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Old 02-18-2008, 07:30 PM   #183
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Yeah, but Ft. Hood has the best S.O.S. on the planet. Well, Camp Lajuene is pretty close.

Semper Fi and thanks for your service to our country!

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Let's have it right. It's Camp Lejuene. The best chow I ever ate was at the 1st Tanks mess hall in 29 Palms. Even better than that AF country club food.

"Those were the days."
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:39 PM   #184
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........ Even better than that AF country club food.
Rumor has it that the Zoomies actually quit issuing mess kits a few years back. Not enough contractors were getting a piece of the action.

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:03 PM   #185
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I never noticed this post before.

I served 2 tours with the 82nd Airborne Div
2 tours with TRADOC, 1 with the Nike Missle training at Ft. Bliss and 1 tour as a recruiter. I also have some time as a mortar chief in the 4th Cav.

The best chow I remember was at Ft. Benning at the Junp School--multiple service messhalls were always good. White Sand Missle Range was right up there as well.

The most memorable single meal was fresh venison and wild rice, the evening after the mortars were done firing at Ft. McCoy, you find deer in the most interesting places...........
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:05 PM   #186
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Hey Camel...I was a mortar platoon gunner myself...now serving as a recruiter!

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:17 PM   #187
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I was on that duty so long ago they were still weighing the cruiters down with the large badges. Of course I went through Jump School when they still gave sterling siver wings...( yes it was before the maroon berets were issued) later guys just got silver filled wings.

The recruiting duty was excellent sales training and accomodated a bit of creativity, and it was a different lifestyle. All in all I prefered either TRADOC or the 82nd.

Do they still define the "quota" as a mission adn then break it up with a matrix of recruit types? They sure had it down to a science and the nuber game does work.

Well you have your work cut out for you in these times. Living in an AS would have soem advantages, I never thought of it back then.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:37 PM   #188
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Camel,

I went to Airborne school in 95 right after 11C OSUT. We had a field graduation, and no berets were issued.

I am recruiting for the National Guard, and our system is much different than Active Component. The active guys have a number of recruits to fill, but break it down by ethnicity. We just require our numbers.

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Old 02-18-2008, 10:32 PM   #189
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Any other Navy "Helo" types out there?

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Squadrons HC 1, HC 3, HC 5 and HSL 31.

Logged a little under 2,000 hour in the air in H2B/C, H3A, H 46A/B.

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Old 02-19-2008, 08:47 AM   #190
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NEC/MOS - AME 2/Helicopter Rescrew Aircrewman. Was stationed at NAAS Ream Field/NAS Imperial Beach when not attached to ships. Short crused on the on the USS Niagra Falls and Sacramento. Served on the USS Camden for 13 months (67-68).

Squadrons HC 1, HC 3, HC 5 and HSL 31. Logged a little under 2,000 hour in the air in H2B/C, H3A, H 46A/B.

I've seen a lot of 46s land and take off from the USS Tripoli (LPH 10), and I think we've unrepped, vertrepped (or taken fuel) from everyone of the above mentioned ships during my tour from '88-'91.

Below is a pic of a CH-53 taken off the coast of SoCal in 1989. (Canon Sureshot...somehow it just came out looking pretty cool.)
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:28 AM   #191
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Never dreamed I'd do 31+ years but mighty glad I did.

Great experiences and an education.

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Old 02-19-2008, 09:29 AM   #192
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:18 PM   #194
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Camel,

I went to Airborne school in 95 right after 11C OSUT. We had a field graduation, and no berets were issued.

I am recruiting for the National Guard, and our system is much different than Active Component. The active guys have a number of recruits to fill, but break it down by ethnicity. We just require our numbers.

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Some things are still the same . I know you got out of the old blood wings part of the ceremony. At least that is what a hunting buddies kid said. They should bring back the old 5 week jump school and restore graduation.
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Some things are still the same . I know you got out of the old blood wings part of the ceremony. At least that is what a hunting buddies kid said. They should bring back the old 5 week jump school and restore graduation.

He said "Old"...Now I feel old. Blood wings...yeah...but you can hurt anyone now. Have to be "PC" and all. What is this world coming to? Train someone to kill, but don't hurt there feelings for God's sake!

I did my jump school when in the AF. The other guys made fun of us because we were going to jump out of our own aircraft.

It is safe to do that than land!

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I was teaching a group og PJ instructors and made the mistake of asking "whay would you want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?"
I got a quick responce:
'I used to work aircraft maintenance...I can tell you...there is no such thing as a perfectly good airplane!"

I gave up terminal leave to teach that class...and it was worth ever second of it!
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