• Thinking of Joining the Military? V3
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[QUOTE=Hardpoint Nomad;52188290]You already know it.[/QUOTE] They should just give us the 214 in blanket form since everybody tends to nab one after service. I was tempted to fill out the blanket for ultimate satisfaction. Oh and keep in mind that you'll be placed in an inactive reserve role if you did 8 years or less. So you can go to the MPF and snag a reservist card and keep your benefits until you hit that 8 year mark. [QUOTE=Viper123_SWE;52188518]For us non-American servicemen, what does this mean?[/QUOTE] [quote]The DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, generally referred to as a "DD 214", is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation, or discharge from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States[/quote]
[QUOTE=Viper123_SWE;52188518]For us non-American servicemen, what does this mean?[/QUOTE] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrKi2EyJzqo[/media]
I'm here in SK. Just wanna give people an accurate depiction of how we are reacting to the threat. [editline]21st May 2017[/editline] Aka we aint too worried
Active Duty AF currently "deployed" to a secret undisclosed location in the Middle East that the AF totally does not send a million people to each year. I just had steak and mashed potatoes, and I'm about to go back to the DFAC for some ice cream. It's a long and grueling 5 minute walk. I don't think I'll be able to make it another week without complaining about the AC being too cold. Life is hard. /s
Hey, active duty LCpl of Marines here The other day I was called by an officer recruiter for a commissioning program. I didn't get any details, since it was pretty late on a Friday, but I'm giving him a call back tomorrow. Anyone know what I might be expecting? I spoke to a retired enlisted career planner I know, they seem to think it'll be for MECEP, with an 8 year commitment and possible change of MOS. It sounds like a solid deal but I want to hear if there's anything I should be aware of or wary of.
I fucking made 2nd my first time up in a rate known for being hard to advance in. Holy fuck. Barely over 2 years in the Navy and I'm gonna be a goddamn STS2.
I can has E-6 apparently... Wew... [video=youtube;MYcqToQzzGY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcqToQzzGY[/video] [QUOTE=MaverickIB;52265717]Barely over 2 years in the Navy and I'm gonna be a goddamn STS2.[/QUOTE] TYFYS based sonar tech.
I've had such an issue trying to take leave while in the military. I go contractor and I'm threatened termination if I don't take my leave. The fuck is this backwards ass shit why am I being treated like a human help
[QUOTE=cccritical;52259046]Hey, active duty LCpl of Marines here The other day I was called by an officer recruiter for a commissioning program. I didn't get any details, since it was pretty late on a Friday, but I'm giving him a call back tomorrow. Anyone know what I might be expecting? I spoke to a retired enlisted career planner I know, they seem to think it'll be for MECEP, with an 8 year commitment and possible change of MOS. It sounds like a solid deal but I want to hear if there's anything I should be aware of or wary of.[/QUOTE] By MECEP do you mean the medical enlisted commissioning program? [editline]25th May 2017[/editline] Also I think I'm getting MAP'd to E-6...I'll find out in a month. [editline]25th May 2017[/editline] And I got accepted to Surface Independent Duty Corpsman school.
[QUOTE=InvaderNouga;52272203]By MECEP do you mean the medical enlisted commissioning program? [editline]25th May 2017[/editline] Also I think I'm getting MAP'd to E-6...I'll find out in a month. [editline]25th May 2017[/editline] And I got accepted to Surface Independent Duty Corpsman school.[/QUOTE] We thought it'd be the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program but it turned out to be basically a cold call for Platoon Leaders Course v:v:v I'm still gonna roll with it. I'm a reservist with nearly two years active and another year to go before I hit the reserves, I coordinated an EAS within the next few months because of this. And, hey, shinies.
Put in my first OER Support Form. Anxious to see what my CDR and BN CDR think of me after my first year out here. Apparently I suck at selling myself for the shit that me and my platoon have done the past year which apparently had been huge missions that we accomplished.
This may not be the best place to ask, but does anyone here have any experience with the French Foreign Legion? And if so, could you tell me a bit about your experience?
[QUOTE=InvaderNouga;52272203]By MECEP do you mean the medical enlisted commissioning program? [editline]25th May 2017[/editline] Also I think I'm getting MAP'd to E-6...I'll find out in a month. [editline]25th May 2017[/editline] And I got accepted to Surface Independent Duty Corpsman school.[/QUOTE] Congrats, hope you get that MAP.
[QUOTE=GrangeRover;52286525]This may not be the best place to ask, but does anyone here have any experience with the French Foreign Legion? And if so, could you tell me a bit about your experience?[/QUOTE] If anything, Bear Gryll's documentary about the French Foreign Legion is about as close as you can get to see how they train and what they do out there. It's one of his earlier documentaries so it has some level of credibility as to how tough it is to be a part of them.
[QUOTE=GrangeRover;52286525]This may not be the best place to ask, but does anyone here have any experience with the French Foreign Legion? And if so, could you tell me a bit about your experience?[/QUOTE] I've heard stories from people who've either been part of the Legion or tried to join but bailed out early on. Is there anything specific you're looking to find out?
[QUOTE=Viper123_SWE;52287479]I've heard stories from people who've either been part of the Legion or tried to join but bailed out early on. Is there anything specific you're looking to find out?[/QUOTE] More than anything, i'd like to know about the actual training, and the legion's relation with the french public. I've heard a few stories from one source, but would like to hear a bit more before i sign up. Honestly anything you could tell me would be greatly appreciated! [editline]29th May 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=CabooseRvB;52287423]If anything, Les Stroud's documentary about the French Foreign Legion is about as close as you can get to see how they train and what they do out there. It's one of his earlier documentaries so it has some level of credibility as to how tough it is to be a part of them.[/QUOTE] I hadn't heard of this documentry, thanks mate, i'll check it out asap.
I hardly see the appeal of the army, what makes you want to join if I may ask? Is it the bonding? Or the physical aspects? The guns? I'm curious cause the idea is so alien to me.
People join for different reasons. My reason was to get set up for success later in life in a career field that I enjoy, and get an education without bad debt. Plus I am trying to become an Army pilot, because I want to fly after the Army. You can get a lot out of the military.
Well ive finished the helo dunker portion of my pre-deployment work up. It was.... interesting.
I joint the dutch navy for several reasons. you can get alot of free education and courses that come in handy after my military career and i get to see the world at the same time.
[QUOTE=Joe_the_fish;52298043]I hardly see the appeal of the army, what makes you want to join if I may ask? Is it the bonding? Or the physical aspects? The guns? I'm curious cause the idea is so alien to me.[/QUOTE] Family tradition, in my case. I enlisted in the National Guard, which is a part-time reserve component subordinate to state governments. I picked 88M, truck driver, for my job, because I didn't want a long job training period and my plan was to go back to college immediately after training. I was hoping to commission as an officer through the ROTC program, but they'd raised contracting standards higher than I could meet by the time I got back. I'm kinda treading water at this point, not sure if I want to make the jump to E-5 or not. Company leadership wants me to, since I've given them the false impression that I'm not a massive shitbag :v: Oh, by the way guys. Today's June 6th. If it's not too much trouble, take some time out of your day to remember the men who fought at Normandy 73 years ago. They had it a lot worse than most of us will ever have to deal with, and a lot of them didn't have the privilege of going home. [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omd9_FJnerY[/media]
I joined the navy for travel, and travel I've done. In 4 years I've gone to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Thailand, South Korea and Australia. Never would I have imagined that I would ever go to all these amazing countries in my life. My favorite port so far is without a doubt, Phuket, Thailand. My friend calls it "The Mexico of Asia: For $20 you can drive a dune buggy 70 MPH through the jungle. For $20 more you can wreck it."
[QUOTE=FinalHunter;52313526]That sounds like a nightmare[/QUOTE] doing a trauma resuscitation, than assisting on a thorocatomy in an cramped aviation chamber was 10x more shittier. The 4 weeks leading up to our departure is just constant sims with surgical cut suits (provides decent abdominal/thoracic cavity anatomy with injuries that bleed up to 2 liters to repair/pack). All in all, the sims do a good job of creating the tension/shitty situation of what it feels like to be in a crash/stat surgical case. One of the sims we did was on a real cadaver too, so that was a good opportunity. Tomorrow is going to suck more because im going way out of my comfort zone. Im not a FMF HM, nor am I a flight/SAR HM, but we're switching the roles up, so I have to start the scenario off doing TCCC as a Role 1, move the dummy sim onto a 53, and fly an hour to our surgical site giving in flight care, off-load, give report, than transition to surgical-tech mode with my partner. I guess id rather fuck up in the hyper-sim here. Very interesting work ups for sure.
[QUOTE=ScoutKing;52321246]doing a trauma resuscitation, than assisting on a thorocatomy in an cramped aviation chamber was 10x more shittier. The 4 weeks leading up to our departure is just constant sims with surgical cut suits (provides decent abdominal/thoracic cavity anatomy with injuries that bleed up to 2 liters to repair/pack). All in all, the sims do a good job of creating the tension/shitty situation of what it feels like to be in a crash/stat surgical case. One of the sims we did was on a real cadaver too, so that was a good opportunity. Tomorrow is going to suck more because im going way out of my comfort zone. Im not a FMF HM, nor am I a flight/SAR HM, but we're switching the roles up, so I have to start the scenario off doing TCCC as a Role 1, move the dummy sim onto a 53, and fly an hour to our surgical site giving in flight care, off-load, give report, than transition to surgical-tech mode with my partner. I guess id rather fuck up in the hyper-sim here. Very interesting work ups for sure.[/QUOTE] Can't be worse than my superiors that treated me for real
Want to work your day job but still want to be an active part in the military? If your country has one, join a unified paramilitary. Pic related, me and my squad [t]http://img.jaanus.cc/squadgoals.jpg[/t]
you using the swedish AK4? looks very similar. Or it could be a G3 rifle, real good guns.
Yeah, AK4+MG3
[QUOTE=freaka;52326991]you using the swedish AK4? looks very similar. Or it could be a G3 rifle, real good guns.[/QUOTE] Alot of our surplus stuff gets sold to Estonia. They have TGBs and BVs too.
[QUOTE=Jaanus;52327023]Yeah, AK4+MG3[/QUOTE] good gun, stupid to clean though, due to all the small parts you can loose, and all the powder sludge get stuck everywhere in the chamber. My corporal made personally sure that the bolt head needed to look as clean just as if it came straight out of the factory in 1968.
[QUOTE=freaka;52327384]good gun, stupid to clean though, due to all the small parts you can loose, and all the powder sludge get stuck everywhere in the chamber. My corporal made personally sure that the bolt head needed to look as clean just as if it came straight out of the factory in 1968.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I've got a PTR, which is an American-made, semi-only copy of the G3. That trunion gets fucking caked in powder residue, I need to use dental picks to clean it out properly. Also, Jaanus. I've heard you guys get to keep your rifles in or around your home, provided it's stored in a concealed manner. Is that true?
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