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Hi everyone!

 

Name: Johnny

Age: 40ish

Occupation: small retail business owner

Location: Philippines

 

Interest: AFV, surface warships. Ground and naval TOEs, AR-15s, IPSC, almost-retired scale modeller

 

Comments : I can now remember why I wasn't been able to post when I registered the first time. I wasn't able to received the validation mails. Only just yesterday (after almost four years!), TomasCTT was kind enough to help me to contact the mods/staff regarding my problem.

 

Thanks, Tomas!

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Updated info to reflect name change:

 

Formerly known as VenerableDamePW aka VDPW

 

Name: Karmen (legal spelling is Carman!)

 

Age: 56 - empty nester mother, grandmother, no spouse

 

Occupation: Currently unemployed but not given up (disabling arthritis issues)

 

Service: No. Civi but I care and my attitude is "Support Our Troops" even if not the mission, "If you love your freedom, Thank a Veteran! as well as those who lay their lives on the line to help and protect the rest of us."

 

Location: SE BC Canadian, eh.

 

Interests: Family, friends, people in general, history - personal family and general, geneology, whats happening, learning other POV, and so much more

 

Comments: Found Tanknet through a friend in 2004. Am "known" in here by a few members personally, my real name and all info, but choose to use a handle in here. Tanknet and TN-ers have stretched my mind with knowledge and introduced me to more of the world and its happenings, as well as bestowed friendship, fun, love and affection, information and help, and the odd wollop on me. "BEHAVE SCHNELL" TN tempers me but rarely gets me in a temper. It's all good.

 

Tanknet, for me, is kind of like that old song "Fascination Captured My Heart" ... and thank you all for putting up with me, a "strangest amongst us" woman and a civi at that. Only military types could tough me out and toughen me up like you lot. Thanks.

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As we're all joining in, you can jab a pointer here (ish):

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&i...8a2959eb8ca6255

 

Although Ken and I are both in Seattle, I am in the north end somewhat and he is rather far to the south (not properly even in the city limits I think) yet it put us both downtown, which makes a certain amount of sense, but about six blocks apart...?

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Hey! My pointer says I live on "skid row"! How the hell did that happen? My neighborhood isn't rich but it's not that bad. :lol:

 

Your skid row is but a pale imitation of the real thing!

 

Seattle claims to have originated the term, skidding logs down the hill to the Yesler saw mill and having out of work loggers populating Pioneer Square at the foot of the hill.

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Wow. I was sure I posted in this topic ages ago.

 

Name: Ted W. Shipley (Got Edmund from Kingmaker game because Ted was taken on Heavy Metal in 96 or 97)

Age: 47.5

Occupation: Federal Auditor

Service: None

Location: Westminster, Colorado USA

Interests: Tanks, Planes, and big boats (Really big boats). Also like, Wargames, Space games, D&D like games, World conquest games (Age of empires, Risk, Axis and Allies, Thrid Riech, Hearts of Iron 2 and 3 etc.)reading, and HO scale Model RR.

Comments: A long time ago in a place far away I was searching the internet for information on Panzer mk III tanks and came across a forum called "Heavy Metal" I have been annoying the members of all variations ever since. A man has to aspire to something.

 

Just for grins

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Guest KerryTT

Name: Kerry

Age: 47

Country: United States

Service: None

Interest: Civil Air Patrol (since 77), Military History, Wargaming and RPGs, Anime, Sci fi and Fantasy.

Comments: Have been reading tank net for years. Will still probably end up mostly lurking.

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Name: Kerry

Age: 47

Country: United States

Service: None

Interest: Civil Air Patrol (since 77), Military History, Wargaming and RPGs, Anime, Sci fi and Fantasy.

Comments: Have been reading tank net for years. Will still probably end up mostly lurking.

 

Welcome to TankNet!! Are you a pilot? We have a few here. Sadly, due to money issues, I had to step back from flying about 3 years ago. I am looking forward to getting back into it, though. I also let my CAP membership lapse.

 

All that said, there are plenty of aviation-related topics you can add your experience to.

 

Don't be a stranger!!

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Seeing as I'm coming up on my 5 year anniversary of joining the forum and just made my second post I figure I should increase my post count by 50% and introduce myself somewhat.

 

Name: I'll stick with AT90 in public for now.

Age: 41

Country: Canada

Service: Going into my 24th year in the CF. 21 years or so messing with ammo.

Interest: Well, somehow ammo has become an interest. History somewhat, working with metal things (except bicycles). Hiking and kayaking. Computer games in spurts (especially during the winter). Snow and ice is not an interest.

Tanknet: Found my way with a google search, and immediately bookmarked it. One of my daily reads.

Comments: I post on Army.ca as Ammotech90, so I recognize some of the names here.

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Name: Erramontxu Aristizabal Aranzabal

Age: 48, and (very much) Roman Catholic

Country: From the Adur river to the Nervion.

Service: None

Interest: Other than being Founder President of the first Bilbao's Athletic club official fan association in San Sebastian, history, beer, history, books, history, Heavy metal, history, and old British Ealing films

Tanknet: Had been browsing for years before daring to suscribe.

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Name - Kris

Age - 31

Country - USA

Service: No military service to speak of but I have served as a police officer.

Interest: Wine. women, and song

Tanknet: Located Tanknet through Google.

Comments: Many thanks to Rocky Davis and the Staff for helping me get my account verified.

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Name Arawa

Age 36

Country New Zealand

Service No military service only parliamentary

Interests RKBA - history - law - anything with an engine

Comments Kingsargent rocked

 

Actually, the only rock that King liked was Creedence Clearwater Revival, and he only liked that because I prefaced it with some Hendrix, which almost drove him out of the car. King liked marching band and bagpipe music, although I also introduced him to more modern Celtic music, which he liked.

 

But, yeah, in his own way, he "rocked".

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Well, this thread has been staring at me from the top of the FFZ for long enough

Name: Max Hammick
Age: 19 and 1/4
Country: Dorchester, Dorset, UK. As (probably) the most southern english member I wanna pin!
Service: nada. I was in the ATC and had dreams of becoming a fast jet pilot, but reality kicked in
Interest: Many and varied. includes pyrotechnics (the 6" fire support the crowd is SCREAMING for!), motorbikes and asking stupid questions, although I'm sure I'll run out of them eventually
Disinterest: Tanks. Cannot stand the things
Tanknet: First heard about it from jakec's grate sighttm IIRC. Lurked for a month or two, made a profile about a year ago. Haven't looked back since.
Comments: To Learn is Good. The Tank is Good. To Learn so much about Tanks? Heaven.

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Name: CG9603

 

Age: 43

 

Country: United States

 

Service: None, though I appreciate and am grateful for the sacrifices of those who have served.

 

Interests: Naval, Air, and Space. Also tactics and strategies. Also advocating for victims of false accusations.

 

Comments: I've read tank-net for years, since the late 1990s. It was about time for me to de-lurk, and register.

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Name: Aaron

Age: 29

Country: New Zealand was born in Rhodesia, refuse to call it by its other name :angry2:

Service: None Dad Served for 35 years - How about 'Soldier of Fortune'... or is that too much of a cliché??

Interest: Rhodesian Bush War, South African Border War and the AML-90

Tanknet: Reading it since I first got the net, joined up and didnt do much, decided to say hi and the rest is history

Comments:

 

 

Danny Archer: Well, Americans usually are.

Maddy Bowen: ...Says the white South African?

Danny Archer: Ts ts ts ts. I'm from Rhodesia!

Maddy Bowen: We say Zimbabwe now, don't we?

Danny Archer: Do we?

 

Danny Archer: Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other? Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago.

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Name: Jason

 

Age: 29 (as of this reply)

 

Country: USA, the great liberal haven of Massachusetts (and no, I'm not a liberal).

 

Service: Four years active duty, US Army, 19K20 (Sgt/Tank gunner). Five years USAR and NG, MOS varies. Currently 11H20 - member of an anti-tank detachment (TOW missiles) attached to 1-181 Infantry, MAARNG. I've seen and taken part in the full spectrum of ground based combat arms now, armor, artillery and infantry. Maybe I can find myself a nice aviation unit to get into next..... :)

 

Interest: Tanks, military history, music, sports (except basketball), good beer, good food, wine, travel (when I can), mountain biking, running, playing roller and ice hockey, building military models.

 

Tanknet: Found Brunk's forum by accident about six months before it went under. My first post was telling Gotz he didn't know what the f*ck he was talking about on the "US Equipment sucks" thread. Been on Tanknet from the beginning, plank owner and active member of moderating staff.

 

Comments: This is first Internet forum (in it's original Brunk form) I posted on, registered on, or visited. It is the only forum I visit on a regular basis (daily, several times a day). We have a great group of regulars here, and lots of knowledge. I think what I appreciate most, though, is the international input and viewpoints available here (even if I don't agree with them all the time). The fact that we keep this place civil is one of the reasons it is the best forum online IMHO.

Figured this should be the first place I visit in my return. :)

 

Well, after quite an extended hiatus from the hallowed halls of Tanknet I have returned. Most of the above info is still correct. Age is quite considerably higher now though, I'm about to turn 40 in a few weeks. I am no longer in the service. I don't play hockey any longer as my knees and back are shot. I haven't visited in about four years until speaking with Mike Eastes the other night and deciding to re-visit the the old stomping grounds.

 

This is my first post here since 2008.

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Well, after quite an extended hiatus from the hallowed halls of Tanknet I have returned. Most of the above info is still correct. Age is quite considerably higher now though, I'm about to turn 40 in a few weeks. I am no longer in the service. I don't play hockey any longer as my knees and back are shot. I haven't visited in about four years until speaking with Mike Eastes the other night and deciding to re-visit the the old stomping grounds.

 

This is my first post here since 2008.

 

Geez, turning 40?!? I still peg you at late 20s. :D

 

Welcome back Jason! Ye olde tyme members are greatly missed, and them being back just makes TN better. B)

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Name: Frank

Age: 35 and counting
Country: Germany

Occupation: Wunderwaffe :) - i.e. building internet stuff for paying & grateful customers
Service: I got drafted into the Bundeswehr and served with the Panzergrenadiere
Interests:
Comments: Some of you know may know me even before I was member of Tanknet by means of my oldest Brother, @BansheeOne. I got sucked into an I&I in Berlin, and now it seems there was now reasonable way to avoid being on the forum. :)

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