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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by USArmyFinFan, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. phineas64

    phineas64 Season Ticket Holder

    US Army, 82-89, as an electronics tech, 33S. Did my Basic at Ft Dix, AIT at Ft Devens. Then it's funny hearing all your cold weather stories, I got sent to the opposite, spent the next 5 years at Field Station Kunia, Hawaii. I did get to visit Korea and Berlin while I was in though. Some really good times were had, good friends made.
     
  2. finfansince72

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    Was a 25M switching to 25S right now I'm at Ft. Carson but I'm going to Ft. Gordon to make the switch.
     
  3. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    Wow you guys do some amazing stuff :hi5:
     
  4. phineas64

    phineas64 Season Ticket Holder

    And get paid for it! Not enough, though.

    Lots of respect to anyone who has served.
     
  5. Ultra

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    I enlisted in the Navy during college. Got to MEPS, took all the tests, then at the end of the second day the doctor says I have scoliosis and disqualified me :(
     
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  6. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    Sorry to hear that man :sad:

    Get a second opinion!
     
  7. Superself

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  8. Superself

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    I did my basic at Ft Dix too. :)

    My AIT was at Ft Huachuca, Arizona.
     
  9. phineas64

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    Is Dix still the sandy armpit of the world? I remember trying to dig foxholes in all that sand, practically impossible! I guess had I been there in the winter instead of August it would have been a different story. :yes: What company were you in? I was D-3-3, back then one of the few that had females right next door. They for some reason felt the need to 'protect' them from us back in the old days! How times have changed.

    I'm an AIT old timer, they closed the school, and eventually all of Ft Devens and relocated to AZ. Never made it out that way myself, but a lot of friends did. My next door neighbors are from the Devens area and were there when it closed, they said it was crazy. His grandfather had been stationed there when it was Camp Devens, so it was a fixture of the area, big impact when it went down.
     
  10. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    For all my service homies especially usarmyfinfan:

     
  11. texasPHINSfan

    texasPHINSfan New Member

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    i was special forces for 6 years, and was pretty much ALWAYS deployed. don't like to really talk about it though, lost a lot of friends.
     
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  12. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    Sux man. Sorry for your many losses.......
     
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  13. WharfRat

    WharfRat Malignant Lunatic

    It's beautiful country... I've been back several times since I did my tour there. My brother was deployed in Munich at the consulate for 20 years... retired and stayed. I visit him when I can, in fact, I'll be heading over in May.
     
  14. Superself

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    If I remember correctly I was in A-1-26. Of course the females were not near my barracks. Interestingly though I caught a stress fracture on the week of the last PT test...and got a profile for 2 weeks I think. So I didn't get to leave with my class; I stayed behind and rehabbed until I was ready for the test.
    In that timeframe they filled my barracks with a female battalion and oh my was I in heaven!! I was on CQ duty a lot in the building and I stayed on the first floor with maybe 3 other holdovers.
    Our note passing system would have put any prison to shame. I never read or wrote as many small notes before. These girls were horny as hell (so was I of course) and any contact with a male was cherished.
    I'll just end by saying that a lot of support personnel in our company were caught and got dealt with. I did not get caught but I had my one sexcapade that worked out quite well. :)
     
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  15. Firesole

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  16. mi2cents

    mi2cents New Member

    U.S. Air Force...1966-1970.....Air Police 13th air force S.E.A. 1968 in southeast asia during TET. Worked the borders of Thialand..Laos...Cambodia.......we flew "puff the magic dragon"---f 105's---eb-66's---f-111 All our missions were over North Viet Nam.
    Now a 3rd term Commander of a VFW post in Florida and working with veterans in need of VA assisatance. may god bless you all....brother comrades
     
  17. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    US Navy and this is my Lady:

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    Best damn Ship in the Fleet but I'm partial :yes: Prettest girl I know.
     
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  18. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    nice target
     
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  19. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    US Navy --6 yrs ---Electronic and radar Communications

    Tours-Advanced warning station in Iceland
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    San Diego-Boot camp
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    Tours in Southeast Asia,Med,Atlantic,Pacific
     
  20. IceDragon

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    I'll go with you on that, I'm partial tho to the Saratoga.
     
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  21. IceDragon

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    I never knew Derek...thanks even more Bro...we are brothers in more than the Fins, and my respect for you is brimming.t
     
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  22. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Army National Guard and ROTC in college, then active duty with the 25th ID in Hawaii for a couple years. Got an early out due to post-Gulf War drawdowns and now I am not even IRR anymore.
     
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  23. High Definition

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    I never really considered it, but my heart & prayers go out to all of you. :up:
     
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  24. phineas64

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    Nice move! We had a few guys get busted for fraternizing, most notably one brainiac who had a window facing their barracks. Did a "striptease" on top of his bunk in full view of the window, never stopping to think there might be someone who didn't want to see him... like the platoon sgt! Ah, the good old days....
     
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  25. phineas64

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    If you were 25ID, you must have lived on Schofield, right? Since I worked right next door at Kunia, they had us at Wheeler for a couple years and then at A quad. I spent most of the 80s there. Watching you ID guys on those BN runs was painful, especially the ones up the pass. Sure glad us MI troops played basketball and volleyball for PT!
     
  26. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    I actually lived off-post, rented a house on the beach at Kahuku with two other guys. But as much time as I spent there, I may as well have lived at Schofield.
     
  27. Superself

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    The good old trusty 50 cal....I tell you, I've melted a few barrels in my day. :up:
     
  28. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Currently applying for the Army/Navy/USAF HPSP scholarships. If I get it, I'd commit to Virginia Commonwealth (the only med school I applied to and got into this year just as a test run), graduate, and serve in whatever department is footing the $90000+ bill. It's not bad considering you get instant captaincy and residency (I heard first choice residency success rate is like 0% at VCU) along with the usually free ride. If I don't, I'll still re-apply next year when (if) I apply to all my colleges for real.
     
  29. dirtywhiteboy

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    just retired from the usaf back in december with 20 yrs.
     
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  30. Kanye West

    Kanye West 'Parcells' Guy

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    I would like to thamk all of you that have or that are severing this country
     
  31. WharfRat

    WharfRat Malignant Lunatic

    yeah man... those puppies get HOT.
     
  32. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    Alright my man! As for me Nov. 61 - May 66 ended up RD2, passed the first class test (only took it because LBJ extended my rear) but wouldn't let me sew that crow on unless I shipped over and I said "No thanks". Wanted to see what dry land looked like again.
     
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  33. phineas64

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    Way better than living on post, for sure. Kahuku was pretty nice. Never get tired of waking up on the beach...
     
  34. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    What was great was going to sleep with the window open and the sound of crashing waves playing like white noise in the background. I usually had to wake up well before dawn, so there was nothing pleasant about that part... :lol:
     
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  35. finattic79

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    Heya guys, been meaning to reply to this thread for bit, just hadn't gotten around to it.

    Lets see I'm AD in the Air Force right now, joined in Jun 99. I work as a meteorologist. Pretty cool job, get paid to be wrong lol :sidelol:. I've been stationed so far at Scott AFB, IL; Kunsan AB, Korea (The Kun baby), RAF Mildenhall, UK(Best assignment so far, the travel was great); currently at Randolph AFB, TX but heading to Camp Blanding, FL (in July) to be an weather instructor for Air National Guard members just coming out of their Initial Skills Course. Lots of moves in my short 8 1/2 yrs in. Hopefully this one in Florida last alot longer.
     
  36. Celtkin

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    Bump

    If you have served and have not already weighed in, please do so if you'd like a badge from your branch.
     
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  37. finattic79

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    Cool thanks to whomever made the artwork for the badges, they are really nice looking :-)
     
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  38. Jt0323

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    speaking of thanks, thanks to all who have served for our country! :up:
     
  39. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thanks brother we appreciate that very much!:up:
     
  40. Colorado Dolfan

    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

    Love the badges!

    Great job to whoever did them...
     

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