6 months agoHey VT. I got your number. I don`t know if you could get space-a billeting or not. Thanks for your service. I have mad respect for Vietnam Vets. We get treated pretty well compared to ya`ll.
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6 months agoDave, thanks for the reply. not being retired from the air force, probably not, but since I am a disabled VET maybe. I might check into it.
6 months agoVT, I think that if you can get on base they would let you stay in billeting. It`s Space-A though.
6 months agoI don`t know what space A is. I am assuming it is like a barracks.
All I got in the way of identification from the government is my
VA card, and of course social security card, medicare card, and a valid drivers license.
I had a top secret clearance when I was in, I guarded nukes in California.
6 months agoSpace-A just means that folks with orders or active duty get priority for the rooms, VT. No idea if your IDs would get you on base or not.
6 months agoWell Dave, like I said I have a place to stay in summerset, it is between Rapid and Sturgis. Maybe at a future date I will check that out and see if it is and option for me. My friends just bought this new house in May, so for the present I have a place to stay if I cone out that way.
6 months agoIts nice that you have a place to stay. We couldn`t get rooms last year. No idea if we`ll get them this year or not.
6 months ago
Been following u guys chatting............no need for me to comment, was never in the military.
Kinda wanted to go into the Navy and be on an aircraft carrier when I was a teen. My Dad talked me out of it and said.........Go on into College and then after that see what is next.
Did that and was listed One-A in around 1967, having just taken a job with IBM. Thought my azz was gonna get chosen and it just never happened.
6 months agoAlways welcome to chime in, Mo. I`ve talked to lots of guys who either wanted to join or wished they had. I always figured things happen for a reason so there is no issue whether folks did or didn`t. Who knows what may have happened if we could change things. Being a good American is more important to me than if you did or didn`t serve in the military. Somebody has to do the other jobs in the civilian sector or we wouldn`t have the things we have.
Just my 2 cents.
6 months agoMoscooter< I agree with what Dave said. I would have liked to have been able to have an alternative and went to college. But I didn`t have that option. Both my older brothers were already in college so, I was 1A also and instead of waiting for draft to get me I opted to join the Air force. The enlistment time was 4 years instead of two years if I would have been drafted. But chances are I would not be on here talking to you guys now if I had been drafted. I may have never mad it home from Vietnam.
Anyway my sentiments are if you didn`t serve and didn`t dodge the draft and flee to another country, then you did the right thing for your own reasons.
What I did get for my time in USAF was a free college education, and now I have free medical benefits and a monthly pension.
And I have not animosity for anyone who has not served their country by being in the military, unless they dodged the draft illegally like fleeing to Canada or mexico or wherever.
6 months agoI agree, VT. Purposely avoiding the draft is a totally different story. That is what my point was but I didn`t actually say it.
6 months agoI think our illustrious president Clinton was a draft dodger. That is always what I heard about him.
And Moscooter, as far as I am concerned you can chime in anytime, no matter what the subject if you have something to say. Heaven knows we can use the traffic on here.
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