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Old 11-16-2017, 06:52 PM
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Interesting thread. I've seen this post resurrected off and on for 10 years. After finally reading several posts, I continued and read all of them. I feel strangely moved, but I can't put my finger on "why".

My Dad taught me CL with his old planes from the 50's. When I graduated to RC 15 yrs later, I taught him!
He instilled a love of aviation that burns as strong as ever. I learned to fly, 35 hrs in a Cessna 152. But life got in the way and now I am a frustrated full-scale pilot putting my energy into modeling.

To pay for this addiction, I am the Director of Engineering for a local TV station.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:25 AM
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I read the whole thread, too. Very interesting. As for me, I`m currently wrenching on various makes and year models of cars and light trucks for a buy here, pay here type oufit.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:37 PM
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:34 AM
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I'm retired after 35 years as a Multiline Master Technician . ASE Certified Master , GM Cad/Chev./ Buick / Olds / GMC Master , Hendrick Automotive Master . Now if I could only master retirement and my TV remote .
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:05 AM
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I'm a website flipper. It's kind of like house flipping but with websites. I buy or create websites, I make it into something profitable, design them, fill them with content, run them with ads and I when they get traction, I eventually sell them at a higher price. I create my websites mostly on a website builder like hPage - https://www.hpage.com since you don't need to learn coding or any technical for creating a website there. I also purchase the domain name on that site. Makes everything quite manageable. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it and I sell them off with website newbies or business owners.
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Originally Posted by ScottMcM View Post
Licensed General Contractor, specializing in steel erection, for 30+ years. Injured my back, and after several back surgeries, I have been put out to pasture. If I were a horse, they'd shoot me[X(]. Now I'm on a fixed income, taking daily pain meds, and going completely crazy with all the free time I have...
retired from the trades, too !.....feet hurt, two worn out knees and a tired back. luckily, no pain meds yet, though. according to my doctor and others that I know in the trades,.... it seems I have a fairly high tolerance for pain. I don't now if that's good or bad,......sometimes, I keep going when I should probably take a break and then suffer after it's all done. my income is fixed also, but comfortable, thanks to a lifetime membership in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
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20 years active duty Air Force as what amounts to a Radio Tech. Aircraft Ground Radio Nav Aids (TACAN, ILS, TVOR & LORAN), Satellite Comm and some radar. Also qualed as a Loadmaster on C-130, 141 and C-5 aircraft. Spent almost half my career in Germany and points beyond. Participated in 18 aircraft crash recovery efforts. Been to a total of 14 countries under orders to include the USSR. Final 4 years spent on White House staff where I retired in 94.
Followed with 23 years as a Civilian IT contractor to the Intelligence Community (IC). Mostly doing network security on networks supporting satellite systems for the NRO. Finished up as a software test and evaluator for a specialized product my company developed for the IC.
Stage 3 Colon Cancer forced the final decision to retire. Almost 5 years cancer free now but dealing with side effects of the treatment. Cancer sucks! But this still beats the alternative.
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Appowner , Thank you for your service to our country , and congratulations on 5 years Cancer free as well ! My oldest son is career AF and I couldn't be more proud of all our service members Active ,Inactive , Retired and those no longer with us . . Its a tremendous sacrifice made by every sevice member and their families every day to keep our country safe and free.
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Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
Appowner , Thank you for your service to our country , and congratulations on 5 years Cancer free as well ! My oldest son is career AF and I couldn't be more proud of all our service members Active ,Inactive , Retired and those no longer with us . . Its a tremendous sacrifice made by every sevice member and their families every day to keep our country safe and free.
Don't take this the wrong way but, I have an issue with being thanked for my service. I did what I did because I wanted to. Not for any great desire to serve the nation or anything like that. At the age of 20 my home town was not a place for finding a career. (Still isn't but it's a decent place for retirement.) I've often said that I did the first 4 years for God, Country and the girl next door. And the next 16 for me myself and I. And it afforded me many opportunities. One of which was education. I first obtained an AA. Followed by a BS, MBA and finally a PhD in business. Combined with my technical training it made me very marketable when I left the military.

As for being thanked for my service, too often I get the impression the person thanking me is doing so out a feeling of guilt. They thank me because they feel they themselves have done little to nothing which compares and not because I've done anything extraordinary. To those I say, the best way you can thank me is to do something for the nation for which I should thank you. And then I remind them to vote. After all, that is the primary reason we have a military. To protect our way of life.

I for one didn't see those 20 years as such a sacrifice. Yes I missed a few holidays at home and some birthdays. But for me it was more of an adventure. Don't get me wrong, I've been shot at in the Sudan. I've slept under a poncho in the freezing rain. I've lived in tents and underground bunkers, drove big trucks and carried guns. And I've walked with Presidents. But in the end, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I had fun! It was a great adventure.

And finally, after 20 years I get to meet the Boss.



This was home for 168 days. Made it back to Germany a week before our first was born.

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