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#1 KRIS FORD

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:19 AM

Howdy ALL..I'm Kris, a Navy vet ('92-'96) I was on board USS George Washington CVN-73, first in Weapons Dept, then I went to Engineering, I became a Hull Maintenance Technician by being a striker. (OJT and quals, then took test, passed E4 first time up) I was also a member of the At Sea Fire Party, the ship's fire dept, and was a nozzleman at sea (team leader in port on duty days)

My rate symbol was this:

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Before that when I was E-1-E-3, I was in Weapons, and worked in Weapons Elevators (G-4) and Bomb Assembly (G-3) Have stood MANY Armed Brow watches.

 

I have some of my old stuff to show, though sadly I didn't keep a lot of stuff..a couple things from my Gramps, a Korean War era USN vet, who served on the USS Deuel APA-160, he drove the LCVPs, then became a Quartermaster, which during his time in, the Signalman rate was reestablished so he got out as a SM3..I have a couple great pics of his service time as well.

 

I've worked at TRIJICON for almost 22 years..I am the IRON SIGHTS Team Leader and an avid AR fan (S&W MP15 with a Trijicon TA31 RCO-M4 ACOG) and shooter, I also love shotguns, especially trench guns! I have a Mossberg 500 Tactical.

 

I'm also a big KA-BAR fan, I have my gramp's, (USMC blade marked, but in a USN NORD sheath, with a later replacement handle) , a guard marked Robeson RCC USN MK2, 2 guard marked USN MK2 KA-BARs,(one is scary clean!!)  a '76 KA-BAR (parkerised) a mid 70's Camillus (and a modern Ontario version, as well as an OKC3S and JPK)

 

I've loved militaria for 35 some years, from playing army as a kid, to serving, then being in the shooting industry.

 

Looking forward to learning and sharing!

 



#2 BagmanL6

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:01 AM

Welcome aboard.



#3 Backtheattack

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

Hello Kris, welcome to the forum. Enjoy your time here.



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:16 PM

Welcome aboard! I was a Navy vet once...then they hauled me back in... :D



#5 KRIS FORD

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:39 PM

Thanks a bunch guys!!



#6 Brian Keith

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 04:57 PM

Welcome Aboard Kris!
I was issued an ACOG for my M-4 for my deployment to Afghanistan, my old eyes loved it! I turned 53 while deployed. I bought one (and a colt M-4, semi-auto) when I got home with some of my deployment money.
This is a great place to learn!
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#7 KRIS FORD

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:36 AM

Welcome Aboard Kris!
I was issued an ACOG for my M-4 for my deployment to Afghanistan, my old eyes loved it! I turned 53 while deployed. I bought one (and a colt M-4, semi-auto) when I got home with some of my deployment money.
This is a great place to learn!
BKW

 

Right on!

 

Here's my rig:

 

 

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#8 KRIS FORD

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:42 AM

I used Bravo Company M4 guards:

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