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Response to Military Crew Jun. 5th, 2011 @ 07:56 PM Reply

At 6/1/11 01:15 AM, Chymeraxe wrote:
BCT, basic combat training.

I'm going to Fort Benning Georgia.

Alright, have fun. It's not like Army training is very difficult. Bahahaha!

At 6/1/11 05:16 AM, Terlon wrote: Hey, everyone wish my father and me luck, we are both about to go overseas, me to afghanistan, him to iraq, and this is his last deployment.

Your dad is also in the military? He must be pretty highly ranked then. Best of luck, but there's not much going on in Iraq I'm sure he'll be fine.

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Response to Military Crew Jun. 6th, 2011 @ 10:16 PM Reply

5 Young Marines graduated and got discharged today. Two of them going in the corps, the rest going to college. One made sergeant in the young marines, so he starts out as a PFC in the Marine Corps; he goes to Parris Island in 20 days. The rest are going to college, one of them is looking into maybe enlisting when he graduates.

These people have become like my family, and I'm really sad to see them go; but they have bright futures ahead of them. As one of them said, "I am happy to say I am leaving the young marines, only because I now start my journey through the U.S. Marines."


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Response to Military Crew Jul. 9th, 2011 @ 08:18 PM Reply

I was on my first color guard today. It went really smooth as far as the movements go, ut the person in charge of music started playing the national anthem as soon as we got online, so by the time we marched to our position and presented colors, the anthem was already halfway through. But the C.O. and the drill instructor that taught me what to do said we did real good, and put the Army color guard he saw the other day to shame.

I was pretty nervous, and I was shaking a bit, but I hope it wasn't noticeable.


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Response to Military Crew Aug. 22nd, 2011 @ 11:46 AM Reply

Back in black fresh from Fort Benning Georgia. Oh yes.


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Response to Military Crew Aug. 22nd, 2011 @ 02:06 PM Reply

At 8/22/11 11:46 AM, Chymeraxe wrote: Back in black fresh from Fort Benning Georgia. Oh yes.

Congrats! One career begins as another ends. I've officially joined the ranks of the separated this month. It was a good 4 years.

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Response to Military Crew Jan. 1st, 2012 @ 01:40 AM Reply

Hello Guys! I'm sort of curious on military life and he military in general,I think it's interesting.

I'll just ask 2 questions for now.

How is the military in general and what is each branch like?(Not including the obvious differences)


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Response to Military Crew Jan. 14th, 2012 @ 10:05 PM Reply

Wow this thread is dead, I haven't looked here in forever.

Well, I just got promoted to LCpl in the young marines. And I'm going to leadership school at MCAS Cherry Point for a couple weekends.


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Response to Military Crew Jan. 23rd, 2012 @ 08:06 PM Reply

At 1/1/12 01:40 AM, LoliTastic wrote: Hello Guys! I'm sort of curious on military life and he military in general,I think it's interesting.

I'll just ask 2 questions for now.

How is the military in general and what is each branch like?(Not including the obvious differences)

The military is basically just a job, where you have restrictions and stringent codes of conduct. There's many things you can do in the military.

Marines -> Usually the most disciplined, harshest conditions, best bragging rights.
Army-> Lots of jobs, lots of people, looser regulations, long tours.
Navy-> You're on a ship, doing jobs on ships. Except for Navy pilots and Seals.
Air Force-> Mostly intelligence jobs, satellites, missiles, homeland defense, etc. 1% pilots. Best conditions for living.
Coast Guard-> Half-military, mostly department of homeland security. Limited jobs. Bases only on the coasts.

That's my summary of it.

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Response to Military Crew Jan. 24th, 2012 @ 05:42 AM Reply

Okay, so I'm an officer in the reserves. The AUSTRALIAN reserves, but on a scale of 1 to 10 how automatically detestable does that make me?

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Response to Military Crew Feb. 24th, 2012 @ 06:32 PM Reply

At 1 month ago, Lintire wrote: Okay, so I'm an officer in the reserves. The AUSTRALIAN reserves, but on a scale of 1 to 10 how automatically detestable does that make me?

An officer in the reserves that has a profile which says he/she is a 13 year old female.

Hai! I'm Ghandi.

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Response to Military Crew Feb. 24th, 2012 @ 07:00 PM Reply

Never in the Army, no intentions to join, but I thought I'd pay my respects to all those who put their lives on the line fighting for the freedom of others. I had a family friend, who came to town whenever my cousin did, who was in Iraq. Sadly, he was hit by a roadside bomb while riding in a jeep and was killed. I though I'd lend my sympathies out to those of you who had lost comrades, close friends, or even family in war.


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Response to Military Crew May. 8th, 2012 @ 03:21 AM Reply

Hey y'all Currently in my c school for the navy, At the moment I am a GMSN just took the advancment exam last cycle for petty officer. Stationed in san diego at the moment any other Newgrounds military members in the area? Could meet up and grab a coffee maybe a drink.


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Response to Military Crew May. 8th, 2012 @ 03:34 AM Reply

At 1/23/12 08:06 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 1/1/12 01:40 AM, LoliTastic wrote: Hello Guys! I'm sort of curious on military life and he military in general,I think it's interesting.

I'll just ask 2 questions for now.

How is the military in general and what is each branch like?(Not including the obvious differences)
The military is basically just a job, where you have restrictions and stringent codes of conduct. There's many things you can do in the military.

Marines -> Usually the most disciplined, harshest conditions, best bragging rights.
Army-> Lots of jobs, lots of people, looser regulations, long tours.
Navy-> You're on a ship, doing jobs on ships. Except for Navy pilots and Seals.
Air Force-> Mostly intelligence jobs, satellites, missiles, homeland defense, etc. 1% pilots. Best conditions for living.
Coast Guard-> Half-military, mostly department of homeland security. Limited jobs. Bases only on the coasts.

That's my summary of it.

Ha not even close when it comes to the navy!

Lot's of marines get stationed on ships especially amphibious assault ships! As for the bragging rights... Well yes maybe we don't go as hardcore as the marines or army.. But You spend 3in a half months out to sea not seeing land in sight and tell me we don't have bragging rights. Shit sucks.

But no Navy does not only work on ships, We have plenty of shore commands for sailors too. For example of the following MOS's

Gunners Mate- If you're not on a ship and you have a shore command you're most likely working in the armory handleing weapons, explosives and other ordinances. Or perhaps running the armory it's self and getting people qualified from army to marines to other sailor on how to properly fire the m9 pistol, m16 assault rifle or m14 rifle. Along with many other weapons such as the M240 or 50 caliber machine gun

Or IC's who will handle communications just like you see in the airforce commercials and make sure everything is going A OK in the whole military and they work with satellite communications just as well as ET's also.

CS's well they're just cooks but they cook for the bases too not just on ship's.

MA's (Master at arms) Basically military police stand gate guard or watch high profile people when they are on base to make sure nothing happens to them and also escort them off base. They also have many MA's on the borders of mexico to make sure no idiot military members venture there cause be honest with yourself you're not going to mexico to to buy groceries you're going there to be stupid! Plus ma's are also Military police so be careful around them.

And me personally I love working on the ship. I am a gunners mate and am a 5 inch tech at that. I love learning that weapon the few times I've had the privleage to fire the weapon myself It feels like you could take on every nation and it's armys with that weapon.

Navy is bad ass. Plus all the ports you will pull into and they women you will see my friend. I've been to 6 differnt countries, Slept with a woman from each of those countries.

Navy is the best.


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Response to Military Crew May. 11th, 2012 @ 10:42 AM Reply

The military &its contracts suck, don't join unless you want to sit around and not kill anyone.
The army is just a cover for out black hippie president.


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Response to Military Crew May. 11th, 2012 @ 12:11 PM Reply

At 5/8/12 03:34 AM, The-word-destroyer wrote: But no Navy does not only work on ships, We have plenty of shore commands for sailors too. For example of the following MOS's

You still have most of your sailors on ships. Hence the name sailor.

Navy is bad ass. Plus all the ports you will pull into and they women you will see my friend. I've been to 6 differnt countries, Slept with a woman from each of those countries.

Because the Navy is the only one to do that? Right.....

Navy is the gayest.

Fixed for accuracy.

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At 5/11/12 10:42 AM, nakedxbabe wrote: The military &its contracts suck, don't join unless you want to sit around and not kill anyone.
The army is just a cover for out black hippie president.

Go shoot yourself.

Clearly you lack an education. Or an IQ of over 60.

Then again ignorance is bliss.

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Response to Military Crew May. 11th, 2012 @ 07:32 PM Reply

So I'm going to Parris Island for a week with the young marines in July. I'll turn 17 while I'm there, so hopefully I will be able to enlist when I get back. Gave the recruiter my number a while back; he said he would call me in May. Still waiting to hear from him.


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Response to Military Crew May. 16th, 2012 @ 11:46 AM Reply

At 5/11/12 07:32 PM, IncendiaryProduction wrote: So I'm going to Parris Island for a week with the young marines in July. I'll turn 17 while I'm there, so hopefully I will be able to enlist when I get back. Gave the recruiter my number a while back; he said he would call me in May. Still waiting to hear from him.

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I never regretted being a Hollywood Marine. Although we can always have a debate on what's worst, all the creepy crawlers at Parris Island, or the deadly hills of Southern California.

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Response to Military Crew May. 16th, 2012 @ 03:01 PM Reply

At 5/16/12 11:46 AM, SpiffyMasta wrote: Although we can always have a debate on what's worst, all the creepy crawlers at Parris Island, or the deadly hills of Southern California.

Haha, I've heard that argument a million times. I don't think anyone will ever agree on it.


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Response to Military Crew May. 25th, 2012 @ 12:06 PM Reply

At 5/16/12 03:01 PM, IncendiaryProduction wrote:
Haha, I've heard that argument a million times. I don't think anyone will ever agree on it.

No, and us West Coasters will always say we have it worst, and the East Coasters will always say they had it worst.

Really, either way, it's not easy lol.

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Response to Military Crew May. 25th, 2012 @ 07:13 PM Reply

Sup folks.

Private in the Mississippi National Guard. Hopefully PFC within the month!

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Response to Military Crew Jun. 24th, 2012 @ 07:56 PM Reply

At 6/24/12 01:49 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: assholes talking shit could you give a hand?

Gladly.

And since the damn recruiter never called me back, and I'm turning 17 on the 11th, can someone tell me how to get in contact with a recruiter? I talked to him at my school, so I don't know how to find a phone number or address of a recruiting station. The training officer with my Young Marines Unit wants to go with me when I talk to the recruiter, he used to be a recruiter in the Marine Corps (in fact, he said the reason he left is because being a recruiter he saw a side of the corps he didn't like) and and he wants to make sure I don't do anything to screw myself over.

Oh, and we heard back from instructors at PI, and it is certain that we will be on the rappel tower while we are there :( I'm pretty sure I will have to be pushed off.


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Response to Military Crew Jun. 28th, 2012 @ 06:34 PM Reply

At 6/24/12 07:56 PM, IncendiaryProduction wrote: Oh, and we heard back from instructors at PI, and it is certain that we will be on the rappel tower while we are there :( I'm pretty sure I will have to be pushed off.

Nothing like jumping off a building with nothing but ropes.

You should probably be able to find information about recruiters on the internet I would imagine.

GOOGLE IT =)

or the marines.com website I bet.

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Response to Military Crew Jun. 29th, 2012 @ 07:28 PM Reply

At 6/28/12 06:34 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 6/24/12 07:56 PM, IncendiaryProduction wrote: Oh, and we heard back from instructors at PI, and it is certain that we will be on the rappel tower while we are there :( I'm pretty sure I will have to be pushed off.
Nothing like jumping off a building with nothing but ropes.

You should probably be able to find information about recruiters on the internet I would imagine.

GOOGLE IT =)

or the marines.com website I bet.

Yeah, I went to the marines.com website and got the phone number and address. Now I just need to sneak over there and talk to them without my mom knowing haha. She keeps telling me that she wants to be there, and she will give me consent to enlist at 17. But yet every time I bring it up she puts it off, so I would like to at least go over and get some of my questions answered.


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Response to Military Crew Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 09:55 PM Reply

My week at Parris Island was... interesting. The Gunnery Sergeant that is the CO of a Young Marine Unit (and a former DI) brought it to the attention of both our Drill Instructors and and the rappel instructors that it was my birthday. And he brought it to their attention as I was stepping right onto the top of the fucking tower.

It went like this:

Gunny: Hey Guide!!
Me: AYE SIR!!
Gunny: What's today?
Me: 7/11 SIR
Gunny: What's significant about that, guide?
Me: ...IT'S A LUCKY NUMBER SIR
Gunny: It's also your birthday, right?
Me: ....
DI: SAY SOMETHING GUIDE
Me: AYE SIR, YES SIR IT IS
* Drill instructor's eyes light up*

So the rappel instructor slacked me, and I hit the wall kind of hard but it was pretty fun. And then they had me do it again, so I could do it once correctly. Usually I am terrified of heights, but I thought it was pretty fun. And then they gave me another present by having me do the gas chamber twice. It obviously wasn't full power since we were minors, but it still hurt really fucking bad; the real thing is going to be completely horrible. The instructor said that it was just the left overs from the day before when some recruits went through, but Gunny said that they were lying and some recruits had been through that morning. The good thing about experiencing that though, is that at least now I know what to expect. It's still going to be horrible, but I know what to expect and I won't panic when I do the real thing.

On another note, I learned that Drill Instructors despise NJROTC cadets. There were some from some state up north the same time period that we were there, and the DIs sure did give them hell. They still got on us real bad, but they gave the cadets extra attention. One, Cadet Morrow, was especially funny to watch be dealt with. He started crying while the instructors were demonstrating the rappel tower, and so the DIs got all over him until he was balling. Then they had him stand in front of the tower and scream "MOMMY SAVE ME, MOMMY SAVE ME, MOMMY SAVE ME" for a while.


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Response to Military Crew Jul. 20th, 2012 @ 08:16 PM Reply

I'm sort of considering joining the military. I'm from Canada and posted in this club once when I was in junior cadets last year. I got both my White & Red stars and sort of enjoyed it. I've even listed my pros and cons in case I do register for the army sometime in the future, even though I'm only 17 right now. Most 17 year old Canadians aren't as keen on fighting terrorists than some categories but I like to research lots about democracy in the middle east, units tracking down ring leaders and I have dozens of books on soldiers of war. Anyway, here's the list I made.

Pros
-Extremely fast for my age
-Knowledgeable about military history
-Willing to make sacrifice for freedom
-Great sense of humour (I had to include this)
-I have some decently high academics

Cons
-Not to strong upper body strength
-Can't go 10 minutes without a drink
-Somewhat bad temper

I'm also just convinced that even if I did suck it up and sign up when I'm old enough that I just wouldn't make it because of so many little flaws that would bug me.


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Response to Military Crew Aug. 16th, 2012 @ 05:35 PM Reply

Well shit. I have a cyst on my lower back (it's not a big deal, it doesn't hurt or itch or anything), and apparently that is a disqualifier. I am going to have to get surgery (after which you cannot do any physical activity for 4 FUCKING WEEKS) and then wait an extra 6 months before I will be eligible to enlist again.


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Response to Military Crew Aug. 18th, 2012 @ 03:54 AM Reply

Went to MEPS on Thursday and was treated to a full serving of medical checkups with a side of TAPAS (I took ASVAB prior). Took my Oath, signed the contract, yadda yadda yadda, qualified for everything so I'm all set to enter the Army. My MOS is 68W, so if I for any reason get deployed to the frontlines in Afganistan, I hope they don't put medics on their priority hit list. The bastards probably do.

If all goes well, I ship off to boot around the later of half of this coming January. I hope I don't die :P


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Response to Military Crew Mar. 29th, 2013 @ 11:59 PM Reply

I know the military isn't about making friends or chilling with buddies all of the time, but I am worried about the fact that I haven't bonded with any of the other guys that I have met at MEPS (been twice on an overnight stay) besides one.

I make friends pretty easily usually and I become pals with just about every person that I meet, but most people I see joining seem quite strange to me. They aren't what I was expecting at all. Most seemed very out of shape, nearly all of them were socially awkward to say the least, weren't very bright, and the majority were taking everything FAR to seriously.
Whenever an Airmen at the base would instruct us on what to do, I would reply with a respectful "Yes sir". 90% of the other recruits would bellow "AYE AYE SIR!!" as loud as they could. I didn't see the need for all that since we were just here to get our blood drawn and have a vision test.

Whenever we were talking about what jobs we were signing for I told them that I was planning on an intelligence job. Most guys were like "LOLOL CHAIR FORCE AMIRIGHT, I'M GONNA BE TEH RECON SNIPER" and "I JUST WANNA BLOW UP TOWELHEADS" despite being borderline on the weight limit and not looking like they could run 50 feet. I knew that
Thankfully most of the AF guys seemed a lot more chill. In general the most common personality type seemed to be people with cripplingly low self-esteem and social skills trying to prove how much of a hardass they are and not really having a career plan.

I know this all seems judgmental and petty, but I really don't want to be miserable and friendless the whole time I am in the Air Force. Maybe it is something that I am just not getting and I should be more formal?


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Response to Military Crew Apr. 18th, 2013 @ 03:38 AM Reply

I'm currently in the process of joining the USAF. Anyone have any tips for BMT and the Air Force in general?


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