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AdolphMeinhard
11-30-2006, 11:27 AM
I served in US Navy flying P3 Orion Antisubmarine aircraft for 26 years and now I am playing SH3 and reading about U-Boats. I am really getting a kick out of the archaic technology that was cutting edge back then such as HF/DF and search radar. These systems are taken for granted on today's antisubmarine aircraft. How many Kaleuns are veterans and what country? Maybe a little discussion or seastories to share. I remember when we working an Echo class Soviet in the North Atlantic off Iceland and the Soviet skipper thought he would lose us in a pod of whales. It made the flight more enjoyable for us because we could watch the whales, instead of the hum drum of flying around in circles. Nothing like flying 200 feet off the deck in the North Atlantic- it increases the "pucker factor"! Really makes me appreciate what those U-Boat sailors and allied merchant seamen went through. I was washing salt off the windscreen at 200 feet with windshield wipers. The beer always tastes better after a 14 hour patrol. A.M.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Kaleun1961
11-30-2006, 12:01 PM
I wouldn't classify myself as a veteran, but I did serve for a year in a reserve infantry regiment in the Canadian army. But because I am such an avid reader of military material and viewer of military documentaries, I think I am a very well informed civilian.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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hueywolf123
11-30-2006, 12:36 PM
Ex RAN, marine engineer, well, not so much a Stoker but a Chippy (shipwright).
1990 - 1994, I did the minimum time. I joined with prior qualifications, but due to certain NCO's and divisional officers, I decided that the Navy perhaps wasn't for me after all.
Look at the dates, yes, the 1st Gulf war<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Kingcobra24
11-30-2006, 02:57 PM
Former U.S. Air Force - 1967 to 1971.
Two tours in S.E. Asia. First in Vietnam, and the second in Laos, driving UH-1H Full-Hog Hueys.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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bunkerratt
11-30-2006, 03:02 PM
u.s.m.c. dec 1980-dec1984 infantry mos0311/8541 surveilance and target acusition e.g. ground anti infantry radar night vision siesmic intrusion ...lebanon 1983 life member V.F.W.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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schwarze_Katze
11-30-2006, 04:08 PM
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tuddley3
11-30-2006, 04:59 PM
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Bootsmann0815
11-30-2006, 05:19 PM
German Military Police, 1984-1987. Mostly stationed in Northern Germany, near the East German border, but never posted abroad, and the Cold War stayed cold, so strictly speaking not a "veteran" of any particular conflict.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Use the vertical!

HW3
11-30-2006, 06:12 PM
Former U.S. Air Force - 1969 to 1976. I was a Aircraft Electrical Repair Tech. I was in SAC (Fairchild AFB), MAC (Lajes AFB), and ADC (McCord AFB). Life member The American Legion.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Joyrider1953
11-30-2006, 06:57 PM
12 years as a Reservist infantry officer in Canada -- A&SHofC and Princess Louise Fusiliers. Kaleun1961, what regiment were you with?

AO1_AW_SW_USN
11-30-2006, 07:06 PM
AO1(AW/SW), USN/AD 1997-2005.

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I was injured during my time on the USS Carl Vinson during Operation Enduring Freedom, and was medically separated in February of 2005. Having made E-6 and dual qualified in both Air and Surface Warfare in less then 4 years... I considered my time in the US Navy a waste. All because of my stupid decision to move a 2000-lb GBU-32 GPS-guided bomb all by myself and ended up injuring my back to the point of disrepair.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Goose_Green
11-30-2006, 07:17 PM
Territorial Army (UK Reserve Forces)
Joined 1998 - Still serving (soon to give it up)
L/Cpl, NBC Specialist
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Kaleun1961
11-30-2006, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by Joyrider1953:
12 years as a Reservist infantry officer in Canada -- A&SHofC and Princess Louise Fusiliers. Kaleun1961, what regiment were you with?

The Lorne Scots, "C" Company, out of Georgetown, Ontario. I'm guessing you were in the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, out of Hamilton?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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hward1983
11-30-2006, 09:04 PM
Still serving with the US Army, but really don't consider myself a veteran being just here in Korea. My MOS is 33W or for simplier terms, electronic warfare maintainer/integrator/repairer. Yes that is the whole job title too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif Not a career for me, but it has been an adventure with Uncle Kim that lives north of me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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hueywolf123
11-30-2006, 09:06 PM
You wouldn't happen to know his hairstylist would you? I wouldn't mind that haircut http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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TheFastFreddie
11-30-2006, 09:19 PM
US Army 1995-1999

Infantry 2-327 101st Airborne

Loved most of it but my knees and ankles couldn't hang. Wish I was still in almost every day.

tuddley3
11-30-2006, 09:29 PM
@ hward1983

It's not where you serve, it's when. I'm sure you know that, and you along with Colwell, I salute you just just same, whether you are in Tech School still, or in the middle of the Iraqi Theater. If I am correct, as long as you have personnel in your unit (or base where stationed) in Iraq, then you should receive Medals.

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schwarze_Katze
11-30-2006, 09:42 PM
@ hward1983

It's not where you serve, it's when.


I think "it's not where you serve, it's that you did," defines a veteran better.

Decorations aside (I certainly didn't deserve the national defense medal for being active duty for a whole 12 hours during Gulf I), the mark of a veteran is the fact that they volunteered to serve. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I salute all veterans of every nation for volunteering and sacrificing.

KarlsDonuts
12-01-2006, 07:32 AM
I served 4 years in the Canadian Navy as a Naval Weapons Technician, July 1980 until honourably released July 1984. I fought the Cold War but do not consider myself a true "Veteran". I think of my Grandfather, who spent 4 years in France during WWI, was twice decorated with the Military Medal and was wounded at Passendale as more of a veteran. Or an Uncle of mine who spent a year in Italy & NW Europe during WWII. He got shot at and had his best friend killed. Thats just my opinion on what a veteran is.

Cheers to all Vets;
B. Cook

Wijbrandus
12-01-2006, 07:39 AM
Former US Army, MOS 19K.

Thats a tanker. M1A1 Abrams, not large. :P

Worf101
12-01-2006, 07:40 AM
Sgt. 12B20 U.S. Army Combat Engineers. Served 4 years with the 8th, 2nd and 5th Engineer Battailions. Did duty from Thai Cambodian border to Korea to Fort Lost in the Woods.

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RitterkreuzU35
12-01-2006, 10:56 AM
I served 1983-1991 U.S. Army 82nd AB Division,2bn 325rgt.
Grenada [Operation Urgent Fury], Iraq [Operation Desert Shield, operation Desert Storm]

willyvic
12-01-2006, 01:57 PM
United States Navy. Airdale. Senior Chief Petty Officer. 1972-1994. Western Pacific sailor except for stints at Key West, and Tinker AFB.

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EP-3E Orion
EA-3B Skywarrior
E-6A Mercury (TACAMO)

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OzzyBob
12-01-2006, 03:16 PM
Never served in the army or god forbid the police :P
Question for Gosse Green:
Where in Bosnia ???<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Goose_Green
12-01-2006, 09:17 PM
Based in Banja Luka Metal Factory (Dragocaj Barracks) from June 6th 2000 to April 2001.

I was employed as a driver in the Multi Divisional MT Troop in BLMF for firstt 6 months of my tour and then did a stint as personal driver for the Deputy Commander (DCOM) BRITFOR in BLMF.

The last job was a real cool one, I was responsible directly to a full Colonel - lots of perks and went to some unusual places and I even had to do a driving course before I took over from a fellow reservist who was driving the previous DCOM BRITFOR before me.

While other BRITFOR drivers had to share the pool vehicles I had my own dedicated "white fleet" (civilian vehicle) all for me and no one else. It was a Toyota LandCruiser 4 litre twin turbo and had loads of toys to play with. It went like stink and was great to drive, when the boss wasn't going out on visits I was out on jollies (route recce's) and got to see quite alot of Bosnia in the process.

My 2nd tour was cut short due to my boss being sent home early to take on another job and there was a admin problem with my re-enlistment papers with the TA which fell at the time of my initial end of tour. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Messervy
12-01-2006, 09:46 PM
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Realjambo
12-02-2006, 02:18 AM
This is a fascinating thread. I have to take my hat off to each and every one of you. In retrospect I wish I had joined the forces when I was younger but I didn't. From an everyday civvie who takes his liberty and freedom for granted - Big respect to all of you.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bootsmann0815
12-02-2006, 03:54 AM
Originally posted by OzzyBob:
or god forbid the police :P


MPs are never the most popular unit in any Army; if they were, they'd do their job wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
But to be honest in my time (1980s) it wasn't the highly trained, professional career soldiers or those on voluntary extended-term service who gave us trouble, it was the (involuntarily drafted) German National Servicemen (doing 15 months then; now I think it's down to 9 months) who basically often kept their "civilian mindset" and often found it difficult to get accustomed to the highly regulated military lifestyle.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Use the vertical!

Goose_Green
12-02-2006, 04:01 AM
Originally posted by Bootsmann0815:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OzzyBob:
or god forbid the police :P


MPs are never the most popular unit in any Army; if they were, they'd do their job wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't forget the physical training instructors, they always take perverse pleasure in knackering you out - while reminding us mere mortals that they are much fitter than you.

I worked with a few RMP's on some CP work while in Bosnia and found them to be a good laugh and very dedicated in their work, I even played for the local detachments 5 a side soccer team - plus I also got a flowery letter of commendation from the officer commanding too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif So they can't be a bad bunch after all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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U107Wolff
12-02-2006, 04:09 AM
Served in the Royal Netherlands Army from 1993 -2002. Infantry sniper and later transferred to signals. Been in Bosnia, Macedonia and Kosovo.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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OzzyBob
12-02-2006, 02:36 PM
soory this is a bit off topic..
@Goose Green
Had a weird feeling when you said that you served in bosnia and knew you were close..
Im from Prijedor just 54k west of Banja Luka(currently i live in Sweden). I was actualy born in the Banja Luka hospital.
And i think i saw you crousing around in your white Toyota with some hot babe (usually "t3h interpretor" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) next to you throwing out candy & cigarettes to the bystanders http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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ottoramsaig
12-13-2006, 10:19 AM
US Army 24 years

ottoramsaig
12-13-2006, 10:22 AM
Cool to read this. I was a US army Armor advisor to the Royal Thai Army. Stationed justed in Bangkok. Loved that assignment. Go sui cowboy!

ottoramsaig
12-13-2006, 10:31 AM
19K40H8 US Army M1A1 Tank Commander/Instructor.
Gunner Sabot two tanks, right tank !" Identified" FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"On the Way!" "Target!" Left tank! FIRE! " On the Way! Cease Fire"Driver back up. Such few words saved my life.

geezerjo09
12-13-2006, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by schwarze_Katze:
USN '91-'02 Fire Control Technician on subs. "Track and attack" was my job. It's where I learned everything that I take for granted about target motion analysis while playing SH 3. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Geez, can you share any "tricks" you have with us?

RangerX3X
12-13-2006, 02:09 PM
US Army 1986-1988, US Navy 1988-1994.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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synsterstar
12-13-2006, 10:28 PM
10 yrs USAF, F-15C/D, OA/A-10A, and currently F-22A weapons system technician

schwarze_Katze
12-14-2006, 05:11 AM
Geez, can you share any "tricks" you have with us?


Actually, yes, but it's a very abstract "trick." TMA is as much an art form as it is a science. Once you can grasp in your mind the overall picture of bearing drift and range drift (left or right/opening or closing) and how rapidly those changes are taking place, you can set your intercept course and speed in a few seconds and refine your attack position after you are there.

Think about it as tracking down a baseball or football. Nobody stands there calculating where the ball will be and then makes a mad dash for it. The brain knows intuitively how to get you to the right spot if you just let it.

AO1_AW_SW_USN
12-14-2006, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by schwarze_Katze:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Geez, can you share any "tricks" you have with us?


Actually, yes, but it's a very abstract "trick." TMA is as much an art form as it is a science. Once you can grasp in your mind the overall picture of bearing drift and range drift (left or right/opening or closing) and how rapidly those changes are taking place, you can set your intercept course and speed in a few seconds and refine your attack position after you are there.

Think about it as tracking down a baseball or football. Nobody stands there calculating where the ball will be and then makes a mad dash for it. The brain knows intuitively how to get you to the right spot if you just let it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


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U-94
12-15-2006, 06:30 PM
Sorta a vet too,

US Army 1979-1987
Started as a 12D1p Atomic Demolitions
The\n 11b2P Airborne Infanter
Then my stupid phase, 11b2s and then 11b2X

Fed up with the army
Joined the Navy
1987-1991 Found the Sea interesting, but the Cadre,, well, not so interesting, Was an Operations Specialist. First learned TMA here, but to shoot Harpoon,

Then Off and Joined the Coast Guard,
1991 - 2005 many ships (sadly with much the same equipment as portrayed in this game) and then retired Worked as a Radarman and Electronics Warfare,

Now,, A govt employee running Search and Rescue on the Gulf of Mexico Coast.

I often wondered what I want to be when I grow up?

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wm4668
12-17-2006, 01:42 AM
12 years 1976-89 in the RAF, various locations in the UK, a tour in Germany (RAF Gutersloh with Harrier Force, and a 4 months stint in Fortress Falkands in 1983 - before MPA was built.

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Colwell1199
12-17-2006, 04:48 AM
Still in the USAF, Came in April of 02. I was a crew chief on Compass call EC-130H but now work at ramstein at the in-route squadron.
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