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WB8LBZ

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Hi Mike, @MrMikeyG , Welcome to the highway. Thanks for your service. I know how weird it is to be an older guy in a company. I was asked if I was a narc or CID. Stateside I was old enough to buy beer when they couldn't.

Larry in El Paso
 

Tachycardic

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Hi All,

I started out in the Army in '95 (basic training at Ft. Jackson) and was a 91D (OR tech). Commissioned in '98 into the signal corps and branched transferred into the MSC. Did a tour in Iraq (OIF III) and the wife, who was fed up with the Army, told me that she would leave me if I stayed in. So, I got out, a got a degree, and direct commissioned into the Air Force as a physician assistant after convincing my wife that the AF was better for the family. Been in since Dec 2010 and have been stationed at Dover, Andrews, Nellis, Misawa, and I'm heading to Osan this summer.

I never considered an LC--more of a 4Runner guy as my dad had a '99 4Runner and we loved it. But I needed 3rd row seating and I found this '94 at the Nellis lemon lot. I love taking the kiddos car camping in Death Valley and exploring the surrounding area outside Vegas. Here it is exploring Sunrise Mountain near Nellis.

-Jim

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I found this thread seeing the link at the bottom of someone's signature block. I guess I don't get around the forum much!

I served 22 years in the USAF and USAFR, and now I'm a member of the check of the month club. Flew Vipers for 18 years (Hill, Luke, downrange) and finished up flying MC-12Ws in Iraq (2011) and AFG (2012, 2013). MC-12s ended up being the most rewarding thing I did in my career, finding bad guys and saving good guys everyday, and little to no BS. Helped to be a reservist that was retiring, so I could do the right thing without fear. What were they going to do, send me home? If anyone here worked with "Liberty" (Iraq) or "Freedom" (AFG) that was us.
Fini Flight - May '13. I'm the old guy ;)
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Oachica National Forest Trip.

Now I'm a program manager working Operational Test on the F-35. Avoided the staff for 22 years...but its still a rewarding way to support the war fighter.

I'm slowly building my 100 to explore the country, and frankly enjoying getting away from people and the craziness this world has turned into...
 

Big Ed

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I found this thread seeing the link at the bottom of someone's signature block. I guess I don't get around the forum much!

I served 22 years in the USAF and USAFR, and now I'm a member of the check of the month club. Flew Vipers for 18 years (Hill, Luke, downrange) and finished up flying MC-12Ws in Iraq (2011) and AFG (2012, 2013). MC-12s ended up being the most rewarding thing I did in my career, finding bad guys and saving good guys everyday, and little to no BS. Helped to be a reservist that was retiring, so I could do the right thing without fear. What were they going to do, send me home? If anyone here worked with "Liberty" (Iraq) or "Freedom" (AFG) that was us.
Fini Flight - May '13. I'm the old guy ;)
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Oachica National Forest Trip.

Now I'm a program manager working Operational Test on the F-35. Avoided the staff for 22 years...but its still a rewarding way to support the war fighter.

I'm slowly building my 100 to explore the country, and frankly enjoying getting away from people and the craziness this world has turned into...

Welcome.
 

Mattman

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I found this thread seeing the link at the bottom of someone's signature block. I guess I don't get around the forum much!

I served 22 years in the USAF and USAFR, and now I'm a member of the check of the month club. Flew Vipers for 18 years (Hill, Luke, downrange) and finished up flying MC-12Ws in Iraq (2011) and AFG (2012, 2013). MC-12s ended up being the most rewarding thing I did in my career, finding bad guys and saving good guys everyday, and little to no BS. Helped to be a reservist that was retiring, so I could do the right thing without fear. What were they going to do, send me home? If anyone here worked with "Liberty" (Iraq) or "Freedom" (AFG) that was us.
Fini Flight - May '13. I'm the old guy ;)
View attachment 2637156
View attachment 2637153
Oachica National Forest Trip.

Now I'm a program manager working Operational Test on the F-35. Avoided the staff for 22 years...but its still a rewarding way to support the war fighter.

I'm slowly building my 100 to explore the country, and frankly enjoying getting away from people and the craziness this world has turned into...
Very cool! Those MC-12W's went to Beale eventually right? I was a U-2 Crew Chief at Beale, assigned to SR-71's but they retired by the time I got there. Love the reconnaissance missions and what they provide. The 9th Wing was a great unit to be a part of. Thanks for your service!
 
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Very cool! Those MC-12W's went to Beale eventually right? I was a U-2 Crew Chief at Beale, assigned to SR-71's but they retired by the time I got there. Love the reconnaissance missions and what they provide. The 9th Wing was a great unit to be a part of. Thanks for your service!
They did move the school house there, from Meridian, MS, before they shut it down. I requaled there (I was basically flying Vipers and MC-12s at the same time) the fall of 2012.
 

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