MIL In this thread I will bitch about the deployment schedules...

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by TRN, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    55,125
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    North East
    I'm not sure what everyone else’s take on the subject is, but with my battalion the deployment rate is killing any possible desire for Marines who may want to re-enlist.
    Majority of us have 5 year contracts, and 99% of the time the battalion retains us and you will not receive orders to another unit unless you re-up.

    Now in addition to this we are on a constant 7 month rotation. 7 months deployed, 5 months back in CONUS. Every year you miss the same holidays and probably some loved ones birthdays as well as just the time spent with loved ones and friends.

    One of our companies as a matter of fact has not had a single person re-up in 3-4 years. It is comprised of all new Marines and lat-movers and continues to be that way with no changes being made. Everyone is fed up with this deployment schedule.

    This rotation is just burning people out quicker than they can be trained.
    Is everyone else on the year long tour?


    :down:
     
  2. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    66,016
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Arizona
    get over it
     
  3. Ranger-AO

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

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    34,662
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    the places in between
    Army year long tours are actually a year long. :hsugh:
     
  4. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    66,016
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Arizona
    Yup ... but you guys live good.
     
  5. Ranger-AO

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

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    34,662
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    the places in between
    and we do pushups and stuff. :hsugh:
     
  6. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    55,125
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    North East
    So is the MC's.

    For some reason though my battalion has been on this 7 on 5 off thing now for 4 years and counting....


    Fucking III MEF can suck my dick.


    So do we...just not on PT tests.

    We do stupid shit like squad pushups...
     
  7. Ranger-AO

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

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    34,662
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    the places in between
    this is the first I've heard of the MC deploying for a year at a time.
     
  8. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    66,016
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Arizona
    it just started ...

    I was in the last deployment that was for 6 months ... it just got put on for year tours at the end of march of last year i believe
     
  9. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    66,016
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Arizona
    and have out door pools and clubs in your bases while getting combat pay ... :coold:
     
  10. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    55,125
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    North East
  11. Ranger-AO

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

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    34,662
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    the places in between
    :rofl:
     
  12. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    55,125
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    North East
  13. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    6,104
    Likes Received:
    0
    why would you sign 5 years. jumpers?
     
  14. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    55,125
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    North East
    Intelligence BN
     
  15. IEDJunky

    IEDJunky Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2006
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    0
    At least you don't have to worry about re-enlisting....................
     
  16. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    55,125
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    North East
    :werd:
     
  17. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    159,097
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    Colorado Part Year Resident
    I have nothing to add to this thread other than I'd be up for some 3yr tours with extensive R&R...would make for a better interaction with the community.
     

Share This Page