MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8744 posts, RR: 12 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
Today I received an e-mail that my cousin was retiring after serving in Air Force for 26 years. His retirement date is scheduled for September 19th 2008. He is currently a Combat Photojournalist with the 1st Combat Camera Squadron based in Charleston, SC. In addition, he has served three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan and has been recently assigned combat patrols with the Army unit he was detached in. Once I get a photo, I will post it.
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4410 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
Quoting Andz (Reply 3): I had no idea that such a unit would even exist! What do they use that can withstand the rigours of the job?
Every branch has their own photographers/photojournalist. Without them, who would cover the media for us? Reuters? They're the only media we get for being overseas, never heard of the Armed Forces Network?
Congrats for your (really old) cousin. I remembered my dad's retirement 10 years ago from the U.S. Army. You must be really happy for him. I only have 14 more years til my retirement in the Armed Forces.
Fridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
Please pass on my sincere thanks to your cousin for his service to our Great Nation
Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 11): I'm at 7.5 and I have a mandatory 5 to go.... and I will promptly walk away without a second thought. The military destroys your life and your marriage.
Sorry to hear you say that 60, but after your multiple tours overseas, I can understand. I hope you don't mean your marriage is in trouble. Best wishes to you and your family, and again, thank you for your service.
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