just wanted to chime in and say thank you to all who has served or is still serving in our great armed forces ....god bless you all and stay safe....again i thank you for your dedication and keeping my family safe......
US Air Force from 1981 until 2001
Loring AFB, ME
Nellis AFB, NV
Bitburg AB, Germany
Holloman AFB, NM
Murted AB, Turkey
Ellsworth AFB, SD
Langley AFB, VA
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm(PSAB)
i was at work in the command post there in 2003. that's the one thing i hate about being the military, being away from your family on holidays. i still wouldn't trade jobs for anything in the world though!
Was in from 1981 to 2001 USAF!!!! Was at Ellsworth, Offtut, and Eglin. Went to Egpyt for a while That blew and to Enduring Freedom for Kosovlo. That blew. Retired @ Eglin. I'm from Bama so it was good. Close to home but far enough away that the inlaws can't drop in un-annouced.
I served for 3 years with the 1/26th Inf Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. My years of service were from 1977-1980. I served my time in Germany. I worked as a mechanic in this mechanized infantry unit. I only worked as a mechanic for a year following my ets. I went to Iowa State University and got my teaching degree and have now taught for 23 years.
Enlisted Nov 91
1137th MP CO Kennet, MO
Arkansas State ROTC
QMOBC, Ft Lee
108th ADA BDE(Airborne), Ft Polk
142 CSB, Ft Polk
546th Mt Co, Ft Polk
Multi-National Forces and Observers, Sinai, Egypt
Combined Arm Support Command ISD, Ft Lee.
431st Civil Affairs Co, Camp Robinson
3/379/800/80 TASS Ft Leonard Wood and Ft Polk
Joined Oregon National Guard in 97. Moved to CT in 98 and transfered to the Guard there as a crane operator. Reclassed to Infantry in 01 to go to Bosnia. Mobed in 03 for Iraq but our mission got scraped. Did some home land security up at FT Drum for 8 months. Afghanistan 06-07. Have 11 years as of yesturday in the Guard. About 5 years active time and I am on full time orders as of now. 4 years left on my current enlistment. I love being a part of it and the life experience and opportunities have been great. Close my eyes and think of smoked ribs while munching on MREs.
That's my oldest son leanin on his cannon (on the left), The 518th Gun Truck Company tore all over Iraq protectin convoys an raisin you know what with the insurgents. The 518 was a group a fellers who were volunter volunter's. There motto "We'll Make You Famous!" He's home fer know but scheduled ta go back again in Nov 09.