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Thumbs up Attention All Military Members !!

Shouting out to ALL military members of the forum to post up your:
- Branch of Service
- Years of Service (IE. 1985-2006 or "I did 21 years in..."
- Rank (if you wish)
- MOS (or if you had more than one)
- Maybe a favorite duty station or memory of your time in the Service

And when I mean ALL military members this means amyone:
- On Active Duty now
- Veterans
- Retired
- Etc (more or less meaning anyone who ever raised their right hand and took the oath!)

Seen these on a number of Forums I am on presently and they are always fun to meet those whom you never knew were in the Armed Forces. Even found forum members who happened to be in the same units, same duty stations, and knew some of the same people from wayyyyy back in the day too! I didnt see anything like this here so figured it was good to go?

**Not sure if this is ok with the Administration or not, but this even gave those participating vendors an opportunity to state if they offer any sort of "Military Discounts" or not from their respective Companies? If not ok, I will amend this portion, but recognizing those who served by providing any type of military discount is always a gracious privilege! Obviously it's not a "right" for those who wore the uniform, nor mandated "requirement" for any vendor whatsoever. Many thanks to those who do!

As we approach this Memorial Day I just thought I'd post this thread to have fun, and remember all those who gave their lives for our freedoms!

Here's to looking forward to a brutal winter full of all types of SNOW!

Semper Fidelis,

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