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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:01 AM
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Military DUers, sound off!
Hey, all...thought it was time for another muster of military DUers.

Past, current, or future military folks, tell us about yourself.

Me:
US Army 1997-Present
Primary MOS 13A - Field Artillery
Primary FA 51A - Acquisition Corps
Secondary FA 45A - Comptroller

Assignments:
Fort Sill, OK
Fort Lewis, WA
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Camp Casey, ROK
Mil District of Washington
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:08 AM
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1. USN Corpsman
Petty Office Third Class

Balboa Naval Hospital

1986-1989


CB
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 01:37 PM
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10. Is the CAVE still there???
Haven't been back since 1979.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 01:44 PM
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13. Come on...I heard the whole place was being RAZED.
Did that happen to the Hotel California?
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:17 AM
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2. US Army here
1988-2000

Primary MOS - 02K, musician.
Yup, I was in the band. :)

Assignments:
Ft Benning, GA
Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Ft Bliss, TX
Camp Red Cloud, Korea
Ft Leonard Wood, MO
Ft Hood, TX - 1st Cav division
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:20 AM
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3. US Army (enlisted) '90-97
Primary MOS 31S/29Y - Satellite Communications System Operator/Maintainer
(Chairborne Ranger)
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:27 AM
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4. US Coast Guard, Radioman
In no particular order (some more than once), and not all assignments listed:
Montauk, NY
Sellia Marina, Italy (COCOs assistant MEDSEA LORAN-C Chain and Chain communications)
USCGC Polar Star (polar icebreaker)
USCGC Glacier (polar icebreaker)
USCGC Evergreen (medium endurance cutter)
Juneau, AK
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:41 AM
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5. There's gotta be more than just 5 folks on DU who are vets
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:46 AM
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6. many more, they just dont hang around the Lounge in the AM
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:56 AM
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7. Merchant Marine
Not really military, I know, but plenty of sea time, much of it in support of military forces.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:56 AM
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8. US Navy
1964-68, plus some years in the reserve later.

1964 - OCS, Newport
Early 1965 - CIC Officer Training, Brunswick, Ga.
1965 - 1968 - CIC Officer, USS James C. Owens, DD-776 (see pic) Homeport: Charleston, SC
Tours in Carribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific, ending up in Tongkin Gulf

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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 12:10 PM
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Dupe-double post
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 12:11 PM by Wcross
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 12:10 PM
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9. Marine corps 82-86.
0481 but worked in the s-3 (operations) of the 2nd tank battalion. It was mostly doing map reproduction, doing go-fer work. It wasn't a bad job, I never had to do any extra duty such as guard or messhall. I never had to go on a "float", I only went when the whole battalion was training togeather. Never had to hump a pack, always rode in the back of the command track. Yes, I was a pouge but a very happy pouge. Never wanted to do the "grunt" stuff.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 01:43 PM
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11. Oh yeah. Doc "J" at your service.
RTC San Diego
NRMC Balboa Hospital, San Diego
FMSS Camp Pendleton/NHCP
NNMC Bethesda
NAS Norfolk
NAS Patuxent River
NRC Houston/Quantico
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 01:44 PM
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12. No. Contract's up.
:D
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 03:40 PM
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14. US Air Force
US Air Force 1982-1985 Minot AFB North Dakota
the armpit of the US

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 07:00 PM
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23. you must never have been stationed in Texas
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 07:00 PM by Skittles
outside of boot camp :o
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 11:30 PM
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29. Oh, c'mon now.
There's a girl behind every tree!
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:12 PM
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15. Oh yeah
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 05:13 PM by adsosletter
.
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US Army 1972-1975
Primary MOS 13A- Field Artillery

Fort Ord, CA B5/3 (BCT)
Fort Lewis, WA-- 1/84 FA (155mm Towed)
Pond Barracks, Germany-- Howitzer Battery 3/2 ACR (M-109 A1, 155mm SP)





:D
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:16 PM
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16. USMC.
June 1980-June 1984.

Parris Island, SC
Okinawa, JA
Camp Lejeune, NC
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:21 PM
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17. 19Kilo M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Crewman.
U.S. Army 1986-1993

Assignments:

D Co. 1/69th Armored, Harvey Barracks, Kitzingen, Germany.
King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia, Desert Storm.
C Co. 1/70th Combined Arms Task Force (194th Seperate Armored Bde.), Fort Knox, Kentucky.



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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:27 PM
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18. Army
96D - Imagery Analysis

NGIC, Washington D.C.
B Co., 532nd MI BN, Camp Humphrys, Korea
Sort of all over the damn place, Afghanistan
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:41 PM
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19. I want to ask you military guys a boot camp terminology question:
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 05:43 PM by brentspeak
In the first scene of "Full Metal Jacket", the senior drill instructor, Gunnery Sgt.Hartman, demands to know which new Marine recruit was being an idiot and impersonating John Wayne. When no one answers, he threatens to "... P.T. you all until you fu!king die! I'll P.T. you until your a$$holes are sucking buttermilk."

"P.T." Personally train? Personally terrorize? Potty train? :shrug:
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:59 PM
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20. Physical Training. PT.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 06:34 PM
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21. Just a dumb draftee
that got sucked into the intake and added no value, no advantage, really, to the United States armed services.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 06:59 PM
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22. Sgt Skittles here, USAF
yes INDEED!!!
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:54 PM
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25. Woo-hoo! Skittles is here!
And she's gonna kick some ass! :woohoo: :woohoo:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:03 PM
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26. YEE HAW !!!
:hi:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:25 PM
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28. Heya sweetie!
:hi:
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astonamous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 07:08 PM
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24. USAF enlisted Jan 11, 1983 - Sept 11, 1990
Bolling AFB, Wash. D.C.
Andrews AFB, Wash. D.C.

Yep, I saw a pattern too and decided to go see the world on my own dime.

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JANdad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:19 PM
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27. USAF 1988 to 1992
39th Security Police Flight, Incirlik AB, Turkey 1989 to 1991

305 Sercurity Police Squadron, Grissom AFB, near Peru, IN last two...
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NaturalHigh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 01:53 AM
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30. Air Force, six years.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 02:02 AM
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31. My Air Force duty stations:
Lackland, AFB TX. 1965
Sheppard AFB TX. 1965-66
Ent AFB Colorado 1966-67
Pleiku AFB, Republic of VietNam 1967-68
Sparrevohn, AFS, Alaska 1968-69
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usaftmo Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 05:19 AM
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32. Air Force 16 years (1991-present)
Assignments:
Dover AFB, DE
Kadena AB, Okinawa (Japan)
Howard AFB, Panama
- not Panama City FL, I'm talking about the country of Panama
McConnell AFB, Kansas
Fort Belvoir, VA
Taegu AB, Korea
Aviano AB, Italy
Keesler AFB, MS
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 07:46 AM
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34. Hey teammate
Retired Navy here. We live about 60 miles northwest of Keesler. Has the exchange reopened? I was stationed in New Orleans back in the 90's and we'd take our bad boys to the correctional facility at Keesler. They did a very fine job. Got some of my retirement medical workup at Keesler. Glad its where it is.
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usaftmo Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 05:58 AM
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39. Yay! I'm glad to see another Liberal in this state!
On 1 March a temporary BX opened, and on 6 July a food court is opening across the parking lot. When you come in the main gate make an immediate left, and it will be on your right side before getting to the shoppette. The food court used to be the pecan dining hall. It will have Anthony's Pizza, Charley's subs, Seattle's Best Coffee, and a couple of other things in there.

In 2 weeks the Hard Rock cafe/casino/hotel/whatever will open. My new neighbor got hired as a dealer there, and currently going through orientation.
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Left_Winger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 07:32 AM
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33. USMC 1977-81
MOS: 1811 (Tank Crewman, M60A1)

2nd Tank Bn. FMF Atlantic
1st Tracked Vehicle Bn. FMF Pacific

After I came home the National Guard offered me more money for college (all I had was VEAP) so I ended up serving another nine years.

MOS: 12A (Armor Officer)

Remember the old recruiting slogan for the Navy: "Join the Navy and see the world"? Well, I discovered that the Marines went with them. I went to sea four times: NATO deployment 1978, Caribbean deployment 1979, West Pac 1980, then once more around the West Pac but this time it was a "Love Boat" cruise training Navy ROTC midshipmen aboard the USS Dubuque (now that was easy duty!).

It is an odd coincidence to me that this thread appears today as I have been thinking about Parris Island: Thirty years ago from this very moment was my second day on the island.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 07:43 AM
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40. Mr Gen was in the Marines around the same time
1978 - 1882
MOS - 2510 (Field Wireman)
Tango Battery and then Headquarters Battery
5th Battalion
10th Marines
2nd Marine Division
FMFLant
Camp LeJeune, NC
We lived in a trailor in the little town of Midway Park, just outside of the main gate

:hi:
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Left_Winger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 08:50 AM
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43. Small world isn't it?
I was single and lived in the barracks not far from the traffic circle when I was not on deployment.

:hi:
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 10:05 AM
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44. I remember the circle well
My husband's battery was quite a ways on base -- French Creek, I believe.

They were some tough times, but I have good memories and wouldn't trade it for anything. I would love to go visit and see what it looks like now.
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 12:38 PM
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35. Bumblebee1, U S Navy
1980-1992

Basic: RTC Orlando, FL
1st duty station: NAVSCOLEOD, Indian Head, MD
2nd duty station: NAVCOMSTA, Nea Makri, Greece. Also met my hubby there.
3rd duty station: USS Frank Cable As 40, Charleston, SC.

About Greece, my husband and I lived thirty miles from each other before joining the Navy. In fact, I reported to basic training three months before he did. We didn't know each other before meeting in Greece. So the running joke in our families is: You go half way around the world to meet a guy/woman who lived 30 miles from you.
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 01:42 PM
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36. US Army -- 1963-1966
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 10:52 PM
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37. USAF 1970 - 1974
Avionics technician, B-52
Bomb-Nav Systems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsCuANLMhS8
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 11:15 PM
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38. DOD , Marine advisor
Managua


Nombre De Dios, Task Force 354


Merida


Pital, Task Force 130
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 08:18 AM
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41. USAF 1992-1997
AFCC, ACC
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 08:33 AM
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42. ALAANG '63-'71. Yeah, me and George*.
I was driving one of these:

And no, I didn't see him anywhere.
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