Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Duane, Jul 1, 2005.
Well, in that case, build a QB and send him to the Cowboys.
Ooooo the iceman cometh
Well, I'm a little late on this one... but here goes.
I am a sign language interpreter. In other words... I interpret for deaf people. Currently (well... when school starts again) I will be interpreting for a sr. in high school. He is a great athlete... plays right guard and is awesome! Of course I have turned him into a huge Cowboys fan over the last 3 years I have worked with him.
That is an extremely interesting thing to do.
Does the kid play for a team for deaf people or does he play on a regular team with listening kids?
Thanks WG. No he is the only deaf student at his school. He is totally mainstreemed. I am blessed, he is a great kid.
Man, I love my job
That's a wonderful thing you do. Congrats. I can only imagine how fulfilling your job must be.
Of course you're doing well on your second job too... converting children into Cowboy fans.
Professional internet geek.
Forum junkie. (I'm a member in about 25 and help moderate 3.)
Official behind-the-scenes member of the vast right-wing conspiracy.
I'm a fundraising consultant for a wide assortment of conservative lobbying groups/non-profits/candidates.
Which should come as no surprise to anyone who visits the Political Forum with any regularity.
Communication Systems Coordinator (whatever that is) for an electric utility...
I work for General Motors producing SUV's, primarily the Tahoe, Yukon Denali, and the big one....the Chevy Suburban.
I work in the Reliability Dept there, which is basically inspection and parts specifications.
So you've been getting the employee discount for a long time now.
I'm late on this thread but whatever. I'm an attorney.
I'm a student working for my somewhat overdue MS in industrial management and engineering (engineering degree) and possibly a BS in economics if I can find the time for it.
I also work extra supplying internet access to weirdos and pervs, i.e. I work at an internet café.
My mom works on the assembly line in Arlington. She been there so long, she's just a touchy feely quality control person now.
Well the job that earns the money is US Navy (19 years on 14 July). I am an Aerographer's Mate (or meteorologist).
My favorite jobs are being a father to my 2 kids (13 & 10), husband to my wife and #1 Cowboys fan. :starspin
Arlington is our arch rival, as assembly plants go, them and Silao, Mexico make the same products we make and if GM decides to close one of those three plants, chances are it will be Janesville, WI. because our plant is by far the oldest.
I have been offered transfers to Arlington but moving my family is not in the plans unless it is required due to a plant closure. Being a Cowboy fan, I would love the chance to be near the stadium for games, but I do love Wisconsin and leaving here would be really hard. I have 20 years at this location and the workforce here is outstanding..........the people are great.
Plus, I am a big time Wisconsin Badger fan and also support the Brewers and Bucks. The only state team I don't support is Green Bay.....I hate them.
It usually extends to the entire immediate family but now everyone gets it, and I am happy GM did this because their sales are up over 40%.
Now ....I would love for GM to offer a 10 year warranty like Kia and Mitsubishi, but I doubt we see that......not in my lifetime anyway.
My mom faced the same decision you are when I was a kid. They told her that her choices would be to xfer to Detroit or take a package. It was right around my high school days, too. I was in major hissy mode at the thought of leaving. Fortunately, that's when they changed the scope of the plant from building everything to just trucks. She got to keep her job...then.
Now with the new round of layoffs coming in the next few years, she may not make it through since she's close to the 30-year mark. She told me the other day if they offered her a package, she'd take it this time. Apparently, all the lil miniature layoffs they've been having this year have made her want to retire early. I'm hoping she does actually. Working on that line has caused her to have three knee surgeries and she's still not walking all that great even now.
Anyway, good luck up in Wisconsin. Hopefully you won't have to transfer, but if you do, the metroplex (DFW) is not a bad place to live.
I work for the South Florida Bulls (USF) football team. Hopefully this'll get my foot in the door of a professional team sometime in the near future. My dream would be Valley Ranch, but I'll settle with One Buc (they're getting a new facility anyway...really nice)
United States Navy... 19 years and 4 months now. I am the Waist Catapults Chief on the USS Carl Vinson... we operate and maintain the catapults that take a 20-30 ton aircraft from 0 to 180 mph in about 2.5 to 3 seconds. I love doing it, can't imagine doing anything else. The only drawback is that I am presently on my 7th deployment and miss my wife and my sons more and more each day.
Here is a little update that I sent to a few of you yesterday on our status...
Carl Vinson Strike Group Concludes Persian Gulf Operations
By Journalist 3rd Class (SW) William Lopez,
USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs
ABOARD USS CARL VINSON (NNS) -- The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group
concluded operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and maritime security
operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf June 30. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group
is scheduled to replace the Vinson Strike Group.
Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 launched more than 6,500 sorties, totaling more
than 20,000 flight hours, in support of OIF and MSO since relieving USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75) March 19.
"I couldn't be more pleased with the performance of the Carl Vinson Strike Group during our time
here in the Arabian Gulf," said Rear Adm. Bruce Clingan, Commander of the Carl Vinson Strike
"Our Sailors and Marines played a vital role in supporting the Iraqi and multinational troops that
are working together to set the security and stability conditions that will provide the Iraqi
people an opportunity for self determination.
"They've also helped make the Arabian Gulf a safer place for trade and commerce and a more
difficult place for international terrorists to operate," continued Clingan.
"The broad spectrum of effects the Carl Vinson Strike group has achieved in concert with those
of other coalition and U.S. forces have contributed to the progress being made in the
region," he said.
Shortly after arriving in the Gulf, Carl Vinson Sailors learned they had earned the right to wear
the Battle "E" ribbon for their work leading up to this deployment. The Battle "E" recognizes a
command's sustained superior performance in an operational environment through the previous
Operating in the Gulf, the crew faced long, continuous days of flight operations, general
quarters training, underway replenishments, and myriad other daily tasks.
The ship and air wing team met each challenge with their utmost attention and determination.
"The Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 9 team has simply done a superb job during our time in the
Gulf," said Carl Vinson Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Donegan. "In the stifling heat of the
Gulf in the summer they have performed flawlessly while working 13-and-a-half-hour fly
"This global-combat deployment has required us to do the full spectrum of operational missions,
and each and every time, the crew has risen to the challenge," he said.
Vinson also saw more than a year of inspirational leadership, dedication and hard work pay off
when the ship earned the honor of flying both the Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist and Enlisted
Surface Warfare Specialist Pennants.
The pennants signify that all Sailors E5-and-below with more than 18 months on
board have earned their warfare qualification, a significant achievement that is rarely earned by
an aircraft carrier.
"I couldn't be more proud of the crew and what they have accomplished," said Vinson's
Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Renall Evans. "In my twenty-five years of service, I have never
heard of an aircraft carrier earning the right to fly both enlisted warfare pennants. It really says a
lot, especially out here in the Gulf."
The Sailors and Marines on board Carl Vinson made port visits to Manama, Bahrain, and two
visits to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Despite having worked long hours while underway, many
lent a hand to the local communities by participating in various community relations
events while in port. During their time in the Gulf, the crew participated in 13 events that
helped schools, shelters, and churches by refurbishing buildings, repairing equipment, and
spending quality time with disadvantaged children.
"Although 'Gold Eagle' Sailors donate huge amounts of their time, talent, and labor in foreign
ports, they always receive back much more than they give," said Carl Vinson Chaplain, Lt. Dan
After Carl Vinson's departure from the Gulf, the ship will transit to its new homeport in Norfolk,
Va. Vinson's home port change is in support of its refuel and complex overhaul (RCOH)
shipyard period, scheduled to begin this fall in Newport News, Va.
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group includes Carrier Strike Group 3, Carrier Air Wing 9,
Destroyer Squadron 31, the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the
guided-missile destroyers USS O'Kane (DDG 77) and USS Mustin (DDG 89), and the fast
combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2).
The squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 9 include the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron
(VFA) 146, the Argonauts of VFA-147, the Black Knights of VFA-154, the Death Rattlers of
Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 323, the Screwbirds of Sea Control Squadron 33, the
Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112, the Yellow Jackets of Electronic
Attack Squadron 138, the Providers of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron 30, and the
Eightballers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 8.
MSO is aimed at setting the conditions for security and stability in the maritime
environment. Illicit activity at sea has a global impact. MSO pressurizes the maritime
environment and is the single most significant component of the conventional maritime effort
For related news, visit the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander,
U.S. 5th Fleet Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/cusnc/.
See you in the States later this month!!!