Rookie Solo Driver
I am an Air Force vet, otherwise known as a WingNut. My MOS was a Fire Control Systems Mechanic and I repaired radar systems on Phantom F4 jets. I was stationed in Texas, Colorado and Okinawa Japan. Since then I've been a Field Service Engineer for Beckman Instruments repairing hospital lab equipment, Mettler-Toledo working on precision balances and twice had jobs going to bars and restaurants to fix pinball/video games, jukeboxes, pool tables and cigarette machines. It was all fun! Loved the traveling, meeting new people but mostly just driving alone from place to place, seeing new sites.
I met my ex on the job and quit to stay home when we started having babies. Left him after eight years; turns out he was a mean old bully. Raised two sons by myself and now they are headed out of the nest. One is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, the other in Civil Engineering. I am about 20 credit hours short of my degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. For the last few years I've been building on the training I received in the Air Force, one class at a time. So you see where I came up with my username!
I've worked in IT, have multiple certificates and was a Network Administrator. I've been a substitute teacher in public schools, taught computer use at the local college and had my own computer repair company, The Computer Nurse. For a while I worked for the Army at USAMMA (US Army Medical Materiel Agency) where they choose all the medical equipment bought by the Army. Currently I am a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at a company that makes casks for and transports nuclear waste. I have gotten VERY familiar with 10CFR-Energy (Code of Federal Regulations) and 49CFR-Transportation. Info that will come in very handy driving a truck!
My boys are leaving and I'm not staying home by myself, I'm going too!
Here's to another new adventure. Forever expanding life skills.
Please visit my blog: http://engineeringmother.wordpress.com/
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