How many of you are ex-service?

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by GT5500, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. bigtom

    bigtom Member

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    I was in the 36th division of The Texas National Guard.
    AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!

    Models keep me Semi-sane
  2. Ashrunner

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    Rick

    I think I sent Steffers a black and white photo of a Huey from underneath just after I exited the bird via a rope...or was it when it was positioning for a rope pickup...can't quite remember now. But it was fun. I've logged lots of hours on rotary wings of various types and loved it. I even hung out one or two on straps while shooting photos. One of the benefits of my Public Affairs job 8v)

    Ash
  3. wyverns4

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    Semer Fi!

    Former US Marine here, F-4 Phantom Ordnance Tech. I was building models long before I enlisted in the Corps. Guess it is just my life's calling!


    Rick
  4. doc_harvey

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    U. S. Navy, Retired

    I was a Navy Corpsman for 20 years. Retired as a Petty Officer First Class. Just retired this past August.
  5. cygielski

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    Jeez, that just made me think -- if I had stayed in the Navy, I'd be up for retirement next year.:shock: Although judging by the condition in which my division chief retired, I'd have been much worse for wear than I am today. :grin:
  6. Renaud

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    enlisted

    spent one year in the army, along with 60% of my fellow citizens, as an infantryman, August 1984 to July 1985. More than twenty years after, from time to time, it seems to me I am still wearing the uniform, the rifle and the equipment on my shoulders. I can't get rid of this particular feeling each time this era reminds to my memory, as if I were just leaving them one minute before. Am I 22 or 44 years old, a very strange feeling indeed.
  7. possm_23

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    I volunteered for the Navy in "68" but they turned me down and classified me 4F....when my recruiter told me i cried......I feel i missed so much by not being able to serve my country.......but i can thank all of yall that did your part.....I salute you.....:)
  8. -Jim G

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    Phantom Phixer

    Rick!
    One ex-ordnanceman to another: Have you looked at the USMC F-4B model at the Fiddlersgreen site? VMFA-323.
    -Jim G
  9. Corporal_Trim

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    That is well said, you have captured the feeling nicely, Renaud. :)

    Me ? US Army 1970-1973. 11th Armored Cav, Vietnam: '70-71.
  10. GEEDUBBYA

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    Howdy Guys,

    Well, I never served in the armed forces...however, I am the SUPREME COMMANDER of the militant wing of the Salvation Army! :rofl: :razz:
    But seriously, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SERVED!

    Here in the USA, it is the Independance day holiday weekend, and it should be a time that we think about and thank those who serve in te armed forces.


    have a good day, :)

    Greg aka GW


    at ease men! dismissed.
  11. tzachil

    tzachil New Member

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    Hi
    I am a major in the IDF (Israeli defance force) still serving in reserve.
  12. ml5716111

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    1974-1985 (including 7 years of reserve service. Israeli air force, ground crew(armament), of A-4E/N and TA-4.

    Moshe
  13. Vess Irvine

    Vess Irvine New Member

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    Aircraft Designer - S3A Viking - Lockheed Aircraft Company (CALAC) 1968-74. Worked in the "bomber works," not the "skunk works." According to ADP people, any drone can design a bomber.

    Yes, perhaps that is true; but also true, we bomber people kept the paychecks coming, the retirement plans fully funded, the stockholders happy (except for the Cheyenne, C5A and L-1011 fiascos, not my doing) and the grass watered and mowed at the employee center. So there.

    ...... /Vess [www.wsmodel.com]
  14. lrjanzen

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    USN Chief Engineer for 12 Years. But my interests are Architectual from my visits overseas.
  15. thewoodengraver

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    United States Coast Guard, 1979, Tra-Cen Alameda, California.
    Honorably discharged after telling my C.O. where he can put his over inflated Ego.
  16. ejgray52

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    As for me, 12 years in the RAF (L Tech AC) followed by 12 years with British Aerospace working with the Saudi Air Force... so my claim to fame is getting a Gulf War medal as a civilian.....(still have the scud watchers tee shirt)
  17. OldSalt

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    1962-1986 USN Polaris/Poseidon tech then Electronics Commissioned Warrant Officer on aircraft carriers. Worked at Newport News Shipbuidling for a bit - well more than a bit and am now enjoying "compensated unemployment" - aka retirement.
  18. dolphinops

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    27 years watching the skies and still counting.
  19. rjm

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    3 years, 3 months, 18 days in USAF 1957-1960. AACS Squadrons at
    Mountain Home AFB Idaho and Naha Okinawa. Since then worked
    At Collins Radio testing various electronics until retirement.
  20. Felixdk

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    All over the place with USAF Security Service 66-70. Wish I'd stayed in.