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Response to Military Crew Oct. 29th, 2009 @ 05:06 PM Reply

At 10/29/09 12:03 AM, AHintofMoonlight wrote: Pretty good chances of me going as well if im in? (I don't understand how CA's are put into groupings)

i couldnt tell you how CA's deploy or how often, but i can tell you that guard and reserve deploy just as often as active duty...maybe a little less, but not by alot. many branches, especially the air force, are attempting to change the role of their non-active components from "back-filling" to a more operational integration. meaning instead of the guard and reserve doing the active duty guys job while the active guy deploys, they both deploy so neither has to go as often. the days of the lazy "weekend warrior" are gone.


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 2nd, 2009 @ 05:01 PM Reply

I'm a former Specialist in the Army . I've been home for one year this last september...crazy stuff, and great times. :D


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 4th, 2009 @ 03:20 PM Reply

At 10/29/09 05:06 PM, turbosquad wrote:
At 10/29/09 12:03 AM, AHintofMoonlight wrote: Pretty good chances of me going as well if im in? (I don't understand how CA's are put into groupings)
i couldnt tell you how CA's deploy or how often, but i can tell you that guard and reserve deploy just as often as active duty...maybe a little less, but not by alot. many branches, especially the air force, are attempting to change the role of their non-active components from "back-filling" to a more operational integration. meaning instead of the guard and reserve doing the active duty guys job while the active guy deploys, they both deploy so neither has to go as often. the days of the lazy "weekend warrior" are gone.

As far as the Army reserve/nation guard roles go, they are currently being deployed more than the active duty troops in order to lesson the amount of deployment, and stress of multi-deployments. Since there are more reserve/guard troops than active, it has helped with the stress. BUT, if you are worried about deployment...don't be. The average trooper/soldier that deploys has to deal with boredom and fatigue far greater than dealing with the enemy. Unless of course you go infantry. lol


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 4th, 2009 @ 08:45 PM Reply

At 11/4/09 03:20 PM, Exige2009 wrote: The average trooper/soldier that deploys has to deal with boredom and fatigue far greater than dealing with the enemy. Unless of course you go infantry. lol

Even in the infantry in the marines, I think I only fired maybe 9-10 times in 6 months.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 4th, 2009 @ 10:00 PM Reply

Can i join i would love to learn about the military :D

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 5th, 2009 @ 07:08 AM Reply

Im a Private First Class in the US Army...i only got like two years left. As of now i plan on quiting the US Army when my time comes and moving the England and joining the Royal Army. Gotta give up my US Citizenship but I dont really use it for much so im not bothered.


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 5th, 2009 @ 12:14 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 07:08 AM, HellboundNinja wrote: Im a Private First Class in the US Army...i only got like two years left. As of now i plan on quiting the US Army when my time comes and moving the England and joining the Royal Army. Gotta give up my US Citizenship but I dont really use it for much so im not bothered.

Whats the reason you want to come join us Brits haha?

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 5th, 2009 @ 01:23 PM Reply

At 11/4/09 08:45 PM, WastedWizard wrote:
At 11/4/09 03:20 PM, Exige2009 wrote: The average trooper/soldier that deploys has to deal with boredom and fatigue far greater than dealing with the enemy. Unless of course you go infantry. lol
Even in the infantry in the marines, I think I only fired maybe 9-10 times in 6 months.

lol, are you serious?! Dude that sucks. My time was literally spent working 12 hour shifts playing PS3 in the FOB. On the rare occassions we DID get work, all we did was go, "yep, it's broke. Send for repairs" and go back to playing PS3....I longed for any kind of action! lol


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 5th, 2009 @ 04:31 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 07:08 AM, HellboundNinja wrote: Im a Private First Class in the US Army...i only got like two years left. As of now i plan on quiting the US Army when my time comes and moving the England and joining the Royal Army. Gotta give up my US Citizenship but I dont really use it for much so im not bothered.

i would love to hear your reasons for that decision.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 5th, 2009 @ 05:02 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 07:08 AM, HellboundNinja wrote: Im a Private First Class in the US Army...i only got like two years left. As of now i plan on quiting the US Army when my time comes and moving the England and joining the Royal Army. Gotta give up my US Citizenship but I dont really use it for much so im not bothered.

Hmm...two things come to mind. Either you're full of crap (which isn't surprising on NG), Or you got royally F'd and slapped with a dishonorable discharge. Sounds like desertion to me. But hey, that's my opinion. I think this because you're not the only private I've seen kicked out/AWOL who fled to another country. Happens more than you all think.


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 5th, 2009 @ 07:54 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 01:23 PM, Exige2009 wrote: lol, are you serious?! Dude that sucks. My time was literally spent working 12 hour shifts playing PS3 in the FOB. On the rare occassions we DID get work, all we did was go, "yep, it's broke. Send for repairs" and go back to playing PS3....I longed for any kind of action! lol

I'm in quite a special unit so we only really get used when there is definatly enemy.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 5th, 2009 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 07:08 AM, HellboundNinja wrote: Im a Private First Class in the US Army...i only got like two years left. As of now i plan on quiting the US Army when my time comes and moving the England and joining the Royal Army. Gotta give up my US Citizenship but I dont really use it for much so im not bothered.

Nice. I was thinking Australia personally. I want to be close to New Zealand so I can snowboard there over the summer. It sucks Canada isn't as friendly with letting people from the states move there anymore. Anyway, lol how being in the Army makes people leave the country.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 05:07 PM Reply

hey I was wondering if anyone is in the US Army? I am going to boot soon and I am curious to know what its like.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 08:06 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 05:07 PM, vgfa287 wrote: hey I was wondering if anyone is in the US Army? I am going to boot soon and I am curious to know what its like.

where's your boot? If it's anywhere other than Fort Benning or Fort Knox....we are done here. lol. I'm guessing Laxin' Jackson is where your boot is.


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 08:35 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 05:02 PM, Exige2009 wrote:
Hmm...two things come to mind. Either you're full of crap (which isn't surprising on NG), Or you got royally F'd and slapped with a dishonorable discharge. Sounds like desertion to me. But hey, that's my opinion. I think this because you're not the only private I've seen kicked out/AWOL who fled to another country. Happens more than you all think.

Whats the problem, he is leaving when he is allowed he isnt getting kicked out.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 10:02 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 08:35 PM, WastedWizard wrote:

Whats the problem, he is leaving when he is allowed he isnt getting kicked out.

no problem, just scheptical. I've seen this happen a lot in the military...and for all we know he could be blowing smoke about his "getting out". But again, i'm being scheptical and giving my opinion. I hope his story's true and is full of happiness, good for him. :D


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 10:08 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 08:06 PM, Exige2009 wrote:
At 11/6/09 05:07 PM, vgfa287 wrote: hey I was wondering if anyone is in the US Army? I am going to boot soon and I am curious to know what its like.
where's your boot? If it's anywhere other than Fort Benning or Fort Knox....we are done here. lol. I'm guessing Laxin' Jackson is where your boot is.

my boot is going to be in Fort Lwood in Missouri

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 6th, 2009 @ 10:26 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 10:08 PM, vgfa287 wrote:
At 11/6/09 08:06 PM, Exige2009 wrote:
At 11/6/09 05:07 PM, vgfa287 wrote: hey I was wondering if anyone is in the US Army? I am going to boot soon and I am curious to know what its like.
where's your boot? If it's anywhere other than Fort Benning or Fort Knox....we are done here. lol. I'm guessing Laxin' Jackson is where your boot is.
my boot is going to be in Fort Lwood in Missouri

I had a couple friends go there. They said it was pretty ghetto and 8up. But it who knows, it might've just been their company. Good luck! What MOS did you choose?


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 12:45 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 05:02 PM, Exige2009 wrote:
At 11/5/09 07:08 AM, HellboundNinja wrote: Im a Private First Class in the US Army...i only got like two years left. As of now i plan on quiting the US Army when my time comes and moving the England and joining the Royal Army. Gotta give up my US Citizenship but I dont really use it for much so im not bothered.
Hmm...two things come to mind. Either you're full of crap (which isn't surprising on NG), Or you got royally F'd and slapped with a dishonorable discharge. Sounds like desertion to me. But hey, that's my opinion. I think this because you're not the only private I've seen kicked out/AWOL who fled to another country. Happens more than you all think.

Surprisingly enough, England isn't that bad. It's a sad case that people believe the only reason one would go there is if they had been dishonourably discharged.


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 03:29 PM Reply

At 11/7/09 12:45 PM, DizzeeRascal wrote:
Surprisingly enough, England isn't that bad. It's a sad case that people believe the only reason one would go there is if they had been dishonourably discharged.

I would think joining one nations' military service after getting out of another one would be next to impossible, honorable discharge or not.
If you had a dishonorable discharge, they'll know your a shitbag, and they won't want you.
If you had an honorable discharge, they'll most likely be suspicious of your reasons wanting to join and probably not take the chance.
Either way, you'll give up any services from the military offers after you get out, you'll have to become a British citizen and if you do end up getting in, its considered treason and you'll never be allowed back into the United States ever again.

Before you start calling BS, I checked the last fact with the legal dept.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 07:01 PM Reply

At 11/6/09 10:26 PM, Exige2009 wrote:
I had a couple friends go there. They said it was pretty ghetto and 8up. But it who knows, it might've just been their company. Good luck! What MOS did you choose?

lol I hear that a nick name for Fort Lwood is Fort Lost in the woods because its in a remote location. My MOS is Civil Affairs Specialist.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 8th, 2009 @ 01:35 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 12:14 PM, WastedWizard wrote:
At 11/5/09 07:08 AM, HellboundNinja wrote: Im a Private First Class in the US Army...i only got like two years left. As of now i plan on quiting the US Army when my time comes and moving the England and joining the Royal Army. Gotta give up my US Citizenship but I dont really use it for much so im not bothered.
Whats the reason you want to come join us Brits haha?

Well my Girl and I jsut celebrated our 7 month Anniversry. I get deploy soon and if her and I can make it through me being deployed then were gonna look into making it a little more LONG term. And since i dont mind the military life to much I figured why not rejoin. Im not partial to where I live or who im affiliated with. Granted Im not the type to spy Ither cause if i swear my alligance I stick to my convictions. The only things that matters to me is who i live with...and i want to live with her. Since she loves england so much ill jsut go to her and do whats needed to stay there easily.


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 8th, 2009 @ 01:45 PM Reply

At 11/5/09 05:02 PM, Exige2009 wrote: Hmm...two things come to mind. Either you're full of crap (which isn't surprising on NG), Or you got royally F'd and slapped with a dishonorable discharge. Sounds like desertion to me. But hey, that's my opinion. I think this because you're not the only private I've seen kicked out/AWOL who fled to another country. Happens more than you all think.

Or how about America jsut annoys the hell out of me and the US Army has jsut pushed me over the edge. Dont get me wrong, Im a good soldier and im thankfull for the things opertunitys my cuntry have put before me...but im ready to move on with my life and persue an amazing opertuniy with a girl ive fallen in love with who is from london.
I deploy soon and have a pretty important job which i take very seriously and when im done doing my part and helping my fellow soldiers I want out of this shit to persue my life as i see fit


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 9th, 2009 @ 07:42 PM Reply

At 11/4/09 10:00 PM, iwantbrainz wrote: Can i join i would love to learn about the military :D

No, you're more than welcome to join in on the conversation, ask questions etc... But actual "membership" so to speak is reserved at my discretion to military, former military and once in a while contracted, not yet military.

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<<<<<Getting out of the army.

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At 11/9/09 07:44 PM, michelinman wrote: <<<<<Getting out of the army.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 11th, 2009 @ 08:11 PM Reply

Happy Veterans Day, my fellow service members!
Also, yesterday was the Marine Corps 234th Birthday, Happy Birthday Marines!

The Marine Corps has just been called by the New York Times, 'The elite of this country.' I think it is the elite of the world.
Admiral William Halsey, U.S. Navy

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 11th, 2009 @ 08:20 PM Reply

At 11/11/09 08:11 PM, KennyD wrote: Also, yesterday was the Marine Corps 234th Birthday, Happy Birthday Marines!

OohRah!

How did you guys like this year's message from the commandant? That video was pretty moto.

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Response to Military Crew Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 03:27 PM Reply

At 10/22/09 01:56 AM, sinfulwolf wrote:
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.

An 11B is an American Infantry Rifelman. didn't quite mean it the way I posted I guess. If you don't know what an Infantryman is though, there might be some problems.


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Response to Military Crew Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 10:30 PM Reply

At 11/12/09 03:27 PM, Psycho666 wrote:
An 11B is an American Infantry Rifelman. didn't quite mean it the way I posted I guess. If you don't know what an Infantryman is though, there might be some problems.

Or an 0311 in the Marines. But yea clearly if you don't know what infantry is you might not fit in this club well.