Welcome aboard, Subchef! We're glad you found us and hope you're just as pleased you found us. We've had a good many former members of the armed forces here. I have several veterans in my own family, and I'm happy to thank you for your service.
Interesting you should mention cannoli forms. I just visited a favorite Italian grocery in a nearby town and saw some cannoli forms as well as some other equipment: tools for making sausage and wine, a wide variety of coffee makers (lots of Bialetti-type pots), ravioli forms.... it was a culinary theme park! And that's without mentioning the food items. Do you make other Italian dishes, or other Italian pastries? In spite of my screen name, I'm not Italian myself, but I do love the cuisines of Italy.
I encourage you to take a tour of the site. Don't miss the cooking articles, cookbook and equipment reviews, photo galleries, and all the other great features here. The members here are the best part, IMHO, because you can learn so much from everyone. Stop in to ask for an idea for what to do with an ingredient, and end up with a drawerful of recipes from all over the globe! I've even had the pleasure of meeting some CT members in the "real" world, and I'm better for it.
We hope you enjoy being part of the community and look forward to your contributions. Good luck with the cannoli, too.