What can I tell ya...I'm a regular guy, married with 3 boys and a daughter-in-law to keep me on my toes. I thank God everyday for my family -- They are my inspiration, pride, and joy. I was in the US Air Force for over 20 years and enjoyed my time in the Air Force, 'cept fer the last year of my 3-year tour with Air Force Recruiting Service. Don't get me wrong -- I thoroughly enjoyed talkin' with and inspirin' young Americans to join the Great Way of Life I've experienced until some folks in AFRS tried to make my life hell. Anywaayyss...On to more positve things...
I'm originally from the Ice Cream Capital of the World...What!?! Ya don't know where that is?...Wel-l-l that's of course, LeMars, Iowa. After high school, I decided to join the USAF. That was the best move I could have made! I learned many skills and completed 2 associate degrees through the Community College of the Air Force (Electronic Systems Technology and Avionics Technology).
My first job in the Air Force was a Titan II launch crewmember (I was a Ballistic Missile Analyst Technician ...whew!... BMAT fer short). I was a BMAT at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ from 1979 to 1983, and then at McConnell AFB, KS from 1983 to 1986. Fortunately, we never had to use these missiles, but we won the Cold War, ya know! :) When the Titan II missiles were deactivated, I cross trained into Post Attack Command and Control Systems on the EC-135, and was stationed at Ellsworth AFB, SD from 1986 to 1992. Ellsworth AFB area is beautiful! Loved it! Then I volunteered for recruiting service for an extra $275 "bone-us" pay every month...oops...Anyways, after being abused by AFRS, I was stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as a communication and navigation technician on EC-130's and the Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center (ABCCC) from 1996 to 1999. I was also a volunteer tour guide for the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) and the Titan II missile museum in Green Valley, AZ.
Bein's that I'm retired from the Air Force, the Air Force now pays me to stay away...hehheh. I'm currently working as a service technician repairing and installing fire alarm systems, nurse calls, and cctv systems full-time, and do assorted computer and technology jobs part-time in Sioux Falls, SD, and lovin' relearnin' bein' a sillyvilian. When I do get a few minutes, I enjoy computer related stuff, electronics, woodworkin', coin collectin', readin', and chess.
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