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Hello from Offutt AFB!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ICeMAnAbk, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. ICeMAnAbk

    ICeMAnAbk Member

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    Hello all,

    I'm Andy, I'm atm Active Duty Air Force, before this, I was a sign maker for 7 years, from 18-25. ran a small 1 man shop out near Scranton PA. I was deployed for a while in the middle east, came back with some cash, and you betcha! I got a plotter and some vinyl, starting all over again, however, it's a hobby of mine at the moment given the current circumstances.

    I've done many hats. Been in the bucket, climbed all over billboards, illuminated cabinets, design, wood, metal, paint, air brushed, vinyl, digital, printery stuff (cards, post card, etc), even did silk screening t shirts as well as tie dyes. I usually keep up to date by reading either SignCraft or Sign Builder Illustrated, and at times, I venture down the road of curiousity and see what new technologies have came out (The LED craze...).

    As a Military member, I work on high end electronics, mostly FAA equipment, assisting in ground to air communications, telephone/radio switches, weather equipment, landing aids, and navigational aids. Fun stuff.

    In 2006, I saw the housing market start to tumble, by the end of 08, I thought it was the wise thing to get out of a civilian job and join the armed forces for personal reasons (originally what I wanted to do), and for a stable income to recover from the beating I took on some land and poor choices. Here in 2012, I'm getting back into the sign game, making some changes and adjustments from my past experiences. Still very knowledgeable and have a lot of little tricks.
     
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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Canada!
     
  3. Sign Up Graphics

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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  4. PHILJOHNSON

    PHILJOHNSON Sales Manager

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    Welcome

    Hello and a warm welcome from Seattle, WA!
     
  5. Red Ball

    Red Ball Active Member

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    Welcome from the Kingdom of Texas!
    And I am grateful for your service!
     
  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Thank you for serving:wavingflag:

    And :Welcome: to the forums from PA. OlllllO:unclesam:
     
  7. dlcled

    dlcled Member

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    welcome from China
     
  8. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    :Welcome: from IL
     
  9. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Welcome from AZ! Have a lot of family in the Scranton - Wilkes Barre area.
     
  10. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Hello!! When I was 10-12 years old my Dad's company built a bunch of off base housing in Capehart. I helped him out in the summers, so I know the area well. I always thought I was cool cause I had a contractor card to get on base (we did stuff over there too) Back then it was SAC. Welcome from Neb City, south of you 40 miles!!!
     
  11. ICeMAnAbk

    ICeMAnAbk Member

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    Thanks everyone for the welcomes! I've been browsing the board tonight just seeing what you've got on here, and quite a bit of info! Some things I wish I knew back when I tried gilding, striping, paints, large stuff... ugh, list goes on and on. Awesome library of information.

    Hey Mosh. Ya, The housing over there is very nice, of course well kept (or they feel the wrath!), I live in the old bellevue area. pretty nice. No military poking at my lawn. I was down in Nebraska city bout a month ago. I thought it would be bigger since it's a city haha. nice area though man. I ment to send you a msg, I saw you were from Nebraska and mentioned Omaha area in a post. I'm actually lookin to make some side cash or help out here and there for weekends or projects if Im given time to go on vacation to do it. Already an experienced hand, so what's there to lose ya know.

    Still just keeping things on the hobby level. Seeing you worked on base before... you know how they like to get about stuff. Don't need that probe sticking in my hobby either.
     
  12. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    I remember working up there and they had a guy going around seriously mesuring the grass!!!! Next time you are down in "THE CITY" look me up. I am on the busiest corner in town right aross from the Courthouse! (Oldest public building still in use in Nebraska) Just ask anyone in town where the Mosh is at....you need some printing, cutting, materials let me know!
     
  13. baxter gamble

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    Hello from the Last Frontier.
     
  14. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from OK
     
  15. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

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    Welcome from California
     
  16. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from cali :thumb:
     
  17. JoySigns

    JoySigns Member

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    Welcome from Lincoln - right next door!
     
  18. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Welcome from PA.................

    :wavingflag: Even more so, thank you for your service.....:wavingflag:






    Mosh's corner is only busy cause he has a red light in his window at night. :rolleyes:
     
  19. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Welcome and Thank you. I will be installing a Roland VS Printer/Cutter at Local AFB in GA to print decals for their ejection seats.

    Really appreciate your service to our country.
     
  20. otctech

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    Welcome from your neighbor in South Omaha!
     
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