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David B
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PostSubject: Veterans Day 2013!   Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:39 pm

In thinking of Veterans Day (November 11, 2013), I thought it would be fun for all our veterans to share some of their military service info here so we can thank them formally!

I will start with mine (no thanks necessary... Smile)

David B
United States Navy
Hospital Corpsman

Delayed Entry 1989 - 1990
Active duty 1990 - 1994
IRR 1994-1997

Duty stations include:
Boot Camp - Great Lakes, Ill
Hospital Corpsman "A" school - Great Lakes, Ill
FMSS 8404 "C" school - Camp Geiger/Johnson, NC
Portsmouth Naval Hospital - Portsmouth, VA
2ND Medical Battalion, 2ND FSSG, Camp Lejeune, NC USMC - oo-rah Devil Docs!!!

Notable memory - I missed being deployed to Operation Desert Storm by a matter of days.....

Another notable memory: Was "deployed" to south Florida for 2 months for Hurricane Andrew support. Flew down to Homestead, FLA in a C-130 THROUGH Hurricane Andrew, provided medical support to Homestead Florida residents when they had their hospital destroyed by the Cat 5 hurricane that decimated the region.

Another notable memory - I attended formal training and am certified in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare!

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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Day 2013!   Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:48 am

Mike T.
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1991-1995
Aviation Life Support
Parris Island, SC, Cherry Point, NC, Iwakuni Japan, Futenma, Okinawa
a little stop in Fallon Nv, a little stop in Guam 
C-130, AV-8B, EA-6B, CH-53, F/A-18, UH-60, UH-1, CH-46

USA (NG) (NC)
2005-2008
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FOB Speicher, Iraq
Ft. Bragg, NC
PSD (Personel Security Detail) 
OIF GWOT .......
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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Day 2013!   Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:49 am

CherokeeCruiser, a.k.a., Larry "Allen" Burkett

Service: 1979-1996

187th TRG; Photo-Reconnaissance Interpreter & Disaster Response Force,  Montgomery AL, ALANG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/187th_Fighter_Wing

160th TRS; Air Intelligence & Tactical Electronic Warfare Officer (GS7), Montgomery AL, ALANG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/160th_Fighter_Squadron

116th TFW / 128 FS; Air Intelligence & Disaster Response Force, Dobbins AFB, Marietta GA, GAANG
116th: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/116th_Air_Control_Wing
128th: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/128th_Airborne_Command_and_Control_Squadron

116th TFW / 128th FS INTELLIGENCE ~ (Photo)


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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Day 2013!   Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:24 am

AETC David Hinds, USCG

Service: 1997 - Present

1997: USCG Boot Camp - Cape May, NJ
1997-1998: Small Boat Station Ponce Inlet - New Smyrna Beach, FL
1998-1999: Airman Program, Air Station Houston - Houston, TX
1999: Aviation "A" School for AET - Elizabeth City, NC
1999-2002: Air Station Kodiak, ALPAT (Aleutian Patrol) - Kodiak, AK
2002-2006: Air Station Houston - Houston, TX
2006-2010: Air Station Traverse City - Traverse City, MI
2010-Present: Aviation Technical Training Center - Elizabeth City, NC

Air Station=Duty standing, working on aircraft and deployments

Coast Guard deployments are typically 30 to 45 days.

5 total deployments:

1 JIATF South deployment: West Coast, 378 ft cutter, went to Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Guatemala.
2 Bering Sea deployments: Think Deadliest Catch. 378 ft cutters, 30-40 ft seas, high winds, freezing rain and snow.
1 land based deployment to Key West: spent most of the time flying, searching for migrants. 
1 deployment bouncing between 210 ft cutter, GITMO, and flying around Haiti when they had their earthquake.

All the deployments were the best times. Had busy times and fun times. Got to experience a lot and glad I don't have to deploy anymore. Up for transfer this summer and have no idea where I am going yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Day 2013!   Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:09 pm

1981-1984  Army (Enlisted)
1988-2005  Army (Officer)
2006-Pres   Department of the Army Civilian (Civil Servant)

Notables...
Operation Athena, 1983
Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada 1983
Ranger School, Winter (it makes a difference!) 1989
Operation Just Cause, Panama 1989 (Combat Parachute Jump onto the International Airport runway)
Operation Desert Shield / Storm, Iraq 1990-1991
Operation Hurricane Andrew Response, 1992
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan 2002, 2003-2004, 2004
Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq 2003 (in the North with the Peshmerga)
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PostSubject: Re: Veterans Day 2013!   Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:37 pm

Eric Cagle
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Chief, Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive)  ((CTIC))

Active duty 1994 - present

Duty stations include:
Boot Camp - Great Lakes, IL
USS Harpers Ferry - San Diego, CA
DLI/FLC "A" School - Monterey, CA
"C" School - San Angelo, TX
"C" School - Pensacola, FL
NSGA Ft Gordon - Ft Gordon, GA
NIOC Maryland - Ft Meade, MD
NIOC Georgia - Ft Gordon, GA

Multiple deployments to the Middle East including two trips to Afghanistan.

Some of the deployments really sucked at the time, but I wouldn't trade the experiences for any amount of money!
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