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    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.
    Retired 2011.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MstrBlue View Post
    Entered USAF DEP in Jun 1979
    USAF Active duty Jun 1980
    Avionics Tech school, Chanute AFB, IL
    Hurlburt Fld, FL 1980-1983
    Spangdahlem AB, Germany 1983-1986
    Travis AFB, CA 1986-1990
    Frankfurt AB, Germany 1990-1993
    Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 1993-1995
    Robins AFB, GA 1995-2000 (retirement)

    And we liked it here, so we stayed!
    Yankee by birth, Southern by choice!
    I know some pmel folks in the Macon area
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutch508 View Post
    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.
    Retired 2011.
    Yeah, I feel about the same. Suffice to say I enlisted in '75 as an Army E3 11E (Which became 19E around the time I made sergeant - M60/M48 series tank turret crew), then became an 11B drill sergeant, then was commissioned a year or two after I made E6.

    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.
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    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
    1st ssignment:
    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!
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    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."
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    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)


    https://www.military1.com/marines-en...rmy-mos-codes/

    These aren't necessarily what they were when some of us older vets served.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfaceDog View Post
    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.
    In hindsight, if I had it to do over again.

    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.
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    I was actually born in the military. My dad was a Naval aviator, he flew P2 Neptunes. While on active duty he flew out of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. When he finished his active duty requirements he transferred to the Naval Reserve and finished up a 37 year career while working a civilian job too. Myself, I joined the Air Force in 1974, mostly to piss my dad off, by not joining the Navy, and because I didn't really know what I wanted out of college. I spent right at 1.5 years on active duty, (guess where?). I joined the Air Force to see the world and got stationed right up the road in Alexandria, La. as my PCS station. This didn't sit well with me, so after a year and a half I entered the "Palace Chase" program and transferred to the La. Air National Guard, formerly the "Coonass Militia", until a PC general made them change that name in the 90's. I kind of wish I had finished my 20 with them, the times weren't bad, but that is hindsight.

    My MOS was 462X0, I have no idea if that's what they call it today. We loaded and repaired the weapon systems on our fighters.

    My highest rank was E6.
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