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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    you decide-----this is me sitting in an EA-6B at Whidbey Island


    getting ready to go here




  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    Now that's a story! Groucho sitting in a Prowler headed for the Midway.
    :D
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member San Luis Valley, CoPosts: 566 Senior Member
    In the Corps for six years. After boot camp at the Island, and more grunt training at Lejeune, spent about a year in HMX-1 at Quantico. Then back to Lejeune for a couple of years including a Med cruise. Those amphibious landings were one of the highlights of my time overseas. Re-trained into aviation at Millington then off to Willow Grove NAS where I was a 6443 mechanic, and we trained Reserves. Worked on FJ-4B Furies for awhile then got up-graded to some of the Nam era fighters, F8U Corsairs.
    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    I was headed for the Navy right out of HS but dad wanted me to be a Doctor so he successfully blocked it (long story).  I tried again after 9/11 but the Marines said I was too old.  So now I have to be content with both my kids on active duty.  
    I think you did your part.

    Thank them for their service for me, will you?

    And thank you for getting them to that point.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member North DakotaPosts: 2,985 Senior Member
    USAF 66 to 70, Basic at Lackland  tech school  Amarillo then rest of time at Travis afb.
    Flight line on the C-141.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    I was headed for the Navy right out of HS but dad wanted me to be a Doctor so he successfully blocked it (long story).  I tried again after 9/11 but the Marines said I was too old.  So now I have to be content with both my kids on active duty.  
    I think you did your part.

    Thank them for their service for me, will you?

    And thank you for getting them to that point.

    Mike
    Thanks, I will.  Thank you and the rest of the folks here for your service and sacrifices.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    1988-1989 Fulda West Germany with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    rberglof said:
    USAF 66 to 70, Basic at Lackland  tech school  Amarillo then rest of time at Travis afb.
    Flight line on the C-141.
    I went through Lackland but it was back in San Antonio by the time I got there. It might surprise some but Lackland AFB trains Marines also 😁
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Western PAPosts: 8,242 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    rberglof said:
    USAF 66 to 70, Basic at Lackland  tech school  Amarillo then rest of time at Travis afb.
    Flight line on the C-141.
    I went through Lackland but it was back in San Antonio by the time I got there. It might surprise some but Lackland AFB trains Marines also 😁
    The Corps is to small to have independent training facilities. It makes more sense to train the basics at a joint forces area then do its own doctrine training later.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,759 Senior Member
    Army, 1966 to 71.  Made the trip in 68-69.  Had a rifle platoon and then a recon platoon.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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