Good Enough for Government Work ~ NOT!

Sometimes the way government works, or fails to in some cases, is so sorry that it’s laughable.

Back in active duty days, before the government charge card, my rule of thumb used to be to never screw with anything having to do with finance. If going TDY or PCSing and needing money upfront for travel or per diem costs, don’t take advance pay and hope to settle when I return or complete moving.…

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HIARNG units on the move per da Gov

Guard units got activated for assistance with COVID-19 efforts. I saw on social media some people commenting that, oh, at least it’s not a real deployment (referencing danger). Think about it though. With COVID-19 assistance and containment efforts, it’s even MORE dangerous. They’re like the first responders, on the scene and breaching that 6-feet social distancing in order to do their jobs and help people.…

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I think this is one of our original Kunians Jim Sipp?

I look for old friends, acquaintances, and Army buddies/associates from time to time. Particularly of the original USACC/USAISC Det Comm crew since we were sort of all closely associated as we came to Hawaii as a team. One of them was Jimm Sipp, SP5. After he left Hawaii I never heard from him again, and neither has anybody else from the original unit that I keep in touch with.…

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Bill Jarboe

I first met Bill Jarboe as SP5 Jarboe at Ft. Ritchie, MD on my first assignment after AIT. He and I both then got picked for the project Kunia assignment, so went TDY to Ft. Gordon for SATCOM school and then 4 months training at Ft. Meade before going to Kunia, HI. I ran into him in Korea after the Hawaii assignment, him by then out of the Army and working as a contractor.…

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Eva Concannon from Kunia Days

I don’t know how, but I was killing time and surfing the web and I came across this piece on some web site called Irish Central. The pic… her (old OD green fatigues with the USACC/USAISC patch) Army picture caught my eye (I had that pic linked here from the irishcentral.com site but it disappeared!), and I stared at the pic.…

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