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How Many Vets/Prior Service

Postby Arkduckhunter » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:27 pm

Hey guys just curious how many folks on DHC are Vets/prior service or currently serving... what branch of service did you serve under?

Me personally I'm a member of the Arkansas Army National Guard. I am a 13B (Cannon Crew Member...155mm Paladin) I have been in for 6yrs and just re-enlisted for another 6. I am currently finishing up my first tour to Iraq. It's been one hell of an experience and i can't say that i'm sad to see it come to an end! Missing 2 duck seasons is just about more than i can handle:)

Thank you to all of you who have gone before me and served this great land...And thanks to those who are currently serving or plan on serving.

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Postby woodie77 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:38 pm

US Navy for 9 & 1/2 years...getting out on Monday...enjoyed it but, i am ready to start the next chapter in my life...thanks to all of have and are still serving...may God bless you and keep you safe while you are away from family and friends...
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Postby bcas » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:05 pm


I'm currently active duty Navy...enlisted for 9.5 years and just discharged this past June. In October, I was accepted for the HSCP program and now back in the Navy. Currently stationed (or I should say still) in Hawaii with no duck hunting :sad: I fly back to home to Michigan for that.

I'm hoping to end up in Maryland/DC area when I'm finished with school. Love to try out the Chesapeake Bay.

Arkduckhunter: Glad you are safe and coming home soon.

Woodie77: I was in your 9.5 years it's really a career decision. Staying in means you have to finish 20-30 years to make it worth it, but you're at the point where you can still start a good career outside. Good luck and I'm sure you made the right decision. Plus, now you can duck hunt more often :biggrin:
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Postby jon mcgrath » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:11 pm

im currently on my 4th year of 6 in the air force stationed at minot afb. i'm an aircraft armament systems technician. basically i maintain the weapons system on the B-52. i've been stationed at elmendorf afb ak and gwang ju ab south korea. i'm definetly gonna make a career out of the service. where else can you get this kind of benefits?
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Postby duckinaround » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:14 pm

Hey members,

Been in the Air Force for the past 5 years. Stationed here at Langley AFB, Va. I am an avionics specialist on the F-22A Raptor. Just got into duck hunting 2 years ago and ready to go home back to Oklahoma and get away from these crazy Va. blind laws.
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Postby usmcoefvet » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:28 pm

I served 9 years in the military. Served 4 years in the marines as a 0811 Cannon Crew Member 155mm howitzer, and 5 years in the virginia national guard as a 11B infrantryman. went to afghanistan and that was enough.
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Postby Rdneckhnter09 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:34 pm

i'm too young to be a member of our great army, but i'd like to be the first on here to say, THANKS YA"LL AND THOSE WHO"VE SERVED AND ARE SERVING NOW NEVER WEAKEN, :thumbsup:

my grandpa served in Nam, he was a platoon sargent/ tank commander, his name was Lawrence Fox Jr. he also was a drill instructor at Ft. Knox :thumbsup:
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Postby CountryboyNC » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:37 pm

Hit my 4 yr mark in the NC National Guard on Sunday, serving as a 11b. Haved served in the jobs of saw gunner, grenadier, team leader and now somehow im the 1st sgts drive, i miss being a team leader but its kind of a sham job lol.
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Postby QUACK3XS » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:48 pm

I served 12 yrs active duty in the Navy SEABEES as a UT2. I left to start a family we have 2 kids now.


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Postby stumpjumper » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:10 pm

I served 7 years in the Army at Ft Bragg in 3rd SFG(A). Loved every freeken minute of it and miss is daily. Got out awhile after DS to get custody of my daughter. I miss my friends and agetting paid to play with all the big toys.
Combat tours in Panama and Desert Storm
I have 2 brothers currently in the Army. One is at Ft Hood and the other at Bragg. It`s been a family tradition since my great-great grandfather for the men in the family to join the military. We`ve had a family member in every major conflict since WWI.

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Postby trigger22 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:20 pm

i'm a marine currently stationed at mcas cherry point in nc. i've been in for 6 years and i love it. i'm an avionics guy on the av8b harrier.
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Postby ugly ford » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:36 pm

spent 4 years having the honor of serving my country to protect her citizens and rights. I served my time in the Marine Corp as a scout sniper and a 0351 tank assualt man. i got to play with the most advance and most powerful weapons knowen to mankind. if i sound like a recrutor sorry but i loved my time in and will live my live like the Marine corp motto syas "semper fi" always faithful
if you can read this thank a teacher, if you can read this in english thank a veteran.


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Postby duckahlr » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:27 pm

Just noticed this thread... I'm AD Air Force Aircraft Structures

you want to talk about a state that has no respect for the military...come to Nm 3 bases here that provide close to 100,000 jobs and this place rags on it.
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Postby k9horseluvr » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:11 pm

Hello All,
It'll be 14 years on the 18th for me. In the Navy and will make a career out of it, of course. Great benefits and pay and plenty of time off. The deployments stink when you are away from the family but when you're home you have plenty of time. I've been a little of everything in the Navy. I am a Master-at-Arms which is our MP's. Did some time on the the Roosevelt, then went K9 at Norfolk and then I wanted to get back to Nebraska. So....yes I became a recruiter. It was a fun tour and now I'm back in Norfolk with our Maritime Expeditionary Forces. It's alot of fun and very high speed which is what I like. I'll miss next season unfortunately but really enjoy my job and feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to serve the greatest country in the world! Thanks to all who have gone before and those now serving! This is a great forum and I've met alot of great guys that I did all of my hunting with this year. We've had a great time. If there's anyone in the Hampton Roads area that is looking for some hunting pals just give me a shout.
And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
"I served in the United States Navy"
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Postby MstWntd » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:21 am

<S> All who have served. I will be going into the Air Force when I grow older. Military runs in the family. All my uncles on my mom's side were in the Military. My uncle on my dad's side is currently in the Army. My grandpa flew C141 Starlifters in 'Nam.
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Postby Ajgall1055 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:46 am

I'm a weapons troop in the Air force i'm stationed at Nellis right now working load barn for A-10's
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Postby OLD MISSALOT » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:35 pm

US Army 3yrs--Us Army resreve 4yrs---- Us Airforce reserve 2yrs----utah army national guard 6yrs... :thumbsup:
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Postby NickCies80 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:29 pm

I spent 4 years in the Marines as a 1371 combat enginner. I spent some time at MCAS Iwakuni and the rest teaching "butter bars" at The Basic School.

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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:31 pm

i spent 4 years in the ol' AF working on helicopters. it was fun while it lasted :thumbsup:
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Postby Wld Fowl » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:42 am

10 years in the Army. 11B 3/325 AIR 82nd.
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Postby poser » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:16 am

I was in the airforce / ANG for a total of 7 years now I work at JSOC on fortbragg as a contractor.
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Postby verno_13th » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:15 am

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Postby Metl_Hed911 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:36 am

AD Coast Guard...stationed in Northern NY (yes, there is a whole state attached to that god-forsaken city)...
I'm currently on my eighth year, but I did 4 years in the Navy first.
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Postby Ginzu » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:09 pm

USMC 21 years flying CH-53Es and at least 4 more years to go!
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Postby duckinaround » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:20 pm

Hey verno how is it going. I'm here at langley working on 22's already. I'm avionics not crew chief but I can tell you now it's a huge change maybe not so much for you going from 117's to 22's but I came from 15's and it's a completly different world out here. Looking to get orders to holloman. How is the duck hunting out there?
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