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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day


Operation Bold Eagle, 1976. Nevada desert near Lake Mead. My boss, Mel Miller and I, working in the comm trailer.

On Veteran's Day, I am thankful. Because of the US Air Force, I got to move around and see different parts of the United States. I figured out what I liked AND what I didn't like in a job. I met people, made friends, saw new things and was exposed to new ideas. I learned how to work within the system to get something done. I made decisions that affect my life yet today. I went to college on the GI Bill (Go Sun Devils!).

Thirty years later, I have my fatigue jacket, a DD214, a few pictures and many memories. I would do it over again without hesitation.

3 comments:

josh said...

Mom! Great Picture!

Katieinnebraska said...

Go Air Force! I don't think I knew that about you. I was just a dependent...

bob.white said...

I looked closely at the photo wondering if the van you were working was a AN/TSC-62. I don't quite think so. I was on Bold Eagle '76. I was in the 3rd MOB (3rd Mobile Comm Group, later the 3rd Combat Communications Group) and was maintenance tech for the AN/TSC-62 and AN/TRC-97As. Cheers. Bob White.