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Hello all, sorry for my prolonged absence.
« on: May 06, 2010, 06:44:20 PM »
Hello my friends.. yeah, its me... those of you been on this site long time know me... I am sorry for having not posted in nearly 2 years. After my trips to Iraq and then Afghanistan... I took a lot of time away from the computer and took more time for myself away from my friends here and I am sorry.

 After coming home from both deployments, my base, my unit is still being closed due to BRAC , so i have been busy looking for a new career since technically i am DOD civilian, just happen to wear a uniform and fix jets everyday for the Air Guard... The last 24 months have been difficult on many fronts as i am sure a lot of you have had your own individual difficulties in life as well.


Anyway, i hope I'm welcomed back!

PS.... i still have my dirty and well worn ( filthy) FF hat i wore for that photo op in Iraq LOL.

Jim

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Re: Hello all, sorry for my prolonged absence.
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 07:09:12 PM »
Welcome back!   8)
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Re: Hello all, sorry for my prolonged absence.
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 07:15:21 PM »
Glad you made it back safely.

Both of my sons have been in and out of the Persian Gulf region!
My oldest is in Iraq at this time.
Makes me wish they would both retire and get out of it all.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 08:00:24 PM »
Jim,

Welcome back!

Thank you for your service to our troops and our country.

Hope things will pick up for you soon.

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 08:37:32 PM »
Thanks, Its always good to come here to FF, sorry it's been so DANG long
Jim

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 08:38:55 PM »
   Well of course you're welcome back. ;D Thanks for your service.  smiley_clappingDrag up a stump and sit awhile.

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 09:12:31 PM »
jjmk, I am new since you left.  I just wanted to tell you thank you for your service to our great nation.  Glad you made it back safe.  I look forward to seeing you around. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 09:16:07 PM »
Welcome back, Jim.  It's good to see you again.

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 07:39:57 AM »
Hey...Good to hear from ya again  ;D  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 08:01:11 AM »
Welcome back Jim this place is kinda like a soap you can come and go SOS.Frank C.
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2010, 08:34:17 AM »
thanks for your service to our country welcome back
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 09:45:04 AM »
Gday

and Welcome Back Mate  ;) ;D 8) 8) Thanks and your not only serving your country but the whole world as i have afew Mates overthere at the moment Mate   ;)  ;D  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2010, 11:50:21 AM »
Your military service is appreciated, Welcome Back!
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Re: Hello all, sorry for my prolonged absence.
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2010, 02:16:23 PM »
They let me slip in the back door while you were gone.  Welcome home and thank you for your service to our country.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2010, 04:23:08 PM »
Its been my pleasure for the last 17 years to serve my country. Its good to see some familiar "faces" around here.... and I see the Stihl / Husqvarna battles still rage in the chainsaw room and there are more recipes now for grits than one human can handle ;)
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2010, 04:40:54 PM »
jjmk98k,

Is it NSA/JRB Willow Grove that is being BRACed from under you?  Did a lot of work with the Public Works Officer a bunch of years ago.

Can you find something at the NEW JOB McGuire (formally Fort Dix/NSA Lakehurst/McGuire).  I know of several people who are retiring from the PWC side of Lakehurst here in a few months.

What about the Naval Support Activity Philadelphia.  DLA has a bunch for people there.

I know people at both installations, so if you would like for me to ask around, just give me a call at DSN 427-8541 between 0530 and 1500.  BTW – I will be on the road(again) Wednesday thru Friday of next week.  Other conference.  At least at this one I am not teaching.

GOOD to see you made it back save and sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2010, 05:24:42 PM »
jjmk98k,

Is it NSA/JRB Willow Grove that is being BRACed from under you?  Did a lot of work with the Public Works Officer a bunch of years ago.

Can you find something at the NEW JOB McGuire (formally Fort Dix/NSA Lakehurst/McGuire).  I know of several people who are retiring from the PWC side of Lakehurst here in a few months.

What about the Naval Support Activity Philadelphia.  DLA has a bunch for people there.

I know people at both installations, so if you would like for me to ask around, just give me a call at DSN 427-8541 between 0530 and 1500.  BTW – I will be on the road(again) Wednesday thru Friday of next week.  Other conference.  At least at this one I am not teaching.

GOOD to see you made it back save and sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bruce


Bruce,

Yes, it's WGNAS that's getting BRAC'd and yes, i applied for two jobs at NSA Philly since that only 10 miles away. I have a few friends there who are Equipment Specialists (NAVCIP .. I think) giving me a few pointers.  Always good to know more people so thanks in advance for your offer to assist.

Would you happen to know "The mayor" here at WGNAS? I dont know the guys real name but he's simply known as "The mayor"
Jim

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2010, 06:57:58 AM »
Jim, welcome home and thanks for all you do

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