Since Oct 27, 1998
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I am a military retiree, having served 22 (proud!) years in the Air Force as a communications/computer specialist. Main frame ops, comm center, LAN install, software support, and combat comms out in the field. I retired in 1998 as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8).
Communications and Information badge, Command Level
The "Freddy Kruger", with Star and Wreath
Served at the following locations:
1976-1979: NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colorado
1979-1982: 6th Missile Warning Squadron (PAVE PAWS), Cape Cod AFS, Massachusetts
1982-1984: Overseas to Australia for my Country! 5th Defence Satellite Communications Squadron, Woomera AS, Australia
1984-1988: Back to the Land of the Big BX! Defense Intelligence Agency, Wash D.C.
1988-1991: Defense Communications Agency (Now known as the Defense Information Systems Agency), the Pentagon (escaped in 1991!)
1991-1993: Back Overseas once more. 6917th Electronic Security Group, San Vito AS, Italy
1993-1997: (We closed San Vito, and I did such a good job closing down Comm-Computers there that they moved me north to Germany to help shut down the other ESC/AFIC bases.) 26th Intelligence Group, Ramstein AB, Germany
While at Ramstein, also spent some time here:
1997-1998: Back to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave! 42nd Communications Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Due to Clinton's cuts to DoD funding, the Air Force decided to "outsource" support services on Maxwell/Gunter. Told I would have to move yet again, and having just purchased our Alabamian "Fortress Babylonia", I elected to retire here in Sweet Home Alabama. Today I quietly teach computer networking to computer engineers, while loudly posting at Free Republic. Free Republic is like being in the service. Fun and adventure daily!
Why I joined the US Air ForceReason 1: The Barracks were better
Reason 2: You can play on the bombs
Just be careful playing with bombs, or you can go from this:
This WILL ruin your day! Save it for the Islamofascists!
Reason 3: Our mud 'rasslers are dirtier!
Reason 4: Sometimes you can race planes versus SP cars. Try to stay in your own lane!
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