When/where did you serve?

Discussion in 'Home Defense/Guns' started by SweetSarah, May 23, 2006.

  1. SweetSarah

    SweetSarah Well-Known Member

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    I was in the US Army Reserve from June 2000 to November 2004 as a 75H, personnel services specialist. I went to Basic Training and AIT at Fort Jackson, SC. I served my reserve time at the Reserve Center on Fort Ben Harrison, Indianapolis, IN. I attened annual training at Fort McCoy, WI and Fort Lee, VA.
    How about you?
    Sarah
     
  2. SweetSarah

    SweetSarah Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Really thought people would want to share about this topic. :(
     

  3. celticfalcon

    celticfalcon tom

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    ft mcclellen AL basic and a i t. ft meade MD 4 yrs. natl gaurd the rest. went to the pentagon 4 yrs ago when i was activated. there for a year. been to panama 5 times, germany 8 times, belgim(sp), honduras, iraq desert sheild/storm,canada.
     
  4. Paul72

    Paul72 Well-Known Member

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    Air Force Basic Training @ Lackland AFB TX Oct 86, ATC Radar Technician School Keesler AFB MS 86-87, Minot AFB ND 87-90, Ansbach Germany (army post)assigned at an Air Force detachment maintaining weather radar and equipment 90-94, Maxwell AFB AL Radar Maintenance Workcenter supervisor 94-95, got out in 1995 as a SSgt, working in biomedical and imaging repair field since then
     
  5. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

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    regular army

    basic at ft Dix NJ
    AIT ft Sam Houston TX
    rest of time ft Devens Mass
     
  6. Frenchy

    Frenchy Wrangler's Roost

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    went to basic training @ Great Lakes IL ......... spent 14 weeks @ Lakehurst NJ in Advance training school for Aircrew Equiptmentman (fancy way of saying Parachute Rigger) hahahahahaha

    Stationed in several places in air squadrons :
    VFA-131 @ NAS Lemoore CA an also @ NAS Cecil Field FL squadron moved from west to east coast
    VA-27 @ NAS Lemoore CA
    VX-5 @ NWC China Lake CA (test squadron)

    Also was aboard Aircraft Carriers:
    USS Coral Sea for a Mederian (Med) Cruise
    USS Carl Vinson for a Pacific (West-Pac) Cruise
    as well as several short detatchments to places

    :cowboy:
     
  7. lonnie

    lonnie Ivy League Chickens!

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    I enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard on 14 Jan 80. I was a 95B Military Policeman. On 06 May 1986 I went into to the regular Army as a 31V Tactical Radio Systems Operator Mechanic. I served at Ft. Hood with the First Cavalry Division until December 1987 and then I went to the Second Armored Division(FWD) Germany for 3 1/2 years. I made it to Operation Desert Shield/Storm and went into Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi. In June 1991 I enlisted into the Illinois Army National Guard and I've been here ever since. I work at the Joint Forces Headquarters in Springfield. I've been to Panama once and the Ukraine twice with the IL-ARNG. Thank you, Lonnie
     
  8. Allan Mistler

    Allan Mistler Just a simple man

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    I joined the Navy in '66 with my brother-in-law-to-be but didn't go to boot camp at Great Lakes until April of '67. 'Aviation Electronics' school and 'Electronic Countermeasures' course in Memphis then assigned to RVAH-13 out of NAS Sanford FLA just in time for a WestPac cruise to 'Nam for ten month's aboard USS America. Meanwhile my BIL became a medic and, assigned to a marine detachment, spent three years ashore in 'Nam earning several stars and ultimately a Purple Heart.
    I returned stateside and, after another countermeasures system course, headed off to the Mediteranean with RVAH-13 aboard USS Forrestal where we tended to the issues going on there in 1970. Upon return we worked the Cuban issue out of NAS Albany GA until my new wife requested that I call it quits.
    In 1987 I joined the Nat'l Guard and went active duty in '91 in support of 'Desert Shield/Storm' as a Huey Avionics Tech. Several years later my wife decided I'd had enough fun and wouldn't let me go back to Afghanistan to avenge 9/11 so here I sit praying for those who took my place such that they never face the reception we received after returning from Vietnam.
     
  9. Esteban29304

    Esteban29304 Well-Known Member

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    Army,= 1969-1972. One tour of Vietnam with 1st. Infantry Div.[ Big Red One ] , & then a year in Germany.
     
  10. jill.costello

    jill.costello Well-Known Member

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    ARMY 95B Military Police. OSUT at Ft. Leonard-Wood, Mo. Shipped to Ft. Hood 24 hours after graduation. Had orders and on a plane to Kuwait within 5 days of arrival at permanent duty station March 17th, 2003 (two days before Baghdad fell) - 89th MP Brigade, 720th MP Battalion, 411th MP company (Speed and Power, hooah)

    Deployed to Iraq from Kuwait March 21st, 2003 attached to 4thID. Traveled north through Iraq, establishing a police presence in small towns along the way. Missions included house raids to apprehend Baath party members. Captures credited= 3x "50 most wanted".

    I was a 50-cal gunner in my 3-man MP team in one of only 5 up-armored Humvees in our platoon.

    I was injured and MedEvac'd to Landstuhl, Germany. Then home to Ft. Hood for physical therapy/surgery to repair my shoulder.

    I was medically discharged for PTSD and non-repairable shoulder and bicepts tears on July 13, 2004

    And they "say" women soldiers don't see combat. pfffft.
     
  11. n7cos

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    U.S. Marine Corps 1961-1984, MSgt. Retired.
     
  12. ninny

    ninny Well-Known Member

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    Navy Seabees: Sicily: '66-'68, Vietnam: '68-'69.
     
  13. backwoods

    backwoods Well-Known Member

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    Army RA 14742383 1960-63 itermediate speed radio operator,forward weapons assembly,fire direction control.C/3/39th field Artty.For you youngsters that is the Atomic 280mm cannon.,served in Germany,7 more years in reserve in states.
     
  14. ninny

    ninny Well-Known Member

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    Is that the one called Atomic Annie???
     
  15. backwoods

    backwoods Well-Known Member

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    Yes Ninny,it was.And that sucker made a heck of a noise when it went off.The atomic
    round weighed 600# and its yield was a little bigger than the bombs dropped on Japan.
    To big to move fast though so they got rid of it.Got rid of me too.
     
  16. ninny

    ninny Well-Known Member

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    Saw that thing on the History channel once. Pretty impressive. We always get rid of the big toys.