Veteran and Military Nurses - page 4

I went up to WalMart this afternoon to pick up a prescription. Out front, like every Veteran's Day, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) was selling Buddy Poppies. I always stop and buy one in honor... Read More

  1. by   Mama Val
    Sekar, what unit were you with ??
    I was with the 10th CASH.
    I wore BDUs for 10 years and I miss it.
  2. by   Sekar
    Hi Mama Val, I was in the 5th MASH in the Forward Surgical Element. We worked out of Forward Observation Base 1 with the 24th Infantry Division and then we moved to Division Support Area 2. At that point they stopped the ground offensive, which was too bad as were like 60KM from Baghdad. Now it looks like a new batch of Nurses will have to go over to finish the job.
    Anyway, I retired with 20 years 6 months in the Army. Where were you assigned during your stint?
  3. by   lauralew
    Thanks, all. I was a Navy nurse for 4 years at Great Lakes, Il. I then served in the Navy reserves during Desert Storm at Charleston Naval Hospital. Then I went back on active duty, this time with the Air Force, serving at Wilford Hall and then at Scott AFB. Currently I am the spouse of an active duty member, who can't commit to anything as he is "in the bucket" for deployment. But that is life in the military. I'm proud of the service I gave, as well of that of my spouse. Must remember that freedom isn't free!
  4. by   TiddlDwink
    Army Reserve 14 years. Retired last month.

    Gulf War Veteran: 5 months KKMC Saudi Arabia, 251st Evac Hosp.
  5. by   cmggriff
    807 th MASH, USAR. We were attached to the 1st Armored Division during the ground war. Thanks for the notes, both on my behalf and on the behalf of my comrades who cannot thank you themselves. Gary
  6. by   Navystang
    I appreicate the thoughts and prayers of so many. We as a nation have so much to be thankful for, as we are standing on the shoulders of giants. Heros that gave all they had to defend our rights and allow us to live the life we now do. May we never forget the men and women that have given of themselves for us all.
    Thank you all for those who have served before me, with me these past 18 years and those to come. God Bless!
  7. by   illya
    thanks everybody for your thoughts, i was navy corpsman with usmc vietnam. then to naval hosp beth for desert storm now i am a lpn certified in gerontology bavo zulu to my fellow vets and those who appreciate us
  8. by   ERN
    I just noticed your thread.
    Thank you for remembering all of us, past and present who saw and acted upon something greater than themselves.
    69'-74 USAF SAC
  9. by   billwink
    Hi Sekar,
    I was a CRNA with the FST. Who are you anyway?
    Bill Wink, (ret)
    williamwink@yahoo.com




    Quote from Sekar
    Hi Mama Val, I was in the 5th MASH in the Forward Surgical Element. We worked out of Forward Observation Base 1 with the 24th Infantry Division and then we moved to Division Support Area 2. At that point they stopped the ground offensive, which was too bad as were like 60KM from Baghdad. Now it looks like a new batch of Nurses will have to go over to finish the job.
    Anyway, I retired with 20 years 6 months in the Army. Where were you assigned during your stint?
  10. by   zenman
    My nursing career actually got started in the military. I was in boot camp three days after graduation from high school in 1970. Mortar man first then 91C. Challenged California state boards, got my RN...then went to real nursing school...then had to take boards again...actually did worse on some subjects second time around! Wonder why?
  11. by   Ex130Load
    I retired a few years ago after 24 years in the AF flying in transport aircraft based in NJ, Japan, and AR. Participated in nearly every major US power and policy projection from 77 to 01 carrying troops and cargo. I worked hard at my job, but my hat's off to all you guys and girls I carried or supported. Your front line jobs were more difficult than mine. I also salute veterans before and after me. You all have earned it.
  12. by   Sekar
    Quote from billwink
    Hi Sekar,
    I was a CRNA with the FST. Who are you anyway?
    Bill Wink, (ret)
    williamwink@yahoo.com
    Hi Bill, as I remember you were Maj Wink and worked in the OR section of the FSE? I was SFC Moore and worked in the EMS section. Otherwise I was the Asst Cheif Wardmaster of the 5th MASH. I worked with SFC Nieves. Ringing any bells?

    Kurt
  13. by   Julie, RN
    I was a med tech in the USAF for 4 years at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Tx for 4 years, then I did 3 years in the NC Air National Guard while I used my GI Bill to get my BSN.
    Now I work as a staff nurse and have no ties to the military anymore.
    Thanks,
    Julie

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