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#1 Posted on 24.8.05 1040.16
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Yes, US Navy 1989-2002

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#2 Posted on 24.8.05 1056.26
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Yes, United States Marine Corps 2001-2003. It's only half of my enlistment because my recruiter forgot to secure a waiver for my past Ritalin useage (a misdiagnosis I might add) and when I went in for a physical one day, I mentioned the useage in response to a questionnaire and because of some wierd policy was honorably discharged about two weeks later.

I hate that recruiter.
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#3 Posted on 24.8.05 1056.48
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Yes; Army Reserves for a year...1997-1998
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#4 Posted on 24.8.05 1228.41
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I have never been in the military and I don't imagine I ever will be.

Thanks for protecting my liberties and freedoms at the expense of your own personal safety, SUCKERS
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#5 Posted on 24.8.05 1231.19
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Yep, Army MP from October 1975 to July, 1979, then reserves to 95. Did tours in Korea and two years at the Presidio of San Francisco, which was one sweet place to live in the late 70s. Then hooked up with SFPD after that before back to the midwest.
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#6 Posted on 24.8.05 1303.11
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I don't think I would ever join voluntarily. I was too young for the Viet Nam era draft and I was too old for the current selective service registration. I believe that there are only a few years of people who fall into this crack, people who have never registered in any way for selective service.
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#7 Posted on 24.8.05 1426.04
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Yep'er. 1992-1998: 3IU (unit level communications repair), 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Infantry Brigade, Wisconsin Army National Guard. (That's our unit crest you see to your left as my avatar.)

I used to maintain radio, intercom, and field telephone systems in M113A2 and M113A3 armored personnel carriers, and HMMWV's, too (Hummers to you civilians.) :-)

Stuff like this...
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(RT-524 Army FM radio in a vehicular config. This sucker's 61 pounds.)

...and this.
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(Junction box for M113A3's intercom system)

Split time between battalion HQ in Appleton, motor pools in Green Bay, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac, and Annual Training at Fort McCoy.

Basic @ Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC (go watch Danny DeVito's Renaissance Man...other than changing the fort's name, that's where I did boot camp: from the post HQ to the water tower to the confidence course, it's the real deal I was actually at in '93); AIT at Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA.

My old unit just arrived in Iraq...kick terrorist ass and come home soon, boys.

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#8 Posted on 24.8.05 1549.39
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I haven't served, apart from a brief stint in the KISS Army.

I'm by no means opposed to serving my country in some degree, but I'd make a lousy soldier.

My old man enlisted after high school and ended up a radar tech in South Korea. The day he shipped out was the day his draft card arrived telling him basically to go to Vietnam and get shot at.

He's told me some stories about old army buddies and NCO club antics and refers to the whole thing as a thrilling and unforgettable time that he wouldn't wish on anyone.
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#9 Posted on 25.8.05 1928.30
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US Coast Guard 1989-1994
Back in NH (sailed up and down the east coast from canada to central and south america) and out here in CA.
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#10 Posted on 25.8.05 2200.40
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No - but I get offers all the time (nurses are in demand!).

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#11 Posted on 25.8.05 2213.22
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No. Unless they ever re-enstated the draft and forced me to go (kicking and screaming) then I never will.

I seriously have all the respect in the world for people who serve in the military, because I know that it is something that I would NOT be able to handle.
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#12 Posted on 26.8.05 1212.57
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Yes. US Army from 1988 to 1991. My term was extended due to Operation Desert Storm. I arrived in Saudi Arabia 3 days before my term was up. I spent my 21st birthday standing on top of a bunker in the middle of Saudi Arabia. PARTYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

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#13 Posted on 31.8.05 0742.59
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Navy from May 1995 to May 2003.
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#14 Posted on 31.8.05 1402.30
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The closest I got to the military was the NJROTC. My father served in the Army-Air Corps and OSS from the late 40s to late 50s though.
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#15 Posted on 31.8.05 1406.08
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#16 Posted on 1.9.05 1231.47
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During basic training I tore my achilles, and they sent me home.

Medical Discharge.

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#17 Posted on 3.9.05 2138.07
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Navy, 88-91, USS Abraham Lincoln....plankowner, to boot.
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#18 Posted on 4.9.05 1611.04
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93-96 1/82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cav, Ft. Hood TX. But get this, I was a Personnel Admin. Specialist, plus I was on the post wrestling team for a year.
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#19 Posted on 30.10.08 2143.13
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I'm proud to say that I'll be rejoining the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves next year.

It'll be interesting: I'm not the same man I was when I was first involved (when I was 20) but it'll be interesting to find out.

(edited by Oliver on 30.10.08 2043)
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#20 Posted on 31.10.08 1231.56
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US Army 97-00. I was a Cavalry scout with the 1st Cav, Ft Hood, TX. Other than seven months in Bosnia, one NTC rotation and basic training I spent my entire time in Texas.
Had fun though.
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