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Q: What branch of the military did you serve in, and for how many years?

I served in 3 branches: Marine Corps (1993-1999), US Army (1999-2003), National Guard (IN & NC)(2003-2013) (Retired).Q: What were your main duties in the military?
In the Marine Corps I was an AV-8B Harrier II Plane Captain (Powerplant & Flight Line) as well a Marksmanship Instructor. In the US Army I was a Combat Medic for an Infantry Company at Fort Campbell, KY and Camp Grieves South Korea. And in the Guard I was a Blackhawk Crew Chief for an Assault Unit, as well as a Medevac both serving tours in Iraq, and an OH-58 A/C Maintenance Team Leader for a Counter Drug Unit here in Indiana.Q: What's your hometown? My hometown is Union City, IN. Currently, I live in Indianapolis, IN as a Self-Employed Appliance Repairman.

Q: What are your goals going into the appliance repair field?

To grow my knowledge and expand my company, to put it plain and simple.

Q:What advice would you have for anyone thinking about entering a branch of the military?

As far as Knowledge & Advice, don't go in blind. Use that service to gain a valuable skill and translate that to a market in the civilian sector. Use the benefits to your advantage and get schooling as well as a trade skill out of it.

Eliminate Dishwasher Odors

Over time, odor can build up on the surfaces inside your dishwasher and in hard-to-clean places like the hoses and grinding mechanism of your disposal. Running a cycle or using bleach may temporarily mask this odor- which can be a result of lingering food particles, residue and even mineral build up – but it won’t [...]

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How to Get Out Those Pesky School Stains

1. GrassWhen your kids get involved in school sports, be prepared to deal with grass stains! Apply a pre-wash stain removal agent to the area and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Next, use a toothbrush to press the cleaner into the stain. Then, wash it with similar fabrics.2. PencilFor pencil stains, simply use [...]

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How Can I Extend the Life of My Dishwasher?

A modern dishwasher has a typical life span of between seven and twelve years. By following these simple steps, your dishwasher should live a full life and continue to run efficiently.1. Clean the filters, which trap excess food from the dishes. In a perfect world the filter should be cleaned after every load. Even cleaning [...]

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Tide: From 1946 to Today

A Brief History of Tide Detergent Washing powders were the first form of laundry detergent, making it easier to clean clothes thoroughly without spending too much time scrubbing. Since then cleaning agent brands began popping up in the market. Procter and Gample’s Tide brand detergent has been around seemingly since washing machines came about. Now owning a whopping 30% [...]

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Maytag Through the Years

A Brief History of Maytag“Maytag” is a popular American appliance brand which has been catering to both homeowners and business proprietors since it was founded by Frederick Maytag in 1893. While this group was originally titled the Maytag Washing Machine Company, its name was changed in 1925 to Maytag, Inc. Despite hitting a few roadblocks, especially during the Great [...]

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A Brief History of Whirlpool

A Brief History of Whirlpool Whirlpool, Inc. is an American manufacturer which plays a key role in the home appliance market. The group has eight major facilities for manufacturing, located in Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Ohio. However, this corporation wasn’t always the giant that it is today. Founded by Louis Upton on November 11th, 1911, the company’s first product originated [...]

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Speed Queen Appliances - The History

A Brief History of Speed Queen Appliances Speed Queen is an American manufacturer of large appliances. Based in Ripon, Wisconsin, this company is a subsidiary of Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, meaning that ALS is its parent company. This group produces a wide variety of commercial as well as residential utility units (everywhere from 25 pound to 250 pound capacities!). [...]

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A Brief History of Frigidaire

A Brief History of Frigidaire The group Frigidaire originated in 1918 with the acquisition of Guardian Frigerator Company by General Motors. The name change was just the first of many large changes made to this company to put it on the path to success that it was destined to achieve. Now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of refrigerators [...]

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Tips On Getting Your Freezer Clean

How to Clean Your FreezerCleaning the freezer is usually pretty far down the list of kitchen tasks – after all, it pretty much takes care of itself, doesn’t it? Well, not exactly! If you’ve ever spilled any liquid while transferring a container or dish to the freezer and left it there, you’ve got a bad freezer smell waiting to happen. [...]

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