That last post was directed to 821 & 823, kinda combined my thoughts. i guess ya get that way with age.
Roger on the running. Seua was one of my flights cadre. He ran us hard, long and fast and cut us NO slack.
Say Bayonnet61...I'm torn between my experiences at Wheeler Air Base, which was right across the street from Schofield and my time with the 823rd, where we went through a form of AIT at Fort Campbell! we tried andf succeeded in beating anything the Army did1 From PT in the morning (and we had some LONG days too Buddy) to the Obstacle course. It was a KILLAH! And we had to do it EVERY DAY! The night patrols were a nightmare1 Besides that, we trained in opposing conditions. It was the dead of winter dude! What is a Brutha gonna look like with a parka and muklucks in Vietnam! Totally crazy! Went to Austin Pea college and did the water survival thing! I almost drowned my dumb a**! But when we left For Campbell we were all in the best shape we had ever been in! Roger that???? And I'd do it all over again! Well...maybe not the water survival thang! it could kill a Brutha! HAHAHAHAHA! hell yeah! I'd do it again!
But in the end, we all seem to know what time it is. And remembering is only half the fun! Just think about all the crazy bonehead chances we took just to prove we had what it took! Nobody was drafted into SafeSide! We all volunteered! At least that's what I thought! hell, I was at home in Texas (Carswell), and Alarm Monitor at on and offbase WSAs watching little lights go on anf off at igloos, making stupid blotter entries everytime someone opened one of those things AND living at my MOMMA's house! I thought! Home ain't EVEN no fun! Get me outta this place! Then Safeside showed up! The rest is history! Some decisions can't be retracted! I thought of doing that my first day at Fort Campbell! Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Those 1041st guys were ANIMALS! But I looked back and thought: "My Momma was worse than that" so I got it right and blotted the yelling out! Easy! (chuckle)...kinda!
Basic: Oct 1978
RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge 1979-1981 (81st SPS)
Plattsburgh AFB 1981-1982 (380th SPS)
Edwards AFB 1982-1984 USAFR (6510 SPS)
Promoted to E-5 Staff Sgt (23)& discharged from Edwards AFB after a great 6 yr enlistment with the finest group of humans I have EVER worked with!! I immediately departed for Sacramento (CA Highway Patrol Academy). After 5 intense months (understatement) and a 5:51 mile, patrolled CA Fwys near Magic Mountain. Air Force training made the academy a breeze and many former AF SP's are in the CHP but to my chagrin the job was NO fun for me and when my dad passed suddenly so did my desire to chase taillights. I returned to L.E. in 1993 with L.A. County Hospital Police (now part of L.A.S.D). After 2.5 yrs resigned to be stay-home "mom" for my newborn daughter. Although the following will offend some I believe it must be mentioned. Although my L.E experience was accrued while male-gendered, I NEVER had a male internal identity and wish to encourage other TG-veterans to aim high and never apologize for who we are! Both genders do very very well in the military and L.E.This message has been edited. Last edited by: YooperTJ,
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I do applaud your courage as well as your service. Being heterosexual without homophobic tendencies (that I know of), and a former Security Force Academy Academic Instructor, I've encountered TG member within Security Force. And you're absolutely right! They performed impeccibly, to the envy sometimes of our 'regular" folks! So stand tall and be proud of who you are! I ain't mad atcha! (chuckle) Be well!
I was an Instructor at Crow Valley from 1983 to 1986. Lots of great memories. I still keep in touch with one of the other instructors from Crow Valley.
Here are the names I can remeber from that era.
Troy Wright, Doug Lineen, Salinger, Hammit, Luke Dailey, Barnhardt, brian Jacobson.
Google Crow Valley Range Complex. Kinda cool looking at the old topo of that area.............
Hi, my name is Dennis. I am a Marine Corps Vet. I served 1976 - 1983.
My son is currently awaiting his Security Forces class to start at Lackland.
Thank you for allowing an old Jarhead to join in on your wonderful forum.
Hey Dennis. Welcome. My grandson is SF at Nellis AFB, Nv. I pinned his badge on him at his graduation at lackland. They throw a lot at them but your son can handle it. I am Security forces from the 60's. Old Nam Vet.
Nice to meet you sir. I joined the Corps, in the delayed entry program, in November 1975, not too long after they pulled everyone out of Viet Nam. Thank you for your service there and in the service. I hope you have finally been treated with the dignity and respect you deserve for your service there since that time. You certainly have mine.
My son Sam is looking forward to SF tech school, I'm sure he'll do fine. I put the fear of God into him about my time in Marine Corps bootcamp, he said AF BMT was a piece of cake compared to that.
Take care Sir.
My name is Rich and I was stationed at Hill in UT. When I left there I had a choice between an alphabet agency in southern Maryland and the Virginia State Police, I kick myself for joining VSP but I enjoyed the 8 month live in academy with 10 mile runs. I left the state and now work insurance fraud in the insurance industry and I work from home
Name is Luke Daley, yes Doug it has been a very long time, regarding Crow Valley
Greetings. I'm a new recruit, I was sworn in in December of 2012 and I'm bound to head off to Lackland in around Aug/Sept for BMT. I'm super excited and I'm looking forward to getting through and into Tech School for Security Forces.
I'm a mom with an 8 year old and I've been married for 10 years. My husband isn't too thrilled with my enlistment but he has accepted the fact that he can't stop me because I joined not just for me, but for him as well.
I have had a few concerns with my ASFC, I've heard so many negative things about the SF branch but I've tried to keep myself positive about it. I'm going to school ATM for Biology at North Idaho College and I'm looking into the Forensics field at either UofI or Gonzaga because I want to get into OSI if I can.
Edit: I'm currently drilling at Mchord/Lewiston AFB in Tacoma Washington.
Hey all, names Chris and am 20 years old. I just got done swearing in for the Air national guard and signed up for Security Forces.
Just a little backround about myself, I was a military brat all my life. My father has been in the Airforce for 26 years and of that 26 has been an OSI agent for 15 of it. After I graduated Highschool over in Ramstein, Germany I came back to the states for college. Been going for about a year now and am ready for that military life.
Hoping after a year in the Air guard I can transfer over to active duty and furthur my military carrer.
I go off to basic in march of 2014 and am so excited for it. I'm in shape and have been studying as much as I possibly can.
looking forward to reading some great stuff on this sight.
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