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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 9:39 am 
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I would like to know who we have here in the Garrison and the boards in general that has served or is serving in the military. You guys are just so cool to me that I think you deserve every bit of recognition you deserve.
If you wouldn't mind let us know, of course who you are, maybe rank, what branch of the service, unit/division, you know stuff like that!

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-Dan
-Mike
-Christi
-Steffen
-Steve
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I salute you. You are the true heros of the Garrison! Thank you!

Thanks! 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 7:49 pm 
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Cool I'm first!
Ok my name (full name): Daniel Bryant
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Branch: Air Force
Station: Malmstrom AFB, MT
Unit: 341MMXS (Missile Maintenance eXpeditionary Squadron)
My primary AFSC is 2WOX1 (Conventional Munitions), but there is'nt a real big demand for them at a missile base. Conventional munitions are everything that is'nt a nuke or other weird type of weapon ie, bullets, bombs, missiles, rockets, demolition items, grenades, flares, and so on. I like my job alot as most of you already know.
I have been married for 5 years. I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. 4 and 3 respectively. I think that about covers it and then some. Thanks for the recognition Lord Halmet. And thank you to all the other people who are serving or have served our country.

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 8:34 pm 
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U.S. ARMY 8 years.. Bosia,Kosovo and Korea..
Signal Support Systems Spc..
My wife also was in the army 4 years motor pool admin..
We met in germany was married in germany we have two kids and have been married almost 4 years....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:21 pm 
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Mykee are you active?

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No not anymore..


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:07 am 
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All the same, man your a Vet now!

So I guess it's just the two of you!? That's so cool!!
The closest I got was my Dad was a corporal in the Army during the time of the Korean War. He didn't ever get sent over but that's about the time he was in.

Then there is Grandpa Ross. Lisa's Grandfather actually. He was a Staff Srgt. in the Army Air corps of WWII. He was a Ball Turret gunner of a B-17. He told me how many missions he flew, but I don't remember off hand. He was a part of the 8th Air Force, 545th Squadron of the 384th Bombardment group stationed at Grafton Underwood Air Base, England.
He passed away last year. :( Image


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:40 pm 
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My father served in the Air Force for 22 years. He was a rifle instructor and also an MP. Most of this happened before I was born.

I don't think he saw any frontline action, but when my family was in Japan in the mid-sixties, my mother said when she would go to the hospital, they would have soldiers lined up on gurneys in the hallways almost on top of each other coming from the front.

One neat thing my father did, was he served as security detail for Richard M. Nixon when he was still VP. He took a tour of the then communist countries of Poland, Czechoslavakia, Yugoslavia, USSR, maybe some others that I can't recall. The one thing my father remembers is being led through a museum and the tour guide showing them a gold and jewel-encrusted bible. The tour guide said he so wished that he could read that book and know what it said.

My dad said he sure wished he had a bible to give him, but the best he could do was a copy of "The Doctirne and Covenants."

How grateful I am to live in a country where we don't have our beliefs forced upon us by our government. Where we have rights and agency that were ensured us by the soldiers in the past and today that are protecting those rights.

Thank you guys.


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Well, the closest I come is training with the military. As a Police sniper we used to train with the MPs at Fort Campbell (KY), and I've had several EOD classes with the Army. I've spent a lot of time a Camp Williams here in Utah. One thing about the military - they've got GREAT facilities. Oh, I actually got to FLY a Blackhawk helicopter at Fort Campbell!

Not to get off topic, but I was always amazed at how the military personnel were so eager to shoot up ammo. They told us if they didn't use it all up, they would get that much LESS next year. It's a shame that because of stupid administrators, waste is promoted rather than frugality.

Mark

Okay, okay, the Blackhawk was a simulator. But I was the only one on the SWAT team to land without crashing it! And these simulators are NOT video games. It's a huge cabin on hydraulic legs that make you feel like your flying. And when you crash *OUCH* you feel that too!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:28 pm 
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My Dad served in the Army in Korea during the Vietnam War. He spent a lot of his tour at Camp Blue Lancer Valley. There is much speculation about how this area got it's name. While his commrades spent their off duty hours in bars and brothels, my dad toured the countryside taking pictures and recording his history while on tour.

He has a ton of pictures and a huge fan following from his comrades to this day and he's actually trying to learn how to build a website. It's called http://www.bluelancervalley.org but I think he's stuck. He's still uploading all his pictures and stuff. I'll find the other site where he has posted a lot of info. about where he was stationed.

Thanks for starting the thread, Jared.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."


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I was, as Mykee said, in the Army, active duty for 4 years as an Automated Logistics Specialist. I served in Germany for 3 of the years in the HHC 1AD Motorpool as the PLL clerk. And I know for most of you this all sounds like jiberish, so let me put it in layman's terms. Mykee and I were both in the headquarters company for the 1st Armored Division (Old Ironsides). He worked for the General directly and I worked in the motorpool dispatching, recieving and ordering parts, and keeping track of all the paperwork needed to fix and service over 300 vehicles (Hummers, 5 Tons, Tracks, and 1 Tank). I loved living in Germany but being that my boss couldn't function with out me I was never deployed anywhere :(. But, I served my last few months in the command center of our division, which happened to be the first into Iraq (after the initial attack) and are still there today. Mykee and I are both completely done with the Army and both ETSed as Specialists (E-4) with honorable discharges.

Oh, and BTW, I am an expert marksman! (I outshot all the officers in my section AND my husband!) :P :zam:

Christi Wright

I only hope that I am worthy of my triles and sufferings.
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I can still kick your butt!!!! :scout:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:48 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: Sounds like we may need to have us a target shooting contest! Dan just told us he just got awarded the expert marksman in........sorry I forgot. :oops: Was it 9mm?

I once out shot two Policemen on a quick draw, but now I'm fat, old and slow, if I did a quick draw now my arm would fall off! :lol:


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Yep! I'm officially an expert marksman with the M9 (9MM). 8)

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Just found Dan's AFB web site! So tell us where you are in the groups!
Malmstrom Air Force Base


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I'm in the 341 Maintenance Group. There is a link near the top, but not too much info on my unit. Under the group there are squadrons. I am in the 341 Missile Maintenance Expeditionary Squadron (MMXS). Under the squadron there are different flights. I am in the munitions flight. And under the flight are different elements. I am in the Conventional Munitions element. Under that are shops. I am in the Munitions Operations shop, and will be running it in a few months. You won't find any info about what I do at Malmstrom on the web page, because all they care about here is keeping those Missiles up and on alert. They don't like to acknowledge that they actually depend on me for that, but they do. Anyway that's cool that you found the Malmstrom page. Everytime I log on to the internet at work I see that page. It's the required home page for everyone.

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