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My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

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    My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Hi TDHers,
    Today was my final "duty day" in the US Air Force. I'm retiring effective Jan 1st, 2011. I began my military career on April 10th, 1987, so by the time my official retirement date rolls around I will have logged 8,667 days in the Air Force!! That's 23 years 8 months 21 days. This Monday will begin my outprocessing and terminal leave days.
    I've been proud to serve my country over the years and have had some amazing and unforgettable experiences. I've been stationed at 6 different bases on 3 continents and now it's time to begin a new phase in my life.
    I've made good friends here on TDH just as I have in the military, and just wanted to share a milestone day in my life and career!

    Eric

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Thank you for your service and good luck during the transition.

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Well done, sir. Well done. Now make it up around these parts someday, so I can buy ya a drink.

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Awesome job, superjedi! I've got 10 years to go 'til retirement. You lucky, lucky man....

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Wow, quite a milestone. Thank you for your service!!!

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Thank you for your service & congratulations on your retirement!

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    My dad retired with 20 years in 1976, we lived in Portsmouth, VA then so it,s a good place to start a new life oh yeah and that monthly check for the rest of your life isnt a bad thing either! CONGRATS!

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Congrats!! I'm currently AD Air Force 3E2X1. Thanks for your many years of service!

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    Congrats mate, I recently retired from the Australian Army after 20+ years, got a nice pay out and my defence pension and now I'm enjoying life for the moment before I decide what to do for here on.
    It takes a while to get used to the civy life and not being around the military and the people you've know and work with for so long but dam it's good to just be able to relax for a change.
    Be sure to take some time for yourself and enjoy life you deserve it, and all the best with whatever you decide to do next.

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Thanks, everyone! Now if only I could find a full-time job as a Boba Fett Enthusiast.

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    You could be a bountyhunter, not Boba but well... hehehe

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Congratulations and thank you for your service!

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Congrats, Eric!

    Thank you for your service! What's the first habit from 23 years in the military that you're looking forward to breaking?



    -Ray

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Congrats and Thank You for Your Service!

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    Congrats on your milestone. I think the "first habit" comment above is really funny. No more hospital corners? Go buy some
    fitted sheets for your 'bunk' airman... you've earned them! lol Thanks for your contribution to a better, safer world SJ.
    Mike

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    Nice! Congrats! I was just where you are now. I had my retirement ceremony on 27 May and my final day of active duty was 31 August. It flew by. I would say one of the most noticeable "habits" was trying to put on a hat that I no longer had every time I went outside. Congrats again, brother!

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    Congrats Eric!

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    Thanks again, everyone.
    The first habit I'm gonna try to break is waking up at 5:00 AM when I don't have to!!! Drives me crazy. 5:00 AM every day, even on the weekends when I don't set my alarm. Just *bing!* wide awake. Aaarrggh. . . I mean I'll go back to sleep for a while, but I need to reset my internal alarm.

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    A little late chiming in, but CONGRATULATIONS! I served 12 (AF) and left voluntarily. kinda wished I'd stayed in now! Oh well....so goes life! Thanks for your service brother!

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    A well and deserved salute to you and thank you for all your years of service.

    Sean

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Thanks for your dedication to this country. As to breaking the habit of getting up at 5 AM, good luck with that. I retired 2 years ago after doing 17 years (medically retired) and I still wake up for "PT" almost everyday still. The latest I have ever slept in was 7:30. Some habits and more a form of conditioning. But truly, thanks for being part of the less than 1% that selflessly serves.

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    sweet now we can get up to hang out talk shop or whatever,,,wanna paint that bucket 4 me you can start on it at 5 am JK oh I got an idea buy my Fett and you can go hunting on the weekends bro !!!!

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Man I just hit my 14 year mark and im done. 23 years is an achievement.

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    totally missed this Eric... thank you sir.

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    Re: My last day of work in the Air Force!!!

    Congratulations and thank you for your service!

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