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regval

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #480 on: February 09, 2017, 11:31:48 PM »
USAF, 1967 - 1976.
Clark AB, Phillipines; Tan Son Nhut Air Base-RVN, Pleiku Air Base-RVN, Cape Romanzof AFS-AK, Minot AFB-ND, Bergstrom AFB-TX, Barksdale AFB-LA, Keesler AFB-MS.

Thanks to all that served.
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dosxx

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #481 on: February 17, 2017, 08:39:39 AM »
Milt Scherotter, US Navy 1976-1980. Air Traffic Controller at NAS Norfolk and USS Kitty Hawk CV-63..greatest adventure of my life!
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jje1960

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #482 on: February 19, 2017, 04:24:01 PM »
Any EOD folks out there?  We all went to the same school!

USMC
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Jim
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ammotroop1991

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #483 on: February 20, 2017, 05:32:28 AM »
Dave and Vicky

I'm still active serving in USAF.  Ammo Chief  (E-9)
Vicky retired CMSgt (Sep 16) 2A600

IYAAYAS

DesertDustBunny

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #484 on: March 08, 2017, 01:32:32 AM »
Incredibly heartwarming to see so many active duty and retired veterans from all branches of our military (and their families) posting on here.

My husband served, active duty, 20 years in the U.S Navy, 1987-2007, Damage Controlman, DC1, E6 (SW)
USS Ingraham FFG-61, Everett, WA (his last command before retirement)

A few of his other commands include:

USS Peleliu LHA-5 (San Diego, CA)
USS Proteus AS-19 (Guam)
Los Alamos AFDB-7 (Scotland) (his first command, home-ported in Scotland...where he met me  :D)

Our youngest son enlisted in the U.S Navy July, 2015 and is currently stationed at Lemoore NAS, CA (Aviation Machinist's Mate/AD, E3)

ChiefM

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #485 on: March 08, 2017, 05:29:47 AM »
CW4
Retired from active duty 1 December last year with 31 years.
Semi-retired but working towards full retirement in the next year or so.
Still no replacement motorhome yet but working towards that goal. Can't wait to travel around and see some of this great country we live in.
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jagnweiner

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #486 on: March 08, 2017, 08:00:35 AM »
CW4
Retired from active duty 1 December last year with 31 years.
Semi-retired but working towards full retirement in the next year or so.
Still no replacement motorhome yet but working towards that goal. Can't wait to travel around and see some of this great country we live in.

Me and the Chief, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, 2014.  Chief was passing through on his way home for R&R.  He left his ballistic vest and helmet with me for safekeeping while he was stateside.  I was praying that he actually came back from R&R, so I didn't have to do the paperwork to get rid of Government equipment.   ;D  Good times and a good man.

-Scott
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LS-One

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #487 on: March 08, 2017, 06:50:19 PM »
 Navy 1974-1978

USS Haddo SSN-604 1975-1978 (nuclear submarine)

Reported aboard in Pascagoula Mississippi as she came out of the shipyards after reactor refueling. Home ported in San Diego.

 Fondest memory was traversing the Panama Canal. Not too many subs go through the canal and it was a spectacle for everyone on land watching us.

Interior communications electrician IC2SS (E-5)
Don't take no shortcuts!

Elizabeth Reed
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Bjammin

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #488 on: March 21, 2017, 07:41:05 PM »
Hi folks!  85-07, 22 year retired USAF Msg  Fairly new to forum and RVing.  Proud to have served and thankful for all veterans!

Shasta Bob

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #489 on: April 16, 2017, 08:16:29 PM »
Charlie Battery 1/11 Field Artillery Fort Lewis, WA. 1975-1978 the On Time battilion
Shasta Bob

Oldgator73

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #490 on: April 26, 2017, 03:03:36 PM »
USAF 1975-1999 Retired MSgt (E-7) Civil Engineering (HVAC).
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BIG JOE

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #491 on: April 26, 2017, 05:51:57 PM »
USAF 1975-1999 Retired MSgt (E-7) Civil Engineering (HVAC).

Hmmm.. Civil Engineering..  would that be, Red Horse ? If so,  we trained along side a lot of those guys at the CBC, Port Hueneme, Ca.. back in the 70's. 8)

Retired EOC (E-7) USN, SeaBees.

You don't hear much about the USAF "Red Horse" guys.. Same with us SeaBees ?  :(
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Joe

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Oldgator73

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #492 on: April 26, 2017, 07:39:37 PM »
Hmmm.. Civil Engineering..  would that be, Red Horse ? If so,  we trained along side a lot of those guys at the CBC, Port Hueneme, Ca.. back in the 70's. 8)

Retired EOC (E-7) USN, SeaBees.

You don't hear much about the USAF "Red Horse" guys.. Same with us SeaBees ?  :(

Never was part of Red Horse. My son was in Red Horse in Korea. I was in Tech School at Sheppard AFB, TX with a few SeaBees and my son went to Tech School in Mississippi with the SeaBees.
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BIG JOE

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #493 on: April 26, 2017, 10:12:03 PM »
Never was part of Red Horse. My son was in Red Horse in Korea. I was in Tech School at Sheppard AFB, TX with a few SeaBees and my son went to Tech School in Mississippi with the SeaBees.

Okay.. Gotcha. Great RV site here.. Enjoy
Joe

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Hoosier Daddy

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #494 on: April 29, 2017, 05:34:41 AM »
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I was in Tech School at Sheppard AFB, TX

Me too, but was learning to be an F4 Crew Chief.
Scott & Rhonda
Kendallville, IN.

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Old_Crow

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #495 on: April 29, 2017, 07:22:57 AM »
Me too, but was learning to be an F4 Crew Chief.

Me too, in 1971.
Wally Crow
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mypursuit

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #496 on: April 29, 2017, 11:32:20 AM »
In the mid seventies, I too worked on F-4's except for the Navy.  We often wondered how the
Air Force got anything done with all there specialties.  Many times I was flown off the ship
to some airfield to fix a broken bird.  I was a qualified hi/lo power turn qualed mech and
my crew usually consisted of  3/4 kids of various degrees of talent.  We scrounged what
we needed,  often from our Air Force brothers, and somehow managed to have the bird
up and ready to fly back to the carrier.  These beach dets were much sought after
diversions from the ship.  Not only did we work hard, we got to play hard as well.
Thanks for your sevice.
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whokares2

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #497 on: May 07, 2017, 03:30:32 PM »
42 AMMS Hound Dog Missile Mechanic Loring AFB Maine.  1972-1974.  Going to Catawba Ohio in morning hope to see a vet or two.
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Bill N

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #498 on: May 08, 2017, 12:24:03 PM »
Anybody here serve in the Minuteman Missile field - U.S. Air Force?  I was on launch crew 1963-67, and maintenance officer until 1981 (retired).  Ellsworth and Grand Forks AFBs.
Bill & Joan N in Missouri
USAF (Ret)
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Hoosier Daddy

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #499 on: May 22, 2017, 09:46:06 AM »
Buddy of mine was. Ellsworth sound familiar from talking with him long time ago...
Jerry Ryan.
Scott & Rhonda
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edjunior

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #500 on: May 22, 2017, 06:04:12 PM »
Anybody here serve in the Minuteman Missile field - U.S. Air Force?  I was on launch crew 1963-67, and maintenance officer until 1981 (retired).  Ellsworth and Grand Forks AFBs.

My Dad was a Nuclear Weapons Technician for a while.  Stationed at Lowry AFB.  I was just a wee lad then.
Ed.....KF5INW
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regval

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #501 on: May 22, 2017, 10:57:26 PM »
Anybody here serve in the Minuteman Missile field - U.S. Air Force?  I was on launch crew 1963-67, and maintenance officer until 1981 (retired).  Ellsworth and Grand Forks AFBs.
I served at Minot AFB, ND, 463rd Combat Support Group around 1970, 1971. Helped maintain the 465L system and visited various LCF's as some of my equipment was in the capsule. Active duty 1967-1976.
"Why not Minot" was the cliche'. I can think of a few reasons why not, but I'll let it lie. :)
Thank you for your service!
Reggie
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bsandey

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #502 on: May 23, 2017, 06:43:50 AM »
US Navy, 1985 - 1990, Fire Controlman Second Class, USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3)

I worked on the weapon system (radars, computers, data consoles, and other equipment) for the 5 inch guns. Most jobs in the Navy are either maintenance/technician or operator. This was one of the few that were both. We not only maintained and repaired the equipment (other than the guns - The Gunner's Mates handled that), but we also operated to consoles that tracked the targets and fired the guns.
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markandkim

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #503 on: May 23, 2017, 07:07:03 AM »
US Navy, 1985 - 1990, Fire Controlman Second Class, USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3)

I worked on the weapon system (radars, computers, data consoles, and other equipment) for the 5 inch guns. Most jobs in the Navy are either maintenance/technician or operator. This was one of the few that were both. We not only maintained and repaired the equipment (other than the guns - The Gunner's Mates handled that), but we also operated to consoles that tracked the targets and fired the guns.

You know what happened to the Belleau Wood, right?
Mark and Kim
Swansea, MA.
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Markham P

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #504 on: May 23, 2017, 01:40:17 PM »
US Navy, ET1 (E6) 1968-1977 USS Arlington AGMR-2, NCS Finegayan Guam, DCAU/WHCA Washingon, DC
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bsandey

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #505 on: May 23, 2017, 07:11:33 PM »
You know what happened to the Belleau Wood, right?

Yup. But it fought to the end. From what I heard, the live fire couldn't sink it, so they placed explosives on the bottom of the hull to blow a hole in it.

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RLSharp

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #506 on: July 12, 2017, 10:00:40 AM »
And that's something to be proud of? :( >:(
Amen! R
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Oldgator73

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #507 on: July 12, 2017, 11:06:10 AM »
I came really close to being drafted during the Vietnam Nam war. It was 1969 and I was bussed from Daytona Beach to Jacksonville for my second physical (had to go the previous year also-classified 1A but was still in HS). After the physical and written test we had to line up in a hallway. A Marine walked up the line, from behind, and tapped every other person on the shoulder. Tapped the guy behind me and the guy in front of me. Those tapped were told they were now in the Marine Corps and to get on the green bus with the sign saying "Paris Island" . I would imagine they had to take the enlistment oath at some time. I knew a lot of guys that joined the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard to avoid the possibility of being drafted into the Army or Marines. I just waited it out until 1975 when I joined the AF. I was twenty four years old and had been married two years. I don't think dodging the draft ever occurred to me but I don't have any feelings towards one way or the other towards those that did. I might feel differently if I would have been drafted and had to go over there. Having said all that, I don't think this forum topic was the place to declare being a draft dodger.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #508 on: July 13, 2017, 08:19:23 PM »
Honest question:  I served 20 years in the Air Force but I never heard of a Marine being drafted.  Did that service draft young men?  I always assumed it was a volunteer branch of the military.
Bill & Joan N in Missouri
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Bill N

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #509 on: July 13, 2017, 08:20:40 PM »
Vietnam Draft dodger here!!!
So why are you even on this thread?
Bill & Joan N in Missouri
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2013 Chevy Sonic Toad
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