bikemancs

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from Spring Lake, NC

  • About Me

    First Lieutenant, United States Army. I am serving with the Ordnance Corps in Fort Bragg, NC. I am a Platoon Leader of a Quartermaster Company. I just returned from a deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Responsible Drawdown of Forces... aka, I'm here to get all of our stuff out.

    In reality I'm just here to converse with friends and have a good time.



    NOTICE: If you want to be my friend, GREAT. However, your request will need to be preceded by a message giving a reason, unless you are obviously military.

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  • Comments (754)

    • DadHavoc

      DadHavoc

      3 years ago

      My Mom flew a number of different planes from AT-6, B-24 and B-26. She and her crew towed targets, ferried bombers to jumping off places for Europe and flew damaged planes from Europe back to repair or scrap. She had a lot of amazing stories including taking a dare to fly a B-24 under the Royal Gorge Bridge (which thank God she didn't do), making a "beer" run from Sweetwater, TX to Colorado Springs in a B-24 (long story) and standing down a base commander that didn't like military women. When she died, she was placed at Arlington with my Dad. The USAF accorded her full military honors. We do have a flag which my older sister kept. Sometime, when we cross paths, I would be glad to relate many of her adventures.

    • Havoc1

      Havoc1

      3 years ago

      In reply to bikemancs, #2:

      The issue was that the part itself was backordered in the Chrysler system. It came down to searching for individual dealers who happened to have it in stock. And then we found one who couldn't be bothered to ship it overnight before the weekend. That's why the mechanic and I ended up doing a search through wrecking yards for a used pan. Whaddya know, we found one in the next state over and the guy shipped it out within a couple of hours. Showed up the next morning at 1100. Once again, fuck Chrysler.

    • armeav8r

      armeav8r

      4 years ago

      In reply to bikemancs:

      no hacked. Server froze and would never finish loading. i tried uploading but it never would finish. Tried 4 time and images page showed not a single upload. The next day all 4 showed up with no image. Thank to RvB for that one.

    • armeav8r

      armeav8r

      4 years ago

      In reply to bikemancs:

      Based on?

    • pt606

      pt606

      4 years ago

      I'm up in Ashburn, VA. But my time here is a grand total of 2.5 days. Kind of hard to make time for people on a short schedule like that. I fly out tomorrow.

      I suspect I'll be in Smyrna, GA sometime soon - like, in the next couple of months. I'll keep you posted.

    • Gael

      Gael

      4 years ago

      Bike, it's not so much military getting civi awards so much as awarding our civi counterparts. For example we have an AFETS team (Air Force Engineering and Technical Services) that works for the group and they deploy with us sometimes, provide a lot of really good training for our Airmen, work on integrating emerging technology into our suite, provide continuity, etc. Basically they're our own little center of excellence. Normal civi workers I don't give a shit about, but these guys are awesome so it's good we can recognize them too.

      Also I'll be out that way in July. I'll probably be in the area in June too for househunting, but I haven't firmed up those dates yet.

    • Havoc1

      Havoc1

      4 years ago

      Sent you that calendar data you were looking for. Didn't you just get back? Enjoy leave. Ass.

    • pt606

      pt606

      4 years ago

      Sweet Jeebus, I'm buying like, eleventy sets of the SureFire plugs, stat.

    • lostone

      lostone

      4 years ago

      True, but an officer is just not going to make it without a damn good NCO!! Hope you all have a great time. Have a beer for me. Wish I could raise one with you

    • Gael

      Gael

      4 years ago

      So... nice package. ~^

      Seriously, I got your package today! THANK YOU!!! You are awesome, and I'll find a way to pay you back.