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71Fish
06-06-2013, 01:16 PM
I know this has been done several times before, but it is always fun to see where our paths may have crossed?
I'll start.

1990-1993, Hurlburt Filed
1993-1997, Ramstein AB, Germany
1997-2002, Edwards AFB
2002-2006, Ellsworth AFB
2006-2007, Kunsan AB, ROK
2007-2010, Hill AFB
2010-2011, Kunsan AB, ROK
2011-2012, Hill AFB, Retired.

Always worked in MOS or MOS type squadrons depending on the current AF structure.

JD2780
06-06-2013, 01:19 PM
02-03 Hurlburt (school)
03-03 Schofield Barracks (Wheeler AAF) support 2-35INF, 1-14 INF
06-08 Ft Lewis (supported many different folks)
08-12 Nellis (JTACQC Instructor)

Good times.

RFScott
06-06-2013, 01:20 PM
2004-2007: Shaw AFB, SC
2007-2009: Osan AB, ROK
2009-2012: Hurlburt Field, FL
2012-2013: McMurdo Station, Antarctica (as a civilian)

I worked as a weather forecaster in an OWS, OSS, and SOSS.

sandsjames
06-06-2013, 01:25 PM
This thread just calls for a "your mom" response, but I won't do that.

Sperry1989
06-06-2013, 01:28 PM
1989-1991 - Ellsworth AFB, SD
1991-1994 RAF Chicksands, UK
1994-2000 Randolph AFB, TX
2000-2002 Incirlik AB, Turkey
2002-2006 Randolph AFB, TX
2006-2010 Maxwell AFB, AL (retired)

PortDawg2T2
06-06-2013, 01:50 PM
1997-1999-- Little Rock, AFB (Aerial Delivery/Aircraft Services)
1999-2000-- Incirlik AB (Pax Terminal)
2004-2008-- Hurlburt Field (Aerial Delivery/Mobility/many deployments)
2004-2008-- Sheppard AFB (Military Training Leader)
2008-Present-- Scott AFB (Pax Terminal/Staff/IG)

Calmo70
06-06-2013, 02:20 PM
1970 - 1972 England AFB, LA (TMO)
1972 - 1973 Takhli RTAFB, Thailand (TMO - 3 months TDY to Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam)
1973 - 1975 Charleston AFB, SC (Pax Terminal)
1975 - 1978 Rhein Main AB, GE (Pax Terminal/TMO/Cargo Movements)
1978 - 1980 Pease AFB, NH (TMO Cargo Movements)
1980 - 1981 Incirlik AB, TU (TMO Household Goods/Passenger Movements)
1981 - 1982 Wurtsmith AB, MI (TMO Household Goods)
1982 - 1985 Clark AB, PI (13AF Special Activities - Classified Stuff)
1985 - 1988 Gunter AFS, AL (TMO Systems Development)
1988 - 1990 Ramstein AB, GE (TMO Supt)
1990 - 1992 Offutt AFB, NE (HQ SAC Staff - Closed SAC)
1992 - 1995 Ramstein AB, GE (HQ USAFE Staff)
1995 - 1998 Incirlik AB, TU (Log Group Superintendent) - Retired
1998 - 2004 Incirilk AB, TU (Defense Contractor)
2004 - 2005 Kuwait/Iraq (Defense Contractor)
2005 - 2005 Rhein Main AB, GE (Defense Contractor - closed base)
2006 - 2006 Long Haul Truck Driver in US (Hated that job)
2007 - 2009 Izmir, TU (Defense Contractor)
2009 - 2011 Gunter AFS, AL (Defense Contractor)
2011 - Present - Scott AFB, IL (GS Employee - Transportation)

Chief_KO
06-06-2013, 05:50 PM
1983-85 Andersen AFB, Guam A1C-Sgt (radar site closed)
1985-86 Holbrook AZ Sgt (radar site closed)
1986-87 Keesler SSgt (retraining)
1987-89 Robins AFB, GA SSgt
1989-90 Osan AB, ROK SSgt
1990-94 Classified Location SSgt-TSgt (Special Duty)
1994-96 Osan AB, ROK TSgt (unit closed)
1996-98 Osan AB, ROK TSgt
1998-02 Keesler AFB TSgt-MSgt (instructor duty)
2002-06 Peterson AFB, CO MSgt-SMSgt (Special Duty)
2006-08 Ft Meade, MD CMSgt (NSA)
2008-10 Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal CMSgt
2010-12 Ellsworth AFB, SD CMSgt (retired)

Bumble78
06-06-2013, 05:53 PM
Who is your daddy and what does he do?

BENDER56
06-06-2013, 06:25 PM
1985-1989: Technician, Medical Inpatient Unit; Technician, Intensive Care Unit; and Shift Leader, Emergency Services; USAF Hospital Mather; Mather AFB, California
1989-1994: Technical Training Instructor and Assistant Instructor Supervisor, 3790th Medical Service Training Wing; Sheppard AFB, Texas
1994-1997: Independent Duty Medical Technician and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Medical Aid Station; 423rd Air Base Squadron, Royal Air Force Molesworth, United Kingdom
1997-1998: Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, General Surgery Clinic; 99th Medical Operations Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
1998-2001: First Sergeant, 99th Ground Combat Training Flight; Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada
2001-2002: First Sergeant, 12th Space Warning Squadron, Thule Air Base, Greenland
2002-2003: First Sergeant, 4th Mission Support Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2003-2004: First Sergeant, 4th Medical Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2004-2005: First Sergeant, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2005-2006: First Sergeant, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2006-2010: First Sergeant, 313th Training Squadron, CID Corry Station, Florida (Retired)

Also, Deployed to Iquitos, Peru, Apr-Jun 1998; al Udeid, Jun-Sep, 2004 and Jan-May 2006.

TDY to RAF Nocton Hall for REFORGER in 1987. ATC NCO Academy at Lackland AFB, Jul-Aug 1992.

js7799
06-06-2013, 06:43 PM
95-00: Hill, Amn-SrA, F-16 avionics specialist
00-01: Osan, SrA, F-16 avionics specialist
01-05: Nellis, SSgt, F-16 avionics specialist/flightline QA
05-06: Kunsan, SSgt, F-16 avionics specialist
06-10: Spangdahlem, TSgt, F-16 avionics specialist/expediter
10-13: RAF Alconbury, TSgt, Postal
Pres: Robins, (M)Sgt, Intel

CJSmith
06-06-2013, 06:45 PM
1985-1989: Technician, Medical Inpatient Unit; Technician, Intensive Care Unit; and Shift Leader, Emergency Services; USAF Hospital Mather; Mather AFB, California
1989-1994: Technical Training Instructor and Assistant Instructor Supervisor, 3790th Medical Service Training Wing; Sheppard AFB, Texas
1994-1997: Independent Duty Medical Technician and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Medical Aid Station; 423rd Air Base Squadron, Royal Air Force Molesworth, United Kingdom
1997-1998: Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, General Surgery Clinic; 99th Medical Operations Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
1998-2001: First Sergeant, 99th Ground Combat Training Flight; Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada
2001-2002: First Sergeant, 12th Space Warning Squadron, Thule Air Base, Greenland
2002-2003: First Sergeant, 4th Mission Support Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2003-2004: First Sergeant, 4th Medical Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2004-2005: First Sergeant, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2005-2006: First Sergeant, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
2006-2010: First Sergeant, 313th Training Squadron, CID Corry Station, Florida (Retired)

Also, Deployed to Iquitos, Peru, Apr-Jun 1998; al Udeid, Jun-Sep, 2004 and Jan-May 2006.

TDY to RAF Nocton Hall for REFORGER in 1987. ATC NCO Academy at Lackland AFB, Jul-Aug 1992.

How did you evade IDMT for so long?

CJSmith
06-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Lol, each persons list and what they did get bigger and bigger.

eman_osan
06-07-2013, 12:58 AM
1972 -1973, 38 ABG, Laredo AFB, TX - Admin Specialist
1973 - 1974, USAAS (US Air Force School of Applied Aerospace Sciences) Chanute AFB, Il, Admin Specialist
1974 - 1975, OL16AD USAFPCS, U-Tapao RTNAB, Thailand, Postal Specialist
1975 - 1977, 4500 ABW then 1 TFW, Langley AFB, VA, Classified Mail Clerk & Postal Specialist
1977 - 1979, 81 TFW, RAF Bentwaters-Woodbridge, UK - Asst NCOIC, Records Management
1979 - 1983, 6570 ABG, Brooks AFB, TX - Asst NCOIC, Records Management & NCOIC, BITC (Base Information Transfer Center)
1983 -1984, 8TFW, Kunsan AB, ROK - NCOIC, PDO (Publishing Distribution Office)
1984 -1988, 2954 CLSS (Combat Logistics Support Squadron) - NCOIC, Orderly Room (Special Duty)
1988 -1989, 8 SUP, Kunsan AB, ROK - NCOIC, Orderly Room
1989 -1992, 51 CES, Osan ABM, ROK - NCOIC, Orderly Room (Retired)
1992 - 2013, Yongsan, Korea

JD2780
06-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Maybe things are different in the 4N0 world today, but back then I didn't know too many IDMTs.

In any case, that five-year-long instructor tour at Sheppard was, overall, a setback for my career path -- probably one of the reasons I eventually became a 1st Sgt. When I volunteered for instructor duty, I was told it was a three-year controlled tour. I knew that meant the AF wouldn't move me for three years, but what I didn't know was that didn't necessarily mean I would move after the three years. Sheppard back then was a black hole -- once it sucked you in you couldn't get out. I eventually got a fellow instructor who knew the cadre at the IDMT school to put in a good word for me so I could get an IDMT class slot. Then I volunteered extended long to Molesworth to finally escape. So instead of evading IDMT, I actually had to pull strings to get it.

They've been forcing folks into it as of the last couple yrs.

JD2780
06-07-2013, 01:40 PM
Maybe things are different in the 4N0 world today, but back then I didn't know too many IDMTs.

In any case, that five-year-long instructor tour at Sheppard was, overall, a setback for my career path -- probably one of the reasons I eventually became a 1st Sgt. When I volunteered for instructor duty, I was told it was a three-year controlled tour. I knew that meant the AF wouldn't move me for three years, but what I didn't know was that didn't necessarily mean I would move after the three years. Sheppard back then was a black hole -- once it sucked you in you couldn't get out. I eventually got a fellow instructor who knew the cadre at the IDMT school to put in a good word for me so I could get an IDMT class slot. Then I volunteered extended long to Molesworth to finally escape. So instead of evading IDMT, I actually had to pull strings to get it.

They've been forcing folks into it as of the last couple yrs.

BENDER56
06-07-2013, 01:43 PM
How did you evade IDMT for so long?

Maybe things are different in the 4N0 world today, but back then I didn't know too many IDMTs.

In any case, that five-year-long instructor tour at Sheppard was, overall, a setback for my career path -- probably one of the reasons I eventually became a 1st Sgt. When I volunteered for instructor duty, I was told it was a three-year controlled tour. I knew that meant the AF wouldn't move me for three years, but what I didn't know was that didn't necessarily mean I would move after the three years. Sheppard back then was a black hole -- once it sucked you in you couldn't get out. I eventually got a fellow instructor who knew the cadre at the IDMT school to put in a good word for me so I could get an IDMT class slot. Then I volunteered extended long to Molesworth to finally escape. So instead of evading IDMT, I actually had to pull strings to get it.

Kicker47
06-07-2013, 01:49 PM
1996-2000 Minot AFB, ND
2000-2002 Andersen AFB, GU
2002-2010 Minot AFB, ND
2010-2013 Tinker AFB, OK

Guess where I'll most likely end up next? :moody:

hgarmorer
06-07-2013, 02:09 PM
1997-2003, Bolling AFB, Washington DC
2003-2006, Barksdale AFB, LA
2007-2008, Kunsan AB, ROK
2008-2012, Patrick AFB, FL
2012-Present Scott AFB, Il

SomeRandomGuy
06-07-2013, 02:10 PM
1996-2000 Minot AFB, ND
2000-2002 Andersen AFB, GU
2002-2010 Minot AFB, ND
2010-2013 Tinker AFB, OK

Guess where I'll most likely end up next? :moody:

If I guess I Mi-Not get it right though. :very_drunk:

TJMAC77SP
06-07-2013, 02:32 PM
1970 - 1972 England AFB, LA (TMO)
1972 - 1973 Takhli RTAFB, Thailand (TMO - 3 months TDY to Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam)
1973 - 1975 Charleston AFB, SC (Pax Terminal)
1975 - 1978 Rhein Main AB, GE (Pax Terminal/TMO/Cargo Movements)
1978 - 1980 Pease AFB, NH (TMO Cargo Movements)
1980 - 1981 Incirlik AB, TU (TMO Household Goods/Passenger Movements)
1981 - 1982 Wurtsmith AB, MI (TMO Household Goods)
1982 - 1985 Clark AB, PI (13AF Special Activities - Classified Stuff)
1985 - 1988 Gunter AFS, AL (TMO Systems Development)
1988 - 1990 Ramstein AB, GE (TMO Supt)
1990 - 1992 Offutt AFB, NE (HQ SAC Staff - Closed SAC)
1992 - 1995 Ramstein AB, GE (HQ USAFE Staff)
1995 - 1998 Incirlik AB, TU (Log Group Superintendent) - Retired
1998 - 2004 Incirilk AB, TU (Defense Contractor)
2004 - 2005 Kuwait/Iraq (Defense Contractor)
2005 - 2005 Rhein Main AB, GE (Defense Contractor - closed base)
2006 - 2006 Long Haul Truck Driver in US (Hated that job)
2007 - 2009 Izmir, TU (Defense Contractor)
2009 - 2011 Gunter AFS, AL (Defense Contractor)
2011 - Present - Scott AFB, IL (GS Employee - Transportation)

It looks like we wre at Incirlik at the same time. Given you worked in TMO it should not surprise you that I had to bribe my way out of Turkey (Beyanname issues).

BENDER56
06-07-2013, 03:36 PM
They've been forcing folks into it as of the last couple yrs.

That's kinda scary. Given the level of responsibilities an IDMT has, they shouldn't let any numb-nuts 4N0 do it. Selection used to be highly competitive.

JD2780
06-07-2013, 04:09 PM
That's kinda scary. Given the level of responsibilities an IDMT has, they shouldn't let any numb-nuts 4N0 do it. Selection used to be highly competitive.

Yea. The responsibility of a PA with out the rank. That's why my wife going to go to PA school. IDMT is the cheap AF of getting more PAs. The IDMT cert doesn't transfer to anything on the outside. It's sad.

sandsjames
06-07-2013, 04:14 PM
94-96 Tinker AFB, OK (Combat Comm)
96-97 Anderson AFB, Guam (CE)
97-99 Travis AFB, CA (Air Mobility Ops Sq)
99-03 RAF Mildenhall, UK (CE)
03-07 Sheppard AFB, TX (Instructor)
07-11 RAF Mildenhall, UK (CE)
11-13 Beale AFB, CA (Intel Sq)

Been a variety of different types of squadrons and seen a variety of different types of people. Learned something different at every location.

SomeRandomGuy
06-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Yea. The responsibility of a PA with out the rank. That's why my wife going to go to PA school. IDMT is the cheap AF of getting more PAs. The IDMT cert doesn't transfer to anything on the outside. It's sad.

That is the good ol DoD for you. They allow you to do a job but they never actually get you a license for it. If you are in transportion you can get a DoD license to drive just about anything up to and even including heavy equipment. You can even use your license to drive the vehicle off base. The funny thing though is that you do not even get a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) so the day you leave the AF you are no longer legal to drive the vehicles you have been driving each day as part of your job.

Calmo70
06-07-2013, 05:12 PM
It looks like we wre at Incirlik at the same time. Given you worked in TMO it should not surprise you that I had to bribe my way out of Turkey (Beyanname issues).

Ah yes - the dreaded Beyanname. I spent more time trying to reconcile those issues than just about anything else. And the beyanname didn't only apply to personal property/household goods. It applied to some types of government cargo and major items of equipment. It was amazing what a carton of cigs and/or a fifth of Jim Beam could get done though.

Calmo70
06-07-2013, 05:13 PM
If memory serves me my 'departure tax' was a carton of cigs (probably Marlboro), a bottle of Brut after shave (Holy shit the Turks loved that shit!), some white t-shirts and something else (cheap) that I can't recall. No booze though, I do remember that.

The hardest issues were with POV's. People would sell their cars to other GIs and not do the legal transfers thru the Turkish Authorities. Originally owner shows bill of sale - beyanname is closed. New owner two years later is still driving on original owners paperwork, tries to leave - beyanname won't close. Has to then register the car, establish new beyanname, then de-register the car - all of which can take quite a while. New owner decides to "donate" car to Turkish Customs. When I got there in 1995, Turkish Customs had a 1965 mustang in their impound that had been there about 8 years. Finally, decided to auction it off - but only to Turkish Citizens. I heard the owner of the Moonlight Cafe bought it for around the equivalent of $10,000. Can't verify that though.

TJMAC77SP
06-07-2013, 05:15 PM
Ah yes - the dreaded Beyanname. I spent more time trying to reconcile those issues than just about anything else. And the beyanname didn't only apply to personal property/household goods. It applied to some types of government cargo and major items of equipment. It was amazing what a carton of cigs and/or a fifth of Jim Beam could get done though.

If memory serves me my 'departure tax' was a carton of cigs (probably Marlboro), a bottle of Brut after shave (Holy shit the Turks loved that shit!), some white t-shirts and something else (cheap) that I can't recall. No booze though, I do remember that.

Calmo70
06-07-2013, 05:15 PM
That is the good ol DoD for you. They allow you to do a job but they never actually get you a license for it. If you are in transportion you can get a DoD license to drive just about anything up to and even including heavy equipment. You can even use your license to drive the vehicle off base. The funny thing though is that you do not even get a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) so the day you leave the AF you are no longer legal to drive the vehicles you have been driving each day as part of your job.

Don't quote me as I don't know if they are doing it anymore - but back in the day - in SAC - they put drivers through school and then had them get a CDL A license for tractor trailer. Not sure if that ever got out to the wider Air Force. Probably not now that I think about it, because I still had tractor trailer on my gov't license when I retired in 1998 and didn't have a CDL A license. Even drove one a couple times at Incirlik before I retired.

MaintChief
06-08-2013, 10:13 AM
1982-1987, Loring AFB, Me. 42nd AMS
1987-1988, Keflavik, Iceland. 960th AWACS
1988-1993, Hurlburt Field, Fl. 834 CRS/834 AGS/20 SOS
1993-2001, Andrews AFB, MD. 89th AGS
2001-2008, Robins AFB, GA. 93rd/116th ACW, SOF/SPO
2008-2011, Nellis AFB, NV. 57th MXG/57th AMXS
2011-Current, DoD contractor, and member of blue-card mafia.

imported_Sgt HULK
06-08-2013, 10:25 AM
2004-2007: Shaw AFB, SC


I worked as a weather forecaster in an OWS, OSS, and SOSS.


I'll bet I know atleast a dozen of your fellow weather guys, I was at shaw at the same time and hung out with prob 15 easily. Hell we may know each other lol

71Fish
06-08-2013, 01:58 PM
1982-1987, Loring AFB, Me. 42nd AMS
1987-1988, Keflavik, Iceland. 960th AWACS
1988-1993, Hurlburt Field, Fl. 834 CRS/834 AGS/20 SOS
1993-2001, Andrews AFB, MD. 89th AGS
2001-2008, Robins AFB, GA. 93rd/116th ACW, SOF/SPO
2009-2011, Nellis AFB, NV. 57th MXG/57th AMXS
2011-Current, DoD contractor, and member of blue-card mafia.

The 20 SOS were the MH-53's, right? I was on the DCM Staff working the 53's before moving to the 8 SOS. 90-93.

Airborne
06-09-2013, 03:05 AM
02-03 Hurlburt (school)
03-03 Schofield Barracks (Wheeler AAF) support 2-35INF, 1-14 INF
06-08 Ft Lewis (supported many different folks)
08-12 Nellis (JTACQC Instructor)

Good times.

We were at Hurby and Nellis at the same time.

JD2780
06-09-2013, 03:24 AM
We were at Hurby and Nellis at the same time.

Nope. Why?

MaintChief
06-09-2013, 08:57 PM
The 20 SOS were the MH-53's, right? I was on the DCM Staff working the 53's before moving to the 8 SOS. 90-93.
Yes, I was a Green Hornet. Loved it!

Sergeant eNYgma
06-11-2013, 08:14 PM
Eglin: 2008 - Present / Public Health

fufu
06-11-2013, 10:02 PM
1999 - 2005 Minot AFB - MXS
2005 - 2007 Fairchild AFB - MXS
2007 - 2010 Fairchild AFB - MOS
2010 - 2012 Fairchild AFB - MXS
2012 - Present Fairchild AFB - CES

Love the area, hate the base. My functional emailed me, looks an Overseas tour is in my future.