Posted on Jun 18, 2024
LTC Gregg Powell US Army Ret.
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I retired 13 years ago. I find myself dreaming 3-4 times a week that I am back again, in uniform. I do not recall that being the case for the first few years I was out. Now though, I wake up and remember my dreams multiple times a week. I am just wondering how many others encounter this. Please opine.
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SSG Laurie Mullen
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I have had an entire career in the Army in my dreams over the last 18 years. I could write a book about it. The dream me knew I was retired in real life and in the dream, but I wasn't ready to let go yet. I would show up to Reserve drills or to an Active duty unit in my old uniform and be accepted. I was deployed for short periods of time many times. Finally my dream self was wondering why I was putting myself in danger when my family wouldn't get my SGLI if I was killed because I wasn't on any Active Duty rolls. My dream self finally managed to retire eventhough she/I wasn't officially on Active Duty. My dream self still has no idea how she/I got away with the stuff she/I did.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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LTC Gregg Powell US Army Ret. After 21 Years of Being Underway and People Putting Plane Tickets in My Hand! I Thought I Wouldn't Say This! Hell Yes I Miss It Colonel! I Was a World Citizen, World Traveller, Spook Extraordinaire, Always in the Know! "Need to Know?" "I'm Handling Your Communications, You Best Tell Me What You're Doing" "Either Way I'll Know!".
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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LTC Gregg Powell US Army Ret. Being Senior Spook on the Pier for the Pacific Northwest Fleet, "Green Hat" Combat Systems Training Team for Information and Electronic Warfare. Master at Arms for Chief of Staff Space and Naval Systems Command, Naval District Washington, D.C. Badge #9, Commander VFW Post 10299 Prairie Village, KS. is Ancient History!
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SSG Laurie Mullen
SSG Laurie Mullen
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Hmm Chip, the friendly ghost.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SSG Laurie Mullen -
"Hmm Chip, the friendly ghost."
LMAO ~~ Ya NAILED It
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LTC Gregg Powell US Army Ret. ..

revisit the times I call night terrors... and those who never made it back alive.
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SGM Mikel Dawson
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SGT (Join to see) - Glad to hear others know what I mean. I never tell civilians, they would never understand. This month I closed my business - retired. Wife told me we don't need the money. Between my military pension, VA disability, SSA pension, plus some investments I made, I can now stop. I love it.
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SGM Mikel Dawson
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SGT (Join to see) - Little of what I do.
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SGM Mikel Dawson -
For Our Civilian Friends Whom Only Read About It.
And My Service Was Close To The Same - 06/61 - 06/65,
But With No Experiences In A Combat Zone
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SGM Mikel Dawson - .

glad you were able to retire... did the same in Jan 2005... with similiar income... God is good. Love your handywork... lots of hard work & thought went into that production. Stay in touch...
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