Dman82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • Quick Update

      2 years ago

      Dman82

      Hello all my Minions . . . I mean friends.

      Sorry I haven't been very active on here because I'm having too much fun right meow. But here's what's been going on with me so far:

      smiley13.gif I recently broke 1,000 total flying hours on my plane (C-17A Globemaster III) as a Loadmaster. It won't be long before I am considered for Airdrop/Instructor schools.

      smiley13.gif I have a new office job. Yes, even though flying is my primary duty, I also have "additional duties" that I must also do. For me that is working in the Squadron's Safety Office as a Unit Safety Representative as well as the Squadron's Facility Manager. So I have a lot on my plate.

      smiley13.gif I just received my Professional Development Guide (PDG) and am now studying that in preparation for testing for Staff Sergeant for the first time. I test sometime in Apr, May or June. Here's to hoping that I make SSgt on the first go.

      smiley13.gif I only have one class left for me to complete my Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree in Aviation Operations. I plan on taking my DANTES test for that class sometime next month.

      smiley13.gif Finally, I will be deploying again back to the sandbox sometime shortly after Christmas. Yeah, it sucks, but I signed up for the Air Force expecting stuff like this to happen. Thankfully I have things like the internet and Skype to make the holiday's a little easier on my folks.

      So that's my life so far in a nutshell. I hope you all are doing well and are looking forward to spending the holiday's with friends and family.

    • Home sweet Home

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      So for some of you who don't follow me on Facebook, I just recently returned from my second deployment from the sandbox. It's been a much easier deployment compared to last time. I feel more confident in my job and it's only a matter of time before I get upgraded to primary position on my aircraft. I'm looking forward to impart my knowledge onto new loads coming into the squadron soon.

      On a sad note, I was saddened to hear upon my return of Knuckles Dawsons's passing. I had the privilege of talking to him back in my pod-casting days. He was a great guy to have around and I will miss him as well as the rest of the Xbox community will.

      As you can tell, I have a lot of catching up to do here as it is hard for me to keep up with this place with all the traveling that I do. But I will always do my best to be here for you guys.

      So how is everyone else doing?

    • I'm alive

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      Yes, I am still alive and kicking. But it's hard for me to talk to people on here with my busy Air Force schedule.

      BTW you'll be pleased to know that I am Back at the REAL sandbox delivering justice to the bad guys and kicking ass as always. How are you?

    • Fun trip!!

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      Passed my Check Ride, and made an extra $215 bucks at the Hollywood casino at Bangor, ME. Life couldn't be better

      thumbs-up.jpg

    • Short and sweet

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      Well, I haven't been on here much and I'm a busy guy being awesome, so I'll be brief.

      -Hooray, new year new expectations!

      -Work is always busy. They always keep me flying all the time.

      -Having fun seeing the world.

      Well, love to stay and chat, but I have another mission to go do. How are you doing?

    • So where have I been lately.

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      Sorry I haven't been posting in here a lot lately, but it's hard to post when you've been to places like:

      Canada
      Germany
      Qatar
      Oman
      Turkey
      Afghanistan
      Kuwait
      United Arab Emirates
      Saudi Arabia
      Djibouti

      And that's just the start.

    • Back to flying again.

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      FINALLY,

      After a month hiatus, we are starting to get more missions now. smiley0.gif

    • What the . . .

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      Man, it sucks when you're so busy with work that you forget that you were Featured User . . . AGAIN!!

      I need to get back on this place.

    • Sorry . . . been a while . . . AGAIN!!!

      3 years ago

      Dman82

      Oh hello there.

      Sorry I have not been posting on here lately. But here's a quick update as to what I've been doing.

      smiley13.gif As as right now, I am in the process of updating all of my aircrew currencies before I start going on actual missions. Until then all I can do in the meantime is fly local training missions.

      smiley13.gif I'm currently going back to school as well. Well at least not in a literal sense. Right now i am studying in the area of management in order to take CLEP and DANTES test which will help me get the last 6 credits I need before I receive an Associates Degree in Aviation Operations from the Community College of the Air Force. Then from there it's working toward a bachelors.

      smiley13.gif Since I've returned from the deployment, I've been also focusing on doing volunteer work within the community outside of Charleston AFB. We all got to help those who are less fortunate than us service folks.

      Well, that's all for now, hope everyone else is doing all right?

    • Back to work!!!

      4 years ago

      Dman82

      Well, it was a fun two weeks off, but now it's time to go back to flying again.

  • Comments (7584)

    • MoWhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I don't get it

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday, old man!!

    • Flynn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

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      Happy Birthday!!
      @Mr_Patriotic is a very good friend! smiley0.gif

    • corvito

      3 years ago

      Bro! Hows the Air Force treatin' you?! I just went on my deployment! been a while since we talked, just seeing how you are!

      • Dman82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Doing good. Getting ready for my next deployment.

    • MoWhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I don't get it

      3 years ago

      I got on today and was like, "Hey, that picture looks really familiar." Not that I have talked to you a whole lot but we are friends on here and you are from Illinois and in the Air Force. That means you have to be a good guy, right? Happy FU day man!

    • NeutralGreen

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

      3 years ago

      Congrats on FU!!

    • Dusty_Dink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      3 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • Jcach

      3 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day!

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • Bellzebob

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Tacoman9

      4 years ago

      yo man, long time no talk whats up?

      • Dman82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks man, it's been busy out here.

      • Tacoman9

        4 years ago

        damn I shoulda figured that out, well good luck man stay safe and kick some butt (whether enemy or objective based)

      • Dman82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'm currently deployed at the moment.

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Dad says don't have to... they drank the beer.

      They sent it in from Subic Bay into Okinawa and offloaded before customs could get to the aircraft...

      This was 1974. smiley8.gif

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      About as far from Altus as you can get... I'm in Tulsa. :D

      Loadmaster huh? Dad wants to know how you'd configure 450 cases of San Miguel beer in a C-130 without pallets...

      /shakes head

      Marines...

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      I'll be around!

    • Box

      5 years ago

      They won't upload specifically to RvB (because they're high quality pictures) So it would be a hassle just uploading them and making them smaller when I can just upload them all at once, and post the links.

    • Box

      5 years ago

      Thanks man. Glad to see the Air Force is treating you right and that life is going good for you! Take care.

    • SSF_Stealth

      5 years ago

      Hey brother, Add me on Facebook, The old SSF Book is getting a makeover and I'd like to have you as a friend on my page for it. Look me up by email. [email protected]; looking forward to see you on there bro!

    • Leo

      5 years ago

      Very much true. You'll be able to save bank while on deployment

    • Leo

      5 years ago

      It's only $300... you'd just have to save for a while

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Crazy, yet awesome! Don't get blowed up.

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Wow, somehow I never got an alert for that!

      I've been good. Busy. Just started dating again so I'm juggling like five different guys, hahaha, plus my friends, family, etc. How's by you?

    • SSF_Stealth

      5 years ago

      How are you doing Old friend?

    • thesimpster

      5 years ago

      haha, bro i know what SERE is, I've been through it...lol, it sucked

      I just didn't know you had to do it, then again i have no idea what your job is.

    • thesimpster

      5 years ago

      SERE? for what?

    • JackassIam

      5 years ago

      Can't shoot things other then paper or metal spinners at that range.

    • Ruble

      5 years ago

      hey bud. I am losing weight FAST!!!!


      I am close to my 190 weight limit I just got 28 pounds left

    • Ruble

      5 years ago

      Just wanted to let you know. I too am going into the airforce

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Hey Dman,
      Just wondering if you've been given a ship-date to Basic yet?

    • JackassIam

      5 years ago

      That is not a .22 stock you dufus. That is a monte carlo stock for a Springfield.

    • JackassIam

      6 years ago

      I went beyond a field strip on that one. Fired about 200 rounds through it since its rebuild and its ticking like a dream. Just one round after the other with no issues. Might become my favorite .22 if it stays this good.

    • 82nd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Heh

      Bacon Factory

    • shadow13

      6 years ago

      I saw that in your journal, however since I am almost never on facebook, I felt no need to comment. We're the old people of RT!

    • kahnefan001

      6 years ago

      It'll take me about 5 times as long to get through all the alerts as it did from me being away...

      I just hope I don't clear all....OH CRAP!

    • nighthawk14

      6 years ago

      I think Obama (even though he is a retard) could have found a better VP.

    • bdub46

      6 years ago

      No problem. Just trying to help inform. It is great to have the community help out with the site.

    • bdub46

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tiles for family game night, but when you submit tiles from now on could you please get them from xbox.com. if you have any questions feel free to ask.

    • shrubbery

      6 years ago

      I lost my keys to the outpost.

    • JackassIam

      6 years ago

      I need to get a new .30-06. Mine is done, needs too much work to make it reliable.

      That Model 60 I am working on is a fun little rifle when it works. Just ripped apart the action and rebuilt it, going to find a new elevator and see if I can get a new feed throat that will work with this old 60.

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Liquor before beer, you're in the clear.

      Beer before liquor, you'll just get sicker.


      Actually, Mythbusters proved that saying to be completely wrong. Twas quite an amusing episode.

    • TELAM0N

      6 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=z75o-F6ja2I

      Post edited 5/24/10 7:53PM

    • JackassIam

      6 years ago

      Its a charlet angus mutt. A charlet bull got our cow pregnant, so we get a white calf instead of a black.

    • Box

      6 years ago

      Well seeing as I live farther away now. Who knows :/

      I want to go to one though! When's the next one?

    • JadeLawless

      6 years ago

      Hey Dman! I saw on the Sponsor Group forum that you said you are a WW2 reenactor! I did the Civil War with my family. It's cool to see someone else on the site who does it! smiley0.gif

    • Anomalous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      So . . . many . . . Journal entries . . .

      *head asplodes*

      Coming from you, that means something. smiley8.gif

      EDIT: I take it back...I notice you've slowed down the posting lately. My bad.

      Post edited 4/29/10 3:08PM

    • AFKeeker

      6 years ago

      I think you mixed up my journal entries, D. :P

    • AFKeeker

      6 years ago

      www.xepisodes.com/southpark/episodes/1406/201.html

      It's the censored version, but the conclusion to 200 none the less. It's just as epically hilarious as the first one, even with the bleeps. :D

    • Box

      6 years ago

      In reply to Dman82, #5:

      Haha it was to specify what team we were on :P

    • VocalDrummer

      6 years ago

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      Post edited 4/14/10 11:20PM

    • thaskizz

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday sir!

    • Ruble

      6 years ago

      nope not switching. going to Run Mac OSX on it as well

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