Posted: 9/1/2007 2:03:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: TimJ]
Let me intoduce myself....
84-85 C 1/5 Cav 1st Cav Div, Bradley Driver
86-87 D 2/30 Inf 3rd ID, Bradley Gunner
Served Jan-Feb Border Patrol in the Coburg area of Germany.
Father was a Crew Cheif in the Navy for the S2F Tracker in the 50's with VS-32
My Grandfather was a Marine and fought on Iwo Jima with the 1st Bn, 25th Marines
U.S. Army '92-'97
Basic- Ft. Sill
AIT- Apache Weapons/Electrical- Ft. Eustis, VA
Duty Station- Ft. Hood, Fco. 227th AVN (since changed to Aco. 615th DASB), First Cavalry Division
Arkansas Army National Guard '98-'00
Duty Station- Eco. 1/114th AVN
Arkansas Air National Guard (Got tired of sleeping in tents) '03- current
Tech School- Sheppard Air Force Base for 2W131 F-16 weapons training
Duty Station- Ft. Smith Air Guard Base (traditional) Senior Air Man, about to finish my tests for Staff Sergeant.
My Dad was Navy during 'Nam, on the Forrestal and the Saratoga. My mother consantly kicks her self for talking my dad into getting out after seven years and 3 Naval OCS invitations.
Paternal Grand Father was career Air Force, but started out as an Army Engineer in WWII. Was Drill Instructor and a Chaplain's Assistant. Was a guard at the Nueremburg(?) Trials.
Maternal Grand Father (adopted my mother, but still was my grandfather as far as I was concerned) was Navy during WWII. Was a landing boat crewman at Normandy on D-Day.
USMC--Corporal, 7242 (Air Support Operations), 87-92
Went to MCRD at San Diego, school at 29 Palms, two years at MCAS Futenma (great job there, we got to deploy a lot--saw a lot of Korea and some great times in Thailand), last two years at Cherry Point (pine swamps and people sucked, most deployments were to the 2507 in Cali, but I did have one fun stay in Norway following some suck ass survival training where I froze)
Michigan Army National Guard 92-98. I was an MP, and in 96 clinton called us up for reelection. I spent a year AD in the army doing law enforcement work and it really sucked being 1) in the army, and 2) in the clinton army, and 3) being the po-po in the clinton army.
US Army 89-91
29J (Teletype/telecommunications equipment repair)
Fort Jackson, SC Basic
Fort Gordon, GA AIT
Sheppard AF Base for additional training
FAST-North, Seoul, 257th Signal Company, 1st Signal Brigade
MN National Guard
Enlisted Apr 1st, 87'
BT Ft Sill May 87'
AIT Ft Sill Jun 88'
Reg Army Ft Dix, NJ Jan 90'
13B FA Crewman
HOW Batt, 1/11th ACR, Fulda, Germany
Feb 90'-May 91'
HOW Batt, 1/11th ACR, Saudi Arabia-Kuwait
May 91' - Sept 91'
HOW Batt 1/11th ACR, Fulda, Germany
Oct 91'-Apr 92'
C Batt, 3/41 FA, 24 ID, Ft Stewart, GA
May 92' - Aug 93'
PLDC Ft Stewart Mar 93'
Reclass to 31P - Communications Circuit Controller, Ft Gordon, Aug 93' - Apr 94'
190th Maint Company, 13 COSCOM, Ft Hood, TX
May 94'- May 96'
BNOC Ft Gordon, GA Aug 95' - Nov 95'
293rd Signal Company, 36th Sig BN,
Camp Carrol, Waegon, ROK
Worked in Tech Control Facility,
Camp Walker, Taegu, ROK May 96' - May 97'
2 Months Terminal Leave,
ETS June 26th, 1997
US Army 43' - 45' Infantry, France and Belgium
Air Force 52'- 55' Supply Clerk, Florida and Alaska
USMC 81' - 85' Red Eye/Stinger Gunner, Okinawa and Camp Pendelton
US Army 96B Intel Analyst
89' - 94'
Air Force, Dog Handler, Vietnam
68' - 69'
US Navy, Aeriographers Mate
90' - 94'
Wisconsin Army National Guard
Bravo Team Grenadier
32nd Enhanced Brigade
Fort Bragg, N.C
United States Air Force 1998-2002
F-15C/D Crew Chief
BMT: Lackland AFB, TX
Training: Sheppard AFB, TX; Tyndall AFB, FL
PDS: Nellis AFB, NV (57th AGS Eagle)
Went through the shit on 9/11 while TDY in FL, and I will never forget it. I always wondered how the guys in Pearl Harbor reacted and now I know. Great to have been part of the team!
October 1993 - October 1999
Weapons Company, 1st Battallion,
23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division
0351 Anti-Tank Assaultman
12/99 Fort Leonard Wood - 95B(Military Police) Baisic/AIT
12/99-05/01 4249 Port Security Co. (MP) Army Reserve
05/01 enlisted active duty
05/01-10/02 66th MP Co Fort Lewis, WA (Kosovo deployment) Team Leader
10/02-04/05 502 MI BN Fort Lewis, WA (Iraq deployment) Team Leader
04/05-09/05 Fort Leonard Wood - Reclass to 31D(CID)
09/05 to pres Protective Services Unit(CID) Fort Belvoir, VA Special Agent
Currently serving as a Special Agent on the Sec Def protective detail. 2 1/2 more years and I am getting out. Time to move on to the civillian world.
United States Air Force
April 1980 - May 2000
Electronic Cryptographics Maintenance Tech.
Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic
Ground Radio Equipment Craftsman
Missile Alert Facility Manager (Woo hoo!)
Lackland AFB, Tx (Basic & Crypto)
Chanute AFB, Il (AGE Tech School)
Barksdale AFB, La (2nd FMS)
Keesler AFB, Ms (Ground Radio Tech School)
McClellan AFB, Ca (1849th EIS)
Incirlik AFB, Tu (2006th CS)
F.E. Warren AFB, Wy (90th CS & 319th SMS)
Father was USN / Master Chief Petty Officer / 1943 - 1969. Pacific theatre. Majority of career: Landing craft (LSTs / LSDs / etc.) and destroyers.
US Coast Guard
1989 - Present
1989-1990 CGC Seneca, Boston, Ma
1990-1993 CGC Grand Isle, Gloucester, Ma
1993-1996 CGC Hamilton, San Pedro, Ca
1996-2000 CG Station Yaquina Bay, Newport, Or
2000-2003 CG National Motor Lifeboat School, Ilwaco, Wa
2003-Present CGC Greenbrier, Natchez, Ms
edited to update
Hey, Dave! You be damned careful over there in that big kitty litter box of the world. Don't you come back with no more holes in ya than the good Lord gave you.
1st year army rotc @MSU. Everybody's gotta start somewhere...!
Army Core Of Enginners 572 frontline enginners. First Cav 1963-1966. Bob
'82-'85- D 3/6 FA , C 3/6 FA , B6 FA Ft. Riley
'85-'87- C 6/37 FA Camp Essayons, Korea
'87-'91- 6/27 FA Ft. Sill
'90-'91- Desert Shield, Desert Storm
'92-'95- Recruiting in West Plains, MO
'95-'97- A38 FA Camp Stanley, Korea
'97-'99- c 1/12, HHS 1/12 FA Ft. Sill
'99-01' A 5/3 Ft. Sill
'01-'02 1-33 FA Bamberg Germany
May '02- present- Camp Able Sentry, Macedonia
Last of the original 13M MLRS (Multiple launch Rocket System)Crewmembers still on active duty.
Currently, Operations SGT for Camp Able Sentry security force in Macedonia.
I was in HHC with Sigel, Jackovich, Huntington and those others. I think I know who you're talking about going through RIP, but I can't rememeber his name to save my life, but I do remember that he was heavy into Martial Arts and watching him do the splits between two chairs as part of his stretching excersizes...OUCH!
Sigel was my Ranger buddy at RIP-we were in the same battalion in Korea, but different companies. I had a poster from Korea, I think for Crown Beer, that Sigel managed to talk me into selling him.....I wish I had it now.
BT Lackland 81
Tech School Lowery AFB Denver 81-82 Avionics Sensor Systems
1st Assignment McClellen AFB Sacramento Cal 82-84
F-111F PAVE TACK
2nd Assignment Lakenheath England 84-88 F-111F PAVE TACK Libya Bombed Air Force refused to issue citations, Navy issued the Navel Meritorious Unit Citation (my favorite medal) TDY Incerlik Turkey (shoulda received purple heart for the Trots! :) ) TDY Zaragoza Spain.
3rd Assignment Hurlburt Fld Fl. H-53 Pave Low, FLIR Panama Conflict, TDY Rosy Roads Puerto Rico,
Pope AFB Joint training exercise, Operation Desert Storm.
US Army 66-83
Nam as 11B Dec 66-Oct 67
Dataprocessing in 68
Okinawa October 68-Mar 70.
Nam Mar 70-Feb 71
Germany Apr 71-Oct 74
Ft Lewis Oct 74-Oct 77
Helicopter Armament Repairman (TOW missile)
Ft. Eustis Dec 77-Mar 78
Germany Mar78-Sep 81
Ft. Campbell Sep 81-June 83
Boot Camp: RTC San Diego
DS "A" and "C" School: Mare Island, Valejo CA
USS Emory S. Land, AS-39, Norfolk VA.
Honorable Discharge as DS2/E5 in 96.
US Army (Ret.)
'76-'79 Fort Knox (11E10/20, later 19E10/20)
Tank Commander Instructor
Assistant Operations Sergeant
'80 Fort Benning OCS
'80 Fort Knox AOB
Tank Platoon Leader
'83-'84 Fort Knox AOAC/JOMC
'84-'86 Fort Carson
Asst Bde S3
Bn S3 Air
Installation Ops Officer (DPTM)
Tank Co Cdr
Tank Co Cdr
Bn S3 Air
V Corps HQ Installation Coordinator
'91-'95 Fort Knox
Desert Shield/Desert Storm? No.
All that training to babysit 5 general officers in Germany.
Canada? Yes. Twice. Sheesh.
Not a hero, a soldier.
Grandfather - LT 7th Div WW1, MG Co Cdr.
Father - LT USAAF WW2, B-25/B-17/B-29
Brother - SSgt USAF Germany/Vietnam/Germany/Turkey
Lackland, TX: BMT
Chanute, IL: Tech School
Ft Sill, OK: 89-90 Det 11, 5th WS
Ft Campbell, KY: Aug 90 Det 1, 5th WS
Fun in the Sun with the 101st, Saudi Arabia and Iraq Aug 90 - Apr 91 Det 1, 5th WG
Fort Sill, OK 91-92 Det 11, 5th WG
Step Father USAF 70-91 - Vietnam, Passed away while on active duty.
Maternal Grandfather WWII USAAF - European Theater B17 Waist Gunner
Paternal Grandfather WWII USN - Pacific Theater CB's
Maternal Great Grandfather WWI USA - Scout/Infantry
(edit to add family)
US Army 1970-1973
Army Aviator, WORWAC Class 71-29
Cobra Transtion Course, Oct - November 1971.
RVN Dec 24, 1971 - Dec 19, 1972
WO1, Aeroweapons platoon (Cougars), 57th AHC, 52nd Btn, 17th ACG, 1st Aviation Bde.
Assorted relevant decorations, US & RVN. (The Good Conduct Medal was a freebie if you managed to get through WORWAC, aka flight school, otherwise, I never would have gotten one.)
Out in July, 1973. IRR until 1983.
Hi guys here's my bio.
0341 Mortarman, H&S 2/9 Weapons PLT, Operation SS Mayaguez,
H&S 1/6 Weapons PLT, Med cruise to Egypt, thru Suez Canal to East Africa.
USMC Reserves 1979-81.
Texas Army National Guard. 1987-2000.
13B, 13F, 19E, Master Recruiter.
Various Medals, MSM, ARCOM, AAM, CAR, NUC, MUC, Good conduct from both USMC and ARMY, 2 NDSM, Armed Forces Exp. Medal, Overseas service, Army Reserve medal, TX ADJ medal and other medals.
I was medicaly discharged after 26 years of service of which 12 where active duty. I loved doing it and would do it again.
USAF June 63 - June 67
Basic at Lackland AFB
Air Police School there as well
Clark Air Base, Phillipines Oct 63 - April 65
TDY to Bien Hoa, Viet Nam Oct 31, 64 - Jan or Feb 65.
Webb Air Force Base, TX remainder of my tour.
My record -
US Army Apr 68 - Dec 69
Ft Lewis, Wash
Ft Gordon, GA
RVN - Sep 68 - Dec 69-Near the DMZ for 4 months and then down near Saigon for the remainder
My Father is a Pearl Harbor survivor, my grandfather was in WW1, my great grandfather was in the Civil War
-USAF (active duty) 1982-92
-Kessler AFB 82-3, Electronics Warfare specialist
-Fairchild AFB 83-9, EW systems B52G/H
-Osan AFB ROK 89-90, 6903rd ESG
-Fairchild AFB 90-2, Aircraft Crewchief B-52G/H
Air National Guard 92-present
-local, state and All-Guard Shooting team (pistol) 94-present
*Interesting places I have visited;
Korea, Japan, Norway, Kuwait, Cuba(attached to PSU-307 USCG), Newfoundland, Spain, Israel, France, Crete, quite a few states and most dangerous of all Washington D.C.
06/1995 to 08/1995 Parris Island South Carolina
09/1995 to 10/1995 Camp Geiger North Carolina
10/1995 to 06/1996 NAS Millington Tennessee
06/1996 to 03/2000 MCAS Cherry Point North Carolina
03/2000 to 10/2000 MCB Kaneohe Bay Hawaii
10/2000 to 02/2002 Camp H.M. Smith Hawaii
02/2002 to 08/2002 NSA Bahrain, Bahrain
08/2002 to 11/2003 Camp H.M. Smith Hawaii
11/2003 to 05/2004 NSA Bahrain, Bahrain
05/2004 to Present MCAS Yuma, Arizona
Also hit the following countries doing this or that over the years
United Arab Emirates
And probably a few other that have slipped my mind
And in February I am moving the family to Okinawa Japan for three years.
Currently a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps but I am number 1429 of @ 1600 selected for Gunnery Sergeant so my number should be coming up April 1st and I will be a Gunny.
3rd Bn, 10th Marines, 2nd Mar Div, FMFLANT
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
USS Shreveport (LPD-12), USS Gunston Hall(LSD-44)
Here's my little tidbit:
USAF Security Forces
1996-Basic and Security Police Acadamy
1997-1999- Schriever(Falcon) AFB, CO
1999-2000- Osan AB, Korea
2000-Now- Shaw AFB, SC
Also been to
San Vito, Italy
Shaik Isa, Bahrain
Rhein Mein AB, Germany
USN: 1994-present SK2(AW)
May to August 1994 - NTC Great Lakes - boot camp & Airman Apprentice-ship school
September 1994 to September 1996 - MCAS Futenma, Okinawa - worked Navy supply, issuing 782 gear and doing direct support of all the other units there. Also flight clothing.
October 1996 to June 2000 - USS Kitty Hawk - did 2 gulf cruises plus some change. Rode her over to Japan in 1998 when she replaced USS Independence as the forward deployed carrier.
July 2000 to July 2003 - Shore duty at NAS Whidbey Island. Was ammo accountant at weapons department.
August 2003 to present - VAQ-140 Currently on deployment aboard USS George Washington.
6/31st 9th Inf & 1/11th Armored Cav Regimet 69-71
Electrician's Mate First Class (Surface Warfare)
USS Midway CV-41 1981-1986
USNR 2002-Present (Just couldn't stay away)
Inshore Boat Unit 22 2002-2004
Mobilized and Deployed - Middle East 2003 ( A year in the Sand Box)
Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 2004 -
After being out for almost 10 years and after the events of 9/11, I felt a need to serve once again and luckily the Navy was willing to take me back no harm/no foul. I served in the Middle East with a great bunch of guys who all came home in mostly once piece. If called, I'd go again.
Oct 1976-June 2000
Lackland AFB (basic)
Sheppard AFB (tech school)
K I Sawyer AFB, MI (410 BW USAF Hosp)
USAF Hospital Weisbaden Germany
Lackland AFB, Tx (Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center)
Selfridge ANGB, Mi (3554 USAFRS)
Andrews AFB, MD (89th AW Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, 10th Aeromedical Staging
Pope AFB, NC (43 Medical Group)
june86 to june90
C/5-44 (became C/6-56) ADA (SHORAD), Hahn AFB, FRG
"If it flies, it dies!"
Hello, New to the boards, I am active duty Army, stationed at Ft. stewart 90-94- Gulf War Vet, Baumholder Germany 94-99- 2 years in Bosnia-1year in Kosovo-Graf&Holensfels out the whazzo, Ft. Hood-99-01-NTC out the whazzo, Friedberg, Germany-01-02-Graf&Holenfels again, Ft. Campbell-02-currently servinghug.gif
Welcome! and I Salute you!!!
US Army 92-94. 11b and 11m Ft. Knox KY. After completing my active duty enlistment I tried two different units in the National Guard, both were unprofessional weekend warrior beer fests. i moved on. Hooah sir! god loves the infantry!
USAR 22 DEC 1995 to 16 JAN 04
962nd ord. co plattsburgh ny
f-2/39 fort jackson SC basic
p-2/266 fort lee VA AIT 92-g10
deployed for GW2 but never made it OCONUS, they cancelled us wth literally days to go..
Hey all. I don't have as much experience as most of you. but here goes.
USN 1999-2002 (Active)
Boot Camp: Great Lakes IL.
Seamen ATD school in Great Lakes NTC.
Assigned to USS SIDES FFG-14.
2 Deployments - 1 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Discharged in 2002.
Florida Army NG.
July 2004 - July 2005
Infantryman - 11B
US Army, 1999-present
15D, Aircraft Powertrain Repairer
D Co., 3/13 INF Regt, (training); Ft Jackson, South Carolina (September 99'-December 99')
A Co., 1/222 AVN Regt, Ft Eustis, Virginia (December 99'-May 00')
C Co., 25th AVN Regt, Wheeler AAF, Hawaii (June 00'-June 03')
A Co., 404th ASB, Fort Hood, Texas (July 03'-June 05')
C Co., 25th AVN Regt, Wheeler AAF, Hawaii (July 05'-present)
SFOR 11, Task Force Eagle, MND (North); Bosnia-Herzegovina (March 02'-September 02')
4th BCT, TaskForce Ironhorse, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Tikrit, Iraq (August 03'-April 04')
"If you aint Air Assault, you aint shit!"
Anybody at Ft. Campbell now, with 101st? My son reports there August 7th.
Army/RA 1989-1995. 11B
Benning Airbourne School
Ft Wainwright, Alaska
B co 5/9
6th Inf Div
Nope, but theres no better place to be (stateside anyways...) Ive got plenty of buddies at Campbell in both 101st and 160th.
911X0, Physiological Training
Lackland AFB (BMT)
Sheppard AFB (Tech School)
Langley AFB, VA (1 ADMS)
Andrews AFB, MD (1099 Pht Flt)
Dad was career USAF 1952-74, served overseas in Korea, France, and Germany. Was VERY disappointed when I didn't re-up.
EM2(SS) Electrician's Mate Second Class (Submarine Qualified)
USS Key West (SSN 722)
US Army 64/66 E5 Sr wheeled vehicle mechanic, missile launch crewman, heavy mg, light mg, rifleman, div and army level CBR team,
Nothing special, did some competitive rifle shooting, saw some neat country, did my bit and went home.
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