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fireman4215

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Dec 18, 2011
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Well as a few of you know I am leaving monday May 14th for basic training for the Air Force. The truck is going in a garage until I get done with basic and start my first week of tech school. My job is going to be a In-Flight refueling boom operator. My last day as a firefighter was monday, crazy that I wont get to fight fire for a while at least until I get to my base assignment and join a small volunteer dept.
 

Uncle Blazer

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Dec 8, 2011
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Good Luck. Sounds like a freakin sweet job/assignment. Check in on us from time to time. Pictures are appreciated.
 
IF you get stationed in Langley VA let me know... You can join my department. Are your certs Proboard? It doesnt really matter either way, I had NJ FF1 & 2 and I was still able to fight fire. Good luck in basic training, just remember, if you have/had a bad day dont dwell on it and just look forward to the next day. Thats what got me through boot camp almost 16 years ago...

Steve
 

fireman4215

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Steve A said:
IF you get stationed in Langley VA let me know... You can join my department. Are your certs Proboard? It doesnt really matter either way, I had NJ FF1 & 2 and I was still able to fight fire. Good luck in basic training, just remember, if you have/had a bad day dont dwell on it and just look forward to the next day. Thats what got me through boot camp almost 16 years ago...

Steve

Sweet there is a possibility of me getting stationed in Langley. I'll keep ya in mind if I do.

And I'll be checking in on this thread and otheres that I frequent when ever I get a chance at my cell phone haha.
 

Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
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good luck bro...

its ironic... one journey ends, as another begins... i guess thats life huh... my cousin is coming home from Afganistan in 2 weeks, and here you are just starting your boot camp... :grouphug:
 

fireman4215

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Ill check in as much as possible. Just got to the hotel for MEPS (Military Entrance processing) Still cant believe that I leave for basic tomorrow :eek:
 

Tarnished

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Dec 3, 2011
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Stay strong and keep your chin up at Lackland.
Keep pounding away at Tech School as well, keep your eyes on the prize.

From a past USAF vet/retiree to a future vet, God bless you, and keep your ass down.

Oh.. and stay extra focused and strong during SERE.



P.S.- Check into AFSC 1C2X1.. they always need top-notch exemplary operators.
 

blazinlow89

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Jan 25, 2012
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Good luck. I didn't serve but almost everyone from work did (navy contractor), and my step dad was in for 23 years.

If you ever come to PAX NAS for any reason come on down to HX-21 and say hi.
 

fireman4215

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Dec 18, 2011
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Howdy peeps! Got a little time to get on the computer while Im at basic so i figured I'd come update everyone to whats been going on. Im currently in my 5th week of training out of 8 weeks so I'm almost done with basic! Im actually having alot of fun with it all. My dad has been keeping my car up to par lol. I made plans to have it taken care of while i was gone. Dont want it to sit in the garage and waste away for 2 months. Well I will check in again in a few weeks after i graduate.:wootwoot:
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Thanks for your service. Keep it up and you will be out of there in no time.
 

Jkust

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Dec 4, 2011
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Well as my dad always said after having been shot multiple times in Vietnam in different fire fights with AK 47's during his tour, if you join the military make sure it is the Air Force. Those guys had it easy so he says. Good luck to you.
 

fireman4215

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Dec 18, 2011
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Well I have officially started tech school which means I can start acting like a normal person again. Haha my tech school is in San Antonio so if there's any meets in Houston me and ol whitey will be there.
 

djthumper

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Congrats airman. How long is tech school?
 

03TB93

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Mar 25, 2012
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Awesome man congrats on the accomplishment!! I leave in january for Basic training For the AF. Well have to meet up some time. Good Luck Bro and thatnks for your service :thumbsup:
 

fireman4215

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My tech school is only supposed to be 6 months but my job is on hold right now so after I finish tech school I'll be waiting around for ever.

Sweet mean congrats on takin the leap. Not gonna lie to ya basic is difficult but nothing that isn't doable. Just remember the days are long and the weeks are short, live meal to meal and sunday to Sunday. What's your job gonna be?
 

Lima Tango

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Dec 4, 2011
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Congrats on making it through basic! I'm 3 years in now and haven't regretted joining the AF for a second. Have fun in tech school.
 

03TB93

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fireman4215 said:
My tech school is only supposed to be 6 months but my job is on hold right now so after I finish tech school I'll be waiting around for ever.

Sweet mean congrats on takin the leap. Not gonna lie to ya basic is difficult but nothing that isn't doable. Just remember the days are long and the weeks are short, live meal to meal and sunday to Sunday. What's your job gonna be?

Thanks alot man. ill deff keep that in mind. And i signed up for alot of Avionics and electrical sysytems. I wanted to do something mechanical or electrical so im happy. What is your job? and any advice for Basic? thanks man, Dan Plefka
 

TexazReece

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Dec 4, 2011
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Whatup bro, glad to see your done with basic training and back in Texas :cool: keep it up Mann hope to see at some future meets bud
 

fireman4215

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03TB93 said:
Thanks alot man. ill deff keep that in mind. And i signed up for alot of Avionics and electrical sysytems. I wanted to do something mechanical or electrical so im happy. What is your job? and any advice for Basic? thanks man, Dan Plefka

I'm an in flight refueler. Pretty much is what it sounds. I control the boom that refuels jets mid flight. Basic isn't that bad really. Just keep your head low and never give up. The first 3 weeks are hell I constantly asked myself what I was thinking. But after week 4 it gets alot better and starts going extremely fast. I wish ya the best of luck in basic. It's 8 weeks of hell but in the end it's all worth it.

My Airmens coin.

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fireman4215

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TexazReece said:
Whatup bro, glad to see your done with basic training and back in Texas :cool: keep it up Mann hope to see at some future meets bud

Oh I'll be there if we have any around here. My truck is gonna be brought down here in a couple weeks.
 

drwfaulk

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Jan 5, 2012
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03TB93 said:
and any advice for Basic? thanks man, Dan Plefka

just be glad your not going to Ft. Benning GA. in the middle of the summer (from June 8-September 13) like I did 6 years ago for the Army. It was really hot and miserable but it is all worth it and lots of fun.
 

fireman4215

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Dec 18, 2011
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Well my tech school is in lackland as some of your already know. Which is the same base that basic is at lol. Im stuck in this place! haha but tech school is pretty fun, Im learning alot about my job. And this weekend Im taking a little trip back home to pick up the BEAST!! I cant wait! I havent driven it in 3 months I want to get behind the wheel soo bad!
 

GCTB1289

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Mar 19, 2012
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nice glad you are enjoying it. at least you get your truck soon haha. I got korea as my first duty station so I'm without my truck for a year. (not authorized to have it here unfortunately plus Koreans drive crazy as shit here as well, no offense to anyone) Well good luck brother. keep your down and stay safe. we gotta get all of us service members together for a beer one day.:thumbsup:
 

fireman4215

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Any memebers around the Spokane, WA area? My new duty station is Fairchild AFB
 

djthumper

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fireman4215 said:
Any memebers around the Spokane, WA area? My new duty station is Fairchild AFB
I believe FlyingFischer is in Spokane.
 

fireman4215

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Sweet maybe ill meet up with him. My tb isn't up here yet. It's still in San Antonio waiting on a shipment.
 

fireman4215

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No well. I'm only in Fairchild for 5 weeks right now doing survival training. I go to Altus, ok for my advanced tech training. Then I come back to Fairchild to be stationed here.
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
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just survival or the full SERE course? Now it all makes more sense.
 

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