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12-14-11, 6:19 PM

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The topic is self explanatory; but then again, seeing as how we are all military types here sometimes self explanatory needs to be explained in detail. Basically just a way for all of us members of the club to introduce ourselves and get to know a little bit about each other. I'm not going to suggest any form or guidelines for one's intro, just whatever you want to share.

I served in the Marines for 5 years as a Navigational Aids Technician. Now I'm struggling my way through college again. I think I'll stick with it this time though.

Hmm, I became an anime addict only after joining the military, once a friend of mine introduced me to it (the original FMA). I really don't think I would have stuck with anime were it not for the fact that there is a whole bunch of it, and deployments to the desert tend to create a lot of down time that needs filling. Now I'm completely hooked.

Anyway, that's just a little bit about me. Looking forward to reading other interesting responses.
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12-14-11, 11:02 PM

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HI! im corsair or kyle your choice dun care. I served in the marine corps for 5 years as well i was a POG and built helicopter engines while i was in. and now am unemployed going to skool.
I got into anime in about 2005 with naruto and then bleach as im sure most did as well.
i enjoy chilling watching youtube poops and various videos while under the influence and the occasional bar excursion.
 
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12-15-11, 4:19 PM

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Greetings,
I, am Antalk. Started my life in the military in the Coast Guard as a snipe doing SAR. 4 and out the door. Needed extra cash and a bud of mine told me about the National Guard. Liked what the recruiter had to say, so I joined. 17 years, several floods, 2 nor'easters, 9/11, 13 months in Iraq and one Hurricane Katrina later I retired a SSG. I was in a position for a Platoon and E7, but my lower back just said no. Soldiering is a young mans job, and it has been many years since I was a young man. Plus, I had the op to retire on the same day as my wife, so we did in 2010 ( she was in the USCG as well ). Held the MOS's of 88M and 77F. Do I miss it? Hell yeah.
I, too have gone back to school and hopefully will be joining the employed ranks this January.
Started watching anime back in the early '70's with Speed Racer and Star Blazers. Watched various anime with my younger brothers in the '80's then got a car, women, etc, etc....then came Netflix. I have been making up for lost time since we got it.

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12-18-11, 10:40 AM

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Corsair857 - When were you at school in pensacola? We might have been there at about the same time, since I spent a long time there learning stuff for my MOS.
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12-19-11, 12:31 PM

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Thanks to all for helping revive this club. I was about to delete it!

Here's my info:

-US Army 1974 - 1976 ( 93K, En Route Air Traffic Control, AIT - Ft. Rucker, AL and Bayreuth, Germany, Sp4
-US Army Reserve 1976 - 1980ish Supply Sgt, 104th Tng Div, SSG, Yakima, WA

(Yes, I'm that old.)

My Dad, who was trained for service in North Africa, ended up at Normandy on D Day. After that, he was in every major battle in the European Theater. Woke up in a field hospital at the "Battle of The Bulge with frostbite. His feet and fingers bothered him the rest of his life. He was with the "Big Red 1" the transportation unit that followed along behind Gen. Patton. Ironically, I ended up being stationed almost straight across the German/Czec border where Dad was when the shooting stopped. (Note: Mom was 42 when she had me.)

My 1/2 brother was a Marine on a aircraft carrier during the Korean "Conflict."

I wasn't in Vietnam but am a veteran of that era. Knew a bunch of guys, mostly helicopter pilots, who had been there. Almost married one or two of them. ;-) A lot of them are now dead thanks to "agent orange" and other stuff.
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12-26-11, 9:01 PM

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Introduce myself huh well I am former SO3 Davis US Navy. Served in Operation Desert Storm. After I got out I kind of went back home for awhile.Then I went to Andrews University were I graduated with a degree in Graphic Arts Tech. I am married and have been for five years now my 5th anniversary was Dec 3rd. I now work as a volunteer for the Red Cross and help out with law enforcement. I have a working knowledge of Japanese and love watching anime whether subbed, dubbed (has to be a correct translation) or raw. Got into anime by watching the Harmony Gold version of Robotech not bad but the Macross series vastly out does Robotech in every way.
 
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12-27-11, 2:58 PM

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Well, lisnoire, you've got me beat, but only by about 3 years. Went into the Nav in Nov of '77 (right after T-day), Spent a year and change in Millington, TN going to school and then in typical military logic wound up in P3 outfit out of Barber's Point, HI after asking for one in Brunswick, ME. Four of us had asked for P3's, two of us to Barber's and two to Brunswick, and you can probably guess who wound up in Brunswick. After Barber's, I wound up in NAF El Centro, CA (nice people, crappy command), followed by ≈4 years on the Constellation before she went around Cape Horn and ended up in Philly for rehab while I went to North Island and finished off my time.

Now back in South Dakota working for the VA Black Hills Health Care System at Ft. Meade, outside of Sturgis. If you have a VA Center Long-term Care unit near you, go visit the vets there. The ones I work around frequently don't have any visitors other than veterans groups and their health care providers. Fair warning though, those folks are pretty set in their ways and can get a touch argumentative. Most of the ones I work around are Korean War and Vietnam vets, but we've lost a few WWII vets this last year that will be missed sorely.


 
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12-28-11, 7:15 AM

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@OrlahEhontas Yeah!!!! another cold war "Old Fart"!
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12-28-11, 4:00 PM

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lisnoire said:
@OrlahEhontas Yeah!!!! another cold war "Old Fart"!
I'm even technically a "Gulf War" vet. The first gulf war that everyone tends to forget about. 'Course I was at North Island in SanDog at the time, but ask a puzzle palace vet of the Vietnam era if he/she is a Vietnam Vet or not, or some of the WWII vets that never left the states. Betcha they say they are...


 
12-29-11, 9:35 AM

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OrlahEhontas said:
lisnoire said:
@OrlahEhontas Yeah!!!! another cold war "Old Fart"!
I'm even technically a "Gulf War" vet. The first gulf war that everyone tends to forget about. 'Course I was at North Island in SanDog at the time, but ask a puzzle palace vet of the Vietnam era if he/she is a Vietnam Vet or not, or some of the WWII vets that never left the states. Betcha they say they are...
--I completely understand. I am a Vietnam era vet 'tho never in country. Shit was flying when I signed on. I remember listening to the fall of Saigon on a small radio in the barracks. Had lots of friends who were there. Lots of first hand stories, just no personal ones.

Oh, I certainly remember the Gulf War. I have two friends who were there, one a female nurse stationed in Riyadh and the other a tanker in the thick of it. I was sitting in a hospital with my Dad (a WWII vet) at the time glued to CNN.
Modified by lisnoire, 12-29-11, 9:41 AM
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12-29-11, 3:57 PM

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lisnoire said:
OrlahEhontas said:
lisnoire said:
@OrlahEhontas Yeah!!!! another cold war "Old Fart"!
I'm even technically a "Gulf War" vet. The first gulf war that everyone tends to forget about. 'Course I was at North Island in SanDog at the time, but ask a puzzle palace vet of the Vietnam era if he/she is a Vietnam Vet or not, or some of the WWII vets that never left the states. Betcha they say they are...
--I completely understand. I am a Vietnam era vet 'tho never in country. Shit was flying when I signed on. I remember listening to the fall of Saigon on a small radio in the barracks. Had lots of friends who were there. Lots of first hand stories, just no personal ones.

Oh, I certainly remember the Gulf War. I have two friends who were there, one a female nurse stationed in Riyadh and the other a tanker in the thick of it. I was sitting in a hospital with my Dad (a WWII vet) at the time glued to CNN.
The one thing I always thank dog for was that Bush's SecState managed to keep a firm grip on Israel's leash. If they had gone off the reservation and joined in on the hammering of Iraq when the dummy dropped Scud's on Tel Aviv, the whole alliance thing would have come apart like the tissue paper that it was made of had gotten wet, and it would have probably expanded well beyond the regional conflict that it was at the time. Dropping things on the Israelis is never a really good idea. They tend to over-react in a really bad way.


 
12-29-11, 10:44 PM

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OrlahEhontas said:
The one thing I always thank dog for was that Bush's SecState managed to keep a firm grip on Israel's leash. If they had gone off the reservation and joined in on the hammering of Iraq when the dummy dropped Scud's on Tel Aviv, the whole alliance thing would have come apart like the tissue paper that it was made of had gotten wet, and it would have probably expanded well beyond the regional conflict that it was at the time. Dropping things on the Israelis is never a really good idea. They tend to over-react in a really bad way.
--"Thank dog for" = coffee snort on the keyboard. As does wet tissue paper and dropping things on the Israelis not being a good idea.
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12-30-11, 2:30 AM

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OrlahEhontas said:
lisnoire said:
@OrlahEhontas Yeah!!!! another cold war "Old Fart"!
I'm even technically a "Gulf War" vet. The first gulf war that everyone tends to forget about. 'Course I was at North Island in SanDog at the time, but ask a puzzle palace vet of the Vietnam era if he/she is a Vietnam Vet or not, or some of the WWII vets that never left the states. Betcha they say they are...


I know how you feel. I to am a Gulf War I Vet (Operation Desert Storm) and most people remember the second one (Iraqi Freedom) because the govt. let them finish that one
 
12-30-11, 3:46 AM

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We remember though. In the military we remember wars like birthdays and anniversaries. They are ingrained into our culture, they are part of us, even if we weren't there. The sheeple only remember what the media tells them to.

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12-30-11, 7:42 AM

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Hello all. Im badseeker. I am currently serving in the U.S. Army reserve as an E-3. My MOS is 91B aka Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. I hope to make SGT in the next few years. I have no deployments under my belt so compared to all of y'all im a green horn. I got into anime when I was about 14 when my friend introduced me to Inuyasha and ive been hooked ever since. Well thats all. Thank you for allowing me into this club and I hope to get to know some of y'all better.
 
12-30-11, 9:30 AM

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Hey, Badseeker! Glad to have you here! As my Dad always said, "We'll treat you so many ways, you're bound to like some of 'em." We also have lots of advice (free advice is often worth exactly what you paid for it ;-) and lots of opinions (opinions are like assholes, everyone has one ;-)

Again, happy to have you here. Now you need to go recruit someone so you are no longer the FNG!
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12-31-11, 8:25 AM

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badseeker said:
Hello all. Im badseeker. I am currently serving in the U.S. Army reserve as an E-3. My MOS is 91B aka Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. I hope to make SGT in the next few years. I have no deployments under my belt so compared to all of y'all im a green horn. I got into anime when I was about 14 when my friend introduced me to Inuyasha and ive been hooked ever since. Well thats all. Thank you for allowing me into this club and I hope to get to know some of y'all better.


What matters is that you have decided to serve your country in my book that spells excellent choice. Besides with your MOS you will get deployed trust me.
 
12-31-11, 9:30 AM

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Oh, badseeker, congrats on the pending promo. Nicely done.
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01-18-12, 5:01 PM

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I was in the Marine Reserve from 2001 to 2009. Went to OIF from April 2003 to Augest 2003.

@OrlahEhontas I never forgot Desert Storm and Desert Shield, though I was still in elementary school at the time. Many of the higher rankers, I met were also in the Gulf War and I believe that was to our advantage in OIF and Afghanistan. I heard some funny stories from one of my gunny's about a Saudi Arabian mishap. But AMEN to what you said about letting us finish. I still remember watching the Iraqi's dip their fingers in ink after voting despite the threats on their life. Kinda makes you get a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

Anyways, I got out in 2009 though I regret that decision. Call me what you like but for some reason I like deployments.... my unit all went to Afghanistan shortly after I left.

Anyways, I been watching anime on and off for about 15 years. And play PC games like crazy. o_o Mainly shooters. xD Rainbow Six 2 is still my favorite.
 
01-18-12, 5:07 PM

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yngtadpole said:
I was in the Marine Reserve from 2001 to 2009. Went to OIF from April 2003 to Augest 2003.

@OrlahEhontas I never forgot Desert Storm and Desert Shield, though I was still in elementary school at the time. Many of the higher rankers, I met were also in the Gulf War and I believe that was to our advantage in OIF and Afghanistan. I heard some funny stories from one of my gunny's about a Saudi Arabian mishap. But AMEN to what you said about letting us finish. I still remember watching the Iraqi's dip their fingers in ink after voting despite the threats on their life. Kinda makes you get a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

Anyways, I got out in 2009 though I regret that decision. Call me what you like but for some reason I like deployments.... my unit all went to Afghanistan shortly after I left.

Anyways, I been watching anime on and off for about 15 years. And play PC games like crazy. o_o Mainly shooters. xD Rainbow Six 2 is still my favorite.


Welcome aboard Shipmate good to have you. In High School during the first so while I was getting my ass shot at you where learning english grammar how do you like that. Well I am happy to have protected your right to a peaceful and fun high school life.
 
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