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Welcome to the group! Thank you for your service to this great nation. Please tell us a little bit about yourself...


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

My name is Dave and I live in Carlisle, PA .  


I retired from the Navy after 23 years as Chief Aviation Boatswainsmate, most of my time was spent on seaduty,  I was also have been in squadrons, and pulled various duty and even ended up with the SeaBees.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Rsteade:


I'm afraid my military service was quite boring.  I was an MP in the USAR.  Now I work in security.  I have 2 kids, both now in high school:  my daughter is a junior, my son is a freshman.  They live w/ my ex-wife, here in Lincoln, NE.


In addition to being an ex- MP, I'm also an ex-pastor.  I served several churches for 12yrs. before leaving full-time ministry to return to Lincoln 6yrs ago to be closer to my kids & my mother whose health was failing.  [I also served as Chaplain for several vets organizations].


-- Greg

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Rsteade:


I'm afraid my military service was quite boring.  I was an MP in the USAR.  Now I work in security.  I have 2 kids, both now in high school:  my daughter is a junior, my son is a freshman.  They live w/ my ex-wife, here in Lincoln, NE.


In addition to being an ex- MP, I'm also an ex-pastor.  I served several churches for 12yrs. before leaving full-time ministry to return to Lincoln 6yrs ago to be closer to my kids & my mother whose health was failing.  [I also served as Chaplain for several vets organizations].


-- Greg



What's important is the you served your country honorably.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hi,


My names Joe Chavez, currently still serving, on my 2nd tour in Iraq, but when I get back I'll be getting out after my 3 month mandatory stabalization period ends. My first tour was 2 years ago near Tikrut, Iraq, & not Speicher for all your Iraq Veterans. This tour is in the heart of the motherland, Baghdad. Getting closer to re-deploying which I am looking forward to quite a bit, naturally.


I am married, & while deployed my wife had our first child, a beautiful baby girl Named Lily, whom I just met a little over a month ago on mid-tour, so I can't wait until I get to be back with them both.


I am a 19D, Cavalry Scout, basically another version on Infantry, to be honest., a SGT & have been doing PSD (Personal Security Detachment) all of this tour, & most of my last as well. Good times.


 


~Joe

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Welcome Joe.  Congradulations on the birth of your daughter!  I know how hard it is to be away -- I've been separated from my kids too, though not because of military service.  I was pastoring churches.  [There were sometimes when I thought I should be getting combat pay though...]


May God bless you and keep you safe!


Greg Lugn

ex 2LT MP USAR

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hey all,  My name is Chris Hall and I am an HM2 (Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class/E-5) in the Navy. Going on 4 years on Active duty now. I am 22 years old, been married for a year and a half to my highschool sweetheart. Trying to start a family, having a little trouble at the moment with my work schedule but we are making the best of it.  Haven't deployed yet, no for the lack of trying though. Been either at advanced training or instructing at training commands...oh well, its been fun though. At the moment I am stationed in Quantico, VA teaching first aid/combat life saving skills and providing medical support to new Marine Corps Officers.

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Thatnks for the invite.  I was U.S. Coast Guard for 10 years before I left to become a police officer in NJ.  Looking forward to chatting with you all.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Im not really new but im gonna go ahead and sound off anyway. Im Chris, im 24 and I joined the Marine corps at 19 right out of high school. I went to boot camp at San diego and Infantry training Battalion (ITB) on camp pendleton. I then joined the 1st Light Armored reconnisance Bn, Nov of 2003 (same year as boot camp and all). My first deployment was Feb of '04 to Oct of '04. I have never been promoted here in CONUS oddly. I recieved PFC in boot camp then Lcpl in Kawait. My second tour was in Aug '05 to Mar '06. My profile has me awards but i have also recieved a few that are not on there. I got out of the Marines june of '07 as a terminal Lance (little humor for ya). I was an Infantry scout durring my time.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hello all.  My name is T.J.  I enlisted in THE United States Marine Corps in Oct. '99 at the ripe old age of 21 (shouldnt've waited that long to join).  I had the pleasure of attending boot camp in San Diego and the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton.  From there, I went to the Marine Corps Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va.  After that, I was stationed at the Marine Corps Security Forces Company, Naval Submarine Base Bangor Washington (MCSFCo NSB Bangor) from May '00 through May '02.  I was a corporal when I left, and had been awarded the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal for my service.  I was then assigned to the Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines as a Javelin Gun section leader (I was trained as a Dragon gunner in SOI.  We didn't have the Javelin then) in May '02.  We deployed two weeks after I arrived.  We were deployed from June '02 through May '03 (It was a long one).  While on deployment, I was promoted to sergeant  and that was the rank I held when I seperated in Oct. '03.  That is the basic overview.  I'm always open for questions.


-T

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Christopher Griffith, Sergeant E-5, U.S. Army. Active Duty 1995-1998, Guard 2004-2007. 13-E Cannon Fire Direction Specialist. 2/3 Field Artillery Kirchgoen, Germany; Bosnia-Operation joint Endeavor-IFOR 01/1996-11/1996; Giebsen, Germany; 1/37 Field Artillery Fort Lewis, Washington untill 1998. 1/144 Field Artillery National Guard 2004-2007; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with the 1/18 Cavalry in 2006,


Damn do I miss it!


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hello my name is Tanya and I was in the US Air Force from 1996-2002. My first duty station was Scott AFB in Illinois.  I worked there for two years at the Tanker Airlift Command Center (TACC).  My second duty station was RAF Lakenheath in England, I was there for four years.  I worked at the 48th Fighter Wing Command Post as an Emergency Actions Controller.  I do miss being in the military very much!  I miss the sense of family that you get from every member of the military and their families.  Civilians just don't understand :-) 


I am now working at my local sheriff's department as a 911 operator and I love my job!  I have been here for three years now and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't learn something new! 

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hello everyone,

My name is Kristie and I currently work for Austin Peay State University as a Campus Police Officer. I just started here back in Feb. I went through the Police Academy in March to May at Tennesse law enforcement training academy.


Before I joined the cilivan law enforcement I was a Military Policer Officer in the Army. I served in the Army for 5 years and decided to get out in August 2007. I served 2 one year tours to Iraq also and decided that the Army wasnt the right career for me.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hey to everyone.  Name is Rusty I served US Navy Seabees, 28 "The Old Pros".   I enjoyed the duty and am proud of the service.  I come from a long line of sailors.  All my uncles served in WWII, only 1 was in the Army, in the Navy.  Had some "China Sailors" yea like in "Sand Pebbles" , 1 Uncle on the USS Indianapolis, a survivor.   My dad was a Master Chief, a Seabee in 28 as well.  


I have been a New Orleans Police Officer for 30+ yrs, worked through Katrina.  I can say without question my prior service was a major benifit there.  In the the Bees we say "The difficult we do today; The impossible takes a little longer"  In the Seals it's " The only easy day was yesterday"     Well here in NOPD everyday is an easy day after Katrina, and nothing is impossible.  


To those young military looking for a LE career, your service may not help get the job but it will make you better at it and the department better with you.   I am a shift supervisor and I look for service in the officers I pick.


To all you hard chargers, "Semper Fi",  Army and Air Force too1

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hey,  My name is Nic Ireland.  I am a U.S. Marine, I got out of the Corps back in 2005.  While in I was an M.P. stationed on Camp Lejuene NC.  Now I live in south AL. were I'm a Deputy Sheriff K-9 unit.


 

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

my name is Allen I started in the Army National Guard when I was a junior in high school (Split Option)  I stayed in the guard as an Infantryman for several years then went active duty for one hitch got out then went back into the guard.  After 11 years of total army time I transferred into the Air National Guard as a TACP (TActical Air Control Party) and have been at that for 9 years.  I just got back from a deplyoyment in Afghanistan.  I just got my twenty year letter but I am going to stay at it for a few more years.  I work full time as a local LEO.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hello all,


I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who served, no matter how long, what branch or what your job, it was in service to America and that makes you my hero. I spent 20 years active duty with the USAF Security POLICE (NOT Forces! That really Pi**es me off they took away our identity...) and my tours were; Lackland AFBTexas (Perm party as well as boot/tech and Camp Bullis),Kunsan AB, Korea, Norton AFB California, Taegu AB Korea, Williams AFB, AZ, Kwang Ju AB Korea, Scott AFB, IL, Kunsan AB, Korea (Yes, again) and finally HQ Air Intelligence (I know, I know...) Agency San Antonio. Whew!


I'm now serving as a Police Officer, US Dept of Veteran Affairs Police, Ft Meade South Dakota. I've also spent 5 years as the Senior Investigator for Comcast Communications, SW Washington/Oregon market and fulfilled my life's dream of being a Casino Security Officer in East St Louis, IL. (Yes, please note that WAS meant to be sarchastic) Anyway, I'm a former SWAT Leader/Member, Intelligence Officer, Public Information Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Plans and Programs, DARE Instructor, Counter Terrorism SRT Leader and Planner, and have worked with virtually every one of our and many foreign "Alphabets" DIA, CIA, FBI, DEA, MI-5/6, GSG9, SAS (Both Brit and Aussie) and every branch of the military. Man, I've been a lot more lucky than I thought. I'm glad to be aboard and look forward to chatting with everyone here. You all stay safe and keep your powder dry!


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(Fortune favors the Brave!)

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hi, My name is Nate I inlisted in the Air National Guard my senior year of highschool. I hold 4 AFSC or MOS, currantly I have been in now for 14 years. Seven years ago I took a job as AGR so I am Active guard. Prior to becoming AGR I was a full time deputy, my heart is in public safety I have been I fire fighter, EMT, and now LE. Two years ago I took a commission as an officer in the Air Force. I poplan to retire from the military and go back in to LE.  


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"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -George Orwell

"When you're not training, somebody, somewhere is and when you meet that person, they will win,"

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I have to be honest...


 


I am a little premature in this group. I am not out yet. I have 3 weeks until I will begin my terminal leave. EAS is November 2. I only served 5 years but they were great and I would not take them back for anything. I am getting out because I want to be a LEO. It has been my dream and I can't wait to make it come true. My name is Jake and I am originally from Wisconsin. I will be staying out here in North Carolina for awhile after I get out but would like to eventually head back to the North.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

My name is Nicole. I just got medically retired from the Air Force after 10 years. Right now, I'm finishing up my last two classes for my dual degrees and attending the Missouri Sheriffs Academy...will graduate in June. I'm married, with 4 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat...lol (never a dull moment).


"If you think education is difficult, try being stupid"
"If you knew you'd be in a fight for your life today, would you have trained harder yesterday?"

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Hello to my Brothers and Sisters,


Long story short, I'm a 10 ten vet married with a full 4-man SWAT team. I joined in Mar' 98 to May 02 as a US Marine reservist,1812 Tank crewman( don't confuse with Fuel tankers, I will send you a 120MM smooth-bore SABOT round from over 5,000 m center mass any day). I'm pround to be a Hollywood Marine, Camp Pendelton dirt still in my veins. I made a drastic change in '02 overnight to the Regular Army. It started in 3-67 AR 4ID, Ft Hood, TX, still as a 19Killer Tanker only on much more upgrade M1A2 SEP tanks, (lot more whistles to mess with). Deploy in Apr '03 to Balad area, around LSA Anaconda and Ba'quba for you Iraqi guys, bearly survived and got home Mar'04. Went on to Ft Knox, KY had our war baby, and continued to Schweinfurt Germany. There I became the Assistant S3 for the 2BCT 1ID Brigade while they deployed to Iraq. The hardest 18 months of my career I finally said enough. I Medical Separated after everyone came home (not all came home.) and know trying hard like hell to get in the Police Force. My next Chapter is just beginning.


To all, Be safe, God Speed and


Semper Fi

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Thnaks for the accepting me my requst to be in the group. I am lookinf forward to talking to people that knows what I'm talking about.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I am a Desert Storm Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and Louisiana National Guard. My MOS was 62E, Heavy Construction Equipment Operator. When I left the service, I was a SPC/E-4. Today, I am a Veteran Police Officer with 13 years experience.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

My name is Mike Gray and I am from Ashland VA.  I served as an active duty MP for 5 years, and was stationed in Korea and Ft. Lee as well as deploying to Iraq.  I also had the prievledge to go to Airborne school, as well as Protective Services school when I was on Active duty.  I am currently serving as a MP in the Reserves as well as a Police Officer near my hometown.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

'llo all!


Blount Island PD (USMC - Jacksonville Florida) Operations Captain on my day job


Right now deployed as a 1SG for a PSD unit in Baghdad for the United States Army. (I am USAR)


Nice to meet you all.

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Hello ... my name is Mark and I served in the USAF for 8 years... did several TDYs.... and served at  Elmendorf, Hill. Holloman as my PCS bases.... that was back in the 70s... have been in law enforcement since 1983..... and then decided to take on a second full time job...so have also worked security since 1996... so I am a 16 hour a day man.... also a Katrina/Rita Vet in 2005....

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

well I now live in sw Florida and work for Venice PD.  I spent more then 8 years in the Army, I was in Artillery, KING OF BATTLE, and did not get into law enforcement until i got out, i did date an mp when i was in...lol

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

US Navy 1968-1972. I was an Aviation Machinist Mate 2/C stationed in Imperial Beach, CA. I worked on helicopters in two squadrons, HC-5 and HS-8. The first was a combat support squadron where we trained aircrewmen. The second an anti-submarine squadron. I made two WestPacs on the USS Ticonderoga CVS 14. Had a great time, but knew that I was not career material.


Following my active duty, I joined the Navy Reserve and was assigned to HS-84, a reserve Antisubmarine helicopter Squadron. I then switched to the Coast Guard Reserve where I was a Port Securityman 2/C. I was assigned to three different areas, Boating Safety (BOSDET), Marine Safety Office and a crewman on a 41 footer. When they asked for volunteers to work Lake Havasu, AZ, I bailed out of San Diego and went to the desert. They gave us two brand new 27' Makos and we had a ball...especially during Spring Break. I ended up leaving due to family problems, planning to go back and qualify for retirement, but it didn't happen, and now would be a great time to have that extra bennie. Oh well.

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USAR 449th MP CO, Jax FL, 1989


BCT E/795 MP BN- Ft. McClellan Al 1989 (Split Op - Summer between Junior and Senior year)


USAR 810th MP CO, Tampa Fl 1989-90


AIT B/787 MP BN - Ft McClellan AL 1990 (USAMPS)


USAR 810th MP CO (CS) 1990-1- Deployed to SA and IZ in support of ODS/S with 16th MP BDE and 82nd ABN


USAR 160th MP BN (I/R) 1991-2


USAR 449th MP CO (CS), JAX FL 1992-5, short tour in Homestead FL ISO Hurrican Andrew relief effort, short tour of MCSF Blount Island FL ISO MPS OPNS


PLDC, Ft. Benning 1994


USAR 351st MP CO (CS) 1995-8 rotated to Roving Sands, Ft. Bliss, JRTC, Ft. Polk, LA and deployed to BiH ISO OJG with 1AD as PSD


USAR 2145th GSU MP DET (LE) JAX FL 1998-2003 Numerous short tours @ Ft Benning, GA ISO WHISC civil disturbance OPNs and OJG Pre-Deployment training of MPs @ CRC, a year on the road working LEO


MPI School, Ft Leonard-Wood, MO 1999


BNCOC (MP-USAR) Ft. Jackson, SC 2000


USAR 309th RAOC, Wiesbaden GER 2003-2005 Worked MPI in GER and UK in conjuction with 423rd SFS, RAF Molesworth, UK - deployed to KU&IZ ISO OIF


USAF (Civ) 423rd SFS, RAF Molesworth, UK (SFA/SFI) 2004-5


USAR 96th MP BN (I/R) 2005-6 MPI & SRT ISO OIF @ Abu Ghraib and Cropper, IZ


USMC (Civ) 2006- present MCSF Blount Island PD OPNs CPT


USAR 1st Motorized infantry CO (PROV), MNSTC-I, Baghdad IZ - PSD 1SG


 


 

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Hi, I am Robert and I retired after 22.5 years.  All my time was Counterintelligence with the Army.  I had 11 years overseas with 9 in the orient and 2 in Panama.  After two wars and no holes I thought the law of averages was running out so I retired.  When I went to work for Customs chasing dopers on the southwest border my wife said I jumped from the frying pan into the fire.  Three more years and I can have two complete government retirements. 

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