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Old 10 May 2006, 06:32
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username- by your heartfelt pining for war- it sounds like you want to be a Ranger more than a "Green Beret" :)

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So thats why i'm so turned on.... :D
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Old 10 May 2006, 07:55
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When I was on the trail, I had a female bay, half of my platoon each cycle would be females. I would always ask them "why did you join my beloved Army?" Eventually they would all give me the standard answer of discipline, financial reasons, bettering their future as single moms or whatever. I never got a female soldier tell me that they wanted to go to war and cut off heads of Iraqi's terrorist. Now the males would say that only because at their age tis' was a macho thing to do...

Most female I had come through my platoon for basic training after being the field for 5-6 days would eventually realized that being a 42A clerical specialist wasn't a bad way to go in today's Army. Nothing wrong with being a cook, clerk, mechanics...these days like alot of the posting say everyone gets some actions and a chance to earn that CAB.

I always tell my soldiers when they graduated, its not about what you really do in the Army, its about WHAT you do FOR the Army. You do it for the guy to left and right of you, you do what you can to support the mission, and bring yourself and your comrades home in one piece and live till you're old and gray, and perhaps one day you can tell your kids and grandkids that you answered the call when the call came.

Sorry to be long winded, I just felt compell to write this. Thanks for you time reading an old soldier's ranting and raving.
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Old 10 May 2006, 08:43
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Can women be medics? You try something in the medical feild. You just may find that its more rewarding than anything else you can do. You will help soldiers when they need it the most. No you wont be a "Door Kicker", but even a " door Kicker' is going to hurt his foot and then you can be His Hero.

You have a helluva chip on your shoulder, What do you have to prove? Who are you trying to prove it to? If you want to be in the Army then here is something to help you along:
"This is the Army, It is not a democracy or fair. So shut the Fuck up, Suck it up and Drive on".
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Old 14 May 2006, 11:04
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Well, there you go. For all that tough talk, our friend does not seem to have the requisite attitude to deal with life's harsh realities and to drive on. Too much sense of entitlement in the younger people these days, I see it in the people we bring in unfortunately.

93-put your money where your attitude is and make something of yourself-the direction you choose is up to you. You can go through life with a piss poor attitude and turn everyone off-or you can put that drive toward being a contribution to this society and be someone people respect and admire-it's all in your mind-stop thinking like a victim, get over yourself and give of yourself.
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Old 18 May 2006, 19:37
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username- by your heartfelt pining for war- it sounds like you want to be a Ranger more than a "Green Beret" :)

I don't know how- but I've seen RTB females wear the Ranger beret- but it's not really close to the "Green Beret", so that might not satisfy you.

On a serious note: your emotions, while charming for a female wrestler, would not get you far if you were allowed to go to the Q. That is one reason having the 18X program stirs up so much emotions here: because young people are more prone to emotions. Emotions will usually get people killed, therefore I'd recommend you get some other experience before going SF IF you were a male.

On options: to hell with intel and MP's. Go psyops or civil affairs. That's real close to the GB....... club. Ha, ha- seriously, they're in Army SpecOps and deployed constantly and are armed (usually). And people may look for you there too- if you shine. There are always opportunities for those who are very good at whatever they have been trained to do.

Oh, and one other thing: no matter where you go, Ranger, SF, CA, Psyop, MP, Intel, 82nd, etc- you will eventually do paperwork. And you may never see a battlefield. What if you were a guy, got sent to SF and spent your entire time deployed to Thailand doing FID? Then got sent to HQ to monitor AAR's from the guys in combat? What would you do then, internally combust? You better not, because those guys are counting on you to square away their AAR's so that lessons are learned by the next group coming over. If you can't handle that, then you shouldn't sign on the dotted line- no matter your sex or combat dreams.

I'm not sure I should post on this board anymore, I'm now uptight about my choice of words. I feel compelled to not leave anything hanging. Why this is the case, I am not sure.

It seems as if I pressed the issue too hard that I would prefer a job where I am actively engaging in opperations as opposed to not actively engaging. For this, I apologise.

What I mean, as an athlete, and as a "young person," is that I feel that I could do more for my country directly than I would be able to indirectly. Its all about service, I feel like I would be doing a miservice to my country by not enlisting in a field where all of my strengths can be exploited. I would always feel like there would be more I could do, and I would have trouble bearing that when I see people who need help and me not being able (allowed) to help. I will do paperwork, as long as paperwork is not my entire job.

On a final note, I thank all service members for their contribution to this country. My best friend came back safe from Iraq today, so I guess its time to make my decision. GB, Psyops, MP, I just want to fight the war. I feel this is something that I need to do, regardless of whether or not this community supports my decision to serve. I'd be general infantry with no fancy patches and no special schools or cool ops for my entire career if I could, just to do what I feel is my calling. Whether that is right or wrong, I will let the Military decide.

Bailaviborita-- you said that you knew of females wearing the Ranger Beret. Could you please explain? Thank you.
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Old 19 May 2006, 00:46
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Username93,

Let me put this bluntly.

You = pussy.
Infantry or Spec Ops = dick.

See the disconnect? It ain't gonna change.... No matter how hard you whine.

This community is not questioning your decision to serve, it is questioning the WAY you want to serve. Military service isn't about your wants, it's about mission needs and your "calling" is not a need. As I said before, lose the massive chip on your shoulder; perfect the art of humility and serve for the betterment of your country, not your ego.

So what if you are in outstanding shape. Good for you. Like me, you'll probably get OUT of shape attending basic/boot. Watch your intake of food, or you'll gain weight too.

You seem to think the only place for your physical capabilities is kicking down doors and 'doing more for your country directly, rather than indirectly' (paraphrasing you). Excuse me??? If not for mechanics, how would the Hummers stay running. Military Working Dogs are necessary and valuable tools in combat, but an absolute bitch to move at 80-100+ pounds and unconscious. Not to mention if you're a human medic, working, moving and transporting wounded, while under fire. Don't think CS and CSS are not contributing "directly." They are vital to every mission and frequently require people in outstanding shape.

Don't you have any other attributes to contribute to the military? Spec Ops is NOT all about physical fitness. Your lack of understanding of this basic concept is annoying and can be construed as indicative of your intelligence level. Other requirements: brains, common sense, a mindset to never quit, an ability to reason logically and rationally... shall I go on?

Suck it up, understand that women can not serve in all the jobs that a man can. Do what you can and be proud you did more than most of the rest of your countrymen/women. Your attitude belittles all of us women who have served and are serving.

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Old 19 May 2006, 01:13
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Hey - your still here... surprise surprise...

Did you make a decision and enlist yet? MP, MI, EOD, CA ? Go see a recruiter and see what you get offered. Report back here with your options and I'm sure people will help you keep from getting fucked by the recruiter.

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Bailaviborita-- you said that you knew of females wearing the Ranger Beret. Could you please explain? Thank you.
Bailaviborita was talking about females in SUPPORT roles in the RTB (Ranger Training Brigade). According to you, you don't want that... long summers in Georgia that do not involve fighting a war.
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Old 19 May 2006, 01:47
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Well at least I know I don't want to be a verteranary tech.

Cheers.
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Old 19 May 2006, 02:09
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Well at least I know I don't want to be a verteranary tech.
At last we all know that you don't really want to be in the military or you would have signed a contract by now.
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Old 19 May 2006, 06:19
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At last we all know that you don't really want to be in the military or you would have signed a contract by now.
Amen.

BlahblahblahI'mnotbadgehuntingblahblahblahHowdoIge taRangerberet?blahblahblah
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Old 19 May 2006, 06:22
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Username93,

Let me put this bluntly.

You = pussy.


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Are you sure about that?
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Old 19 May 2006, 06:22
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Amen.

HowdoIgetaRangerberet?blahblahblah

There are two ways.... the easy and the hard way
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Old 19 May 2006, 07:42
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There are two ways.... the easy and the hard way
hahahahaha
Wench? :D
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Old 19 May 2006, 07:47
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Nah, I'm not the one who wants one. If one doesn't work for the young lady, she's welcome to try the other! Work smarter and not harder, you know LOL.
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Old 19 May 2006, 10:03
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Are you sure about that?
Well, I could care less, but considering your, ah, inclinations, what would you prefer her to have? :D

Username93,

Dictionary.com is a useful tool, I'd suggest using it frequently, whether you sign a contract or not.

If you don't think you can handle patients who don't complain and generally weigh less than you, I'd suggest you stay away from being a medic, too. Army dogs (the human kind) are not known for being polite and considerate when they are hurting... LOL But what am I saying, you aren't going to sign on the dotted line. You'd rather complain.

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Old 19 May 2006, 10:21
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I can't believe I didn't read this thread before now. What a fucking load of shit I am reading here. (Doogie, SOTB, and a couple of others that told her to STFU excepted). If users93 was a dude he would have been laughed off the board by now.

User93 let me distill my feelings about you and this thread:

1. You're nothing but a dyke attention whore.
2. You have no intentions of joining the military.
3. Go find another board to whine on.

As for you guys sniffing around her. Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Did you look at her pictures? No one, with perhaps the exception of BCo, could be that desperate.
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Old 19 May 2006, 10:38
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Pay no attention to Kurt. He is just upset that the Admins rejected his idea for "Gay Thursdays" starring himself of course.
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Old 19 May 2006, 10:45
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How I missed this I don't know but I think your a dude looking for a sex change...
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Old 19 May 2006, 10:49
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