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I myself am a veteran. I retired in 1995 after 20 years, 13 days in the USAF. After basic training (San Antonio, TX), and Tech School (Witcha Falls, TX), I was scheduled to go to Germany. However, the USAF in their "ultimate" wisdom diverted me to Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. I was there just under 2 years, when they sent me to the Phillipines. I was there for a year, then I was reassigned to Scott AFB, IL. Then in 1984, they sent me to Germany for 26 months, and believe it or not, BACK to Scott AFB, IL, where I retired from. Wow, talk about traveling the world! ;)
During the entire time I was in the USAF and until my retirement from my civilian career in October, 2007 I have been in information technologies. During my time in the USAF, I was at one time the shift supervisor in the USAF second largest data center in the world. At the time I was an E-5 (Staff Sergeant), with 8 years service, filling a E-7 (Master Sergeant) position, that normally had 15+ years experience. Some accomplishment for someone only 26 years old, at the time.
I do miss the time I was in the military. There were no grey areas like it is in civilian life. If I could have stayed in 40 years, I would have been happy. Thanks to the USAF, I developed a high level of ethics and since of duty, that I carried over to my civilian life.
Thanks for your service! I too miss the structure and lack of "grey areas" of the military. I hope you had as much fun in San Antonio back then as I did in 89! The River Walk!! Good memories. I was stationed at Fort Sam Houston for a spell.
Welcome to the group and thanks again for your service!