Military veterans

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by NGIB, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Got this from a friend of mine, also retired. On occasion, I enter the post using my retired ID (versus my civilian ID) and I always get a very respectful "Good Morning Master Sergeant"...

     
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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I work as a contractor on a Naval Air Station. I too have shown my id card (USAF retirees do not have to have a sticker, but have to show id card) and have gotten the greeting of "Welcome aboard TSgt". Guess you could say that I am still in it (although another branch now.)
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Indeed, I miss it more than anyone would ever know, but I will never miss the damn bureaucratic invasion of politics, that are now deeply embedded, especially in my former branch of served operations.

    Jack
     
  4. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I would of stayed in the Army for the rest of my life if they would of let me
     
  5. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Yeah I kinda miss the Air Force myself, have been out a year now, but still just feels like I am on leave and can go back. I miss the pepole and the friendships made, but I dont miss standing on a bird for 15 hours without a break or sitdown:D makes me gratefull for a bathroom!:eek: But all in all, I think even when you leave it, a bit of it will always stay with you, and just maybe that makes you walk a little taller knowing you did somthing that was bigger then yourselves.:rolleyes:
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sometimes I miss it, sometimes I'm glad I'm out. It shaped me and contributed in untold ways to the man I am today. It's a huge part of who I am.

    Unfortunately, I'm forever addicted to SOS. ;)
     
  7. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    There are times, I wonder what my life would have been like had I accepted the $10,000 VRB and re-enlisted.

    But like EVEN, I had issues with the politics. Besides, I like to do things my way and that didn't work well in the service.
     
  8. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    There isn't a day that goes by that I don't wish I could go back in.
     
  9. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Yep.

    I enjoyed, :)

    most of my three years in the Army.

    I last served in Germany.

    Loved Germany.

    Hated the company. The Adam Henry company of the Army. :mad:

    Would have re-upped,

    but was afraid of being stuck in a mess like that again. :eek:





    'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.'
    Ronald Reagan
     
  10. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Duner, I wasn't very politically savvy myself - that's why I retired with over 8 years in grade. Made E-7 at 11 1/2 years and retired as one...
     
  11. crockett007

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    I retired in 1996, E-7, Tanker, US Army. I find now as I am getting older that I remember the good times. I have to force myself to remember the tough times, particularly my Desert Shield/Desert Storm experiences.

    I feel I am still a soldier, as I went in at 17 and really grew up in the Army. Now, going to the PX @ Benning is a treat, as I see how the changes are for the better since I retired. Better equipment, pay, housing etc. The soldiers will always be the same....I miss leading my tank platoon every day. I miss my brothers who went with me into harms way, I think about them daily as well.

    God bless our country. I will for ever be thankful for the opportunity to become a man under the NCO's and officers that I served under, and see things that civilians never will.
     
  12. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I miss it everyday but my family came first. I would do it all again but my beat up body just wont have it.
     
  13. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    Thank you Gentlemen.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I punched my quota of holes in the North Atlantic and when my dance card was full, I went home, back to family and school.

    I would do it over in a heartbeat, if called. Not sure what I could offer, but I'd be there. I would also take any and all interviews with Rollingstone Magazine!

    I am proud that I served and it's a big part of who I am.

    I do not however, have a desire to go back on base to have some grunt say G'morning TM2(SS) Canebrake. (That's probably because I was an in-and-out or C.U.N.T. [Civilian Under Naval Training] and I use 'grunt' in a manly loving way.)
     
  15. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I do miss my last assignment in Germany (Not USAFE Headquarters), more the Air Operations Center (AOC); prior to coming to Kirtland AFB. Kirtland assignment was okay; but, as we all say "The BS" wth getting the job done.

    Would I go back, to my "Operations" duty assignment - Very much Yes!

    After 26 years in, retired as E-7. One thing, I am glad one tradition that has returned to the Air Force community that was stopped years ago "Retreat Ceremony".
     
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    In 8 years I meet thousands of men and women. Some good some not so good. I was married single and 75% buck wild for a long time. I made mistakes and learned a lot. I miss it at times others I don't. I figured out that you do need to not say what you think all the time. That took me a long time. At times I was ate the hell up other times I was the most squared away guy in the platoon.

    I had the chance to do just about any job I wanted to. I unfortunately picked the wrong one. I had an offer of OJT with the EOD guys at Fort Hood if I went to EOD school. I should have taken that shot but I didn't oh well. Live and learn.... I would have had over a year of OJT before going to school at Yuma Proving Grounds.

    I miss knowing that someone always had your back. Even though I found out that many would just say that and if you really needed them they were nowhere to be found.
     
  17. AH-1

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    I did 20 years 10 months and 26 days almost all of it in the air cav.retired out of 227 avn 1 st cav.it was a hoot.
    we had zoomies as FO's for jat up on the east german border while I was in the 2nd ACR.they thought we were animals:D.

    for the zoomies

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  18. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    It has been said by one more eloquent than I could ever hope to be:


    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
     
  19. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    COL,

    Scubie said to ask if you were a "RampRat" or a "NosePicker". He was a RampRat.
     
  20. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Glass tell Scubie Crew Chiefs are not nose pickers....We were booger hookers.