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Old 12-18-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Some might restrict the term "veterans" to those who served during a conflict of some sort...

Anyway, I was in and out. Signed up for four, but took advantage of an early out and did closer to 3.5 years.

Here's an example of something I actually miss from my time, hearing this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yhYmgA2scg

Different tunes, depending on what the call was. Not a lot about it on YouTube, as far as I can tell.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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The smell of JP-4 (later JP-8) jet fuel, the sound of an F-4's J-79 jet engines, warm engine jet exhaust on a cold day, the hustle, the teamwork, the mission & sense of purpose. Regardless of what the politicians did.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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96s during federal holidays.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: PA
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Being amongst so many different peoples and cultures.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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The routine & the people.
When stationed in Korea, I lived next door to the airfield & a rice paddy. I miss the sounds of UH60s starting up.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I miss the camaraderie. Having a civilian job for the last 10 years made me realize how good we had it. Now it seems like so many people are too worried about their own jobs to help you or teach you anything.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Life was simple in the military. You always knew who your boss was. In the civilian world you might have different bosses who don't communicate with each other and have conflicting priorities. There's much to be said for a clear chain of command.

And I miss blowing s*#t up, of course.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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I miss the camaraderie. Having a civilian job for the last 10 years made me realize how good we had it. Now it seems like so many people are too worried about their own jobs to help you or teach you anything.
+1 their....

I invited my little group of 12 people for a house warming BBQ that I work with now, only 5 people showed up....the 5 were all retired military......
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The smell of JP-4 (later JP-8) jet fuel, the sound of an F-4's J-79 jet engines, warm engine jet exhaust on a cold day, the hustle, the teamwork, the mission & sense of purpose. Regardless of what the politicians did.


What he said and the smell of the flight deck, the ballet that's performed during launch and recovery. The smell and sounds of the hangar deck.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Talking Hawaii!!!!!!!

Being stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with the 25Th Inf Div back in 1982 til 1985. Now that was a lot of hard work, but your time off was a blast. Aloha everyone. I would do it all over again in a heart beat.
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