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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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A quick prayer request

So there's a deployment to Afghanistan as an individual augmentee. i don't know too much about it except that the deployment date is pretty soon and it has something to do with detainee ops.. Right now it's open to any E7 or above in MP detachments around the army. We had an E7 here refuse it, so it's up for grabs. My name is on the list of volunteers, but I'm only an E6, so if any E7 out there wants it, they get it. If you folks are praying types, pray that nobody steps up so I can take it and go serve again. Why are you people still reading this? PRAY, GODDAMNIT!!!!

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:14 PM

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you ride the bus

theyridethebus,weallridethebus,dicktwowomen,dicktwowomen,amen...

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:22 PM

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E6 Runaway

Done buddy.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:40 PM

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 3:57 PM

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I'm not deploying. Said there were three other volunteers who haven't deployed yet and one of them need to go. He did say that there may be a few 180 day deployments coming up, and he'll keep me in mind. Sounds suspiciously like a "Don't call us, we'll call you", or "Let's just be friends" to me.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

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You can thank me later............cash works great.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:20 PM

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I know this mattered to you, and youve made enough comments about training your troops, that we all know how you feel about it.. Ever think maybe the kid who needs to have you around to make sure he comes home is till in high school... and maybe theres a reason for it not being now.. now lets all get together for our chant..

Ooooo waaaaaaatttttt daaaaa reeee taaaarrrrrddd I aaaammmmm

My troops in DOC who came back from Desert Storm usta get together and chant that for me.
Been thinking about this Runaway, your gona hate retirement when it happens.. I spend half my mornings thinking about my old troops and how thier all doing, they stay in touch when you first retire, then the calls get further and further apart.. No way you can call them, ya look like what you are, a hanger on, so this is how its supposed to be, but just saying enjoy it now..

Ooooo waaaaaaatttttt daaaaa reeee taaaarrrrrddd I aaaammmmm

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:20 PM

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Gee, thanks. Dick

That was one reason for wanting the deployment. Lots of extra money.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:28 PM

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Real People Real Stuff

I can, only listening.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 5:35 PM

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What?

Speekie de inglizi, man

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:35 PM

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I'm still in and I feel fuckin' worthless sitting here while my guys are in Afghanistan. I can't imagine what it's going to be like as a retarded soldier seeing shit on the news and knowing there is absolutely no way I can be involved. Then there's the fact that I'm going to have to deal with fuckin civilians. No offense, but I HATE civilians. I hate the attitude, I hate the lack of dedication, I hate the utter lack of excitement that civilinas have in their daily lives. And I'm going to have to do that. It's really a good thing I have my wife and son, because if not, I could very easily see myself as the guy who is completely unable to adjust to that life. I was an army brat as a kid, and joined the army ten days after my 18th birthday. It's all I've ever known and all I care about. In 2002, when I was arguing to be included in a platoon deployment to Kuwait, I told the platoon sergeant that it's who I am, not what I do. I'm sure there are a whole mess of people who feel the same way. I'm just hokey and gay enough to say it.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:51 PM

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sorry to hear run!

but at least i know you will be safe...

4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:52 PM

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Oh well, shit happens

I'm sure something will come along within the next few years. I'll be leaving Ft Huachuca as soon as I can to go to a deployable post somewhere.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 5:01 PM

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I might have prayed for you to go.....................But if you had you would have long forgotton about little ole me.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 5:02 PM

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But your dog? I'll always remember her with fondness and a boner.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 5:04 PM

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unless you have a good exit strategy. My son-in-law is a CWO3 and can't wait to get out, but he has no plan. He just wants out and says he'll be a bartender somewhere. I really worry about him (and my daughter) because being in, especially in intel where they both are, is the best thing they have ever done in their lives. I know sometimes it can be the pits, but it's an honorable profession, we need you, and I hope you can find a way.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

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It has its good and bad days just like everywhere else, but I don't really want to do anything else.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 5:35 PM

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Nice to be talked about huh buddy...laughing, and thinking i spell worse than nimrut..
Actually you might consider my old agency, most all vets, demographics were almost 50% retired military for the above (trying to limit my sp's) reason.. Believe me ya get to mix it up about everyday, if you chose to go where the action is..
I did 5 as an officer, then another 6 as a Sergeant before going to Lieutenant..Pretty hard retiring after being called "the old man" , "LT" or "skipper" for eight years..(tried to get Gloria to call me any of those... nope, had to settle for shit head) It has to do with having a purpose, and being involved in real life down and dirty stuff with a great group of guys and gals
Ok, time to rejoin the real world as a retired geezer that needs spell check.. sheeshhh

Actually its time to go have a beer and watch tv with the lovely Mrs shithead, see you guys tonight if your lucky..

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 5:46 PM

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Corrections? Hell no.

That's a job that I honestly can't see how anyone could get any satisfaction out of. Other than babysitting shitheads, what purpose does it serve? I know it's a job that needs doing, but being surrounded by shitheads and having to deal with them all day long? No thanks. I'm not really much on the adrenaline rushes, I just figure since I'm the guy training my soldiers, that should mean I'm better able to deal with bad things than they are, and I have experience and I don't lose my head (still on my neck so far), so being where the action is seems to be a good place because I know my soldiers will be competently led. However, this deployment I was trying to get was going to be detainee operations, so I doubt it was going to be much like the other deployments.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 6:19 PM

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getting out. Sorry to this day that I did. You're right about being a prison guard my younger brother is a MP he got out for awhile and did the guard thing just couldn't take it. getting written up because he swore at a prisoner, it's all bullshit. We just need to go back to chain gangs and forced labor and not make it like a country club.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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You're going to look back at this as the best six years of your life because you were doing something useful. You saved lives. You were in the thick of it. You're the best there is at doing it. She was really pissed at me for suggesting she stay in, which she has now gotten over. She did three more years as a private contractor. She got back to the states and was in a place not conducive to jobs. I told her, 'You know, you could always re-enlist.' and she said she had actually thought about it. so she's come a long way in her thinking.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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is prior service people coming back in don't get shit for incentives. They don't count toward a recruiting station's quota, so they get "needs of the army". but no matter what, there's always the good job security, decent health benefits, decent pay, and (if you're an idealist like moi), the satisfaction of knowing you are serving your nation and continuing the legacy of those before us. Stop making fun of me. I said I'm an idealist. I'm just an angry one.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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i only

pray to Darth Vader........so fuck off runwayhalfman!!!!!!!

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:11 PM

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I didn't ask for you to pray TO me, you fucking greaser? Must be half meskin, half polack. You spraypaint your name on chain-link fences, don't you?

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

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only once!!!!

ok twice!!!

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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Hey Run

You will be alright man...consider doing training when you retire at a training facility...the motivation there would be high. I mean, folks are paying for training, to learn how to shoot. I think that would serve you well. You will be fine though, really everyone goes through what you described. First year sucks, then it gets easier.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:26 PM

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Right now, though, I don't have the credentials. Although I did see a feature in SWAT mag a while back about a guy whose creds were "25th Infantry Division armorer" giving a class on the AK47. The techniques he was showing were ridiculously slow and complicated, too. maybe I ought to look into it. I could see about getting a job at one of the established schools, then branching out I guess.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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Run

Check Front Sight...to at least get the initial training and into the system. Since I joined as a lifetime member, they keep sending me emails about instructors. Of course you would need to get to Parhump Nevada...but hell, maybe you could do like a year "tdy" there for training etc. Bring the family up once a month - head to AZ once per month...seems like a good deal maybe. At least something to think about. Later, your own training place..why not?

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 10:10 PM

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I'm sure they're very proficient, but it's more of a resort than a serious training facility based on the video they sent me. I may look into a school. I like USSA, CSAT, Thunder Ranch, and Trident Concepts. Hell, maybe I'll go there, do that, and get a few more t-shirts to get the creds to teach at CSAT or Trident Concepts. probably not, but I could try.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 11 weeks ago, 10:19 PM

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I havent been up there since Col Cooper died, and not even sure if its still open. We live about an hour south, but just never get past Prescott.. Last time i was there it was going strong, but thats been well over a year ago.. I know most of thier contracts at that time were government, but they still had a full range of civilian programs from CCW's to 4 day "in house" program where you actually stayed at the facility..

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 10:24 PM

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I don't like the fact that they advocate the Weaver stance. I think there are better stances out there, and don't have any desire to try a stance I consider to be obsolete. i teach it to my MPs as a technique along with the Isoceles and Modified Isoceles stances with the disclaimer that the technique I prefer is A way, not THE way.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 10:43 PM

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Ive heard you say this Runs, and wondered about it.. When the weaver replaced the original isoceles. The old half squat piece dead in front of you one. It just seemed so right that ive never used anything else.. Our agency taught it (this means ZELCH.. but they did) and over the years it has become so comfortable im not sure i would adjust well to anything else. Another issue is drawing. I have a pretty serious back issue, and i can get a sight picture quicker with a weaver than with isoceles.. least the original one.. what exactly is modified..

Amazing ...were actually talking guns.. whoda thought

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