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How Many of You Have Served in the Military or Armed Forces?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SalixIncendium, Aug 24, 2019.

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  1. Yes, active duty during peacetime

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Yes, active duty during wartime

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Yes, active duty during wartime in a combat zone

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Yes, Reserves or equivalent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Yes, National Guard or equivalent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. No

    16 vote(s)
    61.5%
  1. Enoch07

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    None, almost joined the Air Force to finish my pilots license. But decided against it. Kinda wish I had, but meh it's just one of those things you live and learn.
     
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  3. Ellen Brown

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    US Army, 66-69, Military Police, Alaska and Oklahoma
     
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    I tried it for a few months, but it was not a good fit. Blind obedience is non my forte'.
     
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    Nope. My focus was much more environmental, and did a lot of fish and game/wildlife services and animal rescue work through college.
     
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    Yes i did some.
     
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    I served in the USN from 2007-2016 (just shy of 10 years), as a Fire Controlman (weapons electronics repair/operation). Did 4 years aboard a Destroyer stationed out of Japan; and 2 years on a destroyer out of WA state. Deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2013. Last portion of my time was spent mentoring new sailors as they learned their initial schooling.
     
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    I served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, earned the rank of Sergeant, and was honorably discharged.
     
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    I was in the Air Force from 1989-1993 during Desert Storm but was not deployed. I was a mainframe computer operator.
     
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  11. Thirza Fallen

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    What's your current status as a pilot?
     
  12. Nowhere Man

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    I served with the 187th infantry regiment in Fort Campbell Kentucky.

    No combat. 1st Iraq war broke out shortly after I was honorably discharged .

    Personally I only consider those who face combat true veterans. I'm only an ex- soldier that had served.
     
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  13. Enoch07

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    I have about 400 hours of flight school, and only about 5-6 hours of actual flight time in a little Cessna 150. But that was over 20 years ago so it's all useless now.
     
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  14. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Here's an odd one for you....
    I once worked with an ex-Green Beret.
    The only times he was shot were when he was home in Baltimore MD.
     
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    You don't have to be in infantry to be in the military there are other jobs
     
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    A medical condition prevented me from joining, not that I wanted to anyway.
     
  18. Epic Beard Man

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    To answer the OP never been in the military but I have a military family

    Dad (Army)

    Twin male cousins on my dad side (Marines)

    Female cousin on my dad side (Navy)

    My first uncle on my mother side (Navy he actually was a frogman)

    My second uncle on my mother side (Navy)

    My personal philosophy before when Marines recruited me in high school was black man shouldn't serve in the military for a country that doesn't see them as completely human. I still in part feel that way but mostly I'd join today simply for the benefits and not for some patriotic sense of duty.
     
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    Hope you can start up again if you have that desire.
     
  20. Enoch07

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    Thanks I appreciate the support!

    Wish I could but flight time was too expensive for me even back then, I can imagine it's even more expensive now. (Back then flight time was $1,000 per hour)
     
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