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Which branch did (do) you serve in? If you need a group added to the list just let me know, or contact a Staff member.

Army
75 (40.1%)
Navy
40 (21.4%)
Air Force
29 (15.5%)
Marines
20 (10.7%)
Special Forces
5 (2.7%)
Joint Forces
0 (0%)
Coast Guard
4 (2.1%)
Merchant Marine
0 (0%)
Silent Service (Submarines)
4 (2.1%)
Peace Corps
0 (0%)
Global Moderator
3 (1.6%)
Cadet/Military School
5 (2.7%)
AmeriCorps
2 (1.1%)

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Roll call!
« on: April 12, 2011, 05:41:29 pm »
How many veterans can you fit in one forum? Let's find out! Who has, or is, serving their country? Significant others too! I served from 1983-1987 in Germany and Texas. 16P Chaparral missle.
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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 05:45:06 pm »
I put my time in during Vietnam
Nameless here for evermore!;  Merely this, and nothing more;
Tis the wind and nothing more!;  Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore!!"

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 07:38:37 pm »
@Sarah Louise, thank you!  @ Valerie, good one!
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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 10:45:06 pm »
My father was 21 years Air Force.  He served in Korea and was stateside for Vietnam.  I tried joining the Army after high school but was stamped 4F/Medical (ulcers) during MEPS.  I respect unreservedly all who hear the call to serve.   Thank you!  :)
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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 12:17:53 am »
My current roommate was in Vietnam. I have the utmost respect for everyone who's every fought for our county. I am also jealous because I do not have the faith in my country to ever do so myself. Wish I did have that faith but I have greater personal problems to fix first.

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 01:29:40 am »
  US Navy, 1971 - 1975, Cold War in North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea on an aircraft carrier.  Nearly got sent to 'Nam.  Aircraft radar repair.  My absentee dad served in the Army Air Force in WWII in B-17's. 
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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 11:13:45 am »
@ Becka, my Dad was in the Army in Korea, but after WWII and before the war in Korea. @ Rabbits, thanks for your support! Having an all volunteer service means that only those who, as Becka said "hear the call" have to serve. @ Joelene, every time I sign on here and see the Susans girl, I think B-17!

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 11:27:18 am »
While I am not a true vet, I was in the military when I was younger.  Army and Navy.  Classified 4F at the end. 

But Bless those who did serve and thank you so much.

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 11:38:29 am »
US Army Infantry. 1989-1992. (11B-1-P) Airborne! I served during the Gulf War but it was over before our unit could finish a training mission at the National Training Center. Anyone else spent time at NTC? Only place worse than that is the Yakima Firing Range in Yakima, WA.

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 04:57:32 pm »
Janet heard the call too! They don't know what they missed, hon! Stacy, the most miserable place they ever sent me was Baumholder, an armored base and firing range. Tanks driving and firing night and day!

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 06:17:42 am »
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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 06:59:21 am »
Welcome aboard, JenniL! Thanks for stopping in.

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Re: Roll call! Memorial Day.
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2011, 06:35:14 pm »
Memorial Day, when we pause to remember those who can no longer answer the call. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 09:19:56 pm »
1982-1986 Germany, US Army
I too hold all who serve or have served in high regard.

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 03:52:20 am »
I am curious, to those who decided to enlist, what made you do it?

It seems like the military would be a very unpleasant place for an mtf to be. I would think dysphoria in civilian life would be bad enough, so in something like the armed services wouldn't it be absolutely awful?

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2011, 05:13:05 am »
There have been Veterans in my family for centuries, but most recent... Father - MP Sergent US Marines - Korean conflict...
Step dad - K-9 division US Army - Recon - Viet Nam... Step Grandfather (rest his soul) - US Navy - WWII... Younger brother - US Army - Iraq

I also give memory to a friend who started out in the Marine Corps and then got involved in special forces
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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2011, 06:10:00 am »
@ Del, thanks for stopping by! I was in Zweibrucken, then Kaiserslautern.

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 06:18:05 am »
@ Pretty, thanks for reading this! Truthfully, I don't know, my crossdressing started years after my service. Maybe someone else has some input?

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2011, 06:22:15 am »
@ Axelle, nice! I remember the Starfighters going very fast, very low! We called the German pilots maniacs, no offense intended.

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Re: Roll call! Not role call.
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2011, 06:28:35 am »
@ Virginia, many thanks to you and your family members. Your family hears the call, and responds.