This is a discussion on USAF TSgt: Hello from San Antonio within the New Users forums, part of the Lobby category; Hello everyone!
About me: I am a 12-year active duty Air Force member. I've been married to the same wonderful woman for 11 years, and ...
About me: I am a 12-year active duty Air Force member. I've been married to the same wonderful woman for 11 years, and we have four children together. I'm a born again Christian, a voter, a gun enthusiast, an environmentalist, a fiscal and moral conservative, and I write my elected officials regularly. I am a new handun owner. I spent the past year researching, etc., and I just bought a KP345PR at the local Sportsman's Warehouse. I have had a growing interest in firearms for several years, largely thanks to my late father-in-law. He was an old rifleman from boyhood, and he died with his boots on, so to speak. An experienced private pilot, he died in a plane crash recently. I owe him a lot, but among it all I count the love of firearms and shooting sports as one of the biggest gifts he gave me.
Welcome from NTex....glad to have you...stainless fits Tx. real well...I just cleaned the two I carry and both had rust under the grips on the stainless...hot'n sweaty Texas....where's your home state?
Howdy stainless, and a big wellcome from Louisiana. Recently traveled through you neck of the woods and went to the wild animal park up north of town. Pretty part of the country you have there, except for the humidity it would make a great retirement place. Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I hope when it's my time, I get to go out while doing something I enjoy.
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! Nice to meet you all. In answer to questions: I am California born, but I was raised all over the Western United States (we moved quite a bit.) I graduated from Rocky Mountain High (no kidding) in Ft. Collins, Colorado. (<--wonderful place!) Then I went to Colorado State University, also in Ft. Collins, where I spent two years before I enlisted in the Air Force. I promptly met the woman of my dreams, and four months later she was pregnant with our first of four children. Boy, Boy, Girl, Boy.
Here's the SSgt (E-5) insignia
and here is the SrA (E-4) insignia:
Basically, the Airmen grades have stripes that terminate in the blue field around the star; the NCO grades have rockers that go all the way underneath the star (one rocker is an E-5, two is an E-6); and the Senior NCO grades have chevrons (one for Master Sergeant, two for Senior, three for Chief) that go above the TSgt stripes.
It's great to chat with all of you. I look forward to seeing you around the boards.