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Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run.
May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.
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Aergraith wrote:Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run.
May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.

It's all in the reflexes.
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Fiffergrund wrote:
Aergraith wrote:Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run.
May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.

It's all in the reflexes.

Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."

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To all the soldiers in all the wars and engagements, THANK YOU for your service to me and this country. Happy Independence Day, may we all remain free and prosperous.

*yes, I know it isn't veterans day, but I treat the 4th of July as akin to veterans day because without our soldiers and their support staff we would, in a way, not remain independent
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DMSamuel,

You're welcome. It was an honor to serve our country.

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BoomerET wrote:DMSamuel,

You're welcome. It was an honor to serve our country.

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BoomerET wrote:DMSamuel,

You're welcome. It was an honor to serve our country.

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Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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BoomerET wrote:DMSamuel,

You're welcome. It was an honor to serve our country.

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I love coming back and seeing what you guys are posting.

Then I Google your Ship/Unit/etc. (My apologies to the other branches, I don't know what they're called).

I would also like to thank all of you for your sacrifice to ensure our freedom.


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Thank you all (those posting and those not) who have served.
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I actually served 1984 to 1994. I just posted my time on my boat above.
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
Sounds obvious to me! -Gm Michael

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I don't play cards, I wonder what the heck I'd do on a submarine. Probably flip the hell out. I suppose they screen for people who can't stand to be around other people day and night and feel like they can't breathe in an enclosed space.
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Aergraith wrote:I don't play cards, I wonder what the heck I'd do on a submarine ...
Um ...

... play C&C! :D

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Aergraith wrote:I don't play cards, I wonder what the heck I'd do on a submarine. Probably flip the hell out. I suppose they screen for people who can't stand to be around other people day and night and feel like they can't breathe in an enclosed space.
Played cards, watched movies, and worked out in our tiny "gym", to the point where my nickname became "The Wall", plus sparred with the other Martial Artists on board, regardless of discipline. Plus, since I was one of the "Assistant Repair Parts Petty Officers", I also used the lockers I had access to, to store and sell goodies to the crew towards the end of our patrols. So between that, standing watch, doing maintenance, and doing drills, it wasn't too horrible. Oh, and we did game for a couple of patrols, but most patrols we were on the wrong Watch rotations, etc... to do it.
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
Sounds obvious to me! -Gm Michael

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Treebore wrote:I actually served 1984 to 1994. I just posted my time on my boat above.

I always thought you were in the Army :oops:

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BoomerET wrote:DMSamuel,

You're welcome. It was an honor to serve our country.

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Lurker wrote:
Treebore wrote:I actually served 1984 to 1994. I just posted my time on my boat above.

I always thought you were in the Army :oops:

Me

Barksdale AF 1990 - 1993
Guam Nimitz Hill JTWC 1993 - 1995
18th CWS (Supporting US Army 82 ABN, AVN, 18 ABN COR, and SOF) Ft Bragg 1995 - 1999
Vicenza Italy 173rd ABN, SETAF 1999 - 02
Ft Benning - 75th - 2002 -2007
10th CWS - Hurlburt Field Fl 2007 - 2011

2011 + Ft Living Room

BoomerET wrote:DMSamuel,

You're welcome. It was an honor to serve our country.

Dave Berkompas, ET2/SS
USS Kamehameha, SSBN 642 Blue
'89 - '95

Run Silent, Run Deep
I can't say it better myself. It was an honor to serve ....
My wife was in the Army. It only took them 2 years to make her disabled. The Navy took almost 10 years to ruin my health.
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
Sounds obvious to me! -Gm Michael

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Lurker wrote: Barksdale AF 1990 - 1993
Guam Nimitz Hill JTWC 1993 - 1995
18th CWS (Supporting US Army 82 ABN, AVN, 18 ABN COR, and SOF) Ft Bragg 1995 - 1999
Vicenza Italy 173rd ABN, SETAF 1999 - 02
Ft Benning - 75th - 2002 -2007
10th CWS - Hurlburt Field Fl 2007 - 2011
Lurker,

With that assignment list I am assuming you were a USAF weather forecaster and by the looks of it, SOWT. I am a leg, but a weather forecaster as well.

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pawndream wrote:
Lurker,

With that assignment list I am assuming you were a USAF weather forecaster and by the looks of it, SOWT. I am a leg, but a weather forecaster as well.

USAF 1997 - present (Offutt AFB, Yongsan AIN, Holloman, and Hickam AFB)
Wow, small world. Few in AF Wx understand it good enough to get SOWT out of that. Its good to see someone recognize it ... Then to enjoy the same great RPG ... small world!

How was Korea and is Hawaii ?
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Lurker wrote:
pawndream wrote:
Wow, small world. Few in AF Wx understand it good enough to get SOWT out of that. Its good to see someone recognize it ... Then to enjoy the same great RPG ... small world!

How was Korea and is Hawaii ?
I provided specialized weather support for the SOWT community 2001-2003, while stationed at Offutt, at a unit called SOFWOC, which eventually relocated to Hurlburt Field and became the 23d Weather Squadron and then the 23d Special Operations Weather Squadron. I am pretty familiar with the SOWT community, from a support standpoint. I never ate any snakes though. ;)

Korea was fun. I was stationed at Yongsan, basically serving as the Staff Weather Officer for the two-four stars. I built theater level briefings. Interesting job and place.

Hawaii is nice. It's a cool place to spend a few years, but I wouldn't want to live here long-term: too expensive and terrible traffic. But, it's a vacation spot for a reason. It's beautiful here.

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Treebore wrote:

My wife was in the Army. It only took them 2 years to make her disabled. The Navy took almost 10 years to ruin my health.
I knew your wife had been army so assumed you were also ... You know what they say. Never assume it makes an ... well you know.
pawndream wrote:

I provided specialized weather support for the SOWT community 2001-2003, while stationed at Offutt, at a unit called SOFWOC, which eventually relocated to Hurlburt Field and became the 23d Weather Squadron and then the 23d Special Operations Weather Squadron. I am pretty familiar with the SOWT community, from a support standpoint. I never ate any snakes though. ;)

Korea was fun. I was stationed at Yongsan, basically serving as the Staff Weather Officer for the two-four stars. I built theater level briefings. Interesting job and place.

Hawaii is nice. It's a cool place to spend a few years, but I wouldn't want to live here long-term: too expensive and terrible traffic. But, it's a vacation spot for a reason. It's beautiful here.
Wow real small world, I know SOFWOC, I used your support a lot and fed you all obs etc. Real small world !!!

Rgr on cool place to spend a few years. That is how I was with Guam ... Great place to visit and have fun for a few years, but after a while it is time to go!
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SOFWOC was my very first forecasting assignment, and given the geopolitical events of the time, 2001-2003, a VERY challenging one, as I am sure you are aware ;)

I recently was TDY at Guam and really enjoyed my time on the island. Like Hawaii, but more chill.

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Zudrak wrote:Thank you all (those posting and those not) who have served.
Hear hear!
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