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Old 02-27-2003, 06:46 AM
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Good Morning,
Just wanted to see if there are any other military members out there that use RCU? Active Duty/Retired?

I'm in the Air Force & Stationed in Japan, I'm Enlisted.

Anyone else?
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Old 02-27-2003, 06:59 AM
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well i'am not active or retired i'am army national guard here
Field Artillery And RCing all the way
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Old 02-27-2003, 07:06 AM
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Old 02-27-2003, 07:25 AM
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I spent four years in the Air Force, from 1995-1999. I was a weather observer, stationed at Fort Knox. All in all, I think I spent only about 6 months on Air Force bases. The rest of the time I got to play with the Army, which wasn't all bad. They didn't know what to do with the dozen or so USAF guys on post, so they stayed out of our hair. The pilots were a great group to work with, along with the rest of the airfield personel.

The airfield was usually idle on weekends, and the airfield manager game me permission to fly my models out there using the runways if I wanted. It seemed like too much of a hassle at the time, so I never took him up on it. In retrospect it sure would have been fun to play around on those 5,200 foot runways.
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SFC, NCOIC for my Budget Section in SHAPE, Belgium, supporting NATO. Have 19 years and plan on retiring at 20. Opting for a local out to go to work full time at ZNLine.

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Old 02-27-2003, 11:49 AM
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Full Time Kansas Air Guard back shop working regional F101-102's (field level total overhaul) providing engines to the active's B-1b bombers. McConnell AFB. E-6, 17 years.
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Spent 6 months (before, during, and after) the Gulf War in Saudia Arabia.
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Gentlemen THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!

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Air Force 1988 - 1994

Air Force is better.
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1960 - 1984.... retired US Coast Guard. E-8
served on search and rescue ships, bouy tenders and ice breaker.
and a few small boat stations.
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US Marine active until Mar 2000. Reserve until this Mar
and YES im sweating the call up.

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Air Force 1975-1998. (Retired)

Started RC at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1979 and kept at it throughout my career. Now my son is ADAF and getting in to RC also.
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usaf-1988-1992

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spent two year in upper italy and then found my way back to the west..

to all active duty keep up the good work an we are all behind you e-4 spooner
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USAF DEC.1980 TO MAR.1989 IN OTHER WORDS, I RODE THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION. LEARNED TO FLY RC IN 1981 AT MYRTLE BEACH AFB. GOT INTO GIANT SCALE IN 1986 AT LANGLEY AFB. BEEN FLYING EVER SINCE. GOTTA LOVE THE WARBIRDS.
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:49 AM
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medically discharged after injuring my back and having back surgery. Now a 30% disabled vet.
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I will be when I turn 18. Navy if they let me fly, Army Rangers if they won't, or after I fly. Have to go to college first though.
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I did four years in the Air Force. Stationed at Mac Dill AFB, Tampa, FL and Korat RTAFB, Thailand the last year. Was discharged at port of entry Travis AFB, CA. Was in aircraft maintenance ( crew chief) on F-4E's and A-7D's. Made Staff SGT while in Thailand.

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I am an E-6 active duty of 6 years and currently on the west coast. Just spent a couple months in the other place. God it feels good to be back to my planes!! Even thought the girlfriend has been taking up ALLOT of my time..
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Lots of us here....

USAF 1968-1989 E-7
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Gentlemen, I'd like to encourage you to relate some RC annecdotes from your military days. Could you fly on base? Where'd you do your building? A good friend of mine who was also stationed at Ft. Knox did his building in his barracks room. Things were pretty cluttered in there for a couple weeks while he built an LT-40!

I'm genuinely interested in hearing about other people's service, but for this thread to continue we've got to incorporate some RC content.
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Old 02-28-2003, 07:40 AM
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USAF 1550th AMS Automatic Flight Control Systems and Flight/Engine Instruments Specialist on the following,,, H-1F and N models, H-3, CH-53A and B models, C-130's, B-52 and F-111

USMC 1st MAW HMM-262, 3rdMAW MAG 16 HMM-268, MAG 39 HMMT-164 and 4th MAW MAG 46 DET B HMM-764 CH-46 Flight Line Mech

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Old 02-28-2003, 11:38 AM
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MikeL,
I didn't get into RC until after I was out of the service. But I live in Lawton, OK, which is right next door to Ft. Sill (my last duty station). The field where we fly is located on base. Our club has a very good relationship with Ft. Sill. They do everything thing they can do help us out.
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