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  1. #1 I am about to join the Army!!! 
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    Zech Marquis The 2nd (204 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sat Feb-27-10 10:08 AM
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    I am about to join the Army!!!

    Monday morning I'll be up bright and early at the MEPS in Fort Lee VA, as I will be sworn into the Army :bounce: Last summer i had actually started processing for the Navy Reserve, but the recruiter was quite flakey, and the Navy didn't have any good job openings at all (not even for OCS applicants).

    So why would I want to join the Army? having grown up as a military dependent, it feels very odd not to be moving every few years. Now I am currently working at Best Buy, and honestly I really like the company as a whole (and my co workers even more than that). Plus I just finished my college algebra course, which will allow me to finally complete my undergrad degree in International Studies. So I had several ways to go forward, and I decided that I'd look good in uniform :-)

    My contract won't be finalized until the guidance consuelor and I meet Monday, but I am looking at starting as an IT Specialist (25b), then going for becoming an officer. I'm 37, so it'd be easier and quicker to enlist first, then with my degree work towards OCS. I've been working out and running since September--I;m 5 foot 10, 205 :-) My running time is pretty good, and I'll use the time left until I ship to keep improving on ir. So I'm really excited to be serving my country, and no amount of Fox "News" and those stupid ass tea party rednecks will stop me.
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    4. a war machine job is a good bet in a militaristic nation like the US nt
    It gets better,.,,,

    brewens Donating Member (320 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sat Feb-27-10 10:32 AM
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    20. At first opportunity use your military experience to jump ship to Blackwater

    or whatever they call themselves now. Gather all the dirt you can and write a tell all book. Rake in million, evade the assassins and buy an Island somewhere!
    and this

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    129. You apprently have not been in the military. He would not be anything if it didn't support the

    mission, which, lately, is to engage in wars of choice that act out self-fulling prophecies that kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people. There is no expectation that any of that will change - EVER - so . . . what goes around comes around, America.
    classy people...
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    Thank you.

    Edited on Sat Feb-27-10 10:13 AM by WilliamPitt


    Serve well. Be safe. Come home.

    Zech Marquis The 2nd (204 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sat Feb-27-10 10:45 AM
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    27. Thanks man!!!

    I'll make you all proud of me! :-)
    Surprisingly quite a few thank him and have positive things to share. Is this a change because it's Obama in charge now?
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    37, enlisted, then OCS. Not likely. With his politics he will struggle even harder. Not that he has a minority opinion, just that liberals like him don't get along well when they open their huge pie holes.
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    5'10" and 205? Good thing he's not joining the AF I guess. That'll get you kicked out pretty quickly here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    5'10" and 205? Good thing he's not joining the AF I guess. That'll get you kicked out pretty quickly here.
    5'10" and 205 at 37 is probably borderline. He gets a few extra pork points for age. Apologies Rockn.:p
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    5'10" and 205 at 37 is probably borderline. He gets a few extra pork points for age. Apologies Rockn.:p
    Oh hey no problem! A little bacon is becoming on a hog!:D
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    Hmmmmmm, a 37y/o liberal recruit with a 25y/o DI? Ought to be fun. Maybe he just couldn't make it as a 37y/o kollege edukated stock boy at Best Buy. Maybe he's gay and wants some life in the barracks.

    Still, finishing his undergrad at 37 shows that this guy really, really has a firm handle on where he wants to go in life........

    Lots'O'Luck DUmmie......:D

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    Hmmmmmm, a 37y/o liberal recruit with a 25y/o DI? Ought to be fun. Maybe he just couldn't make it as a 37y/o kollege edukated stock boy at Best Buy. Maybe he's gay and wants some life in the barracks.
    Or maybe he wants to serve and decided that even at 37, he has what it takes. Can we leave this kind of thing to the DUmmies, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Or maybe he wants to serve and decided that even at 37, he has what it takes. Can we leave this kind of thing to the DUmmies, please?
    In all fairness his own arguments for enlisting revolved around his dislike of his current job, he likes to move a lot and thinks he'd look good in a uniform. There's not much there to warrant a lot of praise. The fact he is enlisting is a big plus, but his rationale does nothing for him.
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    The fact he is enlisting is a big plus, but his rationale does nothing for him
    As with all things, the day he steps off the bus, and meets his DI, all that will change. He will find a purpose...or find himself on the way out.

    The acid test will tell.
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