13B Cannon Crewmember
1st BDE 2ID
03-04 1/15 FA B btry
3rd BDE 4ID
04-05 3/29 FA A,C brty's
7ID & Ft Carson
G-3 Post Ops
last one is cause i didnt reup for tht whole 'unit of action' stinker & they decided to move me even though i only had 3 months left on my contract
Army 10 years active
Engineer 3 years
Explosive Ordnance Disposal -7 years
What can I say, I like to blow shit up
Alaska Army NG
ACo 3/297 INF (LT)(SCT)
Taught NCOES for 207th RTI
Grandfather 180th Inf WWII Europe.
Great Grandfather Army Air Corp WWI.
United States Air Force
Lackland AFB, TX. Basic security specialist course
Camp Bullis, TX. M-60 specialist, Airbase ground defense
Ellsworth AFB, SD. 44 MSS, 44 SPG, 45 MSS.
cold war verteran, gulf war verteran
77-80 Wpns Plt Aco 4th BN 54th INF(M) 194th ARMD BDE FT. Knox KY
84-85 Mortar Plt HHC 4th BN 64th ARM BN 2nd BDE 4th ID Ft. Carson CO
85-90 Mortar Plt HHC 3rd BN 12th INF(M) 2nd BDE 8thID Baumholder Germany
formerly 1/13 INF
11C20 Chief Computer Fire Direction Center 4.2" Mortars
To Those who posted before me, THANK YOU!!
USN Active 82-85 Inactive 85-88
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class (E-4)
USS Kitty Hawk CV-63
Ships Armory (Yep! I got to play with the small arms!!)
And my late father:
Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9)
3 tours in Viet Nam
May you rest in peace.
USN, retired as of 1 August 2006.
Enlisted 1983, Boot Camp in Orlando
ET"A" Great Lakes, IL
ET"C" Mare Island, Ca
1984-1987 Guam- Crypto repair tech
1987-1991 Mare Island Ca, Crypto Instructor
1991 Fort Gordon Ga, SATCOM school- Made CPO
1991-1992- Diego Garcia, BIOT- "R" site Maintenance Officer
1993-1995 USS PUGET SOUND- CRF supervisor
1995 Keesler AFB- METOC school
1995-1998 FTSCLANT Norfolk- Tech. Rep.
1998-2000 USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT-Comm. Maint. Division LCPO
2000- Commissioned as a CWO2, "Knife and Fork", Pensacola
2000-2003, USS THE SULLIVANS- EMO
2003-2006- CCG-4/CSFTL Norfolk- EMO
2006-? Retired as a CWO3, now a GS-13 civilian employee of CSFTL.
2 Tours Nam 69-71
69-70 6/31 9th Inf. Div. Recon
70-71 2/11th ACR Grunt Mech Inf
2004-2005 My Son SAW Gunner 101ST
October 1957 - January 1980 U.S. Navy
NTC San Diego, CA
School Command Great Lakes
NAU Sandia Base Albuquerque, NM
Navel Ordnance Facility Morocco
USS Independence CVA 62 Plank Owner (W div)
USS Enterprise CVA (N) 65 Plank Owner (W Div)
Underwater Swimmer School Kew West, FL.
USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31 (W Div)
NAU Lake Meade Base Las Vegas
Naha Okinawa (promoted to WO1 Gunner)
NWTCPac San Diego
NAS Lemoore, CA
VA146 Blue Dimonds A-7E Crusaders
1980 - 1999 Private Investigator
Army Guard 90-96
Activated and deployed in 1991 Desert shield/storm
served 11mo 24 days in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Military Police, Patient Admin Specialist, Combat Engineer.
If needed, I would deploy again.
U.S. Army 68-71
68-69 82nd Engineers Bamburg Germany.
70-71 919TH Armored Engineer Co. attached to the 11TH ACR
Rome Plow Driver.
U.S. Army Oct 94-Dec 97
RIP class 5/95
Went to C Co. 3rd Ranger Bn in May 95.
Got a medical discharge in Dec 97.
Great memories!! and also some sucky ones!
Oct 12, 1992 - July 26, 1995
B. Co 1st / 505th PIR
82nd Airborne Division
"All the way"
1981-1986 Army National Guard (Ohio) 19E on M-48A5's
1986 USAF Active Duty PMEL
1987-1992 Griffis AFB NY
1993 Keflavik NAS Iceland
1994-1997 Tyndall AFB FL
1998-Present Holloman AFB NM, Maintenance Group Deployment Manager
Five trips to the sandbox since 1991
Loving every minute in uniform
James Dempsey Jr
US Army and Army Reserves.
MOS' 13m(MLRS), 88M(Truck driver)
92-93 A-Battery, 1/27 FA Germany
95-98 220th Transportation Company, Springfield MA
1/504 ABN INF, 82 ABN DIV, Ft. Bragg, NC (68-71) 91B2P
2nd Bn 75 RGR RGT C-co FIST 88 & 89
3rd Bn 11th FA 9th ID attached to 2/60 INF 89-90
MEDDAC National Training Center Fort Irwin CA 91
103rd FA Rhode Island National Guard 2006 - 08
1/221 Armored Cavalry Nevada National Guard 2008 - present
Operation Iraqi Freedom 07 -08
thats me too, i thought i would use my real name when i upgraded my membership! no more SCOPER40
A-5-1 OSUT , Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning MOS=11C
B co, 2/187th, 193rd INF Bde Panama -- assigned to Wpns Plt -- 81mm ground mount
HHC, 4/187th, 101st (Air Assault) Ft. Campbell--assigned to Bn Mortar Plt. -- 81mm ground mount
Det 1, HHC, 2/127th INF (Mech), 32nd Inf Bde WIARNG-- Bn Mortar Plt Ldr -- 107mm APC mount
E co, 2/127th INF (Mech), 32nd Inf Bde WIARNG -- Anit Armor Plt Ldr -- TOW ITV
Det 1, HHC, 2/127th INF (Mech), 32nd Inf Bde WIARNG -- Det Cmdr and HHC XO
MC ROTC 1979 HIGH SCHOOL
1990 JOINED KS ANG 63D10
1992 TRANSFERED TO NE ANG
1994 13B SCHOOL FT RILEY KS
1996 19K SCHOOL CAMP SHELBY MISS
1998 88M PHASE 1 FT RILEY KS
1999 88M PHASE 2 FT RILEY KS
2001 WINTER OLYIMPICS SECURITY
2002 NE HWY FLOOD SECURITY
2003 CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY
2004 FT CARSON CO 4 MONTHS
2004-2005 370 DAY KUWAIT -IRAQ
STILL ACTIVE TODAY GOING FOR 20 YEARS OR MORE
SSG SNELLING WILLIAM R.
SEE MY ABOUT ME PAGE HERE:
US Army 72-75
4/72-6/72 BCT Ft Ord Ca
6/72-8/72 AIT Ft Polk La
MOS 11B20 as Sp/4
25th Inf Div Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
A Co 1Bn 14th Inf Golden Dragons
"The Right of The Line"
Best Battalion in the 25th
Most Decorations WW2 & RVN
Camp Casey, Korea Summer 1973
Australia 1974 Kangaroo 1
USMC GYSGT (RET)
Active duty 1977-1997
Originally Posted By Graffiti:
<center><table width=85% border=0><tr><td width=100% class=textBody><hr height=1px color=black noshade>Originally Posted By Sukebe:
Boot Camp: MCRD Parris Island S.C. 2nd Btln. D
Co. Plt. 2080
Hey sukebe, check this out!!
Parris Island 2nd Bn, D Co, Plt 2080
Tactical Air Operations course 2-78, 29 Palms CA
Promoted LCPL meritoriously
MACS-6 Cherry Pt NC
NCO Leadership School
MACG-18 TACC, Futenma Okinawa (1980)
Back to CherPtNC, MACS-6
TDY Rifle Range
Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Expert Marksman
All in all, one Hell of a set of memories. If I had to do it all over again, I'd do it all over again.
US Air Force
Security Police - Insirlik air base, Turkey
Honor Guard - Bolling AFB, Washington, DC.
Color Guard - USAF Band - Bolling AFB, Washington, DC.
US Army Reserve
US Air Force Band, Washington, DC.
Just to throw mine out there, NWS yet but still there...
USMC 2005 -
MCRD San Diego Sept(05) - Dec (05)
D co plt 1135
SOI west G co 4th plt
NAS pensacola AMS 1
1992 - Basic Training @ Ft. Jackson, SC
1992/1993 - 76Y School - Ft Lee, VA
1993/1995 - Supply Clerk E Co. 2-7 Inf. Ft Stewart, GA
1995/2001 - MP 301st MP Co. 65th RSC Ft Buchanan, PR
1997 - Phase I Military Police School
1998 - Phase II Military Police School
2001/2002 - MP USAG MP DET USARSO Ft Buchanan, PR
2003 - 88th MP Co. / 220th MP Bde. Iraq
2005/Present 351st MP Co. 81st RRC Ocala, FL
ETS Date: 20 Mar 07; that is if I don't get snatched for Iraq first.
Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y10)
Military Police Officer (MOS 31B10)
Civil Disturbance Operations Course
Civil Disturbance Planning Course
Physical Security Course
Small Arms Repairman Course
Operation Noble Eagle Vet
Operation Iraqi Freedom Vet
Myself. (I'm a career E-4 )
Myself and my team in Iraq (I'm the guy on the right).
USN 1992-2002 Active Duty
1992 RTC San Diego
1993 Avation Ordnanceman A School Millington, TN.
1993-1998 VF-2 (F-14D) NAS Miramar, CA. then change of homeport to sorry ass NAS Oceana, VA
1x RIMPAC USS Constellation CV-64
2x WESTPAC USS Constellation CV-64
Detached to Dahrain Air Base Saudi Arabia 1995
Couple shorter stints on USS John C. Stennis CVN-74
Certified flight deck USS Harry S Truman CVN-75
1998-2002 Naval Station Rota, Spain
2000 ROLMS and Ammunition Accounting class (non-NEC granting) Dam Neck, VA.
Supporting roles in:
Operation Southern Watch
Operation Allied Force
Operation Infinite Justice
Operation Enduring Freedom
Separated as AO1 (AW) E-6
The short version:
USAF - 1976-1982, ECM Avionics Technician:
22nd BW (SAC), March AFB, CA;
51st AGS (PACAF), Osan AB, ROK;
2nd BW (SAC), Barksdale AFB, LA.
Army (Reserve) - 1982-1986, Combat Engineer:
704th EN Co (Bailey Panel Bridge), Texarkana, AR.
Army (Active) - 1987-2004, Infantryman:
1/52 IN BN & 7/6 IN BN (1st AR DIV), Bamberg, FRG;
XVIII ABN Corps, Ft Bragg, NC;
1/325 AIR (82nd ABN DIV), Ft Bragg, NC;
1/34 IN BN & 1/26 IN BN (TRADOC), Ft Jackson, SC;
3/187 IN (101st ABN DIV), Ft Campbell, KY;
14/84 TASS (TRADOC), Ft McCoy, WI;
3/502nd IN (101st ABN DIV), Ft Campbell, KY (includes one tour in Iraq-what a way to end a career!).
Army National Guard
Enlisted Sept. '03
Shipped to OSUT for Combat Engineers G Co. 35th Engr. Bn. (CBT), 1st Engr Bde.: Mar 04
Reported to B. CO. 276th Engr. Bn.: June 04
Shipped to Mosul, Iraq: Sept 04
Got home: Mar 05
chilling with the guard till: TBD
Wow, I don't believe I missed this.
I'm no hero, but here goes - by my count there are 6 other enlisted Navy nucs and one O ganger here.
I'll add one.
USN 1990 - 2000
1990 RTC Orlando
1990-91 Nuclear Field EM 'A' School, Orlando.
1991 Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando
1991-1992 Nuclear Prototype Training Unit Windsor Locks, CT (S1C)
1992-5 USS Miami SSN-755, EM2/SS.
1995-7 USS Wyoming SSBN-742 (GOLD), EM2/SS Plankowner
1997-2000 Lead Instructor, Electrical Division courses, NAVSUBTRACENPAC Pearl Harbor, EM1/SS.
US Army 2000-2005
Jun00 OSUT Ft Benning GA E Co. 2/54 and then SWT at C Co 2/58
00-01 Camp Garry Owen, ROK 4/7 Cav (Div Cav)
01-04 Ft Hood, TX 1/9 Cav (Mech Inf)
04-05 Baghdad, Iraq
0311 Infantry rifleman
Marine Corps Security Force Company( Panama Canal 1994-1995)
Kilo Co. 3/4 1995-1997
I guess it can be summarized that ARFCOMers are a diverse bunch, specially ARFCOMers that serve in the military. Servicemen that have served their country with pride and dedication and are passionate about what we do.
Can I get an amen?
New guy here.First off,thank you to all who posted before me.I am no hero either but here goes...USRA 1975-1978,67V Helicopter Crew Chief,Illesheim West Germany.Aircraft Crewman Badge,Good Conduct Medal,Sharpshooter, SP-4, and that's about it for that stuff.Got out and got my FAA A&P mechanics license.Started working at Ft.Rucker on the Helicopter Maintenence contract.I am still there but I moved into the ALSE shop three years ago. Too darn hot on the flightline.But while I was out there I worked on just about everything the Army has had with rotor blades on it in the last 30 years.Overall it has been a great way to earn a living.Life member of the Army Aviation Museum Foundation.Nice to meet you all,and if I may say so,quite a distinguished group we have here.Here is what I looked like 30 years ago:
Former USMC 0352 (Infantry Anti Armor) 8531 (Primary Marksmanship Instructor)
Current US Army 11B (Infantry)
Operations: Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia Feb 2000 - Dec 2000, OIF I Nov 2003 - April 2004, OIF III Feb 2005 -Feb 2006
2/81 AR FT KNOX
1st duty station
FT BENNING, GA
cant even legally call myself a prior service "veteran" for another month....
USS ALASKA (SSBN-732) (GOLD)
Father: USAF 1969-1970--RVN, Forward Air Controller, O-1E, two DFC's
Grandfather: USA 1932-1936 Horse Cavalry
USMC 1936-1953, 5/2/Fox Guadalcanal (Silver Star), Cape Gloucester, Pelilieu, Okinawa & Korea
Military Police, US Army:
1988- Basic & MP School, Ft. McClellan, Alabama
1989-1990 LEA, Ft. Clayton, Panama
1990-1992 984th MP Co, Ft. Carson, Colorado
Cavalry Scout, 1/16th US Cavalry, Nebraska Army National Guard, 1992-1994
Infantry Scout, HHC 1/134th, Nebraksa Army National Guard, 1994-1997
Military Police, 34th MP Co., Minnesota Army National Guard, 1997-1999
Got out for medical reasons in '99. Broke my heart, but I do appreciate being able to spend more time with my family.
Till mar 82 1/3RD ACR FT Bliss TX
82-83 2/11Th ACR Bad Kissingen
Got out as E5 Hardstripe
Sheet metal Tech on B1B
US ARMY NG
Iraq April 03-July 04
MP, Machine Gunner.
Now I am a cop for the feds, aint life grand.
My old man was Navy SF in vietnam, then a U.S. Army /scout in Iraq first war.
USMC 1975 - 1979
USMCR 1980 - 1980
USMC 1980 - 1984
TXARNG 1984 - 1994
COARNG 1994 - 1995
US Embassy East Berlin
US Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Resigned as a 03 1995
I would rather be a Sergeant in the Marine Corps than a Captain in the Army!
USAF 1983 - 2003
Retired as an E-6, TSgt
2A6X1A (Propulsion AKA Jet Mech)
Lackland AFB, TX (Basic Training) -- 1983
Chanute AFB, IL (Technical Training) -- 1983
March AFB, CA -- 1983 - 1987
RAF Bentwaters, UK -- 1987 - 1993
Fairchild AFB, WA -- 1993 - 2003
Dahran AB, Saudi Arabia - 1991
Incirlik AB, Turkey - 2000
Istres AB, France - 2001
Diego Garcia, BIOT - 2002
Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
13B and 31R
1998 Ft Sill, OK- Basic and 13B AIT
1998 Ft Benning, GA - Airborne School
1998-2000 Ft Bragg, NC - B 1/319 AFAR
2000 Ft Gordon, GA - 31R AIT
2000-2001 - Kunsan AFB, South Korea HHB 1/43 ADA
2001-2002 - Ft Gordon, GA - A Co 67th Sig
2002-2003 - Ft Gordon, GA - HQ 442 SIT
December 2003 Medically Retired
US Army 90-94
Basic/AIT/Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA
4Th ID, D co, 2Bn 12In. Fort Carson, CO
Attatched to 3rd Army for depolyment to Saudi Arabia in 93, spent a few months in Eskan Village Riyadh.
US Army 91B2P
1/504 ABN INF
82 ABN DIV
Ft Jackson SC
Ft. Gordon, Ga.
Ft. Sam Houston, Tx.
Ft. Benning, Ga.
Ft. Bragg, N.C.
West Point, NY (TDY)
Long way from Hero
Well I'm new to the board. This seems like a good place to start.
10 Years Active 1990-2000
USS America (CV-66), OER Division
NAVCOMTELSTA Deigo Garcia, BIOT
NAVSATCOMMFAC Northwest, VA
NAVSUBSCHOL Groton, CT
NR SPAWAR 101, Groton CT
This is a pretty cool topic. There is alot of history here- written and being written. Here is mine.
U.S. Marines 1985-2005
1985 Recruit Training MCRD SDCA- 1st RTBn "C" co. Plt. 1066
1985 ADJ(jet engine mech) school, NAS Millington, TN
1986 VMA-211 MCAS El Toro, CA A-4M Skyhawk powerplants mech/Plane Captain
1989 VMA-211 MCAS Yuma, AZ same as above just moved a whole MAG to Yuma
1990 VMA-513 MCAS Yuma, AZ AV-8B Harrier powerplants mech/Plane Captain
1993 MCRD San Diego, CA Drill Instructor 1stRTBn "A' co
1996 VMAT-203 MCAS CPNC AV-8B Harrier powerplants instructor
2000 VMA-211 MCAS Yuma, AZ AV-8b Harrier powerplants mech/ Plane Captain
The usual deployments and a few trips to the sandbox and some schools. Best time of my life. I met four of the best wives i have ever had. I met 1000 of the coolest friends a man could be blessed to have. No regrets and now on to other things( nothing "better" just other)!
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