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LISSABROOKE92 Posts: 91
6/2/13 9:58 P

I am not in the military yet, but through the help of SparkPeople, I'm working on getting in shape to join the Navy in December. I have a degree in Flute Performance and am going to audition for the fleet bands. Assuming I pass, I will be signing my papers at the end of the year. :)

CYND59 Posts: 7,691
6/1/13 12:34 P

I am a veteran of the Navy. I served active duty from 1983 - 1991 and did the reserves for a few years. I was a PR - Parachute Rigger. My hubby was also a Rigger. He just retired after 30 years of active duty.

RELATIVEOBSCURA SparkPoints: (371)
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5/31/13 9:11 A

I am currently an undergrad, but am looking forward to joining the Canadian Armed Forces after graduation, as a Public Affairs Officer. The main reason I am on Sparkpeople is to be in suitable shape for recruitment in my final year of University.

It's a natural choices for me, though a difficult one for my family. I was raised in a military family. My great-grandfather fought for Britain in Vimy Ridge, my great-uncle served in the Canadian Army in WWII, my grandfather was with the Canadian Naval Signal Corps during WWII. My father unfortunately was not able to serve due to a lazy eye and a lame shoulder, but I grew up going to Legion events, attending ceremonies and fundraisers and volunteering for the Legion.

I am aiming for the position of Public Affairs Officer to better the public's understanding of what goes on in our Armed Forces, but I would be honoured to serve in any capacity.

Edited by: RELATIVEOBSCURA at: 5/31/2013 (09:13)
SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (196,204)
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4/9/13 8:09 A

10 years in the U.S. Ari Force, 13 years in the Air National Guard(AGR), loved it all! emoticon

SPATTEN2001 Posts: 360
4/4/13 10:24 A

I am a military brat - retired Navy father, two Marine Corps brothers, Air Force son-in-law, and married to a retired Army service member! I have just finished 36 years of Federal service which encompasses working with Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Bureau of Reclamation. Proud to have served -- praying daily for all our troops who are defending our freedom!!

BLONDIE218145 SparkPoints: (16,917)
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4/4/13 10:12 A

I am a Marine Mom. He's home. Let's bring them ALL home. God Bless ALL our groups!!! emoticon

SUSANBEAMON Posts: 3,397
3/21/13 1:05 A

i am an army veteran, served 2 years between college years back in 1969-1971. started in the woman's army corp and ended in the regular army as an E-4(specialist 4).

KILLRBEE18 SparkPoints: (29,280)
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3/7/13 11:04 P

Has anybody served in the military? If so, which service did you serve in and for how long? I am currently in the Naval Reserves. I am with the United States Naval Construction Battalions "Seabee" (NMCB18). I have been in the Navy for 22 yrs. Six of the years were served on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) --- active duty and the other 16 years were served with the "Bees". I am currently an E6 (First Class Petty Officer). I have a green light to retire but I am planning on staying in (I love what I do). Until then.......

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