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Basic/OSUT at Leonard Wood in 81, first duty station at McGregor Range Ft. Bliss in 82 (2/52 ADA). Down to main post on Bliss to the 1st ADA TRNG BRGD ) Off to Germany in 83-85 to 12th Engr Bn (Dexheim Barracks), which was under 8th ID in Bad Kruasnach.
Basic training in Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis, Nova Scotia from June to Aug. 1985
The pic is of me in Feb. 1986 CFB Petawawa, Ontario, Special Service Force, 8CH Armored Core.
Dressed in my SSF jump smock.
Basic and AIT both at Ft. Sill. June through October 1977. Holy crapI'm getting old. Spent almost 5 years UTARNG in the Triple Deuce, St George, Utah. Went active duty in 1981. Spent 4 years at Ft Ord, Ca. in the 7th ID, later 7th ID(L). 13 Echo, Cannon Fire Direction.
Infantry OSUT at Fort Benning in the summer of 2000.
Mine was in 1987 and then two weeks after AIT, BAC for my jump wings - I caught an infection in my left lung but dogged it out through AIT and then didn't say anything so I wouldn't be recycled or ejected from jump school - I barely made my last run on Friday. When I graduated BAC, I reported to the Airforce medical unit and they told me I had fluid in my left lung - walking pneumonia case. Then they sent me to Ft. Bragg (on medical profile - not an auspicious start) where I spent the rest of my active duty enlistment. Airborne Infantry - 11B2P - after the promotion board in Saudi Arabia.