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Old 04-12-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hey fellas, just seeing who all is out there. I'm sure Apachedrill will check in if his job at HRC doesn't have him playing Solitaire-wars.

Anyhoo, how many of you miss it? I can honestly say this civilian world sucks. I've been retired for almost 4 yrs now.

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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Great, I retire in one month. Not looking forward to civilian life, especially since they screwed up the economy while I was serving.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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My retirement ceremony is on Friday. As ready as I am to leave Im sure I will miss it. had alot of fun through the years
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Wow! Congrats guys. I still have a couple more years left (I joined later in life). The wife decided to retire next year. I'll be ready when it's time.

So much optimism in here for the civilian world.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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actually 21 yrs to be exact.11 yrs ago.dont really miss it.Im still doing the same job now than when I was in except in a smaller scale.lovin the civilian life.another 10-15 yrs on this job and hang it up and collect my 2nd retirement.after that just turn wrenches on my toys.good luck.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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i smell a bunch of old farts in here.. hehe jk props to ya who did 20+ years
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:36 AM   #7
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Retired May 2011 after 26years. Picked up a government job overseas . Retirement check, disability check, and government check= life is not too bad. Another 19 years to go till I retire again.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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that's the target right there 3 checks every month.I hope I can still collect when I turn 62 on social security or Ill be pissed.Life is good.
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Ha.. I dont know i missed you talking **** Sapper... Hope all is good with you..
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Retiring in Feb 2015 when I leave Germany, I hope to have the whole triple paycheck thing going on as well. I'm sitting at 21 years now and am looking foward to it. Running with these damn kids everyday is getting on my nerves.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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22 years here. Gonna be hanging it up soon though. Just to hard on the ole body now.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:52 AM   #12
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Just left Hawaii for NATO Netherlands. I've been here three months and REALLY miss the US military and Hawaii. I'm completely over NATO. Only a few more years until I retire, use the GI Bill, attend the SAM and get on with my life! :-) Congrats to all you fresh retirees. I wish the best for all of you.
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Retired after 21 years on submarines back in 1980. Of course you miss it and the much tighter group of military "family". Won't find that in your next job.
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Hey fellas, just seeing who all is out there. I'm sure Apachedrill will check in if his job at HRC doesn't have him playing Solitaire-wars.

Anyhoo, how many of you miss it? I can honestly say this civilian world sucks. I've been retired for almost 4 yrs now.

Miss the people not the Force. 22 yrs 23 days and hit 4 yrs retired this Oct. Side gig is TS but to the masses I'm a full time beach bum. No complaints here.

Civilians are a different breed that's for sure, all about self but I understand their position and can't fault them for it.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:32 PM   #15
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I'll trade your NATO for Hawaii. The car scene here sucks.I've been trying to get there for 20+ years now
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I'm stationed at Fort Stewart and have till October then retire at 21 years. Army has changed hell I got yelled at for asking for some white out. Apparently thats against regs now, along with blackout drive and slave cables!!! WTF OVER.....
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I retired back in October '14 after 20 years, now I doing the same job as a federal employee on the same base I was active duty at.

I'm surrounded by military at work so I cant say that I really miss it, really the only thing I miss is all the extra money that I got(haz duty pay, sea pay, etc..)

I don't miss the deployments or the uniform that's for sure.
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Submariner? Awesome! But how (actually...why) did you find your way to Alamogordo?

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Retired after 21 years on submarines back in 1980. Of course you miss it and the much tighter group of military "family". Won't find that in your next job.
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22 years here. Gonna be hanging it up soon though. Just to hard on the ole body now.
Army gave me a great job outside the Army. Lol Decided to stay in paradise. However officially I will retire in Sep of 2018 after 27 years.
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USAF retired in 2004. Now on 100% disability due to hearing loss. Worked quite a few jobs to include one DoD (GS-11) and one civil service (GS-9). Working with civilians is tough after 20+ years military. They just have lower standards.
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