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Majorsco

Retired USAF.  Comm/Computer officer, programmed flight simulators (T-37 and T-38 while at HQ Air Training command, and B-52 and KC-135 while at HQ Strategic Air Command).  Later cross trained to be Acquisition Specialist as Program Manager for several major programs such as Special Operations Forces Aircrew Training System/Mission Rehearsal System (MC-130, AC-130, HC-130, MH-53J, MH-60G), B-1B flight simulator, Joint STARS flight simulator, and then as Program Manager for the USAF/USMC Modular Control Equipment (MCE, which was ground based AWACS system equivalent).   

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Probably have a pretty easy job. Just reach around and pull some out of your diaper. Stop by again when you sober up. It's not often us old guys get to converse with a spoiled teenager. 

My dad spent a lot of time with the grunts. He was an Navy FMF Corpsman for 14 of his 20 yrs.

I jumped out of perfectly good airplanes.   When I got too scared to jump, they pushed me.

Brucewayne

Elevator operator on the Lexington.

Bringing helicopters up so the Marines could practice landing on a moving deck.

You could probably walk to Cuba and back to Pensacola on the choppers in the ocean!

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A good cook... is precious...especially if they know how to make "gravy"......

Never piss off the cooks or the medical corpsmen

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Mr. Mike

 

Electricians Mate in US Navy nuclear submarines for 6 years. Multiple job duties:

  1. Janitor (foremost)
  2. Reactor Operator (also every other duty station in the engineering spaces)
  3. Catholic Minister
  4. Painter
  5. Electrical / electronics technician
  6. Shore Patrol
  7. Engineer's Assistant (got me a office on the submarine to myself!)
  8. Navigator's Assistant
  9. Galley slave

 

Nuc subs...good work!

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I knew corpsmen....god bless them all!   Nuff said!

 My grandfather was a snipe (WT and later BT), my dad was a pecker checker (HM) and I was a twidget (RM). 65 years of naval service between the three of us.
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I joined the Army in 95 as 19-Kilo (Tank Crew). Then crossed into the Air Force as a Satellite Communications Tech. Then got cross-trained to work Combat Comm. That is when my HUMVEE got hit on MSR Tampa and broke my back. Should have stayed in the damn tank. 

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roadking

Aircraft Airframe & Engine Mech In the Royal Air force [ 76-86 }  :noevil:

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Mr. Mike

I loved and hated my time in the navy...but I would not trade it for the world!

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lamoe

0311 - basic infantry rifleman

 

6231, 33, 35, etc - aviation radar fire control technician  - missiles (never worked on a plane)

 

No need in Vietnam too many when I got there - put into S-2 (intelligence - oxymoron) first day I got  to Chulai

 

Prepared after action reports for A-4 squadron, then moved into actual debriefing of pilots, got to do some off base work also

 

back in states NBC NCO (Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare), squadron newspaper editor, training NCO, bunch of other crap (was in and out of hospital final 2 years - mostly in)

 

final position was barracks NCO - my people were comprised of those getting BCD and  General discharges. 

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I knew corpsmen....god bless them all!   Nuff said!

My sister was an active duty corpsman for 5 years, now a reservist and still a corpsman. She is about to graduate with B.S. In nursing and wants to continue in the medical field with goal of becoming a pediatrician.

 

The medical field is cool but man i hate hospitals...

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 My grandfather was a snipe (WT and later BT), my dad was a pecker checker (HM) and I was a twidget (RM). 65 years of naval service between the three of us.

In my day... a snipe is/are in the engine room.... or fire room...hot as hell...Radiomen got all the current info...passed it to the Captain.

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In my day...snipe is/are engine room or fire room...hot as hell...Radiomen got all the current info...passed it to the Captain.

Yep, my grandfather was in the fireroom. I remember his stories of being down in the hole when they were in the Persian Gulf and how hot it was. Later in his life he was a Chief Engineer in the Merchant Marine.

 

Aircraft Airframe & Engine Mech In the Royal Air force [ 76-86 }  :noevil:

 Glad to hear from someone in another country's service other than us Yanks.
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Marine, sometimes you wonder if they had jobs. I did everything from aviation to 20 mile force marches. Spent a majority of my time in G3 and G2 dealing with Force Protection.

 

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Brucewayne

Army, '70-'75. Helicopter pilot.

Marine?

Did you train on the Lex at any time?

If so, how many did you sink?

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