View Poll Results: Which Branch of the Military applies to you?
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US Air Force
US Coast Guard
Plan to Serve
4th ID, 3rd BCT, 1/68 CAB, A.co
I was stationed at Ft. Carson Colorado, two deployments to Iraq. The Army was cool, but i ran so much my feet started to swell and go numb when I ran. Shortly after I got out I got a kick @ss job in the fire arms industry, tracking down and selling class 3 and rare firearms. I once sold an antique shotgun for $250,000, I cant believe anyone would pay that much for a gun.
I got to do a lot of sweet stuff: drive just about every vehicle but the Abrams and HEMTT, shoot just about every weapon (including detonating a claymore). If i could reenlist, i would probably join the air force, to work with strategic aircraft.
To those who served and are currently serving in our country's armed services, I salute you. Thank you.
US Navy Submarine Service (STS3/SS) 1989-1995.
USS Houston SSN713 1991-1995.
USAF Master Sergeant, retired 1978-1998, entered into JROTC as an instructor 1999 so still wearing my uniform on a daily basis today. I was a Transporter on active duty, 605X1 and 2T2 by today's standards.
2016 Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon 3 (27.5)
2013 Specialized Camber Carbon
2011 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
Royal Canadian Dragoons
United States Marines, 1983-91
MOS 0331 (Infantry Machinegunner)
Kilo Company 3rd Battalion 8th Marines.
Utah Army National Guard
Currently on Active Duty with the State Counter Drug Program.
E7 Sergeant First Class
11B/C/M(no longer exists)
12B (Two tours in Iraq, total of 30 months, as a combat engineer, 03-04 and 07-08)
92A Automated Logistics
17+ total years.
Pic included for sh!ts and giggles.
I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah
Air Force (seperated but now civilian Air Force / civil service) 1999-2005 and 2010 - current
2F051 Fuels Specialist
6 yrs. Luke AFB, Spangdahlem AB Germany, Akrotiri, Cyprus, Incerlik AB Turkey. Operation Northern watch, OIF, OEF
Started riding as a teen. First bike was a GT. Took a break from 1998 - 2003 and again 2006 to 2011. Now on a Trek Fuel EX8 and back at it since fall of 2011.
2014 Niner RIP 9
Rock Shox Pike 140
Roval Control Carbon
I knew you musta been o.k., you struck me as a brown shoe. AET3 in E2C's out of NAS Miramar back when the Navy still owned it, and TopGun was still there. Rode the Nimitz, Kittyhawk, and got to to a CQ Det on the Lincon just after it comissioned.
Originally Posted by highdelll
The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.
Re: Military Mountain Bikers - Time for Muster!
Sgt- 3533(deleted) Logistics Vehicle Operator "Dragon Master" now 3531 Motor T.
Spent 5 years at Camp Lejeune with MSSG-26/CLB-26 and then went to MWSS-171 in MCAS Iwakuni for a 3yr tour. Then 2 years in v3/4. Right now in limbo waiting to see whether I get to see a promotion zone before my last contract is up.
Went on 3 deployments, saw a lot more of the world besides Iraq and Afghanistan.
As for MTB I am a noob trying to figure all of this out. I rode a "million" miles before I got a license and then started riding again in Japan in 07....took another break and I'm finding some decent riding in 29 Palms currently. Still learning and having fun.
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U.S Army, E/5 SGT, 68K/Medical Laboratory Technician Soon To Be 38B/Civil Affairs Medic. Been In Since 2007 AndI'mStationed At Fort Bragg, NC In The 82Nd Airborne Division. went To Haiti For The Earthquake Response Mission. And Iraq, In 2011 To Close Up Shop. Airborne!6
USAF since 2008. E5 Staff Sergeant. Was a 2A6X1jet engine mechanic on fighters, now I'm a 3E0X2 generator maintainer and operator. Stationed in Italy and Vegas, one deployment to Afghanistan and 7 other temporary duties.
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I can't believe I haven't posted in this thread.
US Army. E-5, Honorable. ETS 15 February 1968
US Army (currently Reserve), E5/SGT, 68W/Combat Medic
US Navy retired Cdr. Flew...
T-28B/T-2C/TA-4J for training
RF-8G Crusader, F-14A Tomcat, F-16N and A-4F as an active duty adversary then A-4Ms reserve adversary instructor
Cruised on the USS Independence and Enterprise.
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AC-130H Crew Chief
2 tours OEF
To all my brothers.....thank you for your service!
Navy 1985 to 1996 (1310)
T-34C, TH-57, SH-60B, SH-60F and HH-60H.
Med,Somalia, Persian Gulf
VT-27, HT-8, HSL-40, HSL-44, HSL-41, CCDG-5
...break in service...
Army National Guard 2007 to present (153MG)
Flying UH-60A/L/M, HH-60M Blackhawks
C Co 1-111th
its always nice to see military related posts
myself was in the royal scotts the royal regiment 1st battalion.
signed for 3 years and did my 3 years,
loved every minute of it, my original plan was to join 3 of the forces in the uk.
army, navy and air force but after the army i settled down, married etc etc so that didn't happen as planned.
my role was infantry and had a great time.
this is for us all
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
Retired Air Force 1985-2005.
Jet engine mech from 85-91. KC-135 and B-52
Crew Chief 91-05. B-1 and B-2
SAC kid. ACC grownup.
Thanks to all who served are still serving.
Good to see this thread.
1/3 WPNS co 81mm mortars/ Marine Corps Weightlifting team Pacific
Accra American Embassy
Zagreb Croatia American Embassy
1/9 Weapons Co 81mm mortars
2/1 Weapons Co 81mm mortars/USS Comstock
91B- Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
3 Oct 1991 - Present ( one year to go!!)
Have served at Fort Hood, TX; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Riley KS; and Fort Sam Houston, TX
Overseas - Korea, Camp Humpherys and Camp Edwards
3 Combat tours to Iraq
Raced road bike before joining the Army, was wounded on my last tour and MEDIVAC's to Fort Sam Houston where I recovered and started Mountain biking. Been here for 3 years (18 months in rehab) and the rest working with ohter wounded warriors. I love what I do, both on and off duty!!
My ride: 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29
aus navy submarines for a short stint in the mid 90's, now working as a Aus Public Servant for the Dept Of Defence.
I thought I posted here but I guess not:
I was in the Navy from 1985 to 1993
AT (aviation electronics technician) I-level maintenance on most Navy aircraft
Was in San Diego for my first enlistment and rode on the USS Enterprise once in a while
Went to Japan for my second enlistment and was there on shore duty for 4 years. It was supposed to be 2 years but they twice asked me to stay over so the gov could save money and I was more than happy to oblige
8 years in the Navy and 10 months total sea time, although I never tried to get out of going to sea and I am a Shellback.
US Army E5-Sergeant
OCT 2009- Current
12B Combat Engineer
Spent 3 years in Schweinfurt, Germany, a year in Afghanny Land and now at FT Hood.
Im on the right...
I ride faster than I should...
Thought I had posted here.
USAF oct of 85 to sept of 89. Was an E-4.
(for those that don't know that is a ground equipment mechanic.) A jack of all master of none. Although I was pretty good with bomb lifts.
George AFB Cal.
37th TFW 562nd TFTS. Wild Weasles. F-4 G's.
Was at operation Bright Star in "86"
Went to Homestead Florida when we were doing flyovers panama. We were ready to go and was called back.
I wasn't a happy Airman. Did not like the AF. Took me a long time to change my outlook.
Somebody posted about how the pyramids were life changing. I never thought so. They were kinda cool but not inspiring to me. I think I would have much rather went to the Cairo museum of Antiquities. Anyway thanks to ALL the Vets that have served. Thank you to all the people that are currently serving.
I didn't know about mountain bikes then. I went down and bought a cheap roadie to ride on base. It was a couple of sizes to small but it was very well balanced. I was all over base on it. Got to where I could get around faster on it than my friends could in their cars. When I started riding there there was only a couple of guys who rode. When I left there were about 15 of us who rode to work every day.
U.S. Army/Guard now retired reserve
MOSs- 67v (OH-58 crewchief), 93b (Aeroscout observer), 152g (Cobra pilot), 152f (Apache Pilot)
Airborne, Air Assault, Recondo.
Unites States Air Force
Retired E7 Master Sergeant
Gulf War and OEF
Currently an Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor... still wear the uniform everyday to work!
Thanks to all my Brothers and Sisters for their service to this great nation.
Now go ride your bike
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If you aint cav.....
did some time in Korea before getting sent to Ft Hood And then did The Baghdad thing 04-05
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
Aviation Ground Support Equipment Mechanical Technician
Bought my first "real" MTB in 87 - Specialized Hardrock Comp
^^^ so huffers. taxi's and stuff? - cool
Honestly... ahh I give up
US Army MSG
11B (ABN Infantry)
18Z (Special Forces)
5 tours OIF
Currently a Military Free Fall Instructor (retirement gig)
I rode most of my career and started riding/ racing MTB the last couple of years (single Speed)
I was in kirkuk Feb 04-Feb 05. Good times.
Originally Posted by Fuglio
Does the bike shop in Spangdahlem AFB or Bitburg still exist?
Thanks to all the Vets out there - past and present
here's a boot camp pic from just over 20 years ago
Honestly... ahh I give up
USMC Support Contractor 1999-Present
Semper Fi and Happy 238th Birthday Marines!
"No better friend, no worse enemy than a U.S. Marine" - Gen. James Mattis
2010 Trek Rumblefish
2013 Trek Cobia
Good thread Highdell! I can't believe I have never seen it. Happy Veterans Day to all!!
9 years USAF, 1997-2006
I'm in the middle.
"We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."
I can't believe that this was 29 years ago...