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Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Ruger20 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:40 pm

If you are currently serving or have served in any branch of our armed forces, please reply to this topic. (Try to keep spam and post whoring to a minimum). I am trying to compile a list of military MEEN. If you know of a maan that is currently serving or deployed and has not been around for a while, please reply with their name as well.

Thanks!
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby frigman » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:47 pm

i activily participate in a grueling, lifelike military simulator everyday, battling to the end to defend whatever objective is set in front of me... does that count?
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Matt_K » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:19 pm

frigman wrote:i activily participate in a grueling, lifelike military simulator everyday, battling to the end to defend whatever objective is set in front of me... does that count?


So in other words, not Team Deathmatch.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Coastiehog » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:18 pm

I am Active Duty Coast Guard......I will hit the 10 year mark on the 22nd of this month. 10 More to go for that check for the rest of my life!
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby REAPERific » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:39 pm

Ex Canadian army and owner of a PMC that only employes ex service members. One big family.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Rellicz » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:52 am

Active Duty Coast Guard as well, 13 years this Feb. I am going to try and go 30, but after 20 if I have two bad days in a row I am outta here.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Jeff257 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:48 am

I spent 3 years in the US Army. Got out in 2002.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Coastiehog » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:21 am

Rellicz wrote:Active Duty Coast Guard as well, 13 years this Feb. I am going to try and go 30, but after 20 if I have two bad days in a row I am outta here.


That is why I am calling it at 20 already! I know I will have those 2 in a row easily, but then again, after 20 the ball is in your court! This new generation coming can easily just piss you off!! I blame it on the new standards of us looking for the PRIME candidate for enlistment which is solely based on high ASVAB scores! When I worked in Cape May, NJ I disharged more people that had the High ASVAB scores (75+) than I did the lower (60-) because the ones with the higher scores have other options and don't feel that they should do what the hell they are told.

So, when you see these kids coming out to the fleet, you can't really blame the CC's because they are still doing the job the way it has always been done, and the recruiters have their hands tied on getting these so-called "PRIME" applicants.

IMO the applicant with the lower end ASAB score will work twice as hard for the CG than the "Smarter" applicant.

This is the first year that I placed high enough for E-7 to apply for CWO, so my application is going in this fall. I doubt I make it on the primary or alternate list for PERS2 because I have 10 years in, but I have over 4 years as an E-6 so we will see. I just can't wait to get the hell out of Arlington, VA! Traffic SUCKS!!
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby jarfr » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:41 am

Active duty Navy for 4 years. Spent 9 years in Individual Ready Reserve in the Navy prior to that.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Redleg » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:26 am

I Did 13 years in the National guard as a Gunner in a field Artillery unit. That is where the name REDLEG comes from. Nothing like shooting a "bullet" and hitting the target 15 miles away. I got out when they started retraining the unit to become convoy escorts and guards over in Iraq. I still contemplate going back in to get my 20 years
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Shaftoe » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:27 am

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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby shekkie75 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:10 am

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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby twodogs257 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:29 am

Shaftoe wrote:4 yrs, US Navy


Wow, 4 years.....that's pretty quick at becoming a Rear Admirial :fingerinhole: :lol:


19 years and counting in the State of Tennessee Militia. No retirement benefits after 20 years though.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby JJ-F1 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:40 am

10 years, USAF

When I was younger, the AF was great, but as I grew older, I really started to disagree with the political aspects of the military. Once that started happening, I figured it was time to go. Plus, I wanted my son to have a home and not have to move every few years.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Glazz- » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:38 am

JJ-F1 wrote:10 years, USAF

When I was younger, the AF was great, but as I grew older, I really started to disagree with the political aspects of the military. Once that started happening, I figured it was time to go. Plus, I wanted my son to have a home and not have to move every few years.


Did not know that about you Jon...here's to the military MEEN! :beers:
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Da_Ridge » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:18 am

Doing the Army Civilian Corps right now
Not many people recognize (even the employee's hired) that when you sign up for Civil Service you can be deployed just like a Ready Reservest.

It never hardly happens, because most of the postions are covered by active duty military or by Emergency Essential (EE) employee's.

FYI, If you come to work for the Army make sure you know what your signing. ie: ’DOD Civilian Employee Overseas Emergency - Essential Position Agreement. Basically its enlisting in the army, but instead of boot camp,we get special training every months, incase we get deployed.
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby twodogs257 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:46 am

Da_Ridge wrote:Doing the Army Civilian Corps right now
Not many people recognize (even the employee's hired) that when you sign up for Civil Service you can be deployed just like a Ready Reservest.

It never hardly happens, because most of the postions are covered by active duty military or by Emergency Essential (EE) employee's.

FYI, If you come to work for the Army make sure you know what your signing. ie: ’DOD Civilian Employee Overseas Emergency - Essential Position Agreement. Basically its enlisting in the army, but instead of boot camp,we get special training every months, incase we get deployed.


Well, thanks to HR 5741 Universal National Service Act, I won't have to enlist ;)
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Coastiehog » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:58 pm

JJ-F1 wrote:10 years, USAF

When I was younger, the AF was great, but as I grew older, I really started to disagree with the political aspects of the military. Once that started happening, I figured it was time to go. Plus, I wanted my son to have a home and not have to move every few years.


This is the wrst part of being a military family! I have beenprety fortunate to not go more than 400 miles from "home" but The one thing I am looking forward to is planting my feet! We had a hse built in 2004 and sold it 3 years later...... had a lot of blood and sweat in that house because I did a lot of things to it after the builders finished it, but I ws lucky t be able to sell it in 1 week!! Can't do that shit now!
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Rellicz » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:11 am

Coastiehog wrote:
Rellicz wrote:Active Duty Coast Guard as well, 13 years this Feb. I am going to try and go 30, but after 20 if I have two bad days in a row I am outta here.


That is why I am calling it at 20 already! I know I will have those 2 in a row easily, but then again, after 20 the ball is in your court! This new generation coming can easily just piss you off!! I blame it on the new standards of us looking for the PRIME candidate for enlistment which is solely based on high ASVAB scores! When I worked in Cape May, NJ I disharged more people that had the High ASVAB scores (75+) than I did the lower (60-) because the ones with the higher scores have other options and don't feel that they should do what the hell they are told.

So, when you see these kids coming out to the fleet, you can't really blame the CC's because they are still doing the job the way it has always been done, and the recruiters have their hands tied on getting these so-called "PRIME" applicants.

IMO the applicant with the lower end ASAB score will work twice as hard for the CG than the "Smarter" applicant.

This is the first year that I placed high enough for E-7 to apply for CWO, so my application is going in this fall. I doubt I make it on the primary or alternate list for PERS2 because I have 10 years in, but I have over 4 years as an E-6 so we will see. I just can't wait to get the hell out of Arlington, VA! Traffic SUCKS!!

Yeah I know what you mean, now with, what is really a reduction in the enlisted force, we are going to have a bunch of kids in the higher ranks with no experiance. Cant wait.
I made E-7 last Sept., and will apply for F&S2 until I make it. Applied twice already and havent made the cut to submit and OER yet. Maybe 3rd time will be the charm. Keeping my fingers crossed. And I know what you mean about the traffic I am out here in the bay area the commute sucks!
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Re: Are you an active or retired military MAAN?

Postby Jycorro » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:53 am

Retired USN. Gotta love that check at the first of the month. Mmmmm Toys!

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