Thread: Veterans, where and when?
05-13-2014, 12:08 AM
- Join Date
- Oct 2013
I did this once at the old place, before all the shit started. Don't see the ponit in doing it again, but here is the outline:
enlisted 1983- 11C.
OCS in 1993.
- Join Date
- Apr 2014
05-13-2014, 10:38 PM
USAF DEP Jan 1980
Entered service Sept 1980
Sheppard AFB - Acft Maintenance training 1980
Castle AFB - B-52 Crew Chief 1980-1984
Separated Sept 1984
05-14-2014, 12:55 AM
In the space of the 35+ years after enlisting, I accumulated 5 DD 214s in a career that was about half active duty and half in various Army Reserve units, finally retiring as an O6. I had jobs and assignments I loved, and others that were Teh True Suck. Being a buck sergeant tank commander was hands-down the most fun of any of them, but in the late 1970s it paid virtually nothing and I wasn't exactly meeting any marriageable wimmins, so sadly I had to move on to things that paid better but were a whole lot less fun.
Pretty much fulfilled every ambition I had for the whole thing along the way...eventually. You get screwed every once in awhile during a military career, but then again, about half as often at best, shit can actually break your way if you maintain your discipline, focus, and patience.
11-05-2014, 05:24 PM
- Join Date
- Nov 2013
Joined the Air Force in late 1978.
Boot camp at Lackland AFB in Jan 79.
Aircraft Electrician Tech school at Chanute AFB Ill - Graduated June of 79
Fairchild AFB Wa for 7 years - worked on B-52's, KC-135 A's and Q's, UH-1N heli's, T-37 & 38's
Kadena AB Okinawa Japan 3 years- F-15 C&D's, tdy to the PI 4 times, Korea 5 times, Australia once
Eielson AFB Ak 7 years - backshop repair, F-16's and A-10's
Mtn Home Idaho 3 years - KC-135R, tdy to Iceland, Azores, Bahrain, PSAB Saudi Arabia
Would do it all again in a heartbeat. Loved my time in AF!
01-01-2016, 02:15 PM
U.S. Navy, enlisted in April 1981 and served two years active duty (Reserve contract) onboard USS Seattle (AOE 3).
Commissioned 1985, served 19 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. Served aboard two FFGs, a cruiser, an aircraft carrier and a converted amphib ship that was serving as Sixth Fleet Flagship.If I had to describe myself in one word, it would be "Can't follow directions."
06-21-2016, 12:55 PM
Hi everyone, before I re-intro myself.
Here's a list I was able to find of the current MOS designations. It should be noted, that for many of the Veterans who are older now, like me. The MOS designations listed here are what the MOS number means, in today's Army. (Marines and Navy are there as well via links)
These aren't necessarily what they were when some of us older vets served.
06-21-2016, 12:57 PM
I would have done the same thing. I mean gone to college first, got a degree then joined the Navy as a commissioned officer.
Me: I enlisted in 1990, right out of highschool. I did basic at Ft. Knox, then went to Ft. Sam Huston (Academy Of health and human sciences there)
Left the academy in late 91 just in time to be deployed for the first gulf war.
After the Gulf war, I initially came back to Ft. Jackson, after return processing there,
Amedd (Which is the name today I'm told, it was MEDDAC for us at the time) had me all over the place here in the U.S.
My last post when I exited was technically however, on paper that is, Ft. Sam as even though I wasn't actually physically there, that's where we operated from.
I exited the Army in late 96 with an honorable discharge.
My MOS was 91y
My final rank was specialist.
Last edited by ArmyMedic; 06-21-2016 at 01:44 PM.
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