US Marine Corps, Enlisted in May of 2006. My MOS was an 0351. I served in an Weapons Company with 1st BN 4th MAR out of Camp Pendleton. My first deployment was to Al Qaim Iraq in April of 2007 to Nov 2007. I was a 203 gunner as well as a radio opperator. After 7 months through the Iraqi summer I returned to Camp Pendleton where I then picked up NCO and was an assistant section leader and APL durring the work up. Second deployment was to Falaujah in Nov 2008 to April 2009. Through out the two deployments I lost 6 friends whom I will never forget the sacrafice they made for their country. I just got out May of this year and still adjusting to things here in the Civi life. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think about the men I had the privilage to work with. I miss it so much, still deciding if I made the right move to get out. Got out a Sgt, and would not trade the past 4 years for anything.
USASA / Inscom
Retired US Army 1967-1983 (retired with permanent disability)
98C / 96B / 98J (E-7 SFC)
Lost in the Woods, MO (Basic -1967)
Ft Devens, MA (AIT) 1967-68
Ft Meade, MD (68)
Taipei, Taiwan (69-71)
Vint Hill Farms, VA (71)
Lackland AFB, TX (72)
Goodfellow AFB, TX (74-75)
Ft Devens, MA (82-83)
Walter Reed (83- discharge)
Yup, I ceratinly miss the Army. As it was going I was a bit up in the air deciding 20yr retirement or stick with it. Walter Reed changed my mind for me.
USN 78-82. home ported in Yokosuka Japan. 11 countries visited from there.
US Army 2nd Armoured Div. (FWD) God Bless :smile:
member of the 50th Infantry Brigade (42nd Infantry Division), 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Battery B, Bravo Company
Was an infantry Marine with Weapons company 2nd battalion 4th Marines from 2002to 2006. got out as a Cpl. Was also part of the T.R.A.P Team. Was part of the UDP program with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit twice. One tour in Ramadi, Iraq. I've been to the Philippines, South Korea, Germany, East coast west coast USA, Kuwait, Iraq, Guam Okinawa and main land Japan twice, and aboard the USS Essex twice.
28 years, US Army Infantry with considerable time outside my branch. And Hello. Looks like a great forum.:smile:
Four years in US Air Force, in military electronic intelligence. Command stationed with: SAC and USAF Security Service. Permanent duty stations: Offutt AFB, NE 544th ARTW, Shemya AFB, AK 6984 Security Squadron, Kelly AFB, TX, USAFSS Headquarters,
Years: 1971-75 E-4 Sgt.
USMC '89 - '94 with an MOS of 5937 - Aviation Radio Repairman
Did time in Cherry Point, NC along with Futenma, Japan. Cold weather training in Wisconsin which helped while a month in Norway on an operation.
School was in 29 Palms, Ca. If you love sand then this is the place to be. lol
Active US Air Force from 1975 to 1981, then Reservist from 1981 to 2005. Spent my entire career in Services positions, starting out as a cook, and was assigned to multiple positions that called for a Services troop in a non-services role, such as a Logistics office in a Red Horse squadron. My last three positions were HQ roles, including HQ CENTAF and HQ ACC, working in the battle staff offices beginning right after 9-11.
Loved it all.
US Navy 1997-Present
USS Bataan LHD-5 1999-2003
-Close In Weapons System Technician NEC 1121
-Detainee Ops Afghanistan 2001-2002
Naval Station Norfolk 2003-2006
-Law Enforcement Specialist NEC 9545
-Waterfront Security Operation Commander
USS San Jacinto CG-56 2006-209
-Chief Master At Arms
-Force Protection Training Team
-Close In Weapons Specialist
Joint Base Balad Iraq 2009-2010
-Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar
USS Anzio CG-68 2010-Present
-Tomahawk Missile System Technician NEC 1132
-Force Protection Training Team
All total, 32 countries visited and countless memories and experiences gained.
Retired US NAVY
Sailed around the world two times
Golden shell back
I was a snipe
add another GRUNT, ex-Army 11B did manage to get the EIB, 83-86 active NTC 86-89 reserves
USAF (We thought we were well trained!)