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    Me, BCT at Fort Benning. Ask me again how the heck I took these 2 pictures during Basic. No, not after, during. LOL

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    Moi on leave in Washington D.C. I was stationed down in Hampton Roads at the time:


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    you have me beat by about 30 years LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachhoppr View Post
    you have me beat by about 30 years LOL
    M16's were the weapon of choice back then
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    After 6 years:

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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    M16's were the weapon of choice back then
    Still is/are, to some degree
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachhoppr View Post
    Still is/are, to some degree
    They've made a lot of modifications to the original, like M16A2 that came out in the 80's
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    True. Now it only jams 78% as much
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    Out in the Atlantic, me and Purfoy showing which way the 3" gun was suppose to be pointing. The officers didn't find it funny.

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    I was never in the military, but I really like the old style bell bottom dungarees. I see that there are some surplus stores that still sell them (and they're cheap). I might actually buy a pair.

    My current winter coat is an official issue peacoat I bought from an Army-Navy store.
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    My first assignment after boot camp as an E-2, USCGC Reliance. 210ft Cutter. In the far north Atlantic. 8 hours on duty, 8 hours off duty. 3 hours would be spent breaking up ice on the ship, then the next 5 hours you were a gopher on the Bridge.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    I was never in the military, but I really like the old style bell bottom dungarees. I see that there are some surplus stores that still sell them (and they're cheap). I might actually buy a pair.

    My current winter coat is an official issue peacoat I bought from an Army-Navy store.
    They were real cheap on base, $3 as I recall
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    U.S. Coast Guard base Yorktown, Virginia, basically just a bunch of barracks and a baseball field.



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    U.S. Coast Guard base, Alameda, California

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    Hey those pictures look like Instagram
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachhoppr View Post
    Hey those pictures look like Instagram
    LOL! We only had film camera back then, so I had to scan these. I had a real expensive Vivitar camera at that time that I picked up at PX.
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    We need more military pictures!
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    Cool pics guys! My dad's ex Navy and served on the Midway and fueled planes (purple shirts, I think). Wish I could share some of his photos, but it was lost in a house fire about 10 yrs ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    Cool pics guys! My dad's ex Navy and served on the Midway and fueled planes (purple shirts, I think). Wish I could share some of his photos, but it was lost in a house fire about 10 yrs ago.
    Sorry to hear about the house fire.

    Of course you would know that I was a 49ers fan when I was stationed in Alameda
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    Sorry to hear about the house fire.

    Of course you would know that I was a 49ers fan when I was stationed in Alameda
    I thought as much. But was also thinking, "I hope he wasn't a Raiders fan". LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    I was never in the military, but I really like the old style bell bottom dungarees. I see that there are some surplus stores that still sell them (and they're cheap). I might actually buy a pair.

    My current winter coat is an official issue peacoat I bought from an Army-Navy store.
    I still have my peacoat issued to me in boot camp. Though if I try to put it on I start singing fat man in a little coat like Chris Farley.
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    Hiya everyone, CB Moderator here, asked to post up so i shall :)

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    Hiya everyone, CB Moderator here, asked to post up so i shall :)
    Thanks Bro! I'll have to scan a few more of mine.
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    I got a few other ones posted up on FB i could download lol, not much more different.
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