MIL Army Reserves: Anybody in?

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  1. The Weasel

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    How is the overall attitude in the Reserves?? I am getting mixed reviews. Some say it's more laided back, others say it's about the same as Active...anybody here got their own experience?? :wavey:
     
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    I was in the army reserve but in Canada. I just know the courses are shorter compared to the active force so you can advance in ranks much faster.
    And I think in Active you have to make more of a commitment whereas in reserve you can quit anytime
     
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    you cant just quit the reserves, you sign a contract just like active duty. The reserves is more laid back in certain mos's. But for the most part you are trying to accomplish in two days a month what the active army takes all month to do. I have ben reserve for 5 years. Done some pretty great training, but then again my unit is SOF. If you want to see what it is like go to an army reserve drill center and ask the company commander if you can come out and observe a drill. Then make your own assessment.
     
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    Well I already am Active duty. I really don't feel the affects of civilian and military differences that some people do. I don't see how been deployed for a year and coming back could be so difficult. But with the contract that I am being offered I would be in the Reserves for 20 months with stabilization. So I made this thread to help me make a decision.
     
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    I wouldn't say it is harder than active duty. It is hard to juggle a civilian career and the demands of deployment, though.
     
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    The person I wanted to hear from. :bowdown:
     
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    I hear they play ping pong in the reserves....PS watch Balls of fury.
     
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    wait til you try to do it, it is hard. Being on active duty is easier than being a deployed reservist
     
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    lol... we did do an a.a.r. on blackhawk down once.
     
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    Reserves :greddy:
    NG :cool:
     
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    yea must be hard to come back and adjust to drinking beer and sleeping in every day.....











    j/k that would suck but it wouldnt be any harder than adjusting to coming back to base and settling back in, the same type of shit has to happen...
     
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    Reserves.
    Lack of man power, out dated equipment.

    NG.
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    Okay, I'll see you when Katrina's sister hits. I think we have outdated equipment, remember? :mamoru:
     
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    You think WE have outdated equipment, wait until you get to your unit and you have to crank up the phone in order to call someone :squint:

    Natural disasters? Woopidy doo! It really depends on the state. PA has been called up like 2x in the last 10 years for snow.
     
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    I'm pretty sure a training center in California is going to have equipment that wasn't made in the 50's....either way...I'm sure they will have the same shitty Dells we have and the same Foundry routers and switches I'm working with now.
     
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    Vermont NG has a kickass virtual trainer facility, and the best mountain warfare school in the country, with the possible exclusion of Alaska.
     

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