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Re: Handle?? 14 years 2 months ago #784

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In the naval service, officers who came up through the ranks have the nickname "mustang". My route was to SSGT (E6), Chief Warrant Officer 3, then finished at 20 years as an LDO Marine captain (03), so, Mustang03. 10 years in tanks, 10 years in intel. Lot of good times.


Almost as many promotions as my Grandfather.. He was an "Old Corps China Marine".. joined at 15 (in 1915).. retired as a SGTMAJ in 1960 but was a CAPT in WWII. Story has it that he made SGT & Staff several times each...

:) ;) :) ;) :) ;)

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Re: Handle?? 14 years 2 months ago #831

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this is a good string. Glad it got started. Very interesting backgrounds from everyone.

Skyking: As a kid, I used to watch the TV program by the same name (kinda gives away my age, huh?). Despite my parents objections, that convinced me that I wanted to be a pilot. I realized that goal and until my recent retirement flew both military and civilian for 35 years.

And now, who knows the nickname for the Cessna 310 airplane flown in the TV program? Be careful, knowing that answer would put you in the 'youthfully aged' category. :)

Rick

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Re: Handle?? 14 years 2 months ago #834

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Guilty as charged -- I watched that show when I was a kid -- name of the plane = Songbird ...

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Re: Handle?? 14 years 2 months ago #836

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Actually, by the time the show ended there were Songbird II and Songbird III. Sky King's niece, Penny, was my first love. I think her brother's name was Clipper.
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Re: Handle?? 14 years 2 months ago #965

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Oldchief46

Started out as Oldchief when I first signed on to AOL some years ago. It fit since I was a Chief Petty Officer at the time and was a bit older than my counter parts. Down the road I dropped AOL for awhile and when I went back some retired Chief in New Orleans had the Oldchief screen name. So, I became oldchief1. Have since dropped AOL again but have kept the oldchief1 on my e-mail.

When I started logging on to different sites I found that even the oldchief1 was taken along with oldchief2, 3 and 4. So I went with oldchief46, 1946 being my birth year.

Retired as Chief Yeoman from Naval Reserve in 1993 with just over eight years active and 19 more in the reserves. Worked for the State of Oklahoma until last July 1 when I retired for good. Now that I'm past the age of 60 I'm drawing both retirements and enjoying the benefits.
Rick Stone, YNC, USN(RET)
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Re: Handle?? 14 years 1 month ago #978

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Rabeow is a carryover from the first days of internet and AOL. When I first signed up we were allowed only 1 screen name. After many, many frustrating tries I combined nicknames. Mine (Bunny or Rabbit) from my wife and hers from me (Kitty or Meow) = Rab eow. I just never changed it and use it for everything since it seems to be unique and I never have found it to be used by anyone else.

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Re: Handle?? 14 years 1 month ago #1202

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I chosse "Nomads" for ovius reason.
we move from coast to coast with no particular destination.
In nam they called me "The Bull". I was a pig handler(M-60 gunner) without assistant gunner.
So I have to hump the bush with all that plus my c-4 plastic explosives. I guess thats why they called me that.

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Re: Handle?? 14 years 1 month ago #1269

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We call the Rv: OurVee the RV(on the front plate), and since the wife has one screen name, I have another, we decided that the 'name' would be easy enough for me to remember when I come here.

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1664

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We were having trouble keeping track of different user names and passwords so we started using our grand kids name. We use one for username and the other for password.
2 yrs active, 23yrs reserve, home port Norfolk, USS Mullinnix, 1 WESTPAC cruise Retired as OS1. Just couldn't get a handle on the chiefs test. On the civi side recently retired from local utility (elec&gas) with 30 yrs. Also a town counselman for 10 yrs

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1665

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20 Years in the Navy as a corpsman and a medical service corps officer and nine years as a manager at an autozone store. Navy-Zone.

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1669

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The first part, Mike is my first name then the cfr is the old fire department acronym Crash Fire Rescue. Now it's called ARFF. I usually go by smokey which is my handle for most of my other computer uses. I retired with 33 years in the Wisconsin Air National Guard as the fire chief. I also retired with 22 years with the city of Madison, Wisconsin fire department so smokey or mikecfr is appropriate.

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1769

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Sue because that is the shortened version of my name of course. glassart is my hobby. My handle has nothing to do with my military time as a machinist mate in the Navy. My husbands handle is pianodan and even though he retired from the Navy as a Boiler Technician his handle is based on the fact that he tunes pianos now ,after retirement ,and his name is Dan.

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1779

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dcricket because in Junior High I walked by the Principals office and chirrupped like a little cricket and it has stuck to this day...the d is just indicative of my first name - Donna
I don't have a CB and am still trying to decide whether or not I want to. But if I do, I'm sure I'll be referred to as cricket too. chirrup chirrup :)

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1782

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I LOVE this thread! I see hundreds of "handles" a day using this website and I become curious. It's interesting to see why you call yourself as you do. I sure am boring with just my name.
Larry Farquhar, USAF (Ret)
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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1787

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Too bad Larry -- but if you changed your name, no one would know you -- ha, may not be a bad thing!! ;D ;D

Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself and we'll come up with a handle for you -- like a contest or a poll. Might be good to make a heading called "Larry's Handle" and then once you give us some history, we can all pick a new handle and then all vote on the best one -- or you pick the one you like -- should take it out of this thread though, so it doesn't confuse the flow of this discussion ... maybe run it for a month and then vote -- give everyone a chance to see it. M44

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1791

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M44, thanks for the idea - but I'll remain simple. If I (we) changed my "handle", I'd get confused! :P
Larry Farquhar, USAF (Ret)
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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1792

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So, Larry's new handle is ...DA DA ... "confused" ... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 10 months ago #1841

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This is easy.
Retired Floozie :)
Retired Cop :)
Two separate things.
P.S. Husband is retired CMSgt

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 9 months ago #1906

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I really enjoy hearing how everyone comes up with their "handle". Some are easy to figure out and some are not. It is sort of like reading personalized license plates. We use "no1uscfan" because we are University of South Carolins fans. Hubby is retired Master Chief after 20 years and retired law enforcement after 15. I'm retired "domestic engineer" (housewife).

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Re: Handle?? 13 years 9 months ago #1907

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We use "no1uscfan" because we are University of South Carolina fans.


All these times seeing your Handle, I thought you were University of Southern California fans! :D
Larry Farquhar, USAF (Ret)
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