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    marcella69
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    Wow, Mick; small world. I spent a week one night at Rosie’s near Rodman Naval Station in Panama when I was a teenager in the Navy! Time of my life ;-). At quarters that morning as we were traversing the harbor into Rodman, my DivO told the division that Rosie’s was off-limits. Rosie’s is (or was) a government-run legal brothel and bar. That night, a bunch of us went (of course), and the place was packed with American sailors; half of them officers, including my division officer! We actually shared a table. (That’s not all we shared ;-).) Jeesh, talk about conduct unbecoming!

    My brother was in the Air Force during ‘Nam. My brother-in-law fought in the Korean War as a Marine. My old man was drafted into the Army during WWII. In fact, he was among the first contingent in the newly-minted Army Air Corps (the predecessor of the Air Force). Most of the males in my family have served. I highly recommend it. The life skills I learned there serve me well to this day (not to mention the memories!)

    It’s interesting that you are now a federal employee. My son is at the stage in his Naval career where he is weighing his retirement options. He told me that a fair number of the Supply Corps end up working for the DoD as civilians after rotating to the world. The Supply Corps is weird in that there are both the military chain of command and a civilian corporate ladder, as it were. So, my son has two bosses, his 0-6 and a GS-15.

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    Keyman62421
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    Army 69-73  viet nam 70-72

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    marcella69
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    Thanks for your service, Keyman. Boy, you got stuck in the thick of it like my brother. I missed the draft by five years.

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    Dave
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    U.S. Navy as a submariner stationed in Hawaii for 12 1/2 years. I was a Nuclear Electronics technician and Operated Reactors on-board both USS Tucson SSN 770 from 99-04 and USS Los Angeles SSN 688 from 07-10. 

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    “Dave”U.S. Navy as a submariner stationed in Hawaii for 12 1/2 years. I was a Nuclear Electronics technician and Operated Reactors on-board both USS Tucson SSN 770 from 99-04 and USS Los Angeles SSN 688 from 07-10. 

    
Push-button Nuke, huh?

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    “marcella69”

    “Dave”U.S. Navy as a submariner stationed in Hawaii for 12 1/2 years. I was a Nuclear Electronics technician and Operated Reactors on-board both USS Tucson SSN 770 from 99-04 and USS Los Angeles SSN 688 from 07-10. 

    
Push-button Nuke, huh?

    
 Sure was. 

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    oldspook
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    ASA 98G4LKP SFC 1972-1983 LOD RET.

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    jps2486
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    U.S. Army Signal Corps
    Ft. Carson, CO, Bien Hoa, Vung Tau RVN 1964-1966.
    Back to civilian life.

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    Ziabeam
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    USMC 1983-2005
    Retired out east where my last duty station was.
    Currently self employed machinist hunting for land out west in NM, ID, or AZ to get back close to home.

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    “Ziabeam”USMC 1983-2005
    Retired out east where my last duty station was.
    Currently self employed machinist hunting for land out west in NM, ID, or AZ to get back close to home.

    
That’s awesome that you toughed it out and put your 20 in. I knew I was not a lifer the first day of Boot Camp! (I’m a Squid.) I did one hitch; 4 ‘n 2. I did extend for six months though to complete a WestPac. My son and his wife are both lifers though. I’m very proud of them. They both have 14+ years boots on the ground.

    It’s an honor to have you in the forum. I have learned a ridiculous amount about all things airguns here, and the fellowship is awesome.

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    hasenpfeffer
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    USMC aviation electrician, 1996-2001.  Sat in an air conditioned box and poked things with a multimeter.

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    Centercut
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    Navy Vet., 27 years (1976 to 2003), first 14 Enlisted (E-8) last 13 years Officer (O-4). Mostly submarines and submarine repair. Currently work for Naval Special Warfare Command as the Chief Engineer for Undersea Programs. Lots of cool projects…  ;)

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    Keyman62421
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    69-73 Viet Nam
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    presently in the process of 70% retiring.  
    ​I’m a Safe Technician.

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    DanWho
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    US army- ASA and Military Inteligence TSSI plus others. Sgt E-5 when left.
    79-84

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    Astroman
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    Retired Air Force Lt Col — 1983 – 1998

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    Brian10956
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    I was in the Navy 1966 -68 I served in a repair division on the HW Gilmore a sub tender in Charleston SC. I worked on the Navigation systems on all the subs out of Charleston. 

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    wendell
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    Air Force 66-68 during the Vietnam war. Stationed at Bunker Hill AFB and Clark Air Base. I’m retired Locomotive Engineer after 40 years from Norfolk Southern .

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    Ssbn617b
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    6 years in the Navy Submarine Service,1974 to 1980. “A”Gang on Uss Alexander Hamilton. Ct and Holy Loch Scotland.

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    DanJefferies
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    11 Bravo Papa bullet stopper 80-82

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    Quoddy
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    Meteorologist US Air Force 1960-1980 (Retired). 12 1/2 years in England- 3 years in Germany-3 years in Florida- 1 year in California. 1981-1999 Operations manager for major trucking company. 2000-2006 EMT and dispatcher. Retired in 2006 and immediately moved from NJ to the NY/VT border. Enjoying the retired lifestyle (wish I had done it sooner).

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