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Semperfi Vike
08-26-2004, 12:50 PM
I know Casper is a Marine just curious if their are anymore of my brothers in here. Heck any other service members in here as well?

casper
08-26-2004, 12:54 PM
Semper FI, 76-90

enlvikeman
08-26-2004, 01:00 PM
Semper Fidelis

1990-1998 1st battalion PI then Lejune and Quantico

Semperfi Vike
08-26-2004, 01:25 PM
I was in from 95-99 was mostly stationed in Lejuene also was on a med float and went to Norway for a month and 1/2

whackthepack
08-26-2004, 01:35 PM
My thanks and sincere respect to you all! Thank you for the time taken out of your life and for keeping us all safe and sound. :thumbright: :D :thumbleft: :salute:


I signed up for the Navy (yes wanted to be a squid), underwater deep sea diving, would have had to gone through seal training. I took the test and they wanted me to be a Nuke and do submarine duty, I went to the physical and they failed me because of my knees,
I have had arthritis since I was about 12.

Anyway I still respect the hell out of you guys for serving :thumbright: :thumbleft:

sdvikefan
08-26-2004, 04:57 PM
Been in the Air Force since 1998 but up until now I have done Army support, been to Fort Hood, Fort Wainwright, Camp Zama, Camp Page, and a few months ago Camp Adder (Talil). Right now I'm stationed at Little Rock AFB, my first real Air Force assignment.

VKG4LFE
08-26-2004, 05:45 PM
Fort Hood, that's where my brother is stationed right now!! Just wanted to add to the conversation!!

bigdogbovy
08-26-2004, 06:04 PM
thanks marines, I am not one, but I play one on TV

fan4favre
08-26-2004, 07:08 PM
95-99, Co F Marine Support Battalion, Rota, Spain.

0311_vikes4life
08-26-2004, 09:13 PM
OOH RAH Marines!

Ive been in since 98. I was at 1/4 now I train new officers at Quantico
:salute:

PacNWVike
08-26-2004, 11:28 PM
"Semperfi Vike" wrote:

I know Casper is a Marine just curious if their are anymore of my brothers in here. Heck any other service members in here as well?

Corporate Air Force :wink: 1973-1994. Smartest thing I ever did as a 17 year old high school graduate was go into the military. Saw the world, did some interesting things, earned a college degree, and now my retirement is paying for my house on the hill! Here's to all my military borthers and sisters! :salute:

sdvikefan
08-27-2004, 01:00 AM
"VKG4LFE" wrote:

Fort Hood, that's where my brother is stationed right now!! Just wanted to add to the conversation!!

So how does he like it? That was my first assignment out of Basic Training.

SKOL
08-27-2004, 01:14 AM
"bigdogbovy" wrote:

thanks marines, I am not one, but I play one on TV

What's that BigDog?

hawaiianvike21
08-27-2004, 04:24 AM
Yep, just like to give out some kudos to those who serve or served or even about to serve our country. You guys are the real heroes of the country. :salute:

BTW what does semperfi mean anywayz?? Is it some kind of divison in the marines???

casper
08-27-2004, 04:39 AM
"0311_vikes4life" wrote:

OOH RAH Marines!

Ive been in since 98. I was at 1/4 now I train new officers at Quantico
:salute:

one of the Many things I will never forget sorry to any officers on board was an old salty dog face no teeth First Sgt telling me as a young sgt who was asked to go officer Canidate school or the warrent program "Sgt Casper" my call sign and nic no matter how many zero's you put together you still got zero the corps is run and made by E1 though E9. The zero's are here to make sure we don't take over the world so what are you going to be. I got out as a SSGT/Gunny Select.

and PACNWVIKE, I am with you for a kid off the street at 16 on PI for my 17th Birthday (1st BN 1028) it was indeed the best thing I could have ever done, does any one stay intouch with former marines you served with?

the stories we could tell :silent: but as they say then I would have to shot you so lets not tell stories 8)

casper
08-27-2004, 04:54 AM
"hawaiianvike21" wrote:

Yep, just like to give out some kudos to those who serve or served or even about to serve our country. You guys are the real heroes of the country. :salute:

BTW what does semperfi mean anywayz?? Is it some kind of divison in the marines???

I guess since I am the first one up and about Semper fi is the Marine Corps Moto it is latin and means "Always Faithfull" to each other no matter what Race Crede or Color, no matter what Rank or Religion Marine are always faithfull to each other, and their country.

The band of brothers was started from our corps and still is passed on in the little red monster

There is another saying Once a Marine Always a Marine, needless to say after almost 30years, It makes a differance in a man or woman who earns the right to wear the Eagle Globe and Anchor

:shaking: sombody stop him.... 8) :oops:

PacNWVike
08-27-2004, 12:54 PM
"casper" wrote:

"0311_vikes4life" wrote:

OOH RAH Marines!

Ive been in since 98. I was at 1/4 now I train new officers at Quantico
:salute:

one of the Many things I will never forget sorry to any officers on board was an old salty dog face no teeth First Sgt telling me as a young sgt who was asked to go officer Canidate school or the warrent program "Sgt Casper" my call sign and nic no matter how many zero's you put together you still got zero the corps is run and made by E1 though E9. The zero's are here to make sure we don't take over the world so what are you going to be. I got out as a SSGT/Gunny Select.

and PACNWVIKE, I am with you for a kid off the street at 16 on PI for my 17th Birthday (1st BN 1028) it was indeed the best thing I could have ever done, does any one stay intouch with former marines you served with?

the stories we could tell :silent: but as they say then I would have to shot you so lets not tell stories 8)

PI? You mean "The PO?" Sh*t River, etc?

casper
08-27-2004, 01:08 PM
NOt in this case Parris Island but spent plent of time in The barn, B52, and Jolos, Maralins across Sh*t river man throwen peso to the queens, first time I was there in Olanapo was 1978 marcos was still in power and we had curfew Man Fantasy Island WHAT A PLACE

0311_vikes4life
08-27-2004, 01:26 PM
just in case anyone was wondering im a SGT i just teach new LT's basic infantry stills


That thing about the zero's was great
:thumbright:

Semperfi Vike
08-27-2004, 01:26 PM
Semper Fi is short for Semper Fidelis which means ALWAYS FAITHFUL

hawaiianvike21
08-28-2004, 07:26 AM
Thanx casper and semperfi. Interestering phrase the marines have.

casper
08-28-2004, 07:54 AM
"hawaiianvike21" wrote:

Thanx casper and semperfi. Interestering phrase the marines have.

their are a lot of phrases the LADS can tell around the scuttlebutt HV and stories to.... one really great book is "green side in" and it sequeal was "brown side out" kind of a like "humor in uniform" but about Marines and Marine corps stories...

0311 one of the things I never let our butter bars have was a compass or screw driver....

one they will always get you lost and the second even if it wasn't broke they would try and fix it.

but on an on our officer corps is the best of all the services bar none (in the world) and that is because the Enlisted Marines trains them...is the CP still operating in Q town? 0311 you get out to visit the woods boys & girls at all? Where you a DI at SD or PI before you got the glorious night mare of "zero work"

Jarhead
08-28-2004, 12:43 PM
<----- Obvioiusly a Marine. I was active duty 96-00 and got out as a Sgt. I was a winger and did a year in Iwakuni and 2 at Miramar. Rough duty I know 8).

0311- What do you do at Quantico? Are you a DI or part of the Combat Platoon? I was just down there with Alpha Co. this summer. I didn't graduate though as I heat stroked out in week 8. That sucked but at least I can still call myself a sergeant and I like the sound of that better.

BTW, the CP is still going strong.

0311_vikes4life
08-28-2004, 12:56 PM
Im at TBS we train new LT's in basic infantry stuff ,none of us are DI's we all came from the FLEET for a break-i did so me and my wife could have a child- its alot of field time but i see my wife more here then i did at pendleton


Jar head did you make it through OCS-and do you rember SGT andaya hes my friend


OH yeah i have a VIKES tatoo on my arm !!!!

casper
08-28-2004, 12:57 PM
Hey Jarhead thought you ducked on us hope you are well, glad to here the CP is still operational.. I spent lots of time on the rock, and can only imagen the Miramar station "FighterTown USA" 8)
what you do on the Wing Side...

casper
08-28-2004, 01:14 PM
"0311_vikes4life" wrote:

Im at TBS we train new LT's in basic infantry stuff ,none of us are DI's we all came from the FLEET for a break-i did so me and my wife could have a child- its alot of field time but i see my wife more here then i did at pendleton


Jar head did you make it through OCS-and do you rember SGT andaya hes my friend


OH yeah i have a VIKES tatoo on my arm !!!!

I was at 64 area at pendleton part of DRP before they moved us to Del Mar area.... Good luck on the Curtain Crawler.. My first wife and I had two girls while I was in the first one jumped out at Camp Lejune 1983 (missed it by three months) I was in Oki at the time TAD to the Phillipines as there was a little fray going on with the locals at the time, the second one jump out in 1985 Okland Navel Hospital I was I & I their

Jarhead
08-28-2004, 02:13 PM
Was Sgt Andaya part of the combat platoon or a DI? I don't recognize the name but if he was in the combat platoon there's a good chance I would know his face.

I'm still around. I was at the game last night and didn't check the boards until this morning

ndakvikefan
08-28-2004, 03:02 PM
3rd Battalion 10th Marines 2nd Marine Division 88-92 here.

0311_vikes4life
08-28-2004, 06:51 PM
He was a police SGT for OCS. He's loud and MOTIVATED you will remember him-he's also philapino





:rr: =MOSS

VKG4LFE
08-28-2004, 08:18 PM
"sdvikefan" wrote:

"VKG4LFE" wrote:

Fort Hood, that's where my brother is stationed right now!! Just wanted to add to the conversation!!

So how does he like it? That was my first assignment out of Basic Training.

I think he likes it!! He got back from Iraq at the end of May and has been there ever since. He's a tank commander and he really enjoys being in the military! I think he is trying to become a recruiter now though, because he has found a girl up in Boston that he would rather be with than going overseas!!

dan3ski
08-29-2004, 12:46 PM
Herky-hog crew chief here from 1973-1979. USAF

DUMONUCHEEZHED
08-29-2004, 11:34 PM
USN RET. Here, 83-04, Jet Engine Mechanic.... TOMCATS FOREVER!!!

PacNWVike
08-29-2004, 11:47 PM
"dan3ski" wrote:

Herky-hog crew chief here from 1973-1979. USAF

Hell of an airframe, and we're buying the "J" models now. Six bladed props and two person flightdeck!

PacNWVike
08-29-2004, 11:48 PM
"DUMONUCHEEZHED" wrote:

USN RET. Here, 83-04, Jet Engine Mechanic.... TOMCATS FOREVER!!!

Did you get to play with the Super Tomcats?

PacNWVike
08-29-2004, 11:54 PM
"casper" wrote:

NOt in this case Parris Island but spent plent of time in The barn, B52, and Jolos, Maralins across Sh*t river man throwen peso to the queens, first time I was there in Olanapo was 1978 marcos was still in power and we had curfew Man Fantasy Island WHAT A PLACE

I rolled into Clark Air Base in Jan 89 to work the NPA problem. Best assignment in my whole career! The PI is (was) adult Disney World, Far East... I find only those guys who actually were there understand what the PI was REALLY like. Cheap beer, food and LBFMs! Eventually that damn volcano blew us out of there. I truly miss the place.

DUMONUCHEEZHED
08-29-2004, 11:56 PM
14 Years worth

dan3ski
08-30-2004, 01:35 AM
I agree the herky hog is the best plane lockheed ever built. I crossed the pond 32 times on a herky hog

casper
08-30-2004, 02:14 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:

"casper" wrote:

NOt in this case Parris Island but spent plent of time in The barn, B52, and Jolos, Maralins across Sh*t river man throwen peso to the queens, first time I was there in Olanapo was 1978 marcos was still in power and we had curfew Man Fantasy Island WHAT A PLACE

I rolled into Clark Air Base in Jan 89 to work the NPA problem. Best assignment in my whole career! The PI is (was) adult Disney World, Far East... I find only those guys who actually were there understand what the PI was REALLY like. Cheap beer, food and LBFMs! Eventually that damn volcano blew us out of there. I truly miss the place.

OHHHHH the LBFM's one two or four as long as you have enough keys and could find the door, they would gladly make a crew,

on of my last duties in ASIA before they moved me in to the ME was in PI in about 88 when they started hitting folks out side of freedom Gate & Mc donnels, they put us into a place called Camp O'Donnel for those who are into history it was the last camp (If the POWS made it) in the Bertan Death March, in 88 it was in the middle of NPA (territory) Valley..... Lot of fun was had by all 8) needless to say the shootings stoped shortly there after... there we go with Stories :silent:

P.s My dad ret. USN / USAF 1950-1975 Radar maintence MCC "paul Bunyuns" let say Golf balls.

sdvikefan
08-30-2004, 06:41 PM
"PacNWVike" wrote:

"dan3ski" wrote:

Herky-hog crew chief here from 1973-1979. USAF

Hell of an airframe, and we're buying the "J" models now. Six bladed props and two person flightdeck!

Yeah they have been training on those here at Little Rock - "Home of the Herk" for a few months now. Most pilots say they are pretty happy with them.

You said you've been to the PI did you ever get to Thailand, like the Pataya Beach area? That place makes Mardis Gras look like church communion.

PacNWVike
08-31-2004, 12:24 AM
"casper" wrote:

OHHHHH the LBFM's one two or four as long as you have enough keys and could find the door, they would gladly make a crew, on of my last duties in ASIA before they moved me in to the ME was in PI in about 88 when they started hitting folks out side of freedom Gate & Mc donnels, they put us into a place called Camp O'Donnel for those who are into history it was the last camp (If the POWS made it) in the Bertan Death March, in 88 it was in the middle of NPA (territory) Valley..... Lot of fun was had by all 8) needless to say the shootings stoped shortly there after... there we go with Stories :silent:

P.s My dad ret. USN / USAF 1950-1975 Radar maintence MCC "paul Bunyuns" let say Golf balls.

Ahhhh,,, the memories. The NPA started whacking Americans in Oct 87 and in Sep 88 I received telephone call from our HQ telling me I had 90 days to get my a$$ over there with a tiger team. I arrived in Jan 89 and within 30 days they whacked Army Col. Nick Rowe in Manila. Poor bastard... the only US military officer to successfully escape from a POW camp in Vietnam and the NPA pricks get him. Escorting his body back to Clark AB with his widow on a helo wasn't much fun. Then they whacked a couple of Ford Aerospace civilians coming back from Camp O'Donnel (you're correct about the Bataan Death March). Caught them in a classic "L" ambush and tore them and their car up with automatic weapons fire. After doing the crime scene we figured there were at least 15 shooters. The ironic thing is the NPA was after the Camp O'Donnel commander who was a few minutes behind them... poor bastards. Finally they whacked a couple of TDY troops down from Korea for the Cope Thunder exercise. Shot them in the head with .45s as they were getting into trikes. Right after that command moved everyone on base. We caught two of the triggermen who did Col. Rowe and then a few years ago I heard the PI Government wanted to release them in a goodwill gesture to the CPP/NPA for peace. Of course the US Government protested. Don't know what happened.... The memories of the PI. Some good and some very scary, but I'd go back. Place was like the wild west. Here's to all the GI's who ever served in the PI! :salute:

PacNWVike
08-31-2004, 12:27 AM
"DUMONUCHEEZHED" wrote:

14 Years worth

I heard after they stuffed the big engines into the airframe and made the Super Tomcats, the Navy bought a couple squadrons and then stopped. Heard it was an a$$ kickin weapons system, but apparently the new Super Hornet compares in fligh characteristics, but obviously not in the radar department. :salute:

PacNWVike
08-31-2004, 12:33 AM
"sdvikefan" wrote:

"PacNWVike" wrote:

"dan3ski" wrote:

Herky-hog crew chief here from 1973-1979. USAF

Hell of an airframe, and we're buying the "J" models now. Six bladed props and two person flightdeck!

Yeah they have been training on those here at Little Rock - "Home of the Herk" for a few months now. Most pilots say they are pretty happy with them.

You said you've been to the PI did you ever get to Thailand, like the Pataya Beach area? That place makes Mardis Gras look like church communion.

I read the IG is pissing and moaning about the H model not meeting contract specs, even though the AF is happy. All new systems have bugs.

I went to Thailand about eight times, and you're correct about the night life there. Never R&Rd in Pataya though. Spent most of my time in Bangkok, Korat AB, and then moving around up North. I like the Thai culture. I recall coming back to Hawaii and a buddy took me to a strip club. He noticed I was bored and said, "What's wrong man? Look at these beautiful women!" I told him they were indeed beautiful, but so what? Once you've been to the PI and Thailand and seen the "stuff" over there, "round eyes with attitudes" don't do much for me... :roll:

sdvikefan
08-31-2004, 04:01 PM
lol...yeah since this is an AETC base the IG is in everybody's business about 10 times more than usual. I actually have not heard that about the H model but I can believe it because of other things that have gone on here.

"round eyes with attitudes"...man you hit the nail on the head there. I was stationed at Camp Zama in Japan and Camp Page in Korea for a total of almost 3 years so I had the "Asian persuasion" for quite a while. We never bothered with the stuck up Air Force girls, why hassle with that when the locals were so much better to be around? But once I came back to the States I fell in love with a real nice country girl and I just had to marry her. Great memories of the Far East though, I can understand why a lot of people retire over there.

PacNWVike
09-01-2004, 12:48 AM
"sdvikefan" wrote:

lol...yeah since this is an AETC base the IG is in everybody's business about 10 times more than usual. I actually have not heard that about the H model but I can believe it because of other things that have gone on here.

"round eyes with attitudes"...man you hit the nail on the head there. I was stationed at Camp Zama in Japan and Camp Page in Korea for a total of almost 3 years so I had the "Asian persuasion" for quite a while. We never bothered with the stuck up Air Force girls, why hassle with that when the locals were so much better to be around? But once I came back to the States I fell in love with a real nice country girl and I just had to marry her. Great memories of the Far East though, I can understand why a lot of people retire over there.

Oops... I meant the J model. Sorry... I'm old :D

casper
09-01-2004, 06:31 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:

"sdvikefan" wrote:

"PacNWVike" wrote:

"dan3ski" wrote:

Herky-hog crew chief here from 1973-1979. USAF

Hell of an airframe, and we're buying the "J" models now. Six bladed props and two person flightdeck!

Yeah they have been training on those here at Little Rock - "Home of the Herk" for a few months now. Most pilots say they are pretty happy with them.

You said you've been to the PI did you ever get to Thailand, like the Pataya Beach area? That place makes Mardis Gras look like church communion.

I read the IG is pissing and moaning about the H model not meeting contract specs, even though the AF is happy. All new systems have bugs.

I went to Thailand about eight times, and you're correct about the night life there. Never R&Rd in Pataya though. Spent most of my time in Bangkok, Korat AB, and then moving around up North. I like the Thai culture. I recall coming back to Hawaii and a buddy took me to a strip club. He noticed I was bored and said, "What's wrong man? Look at these beautiful women!" I told him they were indeed beautiful, but so what? Once you've been to the PI and Thailand and seen the "stuff" over there, "round eyes with attitudes" don't do much for me... :roll:

Man the memories One of the coolest things my father and I ever shared was Thailand he was there during 67-68 tet worken Gea teams around monkey mountain in the nam and when I was going to Thailand the first time as he worked out uh dorn and Korate "land of the King Cobra" he addvised me to go to a bar in Bankok as we were on libo in Pata so my partner and I jump a charter bus to Bankok this driver going about 100miles an hour passes two Oxe carts racing each other on our side of the four lane road in the grass on the right hand side on like two wheels, we get to bankok as we go past some temple the driver clasps his hand at about 50mph in a pray kind of way and starts blah blah blah, the driver tells us in broken english nothing was going to happen as he was praying to Bodua so we finally find this Bar the 8 wonder or 8 ball, 8 mile or 8 something like that and right were my dad said I found his Gea team member sticker "installed by Gea" so now there is his and mine DRP "A" team sticker Alpha's Aces Death from above and below "swift silent and deadly"

back in pata did anyone ever make it to the "body massage place" man the fun we had in the bars over looking the beach on the piers...

the strip club in hawaii wasn't the white horse or Back door down from the Hawlie Khoa Hotel on wakiki beach by any chance?

and ahmen about the round eyes with an attitude... I have to tell you all the two of the best keep secret in the world,

one Its not russia war capablities or the size of their war machine or any of there technologies...Its their women you all know the asia women are rasied to care for the men and and and well guess what so are the Eastern European women no attitudes NATA they are there to serve, they are smart, intellectual, and Dam good looking to boot. :shock:

and the second is, you know why asain women have small brests, when the arabs invaded the asian part of the world they stold them and when middle eastern, Medditerrain women jump into this life they already have DD cups 8)

thanks for the memory

DUMONUCHEEZHED
09-04-2004, 11:56 PM
I spent a week in Pattaya on my last cruise. I'll tell yall what , I saw things there that i wont even tell my pet rock!! :drunken: :scratch: :shaking: :shock: :shock:

PacNWVike
09-06-2004, 07:20 PM
"DUMONUCHEEZHED" wrote:

I spent a week in Pattaya on my last cruise. I'll tell yall what , I saw things there that i wont even tell my pet rock!! :drunken: :scratch: :shaking: :shock: :shock:

:thumbright: I still have one of those blow gun darts the girls in Patpong, Bangkok used to shoot across the room with accuracy and blow out ballons we were holding... Amazing muscle control... 8)

sdvikefan
09-06-2004, 09:03 PM
"DUMONUCHEEZHED" wrote:

I spent a week in Pattaya on my last cruise. I'll tell yall what , I saw things there that i wont even tell my pet rock!! :drunken: :scratch: :shaking: :shock: :shock:

lol...like the "shine bars?"

Yeah it is hard to believe a place like that is out there.