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I noticed there wasn't a thread like this so I wanted to make it.

This thread is for people in the military or military enthusiasts or just for military related posts...

(Optional) As your first post put what division, battalion, squard, you were in or If you were never in the military just put what you want to be. After that just post whatever want that is military related...

I want to be in US Marine Corps, I am not entirely sure of my specialty yet....

One of my favorite Combat Videos....

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I'm a military enthusiast. I've been studying the military for a few years now (especially the naval aspect) and I personally love learning about those kind of things.

 

Plus, I have quite a collection of militaria. :P

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I'm a military enthusiast. I've been studying the military for a few years now (especially the naval aspect) and I personally love learning about those kind of things.

 

Plus, I have quite a collection of militaria. :P

 

Awesome! I study the military and that is why I watch combat videos, talk to veterans, and train with some of the information I get.

I wonder when Ol' Sarge will post....

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I would like to be a USMC Recon or Scout Sniper.

If I don't go into the armed forces I'd like to work for the CIA or NSA, or maybe just be a cop

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Hospital Corpsman serving aboard Camp Lejeune, NC with 2d MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force)

Been serving for four years and deployed to Libya and Syria in support of operation Odyssey Dawn and OEF.

 

Rah.

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Somewhere there is a thread like this...but anyway. I am a veteran. Nearly a decade in as a 2W2 in the Air Force

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Well, most of you have seen me around before, but here we go:

Joined 1988 in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a 13F (Artillery Forward Observer) Unit, 1/178th FA (Field Artillery)

1994: Left the Guard to join the Regular US Army (Active Duty), Fort Hood, TX, 13F; Units 1/3rd FA, 2nd Armored Division; 4/42nd FA and 3/16th FA 4th Infantry Division

1997: Left Active Duty, went back to the Guard, same unit (1/178th FA)

2002: Got hired on as a Full Time Guard (AGR) member (kind of like Active Duty, but with the Guard).

2004: Deployed to Kuwait / Iraq. Served as a Gun Truck Team Chief and escorted convoys all over Iraq

2007: Promoted to Sergeant First Class (SFC, E-7)

2008: Added 13B (Cannoneer) to my MOS list

2010; Deployed to Afghanistan. Ran the Base Defense Cell at one camp; Assisted in Base Operations at another.

2011: Added 42A (Human Resources Specialist) to my ever-growing lit of MOSs.

Currently the Battalion Human Resources NCO for my Battalion.

 

There, that's Ol' Sarge in a nutshell.

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Well, most of you have seen me around before, but here we go:

Joined 1988 in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a 13F (Artillery Forward Observer) Unit, 1/178th FA (Field Artillery)

1994: Left the Guard to join the Regular US Army (Active Duty), Fort Hood, TX, 13F; Units 1/3rd FA, 2nd Armored Division; 4/42nd FA and 3/16th FA 4th Infantry Division

1997: Left Active Duty, went back to the Guard, same unit (1/178th FA)

2002: Got hired on as a Full Time Guard (AGR) member (kind of like Active Duty, but with the Guard).

2004: Deployed to Kuwait / Iraq. Served as a Gun Truck Team Chief and escorted convoys all over Iraq

2007: Promoted to Sergeant First Class (SFC, E-7)

2008: Added 13B (Cannoneer) to my MOS list

2010; Deployed to Afghanistan. Ran the Base Defense Cell at one camp; Assisted in Base Operations at another.

2011: Added 42A (Human Resources Specialist) to my ever-growing lit of MOSs.

Currently the Battalion Human Resources NCO for my Battalion.

 

There, that's Ol' Sarge in a nutshell.

 

*flutter salute* An I feel sorry for the bull military bronies like you get :(

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Hospital Corpsman serving aboard Camp Lejeune, NC with 2d MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force)

Been serving for four years and deployed to Libya and Syria in support of operation Odyssey Dawn and OEF.

 

Rah.

 

Well, most of you have seen me around before, but here we go:

Joined 1988 in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a 13F (Artillery Forward Observer) Unit, 1/178th FA (Field Artillery)

1994: Left the Guard to join the Regular US Army (Active Duty), Fort Hood, TX, 13F; Units 1/3rd FA, 2nd Armored Division; 4/42nd FA and 3/16th FA 4th Infantry Division

1997: Left Active Duty, went back to the Guard, same unit (1/178th FA)

2002: Got hired on as a Full Time Guard (AGR) member (kind of like Active Duty, but with the Guard).

2004: Deployed to Kuwait / Iraq. Served as a Gun Truck Team Chief and escorted convoys all over Iraq

2007: Promoted to Sergeant First Class (SFC, E-7)

2008: Added 13B (Cannoneer) to my MOS list

2010; Deployed to Afghanistan. Ran the Base Defense Cell at one camp; Assisted in Base Operations at another.

2011: Added 42A (Human Resources Specialist) to my ever-growing lit of MOSs.

Currently the Battalion Human Resources NCO for my Battalion.

 

There, that's Ol' Sarge in a nutshell.

 

I'm honestly eager to hear some stories about some of your adventures out there, especially in the Middle East.

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I'm honestly eager to hear some stories about some of your adventures out there, especially in the Middle East.

 

What do you want to hear ? :3

 

It's tough to just start talking about it heh

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What do you want to hear ? :3

 

It's tough to just start talking about it heh

 

I have no doubt there are probably some stories that you refuse to share, and that's completely understandable.

 

I'm curious to know what you did in Libya/Syria, seeing that it's such a big thing today in the media.

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I'm honestly eager to hear some stories about some of your adventures out there, especially in the Middle East.

 

Ask away. But I'll go ahead and answer the first question: No, I did not kill anyone.

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Ask away. But I'll go ahead and answer the first question: No, I did not kill anyone.

 

Well, that wasn't going to be my first question really. :P

 

What's the life like in the Middle Eastern towns/cities that you and your men when you patrolled them?

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I have no doubt there are probably some stories that you refuse to share, and that's completely understandable.

 

I'm curious to know what you did in Libya/Syria, seeing that it's such a big thing today in the media.

 

Well to be honest, a lot of my deployment was spent on a ship, I deployed with the 22nd MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) which consists of a GCE, ACE, and CE(SOC). Those acronyms all mean Ground combat element, Air combat element, Command Element (Special operations capable). To set the stage for you we deployed early in March, in response to the killings in Libya and the civil unrest. We never actually set boots on the ground in Libya we mostly just supported the operations there with our air power and performed TRAP (Tacical recovery of aircraft and personnel).

Howevery you should know that I am a corpsman, which is essentially a medic. Most of my time was spent fixing broken marines ;) Long story short there is some classified stuff and I cant really go into details about it other than we were there in support of coalition operations. We did however do some NEO (Noncombatant Evacuation Operations) in Syria whenever there was a boming threat on the US embassy, we went boots on and provided security and got all the US citizens out of there!

 

Now if your after the ridiculous kinds of stories that happen when we weren't doing anything (which is most of the time on a deployment) I can share some of those dumb moments with you. But as to the scheme of our grand plan. My role was pretty minimal, I just treated the casualties that were evacuated. I've never killed anyone and had the good fortune to never see someone (I know) killed.

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Well, that wasn't going to be my first question really. :P

 

What's the life like in the Middle Eastern towns/cities that you and your men when you patrolled them?

 

Sorry, it is usually the first question asked.

I never actually patrolled. As a Gun Truck Chief, we rolled through various towns and villages protecting 30 vehicle convoys. By and large they were made up of buildings constructed of mud bricks (not all, but some). The people I encountered were just trying to get through life as best as they could, the best defense towards them was a smile and a wave. Nothing catches someone off guard than waving at them....they almost always waved back. The ones that didn't smile back, those were the ones you worried about.

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Well to be honest, a lot of my deployment was spent on a ship, I deployed with the 22nd MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) which consists of a GCE, ACE, and CE(SOC). Those acronyms all mean Ground combat element, Air combat element, Command Element (Special operations capable). To set the stage for you we deployed early in March, in response to the killings in Libya and the civil unrest. We never actually set boots on the ground in Libya we mostly just supported the operations there with our air power and performed TRAP (Tacical recovery of aircraft and personnel).

Howevery you should know that I am a corpsman, which is essentially a medic. Most of my time was spent fixing broken marines ;) Long story short there is some classified stuff and I cant really go into details about it other than we were there in support of coalition operations. We did however do some NEO (Noncombatant Evacuation Operations) in Syria whenever there was a boming threat on the US embassy, we went boots on and provided security and got all the US citizens out of there!

 

Now if your after the ridiculous kinds of stories that happen when we weren't doing anything (which is most of the time on a deployment) I can share some of those dumb moments with you. But as to the scheme of our grand plan. My role was pretty minimal, I just treated the casualties that were evacuated. I've never killed anyone and had the good fortune to never see someone (I know) killed.

 

Wow, that's a really neat story. I'm familiar with what a Medical Corpsman is after reading about some information regarding the Navy/Marine Corp and those guys are pretty courageous. It must have been a bit graphic though trying to fix together wounded soldiers though. Glad to know that you're still safe and your friends as well. :)

 

Also I think I'll pass on the ridiculous stories for now, but another time! Thanks for sharing!

Sorry, it is usually the first question asked.

I never actually patrolled. As a Gun Truck Chief, we rolled through various towns and villages protecting 30 vehicle convoys. By and large they were made up of buildings constructed of mud bricks (not all, but some). The people I encountered were just trying to get through life as best as they could, the best defense towards them was a smile and a wave. Nothing catches someone off guard than waving at them....they almost always waved back. The ones that didn't smile back, those were the ones you worried about.

 

That's interesting. I've seen some videos where soldiers and the children in those villages are quite kind (and some where it's really dumb and or sad). But you guy's do a pretty good job for what you do.

 

Have you actually encountered a minor conflict with the insurgents/rebels/Syrian/Libyan military? But did not kill anyone in the process?

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Also I think I'll pass on the ridiculous stories for now, but another time! Thanks for sharing!

 

Suffice it to say we had a good time in a lot of foreign ports ;)

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Have you actually encountered a minor conflict with the insurgents/rebels/Syrian/Libyan military? But did not kill anyone in the process?

 

That was Alaxandir with the Libyan/Syrian stuff. I was the Iraq, Afghanistan guy. I was never shot at (that I know of), but there were IEDs that went off near out convoys from time to time. And my base was attacked by a rocket fire in Afghanistan.

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That was Alaxandir with the Libyan/Syrian stuff. I was the Iraq, Afghanistan guy. I was never shot at (that I know of), but there were IEDs that went off near out convoys from time to time. And my base was attacked by a rocket fire in Afghanistan.

 

Oh my apologies, I got mixed up. :P That's now a question for Alaxandir.

 

 

A rocket fire huh? O.o That's crazy..

 

Somewhere there is a thread like this...but anyway. I am a veteran. Nearly a decade in as a 2W2 in the Air Force

 

What's a 2W2 exactly? :)

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Oh my apologies, I got mixed up. :P That's now a question for Alaxandir.

 

 

A rocket fire huh? O.o That's crazy..

 

 

 

What's a 2W2 exactly? :)

 

2W2 is a nuclear warhead builder/maintainer

 

it is definitely not like a real soldier like sarge. I stayed home and...well built warheads

 

I salute real soldiers like Sarge. I have never deployed because we weren't allowed to. I spent 8 years in that position building warheads for the Minuteman III ICBM

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2W2 is a nuclear warhead builder

 

Interesting, so you never went overseas then?

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Oh my apologies, I got mixed up. :P That's now a question for Alaxandir.

 

 

A rocket fire huh? O.o That's crazy..

 

 

Yes, it was. It happened the first week we were there. Talk about setting the tone for the deployment.

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Interesting, so you never went overseas then?

 

no. Wasn't allowed to. Our job forced us to stay and build and fix. I have been to some undisclosed locations, but not to fight.

 

I mean really without disclosing anything classified, that is the jist of it. build build build

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To answer your question about patching up Marines Nostalgic, I've become desensitized to most of the graphic things you could image. The worst injury I have ever treated was.

 

Censored because its gorey & may not be suitable for children. Don't click that spoiler if you are sensitive to graphic descriptions.

 

A TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) where a Marine's skull had been split, it wasn't from a combat injury either we were at high seas in the middle of the atlantic ocean and he fell from the fourth rack (about 8 feet high) while he was sleeping in a wave's surge, he impacted the steel deck of the boat with his head first. I responded to him first because it happened in the rack aisle just two down from me, I wrapped him up with gause and splinted as much of his skull as much as I could because he was unconscious. We got a stretcher team in there and rushed him to our surgical bay. It took 14 staples to put him back together but he made it out just fine because we were able to treat him within just 30 minutes of the injury. The guy is a good friend of mine today, I was the one who actually put the staples in too.

 

 

Yes, it was. It happened the first week we were there. Talk about setting the tone for the deployment.

 

I think I've heard about that Sarge, didn't everyone at that camp get a CAR?

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