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Old 11-11-2008, 07:23 PM   #31
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Thank you all for your service, today of all days.

I'm a Naval Officer - 1615 now. I started out as 1100 which was General Unrestricted Line (boring, at least to me) so after my first tour, i switched to 1610 - used to be called Cryptologist but now it's Information Warfare Officer.

I was regular active duty '91-'00, broken service time, then went back in the Reserves after 9/11. Currently (and for the better part of the past 6 years) recalled to active duty.

Lieutenant Commander (O-4) now, will pin on Commander (O-5) next summer.

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:44 AM   #32
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Long 22 years...

22 years, USAF, Ground Radio, Retired CMSgt in 1985

I spent 1966 in Vietnam with the Korean infantry as a ROMAD asisting the FAC's in directing air strikes.

I spent the last 12 years of my career in the White House Communications Agency, providing sound and recording services the President, VP, and staff.


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Old 11-12-2008, 01:32 PM   #33
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USAF 1979-2005

AFSC's changed many times in that period, I can't recall them all. So the job descriptions are:

Instrument/Auto Pilot Technician
Avionics Technician
Integrated (digital) Avionics Technician
Due to a new job oppurtunity, added an additional AFSC of Helicopter Crew Chief and moved on to Flight Line Production Superintendent.
Finished up the career on the HQ staff for the training command as an Avionics Superintendent.


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Old 11-12-2008, 02:19 PM   #34
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Talking Us army

US Army Only 20 years (didn't want to be a lifer).

4 Years - Weapons Repairman
1 Year - Race Relations Instructor
3 Years - Martial Arts Instructor
9 Years - Recruiter
3 Years - Intigrated Support Analyst

Currently US NAVY Civilian Program Analyst.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:01 PM   #35
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I spent 16 years in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) MOS 55D
55-59 Germany 3AD
60-60 Ft Sheridan Il
67-68 RVN
68-70 Redstone Arsenal Al EOD Test&Training
70-74 856 EOD Germany
74-75 Chief Instructor, Indian Head MD EOD School
75-76 47th EOD Ft Hood Tx
76 Retired

EOD Best job in the Military

Jim & Eileen
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Running mates Max & Kate Chihuahua's

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Old 11-23-2008, 04:11 PM   #36
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I cam this close -- to going EOD after I got back from gypoland in the early 90s. I got in good with the EOD guys while I was over there and fell in love with it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:25 AM   #37
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8 years in Georgia Army National Guard , 1983 -1991 sgt. E5 62E20 mos, heavy equipment operator. basic , ait, & cet training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Lots of field time at Ft. Benning & Ft. Stewart Ga. Co C 560 th Eng. Bn. (no longer around )

Thank you to all who have and are still serving
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:48 PM   #38
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76-79 2nd ACR, L Troop, Amberg Germany, 84-91, Bradley commander Ga Army Nat guard. Desert Storm call up but they ran out of war.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:16 PM   #39
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I was an E5 Electrician's Mate on the USS Galveston. Went in Feb. 1964. Got out in time for Christmas 67. Served off coast of Nam.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:00 PM   #40
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20 years Army

Hi All:

Entered the Army as a 64C - truck driver. Boring duty
Volunteered for EOD training in 76 at Ft Hood (maybe I remember Jim Deeter there?) I was only an attachee when he retired.
EOD for 8 years.
Next was 55X Ammo Inspector for two years.

Then I finished my time in the Army as an Ammo Warrant. Retired as a young CW3.

Now, I still work the EOD thing as a contractor. No uniform and better money.

Have a great day!

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