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Posted: 12/24/2005 9:31:29 AM EDT
Here at Lackland AFB and I graduated from BMT yesterday. I just thought I needed to share.


I'll be shipping to Keesler on Wednesday. Until then I still have to roll my damn shirts and adjust my hanger spacing.



Whoooo hoooo!!!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:34:13 AM EDT
From one former Iowan to another, CONGRATULATIONS to you.

Merry Christmas and THANK YOU for serving our country.

Stay alert. Stay safe.

Godspeed to you.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:34:48 AM EDT
Congrats air farce boy! lol j/k congrats
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:45:24 AM EDT
Congrats. Sonds like that would be a nicer place to be than Iowa this time if year also

Aviator
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:46:43 AM EDT
congrats but the navy has more airplanes than the air force, but you have bigger bombs
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:47:27 AM EDT
Congrats... I wonder how much of Keesler is left after the hurricane?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:53:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:
Congrats... I wonder how much of Keesler is left after the hurricane?




From what I've heard it isn't to bad. I get to live in a redone dorm room because of it though.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:55:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 10:00:13 AM EDT by Ben70]
Squadron??

321/090. Just got first base lib a few hours ago...found one of the three working computers.

Congratulations, Airman. Did you get expert? Graduate with stripes?

All the best.

-Ben

Edit -- next friday is my day. Start on the blues tomorrow.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:57:46 AM EDT
Cool! Congrats!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:58:27 AM EDT
But if they were Marine Corps Dress Blues you could go pick up some women.....

Just Kidding! Congratulations, and thanks for serving.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:03:00 AM EDT
I'll be wearing mine on Wed escorting a prisoner to his new home.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:14:37 AM EDT
I was there oct 68-june 69 in basic electronics school. One of the best times in my life. In class at 0600, out at 1200 and off until the next morning except for one formation after lunch. I lived in barracks 2109 with 99 other guys from all over the USA. You could buy 5 beers for a quarter at the airmans club. Hope you have half the fun I did. I later went into a fighter wing of F100s, then F4s in Nam and then a U2 wing at Davis Monthan. The U2 wing was the best and most professional bunch of people I have ever been around...ever. Thanks for being a GI. Stay safe. No matter where you go or how bad things may get, always remember most of the people in this country love you guys. Merry Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:40:01 AM EDT
CONGRATULATIONS


And thank you for your service.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:44:23 AM EDT
I dont even own a set of Army blues, I never wear the green so why bother?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:14:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:
Squadron??

321/090. Just got first base lib a few hours ago...found one of the three working computers.

Congratulations, Airman. Did you get expert? Graduate with stripes?

All the best.

-Ben

Edit -- next friday is my day. Start on the blues tomorrow.




323/B077 (Band flight, bitches)

I didn't get expert, shooting with that gas mask on threw my groups exactly 1" over and like 3" high. I missed all 10 gas mask qual shots and scored 40/50

I did graduate A1C, so I'm wearing stripes.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:02:58 PM EDT
Let me get this straight.
You guys actually get to email and surf the net while in basic training???
Wow! Things have changed.
We used to have our mail (letters) smuggled out of the barracks by the fire guard at night!
Congrats on gradding-out with rank; it won't mean shit in tech school, but the pay is better.
I was in the 3706th BMTS back in 1990, it was the squadron with the Drum and Bugger Corps.
Have fun in Biloxi!

B_S
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:05:47 PM EDT
Congrats
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:08:38 PM EDT
Congrats!

I'll be at keesler for a few weeks in spring. If you're still around, we'll have to throw a few back.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:18:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:
Let me get this straight.
You guys actually get to email and surf the net while in basic training???
B_S



I heard they had buses that used to take them from one class to another while in basic so they didn't have to walk Just kidding (not really I actually heard that) but thanks for serving, you guys have great golf courses ( I have played on several )
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:47:21 PM EDT
We never got internet access when I was in AF BMT. The only computer I saw was the one my TI typed on to write my LOR. When I was in tech school I had to use the computers at the base library and that old woman would yell at me for being on too long. We didnt roll our shirts either. We folded ours in those ridiculous 6 inch squares. We wasted so much time in basic. Thetime spent there could have been better used. Like actually teaching us about the military. Every other branch uses the time to teach their recruits valuable skills. No, the Air Force had classes on healthy living and how to read an LES. Its shit like thats why the AF has so many problems with discipline and retention. Yeah Im a little disgruntled, Im in the Security Forces.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:52:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:
....
You guys actually get to email and surf the net while in basic training???
Wow! Things have changed.
B_S



Well, sure they've changed. Al Gore invented the internet since you were in.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:00:07 PM EDT
Holy smokes, it's been over 22 years since I graduated from Basic Training.

Congratulations. What's your AFSC (do they still call it that?)
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:03:54 PM EDT
Damn I was all excited to see some Blood Stripes what a let down!

On a side note congratulations


Siemper Fi
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:13:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:13:19 PM EDT
321 TRS Flight 075 January '97 here. Rolling your shirts, huh? I heard they were doing away with folding into squares but I didn't know it had happened yet. I still have one of my t-shirts. You can be glad you missed that stupid shit, pulling on the edges with tweezers to get at exactly six inches or whatever it was.

Congrats, Airman. Try not to get married at Keesler!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:35:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 9:36:01 PM EDT by Manic_Moran]
Well done, mate. Even if you went Zoomie!

At a wedding a few months ago, I was in my (Army) dress blues. complete with sabre. For the ignorant, they have 'US' pins on the lapels.

The Mother of Bride, wife of US Secret Service type was chatting with me.

"Are you back from Iraq for good?"
"Yes. Unless they decide I need to do another tour, of course"
"And you're out of the Army after this?"
"No, no.. I'm still in. Have to go to training every month"
"You fly back to Ireland every month for training?"
*Pause*
Then the penny dropped... I finally figured out her confusion... "This is an AMERICAN uniform..."

I happen to think that whilst the Marines have got better Class As/Bs, the Army Blue is nicer than the Marine one.

NTM
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:39:46 PM EDT
I had to do a double take on the title of this thread.

I must have a mild from of lisdexia.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:46:26 PM EDT
Congratulations and thank you for your service! Patty
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:49:21 PM EDT
Thank you.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:50:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scotty1911:
congrats but the navy has more airplanes than the air force, but you have bigger bombs



You HAVE to have more planes...


You crash a whole lot more than we do.


+1 on us having bigger bombs, too.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:53:40 PM EDT
not much for a young single man to do around here since the storm. especially if you don't have a car. (I guess the Keesler bus only goes to the mall now) How long you going to be here?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:00:42 PM EDT
Congrats A1C MadProfessor. I was in your place a little over 11 years ago, except I was waiting to go to Sheppard.



2A373, TSgt, USAF
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:04:19 PM EDT
Congratulations Airman!

My bud just graduated from BMT at Lackland in October. I'll be there soon, as long as I get through MEPS alright.

BTW, my friend in the USMC, whose stationed at Goodfellow AFB said that the AF just added a week to BMT, from 6 to 7. Is that true?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:18:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 10:18:45 PM EDT by FightingHellfish]
When you're wearin those AF blues be careful to stay away from the bus station, you'll constantly have the Greyhound guys throwing you the keys and wanting you to drive...





Just kidding, congrats.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:25:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 10:57:22 PM EDT by VTwin60]

Originally Posted By scotty1911:
congrats but the navy has more airplanes than the air force



Uh what? Where did you get this information from? Here's just the active duty USAF:
Approx number
750 F-16's
510 T-38's
400 F-15C's
235 KC-135's
220 F15E's
190 C-130's
145 A-10's + 70 OA-10's
120 C-17's
130 C-5's
85 B-52's
65 B-1's
55 F-117's

approx total:3075
Now these are just the more common ones from USAF Fact sheet
If you think the USN has more then you're on some serious drugs.
USN Carrier wings I'll save you some time and let you know the number is about 935 total inlcuding the helo's.


Congrats and do us proud! Smokey the bear 325TRS Mar 95.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:33:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
Congrats A1C MadProfessor. I was in your place a little over 11 years ago, except I was waiting to go to Sheppard.



2A373, TSgt, USAF



ah yes....

three

six

two

THE CREW!
3,6,2, the crew!
3,6,2, the crew!
Crew Chiefs! Air crew! The best and nothing less AHWOOOO!!!


2A353A got out in 99.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:08:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTwin60:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
Congrats A1C MadProfessor. I was in your place a little over 11 years ago, except I was waiting to go to Sheppard.



2A373, TSgt, USAF



ah yes....

three

six

two

THE CREW!
3,6,2, the crew!
3,6,2, the crew!
Crew Chiefs! Air crew! The best and nothing less AHWOOOO!!!


2A353A got out in 99.



Damn, I had forgot that. Where did you work -15s at? I worked them at Seymour from 1995-2000.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:47:09 AM EDT
Congrats brother Zoomie! I was in the 3708th for Basic then 6 more weeks for LE Tech School waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when they still had wooden barracks for Tech School. I want to go back to San Antonio so bad, see the River Walk.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:23:38 AM EDT
Congrats A1C MadProfessor.

I spent seven months at Keesler...

What is your AFSC?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:26:02 AM EDT
I read it wrong, I thought it said I'm wearing a blue dress


Congrats
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:33:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 8:34:05 AM EDT by Noname]
Congratulations A1C MadProfessor!

I went through Lackland Nov/Dec 1972 but we didn't have puters tho...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:44:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EDDIECRUM:
I was there oct 68-june 69 in basic electronics school. One of the best times in my life. In class at 0600, out at 1200 and off until the next morning except for one formation after lunch. I lived in barracks 2109 with 99 other guys from all over the USA. You could buy 5 beers for a quarter at the airmans club. Hope you have half the fun I did. I later went into a fighter wing of F100s, then F4s in Nam and then a U2 wing at Davis Monthan. The U2 wing was the best and most professional bunch of people I have ever been around...ever. Thanks for being a GI. Stay safe. No matter where you go or how bad things may get, always remember most of the people in this country love you guys. Merry Christmas.




When were you at DMAFB? I was in the 100Th SRW (FMS) 1972-1976.
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