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  1. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Quite understanding of that. More I possibly could say but from my perspective, military does not deserve such satisfaction. If that offends 'brethren' soldiers, apologies but I doubt it does.

    My hesitation in posting here was out of respect for those who who brought honor to service. I quite understand that too.
     
  2. Mikhail Naumov

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    In the Marines it isn't about your country (well sort of, for some people), it isn't about your branch, it isn't about anything like that. It's about the people right next to you, people you come to feel that you would give your life for.
     
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    It is the same for Navy as well. Despite short chaining, I did manage to know a few buds. I am not posting bitter grapes over those serving save for the ones what seem keen to serve the bureaucracy and bullshit. Even then it isn't so much grapes for them as for the bullshit itself. Some have no choice, or are led to think they do not. To me they are ones who gave up, after also being ones which drill into our minds we never give up. Go figure that. Doubt it squares by any logic.

    Like I said. I no longer desire being back in. I am kind of at a loss to why I was put out. Oh well, military had its chance. Got a wife and boyfriend now. Got something that resembles life and possibly the start of a career after trying to figure shit out. Now, I am not worried about it. I got better things to do, better people to serve and to enjoy in company. I still respect those serving and never have not.

    It may seem that way to some. Apologies if it does, I have not intended it as such, have tried to word it carefully for clarity and comprehension. That is why I hesitated posting. Yes, I served, briefly. The briefly was not exactly my choice. Did not comprehend then or now. It's alright though. I am continuing on in life.
     
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    Best friend in the world did 20 Army....We rib each other about the peculiarity's of each other choice, but we both know we served, and thats the important thing too us.

    Selector could have offered me anything but a bird farm and I would have been a 25 year sailor. Life has turned out well for me though as the house is almost paid for and I'm playing with the first grand-baby between keystrokes.


    One never knows what life is gonna throw your way....Adapt and overcome.
     
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    Whats a bird farm?

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    Aircraft carrier for you non-swabbie types.
     
  7. Mikhail Naumov

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    Now that right there is squid talk you see.
     
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    Just as long as no one mentions needing the bulkhead removal cream we'll be fine. Recall that it took a week to figure out where the hatch had been relocated to in the process. Still not quite sure that Ricky thought moving the forward hold served any logical purpose.
     
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    This is why I became a jarhead, come in fast and hit them hard. No fucking around with 50 year old bird farms or doing slave labor on the deck. Sorry squids. Also how in the hell is cream going to remove an entire piece of a ship/bird that serves as a wall?
     
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    MyMagicMist Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    "Ancient squid only secret, there, leatherneck." ;) :):p
     
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    I couldn't even find that shit on google.
     
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    Don't you just hate it when a humble little squid out foxes a devil dog? :)

    That's the whole secret, no such critter as bulkhead remover cream. It's a useful gag often applied to recruits. "Go fetch the bulkhead removal cream, double time! We need this bulkhead gone!" Then, they watch as the poor Ricky runs around bashing their head on bulkheads trying to find the non-existing stuff.

    Also, apologies in having a mild chuckle at your expense, sir. It was meant in good fun & not maliciously.
     
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    I figured it didn't exist to begin with, or it was a euphemism for something else.
     
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    USS Carl Vinson 83 85 GO NAVY
     
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    USS Anchorage LSD 36 Gator Navy 86-90


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    Spent 2 weeks there in 82 fun place.
     
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    USN 84—88 FC for Phalanx. FC = Fire Control is maintaining, repairing and operating the weapon systems.
    Finished at Great Lakes doing the school thing working with new students at C school.
    Was very hard adjusting to Civilian life after being fully immersed in the society of military. You get used to the routine of being at your appointed place and time and knowing what the rules are.
    Outside, it's a free for all!
    Needless to say my son opted for National Guard and had fun with blowing up stuff.
     
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    US Army, (2003 - 2011) Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 10th Mountain Division.
    OIF '05-'06
    OEF '08-'10
     
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    Active Air Force 1Lt, 11H. Prior E-5 as a 1N1 and 1U.

    2008-Present
    OIF, 2009
     
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    96 -00. 16th SOW. Gunship avionics.
     
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    Hence the wrthog78? Love warthogs. I used to fly in Blackhawks. My pic is me at an LZ.
     
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    1997 to current
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    1984 - 2010
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    Stationed at RAF Mildenhall England and LRAFB Arkansas
    WRWAP ANG Base OKC, OK
     
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    Kudos on the Eddie pic.


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    Thanks, I'm a Iron Maiden Lifer fan. Saw them in concert back in the early 80s and then again with my son back in February.
     
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    HvyMtl Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Nice. I've seen them a few times myself and love them. As a fan you'll appreciate that I've drank at a bar with Nicko.


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    I'm brand new here currently serving US ARMY
    I'm a 91B All wheeled vehicle mechanics
    Station at FT Riley KS
     
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    Wheeled I do tracks sometimes you now how it is
     
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    Did Army stuff for 22 years longer than my first 3 year mistake... made lots of silly decisions so decided to go to the dark side and get paid more for making silly decisions and creating good ideas haha but please don't hold that against me!
     
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    Well not sure I should be posting in here, 13 years in the New Zealand army, 6 Artillery rest in Infantry.
     
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    Why shouldn't you?
     
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    Not sure I'd consider myself a vet as I never served over seas except training.
     
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    Spent 10 years in the Marine Corps, been out since 94,fuck I'm old......

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    Welcome! I'm new here myself!
     
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    My husband just retired from the Navy which means Army v Navy game is always a fun day at my house haha I'd say "Go Amy beat Navy" but who am I kidding... we suck at football :(
     
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    Kind of like keys to the dropzone? Blinker fluid? Box of grid squares?
     
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    Welcome.


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    Much the same.
     
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    USN Fire Control Technician Petty Officer 2nd Class (FC2) My system was GD Mk. 15 CIWS (Phalanx) Nick named "Sea Wiz".
    Been off the grid with VU for some time thanks to a relapse on pipes and cigars. A very recent bad day with mucho blood clots in the lungs from my legs has me highly motivated to stop that insanity and start puffing some vaporized baccy juice and vanilla cupcakes.
    I have my old mod box and a couple kanger tanks now. I also have enough 100mg nicotine for a 100 years (4 gal of NicSelect PG)!
    I have a lot of catching up to do, as I want a TC mod that won't scorch my cupcake juice!
    Oh yeah, I got out in 1988 after a lot of schools and bullshite duty stations from 198. I was unceremoniously sent packing after my thyroid failed on me, and my protests about radiation from 25 mega watts maybe might have helped it go to crap.
    Those were the Reagan Navy years and he had swabbies going high and tight with military creases on our damn dungarees! It was a badass Navy though and we were in a war of attrition with the Soviets beating their brains out with our expensive high tech shit like Aegis Fire Control. He wanted a 600 war ship fleet and in the end we broke the commies with better sailors all around doing stuff like Unreps and seriously advanced type weapons the Soviets couldnt build and maintain even if we supplied tech support!
    So in my mind what makes the US Uniformed services the best in the world is our gifted and intelligent members doing the hardest stuff with precision and most important, "Esperit De Corps" That's the fancy word for the uncommon valor with our brotherhood in arms.
    That was then and I hope some of that is still going strong ☺️
    Now on too getting my vaping thing together!
     
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    That's some cool shit I would love to hear about, and your a Vet!
     
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    Oh lets see. About 8 years of boredom. 2 years of being as cold as shit in rain/snow/gales while hungry and tired. 13 years of unrelenting bullshit from 19 yo officers. and probably 2 months of OMG this clown is gonna get me killed.
     
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    @kevinjp its the world wide unrelenting story of life in the military! HURRY UP and wait!! Followed by long periods of boredom interrupted by brief periods of panic.
     
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    That's true, having said that I must be crazy.... I actually miss it at times. Got mates you don't see for years yet when you do it's straight out on the piss and a good time had by all (if we don't get arrested)
     
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    Wow, glad to see so many Active/Vets of all different militaries! Reading the past comments has been a history in military culture!
    Thanks for your service All!!

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    US Army:68-72,mos-67v20,OH-6A scout crewchief.
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    1st.tour-Jan.70/dec.70. A trp.7/17th ACR,1st Avn.Bde. II corps,the central highlands.

    2nd.tour-may.71/feb.72. D trp.3/5th Cav.101st Abn.Div. Northern I corps.The DMZ baby.Senior scout CE.

    100% SC/P&T since 1982.

    "fuck it,it don't mean nuthin"
     
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    U.S.A.F., 6920th ESG, Misawa AB, Japan ... 1985-1987
     
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    USAF 1990 - 2005 Search and Rescue..
     
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    USAF Ret. Egress mech. Desert Shield/Desert Storm Been all over the place.
     

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