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Saint_of_Me
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6/14/2015 8:44:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Hey guys...

My name is Drew and I am a Navy veteran. Nuclear submarines for six years--deployed on both an LA Class Fast Attack sub and on an Ohio Class Boomer. (The USS Dallas and the USS Florida, respectively.)

So I was wondering if there are any other vets on DDO. Please share your branch and enlistment time and MOS or NEC.

And..thanks for your service. I also currently work for the VA.

Too..if anybody has questions about Navy Submarines..or the VA and vet bennies for that matter..please feel free to ask that instead of, or in addition to, sharing your military experience.

Thanks!
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6/15/2015 4:24:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/14/2015 8:44:49 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
Hey guys...

My name is Drew and I am a Navy veteran. Nuclear submarines for six years--deployed on both an LA Class Fast Attack sub and on an Ohio Class Boomer. (The USS Dallas and the USS Florida, respectively.)

So I was wondering if there are any other vets on DDO. Please share your branch and enlistment time and MOS or NEC.

And..thanks for your service. I also currently work for the VA.

Too..if anybody has questions about Navy Submarines..or the VA and vet bennies for that matter..please feel free to ask that instead of, or in addition to, sharing your military experience.

Thanks!

I was in the US Army from 1976 until 1989, my MOS was 26Q, Tactical and Satellite Microwave Communications. I did two tours in Germany during which I stood four tours of duty on a tactical nuclear missile site ready to fire on a moment's notice if the balloon went up. Our expected lifespan was about eight minutes.
That was a long time ago when I was much younger and didn't even consider death an option.

Oh, and I know what BOHICA means as well as FUBAR and a lot of other acronyms that we don't use in mixed company.
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6/15/2015 4:36:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Air Force '76 to '80: Security and missile convoys.

6 months in Texas. 2 years in Upper Heyford, England. 18 months in Minot, N.D.
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Saint_of_Me
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6/15/2015 4:39:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 4:24:39 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 6/14/2015 8:44:49 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
Hey guys...

My name is Drew and I am a Navy veteran. Nuclear submarines for six years--deployed on both an LA Class Fast Attack sub and on an Ohio Class Boomer. (The USS Dallas and the USS Florida, respectively.)

So I was wondering if there are any other vets on DDO. Please share your branch and enlistment time and MOS or NEC.

And..thanks for your service. I also currently work for the VA.

Too..if anybody has questions about Navy Submarines..or the VA and vet bennies for that matter..please feel free to ask that instead of, or in addition to, sharing your military experience.

Thanks!

I was in the US Army from 1976 until 1989, my MOS was 26Q, Tactical and Satellite Microwave Communications. I did two tours in Germany during which I stood four tours of duty on a tactical nuclear missile site ready to fire on a moment's notice if the balloon went up. Our expected lifespan was about eight minutes.
That was a long time ago when I was much younger and didn't even consider death an option.

Oh, and I know what BOHICA means as well as FUBAR and a lot of other acronyms that we don't use in mixed company.

Nice!

26Q....um... tactical satellite/microwave systems technician? (Our NEC's were different that yours).

So you jut missed the Vietnam era. This is a good thing.

I sort of miss the Cold War. Ya knew who your enemy was, at least.

So you have a technical background. When you got out of the Army did you use any of that training in a related field? I think those would be good skill sets to have today, what with the leaning more and more towards wireless and satellite stuff and away from landlines and hardwire.

Thank you for your service. I am glad that balloon never went up.
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dhardage
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6/15/2015 4:46:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 4:39:33 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
At 6/15/2015 4:24:39 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 6/14/2015 8:44:49 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
Hey guys...

My name is Drew and I am a Navy veteran. Nuclear submarines for six years--deployed on both an LA Class Fast Attack sub and on an Ohio Class Boomer. (The USS Dallas and the USS Florida, respectively.)

So I was wondering if there are any other vets on DDO. Please share your branch and enlistment time and MOS or NEC.

And..thanks for your service. I also currently work for the VA.

Too..if anybody has questions about Navy Submarines..or the VA and vet bennies for that matter..please feel free to ask that instead of, or in addition to, sharing your military experience.

Thanks!

I was in the US Army from 1976 until 1989, my MOS was 26Q, Tactical and Satellite Microwave Communications. I did two tours in Germany during which I stood four tours of duty on a tactical nuclear missile site ready to fire on a moment's notice if the balloon went up. Our expected lifespan was about eight minutes.
That was a long time ago when I was much younger and didn't even consider death an option.

Oh, and I know what BOHICA means as well as FUBAR and a lot of other acronyms that we don't use in mixed company.



Nice!

26Q....um... tactical satellite/microwave systems technician? (Our NEC's were different that yours).

So you jut missed the Vietnam era. This is a good thing.

Yeah, I missed all the fighting and left before the Middle East really blew up.

I sort of miss the Cold War. Ya knew who your enemy was, at least.

So you have a technical background. When you got out of the Army did you use any of that training in a related field? I think those would be good skill sets to have today, what with the leaning more and more towards wireless and satellite stuff and away from landlines and hardwire.

I went back to college and got my Electronics degree and now I'm an Instrumentation and Controls Technician in the 2nd largest cheese plant in North America.

Thank you for your service. I am glad that balloon never went up.

That makes two of us. That conflict would have had no real winners.
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6/16/2015 12:21:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/14/2015 8:44:49 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
Hey guys...

My name is Drew and I am a Navy veteran. Nuclear submarines for six years--deployed on both an LA Class Fast Attack sub and on an Ohio Class Boomer. (The USS Dallas and the USS Florida, respectively.)

So I was wondering if there are any other vets on DDO. Please share your branch and enlistment time and MOS or NEC.

And..thanks for your service. I also currently work for the VA.

Too..if anybody has questions about Navy Submarines..or the VA and vet bennies for that matter..please feel free to ask that instead of, or in addition to, sharing your military experience.

Thanks!

I almost was, but I got discharged before I shipped.
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6/16/2015 9:38:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/16/2015 12:21:32 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 6/14/2015 8:44:49 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
Hey guys...

My name is Drew and I am a Navy veteran. Nuclear submarines for six years--deployed on both an LA Class Fast Attack sub and on an Ohio Class Boomer. (The USS Dallas and the USS Florida, respectively.)

So I was wondering if there are any other vets on DDO. Please share your branch and enlistment time and MOS or NEC.

And..thanks for your service. I also currently work for the VA.

Too..if anybody has questions about Navy Submarines..or the VA and vet bennies for that matter..please feel free to ask that instead of, or in addition to, sharing your military experience.

Thanks!

I almost was, but I got discharged before I shipped.

Do you mind telling us why? Just curious. No biggie is you would rather not say.

Thanks.
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6/16/2015 9:39:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 4:36:53 PM, Kyle_the_Heretic wrote:
Air Force '76 to '80: Security and missile convoys.

6 months in Texas. 2 years in Upper Heyford, England. 18 months in Minot, N.D.

How did ya like those winters in Minot? LOL.

In Texas...I am guessing you were in San Antonio?
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Kyle_the_Heretic
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6/16/2015 9:45:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/16/2015 9:39:39 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
At 6/15/2015 4:36:53 PM, Kyle_the_Heretic wrote:
Air Force '76 to '80: Security and missile convoys.

6 months in Texas. 2 years in Upper Heyford, England. 18 months in Minot, N.D.

How did ya like those winters in Minot? LOL.

In Texas...I am guessing you were in San Antonio?

Because I was a low life enlisted cop, I did a lot of snow shoveling at missile sites, so I wasn't too fond of the winters.

Next to San Antonio. Lackland and Camp Medina. That's where they trained security.
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6/16/2015 9:47:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/16/2015 9:45:10 PM, Kyle_the_Heretic wrote:
At 6/16/2015 9:39:39 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
At 6/15/2015 4:36:53 PM, Kyle_the_Heretic wrote:
Air Force '76 to '80: Security and missile convoys.

6 months in Texas. 2 years in Upper Heyford, England. 18 months in Minot, N.D.

How did ya like those winters in Minot? LOL.

In Texas...I am guessing you were in San Antonio?

Because I was a low life enlisted cop, I did a lot of snow shoveling at missile sites, so I wasn't too fond of the winters.

Next to San Antonio. Lackland and Camp Medina. That's where they trained security.

Ahh. Thanks for your post.

And your service.

Drew.
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