Who else is in the service?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by r.j.s, May 30, 2009.

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What service

  1. U.S. Army

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. U.S. Air Force

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. U.S. Navy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. U.S. Marines

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. U.S. Coast Guard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Retired

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Did an enlistment or two, but didn't retire

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  8. In the service for another country

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Retired from another country's service

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  10. Other

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #1
    Out of curiosity ... who else here is in the service or retired?

    Me, I'm Army at Fort Hood.
     
  2. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

    Signal-11

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    Maybe the "Did an enlistment or two, but didn't retire," should be changed to something inclusive of commissioned folk?
     
  3. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #3
    Enlistment applies to both in this sense.
     
  4. shivermetimbers macrumors 6502

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    I am in the Air Force. I will hit my 18 year mark in Aug. Its pretty good gig, cant complain.

    I am stationed at McChord AFB in Wash.....across the street from Ft. Lewis. It's gearing up to be a superbase called Lewis/McChord.

    I am currently deployed to Kuwait. Ali Al Salem, most of you Army guys know it I'm sure. I work the C-17's.
     
  5. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Yes, I have been through there a few times, on C-17s even.
     
  6. brax.j macrumors regular

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    #6
    I almost went in after I didn't get accepted to Princeton but didn't do it because I got a full ride to another university.
     
  7. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    7 Years US Army. Now working as a contractor supporting our soldiers. :)
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    #8
    Wow- for some reason I thought we had more service members here. Maybe they haven't shown up yet.
     
  9. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    Six years Navy. Yeah BABY! Best six years of my life even though you couldn't convince me of that while I was "serving." Enlisted while Gerald Ford was president.

    I too am surprised there aren't more active duty members here.
     
  10. USMaC macrumors member

    USMaC

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    New Bern, NC
    #10
    I've been one of the few and the proud for 16 years so far, and I'm still having a great time.
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    #11
    i'm not in the service, but i work for the Department of the Army
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #12
    Im not in the service but I work for the Navy
     
  13. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    #13
    Worked with (and in some cases against) those in the services but have never been part of a national force.
     
  14. northy124 macrumors 68020

    northy124

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    #14
    Jr. Navey thing I was in :D IDK if that counts though
     
  15. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

    Signal-11

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    Meh, ROTC scholarships are kind of a scam at the need blind universities anyway. The top schools meet 100% of financial need after all scholarships so if you're a cadet and Uncle Sam isn't paying for anything, your out of pocket cost is the same. The advantage to being contracted but not on scholarship is that if you choose to back out, walk away and/or otherwise resign before your financial commitment was met, you didn't owe the US gov't anything.

    Of course, the game was different in the late 90s and 2000-2001 pre-9/11.
     

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