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On 1/31/2020 at 5:41 PM, Sally Stone said:

Yes.  US Army Aviator. 1977 to 1999.

woo hoo!  I was a huey crew chief from 85-87. Spent a lot of that time in Germany picking up pieces of, and flying missions for the first wave of Blackhawks that had a rocky start to service.  When it came time to reenlist they wanted me to retrain for those AND go to Ft Drum.  I said no thanks. lol


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Army 70-72  I was in Germany.

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USAF 05/1986 - 03/1990. Honorable.


Ironically, I was in my dorm room watching an episode of Mauri interviewing a Male to Female transgendered individual from a small town and thought, "hey, that's me."


So what did i do when I got out? I got a job, got married, had kids, and 30 years later, joined this forum to finally address my issues. So I bet you're probably thinking, "Say What?"


Me too.

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3 hours ago, MelanieTamara said:

So what did i do when I got out? I got a job, got married, had kids, and 30 years later, joined this forum to finally address my issues. So I bet you're probably thinking, "Say What?"


Less unusual than you think. About half of the MtFs seem to have served in one branch or another. About half of what's left over go into "ultra manly" careers like police, fire-fighters, construction, etc... Especially with us older gals. A bunch of us dove into marriage, had kids, etc... The 70's and 80's were not a great time to be trans.



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6 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

Less unusual than you think. About half of the MtFs seem to have served in one branch or another.

My understanding (from VA site) is that there is a higher percentage of transgender vets, than in the general population.

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21 years US Navy, retired as CDR (1980-2002) Pilot, intel officer.   Wonderful memories but always fearful of being found out as transgender.

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On 2/18/2021 at 10:24 PM, MelanieTamara said:

So what did i do when I got out? I got a job, got married, had kids, and 30 years later, joined this forum to finally address my issues. So I bet you're probably thinking, "Say What?"

Actually, I'm thinking, "Join the Club." That's my progression, too, but for me it was 50+ yrs, two marriages, 5 kids. When Covid lockdown started, I started transitioning, although it was October before I got serious with HRT.


I was in ANG, then USAF active 68-69, to Korea for the Pueblo Crisis. I was highly PO'ed when we got activated, but I am so very thankful now. Without VA, I would have checked out a long time ago.

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3 hours ago, Lee H said:

I was highly PO'ed when we got activated, but I am so very thankful now. Without VA, I would have checked out a long time ago.

Me too.  I was not happy to be drafted, but the VA has been a lifesaver for me.

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Hello @Margo I served one tour in the Navy (VF101 F-14) and my dad retired after 30 as a Cdr.  Welcome aboard!

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5 hours ago, Jani said:

Hello @Margo I served one tour in the Navy (VF101 F-14) and my dad retired after 30 as a Cdr.  Welcome aboard!

Thanks Jani, very glad to be here.

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USMC, Sergeant, 1982-1990, Field Radio Operator & ATC Radar Tech

TN Army National Guard, Sergeant, 2000-2007, Armorer/Supply & Combat Engineer

Police Officer, City, Patrol, 1990-1992

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Yes I served. 1973-1975 USAF.

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I served in the USAR from 2003 to 2012 as  a 92FH7, 88M, and 21W.  I was deployed to Iraq from 2005-2006 and 2009-2010.  

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