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drthemez 10-10-2010 05:01 AM

U.S. Army
 
Hey just wondering if anyone else here is or has been in the Army. Also where are you/ were you stationed. I'm currently stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX just seeing how many military folks we have here!

GRUNTERSDAD 10-10-2010 05:07 AM

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Three years in the Army, 2 of them in Berlin Germany

drthemez 10-10-2010 05:46 AM

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thats awesome, i have a lot of friends in Germany, and they offered it to me as a re enlistment incentive but 4yrs is enough for me, im ready to get out haha

Ian Williams 10-10-2010 05:59 AM

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Bobdadrumma, can share some good information about it, ask him!
A good friend of mine, is a Vietnam Veteran, an special forces officer, a man with a lot of experience on battles field.

Skulmoski 10-10-2010 06:36 AM

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I was in the Canadian Armed Services in the late 70's. It has been so long ago that I don't consider myself a military man; I was, however, a military teenager. Thanks for serving.

GJS

alparrott 10-10-2010 07:11 PM

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In fact I am retiring from the Army this Friday after 20 years (my anniversary is today).

UPDATE: Retirement ceremony was today, had a blast, and worth every day leading up to it.

GRUNTERSDAD 10-10-2010 08:51 PM

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Good for you. Enjoy your free time. And thanks.

Bo Eder 10-10-2010 10:42 PM

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My father and brother served in the forces, but I never have. I'm very respectful of what the services do for us. Thank you all for serving!

A friend of mine served and then disappeared into the CIA. He travels to the middle east alot nowadays. He gave me a rare tour of the CIA one year. It was just like a big college campus. Weird.

nhzoso 10-11-2010 03:49 PM

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11 yrs in the Navy, (bubblehead)..thanks for serving, if you ever get the chance try to get stationed in Hawaii or Italy...

Muckster 10-11-2010 04:08 PM

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Not Army but Retired Air Force (20 years).

Steady Freddy 10-11-2010 07:55 PM

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I was a US Army paratrooper for two years. Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes is not a natural act.

BradGunnerSGT 10-11-2010 10:37 PM

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US Army Infantry for 8 1/2 years! Hooah!

MikeM 10-11-2010 10:45 PM

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Six years in the Navy was enough for me. I liked it okay, but there was practically no opportunity to play drums. I knew that before going in, but I needed to get out on my own more than I needed to stay in a bad situation that I could play drums in.

It was the only significant break I've had from drumming in the 30 years since I started but I don't regret it.

Jeremy Bender 10-14-2010 01:54 PM

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Six years of service with the U.S. Navy Band. I'd recommend it to any young man who plays an instrument.

gusty 10-14-2010 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender (Post 754707)
Six years of service with the U.S. Navy Band. I'd recommend it to any young man who plays an instrument.

Yeah, the Brisbane Army Band held a workshop for people to come in and play with the band, really good musos. And it's good for classroom music teachers as well as it gives them an opportunity to play with other professionals often while still keeping a day job (my music teachers wife who also teaches used to do this).

ChrisCirino 10-14-2010 03:23 PM

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Been serving in the U.S. Army for the last 25 years. Currently an Infantry officer stationed at the Pentagon with multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Below is a picture of me marching at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

GRUNTERSDAD 10-14-2010 03:53 PM

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I am impressed with this duty. Those guys, you, do a great job and a great honor.

lachlin 10-14-2010 04:17 PM

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3 years in the Army. Field Artillery.

rogue_drummer 10-15-2010 06:43 PM

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I never served, but as I get older, wish I had. My dad served in the Navy in WWII, stationed in the Pacific theater.

And now my soon-to-be step son has just graduated from Marine Corps combat training where he took top honors. He graduated from Basic with top honors as well. He's now off to A school where he'll train to be a combat radio operator. Most likely he'll get sent to Afghanistan, much to the worry of his mother. To her credit, she's taking it in stride and is both very proud of him and honored he is serving for the right reasons.

brady 10-15-2010 07:50 PM

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8 years in the Air Force.
I'm now back in the AF...as a civilian. Most of the same benefits and none of the deployments. It's a pretty sweet gig.

alparrott 11-10-2010 04:33 PM

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Bumping this topic in recognition of Veteran's Day, and suggesting we open it up to all services. Post some pics of you in uniform... the older the better! Here's me back in the day plunking away on the pistol range...

GRUNTERSDAD 11-14-2010 03:17 AM

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I found these two photos. One of the the U.S. Army Hospital Berlin, where I served, and where my son was born in 1969, and one of an East German Guard tower just on the other side of a small canal next to my apartment there.

georgeman 11-25-2010 05:39 PM

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not army but navy. ho ya navy!

OrangeAgent27 03-12-2011 10:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisCirino (Post 754720)
Been serving in the U.S. Army for the last 25 years. Currently an Infantry officer stationed at the Pentagon with multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Below is a picture of me marching at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

Just came across this post and man, what an amazing that must've been. I've heard a lot of stories about what it takes to be a guard there, I'm impressed.

aaajn 03-13-2011 12:29 AM

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When I was in Iraq, John Dolmoyan and his band come to play a USO show. So did Morgan Rose. oh, and Tony Orlando. No kidding, I go to Baghdad expecting to get mortared, get off the Aircraft and Tony Orlando and this huge ass band is giving a concert. He looked pretty good.

That is me sitting behind SOD's drummers kit. What a rush, his ride cymbal could have been a basketball backboard. The last picture was me at my desk. It was always very serious life and death business over there.


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