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Old 11-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Congrats on whatever you said!
Im sorry, essentially that translates into Army Infantry, active (as opposed to reserve) and Ill be jumping out of some perfectly good planes as well.

And thank you
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Well, for those of you who dont know this, I am leaving Febuary 19th for Fort Benning Georgia for 17 weeks OSUT as an active duty 11X soon to be an 11Bravo (Infantry), on a 4 year contract, where I will attend airborne school and then hopefully RASP. I was lucky enough to score 95 on the ASVAB which helped me grap an airborne slot. I will be entering OSUT as an E-3. :)

I wanted make this post because I know there are a few people whove been trying to contact me over the past few weeks, and my responses have been somewhere between spotty and non-existant. I appreciate your patience, Ive been very busy with the enlistment process and the future soldier training program, an will continue to be. All trades Im currently involved in WILL be completed well within the given deadlines, again Im sorry for the lack of communication. I also may sell some of my inventory soon so my parents are left with a bit more space, just excess blanks and things to that effect, since I will have little opportunity to use them much for awhile.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
 
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Welcome, brother! I did OSUT at Benning and Airborne, too. I was 11C. Best of luck and thanks for agreeing to serve.
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Good for you!!! What a change - in recruitment.....

In 1955 I joined the Navy - I decided to enlist on September 11, signed up on the 12th and was promised an electronics field rating, took my physical on about the 15th and arrived at boot camp on the 26th.
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Congratulations. Thank you for your service.
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Ah, 11B...Queen of Battle...I also did OSUT at Benning and Airborne, too (as an 11B). It won't seem like it at the time, but when you look back on it later on, you'll see that you were probably having more fun than humans should be allowed to have (indeed, you will probably feel that way about your entire Army career, however long it may last...). Take care of those knees, though - in jump school, they are going to make them bend in about 30 directions that Mother Nature never intended them to bend...
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations. Remember 2 things, luck is when preparation meets opportunity, and the more you sweat in training the less you bleed in combat.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:50 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Oorah!! Time of your life!! I spent 21 years ending up as a Lt Cmndr...very retired...and the last 6 of that on CVN 72. My son is a LCpl in of all places, MCB Honolulu. After your hitch, you get free lunch at Applebees on Veterans Day!! NOW DROP AND GIVE MY FIFTY YOU MAGGOT!!
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Good for you!!! What a change - in recruitment.....

In 1955 I joined the Navy - I decided to enlist on September 11, signed up on the 12th and was promised an electronics field rating, took my physical on about the 15th and arrived at boot camp on the 26th.
They offered me a date of the 13th of this month, a mere week after my enlistment, but I have to finish this semester of school. It was getting into the army that was the har part haha
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Congratulations Alex!!

Thank you for your service to our country!!
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