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Today 10:54 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
I'm going to have to look again. I have a crane operators license.
Hey right on. That's a good job bud. I was looking to go in that direction a couple of years ago myself. I was getting tired of building gears and drives (axles, transfer cases, out drives and transmissions). So I took the class at work and got my 50 ton operators license (wished I would've stayed in it for my 80 ton) but wound up picking up a position building mrap's. I was just notified this afternoon that I picked up a new job in lav's...I start Tuesday. ..
Today 10:38 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Yes sir. from small mobile to huge overhead.
I'm going to have to look again. I have a crane operators license.
Today 09:49 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Steve do you mean heavy crane as in crane operators?
Yes sir. from small mobile to huge overhead.
Today 08:26 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Joe look on USAJobs and search for government jobs "DoD" in the part of the country or State you want to work in. Here where I'm at a mechanic on the DoD side comes in at $30 hr and goes up. There is so many avenues you can take here to further your career it's amazing. ..from material handling to Mechanic to heavy Crane to hydraulics to IT to...we'll you get it...the sky's the limit bud. Check it out bud...
Steve do you mean heavy crane as in crane operators?
Today 03:24 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Lol..yeah probably not. And Kenny. .you need to check out the fab shop we have here!
Might just look into it
Today 03:00 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
I suppose winning the lottery isn't a realistic career plan is it?
Lol..yeah probably not.
And Kenny. .you need to check out the fab shop we have here!
Today 02:55 PM
JoeBot13 I suppose winning the lottery isn't a realistic career plan is it?
Today 02:47 PM
WOKNROX Joe look on USAJobs and search for government jobs "DoD" in the part of the country or State you want to work in. Here where I'm at a mechanic on the DoD side comes in at $30 hr and goes up. There is so many avenues you can take here to further your career it's amazing. ..from material handling to Mechanic to heavy Crane to hydraulics to IT to...we'll you get it...the sky's the limit bud. Check it out bud...
Today 11:55 AM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Joe and Kenny first off...I'd like to thank you for your service. But you don't want to do contract work for the government there's no stability in it for you and your family. But what you do want to think about is to take all those years of service and vet points and come done the road to places like the one here in beautiful Yermo and get a DoD Civil Service job... guys. I'm sure you know your way around a 777 or just about any other war machine we build here. The pay is great and benefits are nice too. The toilet cleaner make $20hr.
That was kind of what I was getting at. Contracts are too fickle and even if there were steady contracts once I retire I want to be as far far away from my line of work as possible.

I love what I do; I'm very proud of my accomplishments and can say with certainty that I've had profound impact on people's lives. I never regret the sacrifices, but it has taken its toll. It's a very taxing profession. I'm not the same person I was before I joined. Some changes have been good. Some will haunt me forever.

Now I get to teach the next generation, kids that's were in diapers when I joined. This is what I'll be doing for the next few years until I retire, but once I do I'm out for good. I've got very specialized skills that don't apply to the civilian world but I would sooner be a Walmart greeter than work this job a day past my retirement.

So Steve? Where does one pick up an application to clean your toilets? Seriously though I would love to get in on a job like you have, I could totally spend the day tinkering and putting things together. Two words come to mind, road test!
Today 09:48 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Joe and Kenny first off...I'd like to thank you for your service. But you don't want to do contract work for the government there's no stability in it for you and your family. But what you do want to think about is to take all those years of service and vet points and come done the road to places like the one here in beautiful Yermo and get a DoD Civil Service job... guys. I'm sure you know your way around a 777 or just about any other war machine we build here. The pay is great and benefits are nice too. The toilet cleaner make $20hr.

Steve the Army has given me a chance to chase dreams, and wheel in places I only saw in magazines. I feel like I could still could of done a lot more, I just hope i influenced these young kids in some way to make them better leaders.
I'll use up my GI Bill first and get smarter than I'll think about it. Dream job would be doing R&D for some DIY type off road company or a company that runs ultra4 or KOH. Don't know my way around many of them but I think I could figure it out lol.
Today 09:13 AM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
No wars. No contracts.
Joe and Kenny first off...I'd like to thank you for your service.
But you don't want to do contract work for the government there's no stability in it for you and your family. But what you do want to think about is to take all those years of service and vet points and come done the road to places like the one here in beautiful Yermo and get a DoD Civil Service job... guys. I'm sure you know your way around a 777 or just about any other war machine we build here. The pay is great and benefits are nice too. The toilet cleaner make $20hr.
Today 02:09 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
No wars. No contracts.
True but I'm pretty sure they could use you for something
Today 01:15 AM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Yeah I'm done shooting people too. Or being shot at. That sucks big time.
Enjoy your time away from the front line Bob. You and many others earned your time away from that service.
Today 12:05 AM
Gunner Yeah I'm done shooting people too. Or being shot at. That sucks big time.
Yesterday 11:43 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Joe, you can get contract work for the government when you're out lol your career transfers over just not in a wide spectrum like the medical field. Mine on the other hand, not so much, but at least I'm decent at jeep stuff so I'm gonna ride that out a bit.
No wars. No contracts.
Yesterday 10:09 PM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Prepping casings for reload.


Tumbler time.
Cool my wife bought me a RCB loader for a christmas present a long time ago.
Yesterday 10:07 PM
Gunner Hmmmmm not much call for an aerial gunner in civilian life. And they phased out rotary engines. I did do Jet engine basic but not enough to do me any good. I was an MP for a while. Went to school and everything. Tried to be a cop when I got back and failed the Psych. LOL wonder why. I was pretty much out of luck. But I got a job at VW as a factory trained Mech. So some of the air cooled stuff transferred. I agree if you can hack your gonna go places.
Yesterday 09:49 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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^^^ this (What milo said; not the POG thing) No one gave me this advice. It's great advice. My entire family, both sides, have been military for the last 200 years or so. So when I said that I was entering into service they were like awesome, go blow stuff up. I've switched jobs several times in my military career, from combat arms to combat support. None directly translates to the civilian world. The only marketable skill I have for the outside is management skills. I'm terrified of life outside the military. Set yourself up for life. Look at trending jobs and projected job markets and select a career field based off of that. Not just what sounds cool. Computers look like they will be sticking around, but IT guys are dime a dozen. Programming and engineering are the best careers for computers. Medical will ALWAYS be in high demand and is worth checking it out. If you want Air Force, do it. You have one shot to get in, they don't take prior service but the others do. Don't like it, switch to the Army. But you can't go the other way. My 2 cents after 16 years of service.
Joe, you can get contract work for the government when you're out lol your career transfers over just not in a wide spectrum like the medical field. Mine on the other hand, not so much, but at least I'm decent at jeep stuff so I'm gonna ride that out a bit.
Yesterday 06:46 PM
Ditchdoc Go marines or navy. If you cross the equator on a boat you get to dress up like a mermaid and crawl trough leftovers. If your a real bad ass you may have to shave your balls with a rusty razor. Can't do that in the airforce.
Yesterday 06:09 PM
JoeBot13 ^^^ this (What milo said; not the POG thing)

No one gave me this advice. It's great advice.

My entire family, both sides, have been military for the last 200 years or so. So when I said that I was entering into service they were like awesome, go blow stuff up. I've switched jobs several times in my military career, from combat arms to combat support. None directly translates to the civilian world. The only marketable skill I have for the outside is management skills. I'm terrified of life outside the military.

Set yourself up for life. Look at trending jobs and projected job markets and select a career field based off of that. Not just what sounds cool.

Computers look like they will be sticking around, but IT guys are dime a dozen. Programming and engineering are the best careers for computers.

Medical will ALWAYS be in high demand and is worth checking it out.

If you want Air Force, do it. You have one shot to get in, they don't take prior service but the others do. Don't like it, switch to the Army. But you can't go the other way.

My 2 cents after 16 years of service.
Yesterday 05:59 PM
Ditchdoc Don't be POG
Yesterday 05:42 PM
goin camping
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
I have been thinking long and hard about enlisting into the air force myself here recently. At the point of my life where I need to figure out what I'm doing with my life. The military seems to be the answer for me.
The Military is an honorable way to grow within yourself and serve our country.

My son told us he wanted to serve and we were behind him %100. Of course we wanted him to join the Air Force or Coast Guard. You know serve safely and learn a trade he can use in the civilian world to make a good life for himself.

Of course he joined Army infantry even though the recruiters wanted him to do other things like X-Ray tech etc.

I love my son to death but don't be a knucklehead like him. Learn a trade or profession so you can live a comfortable life with your one day wife and kids.
Yesterday 03:12 PM
Serg5000 Prepping casings for reload.


Tumbler time.
Yesterday 12:30 PM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
He was supposed to go somewhere in Africa. That changed. Now they say he may be heading to Iran. But thats not 100% either. They told him he would know for sure where he is going by December 6th. Last year they did the same and ended up not deploying him. He feels he is going this time he just doesn't know where.
It's funny. I joined when the first gulf war broke out to go into combat. My son is thinking of joining. I'm hoping he doesn't go to a combat zone and he wants to go to a combat zone. The parent-kid dilemma. I told him after a year this is all you will want.

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Yesterday 11:48 AM
02sporttj Our move is over. We are now in Lake Elsinore, moved from Corona. It's nice to be back on line again.
Yesterday 06:38 AM
slickrock steve Guys;
I do volunteer work at the "Retired Activities Office" on Edwards AFB. If you need any help finding contacts for your benefits, or for just answers to your questions, you can call the office, and perhaps we can direct you to the help you need. (661) 277-4931
Our hours are; 10:00 to 13:30 monday to friday. Usually we can find out any info you need if we don't have it on our referral list all ready.
I.D.'s and D.E.E.R.S office is there too in Bldg 3000.
Yesterday 01:51 AM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
When our son told us those vary words, we only suggested he pick a job that he could bring out to the civilian world when he decided to get out. Other than that we supported him 100%.

Good luck with your decision.
100% agree. Best exmple I can bring up is my friends Dad. He went into the military working on helicopters and came out and started a helicopter repair business.
Yesterday 01:51 AM
Dougzin Also Serg good luck to your son I will add him to the prayer list for sure, Gunner travel safe I know she will be stoked to see y'all
Yesterday 01:49 AM
Dougzin I appreciate it guys. I've been around the military my whole life following around my mom. It has provided us an excellent life for us and I feel it will make me a better person as a whole. I want to do something with computers so it will definitely be viable in the real world also. I looked into all of the branches and just feel the air force best suits me. I'll be speaking with a recruiter very soon and go from there though.
Yesterday 01:42 AM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
I have been thinking long and hard about enlisting into the air force myself here recently. At the point of my life where I need to figure out what I'm doing with my life. The military seems to be the answer for me.
When our son told us those vary words, we only suggested he pick a job that he could bring out to the civilian world when he decided to get out. Other than that we supported him 100%.

Good luck with your decision.
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