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Long, Carl "Adam" (1991-1994)

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Home Town: Spartanburg, SC
Unit at Loring: 42nd Transportation - Vehicle Maintenance
First Day at Loring: It was a cold day in March with snow on the ground.  I was met by my sponsor and his girlfriend who picked me up at the airport.  I was fresh out of tech school and so I was surprised at how relaxed and happy my sponsor seemed.  I soon learned that that Loring AFB was a remarkable base to experience the "real" Air Force.  I sincerely thank God for letting me be stationed at Loring AFB.
Most Memorable Experience: I remember the great folks that I worked with in the General Purpose Maintenance Shop.  I remember the Friday cookouts after the shop was cleaned and I remember that we still enjoyed hanging out together, even though we had worked together.  Good friendships.
Last Day at Loring: My last day at Loring AFB was very sad as the base was closing down and I felt like I was leaving my family.  However, I was also starting a new journey.    Fortunately, I was retraining from being a General Purpose mechanic to a job that better suited me - Maintenance Control & Analysis.  
What did you do after Loring? Went back to Lackland AFB to retrain to be in Maintenance Control and Analysis, then I went to Kirkland AFB, NM and finally to Eielson AFB.  In 1997, I separated from the AF and went to work at a small private college near my hometown for the past 17 years.  Ironically, the name of the college is Limestone College.  I am now the Associate Vice President for Information Technology and an adjunct instructor.  I have an amazing wife and two young children.  I hope to go back to school and pursue my Ph.D. one day soon.  
If you agree, people can contact you at (email): cadamlong@gmail.com