Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Newbie from the North

  1. #1
    Private
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Rush City, MN
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Newbie from the North

    Hello from the northern land of 10,000 lakes. I'm a mere novice the world of military vehicles though I do have a great interest with them. I am currently still in high school, but I joined the Army National Guard as an 88M which is a Motor Transport Operator. I will get to learn how to operate a large variety of military vehicles but only the ones with wheels. My goal is to learn a lot from this forum until I can purchase my own HMMWV.

  2. #2
    Administrator steelsoldiers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    MVPA
    22215
    Posts
    4,993
    Thanks
    499
    Thanked 5,618 Times in 379 Posts

    Default

    Welcome to the site, Cadet! We’re glad to have you!
    Chris Stansbury, founder of Chris' CUCV Homepage in 1998 and Steel Soldiers in 1999.

    Current:
    1969 Kaiser Jeep M756A2
    1962 Dodge M37B1

    Gone, but not forgotten:
    M1009, M35A2, M1009, M561, 404 Mog, M818, M923A2, M931A1, M1008, M925A2, M998

    HUGE M925A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uPlSnZ

    HUGE M923A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uO2g3K

    Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to steelsoldiers For This Useful Post:

    CADET115 (02-02-2019)

  4. #3
    2 Star General fasttruck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    612
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 279 Times in 151 Posts

    Default

    Success in the military requires: read the reading. The Army has a TM for everything now most likely on a CD. Any piece of equipment you are responsible for should be maintained as if is your own because if it breaks guess who is walking home or whose mission is in the wind. The key to success in military transport ops is to be in the right place with the right stuff at the right time .Your mission is to support somebody else's mission not to screw that mission up. Read the LO for your equipment. Guarantee the hard to reach grease points will have been neglected by the last user. In Vietnam your number one enemy was your buddy, number two was your own equipment furnished by the low bidder and maintained by untrained personnel with unauthorized tools and parts, and finally the Cong were a distant third. More people were killed by motor vehicle accidents without enemy participation than by combat itself. Stay safe.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to fasttruck For This Useful Post:

    CADET115 (02-02-2019)

  6. #4
    4 Star General Tracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Hawthorne, NV.
    Posts
    1,870
    Thanks
    3,701
    Thanked 1,961 Times in 869 Posts

    Default

    Cadet, welcome aboard from Nevada.
    1972 M35A2C W/W, 1986 M105A2, 1953 M38A1, S250 Shelter. "He was old and wise, which meant tired and disappointed" T.E. Lawrence

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Tracer For This Useful Post:

    CADET115 (02-02-2019)

  8. #5
    4 Star General dmetalmiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    London England
    Posts
    4,281
    Thanks
    444
    Thanked 2,413 Times in 1,232 Posts

    Default

    Welcome to the site, And an introduction to what may well be a long and interesting career and hobby.
    DIAMOND T M20.
    M54A2 I.H. M62. wrecker
    M54A2 5 Ton (with Radio Body. ex praga command station)
    M45 530C fire truck
    M561 Gamma Goat
    1942 Ford Jeep (with underfloor tulsa winch)
    1945 Willys Jeep (with V8 flathead Engine) And now 'that' overdrive'..

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to dmetalmiki For This Useful Post:

    CADET115 (02-02-2019)

  10. #6
    4 Star General m715mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Montgomery, Texas
    Posts
    1,728
    Thanks
    3,400
    Thanked 1,853 Times in 794 Posts

    Default

    Cadet, welcome to the site. And thank you for volunteering to serve. I’m greatful.

    I too got into this hobby while in highschool. The first vehicle I owned was a MV. The trucks are awesome, but the people associated with this hobby are even better.

    Enjoy the vehicles. Have fun. And stay safe.
    1972 Reo Motors M35A2 w/w
    1987 Turtle Mountain M105A2 (2/11 VSE Rework)

    Previously owned:
    1968 Alvis Stalwart MK II (Stal II 484)
    1966 Am General M35A2 wo/w
    1967 Kaiser M715

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to m715mike For This Useful Post:

    CADET115 (02-02-2019)

  12. #7
    Bet on a clean Corvette rchalmers3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Posts
    1,925
    Thanks
    641
    Thanked 430 Times in 282 Posts

    Default

    Hello from South Carolina. This is the best bunch of people I know. Well, it's the only buncha people I know. Well, I don't really know them....

    Anyway, welcome aboard!

    Rick

  13. #8
    2 Star General SCM35A2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Florence, SC
    Posts
    681
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 531 Times in 273 Posts

    Default

    Welcome to the site!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •