Well, that's a story...here's the short version.
Air Force enlisted, starting in 1973. Went to basic/tech school in Texas (San Antonio and Wichita Falls), followed by Dover, Delaware; Okinawa, Japan; Honolulu, Hawaii; Altus, Oklahoma; Lompoc/Santa Maria, California; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The transition from OK to CA had a trip back to San Antonio, where I went through Officer Training School. I was a Master Sergeant (E-7) by then, but I went to OTS and came out a 2LT. Spent 19 years, 8 months, and 24 days...then, I separated under the VSI program. I know it sounds weird, but there were good reasons for the decision.
I've been out since September 1992, spent some time loafing, sold cars, and finally took a job as a defense contractor. Been doing that for the last 17 1/2 years.