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Happy Veterans Day! Found some old pics....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I think Vets should automatically get a day off


I found these while unpacking from my recent move and wow did it bring back memories. My tour of duty was from July 15th, 1987 to October 11, 1992 in the US Air Force.

My Deployments were:
3706 BMTS Lackland AFB TX, Basic Training 1987
3344 STUS Technical School, Chanute AFB IL 87-88 Missile Systems and Electronics
509 BMW Pease AFB SAC (Strategic Air Command) MMS - Flightline FB-111A's 88-90
410 BMW KI Sawyer AFB SAC / MMS Weapons Storage Area / Missile Systems Analyst SRAM (Short Range Attack Missile) and ACM (Advanced Cruise Missile) 90-92

I was in during Desert Storm but never deployed and never did go overseas. I am proud of what I did but I noticed something........

I dont have very many pictures.

I was heavy growing up and I had an aversion to cameras. even when I set a goal of losing the weight to join the Air Force and met it, I still thought I was fat. As you can see, after Basic and getting into my first assignment, I was in pretty good shape but inside I was still fat and STILL didnt like having my picture taken.

I guess the point of all of this is that the change has to take place on the inside as well as on the outside. You can get thin on the outside and never change on the inside.

I am changing everyday, accepting who I am. Believing that I DESERVE to have a healthy body, and liking what I see, flaws and all.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAMCCLARY 11/25/2010 10:43PM

    I am a Veteran and you are so correct, Veterans Day is a holiday that should be celebrated by all.

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CARROT143 11/13/2010 10:26AM

    Thank you for your service and how awesome that you continue to be that brave man dedicated to his family and fellow Sparkbuddies! emoticon

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 11/13/2010 9:40AM

    My dad was in the Air Force for 33 years (1963-1996) and is a retired Colonel. While the military wasn't my calling, the Air Force will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for your service.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/13/2010 9:30AM

    good for you on everything you wrote.working from inside out works the best in my look great in uniform should wear one more often

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GLITTERMAMMA 11/12/2010 9:50PM

    My hubby is a Veteran too. You all deserve so much more than one day. Veteran's Day should be every day! emoticon

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SEABREEZE65 11/12/2010 8:20AM

    Thanks for all you have done in serving this country ON2!!!
And thanks for being you... that "fat" mentality thing will also dissapear along with those unwanted pounds. You CAN!!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 11/11/2010 10:06PM

    Thanks for protecting us bro! I knew there was a reason you had a soldier's mentality with working out!

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KAMAPERRY 11/11/2010 2:11PM

    Thank you for serving! emoticon

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KT-NICHOLS-13 11/11/2010 12:28PM

    Thank you for your service!
I completely agree, Vets should automatically get a day off. My best friend and mentor served back to back tours in Vietnam ... he works every Veterans day without fail and has never complained about it.

Thank you again!

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MOMMINATOR 11/11/2010 11:17AM

    Thank you for your service to our fine country!
God Bless You!


Happy Veterans Day!

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CBAILEYC 11/11/2010 10:45AM

    My ex-husband served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Thank you for serving!

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LINDATHOME 11/11/2010 9:42AM

    Bout the same time my husband was Army and then Navy - also served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Thank you for your service.

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LOGOULD 11/11/2010 9:32AM

    From one Vet to another - Happy Veterans Day. My little sis (Nat'l Guard '81-'85) and I (Army '78-'85) are going to spend the day hanging out together. See a parade and do lunch. I second your proposal to the day off (with pay) for all Vets.

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RSWIFE 11/11/2010 9:20AM

    Thank you for your service.

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LAROSEBAUGH 11/11/2010 9:03AM

    Happy Veterans day to you! Thanks for all you did for our country :)

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STARLIGHT615 11/11/2010 8:39AM

    I agree with you 100% all vets should get the day off today!! Too bad that doesnt happen as I am working emoticon But thank you for serving! Free food At chilis today as well!

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IPA-RAY 11/11/2010 8:30AM

    Happy Vets Day! My brother was in Desert Storm as a combat radioman. He got out okay but said he was constantly terrified by the sound of bullets in the air.

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REMEMBER2BME 11/11/2010 8:25AM

    WOW, you made me teary. There is just something about Vets and YES - - All Vets deserve the DAY OFF. No doubt about it!

These are beautiful shots. Absolutely fantastic. I am a bit speechless. Love that SMILE most and I guess.... great job says it all.

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 11/11/2010 8:24AM

    I agree, they should get a day off. Thanks for serving.

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MKGARNER1 11/11/2010 8:22AM

    Happy Vets Day! Thanks for all you have given for our freedom! Have a fantastic day. Free food all day at Applebees for our vets. : )

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