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History To Make You Feel Old

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.....and then one startling day you see equipment you actually were issued and used in the pages of a history book.

Copyright info: "U.S. Army Combat Equipments, 1910-1988" by Gordon Rottman, illustrated by Ronald Volstadt.

 

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We used the M203 and your NBC gear.

 

We had our own packs and webbing (looks similar but we needed bigger ammo pouches for the 7.62 SLR mags).

 

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Another “Make you feel old” is when you see folks you help train listing their retirements and you sit there thinking there is NO WAY IN H€\\ it’s been 20+ years!!!!!  

 

Then you realize you’ve been retired for 13 years!!!

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In regards to the Navy I felt old the day I tried to re-enlist after 911.

40 is to old to re-enlist. 

My NEC Code 0989 was no longer needed.

My ship had been scrapped and turned into a reef somewhere.

This was 18 years ago.

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6 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

NEC Code 0989

 

 

And that was? Something about weapons control?

Can't even find it.

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I was still in when I first felt old. We got a new guy into the unit, I found out he went to my high school and I asked him if he was related to two friends I had with the same last name. His response was "Yes, Sergeant, they're my aunt and uncle."

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7 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

 

And that was? Something about weapons control?

Can't even find it.

NEC Code 0989 was for the Mark 26 Guided Missile Launching System, Gunner’s Mate Missile.

 

Or specifically: 

GM 0989 - Tartar Missile and GMLS MK 13/22 Maintenance Technician

(The Mark 26 was literally two Mk 13 missile launchers combined into one)

 

From this document on page 2-15

https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a278196.pdf

 

Some of you military buffs might find the above link interesting. It’s a document from 1993 that correlates military jobs with civilian jobs.

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12 hours ago, Major Crimes said:

We used the M203 and your NBC gear.

 

We had our own packs and webbing (looks similar but we needed bigger ammo pouches for the 7.62 SLR mags).

 

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When they first issued the M16 the only mag pouches available were for the 7.62 M14 mags. Eventually we got canvas M16 pouches then  nylon gear.

 

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10 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

NEC Code 0989 was for the Mark 26 Guided Missile Launching System, Gunner’s Mate Missile.

 

Or specifically: 

GM 0989 - Tartar Missile and GMLS MK 13/22 Maintenance Technician

(The Mark 26 was literally two Mk 13 missile launchers combined into one)

 

From this document on page 2-15

https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a278196.pdf

 

Some of you military buffs might find the above link interesting. It’s a document from 1993 that correlates military jobs with civilian jobs.

 

When I retired I had the following NECs 6640, 6681, 6682, and 9502

 

 

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Posted (edited)

He also has a book specifically on Vietnam War US and Allies equipment. Good reference for collectors.

 

Edited by Utah Bob #35998
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