• Thinking of Joining the Military? V2
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Well my parents didn't really approve as expected. Ill just finish college as Its probably the right thing to do since my parents have been taking care of me my whole life. Maybe after college.
[QUOTE=Jmir 54;34580896]Well my parents didn't really approve as expected. Ill just finish college as Its probably the right thing to do since my parents have been taking care of me my whole life. Maybe after college.[/QUOTE]Sounds like they got you by the balls, man
[QUOTE=jgerm529;34578623]What day exactly do you ship? My ship date is Sept 9th to head to Parris Island.[/QUOTE] Sept. 13th or 14th if I recall correctly, shipping to Parris Island as well. I could leave earlier if I feel like I'm capable of passing an official IST but I think I will just take my time and leave when I'm supposed to.
[QUOTE=UncleJimmema;34580289]You're gonna get FUUUUCKed at MCT. East coast mct is entirely in the field with no libo what so ever. West coast on the other hand spends maybe 12 days in the field, gets libo every weekend (depending on the company) and gets an all nighter in oceanside after the final test.[/QUOTE] Well what's a guy to do other than to deal with it right? And what does libo mean?
I took the ASVAB last week on a whim, and the Air Force is looking more and more attractive to me as time goes on. I'll have my results in a week, and if I'm apt, I may actually consider joining up instead of uni. The problem is I have no idea what the Air Force entails, especially since I have no idea what I would want to do. I guess that is what the test is for, though, right? I found out last week that my next-door neighbor got a perfect score on the test. I don't know if it's all that special, but I thought it was pretty cool.
So my brother is an Iraq war vet, and he is strongly against the idea of me joining the military, so are my parents. My mom plays it off as a joke whenever I mention it, and I haven't mentioned it to my brother yet. How can I tell them that I intend to join the Army/Marines, without my brother choking me out on the spot and my mom beating me with a belt just like the good ol' days?
[QUOTE=jgerm529;34582603]Well what's a guy to do other than to deal with it right? And what does libo mean?[/QUOTE] Liberty, as in go out and be a normal person.
I can answer people's questions about the Army, Infantry or life on Ft Campbell, Ky. I'm currently an Infantryman in 1/327, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Dont mind the British Army avatar :p .
[QUOTE=leadpill42;34583457]So my brother is an Iraq war vet, and he is strongly against the idea of me joining the military, so are my parents. My mom plays it off as a joke whenever I mention it, and I haven't mentioned it to my brother yet. How can I tell them that I intend to join the Army/Marines, without my brother choking me out on the spot and my mom beating me with a belt just like the good ol' days?[/QUOTE] I'm in a similar situation, except for the fact that my father is a Vietnam Veteran. He [B]despises[/B] the military, and when I say that I mean the command structure, not the individual soldiers, sailors, and pilots. He was horrified at the thought of joining the military. I guess that's an understandable mentality from a man that has two purple hearts and has been shot down over enemy lines three times.
[QUOTE=EurofanBMW;34584289]I can answer people's questions about the Army, Infantry or life on Ft Campbell, Ky. I'm currently an Infantryman in 1/327, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Dont mind the British Army avatar :p .[/QUOTE] How did you end up in the 101st? Was it just luck of the draw, or did you ask to be assigned there? Assuming you did AA school, what was it like? This might be a bit of an odd question, but what do infantrymen do when they're not deployed or on a field exercise or something? Like, what's your most typical 9 to 5 job?
Yall better sign up and get shot over money, profits and other petty sh, semper fidelis ahoy [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Why Reply?" - Megafan))[/highlight]
[QUOTE=Isuzu;34586606]Yall better sign up and get shot over money, profits and other petty sh, semper fidelis ahoy[/QUOTE] That's funny, I don't get shot at for that stuff. I just save people's lives instead nbd though.
Is there anything in the United States Army for a twentysomething guy with a BA degree in history?
[QUOTE=UncleJimmema;34584067]Liberty, as in go out and be a normal person.[/QUOTE] Ah, makes sense and is that part of why I've been told west coast Marines are "Hollywood Marines" by my Recruiter/ other Marines?
[QUOTE=Isuzu;34586606]Yall better sign up and get shot over money, profits and other petty sh, semper fidelis ahoy[/QUOTE] hey no one cares
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;34591277]Is there anything in the United States Army for a twentysomething guy with a BA degree in history?[/QUOTE] Infantry.
[QUOTE=jgerm529;34593192]Ah, makes sense and is that part of why I've been told west coast Marines are "Hollywood Marines" by my Recruiter/ other Marines?[/QUOTE] I think that's just because of the relative proximity of those Marines to Hollywood. And I might have read somewhere that Parris Island training is considered harder than San Diego, but I don't know why. OH, I just remembered that during WWII there was a battalion or division or something of reserve Marines that were used as extras in some Hollywood films. That's why.
fuck man theyre shipping my ass to south carolina in the fucking summer as an automated logistical specialist. i dont know shit about south carolina.
Does anyone know about AOCS at NAS Pensacola? What they instruct there?
I can answer questions about flying high above the best (Army Aviation) Within my limited scope of experience, as I am still in USAALS.
I have a quick question for you guys. I may be visiting Japan this summer, and I have a few friends that are stationed there. How hard is it for an American civilian to visit an American base on foreign soil?
[QUOTE=Apache249;34601221]Does anyone know about AOCS at NAS Pensacola? What they instruct there?[/QUOTE] Well the fact it's in p cola all I can really say is aviation stuff and not much else really.
Is there a chance for a unfit guy like me to pass BMT? [img]http://www.facepunch.com/fp/ratings/funny2.png[/img]
[QUOTE=FreezingStorm;34616156]Is there a chance for a unfit guy like me to pass BMT? [img]http://www.facepunch.com/fp/ratings/funny2.png[/img][/QUOTE] Haha I was so unfit when I went to navy boot camp you'll be fine.
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[QUOTE=Amerigo;34585132]How did you end up in the 101st? Was it just luck of the draw, or did you ask to be assigned there? Assuming you did AA school, what was it like? This might be a bit of an odd question, but what do infantrymen do when they're not deployed or on a field exercise or something? Like, what's your most typical 9 to 5 job?[/QUOTE] My drill sergeant said, "hey dickwad..you want germany right? That fucking sucks...youre going to campbell". It really is luck of the draw..and no..I havnt been to air assault school yet...in fact..most soldiers I know here havnt been to AA school yet. Ill answer the rest later..just got done with a 4 day platoon assault ftx and am FUCKING exhausted...
I've come up with a simple graphic representation of what everyones life becomes when you join the military. It's pretty much on the dot [img]http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7093/mahreens.jpg[/img]
So I'm still having a collosal life-crisis about whether or not I should join the Air Force. Is there anyone here that's in the United States Air Force? Could you toss me some information about your day-to-day, like what you do? If I could do anything in the service, it would be to become a pilot. Whether it be a jet fighter or an AC-130 doesn't really matter to me as long as I'm in the sky. Also, as a side-question, are there such things as reserve pilots for the Air Force? If I can't do full-time, that would be fantastic. Just part-time ANYTHING in the Air Force would be wonderful.
[QUOTE=ewitwins;34706327]So I'm still having a collosal life-crisis about whether or not I should join the Air Force. Is there anyone here that's in the United States Air Force? Could you toss me some information about your day-to-day, like what you do? If I could do anything in the service, it would be to become a pilot. Whether it be a jet fighter or an AC-130 doesn't really matter to me as long as I'm in the sky. Also, as a side-question, are there such things as reserve pilots for the Air Force? If I can't do full-time, that would be fantastic. Just part-time ANYTHING in the Air Force would be wonderful.[/QUOTE] PM JeffAnderson, He's active duty airforce [url]http://www.facepunch.com/members/159897-JeffAndersen[/url]
Thanks UncleJimmema, message sent.
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