Basic Training and Technical School

I joined the military in 1985 to get out of a dead end job and figure out a better career, save some money, and do some adventuring. I enlisted in June 1985 and entered basic training and technical training school. This is a picture of my dad and I at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland at my graduation from technical training.


F-15 incentive ride

My first duty station was the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Keflavik, Iceland. I won airman of the quarter in Iceland and got an incentive ride in an F-15.
It was definitely the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on.

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Aircraft Machinist

After my tour in Iceland, I was assigned to the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph Air Force, Texas.
I am working on a fitting to repair a crack in a T-38 Talon fuselage.

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