I enlisted into the Kansas Army National Guard on Aug. 27, 1980 and served as a UH1-H Helicopter Crew Chief. After undergoing a reorganization, I then became a wielder, Construction Equipment Operator (62B), Light Wheel Mechanic (63W), Track Mechanic (63H), Heavy Truck Mechanic (63B20), Heavy Equipment Mechanic (63S20), Fuel Specialist (77F), Fuel Sergeant (77F20), Assistant Shop Foreman, Assistant Platoon Sergeant, Squad Leader, Chaplain Assistant’s Assistant (56M). I have driven everything they had, including a 31-ton HEMTT. Now that I only have 10 months before my retirement, I have yet to find a civilian trucking company who will accept all my military training and get me home once a month to complete my obligations.
Sgt. Connie A. Bailey