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    26 years

    26 years of active service (both Active Duty and Active Reserve) come to an end tomorrow, for me.

    Tomorrow, July 1, I am offically transferring to the Inactive Ready Reserve.

    Oddly enough, I left because my Reserve duty was getting in the way of my full-time civilian job of training soldiers to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Africa. I may be the first guy ever who quit the Army in order to devote more time to the military.

    It's truly a strange world.

    And it's definitely not the Army I joined. When I joined, we had black boots, OG507 green field uniforms (WITH shiny gold buckle, of course!!!), M1911 pistols and M3 submachineguns. We still had three-prong flash hider M16s, in our unit. Oh, yes. And jeeps. And "C" rations.

    Now, 26 years later, I can do roughly double the amount of pullups and about the same on my PT test (max, of course).

    Just the other day, I was on the 11th mile of a fun run and completely smoked a group of 18-20 somethings on the second mile of their PT test. I'm talking start 1/4 mile behind them and finish 1/4 mile ahead of them kind of smoking....

    Not bad for an old guy who had to lie about a broken back and almost didn't get enlisted because of a bad knee, hmmm?

    Now, I'm growing a beard. Just because I can


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    Re: 26 years

    Thank you for your service. Too bad you lifers don't get more recognition that you do.



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    Re: 26 years

    26 Years of Thank You's, Phaedrus.

    Congratulations.



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    Re: 26 years

    Thank You for your service, congrats on being in better shape then this 25 year old


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    Re: 26 years

    This Bud's for you, Mr. NickNoltelookalike26yearmilitaryveteranfitnesslevelofa22yearolddivisiononeathlet eguy
    Congrats!



    Im just glad I have Homan as my bodyguard, Eustachy joked. If I ever make it real big and get to drive a limo everyday, hell be driving it. I thought he came off the bench like somebody was stealing his cow or something.

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    Re: 26 years

    Thank you for your service
    and, I see, for being my 700th post



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    Re: 26 years

    Good luck on the Beard, my wife makes me shave mine off about every two weeks because it is pokey.


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    Re: 26 years

    Bigtime congratulations!!



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    Re: 26 years

    I appreciate your service also. As a side-note, I've been married for 27 years - which is more difficult???


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    Thank you for your service to our country!


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    Re: 26 years

    Thanks for your service - it is appreciated!



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    Re: 26 years

    Thanks for service you have put in. Much appreciated.



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    Re: 26 years

    Just out of curiosity, ending rank?


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    Re: 26 years

    The longest I have been able to stay on any one job is 13 years and that is when I owned my own company.

    And by the way thanks for your service.


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    Re: 26 years

    Thanks for all you have done for our country! If you are ever interested in getting into a trucking field, PM me.



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