What do/did you do for a living?

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  1. OldRider

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    I work for MMC Contractors as a virtual design and construction coordinator.
     
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    slane01 Moderator Staff Member

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    Mark,

    Welcome to SSW!
     
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    Leprechaun83 SSW Support Staff

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    Yes Welcome!
     
  4. gemery

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    Hard to believe it has been a year already. One year ago yesterday I walked out the door of the station and retired from full time police work. I did go back a few weeks later for an awards ceremony, note the word "Retired" at the bottom of the patch on my uniform. One of my trainees snapped this picture.
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  5. slane01

    slane01 Moderator Staff Member

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    Great Pic! I am sure time has probably flown by in the last year. I have alot of retired friends that keep telling me "we don't know how we had time to work!" Congrats on the 1 year anniversary :) May you enjoy many years to come!
     
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    Truck driver for a sand and gravel company that also has seven ready mix plants. Mostly drive a quad axle dump truck but run loader a lot also. Deliver bedding sand to large dairy farms as well as keep our concrete plants supplied with material. Wife works at 3M Company.

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    RZRRich SSW Director Staff Member

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    Welcome Colter, glad you joined us here at SSW. :wink:
     
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    Welcome to the SSW Colter. That truck and loader make great "offices".
     
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    Currently I am the Chief of our City PD
    Currently I am the Chief of Police for our City PD. 37 years service thus far.
     
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    I'm a Fire Captain for the DOE in Oak Ridge, TN at the Y-12 National Security Complex. I've been in the fire service since 1981.
     
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    Paul, what's Y-12 national security complex?

    Chief, welcome to SSW!
     
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    If I told you, I'd have to kill you. ;) Originally it's where the US enriched the uranium for the first atomic bomb used in WW II. It has had other related missions over the years. Or to quote from the public website.

    "The Y‑12 National Security Complex is a premier manufacturing facility dedicated to making our nation and the world a safer place and plays a vital role in the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Security Enterprise.

    Y‑12 helps ensure a safe and effective U.S. nuclear weapons deterrent. We also retrieve and store nuclear materials, fuel the nation’s naval reactors, and perform complementary work for other government and private-sector entities.

    Since 1943, Y‑12 has played a key role in strengthening our country’s national security and reducing the global threat from weapons of mass destruction.

    Y‑12 has evolved to become the complex the nation looks to for support in protecting America's future, developing innovative solutions in manufacturing technologies, prototyping, safeguards and security, technical computing and environmental stewardship."

    Whew.
     
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    So it's a facility that handles all or most aspects of nuclear material. Sounds like you've had to have a lot of special training.
     
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    You could say that, there are some special things we need to know out there.
     
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    I am a Correctional Officer / Locksmith at the Arizona Department of Corrections.
     
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    Too funny - he would get along with my BS ( but wonderful) husband!!!
     
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    Small engine and heavy equipment mechanic.
     
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    A ton of odd jobs in my younger days from fry cook, grease monkey to construction & roofing, 30 years at the GM Fairfax plant retired in 2012. Started as a volunteer firefighter in '83, still serving as Asst. Chief (or as some would say Ass Chief) & EMT and my most important job as Grandpa!
     
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    Retired Military, wounded warrior. Former Marine, Army and Navy. Had to retire from the "brown water Navy" due to injuries sustained while serving overseas, not the way I wanted to do my 20 years, but it is what it is. "remember, the only easy day was yesterday". Currently a small arms instructor, emergency disaster response instructor, gunsmith and a special tactical arms instructor and father to a round and tough 10 yr old son named 'Diesel'.
    When I'm not at the VA getting repaired myself, I'm working on my toys. IMG_20150910_130544974_HDR.jpg
     
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