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R401KTJ
06-27-2009, 12:04 PM
Well, I guess I'll go first....

9 Yrs USAF, got to play in Korea, The PI, Hondo, and several spots in the sand.....Took an HD in Jan. of 94.

Andrew

AZLugz
06-27-2009, 12:15 PM
20 Years Air Force. Retired. worst assignment was a remote to Korea. I was in Precision Measurement Equipment

Wife was in for 10, She was in Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE), also and my Ex-Wife is still in, is a LTCOL and leaves for her second tour in the sand box the begining of next month, She is a Medical Officer.

My daughter is on delayed enlistment for the Air Force too


Further, my father spent 28 years and retired and everyoine of his brothers did active duty in one of the branches. I have 2 uncles on my moms side that did service, one retired a full bird. My older brother also spen 4 yrs active USAF.

MY Mother took care of our family during the 28yrs of my dads active service, that in itself is a hell of a commitment.

ademster
06-27-2009, 12:25 PM
I sadly wasn't able to join, medical condition ( bad knees )

My Grandfather is a 24 yr Vet, he was a Pilot in the Navy. WWII and Korean War.

My Father was Communication Specialist. in the Army 4 yr now currently Govt.

My Brother is Air Force Security Forces In New Mexico. also APD Officer.

My Sister's Husband is a Marine currently in the middle east, stationed out of Yuma, Az.

R401KTJ
06-27-2009, 12:30 PM
20 Years Air Force. Retired. worst assignment was a remote to Korea. I was in Precision Measurement Equipment

Wife was in for 10, She was in Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE), also and my Ex-Wife is still in, is a LTCOL and leaves for her second tour in the sand box the begining of next month, She is a Medical Officer.

My daughter is on delayed enlistment for the Air Force too


Further, my father spent 28 years and retired and everyoine of his brothers did active duty in one of the branches. I have 2 uncles on my moms side that did service, one retired a full bird. My older brother also spen 4 yrs active USAF.

MY Mother took care of our family during the 28yrs of my dads active service, that in itself is a hell of a commitment.

LMAO...My X was PMEL......

This is good stuff.....service to be proud of!!!

Gotta love a woman willing and able to support a household during a military career...

Outstanding!!!

R401KTJ
06-27-2009, 12:32 PM
I sadly wasn't able to join, medical condition ( bad knees )

My Grandfather is a 24 yr Vet, he was a Pilot in the Navy. WWII and Korean War.

My Father was Communication Specialist. in the Army 4 yr now currently Govt.

My Brother is Air Force Security Forces In New Mexico. also APD Officer.

My Sister's Husband is a Marine currently in the middle east, stationed out of Yuma, Az.


Very cool Adam....again, a family dedicated to service....Outstanding!!!!

You should see if your grandfather has any old pics.....I love seeing the "old school" combat pilots...they were tough as nails.

ademster
06-27-2009, 12:38 PM
I have a website with all haha stand by

Doc in AZ
06-27-2009, 12:39 PM
5 years in the army as a crew chief / flight engineer on blackhawks. i was stationed in germany with 12 aviation brigade in a "quick reaction" unit working primarily with special forces. i racked up over 800 flight hours in just under 4 years, 500 in combat. i had 5 rotations into iraq (3-6months at a time). we were attached to a special forces unit patroling the northern no-fly zone. remember in 94 when the american F-16's shot down the two american blackhawks? that was my unit and the mission we flew daily. luckily i wasn't down there for that rotation.

i was enlisted for 6 years, but due to falling off a helicopter i ruined my hip, the army dr's said they could fix it but made it worse (sound familar?). i was 10% short of getting a full medical retirement.

i think i was 20 or 21 in these pix... lol.. gotta love the military standard moustache :D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j227/miltdamnit1/BattleGear3.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j227/miltdamnit1/BattleGear4.jpg

ademster
06-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Here is the link (http://levonius.com/Carl_G_Patricia_A_Levonius_Sr/Kevin%27s_Tribute_To_The_Commander/Tribute_To_The_Commander.htm)

And link number 2 (http://levonius.com/Carl_G_Patricia_A_Levonius_Sr/military.htm)

R401KTJ
06-27-2009, 12:45 PM
[QUOTE=Doc in AZ;500225]5 years in the army as a crew chief / flight engineer on blackhawks. i was stationed in germany with 12 aviation brigade in a "quick reaction" unit working primarily with special forces. i racked up over 800 flight hours in just under 4 years, 500 in combat. i had 5 rotations into iraq (3-6months at a time). we were attached to a special forces unit patroling the northern no-fly zone. remember in 94 when the american F-16's shot down the two american blackhawks? that was my unit and the mission we flew daily. luckily i wasn't down there for that rotation.

i was enlisted for 6 years, but due to falling off a helicopter i ruined my hip, the army dr's said they could fix it but made it worse (sound familar?). i was 10% short of getting a full medical retirement.

i think i was 20 or 21 in these pix... lol.. gotta love the military standard moustache :D


Great stuff Doc.....

Thank god you don't wear that "stache" now....

R401KTJ
06-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Here is the link (http://levonius.com/Carl_G_Patricia_A_Levonius_Sr/Kevin%27s_Tribute_To_The_Commander/Tribute_To_The_Commander.htm)

And link number 2 (http://levonius.com/Carl_G_Patricia_A_Levonius_Sr/military.htm)

That's what I'm talking about!!!

I gotta get home and read through it....

Thanks Adam!!

ademster
06-27-2009, 12:50 PM
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ademster
06-27-2009, 12:56 PM
you can spend hours reading our info, and well you wont read it all..

our history dates back to the 1600's i think it was.
We are also in contact with our Cousins that still live in Finland, and still own a house that one of my great grandfathers built.

106 + years it has been in our family.

Bilt4Comfort
06-27-2009, 12:58 PM
My Father (rip) was US Navy during early Vietnam, and my Great Great Grandfather was Gen. George S. Patton believe it or not.
The military would have done me some good more than likely back in the day, but I didn't really give a **** about anything until around age 23.
Thanks to all of you that have sacrificed on our behalf.

dieter
06-27-2009, 02:05 PM
worst assignment was a remote to Korea.

This was one of best year of my career. It was hard being away from the family for that long. I missed the 1st year of my daughters life. But I made the best of it and met alot of good people. I talked to my family everyday and we sent pics back and forth all the time.

I am currently serving USAF F16 Crew Chief. I will be in for 9 years in August, I am reenlisting on Tuesday for another 6 years. My assingments were Edwards AFB Ca, Kunsan AB Korea, and now I am here at Luke AFB. I spent 4 months at Manas AB in Kyrgyzstan, I wouldn't call it the sandbox it snowed for 3 months while we were there. I have had a great time the last 9 years and looking forward to the rest of it.

Bryan

probable cause
06-27-2009, 03:14 PM
joined 5 days before 9/11 and did my 4. I was Cryptologists "spook" in the navy. did time in korea and naples, italy.

Antman
06-27-2009, 04:25 PM
Joined Navy in 1965, Was on 3 ships. Oiler, Guided Missle

Destroyer, and an ocean going tug. My rate when I got out

was a E-5 Radioman, RM2, with top secret off line Crypto

clearances. I saw the Mediterranean 3 times, (cruises),

Made it as far east as Istanbul, Turkey, as far south as

Capetown, SA, as far north as Bear Is. and north of the

USSR.

I worked with Naval Security Group on a TAD basis.

I also spent 8 months prowling the hills North and west of

Danang, in Vietnam with the Marines, God Bless em.


My father was also a Naval Enlisted Pilot during WWII and spent 15 years in the USN

until he was medically retired.

My Grand Father before him served in the Navy during WWI. He was a gunner and a

barber on a Cruiser in the south Atlantic chasing German raiders.

Silvacon
06-27-2009, 04:34 PM
I joined up in 1992 as an F-16 crew chief. I was one of the lucky ones to get sent to Kunsan, South Korea for a year right out of tech school. Talk about a blur, I was 20 and single. At the time drinking age was 18, so I lived it up.

Again lucky me, I was sent to South Georgia where we got to travel all over the world....The middle East, mostly Saudi Arabia 94, 95 and 96. When I returned from my rotation is 96 I was handed a set of order for Osan, South Korea.

By the time I left for Osan I was a proud daddy of a 3 month old premie. Talk about a tough time. I was there for yet another year. Returned to Georgia and was on the hot seat for more rotations to the Middle East. Eventually the F-16's were removed form Georgia and I was sent here to Luke in 2001.

TEXAZJK
06-27-2009, 07:53 PM
89-99 USAF AMMO troop. IYAAYAS!

Joined to see the world so logically my first assignment was Cannon AFB, NM. Liked that so much that I volunteered for the first Gulf War and spent 8 months over there watching scuds fall out of the sky.

Finally got out of the States and went to Kadena AB Okinawa. Because of ties to the AF Volleyball team I got to go TDY to mainland Japan, Korea, Guam, and Hawaii.

Next base (saved the best for last) was Aviano AB Italy. From there, and again because of volleyball, went to Germany, Spain, Austria, England, France, Switzerland, Croatia, Benelux, etc.

Would have stayed in if they would have let me stay in Europe but good to be back in the States as a civilian. Also glad I got a jump on a civilian career since bomb builders :osama: are not in such high demand even though this would have been 20 years.

Desertdawg
06-27-2009, 08:00 PM
Retired Air Force AMMO (Munitions Specialist).

My son is currently in the USAF as a Security Forces Specialist, and my father was Air Police in the USAF during the Korean War.

My career took me to Lowery AFB, CO., Dyess AFB, TX., Spangdahlem AB, Germany, Holloman AFB, NM, Luke AFB, AZ, Keflavik NAS, Iceland, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ.

I also served in Desert Storm as a convoy commander with the very first Line Haul operation of it's kind that the USAF formed. They called it the "Blue Ball Express" (And yes we had lots of laughs due to the name :smug:). We hauled bombs, explosives, and critical cargo throughout the AO.

amber.hodge
06-27-2009, 08:10 PM
meh - might as well.

my fam
Grandfather - US Army, Truck Driver, Normandy Invasion + 4 yrs in European area of WWII
Great Uncle - US Army, Captain, KIA in Korean War
Uncle - US Navy, Engineer, East PAC
Father - US Army, Radio Teletype Operator (SGT), 18th Airborne Corps, Vietnam draftee 71-73
Brother - US Merchant Marine Academy, US Coast Guard - currently on terminal leave - PO2 (SK)

Myself
US Navy 2000-2002 - Damage Controlman, San Diego, CA - USS Pearl Harbor (honorable discharge)
AZ Army National Guard 2003-present - Crash and Rescue Fire Fighter till 2008, Human Resource Sergeant 2008-present (Full time national guardsman).


I left someone off, but he can post what he wants about himself and his side of the family if and when he chooses. :)

R401KTJ
06-27-2009, 09:55 PM
"Thanks" to those that have posted.

It's pretty cool to see all the family history.

Thanks again!!

Phtmphxr
06-28-2009, 01:17 AM
Well, let's see how far do we wanna go back.
Both sides of my family served in just about every branch of the service (except coast guard)
I did 20 years In the Air Force Primary Job was Crew Chief but with numerous shredouts (F-4C-D-E-G, A-10, F-111, and of course the wonderfull B-57 Canabera and F-105G, ABDR Tech, Repair & Reclamation, Crash Recovery). I was assigned to Kadena (The "Rock"), Osan (X2), George AFB (No longer exists I closed it in 92), and Davis-Monthan. Been TDY to some wonderfull places England, Germany, Italy, New Zeland, Phillipines, Mainland Japan and Canada. Also some S#@t holes: Egypt, Wake Island, Iwo Jima, Shemya Alaska and Labrador Newfoundland. I met my wife of 31 years in the Air Force (Dental Tech / War Skills Medic) and how we met / got married is a long story. My Oldest Son did 4 years in the Army (1 Year in Korea Assigned to camp Liberty Bell and 3 Years in the 3rd ID 2nd Bn 1-64 "Outlaws" 1 tour in Iraq at Camp Cuervo). My Youngest is on Delayed Enlistment for the Air Force (Computer Tech).

f5driver
06-28-2009, 01:29 PM
I retired from the USMC Oct. 07. 12 years flying the Harrier and 8 years flying the F-5 for the reserves in Yuma. I kinda miss the speed at times.

Tom Schenk
06-28-2009, 02:09 PM
USMC 95-99
MOS 0311
Marine Barracks - Rota, Spain
3/7 Lima Co - 29 Palms CA
and a few deployments...

and also AZ Army National Guard 00-01

If you haven't checked out Together We Served yet, you should. There is one for each branch:
http://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=191374

MOUT town in Oki

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/tomschenk/military/scan0001.jpg

Henthorn
06-28-2009, 08:27 PM
Active Duty USAF.

3c051 and a little bit of other things thrown in.

I've been places....(yeah...lots of "Green Door" activity)

Cave Gimp
06-29-2009, 08:58 AM
Me, AFROTC at ERAU, until Flight Surgeon declared me "Unfit for Duty" do to my knees. I guess it was bad enough I couldn't meet the stringent "bike" PT requirements. :) I would have gotten my butter bars on April 27th 2001. Watching 9/11 unfold and knowing that my friends were going in, and my stupid knee kept me out sucked.

My dad, AFA 1966 - Pilot in Vietnam, C-141 most of his career, retired 2004 at 28.
My oldest brother-in-law - USNA 1991, served on USS John Young, until retired to back issues
My other BL - AFA 1994 still flying C-17s out of Charleston, SC. He is active AF reserve. They like Charleston, and he still loves to fly.

Thank you to all that have served, and for those still in service keep safe.

NVRSTUKTJ
06-29-2009, 09:29 AM
2 Tours Security Police (Law Enforcement).....stationed at Clark AB (PI), Hickam (HI) and Laughlin (TX).....Too many TDY's to list......would have stayed in, but they didn't want to send me anywhere....and I was a world-wide overseas volunteer......got out in 86 and ended up here......

Mach04TJ
06-29-2009, 02:21 PM
Me - TSgt USAF 1998 - present.
Oldest bro -Lt. Col USAF 1997 - present
Middle Bro - Maj. USAF 2000 - present
Both grandfathers WW2 one was B-17G Nav in Army air corp and other was an Army ground pounder and was part of the Normandy cleanup crew.
A couple uncles and an aunt served at different times and different branches.

Just a little history!

Mat

dragon51
07-01-2009, 12:03 PM
I was in for 7 1/2 years in the Air Force, got asthma as a going away gift from my last deployment across the pond. Now they have me a temp medical retiremant. So now its back to school for me.

I was a EC-130 crew chief at DM, it was a good time when I was in I am glad I am out now. With my asthma I got I was not able to pass the PT any more and getting told I will get a LOR (letter of reprimand) if I don't pass. I don't miss those games.

But over all I am glad I was able to do my part for my country. 3 deployments to Kuwait all during the summer! And let me tell you now that is some heat! lol Then getting our 130 ready in the middle of the aternoon, nothing like going in to a oven! I have never drank so much water in my life!

allek@t
07-01-2009, 12:16 PM
I never had the honor of serving as I had asthma, but I am proud to be called a Cramer for many, many reasons.

This gentleman is my grandfather and has had some astounding accomplishments through out his career.

Enjoy!

I will say that my uncle served 2 tours in Vietnam. Once in the marines and once in the army. I will post up pics of him when I get home.

My dad server USAF (brief moment in time)

My grandfather on my moms side was in the coast guard

Jeeper Creeper
07-01-2009, 09:50 PM
Hello from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar !

Former Marine 5937 '91-'96
Arizona Air National Guard 2A571 '99---->

P.S. Thanx again Don222222

Henthorn
07-01-2009, 10:41 PM
Hello from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar !

Former Marine 5937 '91-'96
Arizona Air National Guard 2A571 '99---->

P.S. Thanx again Don222222

Just got back from there last year!

Are you housed in the BPC or in the tents at the CC?

I met a little 98lb aussie girl who drank me and the COL under the table!---And she kept drinking!!!

Jeeper Creeper
07-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Are you housed in the BPC or in the tents at the CC?

Nope, not in the BPC (better peoples compound), I'm in some sort of double wide thing with a tiny room in the CC (concentration camp). There are a few tents left but they are for extremely short stays.
No more drinking under the table here. Three beers / 24 hr period. Can't even do a midnight six-pack.

Henthorn
07-02-2009, 07:06 AM
Nope, not in the BPC (better peoples compound), I'm in some sort of double wide thing with a tiny room in the CC (concentration camp). There are a few tents left but they are for extremely short stays.
No more drinking under the table here. Three beers / 24 hr period. Can't even do a midnight six-pack.

Oh, yeah---thats the way it was when I was there.....3 beers per night.


May I suggest finding someone that has access to either the Aussie/British bar or the officers bar.



Yeah---I was in a double wide when I was there....they suck.... especially those damn wool blankets they give you---that and the doublewides smell like urine.


If you get a chance (and he is still doing it) go to the generals beach house when it is offered... It was a bad *** day!

I worked in the CAOC while I was there.

kinkade4life
07-02-2009, 08:10 AM
My Grandpa (moms side) U.S. Army, something to do with spy in germany?? he wont tell me much, could be true, dont know?
Grandpa (Dads side) USAF Firefighter died before his 20 yrs
Uncle- USAF Firefighter 12 yrs then guard for remainder of 20
Dad- USAF Firefighter 20 yrs
ME- USAF Firefighter 9 yrs
Brother- Army photographer/journalist 4 yrs
brother n law-Army 82d Airborne Ranger going on 5 yrs and on his way back to Afgan
Other brother n law- Marines 4 yrs, now in the reserves

M60A1
07-03-2009, 07:25 PM
Never knew my Grand parents on either side so no idea if any served.
My Dad was drafted in WW2. He had only 1/2 of each lung and was an active tubercular. He was an aircraft mechanic at Avra Valley airfield working on bombers used to train aircrew.
I was commissioned in 75 as an MP. After my basic course I found that the MP unit was traded for Field Artillery. I walked into the Reserve center which was Armor and got absorbed there. I branch transferred and stayed Armor until I retired in 2000. I had the usual jobs up to Company Command as well as staff puke assignments. I was also an instructor for MOS, Officer Advanced course and Command and General Staff College.

I was activated for Operation Just Cause (Panama invasion) as a TDY assignment. It was an interesting experience and I'd go back there in a heartbeat.

I finished up as IRR and had assignments in Ft. Sam Houston and Ft. Jackson. Retired as an LTC.

JeepTJ98
07-03-2009, 11:36 PM
Been active USAF for 2 years 3 months now. Fuels Distribution. Stationed at Luke AFB. Deploying to Iraq in August. Will be my first one and I can't wait (don't want to leave family behind, but i joined to serve). Happy Fourth to all!

PBKing
07-09-2009, 05:12 PM
Army '72 to '77
Thankyou to everyone that served...

4Lfever
07-09-2009, 07:35 PM
Army 95-05...31u
My dad was a marine in vietnam
Grandpa army aircorps in ww2
My sister is currently serving in afghanistan.

XJ Un-Limited
07-09-2009, 07:59 PM
US Army from 91-01.

First 5 years as a 51B, Carpentry and Masonry Specialist... also part time Combat Engineer.

Was at Ft. Gordon (yes, it's home of the signal corps) as engineer support with the 92nd Engineers.

Then I was shipped off to Panama (536th Engineers) and did 4 years there. While there I went to El Salvador for 9 months and to Suriname for a month and lots of deployments in between.

Then back to the states to re-classify into 68G, Helicopter Airframe Repair for the last 5 years of my career.

I was stationed at Ft. Bragg (I Company, 159th Aviation) with a tour in Korea (3/6 Cavalry, Apache squadron).

Doc in AZ
07-09-2009, 08:10 PM
US Army from 91-01.

I was stationed at Ft. Bragg (I Company, 159th Aviation) with a tour in Korea (3/6 Cavalry, Apache squadron).

i was in C company 6/159 avn part of 12th aviation brigade in germany from 94-98. they redesignated all of the units under 12 aviation brigade. c 6/159 became D 158 avn.

big_dave302
07-13-2009, 08:25 PM
US Army 96-00. 11B. Was assign to The Old Guard Pesidential Honor Guard in Washington DC.

sally
07-16-2009, 07:19 PM
Been in the USAF as a firefigther for almost 4 years, with 2 more to go on this enlistment. If i make my staff stripe (find out in august) will most likely re-enlist. Stationed here at good ol luke, have been on nemorus TDY's some for school some one to Qatar. Had a blast thier. But the only other awesome TDY was working the republican national convetnion that was neat.

infernosrt
07-17-2009, 08:59 AM
USAF firefighter 9 years and counting
been to iraq a few times and quatar and romania and well alot of places now even as close as oklahoma for a tdy

M60A1
07-20-2009, 02:47 PM
Sally,

Unless you really hate being in, don't forget to re enlist. I don't know how many folks I have talked to that said they wish they had stayed in. Good luck to you on the promotion.

blueballexpress
05-28-2011, 10:57 PM
Retired Air Force AMMO (Munitions Specialist).

My son is currently in the USAF as a Security Forces Specialist, and my father was Air Police in the USAF during the Korean War.

My career took me to Lowery AFB, CO., Dyess AFB, TX., Spangdahlem AB, Germany, Holloman AFB, NM, Luke AFB, AZ, Keflavik NAS, Iceland, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ.

I also served in Desert Storm as a convoy commander with the very first Line Haul operation of it's kind that the USAF formed. They called it the "Blue Ball Express" (And yes we had lots of laughs due to the name :smug:). We hauled bombs, explosives, and critical cargo throughout the AO.

This is to desertdawg. Please email me at: blueballexpress@hotmail.com.
I also am an ex 46150 who was in DS and drove for the BBE. I took the email address to get others who were there to contact me.

Desertdawg
05-31-2011, 07:06 PM
This is to desertdawg. Please email me at: blueballexpress@hotmail.com.
I also am an ex 46150 who was in DS and drove for the BBE. I took the email address to get others who were there to contact me.

I'll be a son of a gun! I haven't been in contact with anybody that was a BBE member since I came back from Desert Storm! Do you remember me? I was the convoy commander that got scratched by a baboon and had to get rabies shots. My call sign was Baboon after that incident. Here's some photos you maybe interested in.:) Yeah I had porn star stach back then.:laugh2:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/1stconvoy.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/peestop.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/bigbombandme.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/convoytojeddah.jpg

Fenom Fab
07-09-2012, 03:26 PM
Third generation squid. I enlisted in 1993 did my 4 as a Electronic Warfare Technician on board the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69). I was in the Haitian Vacation, Southern Watch, Sharp Guard, spent time in the Adriatic throwing bombs at Bosnia, etc. We had the fastest Transatlantic, Mediterranean, Med-Weaps transition, Suez Canal, Red Sea, IO, into the Persian Gulf transit in Navy history (at least pre-1994), 10 days.