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  • Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

    I've always wondered how many of the players here at TG have served in the armed services or currently are. I personally have not, was close to attending the Air Force Academy but suffered a life changing shoulder injury and had to pull out of the race.

    If this thread pertains to you and you don't mind... tell us a little about yourself. I also would like to know so i can show you my appreciation.
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  • #2
    Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

    I am curious as well.
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    • #3
      Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

      4 years U.S. Marine Corps active duty. Most of my time in Okinawa Japan with 3rd Mar Div HQBN Communications Company as a 2822. Worked on repairing the field telephone equipment that the commanding General and Staff used for communicating back to the rest of the world. Also drove HMMWV's and 5-tons a lot since I was the company Gunny's driver when we would go to the field. Got out of the Marines in 2004 and I just joined up with the national guard this past February. The unit I'm in is the Arizona Army National Guard with the 1-158th Infantry Bravo Company as an 11B (rifleman).
      Last edited by LCpl. Soto; 04-02-2009, 09:05 PM. Reason: added info
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      • #4
        Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

        I am a US Army 11B3O (Infantry Squad Leader). I have two tours with 3ID in Iraq, which is pretty much 27 months in Baghdad kicking down doors. I am married and have a 7 year old son. I enjoy log walks on the beach, flex cuffing bad guys and the occasional glass of vino. Any questions? ;)
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        • #5
          Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

          Served twenty years in the military. First four years with the Marine Corps 08 Field Artillery FO rest of the twenty years in the US Army 11B. 11B40 PSG when I retired at Ft Carson. Now working at the Battle Command Training Program at Ft Leavenworth, KS. Travel allot to different post training brigade and below active and NG before they go overseas and you can guess where they are going.
          Knowing is not enough, we must apply.

          Willing is not enough, we must DO.

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          • #6
            Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

            Combat Signalman - 886 Troop, 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals, British Army, between 1990 and 1995.

            Squadron recently merged into the 39 Signal Regiment.

            Squadron Role - supports NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), providing essential Combat Net Radio communications for the ARRC or international coalition force ensuring that vital orders get passed around the battlefield. This was a unique role for which 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron was selected and during Desert Storm in 1991, we were based in Germany and we had a number of guys from our unit placed on special detachment with special and recon forces, to operate as forwad air controllers and laser designators for deep line operational strikes.

            Unfortunately, the UK Tornado's and other strike aircraft like the Jaguar did not have their laser designators and hence why the aging (1950's) Bucaneers and Canberras were used as chase aircraft to mark targets.

            Unfortunately cloud cover often made the chase aircraft role useless an that's when they turned to the squad onthe ground to paint the target.

            It was a fun role and I got to know and meet many interesting characters. Even if our lifespan in the forecasted European cold war theatre was only 20 minutes!! ;)
            BlackDog1




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            • #7
              Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

              was 3 inches from being in the Navy as a nuke reactor specialist, recruiter wuould verbally promise I wouldnt be shoved on a sub(where all but a handful of the nuke reactors are...but boy he was skittish about putting it on paper..and thus I was equally skittish about signing

              as for why I didnt want to be on a sub I drew a diagram




              Fate whispers to the warrior "You will not survive the storm."
              The warrior whispers back, "I AM the storm."

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              • #8
                Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                i wonder what are the requirements to become a sniper?
                If you show your head then your dead....

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                • #9
                  Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                  Originally posted by viper1986 View Post
                  I personally have not, was close to attending the Air Force Academy but suffered a life changing shoulder injury and had to pull out of the race.
                  I had something very similar happen to me.

                  I enlisted USMC and broke/dislocated my shoulder as well as dislocating my knee (all in one go, was pretty awesome if you weren't me) before finishing boot. No more military for me.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                    Originally posted by whitelancer11 View Post
                    i wonder what are the requirements to become a sniper?
                    Two eyes, no hand shaking diseases, the resting heart rate of a sloth, an ability to sit and stare at one spot for possibly 24 hours straight, no scruples whatsover, no consience whatsoever and an ability to hit the target!

                    The rest is pretty much window dressing! ;)
                    BlackDog1




                    "What we do in life... echoes in eternity!"

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                    • #11
                      Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                      US ARMY 1966-1968 I did state side tours at Ft Dix, N.J, Ft.Sill, Okla. Ft. Huachuca, Ariz..

                      Spent the last 13 months, 1967-1968, with the 1st Air Cav in VietNam with the 15th S&S as

                      a field wireman and radio operator. Will not comment or answer any question, only salute

                      those in uniform.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                        Originally posted by Blackdog1-22 Reg.SAS View Post
                        Two eyes, no hand shaking diseases, the resting heart rate of a sloth, an ability to sit and stare at one spot for possibly 24 hours straight, no scruples whatsover, no consience whatsoever and an ability to hit the target!

                        The rest is pretty much window dressing! ;)
                        no qualms about peeing yourself is a good one too..



                        Fate whispers to the warrior "You will not survive the storm."
                        The warrior whispers back, "I AM the storm."

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                        • #13
                          Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                          I'm brand new to the army, but I was a cadet for 4+ years, yay.
                          I was going to enlist, but my parents, mainly my father since he was enlisted, talked me into trying an ROTC program first.
                          My first year at college I tried ROTC at a senior military college. I went to North Georgia College and State University (http://www.ngcsu.edu/) and loved it.
                          I entered ROTC in 2004 and contracted in 2005.
                          I commisioned through ROTC last December (2008).
                          I am a brand new lieutenant, so don't expect too much ;)
                          I received my first branch choice, military police, and my first duty station choice, Fort Benning, GA. (I want to be near family)
                          I haven't even done my branch (MP) training phase yet.

                          Currently I am a "gold bar recruiter" at NGCSU where I work getting people to join ROTC, so basically I screw around all day.
                          Also, I do get to help teach cadets both in the classroom and occasionally in the field, woohoo.
                          Here are our promo vids:
                          The college one (for cadets); click once and then again b/c "Embedding disabled by request"
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq6E5zAeDvQ[/media]

                          A cadet based video
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPeVHWyb-hQ&feature=related[/media]

                          "Each semester, North Georgia College & State University, The Military College of Georgia, conducts National Leadership Challenge Weekend for high school students. National Leadership Challenge Weekend is a physically intense weekend filled with exciting leadership development events that allow students to experience the Corps of Cadets first hand. " It's actually this coming weekend.
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xh_nDV5AhI[/media]

                          Other NGCSU Videos
                          Video based on Army Strong theme, most of photos come from FROG Week, a week-long immersion event. It's a little dated now, the trainees are wearing BDUs...
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3bgaAm-oQ0&feature=related[/media]

                          Mountain order of colombo video; these guys run all of the rappeling and mountaineering tasks in the Corps of Cadets at NGCSU and aid other cadets in learning how to rappel. At the beginning of the video you can see some Hueys on the drillfield during some training
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjX4F1On3Jw&feature=related[/media]

                          Video done by some cadets. I spent four years living in these barracks
                          MTV CRIBS NGCSU. WARNING: LANGUAGE CONTENT
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrrXeCt2HYk&feature=related[/media]

                          Cadets riding on Blackhawks. Probably the only fun part of FROG Week.
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0DVMRfHXZw&feature=related[/media]

                          NGCSU Birthday Celebration. Happy Birthday Rose! the tradition is to throw the birthday boy/girl into a freezing cold shower and cover them in silly sting/shaving cream/whatever you can find :) He didn't put up much of a fight...
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upgy4nt4h_w[/media]

                          This summer I will go out to Fort Lewis and help train cadets going through Warrior Forge. Then I'll do my branch specific training somewhere, probably Fort Leonard Wood.

                          Thanks to the true warriors on here.
                          Last edited by Igor; 04-02-2009, 11:45 PM. Reason: Problems with videos
                          "Never forget that you are there to SERVE the soldiers. Listen to your NCOs and always do the right thing." -My Father
                          "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGNxHMFjigA"
                          "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce0c6qVnJE4"
                          "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2Lpc9vTnqU"
                          "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEzc9fB8xPo"
                          "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdCTP_ae_8"
                          "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrmoSZgYaFw"

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                          • #14
                            Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                            Igor: We are in the same neck of the woods.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Are you serving or have served in the military? Tell us a little about yourself

                              Originally posted by static View Post
                              Igor: We are in the same neck of the woods.
                              Cool. I'm up in Dahlonega and have family all around the perimeter (Conyers, Covington, Jonesboro)

                              I guess I will do some work today :) (recruitment, hooah)
                              For anyone who might be interested in NGCSU, you can personally contact me at [email protected] or just pm me

                              I will upload some of my own videos when I get the chance

                              Some cool stuff I got to do as a cadet (for those interested):
                              -Shot some weapons (may be forgetting some stuff)
                              • M16A1 – Yes, its still use it… (ROCK N ROLL BABY)
                              • M16A2 – Qualified expert with iron sights, old school
                              • M4 – At camp (LDAC) you are equipped with one for the entire time
                              • M14 – NGCSU still used them for drill when I started (now have m16a2s), but still has a few
                              • M60 – Still in use at LDAC
                              • M240 – Used at LDAC and at NGCSU for training
                              • M249 – Probably my favorite weapon
                              • M203 – LDAC, U.S. Weapons Familiarization
                              • AT-4 Anti-tank system – LDAC, U.S. Weapons Familiarization
                              • M2HB 50 cal. MG – LDAC, U.S. Weapons Familiarization
                              • Mk-19 Grenade Launcher– LDAC, U.S. Weapons Familiarization
                              -Threw/launched/blew some explosives (may be forgetting some stuff)
                              • Smoke grenades
                              • Arty Simulators
                              • Hand grenades
                              • Star cluster
                              • 40 mm grenades
                              • M18A1 Claymore Mine – LDAC, U.S. Weapons Familiarization
                              -Rode some vehicles (I am forgetting some stuff, can’t remember names of vehicles)
                              • UH60 Blackhawk
                              • UH1 Huey
                              • CH-47 Chinook (at LDAC we did an air assault mission)
                              • HMMWVs
                              • M35 2-1/2 ton cargo truck
                              • IAV Stryker (at LDAC we had a mechanized assault)
                              -Wore/Carried some stuff (Not a complete list)
                              • ALICE Pack
                              • Molle Pack
                              • Assault Pack
                              • IBA
                              • LBE/LBV (outdated now a days)
                              • ACH
                              • Old Kevlar helmet
                              • BDUs (if you become a cadet today, you will probably never wear these)
                              • ACUs
                              -Did some training (Not complete)
                              • Got to go to Warrior Forge (LDAC)
                              LDAC 2008- US weapons familiarization day
                              This is the demo of the weapons, watch as the mk-19 on the tripod falls
                              [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7n-Kob62sQ[/media]

                              God, watching some of these videos I remember how stupid/awesome some of the stuff was
                              Warrior Forge 2008/10th Regiment (Tomahawks) pt. 1
                              [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Thc4_lK1w[/media]
                              Warrior Forge 2008/10th Regiment (Tomahawks) pt. 2
                              [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOxU4Lh1a7w&feature=related[/media]

                              • Spent a week at the Warrior training center (https://www.benning.army.mil/wtc/ ) doing things such as Landnav, rappelling, obstacle course, basic rifle marksmanship, ran some lanes with preranger candidates (these people are my heroes), FTX
                              • Did numerous field training exercises (FTXs), probably did 12 in 4 years, that may not seem like a lot, but when you are a full-time student and doing all the extra Corps of Cadets stuff (inspections, cleaning rooms, marching around, participating in parades, PT, drill on Mon/Wed) it wears you down having your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday lost
                              • PT every morning
                              • APFTs EVERY month :( (for contracted cadets, you have to score 180 your freshman year, 210 your sophomore year, 240 your junior year, and 270 your senior year)

                              It really is an awesome experience for anyone interested. We are looking for pretty much anyone, but if you are/were a scholar, leader, athlete, money can be thrown at you
                              "Never forget that you are there to SERVE the soldiers. Listen to your NCOs and always do the right thing." -My Father
                              "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGNxHMFjigA"
                              "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce0c6qVnJE4"
                              "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2Lpc9vTnqU"
                              "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEzc9fB8xPo"
                              "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdCTP_ae_8"
                              "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrmoSZgYaFw"

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