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: Military, Para-Military, Red Cross Driver, etc.


Long Gone
07-12-2005, 07:33 AM
Just wondered how many of us out there have served in the civil service in one way or another. ( You too sister Canada ) I guess I should try to be specific but I don't think I can with such a vass amount of ways to serve your country, state, city, town, village, etc. I do not mean to leave anyone out, but we so often discuss how proud we are of our country, let's vote and be proud of what we do in small ways also.

Volunteer and Part Time Paid Fire Fighter 30 years, ( paid part went to kids college fund ) Paramedic 5 years, Ohio Child/Passenger Safety Seat Inspector 5 years, President of Atheltic Boosters 15 years, Coaches Rep for Midget Football 7 years, volunteer bus driver for the elderly, Handwriting volunteer in 3rd grade for Vietnam Vets.
I love this country. Where else can you do so many good things for so many people and be able to share it with so many friends across this great Nation!! Only in America!!!! :D

Docmwj
07-12-2005, 07:45 AM
15 years active duty Army - physician
Past 3 years in the Army Reserve
Activated once in support of OEF, will be activated again next month in support of OIF. Fortunately haven't been sent to Iraq (YET!)

BTW - Still love my RL
Infinity speakers all 4 doors next upgrade!

MJ

Tex's Ridge
07-12-2005, 08:12 AM
E8 Retired, USAF :)

Alvega007
07-12-2005, 09:50 AM
6 yrs in USCG

RangerAV8R
07-12-2005, 10:00 AM
19.5 years Army with 14 Active Duty. Last Deployment ISO OEF.

shortspark
07-12-2005, 10:11 AM
26 years Federal Law Enforcement Investigator/Manager

captmiddy
07-12-2005, 10:45 AM
You know you sort of narrowly defined the poll so many of us may not have an answer for you. I have worked as a teacher in the past but not currently, currently I work for one of them big internationally type corporation places. Eventually my goal is to get back into teaching, but I have no intention now or in the future of working for the government any more directly than teaching. That said, when I was about to enter college, I joined Navy ROTC and about 3 weeks before I had to sign my papers to join, I changed my mind and decided not to lock myself in for the next 10 years of my life (4 for college and 6 for after college service required at the time). This is not to be mistaken into any belief on my part about military or civil positions. I was carted around as an Air Force brat as a kid, many in my family were in the Navy, including an uncle who had his own ship for a short period of time before he retired from the military. I highly respect most civil/military employees.

That said, I think teacher should be included in your list. At last count my family had 7 teachers, and we aren't that big of a family.

Nicholas
07-12-2005, 11:08 AM
Been there (Southeast Asia), done that...and now very proud of my son who is doing his part! His duty is very clandestine but he has told me that he is truly happy and totally enjoying it. :cool:

zero
07-12-2005, 12:56 PM
I volunteer my time as a tactical physician for a local police department's SWAT team.

SixOpRidge
07-12-2005, 03:05 PM
- E7 Active Duty AF (18 yrs), Sr. Aircrew Member
- Deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom & Iraqi Freedom

-SixOpRidge

steveberger
07-12-2005, 03:42 PM
First Class Machinist Mate U.S. Navy 1973-1979 USS Leahy DLG-16 and USS Nimitz CVN-68. Go Nukes!

Dnucci
07-12-2005, 03:42 PM
How about 20 years designing / building "toys" for the military?

thumper
07-12-2005, 06:29 PM
72-76 Usaf

Long Gone
07-12-2005, 08:18 PM
How about 20 years designing / building "toys" for the military?

You bet ya!!

Yooper
07-12-2005, 10:44 PM
USAF 1976-1980
Telephone technician stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska. Loved it here... stayed here. However, soon to be moving to Maine.

Long Gone
07-13-2005, 10:56 AM
Back to the top please

BamaRidge
07-13-2005, 03:25 PM
7 and a half years/ US Army (includes 2 years in Hueys with the 101st)

13 years/ Federal Aviation Adminstration

11 years and counting down the days to retirement/ Department of Defense

Toobuku
07-13-2005, 09:47 PM
The closest I got to military service is Air Force Rotc when I was in college and six months from entering Air Force OTS back in 1980. It didn't happen because I got selected ,prior to the entrance exam, to serve the city of Los Angeles which I have been doing for 25 years come August 25th. 6 more years and I'm out of there!

1manparty
07-13-2005, 10:39 PM
12 years Air national Guard and still counting!

Proud to serve!

AMLEO
07-14-2005, 05:34 AM
Hooah..10 years with "Uncle Sam" before that 4 years Police in southflorida.

FlaDan
07-14-2005, 06:22 AM
26 years USAF.

Long Gone
07-14-2005, 08:43 AM
You know you sort of narrowly defined the poll so many of us may not have an answer for you. I have worked as a teacher in the past but not currently, currently I work for one of them big internationally type corporation places. Eventually my goal is to get back into teaching, but I have no intention now or in the future of working for the government any more directly than teaching. That said, when I was about to enter college, I joined Navy ROTC and about 3 weeks before I had to sign my papers to join, I changed my mind and decided not to lock myself in for the next 10 years of my life (4 for college and 6 for after college service required at the time). This is not to be mistaken into any belief on my part about military or civil positions. I was carted around as an Air Force brat as a kid, many in my family were in the Navy, including an uncle who had his own ship for a short period of time before he retired from the military. I highly respect most civil/military employees.

That said, I think teacher should be included in your list. At last count my family had 7 teachers, and we aren't that big of a family.

ANY work done for the good of all of is note worthy. I again apologize if anyone felt left out, it was not my intent. I just couldn't figure out a way to put it more generically. I am open to suggestions and will change this question if anyone can help. :) Please include all you have done. Maybe a poll wasn't such a good idea. SO....just post the wonderful things you have done in your life and it will do the job I set out to do. Show our pride as Americans and Canadians.

SSquire
07-14-2005, 06:42 PM
DOD Contractor: 5 yrs
Navy Civilian (ND-4): 3 years
and for fun, Firefighter/EMT: 13 years (ALS 1 year, Lt. 6 mos)

MsRidgeline
07-17-2005, 10:03 AM
DAF Civilian 26 years next month; am currently employed as a workforce development program manager. Over the years throughout my civ career, I've had the great honor and pleasure of working side by side with, and in some cases serving, the military component of the AF. What a great bunch of men and women - you have my unwaivering love, respect, and thanks for the jobs you do and the sacrifices you and your families make!

Long Gone
07-18-2005, 12:04 AM
DAF Civilian 26 years next month; am currently employed as a workforce development program manager. Over the years throughout my civ career, I've had the great honor and pleasure of working side by side with, and in some cases serving, the military component of the AF. What a great bunch of men and women - you have my unwaivering love, respect, and thanks for the jobs you do and the sacrifices you and your families make!

Ditto MsLADYRidgeline. WOW. I knew I was in good company. I got the warm and fuzzies!! :p

tOSU
08-04-2005, 08:24 PM
14 years of service in the Army. I did 3 years active stationed at Fort Drum, NY. The rest serving in the National Guard (Illinois, Ohio). While active I was deployed to Somalia. Actually, the Army is trying to kick me out for Sleep Apnea as we speak - so, my initial goal of reaching at least 20 years may be cut short. Funny, a guy who wants to stay in is getting kicked out and I know many guys that want out but can't get out. That's life, I guess. I'm a medic, E-6, and I snore. :o

Thanks to all who serve!!

Bill W.

k2white
08-05-2005, 07:06 AM
Army - 8 years reserve, 5 years active (14 months Baghdad OIF1),
reenlisted active for 6 more years while downrange (Crossed Sabers Baghdad) was subsequently med retired, current DA GS employee and military spouse.
Fort Sill - best kept secret in the army.

ALWAYS SUPPORTING THE TROOPS!

Long Gone
08-05-2005, 07:36 AM
In the past few days, we, in the Cleveland Area, have lost 14 Marines to Iaqi Freedom. These Fallen Marines are from the same unit that we are holding our charity race for on August 14th.
Our hearts are filed with sadness for those left behind and pride for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for you and I.
Special fund raisers are set up to help those family members in need of assistance to get home for their last good bye to a loved one.
For more information contact www.wgar.com/LaurieHovater DJ in the morning 99.5 FM
CKRA members will be doing something special the day of the race as well.
On the 14th, at our Charity race, Laurie Hovater, the wife of one of the men still over in Iraqi in this unit will be racing in a kart for the cause. I am hoping that as many of you that can make the trip will attend. There will be a special honor event and the young Marines troop of the area will be attending. It will be an event not to miss.
Thank you. Thank you to those who serve this country. In ANY capacity.

J.C. Campbell
Daughter/Sister/Mother
Army/Air Force/Navy

dharlan
08-05-2005, 07:39 AM
Little Rock Fire Department going on 23 years.

cfl19
08-07-2005, 02:36 PM
marines 89-93
marine barracks washington dc :)

JimVickers
08-15-2005, 09:30 AM
Project Engineer (GS Employee) at 15+ years ;) with the ...
Veterans Administration Healthcare System.

W7LV
12-15-2005, 08:38 AM
US Merchant Marine Officer (second career), 1990 - present, aboard ships operated for USTRANSCOM and some Maritime Administration under charter. Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Somalia; US Foreign Aid cargoes all over Africa; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (briefly); build-up to OIF 1; OIF 1, 2, 3 and whatever they are calling it now. First ship into New Orleans after KATRINA for MARAD to aid in Port Reactivation.

Been to the Poison Gulf so much, I lost my taste for Pork Rinds entirely...

GaryP
12-15-2005, 10:02 AM
Still serving after 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


Gary P, Sgt.

dbb
12-15-2005, 02:47 PM
USAF 1971-75.

BTW, my father was an ambulance driver with the American Field Service in WW2. He became so proficient at driving at night with no headlights that he developed a 6th sense for determining where the road was. One night he was driving on a mountain road in Italy and his 6th sense told him to slam on the brakes, which he did. He exited the truck, walked forward 10 feet, and discovered he was standing at the edge of a cliff; the road had disappeared in a landslide.

Pizza Man
12-17-2005, 08:27 AM
[QUOTE=LadyRidge]Just wondered how many of us out there have served in the civil service in one way or another.

Four years, USAF, '67 thru '71. I owe my livelihood to my military training. Now I just dabble in local politics.

rms56
12-17-2005, 09:21 AM
Capt., 27th year City of Edmonton Fire Department.

Getmo Goodstuff
12-17-2005, 10:50 AM
Retired form the U.S. Navy May 89.:)

paguard
12-17-2005, 11:35 AM
6 years active duty enlisted USAF (84-90). Air National Guard (90-Present). Used the GI Bill after 90, got a degree and a commission. Still proudly serving and and thankful for the experiences and opportunities. Serving abroad has certainly given me a profound sense of gratitude for all the freedom and prosperity Americans enjoy. What a great place to live, work, and raise a family!

justpar1
12-17-2005, 12:32 PM
Directly out of High School into the armed forces... 1978 - 1982
US-ARMY, BIG RED 1(First Infantry Division)
2 months of basic training/4 months of MOS training....Communication!

Spent all my time in southern Germany - peace time....Unfortunely, the military wisdom...they took me out of my MOS and put into the Postal Administrate position serving our fighter (made me the Battalion postal clerk). Had some power over lower ranking brass, but had to answer to the big brass (the General of Command). Turn me from a boy to a man. Open my eyes to the world (good and bad). Best experience in life one should receive.

TrophyFodder
01-09-2006, 08:51 PM
Gunnery Sergeant USMC. I leave Jan 14th for my second tour in Iraq.

carnivalj
01-09-2006, 10:17 PM
E6, Retired USAF

jimmieb
01-10-2006, 05:27 AM
Retired E7, USAF.

fishnbanjo
01-10-2006, 06:47 AM
4 years active duty 1968-1972 including one tour in Nam 69-70 and retired in April 05 after more than 30 years of service as a civilian working for DoD (US Navy), 20 years in the Nuclear side, Electronics Mechanic and then Electrical Engineering Technician in Submaine Refueling Engineering Dept, the final 10 plus were as an IM/IT Specialist for four naval clinics in the northeast, this includes my 4 years of active duty also.

tadtam
01-10-2006, 07:08 AM
Vietnam VET -- USAF 61-67

BIGGUY
01-10-2006, 07:16 AM
Served with USAF, now work as civilan for AF. I now have almost 30yrs, 25 as an aircraft mechanic and now as an F16 Eng. Tech.;) ;) ;)

par3773
01-10-2006, 11:31 AM
20 years Army helicopter pilot, retired.

TCoverride
02-22-2006, 12:54 PM
14 years active duty army, Cavalry scout for 3 years enlisted, A\Tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader, battalion maintenance officer, adjutant, and Company commanderf. Found an IED the hard way in June 05, currently healing what's left of my body. Still plan on Stayin Army for 20+, Currently in the 1st infantry division, Fort Riley. If you're gonna be one, be a BIG RED ONE!

meinahonda
02-22-2006, 03:44 PM
6 years and still serving- USAF OEF

MusicCityRidgeline
07-14-2006, 12:04 PM
3 years AD Air Force, 3 years in the ANG.

Oznative
07-14-2006, 12:30 PM
Machinist Mate 2nd class US Navy 1975 to 1979. I had the opportunity to do 3 Mediterranean and 1 NATO cruise. Worked for Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Boston and NJ overhauling navel vessels.
Worked 21 years with a defense contractor testing (smart bombs).:eek: That was a fun job. Traveled all over the country and world.

Oznative
07-14-2006, 12:39 PM
Here is a pic of me when I was just a puppy. The picture looks like I was totally out of it. It was 03:30 and I just got out of bed.

cwsatterlee
07-14-2006, 04:05 PM
Retired US Army SFC. Club Manager, Recruiter, Administrative Supervisor. Now serving the Commonwealth of MA in a one-stop career center. Uncle Sam paid for my college degree so I can afford my RTL. Served with the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission in Korea.

lsakos
07-14-2006, 05:00 PM
In uniform for 28 years...4 JROTC, 4 ROTC, and 20 USAF. Retired last year.

To fellow vets and civilians, proud to have served with ya...to those still in service, stay safe and glad you are here.

gmanning29
07-14-2006, 05:28 PM
21 and half years United States Air Force, currently retired. 15 years for US Department of State full time, currently part time. 6 months currently full time for Department of Defense. Workaholic. But still have time for five grown children and six grand children.

1 Year YMCA volunteer.

Oznative
07-14-2006, 06:33 PM
It's nice to see so many have served. I was really suprised by the one sided poll.:)

moyockredrock
07-14-2006, 07:51 PM
Gunnery Sergeant United States Marine Corps (13 yrs)

Semper Fi!

smroycro
07-14-2006, 08:12 PM
Air Force, crossed into the blue in high school in 1984...4 years JROTC, 12 years enlisted, 6 years Officer...still serving....planning on serving for another 12 years! Been deployed twice, have lots of admiration and respect for my sister services and the sacrifices they too make in their service to our nation.

cwthompson7002
07-14-2006, 08:32 PM
USMC Retired, 1982-2006, Chief Warrant Officer 3, Expeditionary and Emergency Services Officer (Fire Chief).

11744

rasr866
07-14-2006, 09:37 PM
US Air Force, 10 years
Air National Guard, 3 years
Was a single parent and couldn't leave the kids behind for TDY's so I had to get out. Sure miss being in the service, my buddies, and wearing my cammies & smelly boots!

Oddjob
07-15-2006, 08:23 AM
In the mid 1960s my father started a Volunteer Underwater Rescue Squad in S. FL. I got to go on some calls and a lot of training exersises. In the 1970s they disbanded because the county replaced them with paid personnel and cut their funding. It got in my blood and I joined a Volunteer Rescue Squad when I married and moved to an area that used volunteers in 1980. History repeats itself as everyone is now paid and the stations are fully staffed.
Oh, I've been in fulltime law enforcement since 1974 and hope to retire around 2010 . :)

psango
07-15-2006, 11:59 AM
7 year local law enforcement

13 years State law enforcement

6 years D.O.E. (Computer Information Analyst)

Just retired last month.

I enjoyed my career but I'm glad to be finished now I can just do my phtography and work around the house.

psango

KG4BCN
07-15-2006, 02:46 PM
Retired from US Army 21 years.
Local skywarn storm spotter.

flathead
07-21-2006, 07:41 PM
Thirty three years in the volunteer fire service as a ff and medic and six years as chief of dept.

NKyRidge
07-21-2006, 08:02 PM
US Navy - 4 years active - USS Saratoga CV60 aircraft carrier out of Mayport Fl

15 years reserve - less than one more to go until 20 Then its time to reenlist again -

Desert Storm veteran ~
No Iraq duty as of yet ~ if they tap my should I will go - full speed ahead

http://www.uss-saratoga.com/

http://www.saratogamuseum.org/

Bikemedic
07-22-2006, 04:48 AM
17 years Paramedic educator
30 years Paid and Volley Medic
31 years fire service 2 as Asst Cheif
Trauma Textbook author
Lectured in 14 countries on trauma and EMS topics

Wampass
07-22-2006, 07:15 AM
U.S. Navy
1994-1995 - Attack Squadron 35/Commander Attack Wing Atlantic
1995-1997 - Fighter Squadron 14
1997-2000 - Commander Fighter Wing Atlantic
2000-2004 - Fighter Squadron 213
2004-Present - Commander Naval Special Warfare Development Group

SSquire
07-22-2006, 11:26 AM
US Navy - 4 years active - USS Saratoga CV60 aircraft carrier out of Mayport Fl

15 years reserve - less than one more to go until 20 :D Then its time to reelnist again - :D

Desert Storm vetern ~
No Iraq duty as of yet ~ if they tap my should I will go - full speed ahead

http://www.uss-saratoga.com/

http://www.saratogamuseum.org/


I pass Super Sarah every day on my way to work. I hope the museum comes through, it is sad to see her sitting there in disrepair.

shorty
07-22-2006, 03:10 PM
10 years Air Force
Morse Code Operator //Airborne 94Intel Squadron
River Joint and Senior Scout missions
Desert Storm deployed
Now Civilian

Whoooooo Whaaaaaa

phood945
07-28-2006, 07:08 PM
USAF Security Forces E-6, Just got back from a good 10 month stint of Medium Truck Convoy duty over in Iraq assigned to an Army unit while deployed. Here is a good website for some current pics over there http://www.danhiestand.com/ Just received orders to Germany and yes I'm taking my RL with me over there to play with it on the Autobahn. :cool:

NKyRidge
07-28-2006, 09:11 PM
Hey

I'm heading to Germany in November for a year.

http://www.landstuhl.healthcare.hqusareur.army.mil/

Yes, Navy going to Army hospital :) Teamwork!

chrissalvatore
07-29-2006, 05:42 AM
As of today 12 yrs 28 days and counting.
E-6 Medic USAF

typesfanatik
07-29-2006, 06:48 AM
USAF E-4

Shaw AFB

Electronic Warfare / Honor guard

29 months ( yeah i thought college would workout first lol)

gpruchniewski
07-29-2006, 07:27 AM
Former Marine :) I only have a few pictures of me in Blues....This is me with my niece Amanda at my sisters wedding.

Semper Fi

phood945
07-29-2006, 08:40 AM
NKyRidge are you taking your RL with you to Germany? If your not, I'd be glad to meet up with you over there, and let you take a spin on the Autobahn, once I pass the drivers test, I will be based out of Ramstein. Is there any other ROC members currently stationed in Germany that we are aware of? I'm just curious how the big german License plates fit on the RL?

NKyRidge
07-29-2006, 02:09 PM
Hey phood945

I handn't really thought about taking it. How expensive is it? How close will you be to Landstuhl?

When do you leave again? I'm a Great Lakes Naval Base now :rolleyes:

sonny415
07-29-2006, 02:38 PM
Hey phood945

I handn't really thought about taking it. How expensive is it? How close will you be to Landstuhl?

When do you leave again? I'm a Great Lakes Naval Base now :rolleyes:

NKyRidge,


What do you do in the Navy, I am a Corpsman stationed in Pearl Harbor. Sonny

NKyRidge
07-29-2006, 03:12 PM
I'm supply type ~ currently attached to Fleet Hospital unit (called OHSU - Operational Health Support Unit as of last year) basically a mobile ground hospital - I'm a Corps school in Great Lakes currently assisting the reserve program.

i'd love to be in HI for a bit - I've never been there. Enjoy!!

Honor, Courage, Commitment!

phood945
07-29-2006, 09:50 PM
When I go there I will be there for 3 years, and the military pays for the shipping of 1 vehicle to get it over there, so I will be selling the Odyssey and taking the RL with me, I will be getting there around mid Feb next year and I will be close to Landstuhl (sp).