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IntrepidSeeker 13 December 2007 14:48

I've been reading these boards for a while without an account, and although I finally signed up in case I want to ask questions I’ll probably continue to lurk for the most part. Not sure if I should post here or in the “lurker” thread, but Sharky says your first post goes here, so here it is.

I’m an Army brat and my dad retired from Special Forces in ’78 as a Colonel. He was the commander of an A-team in Vietnam, advised the Shah’s special forces in Tehran, and was the Psyop battalion commander at Bragg – needless to say I’ve lived and traveled to a lot of places. A lot of my friends are PJ’s and Combat Controllers, with some of them now at the 24th – they come out to Tucson a lot for training so we get to hoist a few at the Trident Grill when they do. (Yep, owned by a retired SEAL.). I’ve always had respect and gratitude for all servicemen and women in general and especially for Special Operations – my dad is my hero and his A-Team my family. He’s still going strong at 77 – he skydives, plays racquetball, softball, tennis, just bought a new Harley, and runs the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque, which is one of the nicest in the nation. I got my sense of humor (irreverent), tenaciousness, and patriotism (honor, duty & country) from him.

I myself was in the Army Reserves & ROTC many years ago, but only for a short while – my brother died violently and I got out early (kind of rocked my world). I’ve always regretted not getting back into the military, and once I got married thought my chances were over. Now that I’m divorced and they’ve raised the age limit, I’m looking at getting back in and I’m here to learn and pick up info on my possible future in the military. Since I’m a woman, I’m looking at Civil Affairs/Psyop – I want to go Airborne and learn a language, so I’m just trying to determine how to do all of that. I’ve been avidly reading the web for as much info as I can, and as RV808 said a few years ago, the professionalism, camaraderie, intellect (and humor!) on SOCNET is unparalleled on the net. Thanks to the SOCNET family for allowing me to be here and to learn from the best.

Hammie 13 December 2007 20:48

Greetings Gentlemen,

I served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 yrs (1988-1996). Wpns Co. 2/23 - Dragons Platoon 0351. I enjoyed my service time and still have numerous friends on active duty stationed throughout the world.

I am a LEO with a mid size agency, approximately 300 sworn. In my 11yrs, I have been fortunate enough to experince numerous assignments and details throughout the county. I'm currently assigned to the gang unit and the SWAT Team, so I have nothing to complain about.

This is a unique opportunity for me to interact with fellow LE and experienced operational military professionals from around the world. No matter what the mission is, we want the tactical edge. So gents, I'm an open book seeking knowledge.

Thank you for allowing me to post and review your site.



Regular122 13 December 2007 22:04

Retired from US Army Infantry. Service in Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Airborne School '86, Ranger School '87. Founder and Chairman of Vets for Victory -

Thanks to all vets on this forum. Steve

Avandir 14 December 2007 03:30

Evening fella's. Names Kyle. Currently Active Army serving in Korea with the great 2ID. Came here straight out of Basic and I'm looking to get a little heads up before heading to Airborne and ultimately RIP.

Ya'll have a good'un.


TheSarge 14 December 2007 11:33

Newbie in the Lobby
Greetings All. Newbie as of yesterday: 13 Dec 07. Thanks to the Staff for admission amongst a Warrior class group.

USN, '73-79, WESTPAC '73, USS Hancock (CVA-19)

Currently LEO Patrol Sergeant (18 yrs, '90-present); medium sized agency of close to 300 sworn. Tours of duty in SWAT, motors, Honor Guard.

Also Forums Administrator for

Peaceful Christmas,
The Sarge

SWCCschool08 14 December 2007 12:05

I leave for Navy in about a month...then SWCC school...just trying to meet some team guys who I will hopefully be working with in about 8 months

spunky2268 14 December 2007 19:10

Howdy, all,

Thanks for having me in. No military experience here, but I sure can learn a lot from you all, especially in the medicine department. I'm with a Midwest US&R Task Force as a medical specialist. Expeditionary medicine is my interest and you've got plenty experience here. Learned something new already and just registered yesterday. Hope I can contribute as well as learn. God Bless you all that serve and stay safe,


elc729 14 December 2007 22:57

USMC 69/72 Currently in Saipan, MP. AFIO member. Boarded Emergency Medicine physician.

elc729 14 December 2007 23:02

Currently in contact with Canopy for assignment as Medical Officer in WPPS. Would like some info on duties from prior MO's

SF_BHT 15 December 2007 09:34

Welcome All to the board...

KidA 15 December 2007 12:23

NM. Welcome aboard. Orig. Msg sent as PM.

LRSScout 15 December 2007 16:53

So, I'm Tim.

3 years active duty (2/505th PIR) another 5 guard split between LRS in Maryland (E co 629 MI) and the VIrginia guard (Bco 3/116th INF). Deployed to Afghanistan in 2004. Got out Feb 2006.

I am a wana be 37F. I saw the PSYOP section and decided to sign up.

Already this site has proven it's weight in gold, look forward to hearing from you in the threads.

justanotherj 15 December 2007 20:02

pj here
hey guys,
I'm a PJ here in Arizona. been in for 4 years now. wanted to stop in and say hey.

KJ 16 December 2007 04:20

Welcome. I am the USAF administrator for this site and a former PJ myself. Will send you a PM.

The91Bravo 16 December 2007 04:48


-Ole123- 16 December 2007 08:16

Junior in high school, wanna be, avid reader.

CA0708 16 December 2007 11:35

Civil Affairs. Current Assignment: OIF 07-08. Student and Reservist.

drMINDBENDER 16 December 2007 13:27

greetings all, and thanks for having me. im a 37f20 whos been in for going on 9 years now. graduated the school house in 99 as a psyop specialist (class 03-99) and been all around the world and back again several times courtesy of uncle sam including oif 1 and now currently deployed to the lesser talked about sandbox for oef 9 and looking to rip out soon, go home and take a break for a while. ive been reading posts on here for a while and i figured id hop on and ask questions to further my knowledge. im looking forward to more good info and stories from all my soc brethren. thanks again.


Patzke 16 December 2007 15:02

Hey guys
18 Years now. 75th, 1st ID, 2nd ID, 3rd ID, LRS, now Recruiting (yeah). Good to be here.


seabiscut 17 December 2007 17:58

My fault ive been on here for a little while and have not posted on this. Im currently serving on a casket platoon in 1/3 US INF The Old Guard. However, soon i hope to be off for bigger and better things in this army.

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