Old 02-08-2012, 09:19   #1
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Old 02-08-2012, 13:21   #2
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I am 22 years old and am stationed at BAMC. It has always been my dream to become a "Green Beret". I am eager to learn all i can from the vast amount of resources available on this site.

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Old 02-08-2012, 21:53   #3
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Hello. I am a guest. My name is Jesse. I am a senior citizen who has supported the Military and Law Enforcement community since I was a little kid. I have been a Class 3 FFL Dealer for more than 40 years. I have attended extensive tactical training at Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, The Lethal Force Institute and many more lesser known but important schools.

I was one of the first licensed Professional Parachuting Instructors by the USPA. I hold USPA Gold Wings #350, USPA D (EXPERT LICENSE) 2529, SCR#381. My last jump in 1981 was #1,256.

I graduated from the University Of Saint Thomas in 1974 With a Political Science/Pre Law degree.

I am proud to say I know some of your members, who will go un-named.

I am a North Texas Patriot Guard Rider with about 75 missions completed over the last couple of years.

All I can say is "Thank you for your service. You are American Heros".

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Old 02-08-2012, 22:16   #4
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Hello. I am a guest. My name is Jesse. I am a senior citizen who has supported the Military and Law Enforcement community since I was a little kid. I have been a Class 3 FFL Dealer for more than 40 years. I have attended extensive tactical training at Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, The Lethal Force Institute and many more lesser known but important schools.

I was one of the first licensed Professional Parachuting Instructors by the USPA. I hold USPA Gold Wings #350, USPA D (EXPERT LICENSE) 2529, SCR#381. My last jump in 1981 was #1,256.

I graduated from the University Of Saint Thomas in 1974 With a Political Science/Pre Law degree.

I am proud to say I know some of your members, who will go un-named.

I am a North Texas Patriot Guard Rider with about 75 missions completed over the last couple of years.

All I can say is "Thank you for your service. You are American Heros".

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Old 02-08-2012, 22:26   #5
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I am a 19 year old student at Limestone College. I've wanted to join the Army for as long as I can remember, and I'm competing for an Army ROTC scholarship.

I've been looking around the site for a bit before I joined, and I've already learned a lot. I look forward to learning even more.

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:01   #6
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Thank you, QP's

First, let me give thanks to those that have served, are serving and are going to serve. Without you, I couldn't be here today living the life I do and I mean that. I'm completely grateful and so very humbled by the sacrifices of those before me and after me.

I grew up under the guidance of Marines, a couple Soldiers and a mother that could whip the hell out of all of them, especially me. I'm a father, son, brother and husband. When my grandfather passed, he gave me two things I keep with me today - his '72 Chevy Pickup and stories from his time in Europe.

To hear him tell it, he was nothing less and nothing more than a Soldier. Through his distant recollections and the faded pages of his mind, he shared most of his stories with me at night sitting around a campfire. Not once did he ever talk about himself. He always talked about "the others" and how they were the heroes and how he "was just doing his job" for the ones to his left and right.

To me, he was my hero. Growing up, heroes weren't men in pads and a jersey. Their names were on the front of their uniform and stamped in metal or carved in granite. They hardly ever appeared on TV and were often never thanked by the media.

Their sacrifices sealed the fates of so many that would follow them. Their castles? At most, a tent. Their moats? A trench. A beach-front vacation was only a few seconds unless they survived their amphibious assault. They didn't dodge drafts, they dodged bullets and mortars.

I'm not sure how I could ever possibly contribute to this website, but I'll always give my most humble thanks to the QP's and my prayers to the Lord.

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Old 02-09-2012, 16:17   #7
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Old 02-11-2012, 13:45   #8
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First of all let me thank the creators of this site. I have learned so much from the advice and experiences of others that has been posted here. I heard about the site from a friend in my battalion who has recently gone to SFAS.
I am a Firefighter/Paramedic for the city of Atlanta as a civilian and senior medic for A co. 1/167th Inf. MY purpose of joining the site is to gather more information about my MOS and to pass that information along to others.
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Old 02-11-2012, 14:07   #9
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I'm CDT VanZwieten, a ROTC cadet at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.

A little about myself: I am pursuing an Aerospace Engineering degree and loving it. I'm hoping to branch engineers out of college. I take PT very seriously and have been maxing the APFT for a couple of years now, though I know I still have a lot of progress to make physically and mentally.
I like any game that takes a lot of strategic or tactical thinking and don't like a lot of shooters for that reason. I feel at my absolute best when I'm backpacking with my home on my back.

I am interested in Army Special Forces because I believe it is the only way to win the war on terror. I think that social evolution will cause humanity to realize that most of the solutions we're looking for lie in basic relationships, and as I understand it SF is based on making solutions informed by relationships with local people.

All this is to say: thank you gentlemen for your selfless service. Our Army is imperfect and makes mistakes, but you guys lay down your lives and do your best for my own freedom, so in my book you are praiseworthy.
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Old 02-11-2012, 16:05   #10
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Hi there... I'm a sophomore at Grove City College in Grove City, PA. My hometown is Bedford, Indiana.

I'm currently a varsity swimmer, water polo player and Eagle Scout. My other activities are listed in my profile.

I am looking to enlist as an 18x within the next few months. I have been reading threads on this site for a few months now, and I appreciate all the information that has been made available.

Thank you.

No need in having your name in more places than necessary on the web. Welcome.

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Old 02-11-2012, 16:28   #11
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Howdy,

My name is Ben, I briefly served in HHC 160th SOAR(A) at FTCKY. Glad to be here, and thank ya'll for all the wisdom shared.

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Old 02-13-2012, 13:28   #12
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Hello everybody. I've been with the Army for nine years now. I joined the Army 9 years ago at 17 years of age as an infantryman. I've been an 18C with 5th SFG (A) going on four years now. I came across this site while google searching military pro deals. I've never been a huge forum guy, but I might be able to contribute to this forum, as well as take something away.
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Old 02-14-2012, 21:55   #13
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I would like to start by saying hello to all and thanks for letting me be apart of the board.

3 years in service
34 yrs old


Yes I joined late in life at 31. No regrets at all...

Oh and one other thing, I am not your stereotypical MI weenie, No World of Warcraft or any other MI weenie stuff here. MI is great but DAMN they are a different breed to say the least. Especially the damn linguists!!! And I'm a linguist!!! WTF!!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:22   #14
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Hello, and thank you all for your service as well as the opportunity to be here.

Ryan B. here, and I come from a long line of US servicemen; Army and Navy. I felt like a time in service to this country was my calling in my youth, but my road led me to college with an athletic scholarship. My regrets of not following in the footsteps of my ancestors is more often than not overshadowed by the end result of a loving wife and my young son. Neither of which would be part of my life if I had taken a different path.

I'm an oilfield consultant by trade, a weapons fancier, diver, outdoorsman, and a part time photographer among other things... As proven by my presence here I have interest in military and the history thereof. To this day I can never get enough of the stories from my dad's service in the Army, and wish my grandfather was still around to pick his brain once more... My wife's grandfather also has some good ones (the few he's shared) that go with his Bronze Star received during WWII.

I'm honored to be amongst you fellas. Been lurking a while; reading, laughing, and getting befuddled with the constant barrage of acronyms thrown out here... I thought the oilfield had them! And, I'll probably post an average of once every five years as I don't think I can contribute much, and I listen way more than I speak.
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Old 06-23-2012, 13:08   #15
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Hello Everyone,

I am 26 and have been privileged to grow up in the mountains of Colorado. My pursuit of the outdoors, hunting, guiding, SAR and wilderness medicine has led me to this next step.

I recently signed my 18x contract and look forward to this opportunity to become an 18D.

Thank you to those who have gone before me. There is a lot of incredibly useful information here.
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