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Turned in my paperwork.

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:53 pm



August thirty first is my final day at work. Actually it will be sometime in June or July because I'll be riding out my vacation. Twenty five years here is enough for any fool. A little scared but can hardly wait.



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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby NKYWinger » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:23 pm

:?: :?: Are you a Navy fly boy? I ask because of your avatar...
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:29 pm

NKYWinger wrote: :?: :?: Are you a Navy fly boy? I ask because of your avatar...

Thats affirmative mate. I worked on F-4 Phantoms on board the USS Roosevelt, CVA-42, 1971-73. YOU????? And per the picture I was in VF-84 skull and crossbones long since GONE!!!!!

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby Mag » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:39 pm

Congrats on that move! Envy envy envy!

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby NKYWinger » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:40 pm

23 years in submarine service- Guam to Holy Loch and many places betwixt and between...

I'm a Blue Nose, a Shellback and a Turtle

Fair Winds and Following Seas, shipmate
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:49 pm

NKYWinger wrote:23 years in submarine service- Guam to Holy Loch and many places betwixt and between...

I'm a Blue Nose, a Shellback and a Turtle

Fair Winds and Following Seas, shipmate

We made a trip above the Arctic circle too. Blue nose. Made the trip in December. NEVER in my life was I so COLD!!!!!!!!!!!! Special cold weather gear and gloves and such. Couldn't touch any metal with your bare skin. Wind was howling and the seas spraying you!!!!! WOWZERS!!!!! Left in February for the Med. Remember taking waves over the bow of the ship in the Sea of France. Never thought it possible.

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby NKYWinger » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:55 pm

Roger that about water over the bow...the very first surface ship I was on (homeport Guam) we put to sea for a typhoon - I remember standing in the bridge watching green water roar over the bow - powerful stuff...
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby redial » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:12 am

Water over the bow, and water under the bridge will both be gone when you saddle up and ride the GW whenever you have the feeling and the fair weather to ride. When you retire, you will wonder how you managed to fit work in, at all. It is not all that bad, and it is a good idea to go on holidays as you retire, because after you have been on a holiday/vacation, who wants to go to work? Live long and happyy in your future retirement.

My life's ambition is to be shot by a jealous husband, when I am aged 98 :twisted: Set yourself some goals, and make sure you have a hobby to keep yourself busy when it is raining or inclement.
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby bayoudave » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:59 am

Congratulations on your retirement and thanks for your service.
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:32 pm

Congratulations, and thanks for your (impressive, 25 years!) of service!

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby mtn_boy1 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:59 pm

VTX,

I retired from the Army in 98 after 21 years. Although I enjoyed the thought of doing what I wanted, when I wanted (within reason LOL), the hardest part for me was being able to talk to someone in 'Armyspeak'. Before I retired, if I talked about NTC (National Training Center, Ft Irwin CA), Grenada, Germany, or wherever, people around me either knew what I was talking about or had been there. The language (armyspeak) was understood. We had things in common or knew common people. After I got out, they were just places on a map. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being retired. I love that I served. I missed talking to others. Eventually I just quit talking about where I had been and seen. I've been out 15 years now and I look back on those days fondly. I don't miss it anymore. It was a big chapter of my life but, I learned to turn the page. I always say I may not have enjoyed every minute in the Military but, I loved every day. Thank you for 'holding the line' for 25 years. Congratulations on your Retirement. I hope it is long and prosperous for you.
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby wally » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:28 pm

Congratulations on turning in your paperwork You will definitely enjoy retirement it will become the best decision you ever made! I was in the Navy 1966-1970 aboard the aircraft carrier CVA-61 USS Ranger although I was ships company, worked in the boiler room making the steam for the catapults (launching the airwing to fight in Vietnam) as well as for propulsion.I remember being in one storm at sea where the waves were splashing across the flight deck which was about 100 feet above the ocean. That was about the only time the ship ever listed side to side. Your discusions brought back a few memories.

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby seabeechief » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:51 pm

VTX, you will learn to LOVE being retired. Until your wife retires. Then it goes to hell in a handbasket!

Just joking, precious!!!!! My wife and I love being retired. It took a while for us to figure out how to leave each other to their own pastimes and friends, but it's worth the effort. I have friends, she has friends and we have friends. I have hobbies, she has hobbies and we have very pleasant times together. Many of them involve riding. Especially since we got the Wing. She likes to ride more now and I enjoy her company. But, if she don't want to go when and where I want to go, I just go.

Live long and happily! Life is good.

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby trike lady » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:37 pm

Congrats on your soon to be retirement.
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby wjnfirearms » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:49 am

Best of luck!!

I pulled the pin myself a couple years ago after 34 years in public safety, but started working again. Now, I'm looking for something else as where I'm at didn't turn out to be what I thought it was. Stuff happens. It'll be a few more years before I can hope to stay retired totally.

The wife was a squid herself, so this is very much a Navy household.
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:51 pm

Congrads on the retirement....I was medically retired from the Navy in 77 with 13.5 years in...but did get full retirement benefits. Was a Radioman - tech controller NEC2318. After a few careers I settled on becoming a RN in the early 90's. Retired from that in 2009...Must admit am seriously considering going back to work part time, maybe some Agency work, part time.
I have a couple of reasons but they all involve getting out of the house and needing some cash... I have decided to start living in two countries while I am still able. About 4 months in the Philippines and the rest here in TX. I lived over there 15+ years so it is like second home. Although, I have thought about Panama or Costa Rica. Don't want to get political but want to establish a bugout home/location when the s&!t hits the fan here which I think it will. If I am wrong then good, I will have enjoyed some vacation time, if I am right, will be much easier to get out of Dodge. Just havn't figured out how to get my Bikes there without sending a fortune. But I am babbling....

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby Joecop » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:05 pm

Just think.......everyday will be Saturday!

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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby crock4 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:01 pm

Thank you for your service, and enjoy your retirment. I was Army 66 to 69, 2nd Infantry Div. Korea. Looking foward to the day I can do the same. I wish you, and yours good health, and many happy miles. :D :D :D
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby bustedwing » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:10 am

Congratulations on your retirement and also thank you for your service to our country and for my daily freedoms. Hopefully the transition will be fairly easy with being involved in bikes as you are and the PGR. You have many friends here so anytime you get bored just send a note and someone will chat with you.
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Re: Turned in my paperwork.

Postby GreenDragon » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:16 pm

4 years Navy, attached to Air Force in DaNang. 1 year chemo therapy thanks to Agent Orange exposure in the field. Congratulations on the accomplishments!!!


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