A Gentleman and a Rogue

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank you to all the Veterans out there

I just want to say thank you to all the Veterans out there for serving in your country's armed forces. I'm a Veteran myself, having served in the US ARMY between 1986-1997 as an MP (Military Police). I thought I'd share a little bit about my Army life with you all today.


Taken in Butzbach, 1990. This was at my dining-in at PLDC. (Primary Leadership Development) The guy in the picture is my husband. We met at PLDC and married in NOV 14 1991.



Taken in East Germany in 1988. I am wearing my Class "B" uniform. This is in East Berlin at Treptower Park.



In Fulda, Germany NOV 1989, right after the fall of the wall.



Taken in Kaspovar, Hungary in 1997.


Me in my Dress Blues, OCT 1997.


I went to Ft. McCellan, AL in JUL 1986 to attend my Basic & AIT Training. I finished in NOV 1986.


My Duty assignments:

Munster, Germany
295th MP Company, Romulus, NY
11th ACR, Fulda/Bad Hersfeld, Germany
NTC Ft. Irwin, CA
127th MP Co., Hanau, Germany
90 Day Deployment to Taszar,Hungary JUL-OCT 1997.

A Little About Veterans Day:

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11th. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

In June 1954 Armistice was replaced with Veterans Day in the United States and it's been that way since.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day


If you're a Veteran, feel free to share your branch service. Where have you been? When did you get out? Give a shout out to the military member in your family.

Most of all, feel free to thank a Veteran for their service. They really appreciate it.

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for your service, Stephanie. How exciting it must have been to be in Germany after the wall fell.

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    1. Thank you Missy. I enjoyed my time in Germany very much.
      Smiles
      Steph

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  2. Thanks for your service, Steph! You're a credit to our country.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie.
      Ladies, thank you for your patience. I'm doing NaNoWriMo this month so I'm a little behind. Sigh... It's the madness of the month, isn't it.
      Smiles
      Steph

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  3. Thankyou for your service Stephanie:) I was USN 1980-1991 Stationed in SanDiego, Australia and New Zealand. Communications.

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    1. Daph, thank you for your services. Sounds like you went to some really interesting places too!

      Smiles
      Steph

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  4. What an interesting challenge in life. At least you got to travel. I am sure that was fun. lol. I have always wonderered how did one get to be an MP. Can you share your journey?

    I feel I got to know you a tad bit better. :-) Thank you for your service.

    Thanks also for sharing Stephanie!

    How did you make the leap from the service to author? Just curious.

    Belinda G
    belgre@comcast.net

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    1. Belinda, Back in 1986 there were some requirements. I think you had to score a min 100 on the miliary entrance test called ASWAB. As a female there was a height requirement - you had to be 504. I was 506. Once I met the requirements I picked MP because it sounded really exciting. They showed a tape about the law enforcement aspect, but being an MP at the time also involved knowledge of the POV mission of the MP and physical security as well.

      I left the service in 1997 and began working on getting seriously published. I've been writing since I was 6 so it was something that I always did. While I was in the military, I wrote mainly poetry.

      Smiles
      Steph

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