Military thread....

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  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 14,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    if you're proud of serving in the military you're an idiot

    Yeah okay! I flagged you for trolling!
    JudahIsraelite
  • j dot keyzj dot keyz Posts: 127
    j dot keyz wrote: »
    US NAVY
    Enlisted
    RATE/RANK: AZ3
    Stationed in San Diego, just got orders in Hawaii for sea duty at a VP Squadron.
    Hit my 2 year mark in June.
    I was stationed in San Diego on North Island. I hated that place, boring as fuck but nice scenery. Crossing tha Coranado Bay bridge had me shook at first. And if you did'nt have wheels that sucked as well. But we used to party on the marine base, man I copped plenty chics out of there. But I started out in the ship yard in Philly then we went around the horn to get to San Diego. My homeboy been in Hawaii for 4 years now. Pearl Harbor, been there like 5 x's

    Yea, San Diego is kinda of a let down, it's a good spot for couples I guess, lot of places to go out to eat and shit but as far as clubs and shit ill pass. And yea Im definitely looking forward to Hawaii, how ya boy like it out there?
  • CottonCitySlimCottonCitySlim Posts: 4,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hawaii is a single dudes paradise, because the female to male ratio is high the hawian women are agressive, will never be a shortage of women for you
  • pennyda1pennyda1 Posts: 707 ✭✭✭
    caddo man wrote: »
    pennyda1 wrote: »
    NAVY
    BUNCH OF DAMN SHIPS
    6YEARS
    RATE; PR, ABF, PC

    How the hell did you have three rates? I can see PR and ABF but PC?????

    i was a PC it was one of my major quals i got in the squadron
  • pennyda1pennyda1 Posts: 707 ✭✭✭
    j dot keyz wrote: »
    US NAVY
    Enlisted
    RATE/RANK: AZ3
    Stationed in San Diego, just got orders in Hawaii for sea duty at a VP Squadron.
    Hit my 2 year mark in June.

    dog i hated cali...everything hella expensive and iw ent to the clubs and seen a 30 minute gang fight in sum club..
  • Say WhatSay What Posts: 1,338 ✭✭✭✭
    Navy 00-05 on the Roosevelt AO3
    Reserves 06-08 Wilmington NC
    IYAOYAS
  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 17,721 ✭✭✭✭✭
    j dot keyz wrote: »
    j dot keyz wrote: »
    US NAVY
    Enlisted
    RATE/RANK: AZ3
    Stationed in San Diego, just got orders in Hawaii for sea duty at a VP Squadron.
    Hit my 2 year mark in June.
    I was stationed in San Diego on North Island. I hated that place, boring as fuck but nice scenery. Crossing tha Coranado Bay bridge had me shook at first. And if you did'nt have wheels that sucked as well. But we used to party on the marine base, man I copped plenty chics out of there. But I started out in the ship yard in Philly then we went around the horn to get to San Diego. My homeboy been in Hawaii for 4 years now. Pearl Harbor, been there like 5 x's

    Yea, San Diego is kinda of a let down, it's a good spot for couples I guess, lot of places to go out to eat and shit but as far as clubs and shit ill pass. And yea Im definitely looking forward to Hawaii, how ya boy like it out there?
    he aight with it, he 40 E-6 with a family so he not kicking it as much over there.
    I haven't been back to San Diego since I got out in 1995. And the clubs was wack as shit. I stayed in the black hood tho around Imperial Blvd and we used to rent those hotels on E Street down in Chula Vista

  • Knives AmilliKnives Amilli Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    Anyone enrolled in or know about Tricare dental program? I got promoted at my civilian job but don't have as good of benefits package anymore and figure enrolling in the guard's dental program will cut costs outta my civilian (i.e. BIGGER) paycheck....is it worth it or a lot of bullshit?
  • Roster Player #99Roster Player #99 Posts: 2,645 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anyone enrolled in or know about Tricare dental program? I got promoted at my civilian job but don't have as good of benefits package anymore and figure enrolling in the guard's dental program will cut costs outta my civilian (i.e. BIGGER) paycheck....is it worth it or a lot of bullshit?

    to my understanding, only 12 bucks comes out my check tricare dental, and thats with a dependent. i think having it and being guard would most likely benefit you because a lot places in the states accept it, unlike myself where only a few in germany accept it.

  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 14,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anyone enrolled in or know about Tricare dental program? I got promoted at my civilian job but don't have as good of benefits package anymore and figure enrolling in the guard's dental program will cut costs outta my civilian (i.e. BIGGER) paycheck....is it worth it or a lot of bullshit?

    I will be switching mine in two months. I love Kaiser. It is a one stop shop, but the cost is crazy. Actually I will be doing the split thing and dotwo dental plans so I can get braces.
  • Recaptimus_Prime360Recaptimus_Prime360 Phat Bootyologist Posts: 37,844 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My women & men of our U.S. military...

    First & foremost, let me say thank you. I support y'all 100% percent. I got a question about our military helicopters.

    Why in the hell do these things crash so easily????
  • Knives AmilliKnives Amilli Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    darkone360 wrote: »
    My women & men of our U.S. military...

    First & foremost, let me say thank you. I support y'all 100% percent. I got a question about our military helicopters.

    Why in the hell do these things crash so easily????

    Slow, directly vertical takeoff makes them prone to damage from enemy gunfire and because it all depends on a single rotor for propulsion, its a wrap if that rotor is damaged or malfunctions, whereas a plane can limp for a landing because they often have more than one engine.

  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi Posts: 6,059 ✭✭✭✭✭
    any of y'all in the air force? i've been wanting to join but i always said i was gonna wait til i graduated so i could go in & get that officer paper. but as of right now school just feels like a chore & i'm thinkin about joining sooner rather than later.

    how different is being an officer (besides the pay) than a regular enlisted person in terms of opportunities & overall experience?
  • Knives AmilliKnives Amilli Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    any of y'all in the air force? i've been wanting to join but i always said i was gonna wait til i graduated so i could go in & get that officer paper. but as of right now school just feels like a chore & i'm thinkin about joining sooner rather than later.

    how different is being an officer (besides the pay) than a regular enlisted person in terms of opportunities & overall experience?

    Enlisted here.....

    As far as being an officer, you would be host to a whole different life and set of responsibilities than enlisted. As a butterbar (2nd LT.) your really just a glorified coffee maker and will mostly be caught up in paperwork shuffles and learning under the field grade officers/nco's and senior enlisted. Its not until you make Captain is when you would hold a job title of high leadership and responsibility within your squadron/element/flight and after that you better hope you are in a in demand career field cuz its a bitch making Major, LTC. and Col. and you'll have to take on shitty duties, details, (such as being a commander in aetc which sucks) and/or cross over to in demand career fields to keep getting promoted (officers can't coast in a slot/rank as long as enlisted can and are expected to take on any position of leadership that comes their way).

    And most importantly, as an officer there is the big deal made about holding yourself to a higher standard and always being professional....

    But yo ima tell you right now, come in as an officer because its very difficult to finish school as active enlisted. And also come in with an in demand degree like engineering, medical, IT, things of that nature.
  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi Posts: 6,059 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Enlisted here.....

    As far as being an officer, you would be host to a whole different life and set of responsibilities than enlisted. As a butterbar (2nd LT.) your really just a glorified coffee maker and will mostly be caught up in paperwork shuffles and learning under the field grade officers/nco's and senior enlisted. Its not until you make Captain is when you would hold a job title of high leadership and responsibility within your squadron/element/flight and after that you better hope you are in a in demand career field cuz its a bitch making Major, LTC. and Col. and you'll have to take on shitty duties, details, (such as being a commander in aetc which sucks) and/or cross over to in demand career fields to keep getting promoted (officers can't coast in a slot/rank as long as enlisted can and are expected to take on any position of leadership that comes their way).

    And most importantly, as an officer there is the big deal made about holding yourself to a higher standard and always being professional....

    But yo ima tell you right now, come in as an officer because its very difficult to finish school as active enlisted. And also come in with an in demand degree like engineering, medical, IT, things of that nature.
    good lookin...
    how old were you when you went in if you don't mind me asking? i'm 21 right now so hopefully when i graduate i'll be around 23.

    if you could redo it would you go in as an officer? & would you say the track for advancement is better (maybe even easier) if you have an education under your belt?
  • Knives AmilliKnives Amilli Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    Enlisted here.....

    As far as being an officer, you would be host to a whole different life and set of responsibilities than enlisted. As a butterbar (2nd LT.) your really just a glorified coffee maker and will mostly be caught up in paperwork shuffles and learning under the field grade officers/nco's and senior enlisted. Its not until you make Captain is when you would hold a job title of high leadership and responsibility within your squadron/element/flight and after that you better hope you are in a in demand career field cuz its a bitch making Major, LTC. and Col. and you'll have to take on shitty duties, details, (such as being a commander in aetc which sucks) and/or cross over to in demand career fields to keep getting promoted (officers can't coast in a slot/rank as long as enlisted can and are expected to take on any position of leadership that comes their way).

    And most importantly, as an officer there is the big deal made about holding yourself to a higher standard and always being professional....

    But yo ima tell you right now, come in as an officer because its very difficult to finish school as active enlisted. And also come in with an in demand degree like engineering, medical, IT, things of that nature.
    good lookin...
    how old were you when you went in if you don't mind me asking? i'm 21 right now so hopefully when i graduate i'll be around 23.

    if you could redo it would you go in as an officer? & would you say the track for advancement is better (maybe even easier) if you have an education under your belt?

    I went in at 22 and to an extent....I don't wish i came in as an officer. If I had waited till I got a degree, who knows what the Air Force would've been looking like (I got in during the tail end of the surge i.e. the best time to get in) so getting would've been a lot harder. Also, while coming in as officer is cool and all, I've learned a lot as an enlisted and I feel there's a greater sense of respect, knowledge, experience, and leadership when you have both enlisted and officer time.

    Coming in with a degree and not commissioning helps you to make rank faster, yes. In addition to meeting time and grade/service, completing your PME, and scoring high enough on the SKT's and PT, EPR's and awards and decorations, college credit also counts toward getting promoted in the ever competitive Air Force.

    The reason why i'd advise you to come in as an officer is if your dead serious about Active duty. Im air guard so I have enough time to get my degree. Active enlisted don't either have the time or money so its nigh impossible to finish while active.
  • pennyda1pennyda1 Posts: 707 ✭✭✭
    darkone360 wrote: »
    My women & men of our U.S. military...

    First & foremost, let me say thank you. I support y'all 100% percent. I got a question about our military helicopters.

    Why in the hell do these things crash so easily????

    the vibrations... they need serious mainteannce after 3days of flying
  • pennyda1pennyda1 Posts: 707 ✭✭✭
    who in here tried to get a job doing the same thing they did in the service???
  • FroHawkeFroHawke Posts: 1,114
    Is anyone here a fighter pilot? I've always kind of been interested in that part of the USAF...though everything I've heard about it is that its an incredibly difficult field to make.
  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 14,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    pennyda1 wrote: »
    who in here tried to get a job doing the same thing they did in the service???

    Me and that shit is hard. I did logistics and procurement. I am now being able to get some interviews but only after getting my MBA. Everything require a cert of some kind.
  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 14,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is anyone here a fighter pilot? I've always kind of been interested in that part of the USAF...though everything I've heard about it is that its an incredibly difficult field to make.

    If you want to do it. DO IT! Go all out and make it your mission. If you dont go all out. you will get rejected.
    Mr.BocarioMeagan___Goodz
  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi Posts: 6,059 ✭✭✭✭✭
    caddo man wrote: »

    Me and that shit is hard. I did logistics and procurement. I am now being able to get some interviews but only after getting my MBA. Everything require a cert of some kind.
    so is it just the way the civilian work force is (everything needing a degree or some type of certification) why it's so hard for ex-military folk to get jobs?
  • pennyda1pennyda1 Posts: 707 ✭✭✭
    caddo man wrote: »
    pennyda1 wrote: »
    who in here tried to get a job doing the same thing they did in the service???

    Me and that shit is hard. I did logistics and procurement. I am now being able to get some interviews but only after getting my MBA. Everything require a cert of some kind.

    who you tellin ihate the fact that the military dont set you up for success in that regard.. all those quals i got in the navy didnt mean nothin in the civikian world
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