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Wanted to make a post to see if there鈥檚 any other Veterans 馃嚭馃嚫 out there. I鈥檝e always dreamed of being a guide who donated some of my time to fishing with other service connected Veterans to help share the healing properties of fishing in the great outdoors. Helping to reestablish a connection with themselves that is based around the solitude and excitement of fishing and adventure.
A quick bit about me I was in the Coast Guard 04-08 serve my whole enlistment in Alaska. I was born and raised there as well spent most of my life on boats fishing or working on boats annd fishing boat after I got out.. But enough about me let鈥檚 here about you!
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Marine Corps, '69 to '72. Believe in two genders. Science backs me up.
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Marine Corps 12-17, Enlisted Aircrew for the V22s. I hear Alaska is quite the cold duty station 馃ぃ
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Marine Corps 12-17, Enlisted Aircrew for the V22s. I hear Alaska is quite the cold duty station 馃ぃ
Marine Corps 12-17, Enlisted Aircrew for the V22s. I hear Alaska is quite the cold duty station 馃ぃ
It was it鈥檚 definitely chilly鈥 sometimes when we have a cold snap here in Florida we go outside and I tell me son this is what it鈥檚 Alaska summers are like hahaha. Glad to not have to deal with that weather or those big seas anymore
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USN Airedale from 1980-1988. VQ2 comm/nav tech and in-flight radio operator, then leading petty officer for Aircrew Candidate School at NAS Pensacola. Yes, I was a big, bad drill instructor and we didn't have "timeouts" under my watch. ;) Still keep in touch with members of my flight crew.
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Thank you so for your service!
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US Navy Seabees supporting the Marines. Vietnam in 1967. Camp defense force for 6 months, driving a gas tanker the the rest of our deployment.
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Thank all of you for your service and the same goes to whoever else served.
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Thanks everyone for their service. Not a vet here, but you can donate your time to veteran鈥檚 groups (Project Healing Waters, Rivers of Recovery, Wounded Warriors, etc.) without having been a veteran.
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Marine Corps 2005-15, Camp Fuji 2008-10 best duty station Corps has to offer and was fortunate enough to visit Iwo Jima and climb Mt. Suribachi. OEF 2011, SPMAGTF-CR 13-14.

Also had the pleasure of running some ranges from Eielson AFB Alaska. Let鈥檚 say Marines get used to being cold even this FL boy, but palm sized mosquitoes 馃 never. We would hide in HMMWVs and they鈥檇 black out the window鈥檚 waiting patiently 馃ぃ

But to all who serve and have served thank you馃檹 Veterans of any period and branch will always be considered family.
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Army; enlisted in 1992, commissioned in 1997, and retired in 2018.

I did quite a few things over those 26 years but the most fun was flying AH-64s for about 15 years. 1,497 days deployed for OIF and OEF... I hate the f'ing desert.

All my cool pics are of stuff I saw, not many of me.

Preflight, inflight, presents for Taliban, refuel (notice the old school mapbook... don't need any FMT!, bad weather enroute to a troops in contact, air drop of supplies to our remote location, typcial afgan terrain from a gunpilots perspective when the request for air supprort comes across the radio, and a reminder that the enemy shoots back.

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Retired Coast Guard Boatswains Mate Chief, 8 years on Kodiak Island, 97-05, sent my ass to Louisville, KY so I retired in 06.

living in South Mississippi now
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Thankyou all for your service !
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USN Airedale from 1980-1988. VQ2 comm/nav tech and in-flight radio operator, then leading petty officer for Aircrew Candidate School at NAS Pensacola. Yes, I was a big, bad drill instructor and we didn't have "timeouts" under my watch. ;) Still keep in touch with members of my flight crew.
Hoooooyahhhhhh petty officer Zika, wings of gold!!!!! 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ

Marine Corps 2005-15, Camp Fuji 2008-10 best duty station Corps has to offer and was fortunate enough to visit Iwo Jima and climb Mt. Suribachi. OEF 2011, SPMAGTF-CR 13-14.
Ayyyy fellow spaghetti magtf!! I did 15-1 and 16-2
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Thank You all!
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Army 69-71 CW2. Flew B model gunships, 129th AHC. Anson Vietnam 2 corp.
Great toy for a 19 year old .
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USAF 1967-1971
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OK vets, let鈥檚 see those pics of when you served, I know you have some cool pics of your service. Edit your entries and add your pic. I was commissioned in 86鈥 and retired in 2014, Col USAF ret. Fighter Pilot.
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Army 2010 - end of 13. Infantry

Spent a few deployments in Afghanistan. I鈥檒l have to go find my cool guy pictures. Feels like another lifetime ago. pictures as promised

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USCG 1980-1984, served on a 327' cutter and small boat station on Tybee Island. My daughter is a pilot in the AF.
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