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Is the USCG underrated? I never hear anything about them.

Like outside of commercials I don't even know what kind of jobs they have let alone met a recruiter because we don't have one in my town, just Army, Marines and Navy.

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2023/02/01
06:15 UTC

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Questions about John Chapman and Takur Ghar where he charged at the enemy to engage them at point blank range.

https://youtu.be/3oKMjTqdTYo

To a non-military type it seems kinda reckless.

But was that the only option he had given the situation he and his team were in?

Should they have found cover instead? And then coordinated an assault on the bunkers as a team?

Was there no cover available and it was just a must act fast kinda situation?

Are airforce Spec Ops taught to be so aggressive? I thought their main role was to call down air strikes and not direct action?

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2023/02/01
06:04 UTC

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Should I refurbish my great grandfathers WW1 medals?

When he passed, my uncle inherited his flag and medals. He did not keep them in good condition throughout the years. I’ll be taking possession of them soon. I don’t know if getting them touched up is even a thing or if it’s disrespectful or anything.

Thanks in advance :)

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2023/02/01
04:56 UTC

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Apparently after doing some looking on Twitter you CAN mail used fire and forget rockets to the USA

I Know a guy , I might have him mail me something

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2023/02/01
04:44 UTC

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From a civilian: Are military men generally very protective of their loved ones?

I just finished watching the tv show Shooters (I know I’m late to the party) and I loved it. Season 1, I fell in love with the character Bob Lee because of how bad ass he was and especially how protective he was of his family. I have always heard that marines have it pretty rough in the military but as a woman I think it is pretty interesting how mentally and physically strong they are. To men: do women approach you because they want to be safe around you? To women: Have you encountered men purposely looking for military women (like women seeking military guys)? Have you ever proposed to a man before deployment ?

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2023/02/01
01:11 UTC

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Pathfinder

Can marines wear the pathfinder Badge after pathfinder school?

3 Comments
2023/02/01
00:46 UTC

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Trying to discover my grandfathers past.

I remember the stories he told me before he died, he said that he was in the 3rd armored division from 1954-1958 (also stationed in west Germany for 6 months). Being young I thought they were all true, however, the older I got I began to research some stuff. The only time I've heard him mention a tank is a "T-56", I haven't been able to find much on the 3rd or his "tank" since most of his records were destroyed in the fire. Would anyone be able to provide me with some answers on his "tank" and regiment since I'm not a full expert on this full military stuff? (had to color over my reflection to protect my identity)

https://preview.redd.it/ht7fhw651hfa1.png?width=801&format=png&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=5af117cbeb65ce01f51f4c41b9133df400a074eb

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2023/02/01
00:25 UTC

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Recruit injured badly in USMC basic. What's next?

Haven't been in contact with them at all. Received two letters towards the beginning of their bootcamp training, but then nothing. Their mom got one letter saying they're hurt bad, on crutches, and might come home.

What would the process of being medically discharged look like? When will we have more contact? Does anyone actually reach out to families? I have no idea what to do.

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2023/01/31
23:42 UTC

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If someone is rejected/doesn’t qualify for some reason, can they try to get into another branch?

Thanks

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2023/01/31
23:16 UTC

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Tell about your cool/unique/fun(ny) swear-in/re-enlistment stories

I'm a civilian about to get sworn in as an officer in the Navy. The officer swearing me in is a friend of a friend and is a really cool person and told me that if we wanted to do something special for the ceremony he's totally fine with it. He said he's known people who did a lot of really cool and unique things, especially for their re-enlistments. He had a really cool story attached to his swearing-in and, apparently, he even knew someone who had their re-enlistment ceremony then jumped out of a plane immediately after. I know someone who did it at an aquarium with sharks in the background (made some really cool pics afterward). Anyways, it got me thinking. What are some unique things you guys have done or heard of for swear-ins and re-enlistments?

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2023/01/31
22:22 UTC

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Looking for a Vietnam veterans interview regarding an ambush

In the interview he mentions how the ambush created an “incredible noise” that he could clearly still hear in his head. He almost has flashbacks when retelling what happens. I cannot find it since I first saw it

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2023/01/31
21:38 UTC

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[Turn on CC]*Another News report--Up-close and personal with the MT-LB/23mmx2 AA Technical/Gun carrier Y'all saw tearing up the forest with the BMD's in the other vids [and its crew]. As you saw in combat, they zip in and lay down steel. Just like their original 'exposed crew' ancestors.

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2023/01/31
20:52 UTC

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Queen ants can live to almost 30 years. Most of the US military is under 30 years old. This means we sent young soldiers to war whom are younger than a queen ant.

Showerthought.

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2023/01/31
20:30 UTC

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Not pictured: the T-34 hiding nervously in the basement.

30 Comments
2023/01/31
18:54 UTC

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Military reads

Looking for good military books. Leadership. History. All of it. Anything you can recommend about war both US and foreign topics. Currently reading through The RAPE of Nanking, excellent read but im almost done and looking for something similar. Also looking for a book that covers all medal of honor recipients or Valor books covering the great men and women of war time. Female focused military books would also be great. I'm sure yall have some in mind so please, shoot. Thank you in advance.

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2023/01/31
18:36 UTC

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Military reads

Looking for good military books. Leadership. History. All of it. Anything you can recommend about war both US and foreign topics. Currently reading through The RAPE of Nanking, excellent read but im almost done and looking for something similar. Also looking for a book that covers all medal of honor recipients or Valor books covering the great men and women of war time. Female focused military books would also be great. I'm sure yall have some in mind so please, shoot. Thank you in advance.

5 Comments
2023/01/31
18:36 UTC

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Reenlisting as a Prior enlisted in a different branch

Hey guys, so I separated from the Marine Corps 2 years ago and I’ve been actively working for awhile now. But recently through the VA I’ve attempted to start school and the question came up…

“what do you want to do with your life”

I had a moment when I realized I never wanted to do anything but military.

So now that the touchy feely is out of the way. I wanted to do Army EOD which is a completely different job than my marine corps MOS. Does anybody have any experience doing anything like this? Is there a road map set in stone? What’s the age limit? I really just need some general advice before just walking into a prior service recruiter office.

29 Comments
2023/01/31
17:29 UTC

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Apparently the Tamil Tigers had MOABs

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2023/01/31
17:16 UTC

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OSUT 11x Training For Prior Service (Army)

Just wondering if anyone has recently (within the last 2 years max) went through Benning for 11X and can comment on what to expect as prior service.

I have heard a few different stories regarding the treatment and experience for prior service being different from non-prior service trainees. Things such as the privileges, living quarters, expectations, length of training (insert during BCT), etc.

Not looking for speculation. Not looking for words of encouragement. I already know to expect the worst. Just looking for real people who have had real experiences relatively recently and can comment on their experience, specifically through Benning and the OSUT program. Thanks in advance.

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2023/01/31
16:22 UTC

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Ride along into battle with more BMD-2 crews of the VDV. Journalist embedded and getting the shots [He's the guy who was swearing like a sailor while watching and filming BMD's go to town in the other vid]--Forest clearing operation from broader view.

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2023/01/31
14:15 UTC

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Controversial subject for discussion, MRE tier list

20 Comments
2023/01/31
06:03 UTC

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Can someone help identify my dad’s ribbons? I can’t ask as he’s no longer with us. Will delete when answered

5 Comments
2023/01/31
05:26 UTC

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B-1B Lancer

I can’t be the only one that thinks the Lancer is the sexiest bomber ever conceived, even with the prospect of the B-21 Raider, the Lancer will forever hold a special place in my heart.

5 Comments
2023/01/31
04:28 UTC

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Classified documents?

Question about keeping classified documents. If, say, a DoD retiree were to have kept a pad of Secret stickers ( SF707 1-87) as a souvenir, does that qualify as having secret documents? Just asking for a friend.

Also, what if that person also put one of those stickers on every cigarette lighter he had, so as to mark which ones were his so his friends wouldn't steal them? I know technically that would turn those lighters into government property, but would they be considered classified? Again, just asking for a friend.

5 Comments
2023/01/31
03:47 UTC

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Northern Training Area, who's done the litter course (okinawa)

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2023/01/31
03:10 UTC

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