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Halal Pork
10-08-2009, 01:19
Vets say 'hello' or whatever you want.

robin303
10-09-2009, 16:29
:dunno:

Halal Pork
10-09-2009, 16:32
:dunno:

I don't know. I saw there was not much participation in here and I figured I'd start a thread and then I changed my mind and deleted it.

robin303
10-11-2009, 18:59
I'll listen to you anytime. New here myself and I guess missed your post.

Javelin
10-11-2009, 19:07
What branch, unit, etc...

:wavey:

Halal Pork
10-11-2009, 19:08
I'll listen to you anytime. New here myself and I guess missed your post.

Thanks but I just thought better of it. I don't think that there's any bigger influence in my life than my military experience. Now that I am a civilian it is probably better if I try to focus more on other things. Or at least be in the right forum for the topic. I get really bent out of shape still over military topics and particularly non-vets in the media making experts of themselves.

BTW one of my buddies flies Kiowas.

Halal Pork
10-11-2009, 19:09
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Javelin
10-11-2009, 21:01
1AD 19D
1st SFG(A) 98G

Past the 19D I have no idea what you just typed there.... :dunno:

Halal Pork
10-11-2009, 21:03
Past the 19D I have no idea what you just typed there.... :dunno:

just unit and mos

Dalton Wayne
10-11-2009, 21:03
Thank you for your service.

Javelin
10-11-2009, 22:00
just unit and mos

What is a 1st SFG(A)?

Halal Pork
10-11-2009, 22:14
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Javelin
10-11-2009, 22:16
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

*not a long tabber*

See us former line Army folks don't have that vocabulary.

:wavey:

Halal Pork
10-11-2009, 22:18
See us former line Army folks don't have that vocabulary.

:wavey:

I was just lucky to get the opportunity

robin303
10-12-2009, 00:44
Thanks but I just thought better of it. I don't think that there's any bigger influence in my life than my military experience. Now that I am a civilian it is probably better if I try to focus more on other things. Or at least be in the right forum for the topic. I get really bent out of shape still over military topics and particularly non-vets in the media making experts of themselves.

BTW one of my buddies flies Kiowas.

Wow my friend it sounds like you had a really high speed low drag speed MOS.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
It was hard for me getting out. But you know what it was some of the best times in my life and I cherish it. So what kind of work you do now.

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One_November
10-15-2009, 08:36
1BCT 1AD Hooah!

Halal Pork
10-15-2009, 12:54
1BCT 1AD Hooah!

I guess I was in 2nd brigade combat team when I was in 1AD

Detectorist
10-17-2009, 01:42
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

*not a long tabber*

I thought all Special Forces were Airborne.

Airborne school isn't what it used to be acccording to a few graduates I've met lately.

Bren
10-17-2009, 06:36
I thought all Special Forces were Airborne.

Airborne school isn't what it used to be acccording to a few graduates I've met lately.

I went through 24 years ago and it wasn't much then, when were you thinking of?

Javelin
10-17-2009, 07:04
I thought all Special Forces were Airborne.

Airborne school isn't what it used to be acccording to a few graduates I've met lately.

Really how so? Are they making 4 jumps now instead of the required 5?
And I'm not sure if you know this (probably not) but they opened the towers back up which they had not for probably 15 years. So maybe it isn't what it used to be because now during Tower Week you are going to be dropped off of one instead of just looking at the 200ft steel structure like in the past.

:popcorn:

Halal Pork
10-17-2009, 09:39
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SnowboundinNH
10-18-2009, 22:24
Another 19D Cav Scout here.

4/7 Cav, 3AD Swingin Budingen, W. Germany ('88-'90)
1/509 Infantry(Airborne) Ft. Chaffee/LRAFB ('90-'92)

Falling out of C-130's was a hell of a lot more fun that riding around in a Bradley, but at least the Bradley had a heater........

Airborne school wasn't that bad, though we still lost 25% of our class so I guess it all depends on how much you want it. Graduating was an accomplishment though I felt the real accomplishment was being allowed to serve in an actual airborne unit. Not all schools have to mirror basic training, the goal is to take soldiers that have already been trained and prepare them for airborne operations - we were there to learn how to get to the target, not what to do once you got there. I thought my orders to an infantry battalion were a mistake, but luckily found the 509th had a whole company of Cav Scouts. I have no complaints - 2 years in Europe, saw the Berlin Wall come down right before I left, and then 2 years in an airborne unit.....and that extra $110/month hazardous duty pay went a long way in Arkansas. :cool:

tankermw
10-19-2009, 19:09
Thanks for your service vets. Here's to us & those like us!

Retired tanker here. 19K4X 1983-2003

2/37 Armor, 1st Inf Div (fwd)
2/72 Armor, 2nd Inf Div
3/69 Armor, 3rd Inf Div
15th Cav, 197th Inf Bde
+ some time teaching PLDC and "on the trail"

JDoza
10-20-2009, 00:27
Hello Fellow Vets. I'm still in...

US Army
13F
11th ACR
101st AA
2nd ID
FATC(DS Duty)
10th MTN DIV
56th FW(AF Base)

Detectorist
10-20-2009, 03:10
I went through 24 years ago and it wasn't much then, when were you thinking of?

I went through in 1976, August.

Back then we all ran in combat boots. I can tell you that's way harder than running shoes. We had to do a 5 mile run on Fridays, and if you were one of the taller ones, you got screwed due to the accordion effect.

Minimum of 5 strict pull ups.

Our avg time for the 3 mile runs was like 22 and 1/2 minutes to 23 minutes. That's hauling butt, in my book. I suffered greatly since I have absolutely no running ability.

I asked a young Lt. about it at the airport last year. They don't even have to do the pull ups anymore and the max run is only 3 miles.

I think my class had the first female Black Hat, ever, training us. She was a real cutie, too.

Yea, I got dropped from the 250' tower. Lots of fun. Saw a few guys get tangled up on the steel.

It gets real hot in Georgia in August. :steamed:

Oh, I did get my 'blood wings'.

deadday
10-20-2009, 08:35
Vets say 'hello' or whatever you want.

'hello' or whatever you want :wavey:

Garry Owen

d'oh....I forgot I can't post pictures in here....

AK_Stick
10-20-2009, 15:23
15T (Blackhawk Crewdog)

Detectorist
10-20-2009, 15:35
13, 25, 53

Halal Pork
10-20-2009, 16:38
Thanks for your service vets. Here's to us & those like us!

Retired tanker here. 19K4X 1983-2003

2/37 Armor, 1st Inf Div (fwd)
2/72 Armor, 2nd Inf Div
3/69 Armor, 3rd Inf Div
15th Cav, 197th Inf Bde
+ some time teaching PLDC and "on the trail"

Lots of one-time 19 series out there.

Halal Pork
10-20-2009, 16:43
I went through in 1976, August.

Back then we all ran in combat boots. I can tell you that's way harder than running shoes. We had to do a 5 mile run on Fridays, and if you were one of the taller ones, you got screwed due to the accordion effect.

Minimum of 5 strict pull ups.

Our avg time for the 3 mile runs was like 22 and 1/2 minutes to 23 minutes. That's hauling butt, in my book. I suffered greatly since I have absolutely no running ability.

I asked a young Lt. about it at the airport last year. They don't even have to do the pull ups anymore and the max run is only 3 miles.

I think my class had the first female Black Hat, ever, training us. She was a real cutie, too.

Yea, I got dropped from the 250' tower. Lots of fun. Saw a few guys get tangled up on the steel.

It gets real hot in Georgia in August. :steamed:

Oh, I did get my 'blood wings'.

Doing all your PT in boots sounds pretty crappy. I salute your feet.

deadday
10-20-2009, 17:30
Lots of one-time 19 series out there.

<---medically retired 19D....spent some time with 4/7 :wavey:

Halal Pork
10-20-2009, 19:16
'hello' or whatever you want :wavey:

Garry Owen

d'oh....I forgot I can't post pictures in here....

Can't you post pics?

Shimmy & Shake
10-23-2009, 22:17
Thanks for your service everyone...

I was an RDF MP out of "Lost in the Woods", MO. (1987-1991)

Boot camp at Fort. McClellan Alabama. I still miss the ticks & chiggers of the South...

Halal Pork
10-23-2009, 22:40
Thanks for your service everyone...

I was an RDF MP out of "Lost in the Woods", MO. (1987-1991)

Boot camp at Fort. McClellan Alabama. I still miss the ticks & chiggers of the South...

I tried to get MP and the career counselor said no slots available. I don't know how many times I was thankful for that lie. But who knows? I might have loved it. But probably not. My first term it seemed a lot of the guys I worked with were heroes in the field and criminals in garrison. I kind of liked that. I think MP certainly has its own unique challenges but they were always the "enemy" when I was a stupid private. Many years later I remember getting a ticket in Afghanistan for riding without a seat belt on post. I asked the PFC writing the ticket very pointed and direct questions to make him understand this was a super-****** thing to do. (There were no seat belts in the truck.) He was very professional and firm and yet apologetic. It was difficult for him to write those stupid tickets. He wasn't doing it for fun. He was ordered to do it. I felt bad giving him a talk and shut up. I guess my point is he was serving and doing his duty even though it was idiotic.

Shimmy & Shake
10-23-2009, 23:34
I would have professionally & firmly told you to have a nice day, and left it at that.

I can honestly say; without fear of retribution or bright flashes of light and burnt feet. That I ETS'd with the same book of 1805's (tickets) that I was issued upon my arrival at FLW, MO. We were combat MP's, so we spent a great deal of time in the field. Hence the tick and chigger comment from an earlier post.

We did take our rotations on "the road", but it was mostly responding to fights at the NCO club, or domestic violence calls, both highly volatile and strangely enjoyable. Our HQ's group were the ticket writers, and we didn't much care for them either.

We were usually TDY somewhere, did a couple of stints in Panama, Honduras, NTC, St. Croix BVI. after hurricane Hugo etc...

Cheers...

Halal Pork
10-24-2009, 00:13
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Halal Pork
10-24-2009, 00:17
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Shimmy & Shake
10-24-2009, 00:47
I'd like to edit that out. No intentional attack on anybody intended.

I actually read your post before you edited it, and I was beginning to write back; that no offense was taken on my part. That's one of the problems of the written word, sometimes intent can be misconstrued.

I harbor no ill will, and I thank you for your service to this fine nation.

Cheers my friend...

deadday
10-24-2009, 08:38
Can't you post pics?

Every time I try, it just shows a link, not the pic..:dunno:

deadday
10-24-2009, 08:39
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/deadday/Army%20Pics/iwantu.jpg

Buckhannon
11-07-2009, 07:44
'hello' or whatever you want :wavey:

Garry Owen

d'oh....I forgot I can't post pictures in here....
B Troop/ 4th Sq. 7th Cavalry------Imjun Scouts --- Garry Owen to you too

luv2brode
11-08-2009, 10:57
thought i had posted in here
3/327 101st infantry
36th id