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12-15-2006 07:50 PM
navy-jeepster Thanks for starting this thread.
We in the military appreciate the support we get from all the great people here.

One of our local run's on Memorial Day has a flag salute to all military members, current and past. It is a tear jerker, and everyone stands and salutes any current active duty members there.

Navy-Jeepster
12-13-2006 11:09 PM
hmenker
Merry Christmas to Our Service Personnel

Hey, Odhinn, thanks for the pic. It was great! To all of our service personnel serving away from home this Christmas, just want to remind you that you remain in our thoughts and prayers this holiday season. Also want to lift up your families at home as well. Know we appreciate your sacrifice and your dedication more than we can ever adeqautely express. You are not forgotten! Merry Christmas!
11-30-2006 09:30 AM
tiny terror Wow. I love finding unexpected memorials. I think they speak well of the country, that we do appreciate, and always remember. I had pictures that have long since been lost of a memorial to the men who drowned in an accident on my brother's ship when a helicopter caught and flipped off the deck. It was makeshift, but it was very poignant.

Good picture Odhinn, nice thoughts.
11-30-2006 03:18 AM
Odhinn Thought all the soldiers and for that matter everyone on this forum would appreciate this. When we were going through rural Wisconsin we saw this memorial to American soldiers. Had to stop, salute, and get a pic. Wish the picture was better but our camera isn't that good. Hang in there you are all appreciated here.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...Picture072.jpg
11-23-2006 07:21 PM
hmenker
Continued Thanks!

Due to some health problems, employment demands, and the death of my father, I've been away for a couple of months and was surprised to see the thread still going. As a leader in a local Military Family Support Group, we just had a homecoming for a local unit returning from convoy duty in Iraq. The unit lost 4 in the sandbox but all were glad they went as they could see firsthand the tremendous job they were doing to change the lives of people who had lived 30 years under a vicious and violent regime. The bottom line is that it's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing with the war; it's a matter of supporting our troops. Any other comments or kudos anyone has for our service personnel as we enter into the holiday season, please add a post for their support. Thanks!
11-03-2006 11:37 PM
amerijeep Well, I think I am going to create a thread and sticky it somewhere. I was waiting to hear from more of the WF staff to see if they had any ideas.
11-03-2006 09:03 AM
tiny terror That's a fantastic idea Amerijeep. You should start a sticky thread so it doesn't get buried away. I'm sure I have some mags layin' around here. They're well read but I'm sure they got a couple more reads in them Let us know where to send them.
11-02-2006 06:20 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by Angler1979
This time last year i was freezing my tail off in Afghanistan, the Ocala jeep club sent us a care package which included several copys of JP magizine, to a soldier magizines are gold I read those things cover to cover several times, this is how I became interested in Jeeps. when I got back home I bought my jeep it was stock. Its far from that now. I joined a jeep club and have been jeepin ever since.

www.suncoastflatlanders.com

Yikes. That's a great idea. I'm going to check with the staff of Wrangler Forum to see about gathering old jeep mags from members to ship oversees for our troops.

Thanks for your post!! I love it!

If anyone wants to donate old Jeep mags to ship to the troops, PM me. If anyone will ship to me, I'll pay shipping to get them to the troops overseas in a big care package. It won't cost much to ship to me.
11-02-2006 06:15 PM
Angler1979 This time last year i was freezing my tail off in Afghanistan, the Ocala jeep club sent us a care package which included several copys of JP magizine, to a soldier magizines are gold I read those things cover to cover several times, this is how I became interested in Jeeps. when I got back home I bought my jeep it was stock. Its far from that now. I joined a jeep club and have been jeepin ever since.

www.suncoastflatlanders.com
10-21-2006 10:38 AM
amerijeep Only two weeks now? Well, at least that is an improvement. Still bad enough though.

Good luck and try to keep warm.
10-21-2006 10:34 AM
BLK98SPRT They changed the name last year from Indian Springs to Creech AFB. 2 weeks of freezing my @#$ off.
10-21-2006 10:11 AM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by BLK98SPRT
Ill be leaving for Silver Flag for the second time here in a few days. How fun!

You have my sympathies....

I guess in a way, it is fun. But, it's going to be cold as hell in a hole in the desert this time of year.

Is it still at Indian Springs?
10-21-2006 07:33 AM
BLK98SPRT Ill be leaving for Silver Flag for the second time here in a few days. How fun!
10-21-2006 07:33 AM
ezjeeper
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Originally Posted by amerijeep

Not to mention, Volant Scorpian.... and I also did Silver Flag Alpha... TWICE!!! haha. I wonder how many people have done that twice? I don't know if it even still exist now though.
Silver Flag is at Creech AFB (formally Indian Springs AAF) by Nellis. Not sure if it is the same thing you went through or not.
10-20-2006 04:24 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by BLK98SPRT
Im glad I've never had to go through a generation. Ive talked to people I know at Barksdale and they hate it.

Back before the end of the Cold War (still SAC then), we were going through it all the time. They loved to beat up on us.

It slacked off after that (ACC), to maybe once or twice a year.

Not to mention, Volant Scorpian.... and I also did Silver Flag Alpha... TWICE!!! haha. I wonder how many people have done that twice? I don't know if it even still exist now though.
10-20-2006 03:20 PM
BLK98SPRT Im glad I've never had to go through a generation. Ive talked to people I know at Barksdale and they hate it.
10-16-2006 06:20 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by BLK98SPRT
Im actually at Holloman AFB here in New Mexico. I was deployed with about 20 people from Barksdale. They loved being deployed from that place.

I bet! I still have a beret line burn on my forehead. I can explain that in one word that I know you will understand.

generation!!
10-16-2006 11:54 AM
RedWrangX not sure how old this thread is, but i wanted to thank you for starting it. i am currently in the marine corps. i serve in a support mos, and spent 6 mths in support of OIF I in kuwait . I dont have any war stories and hope i never do, but i do believe i have made sacrifices and its a big deal to me when people thank me or anyone else for anything we do. so thanks for the thanks
10-16-2006 06:20 AM
BLK98SPRT Im actually at Holloman AFB here in New Mexico. I was deployed with about 20 people from Barksdale. They loved being deployed from that place.
10-15-2006 09:21 PM
kg4kpg
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Originally Posted by BLK98SPRT
Well Im an Air Force Cop. So far been to Iraq for 7 months at Camp Bucca the largest Detention Facility in Iraq. Going back in Febuary. We don't get thanked a lot for what we do so its great to hear it. Thanks again for the support!
PM'd you. I was at Bucca as well but for the army.
10-15-2006 07:51 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by BLK98SPRT
Well Im an Air Force Cop. So far been to Iraq for 7 months at Camp Bucca the largest Detention Facility in Iraq. Going back in Febuary. We don't get thanked a lot for what we do so its great to hear it. Thanks again for the support!

Sweet. That's what I did when I was in the Air Force. 2nd SPS @ 2nd Bomb Wing @ The Might Eighth HQ. Sorry if you are serving at Barksdale. haha!! I think it is 2nd SFS now... I still have friends that are still in. Most are getting close to retirement now. I've been out for 11 years now, myself.
10-15-2006 06:03 PM
RatherBNarizona thank you guys in fighting for our country. u have my full support!
10-15-2006 12:54 PM
BLK98SPRT Well Im an Air Force Cop. So far been to Iraq for 7 months at Camp Bucca the largest Detention Facility in Iraq. Going back in Febuary. We don't get thanked a lot for what we do so its great to hear it. Thanks again for the support!
10-03-2006 07:41 PM
kg4kpg For me it's just a pleasure to serve freedom, wherever people want it. I just came home from my year in Iraq this past spring, I went to Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and now, while still in the Natl Guard, I work at the VA hospital helping take care of America's heroes. I'm sure I'll go back to Iraq in the next year or so or maybe Afganistan. I'll fight for anyone's freedom and I serve for those who can't and those who wont. Just please keep supporting the troops still away, they need us more than most people think. My web site has links to good support orginizations to find troops to send care packages to. http://kg4kpg.tripod.com/id58.htm I have a good friend now from Ohio who sent me stuff, now we stay in touch. I send phone cards now and then.
C'ya,
chris
10-02-2006 04:03 PM
1BLKJP Welcome to the forum both of you and you pass along over there (or anywhere you may be) to your buddies and fellow soldiers that most of us here at home are DAMN proud of you all doing what you have to do over there. This is America and if we won't stand up and fight for the people of the world that are being harmed by communism, facism, A Hole dictators etc... Then who will? So you all be proud of what you are doing and know that it's the right thing. Those people in Iraq and Afganistan might not realize it yet, but theirs and their childrens lives will be better off because of you and the american people.

Keep your eyes up and your asses down and get home safely so we can share a trail and a beer.
10-02-2006 03:34 AM
Nuthin Hey! Welcome to the Forum!
10-02-2006 01:25 AM
ezjeeper
Thank you

I am an Air Force air traffic controller currently stationed in Germany. I have done my not-so-fun-filled trips to the "sandbox" and am now getting ready to retire this coming year. It is so great to have the support of the country behind all of us in the military and our families. Now matter what the political climate, it is good to see the people supporting us Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.

Thank you for making it clear to me exactly why it is that I volunteered to serve!
10-01-2006 05:28 PM
GotTheBug i am currently an army active duty 13f in iraq and about to redeploy home to ft.hood. we always are glad to hear about everyone that supports us, it makes us feel s we are not being forgot about over here. thank all of you for the support.
09-26-2006 09:47 PM
Skitzic It's nice to know at least a few people remember the guys over there. No one seemed to remember my uncle until he didn't make it back. I haven't seen it, but I listened to his stories, I saw his pictures, and I know it sucks more than the rest of us will probably ever know. In short, thank you, Gods bless, and come home soon.
09-26-2006 10:37 AM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by Strykar
I spent a total of 25 months in Iraq over 3 deployments with the United States Marine Corps. Im out now, but i kinda miss it. It means a lot to us that have served that people still care about us. Thank you!

No. Thank you Bro. We're all proud of you.

I know what you mean about 'missing it'. I've been out for 11 years now. I still miss it.
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