Thread: Military personnel?
06-06-2005, 05:28 PM #1
Hey I'm a newbie here and was just wondering how many other Marines/soldiers/sailors/airmen, are on this board?
I'm currently trying to get in the Corps myself...waiting for a vision waiver to go through...it's got me a little worried :\
Last edited by eyernvxxn; 06-11-2005 at 08:41 AM.
06-06-2005, 05:31 PM #2
Great.... another future jarhead...
Kidding, I'm an ex squid myself. There's quite a few active and prior service men and woman here. Good luck to ya and welcome to AR.
06-06-2005, 05:33 PM #3
Former USMC infantry r***eman here... how bad are your eyes?
06-06-2005, 05:41 PM #4
Former Cav Scout here...needed lots of waivers to get in...be persistent and you should get them. Write to your congressman if need be.
06-06-2005, 05:48 PM #5Retired Vet
- Join Date
- Nov 2001
Although I'm not in the USA I do have 20 yrs military experience (and counting) behind me and would wish you and your comrades 'god speed' in the future.
06-06-2005, 05:55 PM #6Junior Member
- Join Date
- May 2005
i was in the military. 4 years.
06-06-2005, 06:15 PM #7
future US Airman, I ship out August 30th.
06-06-2005, 06:25 PM #8
19 Yrs US Navy! Still serving....and the only fem in the military on here....I think.
06-06-2005, 07:42 PM #9
3 yrs USAF
06-06-2005, 08:15 PM #10
Former Marine here...just got out. Camp Pendleton,Ca.
06-06-2005, 08:33 PM #11Originally Posted by SwoleDave
ah infantry, extremely badass. My eyes are really bad, heh...their refraction # cut off is 8 and my eyes are a 12. Hopefully the fact my ASVAB score is good and other stuff will help out. The Gunny @ the local MEPS said I have a 50/50 shot (and if they say no I can get laser surgery and try again, which I would). My buddy who's in says he's sure they'll pass it though....
Barbi, what do you do in the Navy?
Anayway, cool to see theres quite a few of you here!
06-06-2005, 09:04 PM #12
Im in the boys scouts also known as her Majesty's canadian forces!
what the **** im saying "Her Majesty's"
Im joining the Iranian Army soon, atleast they are not PC correct!
06-06-2005, 09:13 PM #13
US Navy... Submarine Qualified Torpedoman... 12 yrs. & counting
06-06-2005, 10:30 PM #14Originally Posted by subsailor
06-07-2005, 06:27 AM #15
Rangers Lead the Way!
06-07-2005, 06:35 AM #16Originally Posted by 3Vandoo
What time did you start drinking?
06-07-2005, 06:55 AM #17
they'll let you in dont let them fool you. they need you. when i joined the recruiter told me i couldnt join unless i got a tattoo takin off my neck. i did because i wanted to join so bad, come to find out i could have fought for a waiver instead. now i have a big ass scar on my neck and my moms favorite tattoo is gone!!!!
06-07-2005, 07:21 AM #18Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2003
Former soldier here.
06-07-2005, 08:54 AM #19Originally Posted by devil1
another guy from my area had that problem. he had an iron cross (which they said was racist, although he got it for west coast choppers) and spent $600 to get it changed to something else. now i guess there's a line of people that have to o.k. it, and if any of them say "no" he can't get in. i think all their new tattoo rules are quite silly....i was going to get another one before i went to basic but my recruiter was like "no!"
06-07-2005, 09:25 AM #20
Have fun in the sun!
On your face! Pushups.
Get the **** up! Now! side-straddle hops.
Your ****in' face! NOW! Mountain-climbers.
Ooooooh! Those sandfleas are really biting this time of year. Have fun on the Island little miss.
06-07-2005, 09:32 AM #21
Out since 1997
06-07-2005, 09:36 AM #22Originally Posted by MMA_Maddawg
GOOD TO SEE ANOTHER BROTHER ON BOARD..
06-07-2005, 09:38 AM #23Originally Posted by Decadbal
06-07-2005, 11:15 AM #24Originally Posted by roidattack
The day I joined!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-07-2005, 03:01 PM #25Originally Posted by 3Vandoo
06-07-2005, 08:30 PM #26
Former USAF MP, K-9 corps.
Trained big bad German Shepherds for patrol work and a meaner Cairn Terrier (like Toto) for drug sniffing.
If it's decent living conditions you want, go for the USAF. Usually get the best of everything. But if you like to camp out and sleep with the bugs, and don't mind taking your "dumps" without any privacy, then the Army or Marines are for you.
06-08-2005, 06:34 AM #27
06-08-2005, 06:39 AM #28
In the US Navy presently, former US Army...vision waivers are common occourences both a MEPS and once folks are in the service. You can look in the DoD MEDMAN or P-117 which is avail. on the net and see wiaver processess and maximums. This might give you a picture of how the process works.
06-08-2005, 10:44 AM #29
Veteran of the United States Army. Tanker with the 1st mechanized infantry.
06-08-2005, 07:59 PM #30Originally Posted by Tock
06-08-2005, 08:33 PM #31Originally Posted by SwoleDave
06-08-2005, 09:11 PM #32
Originally Posted by Tock
Former USAF MP, K-9 corps.
Originally Posted by JDawg1536
First there's Basic training, where you will meet up with some of the rudest people on the face of the planet. After that, you'll go to either LE or SP (Law Enforcement or Security Police) school and learn the finer points of police work. Pay attention to the riot squad training, 'cause for sure, when you get to whatever base you are assigned to, they'll wanna do some further training on riot training there, and nobody will know what the xxxx they're doing.
Anyway, if you get a chance, volunteer for K9 when they ask ya. It's a good deal, and you get to work with a dog, and should you want to be a cop when you get out, you'll be able to do that, too. Besides, K9 school is lots of fun . . .
But once you get to your final destination, it's pretty much like a regular police job. You show up at the police station, sit through a briefing, then go out and patrol. Answer calls, look watchful, that sort of thing. Not much ever happens. As low man on the totem pole, if you don't have a dog, you'll probably end up pulling lots of gate guard duty, where you check out people driving their cars on to the base. Gets old in a hurry, lemme tell ya.
All in all, it's not too much unlike TV cops, only without all the drama. You might have to deal with a drunk at the airmen's club from time to time, but that's about it. If you have a patrol dog, when there's a disturbance, you'll be called out to flash your dog, because people tend to settle down in a hurry when they think someone might sic a K9 on 'em. They know you won't shoot 'em, but they dunno if you'll let the dog bite 'em, and they don't want that . . .
You'll like it. Keep your attitude up, you'll make of the experience what you want, so take advantage of the learning opportunities, eat as much of the free food as you can (it won't be free when you get out), and have a good time.
06-10-2005, 05:46 AM #33Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2004
hey FOUR_EYES ........ marine corps 74-78 parris island grad..... 81mm crew serve weapon......a little better life then a 0311
06-10-2005, 06:12 AM #34Originally Posted by inheritmylife
06-10-2005, 12:37 PM #35New Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
hey. ive been in the army 3 years i just became a member 2day. its nice to see other members of the armed forces striving to be as strong as posible.take care girl.
"strength on the outside comes only after strength on the inside"
Last edited by BamaLead; 06-10-2005 at 12:40 PM.
06-11-2005, 08:44 AM #36Originally Posted by Crazylegs
and inherit, you forgot the flutter kicks.
ty bama, you too
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