BUNNY! :cursing:
     
  18. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    I want to thank each one of you for you military service.
     
  19. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    USAF 1965-1975
    Deputy Commander, Titan II Missle Launch Crew, Little Rock AFB, AR
    (nuclear launch) Codes Custodian, Minuteman II, Malmstrom AFB, MT
     
  20. bill_gfish

    bill_gfish New Member

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    USN '87-'91 (8404) hospital corpsman

    bootcamp-great lakes,Il.
    hospital corps "A" school-great lakes,Il.
    Naval hospital Millington, Millington Tn.
    field medical service school, camp lejeune, NC
    med. log co.,2nd supply battalion, 2nd fssg.,
    camp lejeune, N.C.-Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia