Any ex-SF / military folk?

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posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 03:02 AM
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Hey everyone on ATS

I've noticed quite a few posters on here seem to have some sort of military background - from all walks of life and nationalities.

I'm very curious to hear what experience people have, and where they've been / done.

I'll obviously start.

Joined the Australian Army in 98 - Signals Corps.
2000 - Posted to 4RAR (Commando) - trained in all facets of unconventional warfare.
Spent 6 months peacekeeping in East Timor (UN) - plus a few other stints which I won't get into at this point.

Would be interested to hear what other people have done - and if anyone has any questions, I'd be happy to answer (to the extent I can).


Cheers




posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 06:37 AM
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Nice job, serving the country.

I'd like to know what is there in the Signals Corps, or rather, what is it really like doing stuff in there.

Cheers



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:16 AM
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I served in the USMC from 1967-1971.

I was trained as a Field Artillery Batteryman [FABtryman).

I worked with classified documents for a while.

Studied Vietnamese before going to Vietnam.

Served as a FABtryman in Vietnam from Aug. 68 to Feb. 69 on 155mm howitzers M-109SP and 4.2 in. mortars (base-plates).

Was wounded in action on 23 February 1969.

I spent the remaining two years recovering from my wounds and shuffling papers.

Nothing to shout about really, but my time in was intense at times, boring and tedious at times, but generally, interesting and challenging.



[edit on 2008/6/18 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:37 AM
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2000-2003 us army
i was a 19D recon security
im now a disabled vet.
im 26 years old and trying to get back in, no luck so far.
nothing else to report at this time..



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 10:06 AM
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reply to post by LifesNomad
 


No military experience here. But you all did a great thing serving your country, I have great respect for anyone who is or has been in the military. As I said in my first thread, my grandfather was Special Forces in Vietnam and he was truly a great man.

I applaud all of your courage.



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 10:11 AM
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Ex-reserved armed forces here.

Infantry.

Was going for a specialist selection course and snapped my pelvis, so all that got canned at the tender age of 23.

Life sucks but you have to get on with it - I went into health care, met a beautiful woman, got married and have a sweety pie baby girl now...

So I guess what sucked at the time turned me to a path I would never of trodden upon.

Greets to all who have served or are serving.



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 10:35 AM
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Im active duty Air Force. I do things with computers, dealing with nuclear weapons.

Also done 2 deployments to Iraq, and one to Kuwait/Qatar.

[edit on 18-6-2008 by PokeyJoe]



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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Thats freaking cool.

Commandos, nukes, Infantry, medics, artillery . .. . All we need now is heavy armour and air support.



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 11:30 AM
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reply to post by Dan Tanna
 



You've obviously not seen the "ATS warehouse of goodies"...




posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 04:25 PM
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ROFL.... Awesome.

So your who keeps the TR3 B anti gravity triangle black super zero point energy space fighter star craft!

I knew it !



Need trigger pullers for those deep space missions ? if so... this threads the place to recruit !



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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There is quite a few of us serving and ex military guys and gals on here at ATS. I personally served with UK Armed Forces although i wouldnt go as far to say which exact unit(s) or places i served in. Thats my paranoid nature only though. I believe we have many members from almost every aspect of the military on ATS which is bloody excellent especially when a topic needs a little expert knowledge.



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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Current rank - Major

513th Military Intelligence Brigade 1987 - 1991
20th Special Forces Group 1991 - 1997
5th Special Forces Group 2001 - 2003
US Armi Special Operations Command 2004 - 2007
Individual Ready Reserve - Present

Served in

Panama
Gulf War
Somalia
Afghanistan
Iraq
GWOT



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by Birddog26
Current rank - Major

513th Military Intelligence Brigade 1987 - 1991
20th Special Forces Group 1991 - 1997
5th Special Forces Group 2001 - 2003
US Armi Special Operations Command 2004 - 2007
Individual Ready Reserve - Present

Served in

Panama
Gulf War
Somalia
Afghanistan
Iraq
GWOT




That just got my ....
HOLY COW DUDE
award.

Kudos to you...a major in 5TH SF ???? Freaking... thats madness !



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 06:30 PM
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US Army Mlitary Police Airborne, Ft Bragg, NC use to be 95B
US Army CID reserve use to 95D

1990-1998

Did a lot of deployments some good and some bad.



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:28 PM
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I'm pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of previous (and current) serving members.

Great to hear from you all!



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:34 PM
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US Army Active 91-93

19D Heavy Recon 1 Squadron 3 Armored Cavalry Regiment

Coolest day in service was in a Blackhawk watching the Cobras in 4/3 during gunnery.



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 09:08 PM
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cool i figured there had to be another scout or two running around here.

best day for me was watching rangers jump from c-130's while we were recapturing a airport. it was right at twilight. and all i could see were black dots in the light from machine gun fire...



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by Dan Tanna

Originally posted by Birddog26
Current rank - Major

513th Military Intelligence Brigade 1987 - 1991
20th Special Forces Group 1991 - 1997
5th Special Forces Group 2001 - 2003
US Armi Special Operations Command 2004 - 2007
Individual Ready Reserve - Present

Served in

Panama
Gulf War
Somalia
Afghanistan
Iraq
GWOT




That just got my ....
HOLY COW DUDE
award.

Kudos to you...a major in 5TH SF ???? Freaking... thats madness !


Dan,

Thanks,I got your U2U but do not have enough privileges to reply yet. I always love to hear from the Brits. I served with some of your finest at the start of the last invasion of Iraq. We were at a camp in Jordan, and I helped supply some of the cover while they took H2 airbase on the Haifa pipe line. They are great group of guys that I enjoyed to be around. I always knew the Brits were a tough bunch, You name your battleships after your mother inlaws "HMS Battle Axe"

Take care,


[edit on 19-6-2008 by Birddog26]



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 12:28 AM
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US Navy 1982-1986

Aviation Fire Control Technician - A7s, F14s
USS Enterprise CVN 65, CAG 11
WestPACs 1984 & 1986



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 02:46 AM
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US Navy 1981-2003.

Worked in the Cryptologic rating.

Did nine Persian Gulf deployments.

Served onboard:
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)
USS Cowpens (CG 63)
USS Stethem (DDG 63)
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54)
USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168)
USNS Observation Island (T-AGM 23)

Shore duty:
NSGA Galeta Island Panama
NSA (twice) (Numerous TAD/TDY's overseas)
NSGA Philippines
NSGA (now NIOC) San Diego

Had alot of fun, enjoyed the hell out of my time on active duty. Since i retired from the Navy i've contracted in the Philippines, and currently in Iraq.





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