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Old 03-23-2009, 09:16 AM   #81
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Congrats, I am glad you are willing to serve your country no matter which branch. The Air Force serves a purpose we need someone to fly us to the next small country that needs invaded. Remember the Air Force Aimes High the Marine Corps Never misses! Semper Fi I am still motivated after 19+ years. My father is retired AF and my step-son is serving the big blue now.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:19 PM   #82
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Congrats, I am glad you are willing to serve your country no matter what branch.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:33 PM   #83
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Go aircrew.

And, actually, don't go 1A3, go 1A2 (loadmaster). Not as technical but you'll get the most travel, most per diem, and probably a lot more fun and excitement than mission systems (where you'll likely sit in a jstar or awacs orbiting around, with very little to do with the actual flying mission, sitting in an office like setting, etc... I mean, dot watching is fun and all, but...)

But even if you don't go 1A2, stick with aircrew - flightsuit, more pay, more laid back (less "military", more "real world" type interactions with those in your squadron, officers, etc) and more fun.

I mean, you wanna be in the air force and actually get to wear wings,

right?
Hes right!! I had 23 years USAF. Last 16 as a C5 Flight Engineer.
I started in the Air Cav, and transfered after 6 years. I had
more fun flying FRED than any time in my life! Visited lovely spots like
Kuwait City shortly after Saddams folks left, but I drank a lot of
beer in Frankfurt between missions.
Good luck!!
Thanks to ALL of the military folks keeping us free today. I think of you often. I am retired, but cherished my military career.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:57 AM   #84
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I'm almost 24 years and a 3C0X1. Time sure has flown. Good to see young, smart folks coming up behind me to keep the mission going. I'll be retiring 1 Dec.

The best advice I can give: make things happen for you instead of sitting back and letting them happen.

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Old 06-12-2009, 09:30 AM   #85
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Good luck and God bless you and your family....

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:02 AM   #86
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Where were you in the 90's, Kenobe? I was a 3C with a c130 squadron at Davis Monthan...
Never been there. My breakdown:

Dec 85 -Jan 86: Basic Training Lackland
Jan 86 - Apr 86: Keesler AFB Tech Training
Apr 86 - Dec 88: Tinker - AWACS
87 and 88 tdy to Riyadh
Dec 88 - Apr 91: Incirlik AB, Turkey (Gulf One!)
Apr 91 - Apr 95: Scott AFB, IL
Apr 95 - Apr 99: Molesworth AB, England
Fall 97 - TDY to Naples, IT
Apr 99 - Apr 02: Buckley AFB, CO
Fall 2000: TDY to Incirlik, TU
Fall 2001: TDY to Riyadh
Apr 02 - Apr 05: Ramstein AB, GE (NATO!!)
Spring 03: TDY to Skopje, Macedonia
Apr 05 - now: Schriever AFB, CO
Oct 06 - Mar 07: Mosul (FOB Marez), Iraq
Summer 08: Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:01 AM   #87
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I was there at the same time. What were you doing there?

I was with the 42ACCS, a C130 Command and Control Squadron...
Operations was based at the west end of the runway near that freaking pig farm and where every fighter jock loved to hit his afterburners.

I think I lived in a hotel at the 5pt intersection in town at that point. As Bosnia wore down and the base got less busy, we were able to get closer to base. When I 1st went in 94, we were about 35 miles west of the base...
I worked the NATO Help Desk there, helping childish O-5s who kicked desks when angry fix their Word document and purging porn on the secret network every time I found it (haha). We stayed at a hotel on the beach, I think it was North of the base about 10 mins? Drank alot of beer at night, capuccino in the mornings, and must've gained 10 pounds from the freakin' awesome food.
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