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Military Experience?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by spycatcher34, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    didnt really have a choice, so i did 3 years.
    "luckily" the army docs decided im half crippled, so i got a support job, instead of a full blown combat deal.

    drove a truck for 6 months - nothing deskie, nor peaceful about it.
    i kept thinking about Custer's last words....

    then they (here is where i discover "Military Intelligence") transfer me to a military college to drive for a colonel.
    i end up teaching History, Geography and English. :confused:

    i still do a month a year.

    hate every bleetin' second of it.
    especially when im shot at.
    not nice. not nice at all.
     
  2. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    None for me.

    It used to be mandatory, but not in the EU. :D

    I have no intention of joining tho. My health isn't exactly in shape.
     
  3. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Naval officer - destroyers/frigates for two tours, three years of shore duty in Alaska, then out. And now, giving other civ players the benefits of my experience via demonstrating classic military strategies in MP games. I guess it's sort of like being an online ROTC instructor. :lol:
     
  4. cthom

    cthom 3,011,451,295

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    was clackmannan, now sauchie
    not military as such: Royal Observer Corps. four and a half years freezing my backside off down a hole in the ground. it ceased to exist in 1991 because nobody is going to detonate a nuclear device any more...
     

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  5. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    20 years active experience this last December. SFC on the bubble to make MSG. Chief paralegal in charge of a legal office.
     
  6. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    I did my mandatory half day military service :salute:
     
  7. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    cool was it like jag?
     
  8. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Not just 'no', but a whopping 'hell no'.
     
  9. spycatcher34

    spycatcher34 Emperor

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    Yeah the army couldn't hope to make such loveable characters as can be found in a 'typical' naval jag office. :mischief:
     
  10. Rheinmetall

    Rheinmetall Interplanetary Assassin

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    The minimum of six months. They tried to get me for a full year, but I pulled a fast one at the psychological test to avoid that. Then I was stupid enough to shoot too accurately at the 300m range so they made me a machinegunner.
     
  11. Riffraff

    Riffraff Deity

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    Hey machineguns rule!

    That is, if you don't have to carry them...
     
  12. Rheinmetall

    Rheinmetall Interplanetary Assassin

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    Carry them, run with them, assault with them. Dropping targets from 800m was fun tho. :)

    This was mine.
     
  13. Desmond Hawkins

    Desmond Hawkins Deity

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    In what army?

    My guess is Sweden.
     
  14. Riffraff

    Riffraff Deity

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    Nice man, thats a thing I regret so much - I have absolutely no pictures of me with a weapon. I mean I worked in a weapon depot for a month and a picture of me wielding a dual rifle would simply have been awesome.
     
  15. Verbose

    Verbose Deity

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    Fond memories of Arvidsjaur? [:freezingyournadgersoff:]:mischief:
     
  16. Ingvina Freyr

    Ingvina Freyr wants a Steamfree option

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    Yes, Arvidsjaur, Sweden.[Answers with a high-pitched voice.]
     
  17. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    I served 11 months in the infantry. I was released as a 2nd lieutenant.
     
  18. Riffraff

    Riffraff Deity

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    wow that's fast, is it normal to be promoted that fast or did you perform any miracles.
     
  19. Adebisi

    Adebisi Chemical Engineer

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    Served 9 months as a field medic. Mandatory service.
     
  20. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    I'm likely to join the CF Reserves some time soon, either infantry or navy. If I do I'll eventually post about it.
     

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