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Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by ks farmboy, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. ks farmboy

    ks farmboy

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    what year did everyone join the AF? how long did you stay in? if you are out, do you regret not staying in?
     
  2. meeko

    meeko

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    1985 ANG 1986 transfered to active duty AF. 1993 seperated AF rejoined ANG retired ANG 2007. Would have stayed ANG longer but had to get away from "political" forces. Am looking to move and find a new unit to go back into (yes you can come out of retirement if you are not getting a check)

    I don't regret getting out of active duty.
     

  3. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    2005. Still in.
     
  4. crazypilot

    crazypilot ERAU Alumni '05

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    2001, before Sept 11 and still in. Believe it or not, I was at the top of the Empire State building on June 25, 2001 taking pictures of the NYC skyline. I took the pics with me to Tech school and I noticed I had taken pictures of the WTCs. That was the last time I saw them. :patriot::usaf:
     
  5. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    ANG 1978-1982
    USAF 1982-1988
    USAFR 1989-1999
    Retired 1999
     
  6. meeko

    meeko

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    You should be close to Below the Zone?
     
  7. planorick

    planorick

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    I went in the Air Force in Oct 1973 and retired in Jun 1994. I never regretted my time in but after 20 years, it was time to move on and try something new. I am now in management for a large international computer outsourcing company.
     
  8. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Long past, I was supposed to put on SrA in October. Bad knees and a screwed up situation means I'm still an A1C.
     
  9. Sam White

    Sam White I miss you bud Silver Member

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    USAR 2002-2006, went into ANG 2006. I will stay until SF won't let me past the front gate.
     
  10. ks farmboy

    ks farmboy

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    well since i started this thread, i came in aug 05, signing for 4 years. i cannot wait to get out. the flightline has ruined my experience. i was more patriotic before i came in than i am now.
     
  11. 308th_sps

    308th_sps

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    1975-1979. SAC for the entire time. Good experience.
     
  12. crash141

    crash141

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    I was commissioned june 1980 and my retirement date is 31 dec 2007. I spent 7 years on active duty and the rest in the reserve's.
     
  13. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk

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    Eight years Navy (submarine service). Sixteen years Air National Guard. Retired last year.
     
  14. af_50

    af_50

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    1999-2001 AF Reserve
    2001-2004 Army National Guard
    2004-present AF Reserve (inactive for now though)

    I wish I would've stayed active duty. I'd either be a Master or be testing for Master and I'd have less than 8 years until my 20.
     
  15. meeko

    meeko

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    So I'm guessing a drama King/Queen was given a break? That happened about 20 years ago to my board. the "back office" decided a troop that went over to Saudi for 90 days that had a spouse that burned an engine up in the family car, didn't pay rent or utilities for 90 days and maxed out about 4 credit cards was more deserving and thus an example for early promotion (they might need more money for her to spend)
     
  16. AF-Odin

    AF-Odin

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    Born at Keesler AFB 1951
    Grew up on AF bases until 1963
    Basic Training 1969
    AFROTC Scholarship 1969-1973
    Active duty 1973-2001
    Retired 2001
    Recalled 2002 released 2002
    AF Blue through and through
     
  17. 01coltcolt

    01coltcolt Weapons Tech.

    Basic Sept. 1992
    11 combat zones, 2 short tours and 1 long tour later..................still on the flighline.
     
  18. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Actually, everyone in my BTZ group that deployed got it. Everyone else didn't no matter how much we'd done (and that was a lot). Since the rest of us were simply waiting (and in some cases begging) to deploy we thought that was kind of crappy.

    On the still-an-A1C I have screwed up knees now thx to the AF, I can not run a regular Pt test (sprints, sure...distance running, no). I was put on the bike test, passed, maxed the situp/pushups, or near enough, and then they told me "you're 2 inches too big. Lose weight". Being 5'9 and 195lb at 30 years old, i don't know where they expect it to go, but I'm trying.

    I'm just trying to survive the next 1.2 years or so and get out.
     
  19. Hoser

    Hoser Ninja

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    In since 88. Still flying.
     
  20. uscmas412

    uscmas412 Got GLOCK?

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    I head to Officer Training School on January 30th, 2008. I hope to do at least 20 years, but only time will tell.