How many vets?

Discussion in 'Home Defense/Guns' started by nwbound, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. nwbound

    nwbound Romans 11:36

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    I check this board about everyday and most of the time is just a few stickys. I was wondering how many of us are vets and thought between us we could find a subject. The help links are great in fact i have a few i should add for vets in texas. but i',m wondering about how hard it was for you to change back into civilian life? Is is a little harder for vets that has seen combat? I've served in the rangers for a year and 82nd airborne for 3 more. I've been to iraq and a few others since 9/11 and seen more than my fair share of combat and bad sits. Although i've been out for about 2 years i still miss the guys i served with. We had some great times and some very very bad times but it made us like brothers
     
  2. ET1 SS

    ET1 SS zone 5 - riverfrontage Supporter

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    I have been told that depending on how long you serve, it takes half that long just to become a civilian once again.

    But getting past the differences? never. You will forever be a different person.
     

  3. tuvold

    tuvold Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    When I got out of the Navy, I jumped into casino security for about 5 years. :p So I wasn't really a civilian until a fews years after I got into the apprenticeship.

    We had different kinds of stress, but it was often really stressfull until the CCCP gave up. Can look back on it now and laugh. Some of the big time lifers were sitting in the corner crying, the one time we had to fight. :flame:

    I had a few friends/ ship mates that callled me after I got out. They were all techs and I had little in common with them after I started working in the casinos. I still think about some of them often. Had a dream that I was going to miss ship's movement,about 7 years after I got out. I think that was when I realised that I was over all of it. :shrug:

    Still miss the haze gray and underway.......... sometimes. :)

    My 2 coppers,

    tuvold
     
  4. Mrs. Vet

    Mrs. Vet Well-Known Member

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    I was in for 7 years have been out for 20 years and still miss it. I was full time Arkansas Army National Guard. SSG, E-6. Don't miss the stress but miss the people. I was the supply sgt and armorer and, and, and, and. It was wild sometimes.
     
  5. mbeaser

    mbeaser Active Member

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    The hubby has been out for 5.5 years after 6 years in and apparently he's been out long enough to complain as though it were my fault when I get called in on short notice to stand a mid on shore duty :rolleyes:

    He still keeps in contact with a couple of guys from the ship (he was AEGIS FC, they were ET or FC). I don't think he misses much besides the money, but most of what he did was chip paint and lay non-skid instead of working on his gear....
     
  6. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Nwbound, there is always room for new info.
     
  7. jross

    jross swamper

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    1959-1967 USN. I would have stayed for twenty, but the local electric company made an offer I couldn't refuse 30 years ago.
     
  8. lonnie

    lonnie Ivy League Chickens!

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    For those of you who miss the military life, there is always the option to join the guard or reserve components. I'm currently in the Illinois Army National Guard with 26 years service. I was in the regular army for 5 years and 1 month. I enjoy being in the guard. The pay is good!! Lonnie
     
  9. ET1 SS

    ET1 SS zone 5 - riverfrontage Supporter

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    I dont think that I can join the reserves. Being a blue ID card-holder..

    One question though, you drill one weekend a month and two-weeks a year; and you say that "the pay is good", how so?