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Advice for Civilians

Discussion in 'Military' started by cakmakli, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    cakmakli

    cakmakli [OP] Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired

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    After being done with the Army for 2 1/2 months here are some words of advice for civilians that never served:

    1. If you so happen to find out that I am retired from the Army, do not look at me like I'm collecting welfare and do not under any circumstances say something like, "I guess you'll be sucking on Uncle Sam's tit from now on". This is a sure fire way to get a great big FUCK YOU from me and not so subtle threats of physical violence. You have no idea what I went through to get to this point so don't even try to be cute about it.

    2. If you made the decision not to serve your country then that if fine with me. I could care less one way or the other. But don't try to justify it to yourself by making up bullshit stories. Telling me that you tried to go in but they wouldn't take you because you were the only son is bullshit. I don't have retard written across my forehead so don't try to play me for one.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    rpoint16

    rpoint16 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for serving our country!
     
  3. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    dylandercole

    dylandercole Well-Known Member

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    advice taken
     
  4. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    bwood_usmc

    bwood_usmc Wiskey Tango Foxtrot....

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    I found that 90% of the time.... everyone else is jealous that we have acctually went and done something with our lives... When i moved back home a couple of months ago, I found that the same ole people doing the same ole thing we did in highschool.... and that amounts to a whole lot of nothing:D
     
  5. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Congratulations cakmakli! Well earned and deserved! Welcome to the ranks of the bullshit of coping with a second career, where the concepts of honor, discipline, leadership, and professional and managerial courage is hard to find and terribly misunderstood.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    Mondwa

    Mondwa Well-Known Member

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    First man i cant thank people like you enough because i work as a civilian in a war zone. Without you guys i wouldnt feel safe. THANK YOU

    just a quick question? what moron said this to you? we can have the TW mob come and give him the beating of his life.

    THANK YOU
     
  7. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    It seems to me that he would get more satisfaction beating on them by himself lol.

    Thank you guys for your service!!! You are very appreciated!
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    cakmakli

    cakmakli [OP] Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired

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    I help a friend with his delivery route. The jagoffs that you meet on these routes are amazing.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Flowing uphill in the middle of January in Deadhorse, AK!!!
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    YayAreaTaco0311

    YayAreaTaco0311 Motivator

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    x2!!!

    3. Don't ever assume we all joined the military to get money for college. Maybe some of us actually joined purposely during a time of war to contribute to the defense of our nation.

    4. Don't ever fucking ask me why am I willing to sacrifice my life for my country.

    5. Don't fucking tailgate or cut me off when my vehicle is clearly marked with service stickers. Give respect by backing the fuck off.

    6. Don't give me the "OMG another sucker for his country" stare when you find out I'm military.

    7. If you're part-time-gangsta and wannabe, get the fuck outta my way. Who's the real tough one?

    One more thing, AMERICA... FUCK YEAH!

    -USMC
     
  11. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Thank you all for your service! :) :amen:
     
  12. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    tuckr2

    tuckr2 Well-Known Member

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    To those who have served in the Military with honor and integrity, we commend you for your service to this country.

    Each of us chooses a different path in life. Each has a different reason. All are valid. Some have given much more than their time.

    For what it's worth. You have earned my respect and gratitude.
    thank you Ken
     
  13. Mar 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    asphaltpilot

    asphaltpilot CAPS CAPS CAPS!

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    :mad: That warrants more than a fuck you. There are some ungrateful bastards out there.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    TexasToyo

    TexasToyo The Gunny

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  15. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    1 Feb will be a little over 33 years (active duty) and I will show you on the retired rolls.....

    For the civilians who read this...."THANK YOU" those of us in the military could never have done it without your support in both taxes and morale. Some people think you got to pay taxes to support us but I can tell you from my view...a slap on the back or a hand shake with a heartfelt "thank you" charges my batteries up and make me realize it was worth the sacrifice.... AMERICA IS THE TOPS!!!
     
  16. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:03 AM
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    ^^^ 33 years awesome!! I've been in for almost 4 years and have a loooong way to go. Where are you stationed in Savannah HAAF or FSGA?
     
  17. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Thanks for your service.

    Try to relax a little in your retirement.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    First I want to say thank you for your service. Whatever you get from uncle sam is well deserved and earned and isnt nearly enough for what you sacrafice. I be honest when the recruiters came calling I didnt have the balls to do it so what ever that makes me or whatever you want to call me Im fine with that. But everytime I see someone that is in the military in uniform or not I always thank them for there sacrifices and the preservation of America and our way of life. Again thank you your sacrifices and the freedom you proudly protect are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  19. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:17 AM
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    bishtacova

    bishtacova Don't buy a Ford

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    Bring back the draft. And the DOD should raise enlisted pay rates.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Damn, I should of joined the Navy right after HS....










    *Kicking my self in the ass right about now*
     
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