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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 01:31 PM Reply

At 10/20/09 01:00 PM, turbosquad wrote:
At 10/20/09 11:08 AM, DizzeeRascal wrote: I have National Service next year. Or is this club only for those who volunteer to go and have border disputes with Turks?
national service for which country? i know a lot of countries have mandatory military service, but im not sure which ones...and the "border dispute" comment...i dunno where youre going with that, but i dont think there are any Armenians in this club, so the answer is no. this club is not just for people involved in border disputes with the turks...

It was just a little joke. I never presumed it was a club so specific, rather if it was a club for people volunteering to join the military, or those who have no choice but to serve. Either way, I'd like to say hi. I'm curious if there are any Marines on here, as I have been asigned to Moravas training, ie. amphibious operations. Any pointers as to what to expect would be helpful.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 02:52 PM Reply

At 10/20/09 01:04 PM, turbosquad wrote: goin up to Great Lakes then? its gonna be chilly! haha, thats why im glad AF boot is in san antonio...except i went through basic in august, so it was hot as hell...what job is MM E1, for us non navy folk?

It is Machinist Mate - ie Greasemonkey, Snipe, paleface etc.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 04:12 PM Reply

At 10/20/09 02:52 PM, MlCHAEL wrote:
At 10/20/09 01:04 PM, turbosquad wrote: goin up to Great Lakes then? its gonna be chilly! haha, thats why im glad AF boot is in san antonio...except i went through basic in august, so it was hot as hell...what job is MM E1, for us non navy folk?
It is Machinist Mate - ie Greasemonkey, Snipe, paleface etc.

Ah, your a ship-fixer, the big thing in any service is not to lose your motivation. Most everyone settles for mediocrity, if you put in that little extra, I.E. volunteering to stay late, willingness to learn your job inside and out, you'll rise relativly quickly compared to your peers.

My bootcamp was October thru January. Granted most of it was in San Diego but when we went up to Pendelton for field week and MCT (directly after bootcamp) in February, it was freezing in those mountains. Hardest thing I've ever done in my life and the proudest, too.

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 04:16 PM Reply

At 10/20/09 01:31 PM, DizzeeRascal wrote: It was just a little joke. I never presumed it was a club so specific, rather if it was a club for people volunteering to join the military, or those who have no choice but to serve. Either way, I'd like to say hi. I'm curious if there are any Marines on here, as I have been asigned to Moravas training, ie. amphibious operations. Any pointers as to what to expect would be helpful.

Both SpiffyMasta and I are in the Marines. I'm active while Spiffy is a reservist, but he just back from playing Marine, so he's spent some time doing his thing. I've never heard of Moravas, what unit are you attached to?

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 05:08 PM Reply

Just to clear things up if you want to join this club, the specifics are on the first page of the topic.
Specifically anyone who is in the military, has served in the military can join. I reserve the right to give membership to anyone that might be going into the military, but that's on a case to case basis.

You're also more than welcome to join in on the conversations or ask questions if you are interested in joining or have other questions, but I won't put you on the official club member list.

If you flame or act like an idiot, I will ignore you, as many of us will also do.

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 06:12 PM Reply

At 10/20/09 04:16 PM, KennyD wrote:
Both SpiffyMasta and I are in the Marines. I'm active while Spiffy is a reservist, but he just back from playing Marine, so he's spent some time doing his thing. I've never heard of Moravas, what unit are you attached to?

May I ask which country you serve in? I'm assuming the US, as I'm sure that's where the vast majority of the users on here are probably from. I'm only asking because I'm curious as to how much training the US Marines have with regards to amphibious warfare, which will be the chief role of the unit I have been attatched to.

I apologise for not being clearer. The 'Moravas' are essentially the Greek equivalent of any amphibious fighting force round the world ie., US Marines, Royal Marine Commandos etc.

Of course I will not be assigned to the 32nd Brigade right away, I'll be heading to the 625th training battalion in Epirus first.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 06:58 PM Reply

At 10/20/09 06:12 PM, DizzeeRascal wrote:
At 10/20/09 04:16 PM, KennyD wrote:
Both SpiffyMasta and I are in the Marines. I'm active while Spiffy is a reservist, but he just back from playing Marine, so he's spent some time doing his thing. I've never heard of Moravas, what unit are you attached to?
May I ask which country you serve in? I'm assuming the US, as I'm sure that's where the vast majority of the users on here are probably from. I'm only asking because I'm curious as to how much training the US Marines have with regards to amphibious warfare, which will be the chief role of the unit I have been attatched to.

I apologise for not being clearer. The 'Moravas' are essentially the Greek equivalent of any amphibious fighting force round the world ie., US Marines, Royal Marine Commandos etc.

Of course I will not be assigned to the 32nd Brigade right away, I'll be heading to the 625th training battalion in Epirus first.

Yes, I am in the US. The Marines historically have always been an amphibious assault force and with 80% of all major cities with in 20 miles of ocean shores, it remains one of our primary doctrines. The primary focus of the Marines is our Infantry, with every other element in direct support of them.

I assume the Moravas are essentially part of the Greek Army, and your pretty much a regiment of Amphibious Warfighters, I.E. Marines, rather than a stand alone force

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 07:03 PM Reply

SpiffyMasta - I am writing on here to get support from military personnel before I go to basic training in the Navy. I've made up my mind and 28 days from now I will be at basic. Chances are - I will have the internet after basic training so if you would like to make me a member - so be it.

What do I have to do to get your rubber stamp?

PS - I won't flame in this club - regardless of the members political beliefs.

At 10/20/09 05:08 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote: Just to clear things up if you want to join this club, the specifics are on the first page of the topic.
Specifically anyone who is in the military, has served in the military can join. I reserve the right to give membership to anyone that might be going into the military, but that's on a case to case basis.

You're also more than welcome to join in on the conversations or ask questions if you are interested in joining or have other questions, but I won't put you on the official club member list.

If you flame or act like an idiot, I will ignore you, as many of us will also do.

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 11:25 PM Reply

Shit. I was going to join until I learned that I wouldn't be the highest ranking as an E-5.

So I've been talking to MICHAEL about my experiences. Kinda weird that he's going in as a grease monkey although he wanted to be a religious program specialist. That kinda happens I guess; I wanted to go cryptology or information tech in the Navy; but I killed the AFQT and they signed me up for the nuke field. Now I'm an Electricans Mate 2nd Class.

So far I'm a final plank owner of Submarine NR-1 and soon to be initial plank owner of SSN 782 (Mississippi).

It is funny in talking to MICHAEL to learn that other than deactivate 1 boat and go to school for 1 1/2 years I haven't done much else. I guess it doesn't make for any cool stories to tell at a bar but it's been a rather rewarding job. I remember talking to a guy just 1 year younger. He actually just got out of the Army and was sent somewhere in Asia (not Afghanistan though) as a paratrooper. I guess he accomplished a lot and has plenty of stories. He was shocked though to find out that someone in for just 2 years is an E-5 and has done nothing to earn it.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 20th, 2009 @ 11:52 PM Reply

Former 11B, army regular. If you don't know what that means, piss off. Fort Benning recruits are the army. My only shame is in not being medically fit so serve any longer.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 21st, 2009 @ 03:51 AM Reply

At 10/20/09 06:58 PM, KennyD wrote:
Yes, I am in the US. The Marines historically have always been an amphibious assault force and with 80% of all major cities with in 20 miles of ocean shores, it remains one of our primary doctrines. The primary focus of the Marines is our Infantry, with every other element in direct support of them.

I assume the Moravas are essentially part of the Greek Army, and your pretty much a regiment of Amphibious Warfighters, I.E. Marines, rather than a stand alone force

I see.

Yes the Moravas are a Brigade in the Greek Army, and I have been assigned to one of the infantry battalions that make up the Moravas.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 21st, 2009 @ 12:37 PM Reply

At 10/20/09 07:03 PM, MlCHAEL wrote: SpiffyMasta - I am writing on here to get support from military personnel before I go to basic training in the Navy. I've made up my mind and 28 days from now I will be at basic. Chances are - I will have the internet after basic training so if you would like to make me a member - so be it.

What do I have to do to get your rubber stamp?

Nothing really, I'm not that harsh haha. You just gotta be smart enough to write coherent crap and join in on great conversations lol.

At 10/20/09 11:25 PM, wwwyzzerdd wrote: He was shocked though to find out that someone in for just 2 years is an E-5 and has done nothing to earn it.

Yea an E-5 in the Navy just doesn't mean as much as an E-5 in the Marine Corps. It's very easy to climb up the petty officer ranks. I know for a fact, E-4 is pretty much an automatic thing. Making E-4 in the Marines isn't too hard to do either if your active duty. Just by my cutting score I would have been promoted last month. Unfortunately as a reservist my score would have to be 200 points higher for me to be promoted which is kind of stupid. So my only hope is a meritorious board which is only given if you actually deserve it.

In my honest opinion there is a lot of E-4s that really don't deserve it, everyone should have to go up for a board before being able to be promoted. Especially with what they expect of you as an NCO in the Marines.

At 10/21/09 03:51 AM, DizzeeRascal wrote:
Yes the Moravas are a Brigade in the Greek Army, and I have been assigned to one of the infantry battalions that make up the Moravas.

Cool, a Greek Marine! You're more than welcome to join the club, I always find it interesting to learn about how other countries run their military.

What kind of operations are the Greek military currently running? Do you have any deployments going on anywhere?

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 22nd, 2009 @ 01:56 AM Reply

At 10/20/09 11:52 PM, Psycho666 wrote: Former 11B, army regular. If you don't know what that means, piss off. Fort Benning recruits are the army. My only shame is in not being medically fit so serve any longer.

Kinda harsh. I'm not in the American Military so how would I know what that means?

11B for me was a callsign. 1st Company, 1st Platoon, Bravo Section.

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At 10/21/09 12:37 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
Cool, a Greek Marine! You're more than welcome to join the club, I always find it interesting to learn about how other countries run their military.

What kind of operations are the Greek military currently running? Do you have any deployments going on anywhere?

The Greek military have quite a few commitments at the moment. Some Moravas have been deplyed to Afghanistan as part of NATO forces, responsible for a relatively small region in the North West.

There's always border trouble with Turkey in Cyprus, always brewing under the surface.

There's also the war against drug traffickers. A lot of the time in the Moravas will likely be spent patrolling Greek waters in the Mediterrenean.

Although, once I've finished my 12 months, I plan on getting my citizenship sorted out, and joining the Royal Marines here in Britain.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 25th, 2009 @ 01:05 AM Reply


11B for me was a callsign. 1st Company, 1st Platoon, Bravo Section.

It depends on what unit and what branch you are in. I cannot go into more details than that.


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Response to Military Crew Oct. 27th, 2009 @ 10:27 AM Reply

At 10/25/09 01:05 AM, gamer30hrplus wrote:

11B for me was a callsign. 1st Company, 1st Platoon, Bravo Section.
It depends on what unit and what branch you are in. I cannot go into more details than that.

Or it could mean that 11B is the Army's job code for Infantryman. No real secret there.

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 27th, 2009 @ 01:54 PM Reply

At 10/27/09 10:27 AM, KennyD wrote:
Or it could mean that 11B is the Army's job code for Infantryman. No real secret there.

And since when are females infantrymen in the Army..?

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 27th, 2009 @ 09:24 PM Reply

3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 27th, 2009 @ 10:25 PM Reply

At 10/27/09 09:24 PM, WastedWizard wrote: 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.

Welcome aboard fellow Marine from across the pond!

Rank? Time in?

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At 10/27/09 10:25 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 10/27/09 09:24 PM, WastedWizard wrote: 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.
Welcome aboard fellow Marine from across the pond!

Rank? Time in?

Lt, andd hmm just under 3 years.

You still reserves? How you finding it?

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At 10/27/09 11:22 PM, WastedWizard wrote:
You still reserves? How you finding it?

Pretty boring actually. I love doing the active duty, and I will permanently as soon as I finish school. I am headed the officer route as well. Hopefully flying some planes! Getting in some air supports for all you grunt troops on the ground.

Do the Royal Marines have a gruntle like we do (we say OohRah)?

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 28th, 2009 @ 02:42 AM Reply

Im interested in the Army National Guard.

I'd like to be Chaplains Assistant, but no one really wants to tell me what they do on a day-to-day basis. Are they respected at all? So many questions!

Also, do Infantrymen or Chaplains Assistants do alot of walking? Im deathly afraid of burning up inside a smoldering vehicle (pray before I even drive a mile down the road) but if God intends that to be the way I go, then I will accept it.


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At 10/28/09 02:42 AM, AHintofMoonlight wrote: Im interested in the Army National Guard.

I'd like to be Chaplains Assistant, but no one really wants to tell me what they do on a day-to-day basis. Are they respected at all? So many questions!

Also, do Infantrymen or Chaplains Assistants do alot of walking? Im deathly afraid of burning up inside a smoldering vehicle (pray before I even drive a mile down the road) but if God intends that to be the way I go, then I will accept it. (better to smoke now than in the hereafter)

Also. I will be enlisting on my birthday. (Well. Considering it's on Thanksgiving im not sure the recruiters office will be open..)


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At 10/28/09 02:42 AM, AHintofMoonlight wrote: Im interested in the Army National Guard.

I'd like to be Chaplains Assistant, but no one really wants to tell me what they do on a day-to-day basis. Are they respected at all? So many questions!

Also, do Infantrymen or Chaplains Assistants do alot of walking? Im deathly afraid of burning up inside a smoldering vehicle (pray before I even drive a mile down the road) but if God intends that to be the way I go, then I will accept it.

I'm not completely sure about the daily day-to-day activities of a Chaplain's assistant, but I've done some working parties at the base's chapel and I do know that they are pretty bad-ass, since a Chaplin is a man of god, he is not allowed to carry a gun, therefore, they act as the Chaplain's bodyguard and they do receive some special training, not exactly sure. I suppose your mostly a clerk for the Chaplin, taking care of paperwork and office duties. As for respect, there's always the "if you aint this, then you aint shit" mentality for every MOS, but since you work within the Chapel, I imagine you would catch alot of trash-talking and your trained as a bodyguard, you won't be any slouch when it comes to infantrymen who like to bitch about POGs (profession other-than grunt).

Any more questions?

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Response to Military Crew Oct. 28th, 2009 @ 11:50 AM Reply

At 10/27/09 01:54 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 10/27/09 10:27 AM, KennyD wrote:
Or it could mean that 11B is the Army's job code for Infantryman. No real secret there.
And since when are females infantrymen in the Army..?

Canada has allowed us females into the Infantry for awhile. The term has actually been changed to Infanteer rather than Infantryman.

Canada's trade codes are different... Infantry was 031, but I think they changed it on us.

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At 10/28/09 11:50 AM, sinfulwolf wrote: Canada has allowed us females into the Infantry for awhile. The term has actually been changed to Infanteer rather than Infantryman.

Canada's trade codes are different... Infantry was 031, but I think they changed it on us.

I remember that you already told me, but I thought this one was from the U.S.

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At 10/28/09 01:01 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 10/28/09 11:50 AM, sinfulwolf wrote: Canada has allowed us females into the Infantry for awhile. The term has actually been changed to Infanteer rather than Infantryman.

Canada's trade codes are different... Infantry was 031, but I think they changed it on us.
I remember that you already told me, but I thought this one was from the U.S.

oh... yeah as far as I'm aware women can not get into the combat arms in the U.S...

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At 10/28/09 01:16 AM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 10/27/09 11:22 PM, WastedWizard wrote:
You still reserves? How you finding it?
Pretty boring actually. I love doing the active duty, and I will permanently as soon as I finish school. I am headed the officer route as well. Hopefully flying some planes! Getting in some air supports for all you grunt troops on the ground.

Do the Royal Marines have a gruntle like we do (we say OohRah)?

Ahh sweet.

Ermm not really, I think the UK and US marines are very different units.

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At 10/28/09 06:29 PM, WastedWizard wrote:
Ahh sweet.

Ermm not really, I think the UK and US marines are very different units.

Yea I'm sure we each have our own unique ways of doing things.

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At 10/28/09 10:37 AM, KennyD wrote:
At 10/28/09 02:42 AM, AHintofMoonlight wrote: Im interested in the Army National Guard.

I'd like to be Chaplains Assistant, but no one really wants to tell me what they do on a day-to-day basis. Are they respected at all? So many questions!

Also, do Infantrymen or Chaplains Assistants do alot of walking? Im deathly afraid of burning up inside a smoldering vehicle (pray before I even drive a mile down the road) but if God intends that to be the way I go, then I will accept it.
I'm not completely sure about the daily day-to-day activities of a Chaplain's assistant, but I've done some working parties at the base's chapel and I do know that they are pretty bad-ass, since a Chaplin is a man of god, he is not allowed to carry a gun, therefore, they act as the Chaplain's bodyguard and they do receive some special training, not exactly sure. I suppose your mostly a clerk for the Chaplin, taking care of paperwork and office duties. As for respect, there's always the "if you aint this, then you aint shit" mentality for every MOS, but since you work within the Chapel, I imagine you would catch alot of trash-talking and your trained as a bodyguard, you won't be any slouch when it comes to infantrymen who like to bitch about POGs (profession other-than grunt).

Any more questions?

Sounds great.

What are my chances of quickly being deployed?

Though I don't WANT to go over there, I'd definately like to know in 10 years that I did my part.

Though I know the National Guard is different, 2 of my friends are going to Afghanistan. 1 near the end of next year, and 1 in 2011.

Pretty good chances of me going as well if im in? (I don't understand how CA's are put into groupings)


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