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  • Yes, I served and it was during a time of war

    13 20.31%
  • Yes, I served and it was during peace time

    7 10.94%
  • Yes, I have family who served during a time of war

    33 51.56%
  • Yes, I have family who served during peace time

    6 9.38%
  • I've never been in the military - so no

    1 1.56%
  • Nobody in my family has been in any branch of the military

    4 6.25%
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Different mission, different environment.
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    Me too! Beirut! Woo hoo!
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Yo Kev, use the 'reply with quote' button, it's your friend.
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Yo Kev, use the 'reply with quote' button, it's your friend.
    Israel? Hmmm... Sir Bud? Thanks for the advice, btw. Still learning...
    Last edited by Kev316; 12-11-10 at 10:47 PM.
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Good luck on that. It's hard to describe what working on the flight deck is like, but it's not the kind of situation that lends itself well to automation.
    Well, you might have to redesign the whole carrier...
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    In early 77, I was up for transfer and was offered my choice of aircraft carriers out of Norfolk. I was also up for re-enlistment, and told the Bupers Detailer that I would not re-up for carrier duty. Out of 12 years, I had 3 sea duty tours and one shore duty tour, and as an ET, that was out of whack. Got no sympathy.....so I got out. Not once did I ever get my first, or second, choice when up for transfer.
    Carrier duty is hard....especially if you have family.
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Both my grandfathers served during wartime. One in WWII and Korea and the other in just Korea. I think that's why my parents are so anti-war because of the brutalities my grandfathers faced (one was in the Bataan Death March).

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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Didn't take me long in the Navy to realize I should have gone Air Force. The USAF treats its people pretty good. Enlisteds prepare the planes for the officers to fly off in, and get shot at. You can bet the pilots treat their ground crews well. OTOH, one went up to my brother, jet engine mechanic, and said "come with me, we're gonna fly". My brother said, "I don't fly". Pilot says, anybody who works on my plane, flies on my plane. Brother said that event made him see the value in being a very careful mechanic.
    Before anyone gets offended this is meant in jest.

    In my work I have sold lots of equipment at a large Army Post here in Texas. As an Air Force Vet I get lots of cracks about the AF not really being a military service. I usually respond by asking if they (usually Warrants or Senior NCOs) would like me to demonstrate why the Air Force has the most intelligent enlisted people.

    In the Air Force - the most intelligent of the enlisted forces - The enlisted man gently awakens the officer, helps him into his flight suit, straps him into a multi-billion dollar fighting machine and leaves him with the words - "Good Luck Sir. If you come back in one piece I will patch your aircraft and we can do this all again tomorrow.

    The Navy - the second most intelligent enlisted force - does essentially the same thing, except they perform these duties while sitting on a multi-multi- billion dollar staging platform surrounded by the deep blue sea and presenting an easily found and acquired target for the enemy.

    The Army - the next to least intelligent enlisted force - reverse the scenario. The officer barges into the enlisted quarters, usually some god forsaken tent in a god forsaken environment, loudly announces his presence, rouses the enlisted guys directs them to grab their weapons and hit the orad. They leave the enlisted with the parting words - go out and get those bad guys, I'll stay here and tell you where to find them. If you come back we will have some rations waiting and tomorrow we can do it again.

    The Marine - the intelligence is equal force. In the Marines, the officers and enlisted share the same squalor, all carry weapons and they start each day saying - hell yeah lets go kill some bad guys. They don't worry about coming back for another day, after all they are Marines - they KNOW they will be the ones coming back. They look forward to the adventure so much the enemy doesn't stand a chance.

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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    Before anyone gets offended this is meant in jest.

    In my work I have sold lots of equipment at a large Army Post here in Texas. As an Air Force Vet I get lots of cracks about the AF not really being a military service. I usually respond by asking if they (usually Warrants or Senior NCOs) would like me to demonstrate why the Air Force has the most intelligent enlisted people.

    In the Air Force - the most intelligent of the enlisted forces - The enlisted man gently awakens the officer, helps him into his flight suit, straps him into a multi-billion dollar fighting machine and leaves him with the words - "Good Luck Sir. If you come back in one piece I will patch your aircraft and we can do this all again tomorrow.

    The Navy - the second most intelligent enlisted force - does essentially the same thing, except they perform these duties while sitting on a multi-multi- billion dollar staging platform surrounded by the deep blue sea and presenting an easily found and acquired target for the enemy.

    The Army - the next to least intelligent enlisted force - reverse the scenario. The officer barges into the enlisted quarters, usually some god forsaken tent in a god forsaken environment, loudly announces his presence, rouses the enlisted guys directs them to grab their weapons and hit the orad. They leave the enlisted with the parting words - go out and get those bad guys, I'll stay here and tell you where to find them. If you come back we will have some rations waiting and tomorrow we can do it again.

    The Marine - the intelligence is equal force. In the Marines, the officers and enlisted share the same squalor, all carry weapons and they start each day saying - hell yeah lets go kill some bad guys. They don't worry about coming back for another day, after all they are Marines - they KNOW they will be the ones coming back. They look forward to the adventure so much the enemy doesn't stand a chance.
    and Coast Guard is Navy Lite....unleaded, no caffeine, no high fructose sugar...
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    Re: Have you or a family member served in the military

    Mother and Father were in the Air-Force. Father retired after 20 years, but neither saw combat. Grandfather and Great-Grandfather on my father's side served in the Air-Force and Navy as medics.

    I tried to enlist recently but was turned down for medical reasons.

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