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Sergeant (E-5) in the Marine Corps as well.
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Tour in Iraq in 2003
Waited on the border of Kuwait and Iraq for almost 3 weeks for the war to start. Amazing site to see the air-war portion start overhead and then a few days later go into country.
 

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Just read this awesome quote from current Marine Corps Commandant General Amos:

“We need to remember that we’re all Marines first, whether we’re light green, dark green, pink green, or vagina green.”


Edit: After reviewing, I think this is a spoof article. Great quote, nonetheless.
 

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Just read this awesome quote from current Marine Corps Commandant General Amos:

“We need to remember that we’re all Marines first, whether we’re light green, dark green, pink green, or vagina green.”


Edit: After reviewing, I think this is a spoof article. Great quote, nonetheless.
duffelblog is HILARIOUS, but yeah, a spoof site, like the Onion
 

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Army from 98-06, 35F (now 25F). 4 Years at Ft. Bragg, A Co. 51st Sig BN (ABN) and then 4 more with PAANG, A Co. 28th Sig BN. The NG armory was in Westview just outside of Pittsburgh. Sometimes I miss it. :)
 

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Best time of my life, tho if I had to do it over I would have chosen a different job. Something more interesting. Sea-Bee or something.
 

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Sadr City, Iraq 08-09
 
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Thus, I brew my own.
 
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Eldest son just got out as AE and youngest is going to Afghan as JarHead.
 
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1993 - 1996 Mannheim, Germany, 208th Finance Battalion, 266th Theater Finance Command
 

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I just spent Monday at a Military service for a 30 year vet in the Navy. He died at the right ol' age of 87 and was 1 hell of a man! He spent his retirement driving around every highway, byway and back country roads in the nation in a motorhome with my grandmother at his side. I guess he wanted to see as much of the country he spent so many years defending.

To all the men and women in the armed services, I tip my hat and raise my glass in your honor. Without you this country would be a much different place!

What a great thread!

Cheers
Jay
 

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Thank You OP for starting this thread!


It is refreshing and humbling to hear of the selfless service of all of you! Thank God for your dedication!

'89-'02 USN. Nuclear Submarines.

God Bless.
 

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153D (Blackhawk pilot): 2005-Current: El Gora, Egypt; Ft. Drum, NY; COB Speicher, Iraq; FOB Shank, Afghanistan; USAG Humphreys, ROK...


"You will never have friends like the ones you had at war" --Whoever said it first
 

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Navy '87-'97 AO1. NOLA, SoWey MA, Jax FL. CV-67 JFK, CVN-69 Eisenhower, CVN-71 Roosevelt, CVN-74 Stennis. Did a lot of time doing OPPE's and watching nuggets land.
were you on the Rosie during Desert Storm?

we were part of her BG. while stationed behind her, she was dumping trash & garbage when we noticed she had also dumped burn bags

we had to clean up after y'all
 

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GrogNerd said:
were you on the Rosie during Desert Storm?

we were part of her BG. while stationed behind her, she was dumping trash & garbage when we noticed she had also dumped burn bags

we had to clean up after y'all
Nah, wasn't me, never deployed. Saw all those ships a couple weeks at a time with HS-75, doing plane guard for short excursions between deployments.
 

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Hooah! US Army MP CRMAT 1996-2004 SFC

Bosnia / Hungary / Kosovo / Korea / Germany / Iraq and everywhere in between (CONUS / OCONUS)… Best. Damn. Time…Ever. Second to none.

Thank you to all; past, present, and future for securing this great nation of ours and securing the freedom of others. Let’s take a moment for our brothers and sisters that made the ultimate sacrifice. You will be missed but never forgotten.

THIS We’ll Defend…..

-JM
 

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MaddBaggins said:
USN 90-94
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Still wish I'd stayed in, I would have retired 3 years ago.
I'm thinking about just cutting loose. I just don't think that the retirement is worth all the BS that goes along with being in the military.
 

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I'm thinking about just cutting loose. I just don't think that the retirement is worth all the BS that goes along with being in the military.
I look back at the crap I've done since I got out and realize that 20 in the Navy would have been cake. It really was the best job I ever had.
 
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