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Old 01-17-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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USAF 1968-1972
Basic - Amarillo, TX
Tech training, Wichita Falls, TX
Remainder - Cannon AFB, NM
F-100 and F111 Crew Chief
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:27 AM
 
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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.

Beautiful country and people, I was there from 71 to 75. I also was a "Bubblehead". I plan to visit in the next few years when I retire.
ever see that movie Local Hero
Local Hero (1983) - IMDb
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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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..
Same here dizzy we had three USAF bases close by in Cambridgeshire(formally Huntingdonshire) RAF Alconbury,RAF Molesworth and RAF Chelveston, many visit for old times sake.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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USCG 1976-1996. Planned to join to avoid Vietnam ground service and narrowly missed the draft. Went to college instead for a year and then joined. Mainly toured the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and all over the U.S. I'd love to do it again. Thanks to those before me, and since, so I didn't have to see combat. I wish nobody ever had to, then or now.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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I joined the Air Force in 1975, duty assignment Dover AFB, DE. Got made an admin clerk and so got out in 1979. I tried to cross train because I wanted to stay in but they said they were short of 702's blah blah. I told them I'd reenlist anyway if they sent me overseas. They offered me Fairbanks. Hated being a 702. So got out, went in the Air Guard and did 21 there, 14 of that full-time (GS not AGR) in a different career field.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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USAF 1955 -1975 AFSPPF Photographer, 4yrs in Germany, 4yrs in Japan, 1yr in SEA retired at Hanscom AFB, Ma, wish we could do it over again.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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1960s. Marine Corps. Mostly spent as an embassy guard in Southeast Asia.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Enlisted in USAF 1974. AFSC was 431X1C, later changed to 2A3X3A Was in Aircraft Maintenance. Crewed F-4s and F-15s but also maintained T-38, T-43, and OV-10 aircraft. Did two stints in Transient Alert where I serviced pretty much every aircraft the U.S. military and our allies flew. Retired in 1997.

Lackland AFB, TX
Mather AFB, CA
Kwang Ju AB, Korea (ROK)
Homestead AFB, FL
Kunsan AB, ROK
Langley AFB, VA
Sembach AB, Germany
Laughlin AFB, TX
Bitburg AB, Germany
Mountain Home AFB, ID
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman here.

Enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) 1979 and left for basic in March 1980. Spent time with the Marines as an FMF Doc at Lejeune, traveled around the states from FL, to IL, to WA, to Brooklyn Shipyards, NJ, SC and NC with an overseas trip to Yokosuka Japan where I also went TAD and got my Shellback aboard the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

Got out in 1995, so that was all of the 80s cold war and into Desert Shield/Storm.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:04 AM
 
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Usmc 1984-89
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