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User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I find it relevant with the War ongoing to get a consensus of those who have served in the Military. Please state your country, military branch and Job Classification. Also if you would like to include any other "war stories" feel free.

United States Air Force 1985-1990
Aircraft Maintenance Specialist (F-16)

Patrick AFB Florida
Kunsan AB South Korea (JUVAT)
Clark AB Philippians
Homestead AFB Florida (Emrald Knights)

TechRep

P.S.
Would also be interesting to see how many anti-war pundants are ex-military.




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User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

USAF
'96 - current
ATC


User currently offlineErj190 From Portugal, joined Dec 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Portuguese army
Enemy Communication Interception

Lisbon, 1988,1990


what's a pundant ?  Smile


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

In Germany you have to go to military service for a few months when you are over the age of 18 but you have also the choice to work in a public civil place (for example a hospital) when you can tell a committee several reasons for you decision. I told them several reasons why I refuse to go to the army and fortunately I did not have to go to the army. Instead of military service I worked one year in the revenue department of a hospital, I had a nice office job but the best was that I got a ride on an EC-135 rescue helicopter, it was the first and only time for me that I flew on a helicopter, very cool experience!

Patrick


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

United States Army, Texas National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves 1970-1976

Wish I could claim a more colorful MOS, but I was a clerk-typist.



II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineErj190 From Portugal, joined Dec 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Don't worry sleekjet

In my communication interception shores, somebody forgot to tell me that Portugal has no enemies to spy on. So, we spied on our allies  Smile

After all the spying, what do u think we had to do?

you guessed... Typing all the gossip

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2104 times:


United States Navy
1986-1990
Aviation machinists Mate
Worked on the P-3 Orion & A-3 Skywarrior
Stationed at Guam, VQ1, detachments to Japan, Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong

Only war stories was trying to figure out the best way to combat a hangover.



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

United States Air Force
1995-2001

AFSC - 1W051B - Weather

Assignements

Tech School - Keesler AFB
Hunter AAF, Savannah GA
Camp Page, South Korea
Beale AFB, Marysville California

Plenty of stories, especially from Korea. I'll spare you all though.

Proud member of the VFW also!


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Swiss Army

24th Tank Batallion
2nd Campaign Division



User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

We have the draft in Germany, but due to a injury of my spinal column they didn't want me -> T4, that's the "ability class" (no idea of the correct english term) "currently not useful". I never got called to the army after that.

BTW, I didn't know the Swiss army has Leo2s? I always thought beside Germany, only Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Spain had bought them. Does a Swiss company produce them under license, or were they built in Germany?


User currently offlineM.Seles_Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Ohio Air National Guard

Aug. 2nd 2001-Present

Tech School @ Keesler AFB for Personnel

Work in Relocations

 Smile

-Matt





User currently offlineErj190 From Portugal, joined Dec 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2075 times:


CFALK

That's what I call, THE BEST TANK IN THE WORLD!


User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

1998-Present: Civil Air Patrol Cadet, USAF Auxilary

No Real Military Service....


DeltaASA16


User currently offlineGc From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2003, 356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Cfalk, always wondered, do you get issued with a Swiss Army Knife?

Sorry, I'm messing about, but have you ever seen the hilarious Billy Connolly routine about the Swiss Army with the Swiss Army Knives on parade. If you get a chnce check it out.  Smile


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

2002- present

Currently on active duty.
United States Navy
Aviation Machinist Mate (AD) "Intermediate" level
Engine mechanic on the F-14 Tomcats F110 engines.

Possibly being sent out to the Persian Gulf soon, as I am willing to go. I am currently shore based out of Naval Air Station Oceana, VA and also "part-time" sea duty on any U.S.S. Naval Carriers around the globe.

Kevin
U.S. NAVY


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

United States Army

91-94

Was assigned to HHC 4/159 Avn Battalliion at Stuttgart Army Airfield and then sent to HHC 11 Avn Bde in Illesheim Germany.

My MOS had a great title.

Mobile Subscriber Equiptment: Network Switching Systems Operator. Which is a really fancy way of saying that I was trained to sit in a metal box on the back of a Humvee and pretend I was an AT&T phone operator.

Once I got to the permant party units, I never saw the gear I was trained to use again. Spent the rest of the time cleaning saudi sand out of radio gear that came back from the desert.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Well I was in sea cadets when I was 12 LOL.

However I've never actually served in the armed forces, though lately I've been thinking A LOT about joining the RCAF. I know I meet the physical requirements for a pilot. Though, I've never been in a centrefuge (sp?) so I don't know my G tolerance. Though I am 5'6" and pretty stalky, I've been told short stalky guys tend to handle G's a little easier than somebody taller.

Regards,
Kris
YYC



Word
User currently offlineFltMech9 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

1987-Present
Aircraft Maintenance (Crew Chief)
Sheppard AFB -Tech School
Altus AFB, Ok - C-141B
Yokota AB, Japan - C9A
Kelly AFB, Tx - Aircraft Battle Damage Repair C-17 and C-5
Incirlik AB, Turkey - AMC enroute C-17, C-141B, C-5 and Comercial acft
Scott AFB, Il - C9A

FltMech9


User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

Not many Brits.

RAF 1974 - 1988
Aircraft Engineer

Phantoms
SAR
VC-10s

RAF VRT
1989 -1996


User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Ronnie RAAF here ......

User currently offlineAtenara From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Philippine Navy

Reserve Unit 507
1999- onwards

some of my jobs

-Medic
-Assistant in HQ


User currently offlineZauberfloete From Austria, joined Nov 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

I served in the Austrian armed forces.
In a heavy armored artillery unit (M109A5), and in a unit of the military command. My rank beeing only private first class, in the reserve now.

@Racko:
"I always thought beside Germany, only Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Spain had bought them..."
->
Not true.
Austrians armed forces are operating the KPz Leopard 2 A4 as their main battle tank.


User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

I was in Air cadets 2517 and 55 sqn for 5 years, flying on trainer aircraft like Chipmunk and Bulldog, also had some great combat experience out in the fields on exercise in the dead of night with "cap" guns and firecrackers lol

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Cfalk, always wondered, do you get issued with a Swiss Army Knife?

LOL!!! Yes we do. It's just a simple one with a knife and a couple of screwdrivers. The knife is good for opening food packets and miscelaneaous stuff, and the screwdrivers are useful for setting gunsights. The officers get a slightly better one - it has a corkscrew!

By the way, the tank is a modified, licence-built Leopard II. It is equivalent to the American M1-A1 in nearly every way, but has a Diesel engine rather than a turbine. The gun is the same as on the M1-A1.

Unfortunately, the Swiss Army is being downsized, and my unit has been dissolved. I don't know what unit I'll go to next. I might get let off completely as I only have about 20 days to go.

Charles


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

You know. I wish the US still issued P-38's.

Those are handy.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
25 Post contains images Gc : Cfalk - Cool, Just had a LOL at a picture in my mind's eye of the Swiss Army advancing with corkscrews at the ready Seriously, that's one lethal looki
26 L-188 : Oh yeah... There where some very good reasons Hitler didn't invade Switzerland during WWII.
27 Cfalk : There where some very good reasons Hitler didn't invade Switzerland during WWII. Even the Swiss won't claim that they could have beaten off a determin
28 L-188 : But Switzerland could have made such an invasion very costly to the Germans Oh yeah. And the Germans knew it.
29 Propatriamori : U.S. Army 4 Years in Air Defense late 90's - South Korea, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait Army National Guard Currently 3+ Years - On alert, haven't been activa
30 Maiznblu_757 : US Navy... 1993-1998 USS Kitty Hawk (AC Launch and Recovery) 1998-2001 NAS Patuxent River (AC Launch and Recovery) 2001- USS Nimitz
31 Krushny : Ejército de Tierra Centro Regional de Informática Capitanía General Región Centro, Madrid Translated, a programmer in a Regional HQ of the Spanis
32 GDB : I was in the 5th Battalion, Queens Regiment, a Volunteer Reserve unit, (a bit like the US National Guard) from 1984-87. It was assigned to NATO, warti
33 Goingboeing : Well, I'm younger than Limbaugh and older than Hannity, but I haven't served in the military. The draft was ended the year I turned 18. Had I been eve
34 Glenn : Royal Australian Airforce Military Photographer
35 Bernard Shakey : United States Navy 1988-1990 Electrician's Mate, Petty Officer 3rd Class No excitement to report, but my floor cleaning expertise really came in handy
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