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Nick got me thinking...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by jamesA, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    How many of you guys have been, are in the military and what branch?

    How many years service too?

    My brother got out in 01 as an E4 (I think) from the Army. He worked on the TOW missile guidance systems on the Bradly IFV.
     
  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    4 years USAF. F-16 avionics. lots of awards and ribbons. helped me get my first career. paid 1034/mo while i was in college.

    if i had it to do all over again, wouldn't have done it.
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    why not? and what specifically (if you can talk about it) did you do with the f16 avionics?
     
  4. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    can't say that I was , But my close cousin Chris is a Marine Reserv, from Charlie Company who just returned back to the US less than a month ago and is now an E6
     
  5. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i worked on flight controls, electronic countermeasures, radars, targeting equipment, gps systems, the computer based shit. i had almost a full year in tech school before i even touched an active jet.

    there were a lot of reasons.
    1.14 hour days and extensive training when some shit bag worked in the gym for 6 hours a day handing out towels and lifting weights got paid the same.
    2. i wanted to go to college to make more money and i couldn't. you just don't have the time in the military.
    3. never having someone pat you on the back when you do a phenominal job. saved a guys life once and all i got was a handshake.
    4. wearing this shit. [​IMG]
    5. taking forever to make rank. army and marines get promoted hella quick.

    the list goes on and on. there were a few good things though. my career field was in high demand when i got out. i turned down $53,000 if i signed up for 6 more years. my roommate took it. you get half up front and then $5k/year extra.
     
  6. ThatGuy4life

    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    Air Force , 4 years got out as an SSgt select just a fancy way of saying E4 who made E5 but hasn't pinned on yet. Security Forces Huah
     
  7. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    SP DUUUUHHHH!!! i had a line number for staff to, but i didn't stay in. where were you stationed at?
     
  8. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    James your too lazy to be in the military :p
     
  9. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I didn't mean that kind of thinking.
     
  10. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    LOL, you can't spell stuipid without SP ;-)

    6 years Aircraft Hydraulic Sytems Craftsman. Made BTZ, sewed on SSGT at 3 years 7 months TIS, even got t test for Tech once before I got out. I was working two jobs, 75 hours/week, never cracked the PFE or my CDC's and still only missed my line number by 19 points lol.

    But yeah if you go in, don't do security forces or aircraft maintenance. The ammount of output required for the same pay and usually less respect then half of the other jobs get is crazy.

    Fuck man I still have nightmares when I hear the word LSET
     
  11. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    I always thought PFE meant private forever.
     
  12. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Air Farts, 3 years, F-15 Crew Chief, and loved the travel.

    as for aircraft maintenance...there's plenty of jobs when you get out...you just need to attain an A&P licence...after that..then your set.


    And when I'm seeing contracts for 1500+ heli's in the next 5 years...and were making only 120 a year now...that tells you something....mass hiring spree has started....
     
  13. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    it's called the PFE Manual

    "Promotion Fitness Examiniation"

    AF history, Modern Conflict, Aviation History, Medal of Honor winners, it's hundreds of pages thick
     
  14. ThatGuy4life

    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    Lackland, imagine being at the same base for basic, tech school, and then finding out that's your first base. Then Robins AFB, (Home), then Kirtland AFB, and Finally Osan. only 4 deployments and countless tdy's
     
  15. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i liked lackland though. i wish i could have stayed there. spent 3 months of tech school there then 8 at sheppard. sucked ass.
     
  16. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    lackland is even more fun when it doesnt mean anything to you. i ran the confidence course there three years. thats a lot of fun if you are doing it for the hell of it.
     
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    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    Never really heard anyone complain bout sheppard. The only thing I didn't like about Lackland was that if I had stayed there too long I would've gotten in trouble, too much eye candy;) . All those females in tech school, and then they had to have that rule where they couldn't mingle with permanent party
     
  18. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    I don't know how many times I've said

    "Let's hit the BDU club and grind on some BMT'ers"
     
  19. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    yeah, i thought sheppard sucked because there wasn't shit there. i was on T-shift so it sucked even worse. san antonio was the shit though.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    brothers pizza and the spy room FTW!
     
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