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  1. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    5 year contract as admin? Were you on the 22 MEU in the late 90s?
     
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  2. Cuzcatlan Cienfuegos!

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    I was in the 26th MEU when my Bn became it's BLT. I got out from active duty in 2000. In 2001 I went back active IRR for a few months to a I&I staff in Encino. Then I got out completely in August of 2001.
    3rdBn 2dMar was my "home".
     
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  3. Iceberg Slim Purple Belt

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    Old head here. Recon platoon sniper in the 5/87th (panama) back in 89-90. Then the same gig with 1/502nd (101st) from 90 - 92. I was part of the Noriega invasion in Panama and then was one of the first on the ground for Desert Shield/Storm. After that I got the hell out and went back to school. I can't say that it will work out as well for others but I can tell you it was the right choice for me. I used my GI bill to go back to school and turned it into a pretty successful career. I have buddies that stayed in and are retiring now. Things have worked out pretty well for those guys too.
     
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  4. Rozko Brown Belt

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    Start looking for a new job. Enjoy your jams.
     
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  5. El Chapo Black Belt

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    respect
     
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  6. Sir GymTanLaundry Brown Belt

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    Met a marine yesterday that signed a 2 year contract. This was back in 03 I think. I'm guessing it was 2 years active 2 years IRR? Didn't know they did two year contracts back then.
     
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  7. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    Yep, it was 2 years active, 2 years active reserve, 4 years IRR. Only a few jobs were open though because your school had to be short (admin, infantry, motor t, supply, maybe a few others).
    The Army started offering 2 year contracts again recently and most MOSs are actually available (and with a bonus to boot).
     
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  8. BassAckwards Brown Belt

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    Navy did those as well but you were ineligible for GI Bill; which is a crappy deal
     
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  9. Sir GymTanLaundry Brown Belt

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    Talking with recruiters I work with, the Army is offering 10k extra, on top of the MOS bonus, if you score above a 50 on the ASVAB and are willing to leave for boot within 30 days. Not sure about length on contract on that though.
     
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  10. Sir GymTanLaundry Brown Belt

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    I got a $1200 (that's 12 one hundred dollar bills) bonus when I joined back in 2002. Rolling in that dough!!
    Lol.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    You get 66% under the Post 9/11 GI Bill with just 2 years active.
     
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  12. Etter White Belt

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    USAF - got demoted twice, spent a year in basic as a trainee when I blew out my knee.
     
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  13. Sir GymTanLaundry Brown Belt

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    What do they call that? A hold over?
    I spent an extra week in basic. Had my wisdom teeth removed. But a goddamn year!! Fuck that shit.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Etter White Belt

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    Nah I was Med Hold. Hold over was the Israel to my Palestine.
     
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  15. Sir GymTanLaundry Brown Belt

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  16. Strychnine Gold Belt

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    Yeah, this was me...

    And a lot of you sons o' witches were right there with me! :)
     
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  17. Thundarr Brown Belt

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    I helped a guy walk over to the barracks where all of the injured folks in basic (ones who didn't want to go home) stayed at to heal up. Everyone called it purgatory.
     
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  18. Etter White Belt

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    It sucked, but there were a lot of cool guys there. I never felt a sense of camaraderie like I did in med hold even after I got into the regular military.
     
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  19. Sir GymTanLaundry Brown Belt

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  20. Strychnine Gold Belt

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    30 Years ago today, I arrived at basic.

    I didn't know $hit from Shinola! But, I made it, thanks to the Good Lord.
     
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