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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #150: November 10, 2012, 08:59:57 AM »
Cool! Thanks

If you can read this, thank you for your service.  A friend posted it on facebook.  So its facebook related.

 Just for fun--

India foxtrot yankee oscar uniform charlie alpha november uniform november delta echo romeo sierra tango alpha november delta tango hotel india sierra charlie oscar papa yankee alpha november delta papa alpha sierra tango echo india tango tango oscar yankee oscar uniform romeo sierra tango alpha tango uniform sierra (in honor of our Armed Forces) - let's see who gets it and follows the instructions.



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I can due to the D.O.C. :lol:

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #151: November 10, 2012, 09:16:30 AM »
I was roaming around outside work one day and ran into a fellow vet (Desert Storm guy) having a smoke.    He didn't know I was approaching him.   As I came up to him, I heard him reciting the "military alphabet".    He got to "lima" and I said "mike".   I guess I caught him in a private moment but when he heard my follow-up and saw it was me, we had a back slapping laugh.   Over the years, I'd walk past his desk and give him a subtle shout out  ...   one day it would be "zulu"  ..   another it could be "kilo".   But everyday it was an acknowledgement and we knew what it meant.

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #153: November 11, 2012, 10:13:36 AM »
Just want to say thanks to all the veterans and current military out there.

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #154: November 11, 2012, 10:29:26 AM »
Happy Veterans Day!

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #155: November 11, 2012, 11:09:55 AM »
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.   

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #156: November 11, 2012, 12:19:54 PM »
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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #157: November 11, 2012, 05:05:19 PM »
Start new job as a civilian at Parris Island, SC, next Monday!

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #158: November 11, 2012, 09:30:08 PM »
Start new job as a civilian at Parris Island, SC, next Monday!

Congrats Heeman!  That's fantastic!   :clap: :thumbs: :w:

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #159: November 12, 2012, 05:48:43 AM »
Start new job as a civilian at Parris Island, SC, next Monday!

So what will you be doing ?

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #160: December 04, 2012, 07:59:26 PM »
This is hilarious. 

http://terminallance.com/

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #161: December 07, 2012, 10:15:58 AM »


Go Army, Beat Navy!!

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #162: December 07, 2012, 10:54:17 AM »
To Galah

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #163: February 13, 2013, 08:07:51 PM »
There's gonna be a new "combat" medal for drone operators which will rank higher than the Bronze Star with Combat V.  If you don't know what that is, google it.  This blows my mind.. 

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2013/02/military-new-medal-for-drone-pilots-outranks-bronze-star-021313/


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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #164: February 13, 2013, 08:26:42 PM »
There's gonna be a new "combat" medal for drone operators which will rank higher than the Bronze Star with Combat V.  If you don't know what that is, google it.  This blows my mind.. 

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2013/02/military-new-medal-for-drone-pilots-outranks-bronze-star-021313/




This right here ... it's grade A POG bullcrap

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #165: February 13, 2013, 08:36:01 PM »
This right here ... it's grade A POG bullcrap

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #166: February 13, 2013, 08:46:52 PM »
There's gonna be a new "combat" medal for drone operators which will rank higher than the Bronze Star with Combat V.  If you don't know what that is, google it.  This blows my mind.. 

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2013/02/military-new-medal-for-drone-pilots-outranks-bronze-star-021313/


Those folks need incentives just like anyone does, but a combat medal seems a bit of a stretch.  $ bonus seems a better fit. 

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #167: February 13, 2013, 08:58:45 PM »
Those folks need incentives just like anyone does, but a combat medal seems a bit of a stretch.  $ bonus seems a better fit. 

Or maybe a letter, or a pat on the back.  There's no valor involved, and no risk to his/her own life.  I give the DoD a #fail for this one.

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #168: February 14, 2013, 07:51:45 AM »
Or maybe a letter, or a pat on the back.  There's no valor involved, and no risk to his/her own life.

Agreed.  Still, while no courage required, the roles are becoming an ever more critically important component of our military arsenal, and in the past they've received scant notice.  Maybe the pendulum is swinging too far this time, but recognition is appropriate.

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #169: February 14, 2013, 08:24:21 AM »
That's what achievement medals are for.

Motherfreaker. I can't get my goddamn CAR approved for my last deployment, but some Chair Force commando gets a medal for freaking sitting in his chair, eating fast food, and playing a damn video game!?!?!?!?

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #170: February 14, 2013, 08:35:39 AM »
Purple hearts for paper cuts next?

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #171: February 14, 2013, 08:37:11 AM »
Purple hearts for paper cuts next?

carpel tunnel?

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #172: February 14, 2013, 08:38:05 AM »
Valor, like pregnancy, doesn't come in different levels. The whole system of having different levels of valor is retarded from the onset.

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #173: February 14, 2013, 08:47:24 AM »
Valor, like pregnancy, doesn't come in different levels. The whole system of having different levels of valor is retarded from the onset.

which is fine, but exposure to actual danger seems like a prerequisite

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Re: Current/Former Military
« Reply #174: February 14, 2013, 08:47:46 AM »
I've been out of the Army about 42 years..   I know things have changed.   However, I simply can't figure the rationale for this.   Even my inclination to be a smart ass on the subject is numbed.   The techies have taken over the Defense Department.   In a way I hope Hagel gets confirmed and as an old decorated grunt the first thing he says is, "WTF is this is bullcrap gentlemen?"    More than anything, it is disrespectful to the people who do the face to face.