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mjchog:
Here is year 7 for this Veterans Day post. Tell us what, when and where you served.

Ill start:

US Navy
1995-2000
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator (AW) Naval Aircrewmen
U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
Deployed to Persian Gulf - 1998 and 2000

My grandpa (the greatest man from the greatest generation)
US Navy
Fire controlman
WWII and Korea

Thank you all for your service!



havok:
US Army - 12 Years Active Service (1982-1994)

Germany
Korea - 2 tours
Ft. Sam Houston, TX
Ft. Riley, KS
Ft. Ritchie, MD

...and a few other short term deployments overseas.

gawntrail:
My dad.  US Marine 1965-1969.  2.5 tours Vietnam.
My grandpa (motherís father) WWII vet (Europeon theater) and post war intelligence (Germany - documenting and investigating the displacement and crimes against German and Austrian Jews).

Thank you to all veterans of all eras.  Thank you to all that served, are serving, and those who plan to serve during conflict and peace time.  My family understands itís comfort comes from your and your familyís service and sacrifice.  I am forever humbled and in your debt.

I raise a glass to all of you. 

RoaminHawg:
U.S. Army 7 years active duty (1985-1992)

Ft. Carson, Colorado-4th Infantry
Amberg, West Germany-2nd Cavalry
Ft. Riley, Kansas-1st Infantry

Desert Storm Veteran

From Tusk Till Dawn:
Pretty much every male in the family before me served so I didnít want to be the first to break the chain.  One of the best decisions Iíve ever made. 

U.S. Army (4 years)
Ft Clayton - Panama Canal Zone
Ft. Hood - Tx

cpohog:

Ark ANG
79-85

US NAVY
1992-Present
Numerous P-3 deployments to the Med, P.R, Panama, Kadena, Misawa, Djibouti
Iraq 2007
Uganda 2011-2012 (IA)
Currently on my 13th deployment
31 years combined service (5 more to go)
Master Chief Petty Officer going on 6 years

longtimeHogfan:
USAF (SAC)
Vietnam era
'59-'63

I'm always quick to point out that I was never in country and certainly never in harms way.  The only time I picked up a weapon was to qualify on the range.  The real 'Thank-You's'   should go to those that flew the missions and waded the rice paddies. 

AFBack:
Sonar Technician Second Class, E-5, USN  (1990-1996)

Assignments
Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific, San Diego, CA (1990-1992)
USS Fife DD-991 Yokosuka, Japan (1992-1994)
USS O'Brien DD-975 Yokosuka, Japan (1994-1996)

USAF (1999-2017)
Space and Missile Officer

Assignments
6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod AFS, MA (1999-2003)
21st Operations Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO (2003-2004)
76th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO (2004-2007)
HQ Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO (2007-2009)
LeMay Center for Doctrine Maxwell, AFB AL (2009-2013)
National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly VA (2013-2017)

Deployments
Al Udeid AB, Qatar (Jan-May 2006)
Balad AB, Iraq (Jun-Oct 2007)
Kabul Afghanistan (Jan 2011-Jan 2012)

Retired. Thanks to all that have served!

Snorts:
God Bless all of you for your service.

USAF Pararescue 1971-1975 (Clark AB Phillipines, Ton Son Nhut AB Viet-Nam, Pease AFB, Eglin AFB)

Army National Guard 1989-2011.  39th Infantry Brigade Camden; 142 Fires Brigade Fayetteville.  A deployment to Iraq included.

Dark Helmet Hog:
Thank you all for your service.

NuttinItUp:

Hawginj:
Seabees 1996- 2001  Nmcb 74 anywhere and everywhere have verterans day to all. Go Hogs!

Big_Red_1:
USAFSS  1961 through  1964  Zweibrucken Germany
6901 Special Communications Group
Cold War Monitored all forms of communications

TriHog:
USA / USAF 28 years.
Operation DS/DS
Operation OIF

JRHoward:
thank You for your service!!!  God Bless all of those that have, are currently, and will stand in harms way.

The Chief:
Been some places. Done some stuff. Killed some folks.

Still going.

TriHog:
And a big thank you to all the family that support us while we're gone.
 We might fight like cats and dogs when it comes to politics, football, and points of view;
BUT when outsiders attack we're all Americans!!

DoubleReedHawgCaller:
Grandpa
US Navy
Artillery loader
WWII

Uncle
United States army special forces
Green Beret
Korean war

007 License To Squeal:
USAF 1971-1991
SAC my entire career.
Missiles
Titan II Launch Crew Member
Minot AFB
Barksdale FAB
Little Rock AFB

The NewEra:
U.S. Army - Seven Years

173d Airborne Brigade, Vietnam 1-year

U.S. Army Ranger, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry 2.5 years

U.S. Army Recruiter, Green Bay, WI. 2 years,

The NewEra:
To all those who served and especially to those who serve today, a special Thank You for picking up the banner of freedom and carrying it forward in such a proud, deliberate and distinguished manner. 

Rayzback:
Dadís Dad: Navy (WWII), Momís Dad: Army (WWII), Dad: Marines (Vietnam), Me: Navy (4 Years), Wife: Navy (4 Years), Sister: Navy Retired, Brother: Army Retired, Sister-in-law: Army (4 Years),  Nephew: Army currently serving.  Happy Veterans Day!

89ALUM:
My father - USAF, 22 years
1961-1983
Missile Launch Officer out of LRAFB
Flight Surgeon in Europe
MASH Hospital commander out of Clark AFB, posted to Vietnam near end of war
Chief of Internal Medicine, WPAFB

Great Uncle, served in Army for 6 years, 1940-1946
Enlisted in Arkansas National Guard, Coastal Artillery Battalion
Fought in Battle of Dutch Harbor
Transferred to Europe, was in Operation Dragoon & Battle of Bulge
One of the first US soldiers to enter Dachau.
Served as medic for four years.
Army Reserve from 1946-1966.

snf6278:
USAF 1999-2005 6 years
B-52 crew chief
Barksdale AFB
Diego Garcia Ď02, Ď03
Guam Ď04

mckinneyhog5:
USAR/USAF-AD
Medic/Flight Surgeon tech
1988-1996
Ft. Sam Houston
Ft. Hood
Brooks AFB
Laughlin AFB
S. Korea/Osan AFB


wildhogman:

--- Quote from: cpohog on November 11, 2017, 07:48:29 am ---Ark ANG
79-85

US NAVY
1992-Present
Numerous P-3 deployments to the Med, P.R, Panama, Kadena, Misawa, Djibouti
Iraq 2007
Uganda 2011-2012 (IA)
Currently on my 13th deployment
31 years combined service (5 more to go)
Master Chief Petty Officer going on 6 years



--- End quote ---
CPO we may have crossed paths back in the day. I was with the 188th fighter wing in FtSmith ANG from 81 to 87.
Almost reupped for another 6 and as a member of the CE that would have put me smack dab in the middle of the first Iragi war.

Grunt:
Meteorology, 1967-1968, Xuan Loc, Vietnam

old_school_hawg:
USAF (SF/Raven), 1995-2003 served in:
AZ, MS, HI, and Rhein-Main, GE.
2 tours in Afghanistan (Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom), 1 in Quatar (Iraqi Freedom).
 I love this country and I love the hogs. Would love to see them defeat LSU today.
WPS!!!

cloverhog:
U S army 1966-1969, Vietnam veteran, 25th infantry division.

jcarter1944:

--- Quote from: mjchog on November 11, 2017, 07:01:11 am ---Here is year 7 for this Veterans Day post. Tell us what, when and where you served.

Ill start:

US Navy
1995-2000
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator (AW) Naval Aircrewmen
U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
Deployed to Persian Gulf - 1998 and 2000

My grandpa (the greatest man from the greatest generation)
US Navy
Fire controlman
WWII and Korea

Thank you all for your service!

--- End quote ---

My Dad US Army WWII
Oldest brother US Army Artillery 2 tours Vietnam 67, 70. 20 yrs retired Major.
#2 Brother US Army 101st Airborne 1 tour Vietnam 65.
Myself US Army 159th Air Defense Artillery Hawk Missals Hanau, Germany 67-69
#3 Brother US Army 67-68
#1 Son US Navy and US Marine Core retired.
#2 Son US Navy and US Army disabled.

I am proud to stand and salute the Flag of the United States of America.   

Kevin:
thanks to all for your service

Piggfoot:
 Capt US Army  DC Hunter Army Airfield, Tuttle Army Hospital , Savannah, Ga. 1970-72
non combat duty, 15 min from Savannah beach. 45 min from Hilton Head.

The Chief:

--- Quote from: Piggfoot on November 11, 2017, 10:10:11 am --- Capt US Army  DC Hunter Army Airfield, Tuttle Army Hospital , Savannah, Ga. 1970-72
non combat duty, 15 min from Savannah beach. 45 min from Hilton Head.

--- End quote ---

Hunter has been my favorite station thus far.

The NewEra:

--- Quote from: The Chief on November 11, 2017, 10:33:44 am ---Hunter has been my favorite station thus far.

--- End quote ---
We staged all of my parachute jumps our of Hunter when I was at Ft. Stewart.  Loved the Savannah area and really appreciated the professionalism of those stationed at Hunter.

welchog:
Colonel, US Army, Retired 2016
Corps of Engineers
Operation Desert Storm, 1991
Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-4

GO ARMY!!!

The NewEra:

--- Quote from: welchog on November 11, 2017, 10:42:24 am ---Colonel, US Army, Retired 2016
Corps of Engineers
Operation Desert Storm, 1991
Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-4

GO ARMY!!!

--- End quote ---

You were some busy beavers in Iraq.  Job well done Colonel!

swineology:
USAF 1977-2007

Elmendorf AFB to Barksdale AFB

Retired Chief

Go Hogs!

Albert Einswine:
B-52 Crew Chief
410th OMS
KI Sawyer AFB
'85-'89

Bob Slydell:
US Army 2004-Present. 

Ft. Benning, GA (Basic)
Ft. Jackson, SC
San Antonio (Officer Basic)
Cp Humphreys, Korea
Landstuhl, Germany
Ft. Belvoir, VA (Present)

HOGS82:
U. S. Army 2014-Present
Airborne Infantry
Fort Bragg, NC - 82nd Airborne Division
1 tour Afghanistan

Arctic Hog:
USAF (1981-2006)
Ground Radio Communications Electronics Technician

Assignments
3411 Student Squadron, Keesler AFB, MS
2151 Communications Squadron, LRAFB, AR - TPS-39 Maintenance at Titan II sites
OL-X something, Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Garlstedt, Germany - Tactical Air Control Party
33 Information Systems Group, March AFB, CA
485 Tactical Missile Maintenance Squadron, Florennes, Belgium - Ground Launched Cruise Missiles (GLCM)
38 Tactical Missile Maintenance Squadron, Wuescheim, Germany - Ground Launched Cruise Missiles (GLCM)
487 Tactical Missile Maintenance Squadron, Comiso, Sicily - Ground Launched Cruise Missiles (GLCM)
1903 Communications Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
OL-something, 1 ASOG, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ - Tactical Air Control Party
355 Communications Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
604 ASOC, Camp Red Cloud, Korea
355 Communications Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
18 ASOG, Pope AFB, NC
52 Communications Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
375 Communications Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
821 Air Base Group, Thule AB, Greenland

-Retired, then began working as a contractor-

Detachment 3, 22 Space Operations Squadron, Thule AB, Greenland (Satellite Tracking)
12 Space Warning Squadron, Thule AB, Greenland (MILSATCOM Maintenance)
821 Air Base Group, Thule AB, Greenland (Base COMSEC Manager)
Detachment 1, 23 Space Operations Squadron, Thule AB, Greenland (Site Manager)
23 Space Operations Squadron, New Boston, NH (Site Manager)
821 Air Base Group, Thule AB, Greenland (Base COMSEC Manager) again
13 Space Warning Squadron, Clear AFS, Alaska (Base COMSEC Manager / MILSATCOM)

hawgrunner:
USN 1987 - 1991
USS FOX CG-33

nlrwildcat1:
ar army  national guard 2001-2005  delta company 212th signal batallion 74delta chemical operations specialist. Only deployed to guard the pine bluff arsenal to guard the chemical weapons.

ar air force national guard 2005-2008 189 civil engineering power production specialist. Little rock afb

chiti66:
SGT-USMC 1984-1988
Crash/Fire/Rescue New River (84-86)
MSG
E. Berlin, GDR (86-87)
Rome, Italy (87-88)
Moscow, USSR (88)

Semper Fi!

HAWGSTANG:
USAF
Staff Sergeant
1990-1999

1990-1992. Keesler AFB
1993. Ankara Air Station, Turkey
1994-1999 McChord AFB, WA

mceasy1001:
US Army
2001- Present

Arkansas, Iraq, Virginia, Arkansas, and currently Twin Cities MN.

Suidae:
F111
RAF Lakenheath
Among other endeavors over 20 + years

SemperFi:
USMC
1986-1992
MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI

SEMPER FI & HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MARINES!

hawgfan4life:
Retired 20+ combined AD and RES.

Germany
Arkansas
Oklahoma

hamsam:
USAF 1991-1995
Weapons Specialist
Desert Shield/Desert Storm

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