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« on: 22 September 2009, 11:19:09 »
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about time I introduced myself here... congrats

Koen, 39 by now, made in the summer of '69, born some 9 months later Grijns



Married to Karine for 1.5 years, sharing the bad and the good for 8.5 years, who gave me an extra of 2 daughters for free, included in the package  iconclap


Karine having a beer in Bazel last week

By now those 2 daughters gave me 4 granchildren...yep...4 times grandfather without having a child of my own  hihi


l to r: me, Karines oldest daughter, Lise, Luna and my future son-in-law (nono, not my brother..)


my grandson Jarse, great mini-guy


the 2 grandchildren from Karines youngest daughter: Jilka and Jarse


Karines youngest daughter Kenny

I live in a small town in Belgium, 2 miles beyond civilization....

Most of the time I worked in the carbusiness but there are plans for a 360° turn!
I'm looking into the possibility to return to school. (short term but with other professional career possibilities and certainly more 'fun at work')

I was an NCO in the Belgian Air Force from 1988 to 1995.

1988-1989 was school where I scored a degree 'airplanetechnician'
1989-1990 was a 2nd year at school where I scored again...F-16 engine specialist
1990 I went to Kleine-Brogel for practical training with the F-16
1991 Then it was time to start working and I moved to Bevekom with the 1 Wing where I got redirected to 349 squadron (LINK) as a crew-chief.
There I served until I retired in 1995.

This period was not my best period in life.
The plan was to join the ground forces but my brother convinced me, being a member of the groundforces, to join the airforce.
After some time I realised that I was simply a technician in an army and not a soldier/NCO who had a technical function. In those 7 years I probably only fired 5 times a weapon. Never went on REAL exercises to crawl through the mud, sleep in a tent or other REAL soldiers-stuff. When we went on exercise they loaded a C-130 with beer and food to keep us entertained.

The most fun was on some of the international meetings I worked for NATO being able to express myself in English, French and German I was rapidly appointed to interpreter with the free beers and BBQ stuff!
(got some nice pictures from then but I need to digitalize them)

I went to Corsica for a 6 weeks BAF exercise, went to the UK for a small NATO exercise (on the Vulcan RAF base), had fun on a NATO exercise at Florennes (B) and participated at a NATO exercise on the homebase at Bevekom.


hobbies?
WaT
World War II: books, films etc
photography

profession?
clients advisor in an Audi workshop

so, hope you have a better on who I am and what I do

feel free to ask me questions

Koen aka Boss  hihi
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« Reply #1 on: 22 September 2009, 13:36:05 »
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Koen,  thanks for sharing your life experiences with us.  Being new on here,  I really don't have a clue to who is who or anything about them.  With maybe one or two exceptions.  You have such a lovely family.   champ
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« Reply #2 on: 22 September 2009, 20:20:55 »
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hehe i like the apocalyps now pic :p

F-16 crewchief you say? must be cool to work on those etc and to seem them fly at work.
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« Reply #3 on: 22 September 2009, 20:27:41 »
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hehe i like the apocalyps now pic :p

F-16 crewchief you say? must be cool to work on those etc and to seem them fly at work.


well, it's not the average 8-17 job... hihi
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« Reply #4 on: 22 September 2009, 20:35:47 »
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You got any pics from youre working days?
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« Reply #5 on: 23 September 2009, 10:01:20 »
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You got any pics from youre working days?


yeah, but not digitalized yet...yes I'm so old I even remember the days without a computer etc... roundsorry
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