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Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by RussP, Feb 11, 2006.


  1. RussP

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    Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
    Climbing high into the sun;
    Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
    At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
    Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
    Off with one helluva roar!
    We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
    Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

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    Here's a toast to the host
    Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
    To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
    We drink to those who gave their all of old,
    Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
    A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!


    ;? ;? ;?
     

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  2. Mrs. VR

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    Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Hey, Russ, have I thanked you lately for your service? ~hg ;?
     

  3. RussP

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    I do believe you have made your feelings well known. Thank you!!
     
  4. RussP

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    Orlando AFB - '67
    Vandenberg AFB - '67-'68
    Nahkon Phanom, Thailand - Sept. '68- Mar. '70
    Vandenberg AFB '70 - '71

    :cool:
     
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    Dover AFB, DE 1974 - 1976, 436 AMS
     
  6. G19Tony

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    1982-1986 388TFW/16AMU,4AMU USAF Weapons

    1986-1988 452MAW/18MAS USAF Flight Engineer

    1989-1999 445AW/728AS,729AS USAFR Flight Engineer

    It was a great career. I'd do it all again. ;f
     
  7. FlyinBrian

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    Is Orlando AFB the same as McCoy AFB?


    1986-2000 707as FE
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  8. USMC03Grunt

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    I just came into the USAFR last year. The wife desided that she wanted to re-enlist and go for officer school so I figured I may as well go back to work for uncle sam too. These days I'm in AFSOC with the 919th SFS working as a CATM instructor.
     
  9. Dweaver5

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    96-03 Misawa AB, Japan
    03-06 Langley AFB, VA
    06-07 Osan AB, South Korea // (Still waiting on my damned follow-on info)

    Of course countless TDY's mixed in there but those were my permanent bases.

    TSgt Ammo
     
  10. RussP

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    No, What was McCoy is now MCO, Orlando International Airport.

    Orlando AFB later became a Naval training center and is located on the east side of Orlando, SSE of Winter Park.

    'Twas a fun place to be stationed...
     
  11. RussP

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    Spent a few months there during the Pueblo crisis. Gets pretty damn cold there.

    As a matter of fact, this photo was taken at Osan.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Hugo R

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    Davis Monthan, Tinker

    CH-3
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    Twas a lot of fun and enjoyed doing things I'll probably never get to do again. Saw places and peoples of all kinds. Got a chance to grow up in a structured enviroment with just enough freedom (as opposed to the Marines) to have to be responsible.

    Hat's off to you lifers, I don't think I could have done it, especially in my AFSC. Should have taken the transfer to the SP's when I had a chance. As it turned out, I don't regret a thing and will always be proud of my short but valuable time in service!

    SRA for life!!!;?
     
  13. Jon K

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    November 1977 Lackland AFB Basic Training
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    1978-1992 436th FMS Dover AFB DE C-5A/B
    1992 38th ARS Osan AB Korea MH-60G
    2002-Present 434th AMXS Grissom ARB IN KC135R

    Many TDY's out of Dover. Worked Guyana/Jim Jones at Dover in 1978
     
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    Some good times. Damn cold though!
     
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    2002-present 52 SFS/Spangdahlem AB, Germany
    Next Assignment (My #1 Choice)-Jun 06-4 SFS/ Seymour Johnson, NC;f
     
  17. F500

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    Try F-500

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    Air Force is the way to go.....just remember nothing can be done the Air Force way without support from Fire Protection.....
     
  18. Joey

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    Does Air Force Fire Protection put out "real" fires or just train and practice ;f ;f ;) ;)

    My VFD has a really good working relationship with the local AFB & we call them out on mutual aid every now and again;f

    They just got a brand spanking new 4,000gal Pierce tender & since we only have 4-8 hydrants in our AO that tender will get a great workout:cool:
     
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    Sounds like you guys had all the fun! Let's see, after Lackland and then Chanute it was off to
    Beale AFB 1973 - 1981 Yep that long, but only spent about 2 years there total.
    - B52G crew chief
    KC135Q crew chief
    SR-71 and U2 Mobility Deployment team
    TDYs to Kadena, Guam, SEA twice, OSAN, Kunsan, Mildenhall, Bentwaters, Ramstein, Zaragosa, Torrejon, Athens, etc.
    In Spokane WA when Mt St. Helens went up, that was fun.
    Multiple trips to the sandbox in the late 70s
    Hanscom AFB 81- 85
    Incirlik AB 85 - 87
    Hickam AFB 87 - 91
    Gunter AFB 91 - 95 Retired

    Spent all that time fighting to avoid DC and now that is where I am. Go figure.
     
  20. Timotheous46

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    65: a brief visit to Lackland
    66: a not so brief visit to Biloxi Miss.
    66-68: Austin Texas with a Tac Squadron
    68-69: Naha Okinawa with a communication Squadron
    69- now: a civilian

    I joined the AF because I loved airplanes. In four years I never set foot on a military aircraft. I did get to look at a lot of them.

    Tim
     
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