Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Military

Notices

Joining the USAF

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2009, 08:08 PM   #41
Sooooooper Moderator
jhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jhodge83's Avatar
Air Force: former TSgt/E6, 3D172, Cyber Transport, NC Air Guard and prior AD
Name: Jamie
Joined: Apr 2007, #1432
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Age: 31
Gender: Guy
Posts: 25,368
jhodge83's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delmarva View Post
all depends on your job...

If you're a cable dog... then hell ya... stay in that tent with 10 people... it's good for you... it will at least make you think that you sound hard core when telling the story...
all AF was in tents...not just specific jobs....hell...the intel major i worked with was in a tent....the capt doc was in a tent...
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 08:37 PM   #42
College.
PatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
PatHLC128's Avatar
Marines: Sgt/6153 - CH-53E Airframe/Hydraulics Mechanic, HMH-464, MAG 29, 2nd MAW
Name: Pat
Joined: Aug 2008, #8867
Location: Austin, TX
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,262
PatHLC128's Tacoma Gallery
i respect all branches but as all the Marines on here know, none of us joined for the quality of life... we joined to be part of the best. its looking like ill be re enlisting to the infantry next week, ooh fucking rah here i go again.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 08:47 PM   #43
Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired
cakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
cakmakli's Avatar
Army: Military Police
Joined: Dec 2008, #11514
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Posts: 428
cakmakli's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhodge83 View Post
yeah, but laundry crew doesnt do shit for daily cleanings except dor laundry days....we also got pushed to the front of the line to get chow. be and the guy beside me got honor grad. pretty easy. not sure what all they've added since i went in 01, but warrior week was the best
Warrior week???? Sounds tough.

Look, I'm not taking anything away from the Air Force, they do a great job and they have some really hard core guys doing some hard core jobs, like the PJ's, but on the whole you guys are treated pretty good and anyone who has ever been in any of services knows it.

I was stationed on Andersen AFB in Guam and I've seen first hand how it is for you guys. Now the Army has made some changes and it is no where near what it was like 20 years ago but it still hasn't caught up to the Air Force.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 08:51 PM   #44
Sooooooper Moderator
jhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jhodge83's Avatar
Air Force: former TSgt/E6, 3D172, Cyber Transport, NC Air Guard and prior AD
Name: Jamie
Joined: Apr 2007, #1432
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Age: 31
Gender: Guy
Posts: 25,368
jhodge83's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakmakli View Post
Warrior week???? Sounds tough.

Look, I'm not taking anything away from the Air Force, they do a great job and they have some really hard core guys doing some hard core jobs, like the PJ's, but on the whole you guys are treated pretty good and anyone who has ever been in any of services knows it.

I was stationed on Andersen AFB in Guam and I've seen first hand how it is for you guys. Now the Army has made some changes and it is no where near what it was like 20 years ago but it still hasn't caught up to the Air Force.
i'm no pj or tacp, but combat comm isnt slack either. i work w/ army guys on a daily basis....unfortunately these guys dont get the training that they need to do their job, then get shit on for it
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 09:00 PM   #45
Senior Member
devilsalmostfree is just really nicedevilsalmostfree is just really nicedevilsalmostfree is just really nicedevilsalmostfree is just really nice
 
devilsalmostfree's Avatar
Army: 82D Airborne Div., Infantry Mortar Man, Paratrooper!
Name: Carl
Joined: Sep 2008, #9374
Location: Loudon, Tn
Gender: Dude
Posts: 773
devilsalmostfree's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to devilsalmostfree
awesome man, best of luck. i think the airforce is the best choice!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 09:04 PM   #46
Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired
cakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shedcakmakli is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
cakmakli's Avatar
Army: Military Police
Joined: Dec 2008, #11514
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Posts: 428
cakmakli's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatHLC128 View Post
i respect all branches but as all the Marines on here know, none of us joined for the quality of life... we joined to be part of the best. its looking like ill be re enlisting to the infantry next week, ooh fucking rah here i go again.
A little bit of advice, and you young guys can take it or leave it. The hooah stuff is cool when you are young but it does nothing to help you make a living when you either ETS or retire. There are a lot of opportunites in the military and free technical training is one of them. I have friends in the commo field who are being recruited by companies now and they haven't even dropped their retirement papers. I'll be retiring in October and I'm now looking at my employment opportunities and its nothing like what these guys have.

My son in law enlisted in the Army Reserve as a 68A (Biomedical Equipment Specialist). He has finished 8 months of a ten month AIT and already has a very good paying job waiting for him when he returns home. He's now good to go with a good paying career and the Army paid for his training.

Take advantage of everthing the military offers you to include educational benifits like Tuition Assistance and the MGIB. Use them - you earned them
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 09:06 PM   #47
Senior Member
devilsalmostfree is just really nicedevilsalmostfree is just really nicedevilsalmostfree is just really nicedevilsalmostfree is just really nice
 
devilsalmostfree's Avatar
Army: 82D Airborne Div., Infantry Mortar Man, Paratrooper!
Name: Carl
Joined: Sep 2008, #9374
Location: Loudon, Tn
Gender: Dude
Posts: 773
devilsalmostfree's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to devilsalmostfree
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakmakli View Post
A little bit of advice, and you young guys can take it or leave it. The hooah stuff is cool when you are young but it does nothing to help you make a living when you either ETS or retire.
so true!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 09:07 PM   #48
Sooooooper Moderator
jhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jhodge83's Avatar
Air Force: former TSgt/E6, 3D172, Cyber Transport, NC Air Guard and prior AD
Name: Jamie
Joined: Apr 2007, #1432
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Age: 31
Gender: Guy
Posts: 25,368
jhodge83's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakmakli View Post
A little bit of advice, and you young guys can take it or leave it. The hooah stuff is cool when you are young but it does nothing to help you make a living when you either ETS or retire. There are a lot of opportunites in the military and free technical training is one of them. I have friends in the commo field who are being recruited by companies now and they haven't even dropped their retirement papers. I'll be retiring in October and I'm now looking at my employment opportunities and its nothing like what these guys have.

My son in law enlisted in the Army Reserve as a 68A (Biomedical Equipment Specialist). He has finished 8 months of a ten month AIT and already has a very good paying job waiting for him when he returns home. He's now good to go with a good paying career and the Army paid for his training.

Take advantage of everthing the military offers you to include educational benifits like Tuition Assistance and the MGIB. Use them - you earned them

very true. i got my CCAF degree while i was in....(basically an associates, but free!)....then i ended up in a contractor job for general dynamics, where i am now. the right job will definately help the transition out
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 09:36 PM   #49
College.
PatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shedPatHLC128 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
PatHLC128's Avatar
Marines: Sgt/6153 - CH-53E Airframe/Hydraulics Mechanic, HMH-464, MAG 29, 2nd MAW
Name: Pat
Joined: Aug 2008, #8867
Location: Austin, TX
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,262
PatHLC128's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakmakli View Post
A little bit of advice, and you young guys can take it or leave it. The hooah stuff is cool when you are young but it does nothing to help you make a living when you either ETS or retire. There are a lot of opportunites in the military and free technical training is one of them. I have friends in the commo field who are being recruited by companies now and they haven't even dropped their retirement papers. I'll be retiring in October and I'm now looking at my employment opportunities and its nothing like what these guys have.

My son in law enlisted in the Army Reserve as a 68A (Biomedical Equipment Specialist). He has finished 8 months of a ten month AIT and already has a very good paying job waiting for him when he returns home. He's now good to go with a good paying career and the Army paid for his training.

Take advantage of everthing the military offers you to include educational benifits like Tuition Assistance and the MGIB. Use them - you earned them
this is very true, my first 5 years i was a helicopter airframe/hydraulic mechanic and since ive been out i have been offered a very good job working for sikorsky. im going back in because i want to be in the military and i want to be a Marine. i also have my GI bill + kicker for whenever it is i decide to get out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #50
Sooooooper Moderator
jhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jhodge83's Avatar
Air Force: former TSgt/E6, 3D172, Cyber Transport, NC Air Guard and prior AD
Name: Jamie
Joined: Apr 2007, #1432
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Age: 31
Gender: Guy
Posts: 25,368
jhodge83's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatHLC128 View Post
this is very true, my first 5 years i was a helicopter airframe/hydraulic mechanic and since ive been out i have been offered a very good job working for sikorsky. im going back in because i want to be in the military and i want to be a Marine. i also have my GI bill + kicker for whenever it is i decide to get out.
yeah...i'm using my gi bill + kicker and drawing 1671 a month
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 09:39 PM   #51
Panda Jerk
THXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shedTHXEY is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
THXEY's Avatar
Name: Jacob
Joined: Dec 2008, #11614
Location: San Diego
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,401
THXEY's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by kvnhlstd View Post
Spoken like a true Jarhead...
P.S. Next time your in the Stan... look around when you walk off the plane, everything you see around you???? Its called an Air Base. And from there they launch the killing machines that allow you to sit on a ridge and watch the enemy die, that is when the Air Force TACP that is assigned to your unit calls them in from the sky above.
Don't hate the player... Hate your recruiter.
strAight told son!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 10:23 PM   #52
Desert Riding Ninja
A.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shedA.D. is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
A.D.'s Avatar
Air Force: Graphics Artist
Joined: Jan 2009, #12198
Location: SoC♠l 4 life but stationed in Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 709
A.D.'s Tacoma Gallery
Awesome man, 2E2 or 3C2 or 3C0, is the way to go!!! I am an ACFT mechanic and love it, but it is definetly not for everyone, and my current job has me working side by side with them, as weird as it may sound, they do have some parts of their jobs that work with ACFT, well UAV's anyway. Their jobs are definetly not for everyone as well, but the ones i know love their jobs!!! If you are planning on getting married stay away from the 1A jobs, they will keep you from home alot, which is OK when you have been married a lil bit, but is very tough on a young marriage. As for the deployment crap, it will propbably be one of the best times of your life, good friends working hard to get a job done and blow up some bad guys is always worth a beer(and everyone and their mom will buy you one when you return with stories, both good and bad). I have been deployed 3 times now, and don't care that i will have to go again, its part of what we signed up for, and deploying with the AF is much different than doing it with other branches, LOL. But good luck, and 1 word of advice, don't let all the losers in Basic Training ruin your attitude, a lot of them realize a little to late that they don't want to be in the Military and try bring everyone down with them, just know that if you forget about the losers and hold your head up, the military will treat you great. If you want to know anything about the AF, please PM me, i have been in 10 yrs now, and could help answer some questions you might have.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 11:50 PM   #53
Stayed Up Too Late
Untamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shedUntamed_SS is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Untamed_SS's Avatar
Marines: 0311-Bravo 1/23 4th Mar. Div. Reserves
Name: Adam
Joined: Oct 2008, #10163
Location: Haughton, Louisiana
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,967
Untamed_SS's Tacoma Gallery
Cool man. You'll enjoy it.

And congrats on the wedding.

I remember when I tried to join the Air Force. The recruiter said i was fat and had to lose 20 lbs. The Corps wiped away the tears though... and replaced them with more. LMAO!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 02:55 AM   #54
Senior Member
TRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDguyKC is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TRDguyKC's Avatar
Name: Kris
Joined: Sep 2008, #9316
Location: Glendale, AZ
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,007
TRDguyKC's Tacoma Gallery
I may be following you here soon. Ill have my bachelors in december so ill go as an officer.... my dad is 22years retired with the air force as an f-16 pilot and i hope to follow in his footsteps..... he is now a captain with SWA... and looking at pay and all that may be what i angle towards.... of course if thats what i ultimately want i may look at heavy's instead of fighters.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 04:36 AM   #55
yeah i fix F/A-18s
NavyNate06 will become famous soon enoughNavyNate06 will become famous soon enough
 
NavyNate06's Avatar
Navy: Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class
Joined: Jan 2008, #4147
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 59
NavyNate06's Tacoma Gallery
thats awesome that you're joining up. i'm currently in the gulf on the USS Teddy Roosevelt. let me tell you. the Navy is awesome but theres something about being on a floating prison that irks my nerves. i'm an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class and have been in almost 3 years. i LOVE it, and the way the economy looks, i won't be leaving it any time soon. we need more guys like you to join up and figure out that recruiters are the devil. haha yeah we all know it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 05:09 AM   #57
Mayor of TW
Delmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Delmarva's Avatar
Army: Vet
Name: Mike
Joined: Oct 2008, #10148
Location: Tucson, AZ
Age: 34
Gender: Guy
Posts: 35,259
Delmarva's Tacoma Gallery
I always enjoyed how pissy AF guys get when the other services talk about the lifestyle, etc.

and I always loved how the Marines talk about pride, etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 05:15 AM   #58
Senior Member
missileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Dec 2007, #3912
Age: 52
Posts: 2,731
missileman125fw's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delmarva View Post
I always enjoyed how pissy AF guys get when the other services talk about the lifestyle, etc.

and I always loved how the Marines talk about pride, etc.
Ha!!! I get a bunch of shit from my son. He is a Combat Engineer with the Florida Army Guard. It's funny some of the things the Army guys come up with about the Air Force!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 05:19 AM   #59
Mayor of TW
Delmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Delmarva's Avatar
Army: Vet
Name: Mike
Joined: Oct 2008, #10148
Location: Tucson, AZ
Age: 34
Gender: Guy
Posts: 35,259
Delmarva's Tacoma Gallery
^^
Well the Army is starting to wise up... when I got out, my troopers lived in a "dorm" styled after the AF "dorms" (hate that word... sounds like college.. they're barracks.. )
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 05:22 AM   #60
Senior Member
missileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Dec 2007, #3912
Age: 52
Posts: 2,731
missileman125fw's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delmarva View Post
^^
Well the Army is starting to wise up... when I got out, my troopers lived in a "dorm" styled after the AF "dorms" (hate that word... sounds like college.. they're barracks.. )
I hate all the new terminology. The Chow Hall is now the Dining Facility. The Motor Pool is now Vehicle Maintenance and the Bomb Dump is now Munitions Storage!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Joining the USAF!!!!! davestaco Military 447 10-08-2011 02:52 PM
Usaf pj Future55 Military 49 06-24-2011 02:06 AM
What do i have to do to become a pilot in the USAF tacomathunder Military 2 05-18-2011 07:30 PM
Maybe the USAF will fit me better. THExBUSxDRIVER Jobs & Careers 7 09-04-2010 02:05 PM
Maybe the USAF will fit me better. THExBUSxDRIVER Military 23 07-20-2010 09:05 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.