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  • Army

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  • Marines

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  • Navy

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  • Coast Guard

    3 5.17%
  • Air Force

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Thread: If you were to join the Military

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    thetoothfairy are you an american citizen?

    if yes its not about being stupid, its about wanting to help your country its patriotism, i come from a military family i am the only one to go in as a commissioned officer i have a college degree and such, i volunteered to join.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcons003 View Post
    thetoothfairy are you an american citizen?

    if yes its not about being stupid, its about wanting to help your country its patriotism, i come from a military family i am the only one to go in as a commissioned officer i have a college degree and such, i volunteered to join.
    hes not saying that its stupid or that americans are for joining hes just saying that he wouldn't join because he doesn't have the testicles for it (mods i used the correct biologically sound term )

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    $60,000 reasons why to join the army right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
    Air Force. But probably only because my grandpa was a fighter pilot in WWII. ;D

    And although I don't think I'll be joining any branch, I would automatically be promoted 2 ranks because I'm an Eagle Scout. That's always cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcons003 View Post
    thetoothfairy are you an american citizen?

    if yes its not about being stupid, its about wanting to help your country its patriotism, i come from a military family i am the only one to go in as a commissioned officer i have a college degree and such, i volunteered to join.
    I can completely understand patriotism! If you read it right I was trying to explain that I am proud of anyone that joins and grateful for my freedom and I will add I am sadden by the war that is going on right now... and all of the people we have lost...

    But why I would not join is because I feel once you have went to war for your country because you wanted to join and help your country I feel that the U.S should take care of all of those people for the rest of their lives! And it doesn't happen and look at the war we are in right now? Was it really called for?

    Those people over there are risking their lives for us right now (god bless their souls) and we owe them! For heavens sake we should take care of them once they get out of that mess over there... but what will happen.. the war will end someday and those people will struggle to live in this crazy world that we all live in... and be forgotten by many....

    And I don't know if you watch CNN etc... but I have seen so many shows of people that got hurt over there and here we are not taking care of them right.... just breaks my heart!

    Why would I want to be treated like that?

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    personally i feel that's a bunch of propaganda... yea military guys should be treated better but the few shouldn't represent the whole

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmericAn View Post
    Im sure everyone wishes they were a sniper or a Navy SEAL .... but thats all hope.

    Do what you want, but dont think just because you join any of those branches you are gonna be some special forces tactical fighting machine.

    Myself am a FireFighter.
    Ok well I don't know how a sniper is "some special forces tactical fighting machine." but I do know what is required for a soldier to become a sniper and that is a weapon field test in basic training. And if you are a good shot you get a chance to join the sharpshooter program and if you make it through that which is very difficult you become a sharpshooter. So I am not sure why someone could not achieve that if they really wanted to. I am not saying I can or that I will as I don't want to join the military, but anyway I am just saying I do know what I am talking about. Not trying to sound mean I am just explaining my earlier post.

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    Meh i probably wouldn't at all, maybe if anything Air Force, better chance i don't die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
    We sold popcorn as kids.
    God that popcorn was good..
    Not as good as my hot dogs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjw View Post
    It depends on what you want to do, each service has their own benefits,
    I am partial to the Air Force though, been in almost 15 years.


    Really? some one forgot to tell Denver they have been underpaying me.
    I get the same as every other E-6 in the military.
    E-6 ? Whats your M.O.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by PainPastor View Post
    Served four years active in USMC.
    Best years of my life!
    Semper Fi!!!!
    Where and when ? I was 1st FSSG 7th ENG Bn. H&S Co. Yep 1371-Combat Engineer in the mid 80's *LOL! showing my age*

    Quote Originally Posted by bcons003 View Post
    I am in the air force I recommend you go around to each branch and decide for your self which one suits you best

    On the question of how often you hear people dying in the air force since 2003 in Iraq only been 46
    What's your M.O.S.? and pay grade?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmericAn View Post
    I say airforce just because I am in it.

    But sometimes I think back and I wish I joined the Marines because of the pride that follows it, but realistically that shouldnt influence you.

    I also reccomend not going Active Duty, join the National Guard.
    What's your M.O.S.? and pay grade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Dragon View Post
    E-6 ? Whats your M.O.S.?
    I have a line number for E-7, so in about six months I will be one of those. I am a Civil Engineer, and I work in the Utilities Career field. Basically that is a plumber, water plant operator, and waste water plant operator.
    When we are in the field we do what Pauly Shore did in the movie, in the army now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Dragon View Post



    What's your M.O.S.? and pay grade?
    I havent been in to long, so E-3, and I am a firefighter, it falls under civil engineer.

    To the guy that said you get 2 stripes for Eagle Scout? wtf, never heard that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
    The army. Cos they get to kill the most. And that's the only reason to join the armed forces
    EDIT: i posted this:
    now adays, the army is merely a support and supply division for the marines. everyone knows that.

    marines do all the fighting now. its been that way for a few years.
    army guns are only used to protect supply chains and ammo depots.

    actual fighting is done by marines.

    i was there, i know!

    but i was corrected by an old army buddy
    turns out, as of the last few years (thanks to iraq) the army has grown as far as infantry is concerned.
    alot of marines are saying that depending on the mission, they are being paired with certain army divisions.

    seems i was wrong.

    also, the eagle scouts means nothing to the military (any more, used to count but now its history) only two ways to "jump" paygrades.
    enlist 1-3 friends (and they have to complete bootcamp)
    or finish top of yur class in bootcamp.


    to the guy that said its not that hard to be a sniper,
    you are crazy!
    thinkin you will be anything in the military other than infantry is a shot in a million.
    you do realize that the percentage of the military that is in any type of special unit is less than a tenth of 1 percent.
    thats like winning the lottery, getting bitten by a shark, and struck by lightning in your rectum.
    hell even the seals training starts with 250 guys and only 25 finish, then they start 3 years of extra training, of which only 3 of the 25 finish.

    to the guy saying he appreciates the military but hates their treatment after serving, i totally agree!
    but i do feel the military has become a pawn machine for the rich to play their war games over fossil fuels.

    i love these guys for what they do, but i hate the reasones that they have to.

    and you kids saying you would pick your service based on the cool uniforms,
    OMG!
    you do realize, the only times you wear the "cool" uniforms is 1-3 times a year for military ceremonies
    or
    weddings and funerals. (the same in my book)
    otherwise, in war, they all look the same.
    plus they arent as much of a tang magnet during wartime as they are during peace time. weird, i know.
    seems they love us when we volunteer and hate us when we do our job.
    hey, take what you can get! right?

    lastly, i hate how people applaud the government for their,
    "gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet" approach,
    but get mad when their son, daughter, mom, dad, or they themselves are the egg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post

    and also, the eagle scouts means nothing to the military. only two ways to "jump" paygrades.
    enlist 1-3 friends (and they have to complete bootcamp)
    or finish top of yur class in bootcamp.
    That must be a Marine thing cause they dont do that in the AF or the Army. Only way for us to jump paygrades is right at the start Enlisting for 6 years, gets you E-3 after Basic/Techschool(MOS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmericAn View Post
    That must be a Marine thing cause they dont do that in the AF or the Army. Only way for us to jump paygrades is right at the start Enlisting for 6 years, gets you E-3 after Basic/Techschool(MOS)

    yeah i am 29 so it has been over 10 years since enlistment for me.
    they were changing it when i got in.
    they also gave you e-2 if you had at least 2 years of ROTC, e-3 if you were the ROTC supastar! (king of the dorks)

    now, who knows.

    i was one of the first to go thru bootcamp with those damn blue cards (in case you felt mentally or physically incapable of carrying on, or you felt mistreated or abused, you pulled out your blue card and were sent to medical)
    so gay.

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    I come from a strong aviation/Air Force family so the choice is only natural for me. But if i wanted to fly helicopters i would probably join the marines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 808mp5 View Post
    Air Force Highest Paid... how many ppl you hear of dying in the Air Force?
    Sorry, but all ranks are paid the same regardless of branch of service.

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