USN 1976-1982. Serving this great nation was is the most worthwhile thing I've ever done. I was disappointed but understood when they turned me down after 9/11 (I was 43 at the time and had been denied reinlistment in 1982 because i had a freakin' hernia). I wanted to blow the crap out of some of those MF'ers. I'd go back in today if they'd let me. Once you've worn a uniform you never get that out of your blood. Long may she wave!