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20 yrs US Army Military Police / Physical Security - was overseas 3 times with the army (Hawaii / Korea / the Netherlands (7 yrs)
Retired, and since I'd been a small time network guy I got into IT Security, did HIPAA and PCI, now do Vulnerability Management as a Security Analyst, which is like the army and do a lot of assorted jobs.
Did go to Saudi for 9 months to train the Saudi National Guard (which is not the guard like we have here) and then 9 months in Iraq near Cop Shocker (a small base a few miles from Iraq)
 

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Lost-soul who got lucky in 1994 discovering and entering a career I was made for and eventually a job that was like it was made for me. Currently winding-up that career as an ultra-remote living in paradise.

Writerly think-work and nothing exotic or thrilling but that's all I'll say online.

First gun acquired in 1978 with one of my first real-job paychecks - an SP1. :)
 

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Did a 6-yr stretch as an Airborne Infantry/Special Forces officer in the US Army after high school from 1971-1977, including an interesting tour in the RVN, spent some years as a wine buyer after that, went to college for FAR TOO long, then ended with the US Government as a passport clerk, until I retired this past June. Will write the great American novel sometime soon, I hope.

Have had a lifelong love of firearms and their history, and a PASSION for militaria of all sorts, though primarily American and Soviet weapons, uniforms, helmets and equipment. I speak multiple languages, Russian among them, and I married the daughter of a Soviet Army colonel. My wife's great grandfather was a renowned general in the Red Army, one who rose from common cavalry trooper in the Russo-Japanese War to command the 18th Soviet Army for a period during The Great Patriotic War.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all on this forum. As one who has followed all your ups & downs, your joys and your sorrows, your reminisces and your anguish, I wish to ALL here the best of the season and the happiest, healthiest and most prosperous New Year ever. HUZZAH!
 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS to all on this forum. As one who has followed all your ups & downs, your joys and your sorrows, your reminisces and your grief, I wish to ALL here the best of the season and the happiest, healthiest and most prosperous New Year ever. HUZZAH!
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Honestly one of the most enjoyable threads I've read in awhile. Really helps connect the human side of we all are from different walks of life, but bonded by a common interest (even though they may focus on different subjects). Keep it rolling guys, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all!
 

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After University I did a few years as a Mechanical Engineer in the telecom industry followed by my current employment (Canadian Armed Forces) of the past 17 years as a Military Helo Pilot / Instructor plus currently posted as an Aircraft Accident Investigator. I am years away from retirement but will be heading to the far south at that time (US citizen by birth). The wokeness and rampant socialisim is getting harder to bear as the years pile up.
 

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I have done a few different things, settled into marketing jobs for financial service companies for the last few years though. Still trying to figure out what I am “supposed” to be doing!

Have been out of collecting for the last 7-8 years, but life is starting to let me get back to it. Always appreciated the knowledge available on these boards.
 

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Honestly one of the most enjoyable threads I've read in awhile. Really helps connect the human side of we all are from different walks of life, but bonded by a common interest (even though they may focus on different subjects). Keep it rolling guys, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all!
Exactly what I was hoping to see.
 

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Commercial Electrician. 31 years same company right from apprenticeship.
Dad had me shooting right from day one. His deer rifle was a '42 Sauer K98k that I still have.
That first day with it was a big step up from my Cooey .22 when I was 10 or so...
 

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Small business coach/consultant. Got into this about 6 years ago when an older collector in west TN chose to dispose of a couple remaining items from his collection to me. That gave me the bug, and while my tastes have changed some, the bug continues to bite!
 

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Started out in 1978 building coal fired power plants and continued all over the country till I retired in 2020, been collecting all types of milsurps since 78. Merry Christmas to all and Happy Collecting
 

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I haven't been a member long, but I didn't need much time to realize the wealth of knowledge here. I'm far from being an expert, but I do know a thing or two about a thing or two. I've seen that some know very little, while others have literally written books. Anyways, one thing led to another and it got me wondering what it is members do for a living.

I'll start, I drive a delivery truck for a major ltl carrier. Who's next?
I have my own business for about thirty years, an airport to airport limo service.
 

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Great post we can learn a little from all persons on the board!! Why do we All>> not add this info to are accounts info. for others to see. Half the time I do not know were I may be shipping thing till I ask. Also why all the fuss about who Knows you are a gun collector / shooter/ Whatever when using a C&R !!(shipping) We still have Laws!! & Others are bound by those laws. We need more faith in are fellow Man/woman, Unite as the USA. Sorry for the rant>><<
 
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