• I'm a liberal in california, and I think the US military is useless to the country?

    WHat use is there to a bunch of killers in society? What use is there to going to war? What use is there in protecting borders that should be open and not heavily guarded? What use is there in making KILLERS in our society? I think the US military should disband all its soldiers and "marines" and start... show more
    WHat use is there to a bunch of killers in society? What use is there to going to war? What use is there in protecting borders that should be open and not heavily guarded? What use is there in making KILLERS in our society? I think the US military should disband all its soldiers and "marines" and start funding the American Red Cross and Peace COrps
    12 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Were you, your father, or grandfather in WW II or WW I?

    I was in WW II, enlisting at age 17. I lied about my age to get in. I suspect that would not work today. My grandfather fought in WW I. I felt strongly about enlisting, so that is what I did. I am working on a book about my experience and the experience of my grandfather. By the way, I posted this before. If... show more
    I was in WW II, enlisting at age 17. I lied about my age to get in. I suspect that would not work today. My grandfather fought in WW I. I felt strongly about enlisting, so that is what I did. I am working on a book about my experience and the experience of my grandfather. By the way, I posted this before. If you see it again, then please note that I am trying to gather as much anecdotal evidence I can for my book. I know you can't possibly reach everyone by posting a thread just one time, so here it is again. If you already posted and want to add, then please do so. If you saw this thread the first time and just want to enjoy others' stories, then sit back, relax, and enjoy!
    11 answers · 2 hours ago
  • You want to join us military? Are you seeing a recruiter soon? Are you aware of the Great Satan and the devil's schemes?

    Best answer: Good advice. Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders. Today mil aint what it used to be.
    Best answer: Good advice. Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders. Today mil aint what it used to be.
    10 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Why did so many soldiers in World War 2 cry out for their mommies when the going got tough?

    And that generation has the nerve to call us millenials “the p**sy generation”. Lol, hilarious
    And that generation has the nerve to call us millenials “the p**sy generation”. Lol, hilarious
    30 answers · 4 days ago
  • If a couple just got out of high school and got married, and the male went into the military, what are the chances it will work?

    Just wondering if this seems like it will work. I mean right out of high school btw. Both 18. I want to marry my girlfriend of 3 years and go into the navy. Our connection is strong and I believe it will work, but advice would be appreciated on this.
    Just wondering if this seems like it will work. I mean right out of high school btw. Both 18. I want to marry my girlfriend of 3 years and go into the navy. Our connection is strong and I believe it will work, but advice would be appreciated on this.
    7 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Can I have these tattoos in the Air Force?

    I am thinking of joining the Air Force once I get my beachelors. It is still about two years away but I am starting to think now. I have a mother daughter tattoo on he back of my neck and I have a cross behind my right ear. Will they still let me join?
    I am thinking of joining the Air Force once I get my beachelors. It is still about two years away but I am starting to think now. I have a mother daughter tattoo on he back of my neck and I have a cross behind my right ear. Will they still let me join?
    8 answers · 8 hours ago
  • I was recently diagnosed with PTSD, I was in the Air Force during the Gulf war, even though it had been awhile since I was in the military?

    Best answer: Thank you for your service! That psychiatrist did not treat you right. If you don't feel comfortable with finding a different one, you have other options still. Both of my grandfathers served as well, and one of them found that a dog really put his mind at ease. Of course, getting a dog would not solved all... show more
    Best answer: Thank you for your service! That psychiatrist did not treat you right. If you don't feel comfortable with finding a different one, you have other options still. Both of my grandfathers served as well, and one of them found that a dog really put his mind at ease. Of course, getting a dog would not solved all your problems, but could help relieve a bit of it. They are a lot of work, but my grandfather loves having him around. Another option is to go to a support group in your area for people such as yourself who have served. A place where people understand what you went through and went through similar things firsthand. Do not feel ashamed for being in the military, please, I thank you for your service and all the things that you have done for your country.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I go to basic training for the navy if I’m on conditional discharge?

    So I leave for basic training in a couple of weeks but I just got a couple tickets (nothing with alcohol or drugs) but my lawyer said right now the best offer I have is conditional discharge for 24 months. Which comes with like 300hr of public service, paying fines and everything in that nature. I’ve asked my... show more
    So I leave for basic training in a couple of weeks but I just got a couple tickets (nothing with alcohol or drugs) but my lawyer said right now the best offer I have is conditional discharge for 24 months. Which comes with like 300hr of public service, paying fines and everything in that nature. I’ve asked my recruiter but 1. He didn’t even really know what conditional discharge was and now 2. Is not responding or answering my calls to help. So does anyone know if I can still go to basic if I have this?? And I am going active btw.
    7 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Is US Military MRE food, (Meal Ready to Eat) healthy?

    I've heard US Military MRE food doesn't need to be refrigerated for 5 or 6 years. Seems like that has a lot of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics etc.
    I've heard US Military MRE food doesn't need to be refrigerated for 5 or 6 years. Seems like that has a lot of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics etc.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Military UCMJ violations as a United States Army Reserve soldier?

    Best answer: "I am extremely worried and do not know whats going to happen. I requested a army trial defense service and I am waiting for them to contact me next week. I am a PFC and I graduated AIT in November so again, Im not that familiar with military regulations. what can I expect from all this?" This is pretty... show more
    Best answer: "I am extremely worried and do not know whats going to happen. I requested a army trial defense service and I am waiting for them to contact me next week. I am a PFC and I graduated AIT in November so again, Im not that familiar with military regulations. what can I expect from all this?"

    This is pretty short and easy: You can expect to be discharged.

    If you're super lucky, that will be a General-UHC but more likely a General-OTH. If you've never had any disciplinary issues this will be a short administrative discharge. You can of course try to fight it and take it to court-martial, but you're going to lose and that comes with stiffer penalties. Your Area Defense Counsel will talk you through your options but this ends the same way no matter what : You're done with the military.

    At some point you'll be notified that you are in non-participation status. That means no attending drill etc for pay or points. You'll be notified by your First Sergeant when you can come in. You'll sit with the Shirt and the CC, get a butt-chewing, sign some paperwork, and clear out your belongings. You'll either outprocess at that point or they will have already initiated your outprocessing and you'll only have some paperwork to do. Then you're done. You'll get a package of paperwork in the mail with your discharge and the supporting documentation accompanying it.

    That also costs you your VA benefits. You lose your GI Bill, tuition assistance, VA home loan, health care -- all of it.

    I had an airman I supervised go through this. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about military drug testing, etc. He wasn't even arrested; he just popped on the urine screen. You're in a deeper hole than that. There is no option by which you stay in the military. The options are about the type of discharge you're getting and any other punishment they elect to level. That's it. The fact that you are all done with the military isn't going to change.
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    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are there any other WW II vets here on Yahoo?

    Best answer: Good for you my friend, and thank you for your service. My dad was born 4 Sep 27. He also lied about his age. Navy for 22 years and then with the DoD for a total of 59 years. In GTMO in 63 and 64.
    Best answer: Good for you my friend, and thank you for your service. My dad was born 4 Sep 27. He also lied about his age. Navy for 22 years and then with the DoD for a total of 59 years. In GTMO in 63 and 64.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Questions about the U.S Army reserve?

    I just got back from basic training and AIT 2 months ago, and I don't earn enough money after I got back. Can I request to have more drill days? and can I volunteer to get deployed, if I can volunteer, do I get to choose which country I can go?
    I just got back from basic training and AIT 2 months ago, and I don't earn enough money after I got back. Can I request to have more drill days? and can I volunteer to get deployed, if I can volunteer, do I get to choose which country I can go?
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I send my bf, who is at basic training, a letter in a homemade envelope?

    I don t have any envelopes at home so I folded my letter into an envelope and taped it shut. I know how to address it properly and stuff-- will he recieve it at basic training even though its not in a real store bought envelope?
    I don t have any envelopes at home so I folded my letter into an envelope and taped it shut. I know how to address it properly and stuff-- will he recieve it at basic training even though its not in a real store bought envelope?
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Would it be better to enlist in the Air Force instead of the Army, and if so, why?

    I'm stuck between joining the Air Force and the Army. One person told me to join the Air Force instead of the Army, but didn't go into detail why the Air Force would be better. What are the differences aside from obviously the Air Force having airplanes?
    I'm stuck between joining the Air Force and the Army. One person told me to join the Air Force instead of the Army, but didn't go into detail why the Air Force would be better. What are the differences aside from obviously the Air Force having airplanes?
    9 answers · 2 days ago