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6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:57 AM

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Best military branch

ok i got this problem. i wanna join the military but i want to know what is the best branch to join. i'm personally thinking about the air force. my main goal is to get college paid for and after that give 20 years. i just want some opinions from personal experience.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:11 PM

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no

not AN inelegant argument to start here man just let this one go

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:22 PM

Anonymous

here we go again

try to avoid smart asses.

try the army. or mariens. u dont have to wory about baleing out from 30,000 feet

6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:51 PM

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Sweet Christ it's Marines

Snake wrote:
try to avoid smart asses.

try the army. or mariens. u dont have to wory about baleing out from 30,000 feet
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6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:25 PM

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30,000 ft jump would be fun! you would need oxygen. I've only been to 15,000. "Here we go again"... thats a white snake song. Is that where you got your name?

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:29 PM

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no my name came from

Metal Gear Solid. Look it up on google. the pic on my name is the video game charecter Solid Snake. Also i am afraid of hights. 30,000 feet will make me shit my guts out.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:37 PM

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i know snake. just givin you shit, and letting you know you'll never be able to avoid smart asses. anyway...how are you planning on joining special forces if you're afraid of heights? they're gonna make you static jump at the least, and for most special forces you'll have to do solos.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:37 PM

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no one

no one is better than the other one cant work alone they all need each other

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:39 PM

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I agree that they all serve their own purpose. It just depends on what you're trying to get out of it.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:45 PM

Anonymous

i have done

my fair share of sneaking. I broke in to some type of reasherch building a couple of years ago. used technequies that i learned on MGS and it worked. got away with info on a top of the line dragster engine. if u want info on it u will have to message me cause im not putting it on the forums. And also i am getting over being afraid of hights. it will take time.

Jake i can work alone if the situation calls for it. some times people just slow me down.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:56 PM

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Wow! video games are

Wow! video games are training a whole new generating of secret agents. did you implement the top secret dragster technology into your beretta?

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:03 PM

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no the

Damn motor desingh was to big. it was based on a 502 big block with is like putting a boulder in a exhaust pipe. but any way the motor desighn is going in to my vega if i can get the parts.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:04 PM

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...

Don't tread on me. I bring a rocket launcher to a gunfight.
6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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I will

Accept any sneaking mission that i can accualy do.

or i can train u online.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:10 PM

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I may need some of that online training! sounds like you are a professional! I'll keep you posted!

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:16 PM

Anonymous

here are the subjects

1. Sneaking
2. Silent Kills
3. CQC
4. Kill or be Killed

6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:21 PM

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sounds pretty intense. you shouldn't give away the nuts and bolts of your proprietary techniques. i haven't even paid for my training session yet. I'm mainly interested in the "sneaking" part.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:32 PM

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Its free

OK sneaking.

First thing is to study your surroundings. then after you think it is safe move a little at a time. after a few steps check your surroundings again and if it is safe then proceed.

next.

search for security cameras. no camera is perfect there is always a blind spot under it. if u the camera in a moving type then wait for it to move away from the area you want to go and then move.

Silence is the key.

The best way to move undetected is to wear your socks over your shoes. this accually works. avoid moving anything that can give ur position away. always remeber soldiers that are smart stay alive.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

Anonymous

what about

your underwear over your pants?what does it help?

6 years 5 weeks ago, 7:55 PM

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Snake

Dude, u really need to post a new forum called "Sneaking" on the Strategies, Tactics, and Training forum!

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 2:27 PM

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ah high school

I found a tunnel system under the high school. you could drop in under the theatre stage and pop up in the main hallway. How I miss headmounted flashlights and dirt.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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reaper308

did u look at what i wrote. about sneaking.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 2:48 PM

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sneaky snake

roger that. practicing right now

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 2:59 PM

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Reaper308

Anything else?

6 years 5 weeks ago, 3:23 PM

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ssssssnake

no. i think i'm good. wait a second, unless... you happen to know anything about magic. nevermind. what are the chances :(

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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ssssssssssssnake

Reaper,
Aren't you sneaky enough already? LOL
Wasn't there a song about a "sneaky snake?"

samD

6 years 5 weeks ago, 3:34 PM

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sneaky snake

glad you asked... you must mean this one. I think the song pretty much sums it up.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MchhtofbgJI

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 4:01 PM

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sneaky snake

That's the one. Thanks Reaper
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6 years 5 weeks ago, 8:17 PM

Anonymous

Reaper knows when to call a spade a spade!fine work my friend!Sneaky Snake it is! lmao

6 years 5 weeks ago, 7:13 PM

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It matters on how big are your balls are.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:53 PM

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Ill be back

MY GOD!!! I wish I would be able to post on here...But I'll Be back in about a week all. Reaper, Hold it down man. And to all my "fans" see you in a week scooter

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:53 PM

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Well, since you didn't seem to get an answer (I was confused reading through it all), how about this?
1. First you must decide the reasons for joining the military and believe me...as a 26 year veteran of the Air Force, I wasn't as concerned about a person's motivation for joining. My main conern was that the person did what he was told, was energetic about it and didn't get into trouble.

2. What do you want to do in the military? Learn a skill to use once you get out? Be in the thick of things? Out in the field? Are you joining because you crave the discipline and structered lifestyle? A lot of people, including myself are really drawn to the structured lifestyle, the black and white of it all. However, the AF in that respect was a bit of a downer. Although, I made discipline a major part of any unit I was in charge of...throughout the rest of the AF, that was definitely not the case. If this is a big draw for you, then join the Marines.

3. I think if you were the Navy type, you would know right off...not everybody wants to be deployed aboard ship for weeks or months at a time. Discipline within the Navy, (I am guessing here) seems more like in the AF. Structure and discipline in my OPINION, rank 1. USMC 2. USA and then Navy and AF. Of course, all branches have different jobs, some of which have very disciplined special units. Snipers, Seals, Forward Air Controllers, Rangers, Delta, etc etc. Of course, those are elite units, but if you are interested or think you might be interested in doing something like that, then you need to look into each of those individually.

4. Currently, education benefits are good in all services, but I no longer know the details, so research that also.

Bottom line, it's an individual choice, but think it through of course. Everyone I know, from all services say the AF had the best facilities. The AF has many locations also...the Navy has some choice assignments as well. I think the Army has a lot of good ones, but also a lot of bad ones. Marines...of course, could be almost anywhere. One last thing: The AF has the best looking women, the Army and Navy the most women and the Marines (in my opinion) have some really rough women but on the other hand, they seem to have some very hot and aggressive women!!! Ok, one more thing; If you do join, do not hesitate to volunteer for any and all overseas assignments. Being overseas gives you a great breadth of experience...as does volunteering for TDYs (Temporary Duty Assignments). I would just tell you to do as much as you can while you are in the service, whichever one you join. In addition, get as much education as you can while you are in, the service in a lot of cases will pay almost if not everything for your tuition! Take advantage and all opportunities, study and get promoted as fast as possible, get into leadership positions and get as much professional schooling as you can.

Ok, I know I ran on for a while here, but when you go to see a recruiter, don't let them dictate to you what job or what service you will join. Pit the services against each other...for instance, go see the Army recruiter, tell them you want to do this job or that job, and when they tell you they will put you into the infantry, just tell them you will go see what the AF has to offer...don't take their input as gospel. Remember, the more information you go to the recruiter with, the better deal you will receive---sort of like buying a new car! There are many, many different jobs in all services, but they won't offer the best of them...they will offer ONLY what they need filled! Don't forget this...it's very important.

PKato

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:11 AM

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I don't know anything outside of the AF in this respect...but getting and keeping a job with a security clearance, especially a Top Secret clearance opens up a lot of other possibilities after your service and of course while you are in the service.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 9:43 AM

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Jack,

Great advice. It is an individual thing. How many jobs for grunts when they get out? What you join for may not ultimately be what you stay in for. You don't always get the school you want either.

samD

6 years 5 weeks ago, 4:48 PM

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sneaking

try this reaper.dive roll

6 years 5 weeks ago, 8:59 PM

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"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 5 weeks ago, 5:53 PM

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Marines!

6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:19 PM

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Pkato and samD thinks for answering my question greatly appreciated. the whole metal gear solid thing through me off but good to be back on track. i'm going with the air force. i debated between air force and army air force gave me less bull. army kept putting money in my face

6 years 5 weeks ago, 12:50 AM

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SKSKID, I think you made a good choice. At least if you get a agood school, your career chances are better when you get out.
I enjoyed my time in the AF.
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6 years 5 weeks ago, 3:07 AM

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SKSKID, Good luck

I wish you luck! Let us know what job you are getting into. Remember, many jobs have a branch that are Special Forces: COMBAT CONTROLLER (CCT), Weather has Para-weather (works hand in had with Army). Other jobs include: PARARESCUEMEN, Special Tactics Teams
Assigned to AFSOC, pararescuemen join forces with combat controllers and combat weathermen to form a highly trained Special Tactics teams.

A Special Tactics team frequently operates with Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Special Forces in airfield seizures and personnel recovery missions in hostile territory. Operating in all climates, day or night, special tactics operators maintain the highest standards of physical fitness and proficiency in the use of light weapons.

Pararescuemen are an integral part of an elite ground combat team that specializes in unconventional missions. They endure some of the toughest training offered in the U.S. military. Their training, as well as their unique mission, earns them the right to wear the maroon beret.

Just in case you are interested.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 8:46 AM

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5 years 49 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

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Finally

i finally drop my weight and swore in for the air force. my number one pick was security forces. i want be slotted for a job until next month hopefully

5 years 49 weeks ago, 8:57 PM

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Welcome to The United State Armed Forces Kid!

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SKSKID

Good luck, in the Air Force and I hope you get the school you want. I know my consin was in the Air Force and the job he did in the Air Force he is doing now as a civilian and making more money. He did 12 years in the Air Force and he has been a civilian doing the same job now for 10 years now. Again good luck.

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