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Old 01-10-2009, 02:28 PM   #41
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Hi Luvdiving, where are you living now? I am in Austin, TX since retireing in 76. Are you in the Nat EOD Assn?

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Old 01-12-2009, 06:52 PM   #42
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Still working UXO jobs

We're getting ready to hit the road in our new UXO mobile. My wife is headed to UXO tech 1 school later this month. Then we go to work.

Until then, we split our time between Bonita Springs, FL and Ft Wayne, IN.

Still into motorcycling? I ended up with an 05 Goldwing. Love it even after 60 K miles so far.

I'm not in the Nat EOD assn. What's it about?


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Old 01-21-2009, 10:39 PM   #43
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:53 PM   #44
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:29 AM   #45
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U.S. Air Force, 1962-1984. Started out as an aircraft electrician, worked on various types of aircraft, including C-130, KC-135, B-52, and SR-71. Retrained into the Safety career field in 1968, retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from SAC Headquarters in December 1984.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:02 PM   #46
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I'm an Operation Specialist 2nd class. I've been in the Coast Guard 4 years, so far I love it but considering a rate switch or OCS. In June my family and I will be transferr from Kodiak Alaska to Humboldt Bay California.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:26 AM   #47
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:20 PM   #48
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11C20 Light/Heavy Mortars my first 5 years then went Aviation went to SFC 93P40 Operations NCO. 20 years 1974-1995
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:30 AM   #49
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Well, my first 6 years in U.ncle's C.onfused G.roup I was a Subsistence Specialist (fancy name for a cook). Well, I finally grew up, realized I had half a brain and switched over, after 6 months of intensive training, to be a Health Services Technician. After doing this for 3 years, the CG sent me to an Army school in Aurora Colorado for 35G and 35U, basic and advanced biomedical electronics repair technician. I did this for my last 11 years in the Coast Guard. It was my most rewarding job of my entire 20 year 7 month and 15 days of my career in the Coast Guard.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:00 AM   #50
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I spent 20 years and 20 days in the Coast Guard. After boot camp I went to AD A school and spent my entire time in Coast Guard Aviation. Crewed on C130 B, H, Hu16E, C131A and Hu25A. As you can see all fixed wing.
Since retirement I spent a short time with Falcon Jet as a Factory rep and the last 12 years as a Project engineer for Dresser-Rand.

Regina and I are planning to retire this summer and spend our winters where its warm. We are booked this next winter at Mac Dill. My dream to become a snowbird is finally here!

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