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Wow, those are OLD.

 

I can tell by the BDUs.

 

Tried to pull off the Stache Eh?

 

JK Smiley Wink

 

Hootie sings country now right?

 

That Iraq 1?

 

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Yep those are old. I still have the 'stache Smiley Mad Last I heard Hootie (Darius Rucker) won a bunch of awards for his country music. That was Hungary. I was deployed in support of "Operation Joint Endeavor" A NATO peacekeeping mission for Bosnia.


Yeah, that's old alright.

 

I gave the Army a thought.  Went down to Fort Jackson for a few weeks.  We agreed to disagree.  joining the service at 23, turned out to be not such a hot idea. Smiley Very Happy

 

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I joined when I was 21. Smiley Tongue I knew I wanted to join in High School but after all those years of school I wasn't anxious to go right away. I wanted to enjoy myself first. I moved out of my parents house at 18 and was independent and ready to sow some oats. Smiley Very Happy


I just joined and am currently waiting to leave for OSUT at Ft Benning, how did you enjoy your time in the service?

 



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I just joined and am currently waiting to leave for OSUT at Ft Benning, how did you enjoy your time in the service?

 


Had to shorten this up a little. I can't say it was the best time of my life but it was a great experience I don't regret a bit.

 

 

I met some of the best people and still enjoy their friendship. Mostly thru Facebook but still.....I wanted to make a career of it and actually re-enlisted. I ended up breaking my back. Literally. So that put the kibosh to making it a career.

 

When I did re-enlist I chose to go to Germany. I probably never would have gotten there if I didn't join the military. That's also how I ended up deployed to Hungary though. Smiley Tongue

 

It was a positive experience for me. It straightened me up a bit. Those oats I mentioned I had to sow were getting out of hand and who knows where I would've ended up if I didn't follow thru with my original plan of enlisting.

 

I'd recommend military service to anyone and believe it should be mandatory if you're not going to college after High School. It instills a good work ethic and we'd have less 30 and ups unemployed living with their parents.

 

If I had to do it again the only thing I would change is I would have gone in the Navy. They wanted me for their nuclear program and it would've been a better fit now but it was a 6 year commitment and I was concerned about what would I do if I decided military life wasn't for me.

 

I usually recommend the Air Force or Navy when asked. They treat their people better and give the best education. Even if you are planning to make a career out of it it's good to have some marketable job skills afterward. Not many places are hiring for artillery or infantry skills. Smiley Tongue

 

Now you see why I needed to shorten it up. Smiley Very Happy I'm sure it will be a postive experience for you. What are you going in for? Your MOS if that's still what it's called?

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I just joined and am currently waiting to leave for OSUT at Ft Benning, how did you enjoy your time in the service?

 


Had to shorten this up a little. I can't say it was the best time of my life but it was a great experience I don't regret a bit.

 

 

I met some of the best people and still enjoy their friendship. Mostly thru Facebook but still.....I wanted to make a career of it and actually re-enlisted. I ended up breaking my back. Literally. So that put the kibosh to making it a career.

 

When I did re-enlist I chose to go to Germany. I probably never would have gotten there if I didn't join the military. That's also how I ended up deployed to Hungary though. Smiley Tongue

 

It was a positive experience for me. It straightened me up a bit. Those oats I mentioned I had to sow were getting out of hand and who knows where I would've ended up if I didn't follow thru with my original plan of enlisting.

 

I'd recommend military service to anyone and believe it should be mandatory if you're not going to college after High School. It instills a good work ethic and we'd have less 30 and ups unemployed living with their parents.

 

If I had to do it again the only thing I would change is I would have gone in the Navy. They wanted me for their nuclear program and it would've been a better fit now but it was a 6 year commitment and I was concerned about what would I do if I decided military life wasn't for me.

 

I usually recommend the Air Force or Navy when asked. They treat their people better and give the best education. Even if you are planning to make a career out of it it's good to have some marketable job skills afterward. Not many places are hiring for artillery or infantry skills. Smiley Tongue

 

Now you see why I needed to shorten it up. Smiley Very Happy I'm sure it will be a postive experience for you. What are you going in for? Your MOS if that's still what it's called?


I actually got in on the Two year enlistment they offered for a short time in the Army.  I wanted that because of my age, and was not sure if I would have liked it or not.  I suppose this is the reason they did not have any real problem letting me out when they did.

 

I wanted to join the Air Force, but they would take nothing less than a six year commitment at the time.  Too long in my mind at the time, but I should have done that.

 

My Father was in the Air Force for Four Years Active, and Four Years Reserve.  He met my mother and they decided not to have him continue.  He has mentioned on numerous occasions, regretting that decision.  We ended up moving a lot anyway, so it was almost like being a military kid.  He was barely home anyway.  He was always on business trips, and when he was home, he was out playing Golf, or at Jaycees meetings.

 

I loved going to Air shows.  He took us to a lot of those.  I probably would have really enjoyed the Air Force.  The Navy would have been cool too.  I think I would have wanted to volunteer for Sub duty, if I went that way.

 

My Father and Uncle joined the Air Force at the same time, and my Uncle got assigned to aircraft carriers because his MOS was Aircraft Repair.  My uncle used to say he'd wished he had officially joined the Navy instead.  My Father was Radar, so he sat in the back of Orions and on occasion F-4s.

 

I feel guilty about not staying in, at times.  If I had, I most likely would not have met my wife, and we would not have our Daughter.  So I guess it is as they say; some things happen for a reason. Smiley Happy

 

Good luck to you turbo.  Make the most of it.  I am sure it will be some of the greatest times you will have in your life.

 

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I just joined and am currently waiting to leave for OSUT at Ft Benning, how did you enjoy your time in the service?

 


Had to shorten this up a little. I can't say it was the best time of my life but it was a great experience I don't regret a bit.

 

 

I met some of the best people and still enjoy their friendship. Mostly thru Facebook but still.....I wanted to make a career of it and actually re-enlisted. I ended up breaking my back. Literally. So that put the kibosh to making it a career.

 

When I did re-enlist I chose to go to Germany. I probably never would have gotten there if I didn't join the military. That's also how I ended up deployed to Hungary though. Smiley Tongue

 

It was a positive experience for me. It straightened me up a bit. Those oats I mentioned I had to sow were getting out of hand and who knows where I would've ended up if I didn't follow thru with my original plan of enlisting.

 

I'd recommend military service to anyone and believe it should be mandatory if you're not going to college after High School. It instills a good work ethic and we'd have less 30 and ups unemployed living with their parents.

 

If I had to do it again the only thing I would change is I would have gone in the Navy. They wanted me for their nuclear program and it would've been a better fit now but it was a 6 year commitment and I was concerned about what would I do if I decided military life wasn't for me.

 

I usually recommend the Air Force or Navy when asked. They treat their people better and give the best education. Even if you are planning to make a career out of it it's good to have some marketable job skills afterward. Not many places are hiring for artillery or infantry skills. Smiley Tongue

 

Now you see why I needed to shorten it up. Smiley Very Happy I'm sure it will be a postive experience for you. What are you going in for? Your MOS if that's still what it's called?


My parents really wanted me to go Air Force but when I decided I wanted to be in the Military the Army was the branch that I was drawn to. The MOS I signed for is 19k, which is armor crewman. I originally wanted 12n which is heavy equipment operator because thats the job I do now, but they told me that job hasnt come up for awhile, but a tank is pretty heavy equipment if you ask me. The reason I joined is because I wanted to do it since my freshman year in highschool and then I went to college for a year and I wasnt doing so well in my classes, so I dropped out and got a full time job on a tractor crew, well I just quit the tractor crew and now Im just chilling doing some sidework while waiting to leave. 

 

I appreciate the info, what was your MOS while you were in?

 

And Moble, thanks



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Not sure I remeber the numbers and letters correctly but I think originally it was 52D. That's a generator mechanic. It5 was only a 2 1/2 year enlistment and I've alway been interested in electricity. Took it in High School and am now an Electrician with the I.B.E.W.

 

When I re-enlisted I changed to 53F(?) That's a Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Yep mortician. Most stay at Ft. Lee and do lawn maintenance Smiley Very Happy but since I also chose to go to Germany I got assigned to the only Armed forces mortuary in Europe. We were busy every day because we also took care of local nationals working for the DOD and their families as well as servicemens families and servicemen stationed in Korea.

 

I changed MOSs to get promoted. Generator mechanics are plentiful so their promotion points are maxed out. Mortuary Affairs isn't very popular so the points were relatively low. That's something to consider too if you decide to stay in. When you're up for re-enlistment they'll give you just about anything you want.

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Not sure I remeber the numbers and letters correctly but I think originally it was 52D. That's a generator mechanic. It5 was only a 2 1/2 year enlistment and I've alway been interested in electricity. Took it in High School and am now an Electrician with the I.B.E.W.

 

When I re-enlisted I changed to 53F(?) That's a Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Yep mortician. Most stay at Ft. Lee and do lawn maintenance Smiley Very Happy but since I also chose to go to Germany I got assigned to the only Armed forces mortuary in Europe. We were busy every day because we also took care of local nationals working for the DOD and their families as well as servicemens families and servicemen stationed in Korea.

 

I changed MOSs to get promoted. Generator mechanics are plentiful so their promotion points are maxed out. Mortuary Affairs isn't very popular so the points were relatively low. That's something to consider too if you decide to stay in. When you're up for re-enlistment they'll give you just about anything you want.


I know no one asked, but thought I would share.  I was supposed to be Light Wheel Repair.  I was aiming for The Tenth Mountain Division in NY State.  If I had actually got the assignment, I would have been in the thick of it within a few years.  Lucky or not?  Who knows?

 

I wanted the Diesel Mechanics training.

 

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Not sure I remeber the numbers and letters correctly but I think originally it was 52D. That's a generator mechanic. It5 was only a 2 1/2 year enlistment and I've alway been interested in electricity. Took it in High School and am now an Electrician with the I.B.E.W.

 

When I re-enlisted I changed to 53F(?) That's a Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Yep mortician. Most stay at Ft. Lee and do lawn maintenance Smiley Very Happy but since I also chose to go to Germany I got assigned to the only Armed forces mortuary in Europe. We were busy every day because we also took care of local nationals working for the DOD and their families as well as servicemens families and servicemen stationed in Korea.

 

I changed MOSs to get promoted. Generator mechanics are plentiful so their promotion points are maxed out. Mortuary Affairs isn't very popular so the points were relatively low. That's something to consider too if you decide to stay in. When you're up for re-enlistment they'll give you just about anything you want.


I know no one asked, but thought I would share.  I was supposed to be Light Wheel Repair.  I was aiming for The Tenth Mountain Division in NY State.  If I had actually got the assignment, I would have been in the thick of it within a few years.  Lucky or not?  Who knows?

 

I wanted the Diesel Mechanics training.

 

Moble 


Sounds pretty lucky to me, but diesel mechanics is where the money is, we're always going to use diesel, and we're always going to need rigs and trains to haul our goods.

 

And I can see why Mortician wouldnt be very popular, seems pretty morbid.

 

Thanks for all the information yall have shared its good to know there is former military on this board.



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When I was a kid I met David Copperfield! Smiley Very Happy

 

As a teenager I met Crystal Method....

 

In recent years I met/ran into Helena Bonham Carter and Gwen Stefani.... this is when I was living in London though...

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Helena Bonham Carter is not hot, but for some reason, in Fight Club, she is mad bleeping bleepable.

 

Oooh, to be on topic, I did have a couple of run ins with some "famous" people.

 

In 94 I got to go back stage at the State Theater in Detroit and hang out with Rancid.

 

I got to tell Lee Ving to go bleep himself when Fear played Saint Andy's.

 

I met Kid Rock when he looked like this...

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Yeah, I see you Kid.  LAME!

 

I helped Ray Borque find a pen, when I was working part time at Staples in North Andover Mass.

 

I went to High School with Justin Bartha. He was a couple years behind me, but we were in the same Drama class.  Don't ask, seriously.  OK, drama was a requirement at West Bloomfield High School.  Apparently they thought they could make movie stars or something, just because Cherlyn Fenn went there once.  Well Bartha is a movie actor and TV actor, so maybe it worked.  Who knows?

 

I met Fabio Viviani at the 2010 New York Food and wine festival.

 

Wow, now that I think of it, I have met some famous people in my travels.  At the same time, I never get star stuck.  I shake there hands if necessary, but I never kiss their butt.  They are just people, who happen to be more well know than myself, and often have more money than I.

 

Well, that is at least part of my list.  I could go on, but then it would seem like I am bragging.  Which I hate.  So that's it.

 

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Have you guys ever met any famous people?  I've met famous athletes, like Bobby Orr, Jim Rice, etc.  Never met an actor or actress.  I would love to meet Vin Diseal or Paul Walker.  Love the Fast & Furious franchise.  Not sure, how I would act if I met movie stars, athletes are pretty much cool people and down to earth.  So, just wonder what's your experience meeting famous people?  


I met Mr T and Hulk Hogan in the 80's along with a bunch of other old WWF wrestlers (jimmy the music man, mr fuji).   A few years back I got some nice box seats for a Bruins game and ended up sitting with the Kraft family (they own the new england patriots)

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