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Hey, I'm Travis and I'm a gun nut...

I was born in Yakima, joined the Air Force and in their infinite "wisdom" they sent me here to McChord in Tacoma, so I'm really seeing the world! Aside from firearms I like to run, camp, hike and I'm a big fan of CS Lewis books. I've also occasionally been known to enjoy a good cigar.

My current "arsenal" (as some of my co-workers call it) consists of an Escort 12 gauge pump, a Springfield XD 40 and an AR-57.

However, right now the 12 gauge isn't working because of well, a cable lock, a key thats MIA, and a little bit of user error.

As far as politics go I (edit) usually (/edit) try to avoid the topic as much as possible, one time to the point of volunteering to go on a 6 month "deployment" to Afghanistan to avoid being in the states during the recent election so I could avoid the political ads on TV, but when I get started on it I rant about it for a while, usually resulting in a relapse into me re-reading Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henery and the other Framers as much as I can until I seriously consider the thought of revolution.

Oh and I can be prone to hyperbole and sarcasm.
 

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Welcome In! Uber

Welcome to the forum. A good die grinder will "repair" that cable lock on your #12. Hang around+speak up:D
 

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I plan on sticking around as long as this site is unblocked at work... Then I'll just go in posting flurries late at night when I'm off instead.

Oh and bolt cutters are first thing on the list to get next time I go to a hardware store.
 

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Ubergopher (Travis) I'm a gun nut...(You say that like it's a bad thing?)

...a Springfield XD 40...


Oh and I can be prone to hyperbole and sarcasm.

We should make you a senior member if that's the case!
 

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Nope, not a bad thing. Just a statement of fact!

As far as the tupperware comment goes, I'd venture a guess that getting shot by my tupperware gun will hurt just as bad as getting shot by a steel gun, the only difference is the insult thats added to the injury.
 

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Welcome Travis you should have joined the USMC as they have a far better travel plan and will send you all over the world. All the same if you need to borrow some bolt cutters for that cable lock I live in WA and will lend mine to ya.
 

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Welcome Travis you should have joined the USMC as they have a far better travel plan and will send you all over the world. All the same if you need to borrow some bolt cutters for that cable lock I live in WA and will lend mine to ya.
Thanks for the offer.

I've considered joining the Marines when my enlistment is up with the Air Force, but as I understand it I'd have to start over as an E-1 day 1, and the cut in pay would suggest against it.

Right now my current plan is to cross-train into TACP (eventually becoming a JTAC) and be a bad *** there instead.
 

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Thanks for the offer.

I've considered joining the Marines when my enlistment is up with the Air Force, but as I understand it I'd have to start over as an E-1 day 1, and the cut in pay would suggest against it.

Right now my current plan is to cross-train into TACP (eventually becoming a JTAC) and be a bad *** there instead.
Can't imagine why they would put you back to a E-1 but consider the travel plan! TACP is a good choice, don't know any about JTAC. The bad *** part thing sounds familar (didn't know the USAF had any) all the same go for it and git some. The more bad asses the better!
 

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There are a couple, google Jason Cunningham or Timothy Wilkinson for a few examples.

The reasoning behind it is it wouldn't be good for someone to come in as an E-4/E-5 in the Marine Corp without taking the same lumps as a normal Marine.

As far as JTAC goes its just the natural progression of TACP, where you're able to directly control aircraft for CAS, but other AFSCs/MOS/Rates can get it as well.
 

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I understand taking some lumps coming in at E4 but expect you could handle them easily. Believe it or not Marines respect a sharp mind. I am not a recuiter, just proud of where I did my service. All the same soundes like you have a good plan and you should stick to it, keep those fast movers flying on the flight plan
 

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Welcome from Venezuela

Welcome and glad to have you around! :D
 

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Welcome from a former Ramp Rat. :D
 
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