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Old 11-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Location: SW MO
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Enlisted in the Army in '66. Commissioned in '67, sent to Korea and immediately up to the DMZ. Left Korea and separated in '69. Went into the National Guard in 1971 and was placed back on active duty. Following completion of an officer advanced course was stationed at the Pentagon for several years and then spent another few with the 1st Cavalry Division. Separated again in 1979. Besides the Korean DMZ, other garden spots were Fort Bliss, Fort Ord, Fort Benning, then the Pentagon followed by Fort Hood.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Location: Reno (Cold Springs) NV
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Utah Army National Guard from 1981 to 1984 spent time at -
Fort Sill OK - Basic training + mos
Camp Williams UT
Dugway Proving grounds UT
Fort Carson CO

United States Navy from 1984 to 1990 spent time in -
San Diego CA - Boot camp + C school + Duty station 2 1/2 years
San Francisco CA - A school
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:08 PM
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US Navy 1961 to 1981 Retired
USS Princeton LPH-5
USS Oriskany CVA-34
USS Blakely DE-1072
Naval Schools Command Mare Island CA
Naval Schools Command Great Lakes IL
USS Kinkaid DD-965
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:32 AM
Location: In The Pacific
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Air Force 1967 to 1997 Just a grease monkey on C-141 and C-5 aircrafts and other jobs in between!
Basic Training: Amorillo, Texas 1967 Nov
Tech schools: Chanute, Ill. and Travis AFB, Ca.
Home bases: Castles AFB, Ca., Luke AFB, Az. and Travis AFB, Ca.
TDYs: McChord AFB, Washington, Lackland AFB, Texas, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, Anderson AFB, Guam, Yakota AB, Japan and Kadena AB, Okinawa
Overseas long tours: Clark AB, Philippines and Utapao AB, Thailand
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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Default Stationed in Hanau from 1980 thru 1986

Originally Posted by Argonnergypsy View Post
I lived in Germany in the 70s. We have a strong alumni group if you will and are looking to add others. I lived in Hanau and spent time in Frankfurt as well. Other than the others who I am in contact with, we are looking for GIs from Pioneer Kaserne, Caldwell, Hutier, Platen, and others who remember the Hanau E.M. Club, The Skyline, The Plantation Club, The Evening Star Theater, and concerts at The Jahrhunderthalle and Stadthalle.

I am a Black female in my early 50s now so this would be the age group I am looking to connect with. We were heavy into 70s Soul music and the groups. We even had our own "home-grown" groups like Critical Point, 100% Pure Poison, Love & Passion. Where are you guys?

There are about 30 of us who are are in contact that are looking for you. Please connect. Aufweidersehen.
Jacqueline- I was stationed in Hanau, West Germany at Hutier Kaserne. I was there nearly six years. I loved it there.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:43 PM
Location: Dublin, CA
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Interesting thread. I joined the Marine Corps, April 1981 on the Delayed Entry Program. There was no GI Bill then, just "VEAP." Anyway, when I went to Boot Camp in San Diego it was running full strong. Overly so. I had learned the Authorized Strenght of the USMC was 200K and it was down to 85K (when I enlisted).

After bootcamp, I went to Infantry Training School (ITS), now known as the School of Infantry. I graduated number one from my class and was "guaranteed" my duty station. Well, being born in Calfornia, I asked for Camp Pendleton. I ended up on Camp Leujne. I was with the 2/6.

A year later, we were in Beruit and, in June/July I stayed as part of the handover to the 2/8. The Embassy Bombing was Oct 23rd, 1983. One of the most defining moments of my life. Anyways, I came home very soon after that, married my wife and life has been good.

I stayed in the reserved for a further 8 years and then got out. I had children, etc. Today, I regret that decision. Should have stuck it out and collected the second paycheck due to me in 10 years. Oh well, we learn by our mistakes.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:20 AM
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Enlisted in the Army August, 1966 and sent to Ft. Polk for basic. Up to Ft. Monmouth NJ after basic and attended Photo Lab Tech schooling and then to the 245th Aviation Unit at Ft. Lewis Washington. Spent several months at Ft. Lewis then the unit was shipped to Da Nang in October, 1967. I was sent to the 244th Aviation Unit in Can Tho in January 1968 - just in time for the Tet offiensive!
I was sent to Kaiserslatuern Germany, Kaiser Koncern in November 1968 and stayed there until discharge in August 1969. Overall I really enjoyed my 3 year tour and then went to college using the GI bill after I was discharged.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:26 AM
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I was in the AF from 1969 - 1977. Yokota AB, Japan 1969-1971
Galena AB, Alaska 1972-1973
Pease AFB, NH 1973-1975
Sembach AB, Germany 1975-1977
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:14 AM
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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We had a U.S. navy base here in Dunoon in Scotland , sadly the place is empty since they all left, but many come back for a visit..
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:40 AM
Location: Forests of Maine
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Originally Posted by dizzybint View Post
We had a U.S. navy base here in Dunoon in Scotland , sadly the place is empty since they all left, but many come back for a visit..
I spent a lot of time there. I knew a few sailors who retired there and found local jobs, they loved it.

When I was approaching the end of my career, I would have loved it if Holy Loch was still open. So I could have served my last tour there. Then I could have had a reasonable chance of retired there as well.

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