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7/24/08 7:58 A

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Hi Dawn.

Welcome to our team.

Good luck on your journey to a healthier you! You have made a great start. Keep up the good work.

Thank you for your service.

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7/23/08 12:31 P

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Hi, my name is Dawn and I spent 6 years AD Army and a year in the reserves. I was a Combat Medic/Medical Spec. Served 1984-90. Stationed in Germany where I drove a Medic Track. Best 4 (track)wheel drive I've ever driven lol.

I was always stationed in Fwd Support Bn's. My stations were: Ft. Lewis, Wa, Kirch Goens W. Germany, Butzbach W. Germany, Ft. Dix (2x) NJ, Ft. Sam Hilton (I mean Houston), Texas.

My Dad was a 20 year man and we traveled alot with him too. Loved it.

Can't wait to get back down to my ETS weight!

Life should be lived to the best of your ability. So enjoy and do everything you can now, cos' later it will be too late. Love deeply, Live long, and be Happy!

I'm on Facebook too. Dawn Avila


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7/5/08 1:47 P

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Welcome to our team and to SparkPeople. Good luck on your journey!

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7/5/08 10:13 A

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Welcome to the group, Sweet. Hope that you have good luck attaining your goals. Take Care...

Member of the Slight Skewed & a Little Warped, Minot, ND Weightbusters, Military Mama's and Papa, Fat to Fit, and US Service Members and Family.


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7/5/08 10:00 A

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Served in the AF 1984-1987 in the Electronic Security Command as a Morse Systems Operator (ditty bop). After training at Lackland AFB (TX) & Keesler AFB (Miss) I was stationed at San Vito AS Italy.



You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

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6/28/08 6:56 P

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Hi VeeJ.

Welcome to the Team and thank you for your service to our country.

Good luck on the new road that you are about to travel and also on the journey you are taking to become healthier.

We are pretty quiet in here but every now and then someone pipes up.

Take care and God bless.

Barbara

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6/28/08 1:36 P

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Hey all...new to the team. Dropped in to say Hey! I am currently out-processing from a 21 year stint in the Air Force working on support equipment, and am ready to get the next part of mt life going. A little quiet in here, but hope we can keep up the conversation. Take Care,

VeeJ

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5/22/08 7:43 P

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Welcome LIFETIME50!

Good luck on your journey. What a fantastic start you have already.

Barbara

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5/21/08 9:19 P

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Welcome to the group! You've done quite well so far! Keep up the good work!

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5/21/08 5:25 P

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Hello I am retired Army. I spent my first 4Y as a Clerk Typist later reclassified to Administrative Specialist and the last 16Y as a Military Intelligence Analyst. I am working on better health, getting back into shape and losing weight in the process. I am off to a good start I have lost 10 pounds and dropped 2 dress size.

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5/19/08 6:28 P

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Welcome to Spark People and our team, YARN_NUT. Good luck on your journey. You have taken a great first step by joining this site. It has been an absolute Godsend for me.

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5/19/08 1:52 P

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Hey! A fellow Leatherneck! I did four years in the USMC from 1994-1998 as a legal clerk. I just joined SparkPeople today and this SparkTeam and hope get back to lean and mean condition by the end of the year.

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5/17/08 9:41 A

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Hello,Barbverissimo!

In general, I liked the fact that I had a lot of different postings in a relatively short space of time. I opted to go on short, 6-month to one year postings; meant that I saw a lot more places, but I may have missed out on a bit of the comradeship side of things. Mind you, I still speak to some of my Army pals, so I guess I did OK on that front!

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5/15/08 10:53 A

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Hi KAIFIE.

Welcome. I wish that I had gotten to travel some while I was in the Army. The job that I had was pretty limited though.

Hope you find that girl! Unfortunately, the only time I was too skinny was when I as a young child or when I was starving myself. I just want to find a healthy grandma somewhere in me.....and I will.

Barbara

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KAIFIE's Photo KAIFIE Posts: 26
5/14/08 6:40 P

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Hi all, I did 6 years in the British Army. I had various postings, including Northern Ireland, Germany and the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

Anyway, 3 kids later, I'm wondering where that fit, healthy young woman has gone... and I've joined this site to try and find her again! (And to think - I used to moan that I was "too skinny...")

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3/28/08 12:23 P

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Retired Major (Communications Officer)- 24 years in the Army National Guard - 12 years Active Guard/Reserve (Enlisted time). emoticon

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*Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.* - Winston Churchill

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2/28/08 9:06 A

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Hi Barbara,

That would have been fun! I guess it doesn't matter that I didn't choose that MOS. I ended up as the unit secretary working for a CPT, 1SG, and a Warrant Ofc. and I was a 75F (network management) It was ok but it seems I would have been sentenced to paper pushing no matter what MOS I picked....LOL

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2/27/08 10:07 A

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Hi Heather,

It was ok. I was assigned to LCM-8 Watercraft (Landing Craft Mechanized.....the little landing craft you see in the movies dropping the Marines off on the beach). We didn't do much and didn't go anywhere most of the time so after about a year and a half I became the Company Clerk and then six months later I was special duty assigned to HQ Company to work in PAC. I liked that MUCH better.

I know what you mean about being embarrassed about the way you look....I am quite lucky that I don't see anyone from back then....they also would not believe their eyes. But, we are fixing that, right!?

Have a great day. Back to work I go.

Barbara

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2/26/08 9:49 P

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Hello everyone! I hope you're doing well!

Barbara..When I was in the Federal Building getting an MOS assigned to me they initially offered Watercraft Operator. I turned it down but have always thought/wondered how cool that would have been. What was your day/job like in that MOS?

When I was in the Army I was also athletic. I know that if I would have stayed in I wouldn't have gained so much weight. I actually saw my previous commander in walmart a few months ago and I ran the other way without talking to her because we used to run together. She wouldn't have even believed her eyes! How embarrassing!!

Heather

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2/25/08 8:10 P

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Thank you Mel.

I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers during his redeployment. My brother-in-law has done three tours over there so far. He is nearing the end of his 20 years and should not have to go back but we all know how that works.

Thank you to both your husband and to you.

Barbara

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2/25/08 12:44 A

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Welcome to the group Barbara. It's been a bit quiet lately, but I for one am probably going to be on more the next couple months, since DH is going back to Iraq again.

Mel

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2/22/08 7:29 P

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Hi. I spent four years in the US Army from 1980-1984. My MOS was Watercraft Operator (61B) but the last two years I worked in PAC as a word processor operator. I was stationed at Fort Eustis VA.

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2/14/08 11:06 A

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Welcome to the group, and good luck with your preparation for the triathalon.

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2/14/08 8:42 A

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Hi, I'm a retired Navy Air Traffic Controller. I used to be a very thin athlete, but now I'm just trying to get back in shape. I am training for a mini tri-athalon in May. Eating the right foods is the challenge, but I'm getting there. This is a great site for motivation!

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1/23/08 7:53 P

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Hi Heather and welcome to the group.

I was in the computer field in the Marines for 13 years. Funny as it seems, I left the IT field after leaving the Marines. I got my PhD in Acctg and am pleased to say that it is a lot easier to keep up with changes in accounting standards than it was to keep up with changes in computer processing standards.

I hope you enjoy the group.

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1/23/08 1:32 P

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Hello! I was in the Army for 5 years. I was database//network manager. I was been stationed in Georgia, S. Korea, and Colorado. I currently live in North Carolina and love it. I hope we can inspire each other to reach our goals!
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1/7/08 9:38 A

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Welcome to the group. I hope you enjoy our sparkteam.

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1/6/08 11:35 P

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My name is Michele and I'm a United States Army Security Agency veteran. My TOS was from 1974-1979. I was a Korean language intercept operator, stationed in Korea.

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Hi -
My name is Mel, and I spent 13 years in the USMC before getting hurt while training. I ended up with a medical discharge when I was a GySgt after 13 years of service.

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