MIL I am a Civilian Now

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  1. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    I have served in the United States Army Reserves for five years and did two deployments: One for six months at Ft. Carson and one for a year in Kuwait. I did not do my full 8 years because I received a general discharge for PT failure. I really wish though that I was a better runner and could have stayed in. My family and I are Jewish Ukrainian immigrants who came to the United States in 1991. I am currently the only person in my entire family to have served in the U.S. Military. I get a sense of pride knowing that I gave back to my country. I served for my country, my family, and my friends. Those are the only reasons. Not for GI Bill and not for VA Benefits. I only joined because I wanted to serve. I really feel honored to have had the experience.
     
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    nsxrebel New Member

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    ooh rah...err... hooah.

    standby for recall. WWIII is around the corner. The end of times is near. Some real nasty biblical apocalyptic shit.
     
  3. EBK

    EBK Hate hippies & hadjis

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    Yo welcome to the club! just want to say i joined for the same reasons as you
     
  4. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    army is cuttin the fat!
     
  5. Mordaine

    Mordaine New Member

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    and the marines are changing up their fat measuring procedures
     
  6. Socrates

    Socrates New Member

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    Thank you for your service!!!! It always makes me feel good to see immigrants serving the country.

    That being said, how come you just didn't get better at running? I mean, unless you just don't try, I don't see how you possibly couldn't improve.
     
  7. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    Well, to tell you the truth, people always tell me that I kick my leg out to the right when I walk or run. Sometimes people tell me that I walk with a limp. In Kuwait, I had a few officers ask me if I was hurt because they thought the way I walked looked unusual. Besides my ankles popping once every couple of days, I do not notice any problems or "a particular walk." Maybe I need to retrain my legs to run more straight?
     
  8. GiRaff3

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    Sounds like you could use some physical therapy.

    Depending on the actual circumstances of your discharge, if you really wanted a life change, you should be able to go active duty with a waiver. It will take a little effort, but if you are hardcore and want to get back in, it could happen.

    If you can get in active duty, you will be able to get checked out by some professionals and they should be able to help you out.

    Army medicine seems to be a hit or a miss though, without much gray area. Some doctors really are concerned with getting you back to 100%, others just want to get you back on duty.

    I get out in less than 80 days and I am still considering my future.
     
  9. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Really? How so? More strict to go along with the new Combat Fitness Test?
     
  10. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    How is the body fat requirements more strict? Current limit is 18% for males. The change will relax that standard as you grow older.

    The only "more strict" thing about the changes to the body fat scale is that now officers and staff ncos will be held accountable for the standard, whereas in the past they generally blew it off.

    Oh - and now you have to "look like a marine" as well. :mamoru:
     
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    I wanted to sign up for the marines but was too fat, so fuck them and fuck trying to serve my country.

    I'm blowing the mall up next week.
     
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    yep, so as long as you look goodin uniform, and the commanding officer says ok, your good
     
  14. TRN

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    Where is Ft Carson?
     
  15. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    Colorado springs
     
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    lose some weight... :ugh2:
     
  17. thekinggovernor

    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    he has only been posting about it for years kinda of like the threadstarter
     
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    TRN Well-Known Member

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    How does that count as a deployment?
     
  19. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    As a Reservist, both Kuwait and Ft. Carson counted as deployments for me. I heard my tour at Ft. Carson called both a mobilization and a deployment. I don't know which term is more accurate to describe it.
     
  20. Ryan Christian

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    A unit in the Guard nearby went to Iowa for 6 months a few years back and some people called it a deployment, so it's not unheard of Cyan.
     
  21. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I never did understand why going somewhere within CONUS was called a deployment either. Service to country? Yes. Deployment? Not so much.
     
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    Will join civilian club in july :bowdown:
     

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