Sound off, how many military do we have here?

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  1. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've been thinking about doing a thread like this for quite some time, and Altercron's shipping off to basic to become an airmen finnaly settled it.

    So just how many Military do we have on these boards? Active, Vet, Guard, Reserve, all five branches, if you served or are serving or will be in the near future, write down your branch, mos, time in (time out), current rank and how you felt about it. Feel free to post pics if you got em, and remember, we know how to spot a bullshiter.

    That being said, I'll start off,

    ARMY Section Sgt. C-BTRY 3/4 ADAR Fort Bragg. N.C.

    Served Jun 2001 to Jun 2005, currently inactive reserve.

    MOS 14S2P, Airborne Stinger/Avenger Team Chief.

    Served 9 months in Afgahn and 12 in Iraq, enjoyed my time in the service, but decieded to not reup after my four year obligation was up in order to spend time with my wife and newborn daughter.

    Photo was taken at the ADA Ball, after we returned from Iraq. Two days before the ball a cherry jumper through his static line and caught me on the way out, dislocating my shoulder. My wife is actually holding my arm up, not just holding my hand. lol
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  2. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    I served 10 years in the Navy. I was a Fire Controlman First Class (Surface Warfare) FC1(SW) = E-6.

    Served aboard the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) for 5 years, doing two tours in the Persian Gulf, along with in the Adriatic during the Kosovo incident.
     
  3. Altercron

    Altercron Well-Known Member

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    Everyone and his brother should know mine by now...

    Branch: US Air Force
    Rank: (by the time I come back) Airman
    cant really tell you much else yet hehe
     
  4. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We EXIST!

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    Air Force Staff Sergeant, Personnelist

    7 years active duty at the Pentagon during Bush 1 and Clinton's first term, 6.5 in the Air National Guard (Oregon then Washington) and as a federal technician for the WA ANG. Separated on the military side for Prozac use (the AF proper doesn't care, the Guard does, which is stupid), disability retired on the federal technician side.

    --Moony
     
  5. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Not I, but my wife was Army Reserve for 5 years as a Driver. She got "bumped" out because she was "overweight" by a very nice Colonel just 3 weeks before her unit was activated to Iraq. She still has mixed feelings about it. She wanted to do her part, but at the same time being a Driver in Baghdad wasn't anything she was excited about doing.
     
  6. Sunstorm9119

    Sunstorm9119 RC 1136

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    Army 1st BN 33rd Field Artillery, Ft. Sill Oklahoma

    13 Bravo- E-3 (PFC)

    Medically Discharged due to injury

    Also my brother is a Recruiter in Hampton Roads, VA, he's been in almost 15 years, and he's an E-6 IIRC.
     
  7. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'm not a soldier, but I play one on the weekends!

    Currently a line medic (91B>91C>91W M6>68W M6 over the last seven years) with a light infantry battalion in the Georgia National Guard--1/121, First Foot! Been in since APR01, and I'm a sergeant.

    But I've started my officer packet, and when I graduate in DEC as a Physician Assistant, I'll get a direct commission. Had planned on going active duty, but my Guard unit is headed back to Afghanistan in MAY09, so I'm gonna pull that tour with them as their PA. Then I'll go active duty right afterwards.

    I love it. Can't imagine doing anything else, honestly. Pulled two tours so far, one in Afghanistan that was fairly low-impact and one in Iraq that was a little more intense, and can't wait to go back.

    Plus, I'll have a pension at 44!
     
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  8. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Sweden is diffrent.

    in the old days army training was obligatory but thses days not many are allowed to do it because of cutbacks and many ppl dont want it either. Those who do it do diffrent stuff for diffrent time and after their service the can apply to stay in the military, usually officer school or they can apply for international duty.

    I did my 7,5 months as a Anti Air unit soldier (have a thing for big missiles ) and the squadds machine gunner. I was also the plutones best machine gunner.

    But I wouldent want to work within the military but its a nice thing to have done.
     
  9. BarBoBot

    BarBoBot Well-Known Member

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    I'm not, but I have many close friends who have been or are currently in the Military. One of my best friends is currently serving in Iraq, as a helicopter gunner. I've never been more proud of him for how strong he has become as a person. He has the Military to thank for that.

    You all have my uttermost respect :bowdown: 
     
  10. Eradicator

    Eradicator I am Antithesis

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    That would describe me too. My Grandfather was in the air force for around 20 years. My Father was in the Navy for about a year.

    My mom's husband's son is in the marines

    One of my friends have both of their sons in the army, and one of my friends is about to go into the air force.
     
  11. BlitzFire

    BlitzFire Well-Known Member

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    do your canadian brothers up north count? I am not in the forces presently, but I am awaiting my call to basic. Air Force hopeful
     
  12. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    My brother and I tried to join the (Canadian army) reserves once, artillery regiment. My dad was in the infantry reserves once upon a time. And his father was in the signal corps in WW2.
     
  13. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hells yeah canadian's count, as do all who serve their own respective countries.


    Cool side note for me, this summer while i was doing security for Ft. Harrison here in Montana, they filmed a documetary (showed on A&E i think) about the First Special Services Brigade, the birth of today's Special Forces. It was made up of American and Canadian's equaly and trained to fight in the harshest conditions possible, real badasses.

    As such i was able to bs with a couple of the weapon masters, hold a real B.A.R, as well as a grease gun. (if you don't know what these are google it ya noobs lol) I was also able to see how they really trained back in the day and the type of equipment they used.

    And the coolest for me was being able to speak with a WWII Vet who served in the Brigade, and all the crazy shit they did, one of my favorite stories had to do with when they trained jumping out of aircraft with ski's. lol
     
  14. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Well, I found out that the university I'll be going to has an Airforce ROTC, so I'll answer this thread in a few years. :p 
     
  15. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    12 years and counting

    Australian Infantry

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  16. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Ewwww, somthing is wrong with their faces!

    ....

    OMG! I just figured it out! You poor thing, you're a victum to biological warfare! The terrorist used that same chemical that The Question uses!
     
  17. Optimus62

    Optimus62 War For Cybertron!!!!!

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    I'm not in the military. But my grandfather was. He was a paratrooper in WWII. He told me a lot of stories about WWII, pretty scary stuff. He received the Purple Heart. I am very proud of him (passed on 04/04/1993).

    I would just like to tell all of you how much your service is appreciated and that I support all of you (even though I don't know all of you personally I am very proud of everyone who serves). For those of you on your way to battle, you will be in our prayers (be safe). For those of you that have returned, we are glad to have you back.
     
  18. KillBot

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    USMC during the 90's
     
  19. Spartan-117

    Spartan-117 Well-Known Member

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    Fucking respect to you guys, seriously. I aspire to sign up sometime in the future but I've got serious doubts about having the guts or not. Especially after watching Ross Kemp out in Afghanistan.
     
  20. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Talking about family members in, my grandfather was a doctor in WWII. My dad was a colonel in the Army--did the Ranger thing for, then became an aviator, then ended up at the Pentagon. Did 30 and got out.

    Now, besides me, my younger brother is a doctor (well, fourth-year med student at USHUS) in the Navy, going greenside after his internship.

    And my other younger brother is getting commissioned outta U of Mich.'s ROTC program in a few months. He's taking an educational deferment to attend law school, then he'll be active duty also.

    The fourth sibling is the youngest and only sister. She did a year of Army ROTC and quit...hoping she comes back to the fold.
     

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