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  1. #31
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    Jun 2012
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    I was testing computer systems on the Node 2 of the International Space Station at Redstone Arsenal.

    That day started me on a path I'm still on today.

    I ain't forgot, never will.

  2. #32
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    Feb 2013
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    5th grade computer class. Learned and absorbed more that day than I could fully understand at the time but it certainly helped shape me in the years to come.

    Will never forget.

  3. #33
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    Dec 2009
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    Recent college grad living with my future wife in a cramped small apartment not far from DC. She was working down near Bethesda I think at a client and I was at home. She called and I turned on the news. I was a volunteer FF at the time and heard on the scanner how about every station in the county was getting toned out to transfer to Northern VA. Our paid day crew was transferred to south county I think.

    Knowing that most stations are staffed with paid men during the day I new this was going to be an issue so I headed to the firehouse around lunch time. Apparently I wasn't the only one thinking that way as there was enough volunteer guys there already for one crew and shortly thereafter we had enough to staff two engines and the tower plus some. Enough to cover any call in the city short of a large commercial box. Side note.. I hate how the unions around here bash vollys, but I digress.

    One of our guys was at the Pentagon. He made it out fine and loaded up some buddies there and took them home on his way out cause it was a CF. Traffic was completely FUBAR. I think he had to take 301 up from Fredricksburg back up through Southern MD. It took him hours to get home. He got back to the firehouse like late afternoon. When Im thinking SHTF around here I never forget that little fact. At one time I was thinking about having some kind of inflatable raft to get back across if I was working on the other side of the river lol.

    7M3

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