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Thu Jul 30, 2015, 09:46 AM

Glad to say hello to DU

I am:
Long term lurker, recent member.
Middle aged white man
Retired MSgt, 24 years in service with 3 deployments in SWA. I was not a trigger puller. I fixed communications systems
Life long Democrat from coal mine country, now living in the flat lands of the mid-American prairie
Married for close to 30 years, with two adult children.
I have a 65 pound mongrel from the humane society and she is the smallest dog my wife and I have ever had...
That should tell you all that anyone would ever need to know of me.

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Reply Glad to say hello to DU (Original post)
The Polack MSgt Jul 2015 OP
CurtEastPoint Jul 2015 #1
The Polack MSgt Jul 2015 #3
Lochloosa Jul 2015 #2
The Polack MSgt Jul 2015 #4
Lochloosa Jul 2015 #5
The Polack MSgt Jul 2015 #6
The Polack MSgt Jul 2015 #7
Lochloosa Jul 2015 #8
Lochloosa Jul 2015 #9
The Polack MSgt Jul 2015 #10
Lochloosa Jul 2015 #11
MasonDreams Sep 2015 #12
The Polack MSgt Sep 2015 #13
bigwillq Sep 2015 #14
The Polack MSgt Sep 2015 #16
GGJohn Sep 2015 #15
The Polack MSgt Sep 2015 #17
GGJohn Sep 2015 #18
GGJohn Sep 2015 #19
The Polack MSgt Sep 2015 #20
GGJohn Sep 2015 #21
Skittles Oct 2015 #22
The Polack MSgt Oct 2015 #23
Skittles Oct 2015 #24
The Polack MSgt Oct 2015 #25
mahina Oct 2015 #26
The Polack MSgt Oct 2015 #27
Wounderland Nov 2015 #28
The Polack MSgt Nov 2015 #29
KansasJack Nov 2015 #30
The Polack MSgt Nov 2015 #31
KansasJack Nov 2015 #32
Samantha Nov 2015 #33
The Polack MSgt Nov 2015 #35
tabasco Nov 2015 #34
The Polack MSgt Nov 2015 #36

Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 09:52 AM

1. Welcome!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 10:16 AM

3. Thanks

Thank You CEP

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 09:56 AM

2. Welcome to DU

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 10:18 AM

4. Great handle cousin

Thanks for the welcome

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:13 AM

5. Nice to see someone appreciates good music. They speak to my long lost beloved Florida.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:28 AM

6. You should look into Royal Southern Brotherhood

If you like a funky southern rock mixed with some blues.
And, really anyone worth talking music with probably already likes those things.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:38 AM

7. Here is a taste

From a couple years ago.
This line up is Devon Allman & Frank Zito (guitars/vocals) Cyril Neville (Vocals/percussion) Yonrico Scott (drums) and Charlie Wooten (Bass).
Since then both guitarists have gone back to their solo careers and have been replaced by Bart Scot and Tyrone Vaughn - The newest album is called "Don't look back" and was recorded at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals AL.
They are touring continuously, and are fantastic live.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:19 PM

8. Lol...I think we will get along just fine. I've been to all 11 Wanee Fest...

RSB and Devon have been a staple there.

https://www.facebook.com/WaneeFestival

Devon has played at our campsite (Helen's Hilton...we are kind of famous there) after the shows a couple of times.


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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:22 PM

9. I'll match your RSB with a litte Alabama Shakes...



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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:31 PM

10. Nice -

I do like Alabama Shakes.
Mrs. Polack and I are driving down to St Charles to see Devon Allman - Tomorrow Night!!!
I agree that we should get along - musically at least, and that should smooth some rough edges that may arise with other subjects.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:37 PM

11. Enjoy the Show...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2015, 07:03 PM

12. Welcome to DU

Just want to say I have enormous respect. I will never forget walking into my E5 promotion board with 8-9 E8-9s. Must have been 100 combat stripes in the room. I only served 4yrs I calibrated electronics mostly. Information is deciminated on a need to know basis, but just 1 quest. what award is the displayed ribbon?

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Response to MasonDreams (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 24, 2015, 08:59 AM

13. Hello MasonDreams

That is the southwest Asia service ribbon - with poor color balance.
They didn't have the specific campaign ribbons for desert storm or enduring freedom/Iraqi freedom - just the catchall theater service ribbon.
I believe that they chose this and the Southeast Asian Service ribbon to show the generational differences of DU's veteran members

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2015, 02:00 PM

14. Hello

 

Welcome to DU!

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 09:05 PM

16. Thanx

Appreciate the welcome

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 09:41 PM

15. Welcome MSgt.

Retired Army here, flew Slicks, Snakes, Apaches, BlackHawks.
Hope you enjoy it here, it can get quite contentious here at times, but in the end, we're basically all on the same team.

Capt. GGJohn
U.S. Army-Ret.

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 09:07 PM

17. Thanks for the welcome

Respect - No such thing as a gliding helicopter

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 09:11 PM

18. So true.

And that auto-rotate? Doesn't work so well with a shot up bird.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 09:14 PM

19. I see you have the SW Asia ribbon as your avatar,

I commanded a squadron of Apache's during Desert Storm.

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 09:48 AM

20. I was at NCO Academy during Storm

I deployed to ELF 1 @ Prince Sultan AB during Southern Watch.
in '02 I hopped all over Afghanistan and surrounding areas setting up satellite and radio systems for the Aeromedevac teams.
Then I did the same in Iraq the next year.
Electrons not bullets were my what my systems used

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 06:27 PM

21. Glad you made it home ok MSgt.

Welcome Home Brother.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 01:27 AM

22. whassup Polack MSgt?

IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU SHOWED UP?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 07:56 AM

23. What can I say,

I tend to run late.

I've used the Polack MSgt tag for years on several platforms - Do i know you?
I don't recognize your handle.

Either way, thanks for the welcome

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 04:02 PM

24. I've been on DU for some time

usually threatening to kick some ass

I am USAF brat and vet

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Response to Skittles (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 08:11 PM

25. me too

On both counts. My dad and I both retired from the AF

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:57 AM

26. Welcome, aloha!

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Response to mahina (Reply #26)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:23 PM

27. Thanks

Glad to be here

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 05:09 PM

28. The Polack MSgt

Welcome aboard, I'm new too.

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Response to Wounderland (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 02:10 PM

29. Thank You

Welcome to DU to you as well.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 11:12 AM

30. me too

 

hello. Just testing here.

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Response to KansasJack (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 01:03 PM

31. Hello

And welcome

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 15, 2015, 06:55 AM

32. Thanks Polack Sarge

 

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 02:16 AM

33. Welcome to DU, Polack MSgt

What is your dog's name?

You probably have already noticed from your lurking days, we have a lot of animal lovers here.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:25 PM

35. The Dog's name

Is Shoga. That is Japanese for Ginger.
I have a friend who already has a brown dog named Ginger, so i couldn't use it for our dog.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 11:16 AM

34. Welcome aboard MSG!

 

Former grunt from coal mining country here.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #34)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 12:26 PM

36. Thanks for the welcome

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