Page 14 of 19 FirstFirst ... 4 12 13 14 15 16 ... LastLast
Results 196 to 210 of 277

Thread: So You Served!!

  1. #196
    -Walt 2wheelfamily's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Sierra Vista, Arizona
    Posts
    99

    Count me in too...

    Dec '83 to present...US Army -- it's keeping me young.

  2. #197
    Mad Scientist monkeywork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Eastern Upstate NY
    Posts
    184
    USAF Helicopter crew chief from 1984 to 1990.

    They retired my bird, an F model, flew it to Nevada and parked it. Sad day. Stationed Kirkland, Albuquerque NM. had orders for Panama once but they solved that before I got there. (whew!)
    http://www.monksvoice.com

    I could be the voice you're hearing.

  3. #198
    GeneLS
    Guest

    Smile

    USAF - Combat Controller 1965-1971
    1967-1971 RVN
    RVN - Nehttp://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/images/smilies/usa.gif
    ver forgotten that time period..

  4. #199
    Enigma
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    West Bend Wisconsin
    Posts
    4
    Navy, 1972 ÔÇô 1975, electronics technician. First orders after E-School, gunboat in Nam. Changed a couple of weeks prior to deployment & ended up in the Jungles of the Philippines 20 miles from Subic, Mt Santa Rita. I thanked God for that change. Ship to shore & communications from Nam to the States. Last 8 months of duty between San Diego and Long Beach rebuilding the USS John S McCain, DDG 36. Hated it at the time, but in hindsight, it was the best thing that happen to me back then.

  5. #200
    Thick As A Brick r184's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,346
    My Grandfather (a weatherman on a DD) and great Uncle (Combat Engineer) were in the Navy & Army in WW2. My dad (Communications) was in the Army during Korea (but served in Germany, while his brother (infantry) went to Korea) and I (SP) was in the USAF in the late 70's. My son (4th generation to serve) joined the Army (Infantry) and was sworn in yesterday, going to Ft. Benning, GA.


  6. #201
    reuterstl
    Guest
    United States Air force
    Dec 1984 - Aug 2008
    KC135 A/R/Q/T Boom Operator

  7. #202
    Yankee Air Pirate
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Washington, D.C.
    Posts
    197
    USAF Academy, c/o '97

    Been serving since...

    a B-1 Instructor Pilot and Weapons Officer, flying for the past 12 years, with combat sorties in Iraq and Afghanistan, including night one of OIF.

    At Army Command and General Staff College now, but moving to Ramstein AB, Germany next! Looking forward to travelling with the bike in europe.

    Chris

  8. #203
    Survivor akbeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Land of the Big Sky
    Posts
    3,950
    Bump

    I'm assuming (hoping) that there are new vet members.

    Unfortunately, there are many to choose from.
    Kevin Huddy
    Intrepid Incompetent
    Tm Pterodactyl MT Outpost

  9. #204
    al from chgo burbs lilredroadster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Bartlett,Il
    Posts
    2,724

    Usaf

    Was in USAF 1963 to 1968,
    1st Air Commando wing. Forward Air Controller. (Viet Nam) Liason to 4th Spl Forces 1966 And 1967. Proud Civilian July 1968
    Would not trade experience for a million dollars but would not do it again for a million.
    Last edited by lilredroadster; 12-24-2009 at 06:05 PM.
    Al From Chgo Burbs
    BETTERMENT THROUGH BADGERMENT

  10. #205
    RTFlyer
    Guest
    USAF 1981-1985. Air Traffic Controller at the Air Force Academy back when there was a lot of flying going on there.

    If I remember right, we had about 270,000 take offs and landings annually. It wasnt' unusual to have 200 take-offs and landings in an hour on a nice day! Of course I was only 19 when I got certified there, so I thought every airport was like that!

  11. #206
    IBA #44567 Ken F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    SW, MO
    Posts
    1,212
    Navy 69-72
    That's where I fell in love with Jetboats.

  12. #207
    The Big Red One sgtbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Herndon, VA
    Posts
    166
    Quote Originally Posted by harryt11 View Post
    JeffMunn/AKBeemer,

    Another 8ID vet. 1980-83 Plt Ldr in 3-8 Cav then as an aide in Wiesbaden,
    Also in 2AD same time as JeffMunn 3/66 AR. From there I went to ROTC land for three years branch transferred to Transportation then back to Germany. My best assignment was after that in Vicenza, Italy. Excellent riding. Retired early in 96 thamks to the drawdown. Work now as a contractor at Ft Irwin, which aside from deciding what to wear in the morning, is just like the Army.

    Hooah
    I am also a Pathfinder alumni (1978 - 1982). And I have some familiarity with the Cav Squadron. I met LTC Norman Beatty on a ski trip and stayed in touch with him for a number of years afterward. Last I spoke with him he was retired banker (family business) in Blairstown, NJ. I'll detail my other active duty time in a subsequent post.
    Last edited by sgtbill; 12-24-2009 at 12:58 PM. Reason: Misspelled the Squadron Commanders name
    sgtbill
    Duty First!
    86 K100RS EML & 79 R100S
    2007 F800ST & 2014 F800GS & 2014 F700GS

  13. #208
    The Big Red One sgtbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Herndon, VA
    Posts
    166
    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    It's the birth control glasses. They had that affect on everyone that wore them.
    I kept my black BCGs (Birth Control Glasses) and now use them for sun glasses while driving some 30 years after they were issued to me.
    sgtbill
    Duty First!
    86 K100RS EML & 79 R100S
    2007 F800ST & 2014 F800GS & 2014 F700GS

  14. #209
    The Big Red One sgtbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Herndon, VA
    Posts
    166

    So I served....

    My father was an Army recruiter back in 1978. The night before my enlistment I saw "Alice's Restaurant" at the midnight movie in Denver, CO. Spent 4 years in the Signal Corps in Germany (8th ID, 8th Signal Battalion in Bad Kreuznach, GE). I transferred to the Intelligence Corps and went to 1st ID, 3d ID, Drill Sergeant duty, US Army Europe, V Corps, Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and 1st ID (The Big Red One).

    After retiring in July 2001 I took some time off before becoming a defense contractor for several years and now I am Director, Computer Network Defense for my company (large defense contractor).

    Someday I hope to have a job as fulfilling as when I was a Sergeant. Might have to wait until I retire.....
    sgtbill
    Duty First!
    86 K100RS EML & 79 R100S
    2007 F800ST & 2014 F800GS & 2014 F700GS

  15. #210
    The Big Red One sgtbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Herndon, VA
    Posts
    166

    He also served

    Sean Ozzie Simpkins. US Army interrogator (97E30). Ozzie Simpkins was an interrogator instructor when I was assigned to the Intelligence School to train counter-intelligence agents and interrogators. We had motorcycling in common and spent many hours riding in Arizona. Ozzie was somewhat eccentric (not unusual in interrogators) and I have many memories of riding in the desert with him. We rode to Paonia, Death Valley (snow in February 1991) and all over Arizona>

    Ozzie took a medical discharge and buy-out from the Army in 1992 and went back to school to study Russian including a coop in Moscow. He eventually brought a bride back from Russia and went ot work for the Post Office in West Virginia. He attended my wedding in 1993 and lived with his wife in Huntingdon, WV. I recently re-connected with Ozzie and he was excited about some recent acquisitions including an R90S and a Dnepr sidecar rig.

    Sean Ozzie Simpkins died of a heart attack on or about 24 November 2009. He was a motorcyclist, a scholar, and a good friend.
    sgtbill
    Duty First!
    86 K100RS EML & 79 R100S
    2007 F800ST & 2014 F800GS & 2014 F700GS

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •