I served 23 years, 3 months and 9 days in the US Navy! I joined the Navy in Mar 21, 1977 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in Jun 30, 2000. I finally received my official retirement certificate last month transferring me from the Fleet reserve to regular retirement status. It would have been 30 years if I did not retire, now I am no longer subject to recall.
fomalley, you are a veteran in my book too!