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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, May 4, 2005.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Update at botom :D

    I know it doesn't belong in here, but my membership ran out and will renew it when I return :D

    I go on deployment for 6 months tomorrow. Well actually we pull out on Saturday. Should be back sometime in NOV..sucks I am gonna miss all the cool outings . Everybody take care talk to ya later. Feel free to drop me a line to say Hey.
    My e-mail addy is (starting Saturday)

    brian.hershberger at cvw11.navy.mil <--just replce the at with @ and no spaces lol

    Later

    and since I can't post in the lounge if by some strange sequence of events Batman is coming my way e-mail me on the ship and I'll get some good pics..maybe one of the pilots will take him for a ride :D
     
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    Best of luck to you out there! I know those deployments suck, but keep that spirit high and have as much fun as possible and you'll make it through before you know it! I just got home from what seemed like the longest 4 month deployment not too long ago. Make the best of it and thanks for what you do!

    Kris
     
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    Take care and thanks. :)
     
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    Good luck man. I am about to return home after 4 months in Afghanastan. Again good luck to you
     
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    good luck, I get to go in September for a 4-6 month :crazy:
     
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    Good luck to you! take care :waytogo:

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    Good luck Brian!

    Stay safe and take care!!
     
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    Good luck Brian! :)


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    God Speed, Good Luck, Stay Safe!

    Take care Brian, we'll leave the light on for ya!
     
  10. anjieandjohn

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    Good Luck

    I can feel your pain. I have made several deployments in my 16 years in the Nav.....I am stationed at Little Creek now and will be getting a set of orders to a ship here in a couple of months. My brother-in-law is in Iraq now (Army tanker) so have your jet jockeys take care of business so he can get home to my sister. Take care and good hunting.

    John
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    Why is everyone being activated??
     
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    They arent being activated....just time to rotate the troops out is all...Deployments and all the work that goes into getting ready for them is what we work for. It sucks because you are gone an awful lot before you leave for the 6-8 months you are scheduled to go.
     
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    I do avionics maintenance on the 135R tankers we got here; the way deployments work here is there's so many "slots" that need to be filled over the pond to meet mission requirements, and we just rotate among the people in the shop who goes. Technically it's supposed to be a 4-on 15-off schedule, but it really doesn't work that way. AF seems to think we're overmanned, but somehow we're allways short of people :(
     
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    Somtimes the work ups are worse than the actual deployment

    Semper Fi Brian be safe!!!!
     
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    Work-ups are definately worse than the deployments I think......Nothing like coming into work at the ass-crack of dawn to get underway for the week and pulling in on Friday evening, going home after you tie up to the pier at 2000 and then have to be back in at 0700 for duty on Sat or Sun. Then you do the same thing the next 3-4 weeks....and then you throw in the myriad of 6 week underway periods in there along with underway inspections....Geez...
     
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    I am a mechanic (fuel systems) on A-10 and C-130. We get the pleasure of deploying with both. As I said earlier I am about to return after 4 months in Afghanastan. Basically the 4 months deployed 15 months home rarley works for us either. Mainly us 7-levels get the short end. It is worth it in the long run though. I retire in another 11 years at the ripe old age of 39 LOL.
     
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    I retire in 4 years....3 months shy of 38...HAH..I got you beat!! :cool1:
     
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    You've probably met some people in my AFSC then on the 130's. I'm one of the specialists, IFCS (previously know as GAC). 2A553B
     
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    yeah like mentioned above it's just part of the rotation. I am attached to a squadron that deploys withthe Nimitz. I got lucky and checked in after all the work ups so I just get the cruise :D Be back in 6 months "hopefully"

    Thanks for the support everybody and e-mail me anytime. It always makes the days go by better when ya get some mail :D
     
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    Well the wife and I are headed to S.D. in a few hours so I prolly won't have internet in the motel there so I'm out. Catch you guys later and somebody at least forward some jokes to me or something LOL.

    -Brian
     

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