Saturday, January 27, 2007

Randolph Air Force Base

14 comments:

steve ramos said...

Very cool.

De'on Miller said...

Did you know or do you remember that I put it up when I knew you were in the air when leaving Kuwait?

Tonight is Air Force night, Airman. Care to join me?

steve ramos said...

I knew I had seen it before somewhere. I can see that it's Air Force night. You're awesome!!

Sometimes, don't you miss being AD? I do.

De'on Miller said...

Yes. I even miss those screaming females (well, no, that's an out and out lie!) But I do miss the people I served with.

Training is so different from the actual job.

I loved it.

steve ramos said...

Oh, and by the way Spc. Austin-Miller. I was an E6, a few grades above an airman! Oh, and let me see ... don't I outrank you?!! hehe

De'on Miller said...

well let's remember who we're talking to ... at this point, i'm still the 8-up Private!

But geez, I thought you all were airmen. what are airmen's rank ... everything below an NCO?

we should put up tables of rank for each branch, don't you think?

Oh, lord, more work ... i'm so ready to move into our new home!

I'm packed.

steve ramos said...

I miss the camaraderie and the jokes we played on each other. It was crazy sometimes. I miss going out on the town as a group

De'on Miller said...

yes. that was absolutely the best. sometimes 6 or 7, but for sure, at least 2, usually 5. we always had a great time.

steve ramos said...

There were four airman grades: airman basic,airman, airman first class and senior airman. Then it went into the NCO tier. I was a tech sgt. I'm guessing it hasn't changed.

I had great times when I was stationed at Lackland in San Antonio. It's a military city, so there were thousands of us terrorizing the place. The Huns had nothing on us.

De'on Miller said...

San Antonio is one of the greatest places in the world.

Yes, we haunted the towns too. I loved seeing people in uniform.

It's sad for me to drive out past where Reese AFB once was and see South Plains College. What do they know about the cute litle obstacle course out there?

steve ramos said...

That's how I feel about the Amarillo Air Force Base. I feel something out there, and if I can ever post again, I'll put that story and the pics up.

De'on Miller said...

I'll help any way I can.

Wonder how long Cannon will be with us?

steve ramos said...

I think Cannon is safe. They've just reorganized it, so it should be operational for years to come. Your governor and Clovis officials worked hard to keep the base open. It paid off.

De'on Miller said...

good. i like cannon. i got my first Vietnam POW bracelet there.

It's how I first learned that bases were cities. I thought i'd just drive up to someplace real quick and pick it up. lol.