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TonyKat
12-24-2008, 12:39 PM
I enlisted in the Army Reserve yesterday (23 Dec 2008) as a 74D at the rank of PFC.


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26 Apr 2009

So I graduated Basic and I'm now in AIT... Crazy stuff. I'm much stronger and happy I signed up.

stphnman20
12-24-2008, 12:50 PM
Sucker!!!



















I'm just joking.. Congrats brother!

Saigon1965
12-24-2008, 1:04 PM
Congrats - What's a 74D?

Stockton
12-24-2008, 1:13 PM
He will play with chemicals....LOL Congrats! So when will you be attending IET and where? I wanna make sure either myself or my bros downrange know your comming....LOL!

chris
12-24-2008, 1:17 PM
congrats man. have fun.

gwl
12-24-2008, 1:27 PM
Congrats TonyKat. Good luck to you.

TonyKat
12-24-2008, 1:28 PM
Congrats - What's a 74D?

74D - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist

http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=40

He will play with chemicals....LOL Congrats! So when will you be attending IET and where? I wanna make sure either myself or my bros downrange know your comming....LOL!

Leaving for BCT/AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri on January 28th, 2009

MrLogan
12-24-2008, 1:56 PM
Have fun at FLW. It's freaking cold as hell this time of year. I once watched a puddle freeze before my eyes as I lay in a fighting position. :eek:

11Z50
12-24-2008, 3:32 PM
Congratulations! I hope you have a great enlistment. Thanks for stepping up and serving your country.

Fjold
12-24-2008, 3:36 PM
Couldn't get in the Navy, huh? The Marines would have taken you!










J/K, Congratulations and thanks for your service.

smokingloon
12-24-2008, 3:50 PM
Is there an enlistment bonus for that mos?

NiteQwill
12-24-2008, 7:16 PM
Why 74D?

But even from the start, I would have done an MOS usable outside of the military.

Congrats though!

nick
12-24-2008, 7:23 PM
My condolences :p

When does your Basic start?

Darklyte27
12-24-2008, 8:20 PM
Marines will take anyone, its up to you to have enough balls to finish.
Thats why the army and navy are so big they make it fail proof but its still a wonder how some people still fail.. haha

76231b
12-24-2008, 10:16 PM
Enjoy your freedom while you have it. Congrats.

jrsportssupply
12-24-2008, 10:25 PM
Thank you.

Soldier415
12-25-2008, 9:07 AM
You know that US Army, when read backwards, stands for Yes My Retarded A** Signed Up...


What made you go reserves as opposed to Guard?

TonyKat
12-25-2008, 2:52 PM
Couldn't get in the Navy, huh? The Marines would have taken you!

J/K, Congratulations and thanks for your service.

I got a 91 on my ASVAB so I pretty much had a choice of whatever I wanted... I chose Army because my grandfather was in the Army and I feel it's best.

Is there an enlistment bonus for that mos?

Yes. I signed with $20k enlistment bonus, $20k student loan repayment, GI Bill $12k , Bill Kicker $12k and tuition assistance which will fully pay for my Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/BachelorinOrganizationalLeadership.shtml

Why 74D?
But even from the start, I would have done an MOS usable outside of the military.
Congrats though!

I've a wonderful job at Apple currently and will continue to work there while serving in the reserves and completing my B.S.

Long term I plan on working for the CDC, after I finish my Master of Homeland Security in Public Health Preparedness - http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/MasterinHomelandSecurity.shtml - I figure that with 10 or so years experience in dealing with emergency situations as both enlisted man and as an officer along with the B.S. and Masters, I'll be a shoe in :-)

My condolences :p
When does your Basic start?

Basic starts Feb 6th

You know that US Army, when read backwards, stands for Yes My Retarded A** Signed Up...
What made you go reserves as opposed to Guard?

Initially I looked into the guard but got rubbed the wrong way by the recruiter

NiteQwill
12-25-2008, 5:18 PM
My best friend is a 74D. We went to Iraq together. I was a medic and ran my own team and he was well... umm... the commander's driver/personal PSD for 15 months. He absolutely hated it. Other 74Ds I met (755 Chem Co.), gunners and food preparation specialists. Just saying, 74D is one of those MOS that when you need them in the field, you really NEED them, but otherwise, they are do-this-because-you're-a-Soldier-first recipients.

EOD3
12-25-2008, 7:10 PM
Ah yes, good old fort "lost in the woods", I remember it like it was only ummm, 36 years ago. They DO NOT call it little Korea for no reason. I was there in summer and it wasn't what you'd call a vacation spot.

Maddog5150
12-25-2008, 10:16 PM
Congrats man. You will have a blast! Remember to wink and smirk alot at the DS and answer every single one of his rhetorical questions and if he ever offers to let you touch his hat. Dont think of it as a trick and just DO IT. If you ever do anything stupid and he asks you what you were thinking while he is smoking you to death, always say that you saw it in a movie once ;)

Stockton
12-25-2008, 10:29 PM
Congrats man. You will have a blast! Remember to wink and smirk alot at the DS and answer every single one of his rhetorical questions and if he ever offers to let you touch his hat. Dont think of it as a trick and just DO IT. If you ever do anything stupid and he asks you what you were thinking while he is smoking you to death, always say that you saw it in a movie once ;)



DONT BE " THAT GUY "

shooterdave
12-25-2008, 10:30 PM
congrats. i'm a 92y and went to ft benning at this time last year. at flw it'll be much colder. don't volunteer for anything and don't listen to some of "advice" you are given here. alot of it will guarentee being smoked. but enjoy it when you are there you will hate every second but later in life you will look back and say what a joke it was. good luck soldier. btw what reserve unit will you be stationed with?

anthonyca
12-25-2008, 10:36 PM
How old are you? I still contemplate reenlisting once in a while.

TonyKat
12-25-2008, 10:39 PM
congrats. i'm a 92y and went to ft benning at this time last year. at flw it'll be much colder. don't volunteer for anything and don't listen to some of "advice" you are given here. alot of it will guarentee being smoked. but enjoy it when you are there you will hate every second but later in life you will look back and say what a joke it was. good luck soldier. btw what reserve unit will you be stationed with?

374th Chemical Company, Sacramento, CA

How old are you? I still contemplate reenlisting once in a while.

I'm 23

PolishMike
12-25-2008, 11:06 PM
Congrats. Stay safe and try to have a good time ;)

Maddog5150
12-25-2008, 11:10 PM
DONT BE " THAT GUY "

Just passing on the same advice calgunners gave me about a year ago ;)

thebloodsonthewall
12-26-2008, 10:37 AM
374th Chemical Company, Sacramento, CA



I'm 23

What are the chances of you getting shipped oversees?

MrLogan
12-26-2008, 11:31 AM
Ah yes, good old fort "lost in the woods", I remember it like it was only ummm, 36 years ago. They DO NOT call it little Korea for no reason. I was there in summer and it wasn't what you'd call a vacation spot.

Summers are horrible at FLW.

SuperSet
12-26-2008, 11:59 AM
TonyKat, you sound like your got your S together. So, I'm sure you'll do fine. Hell, you may even make honor grad.
Good luck, man.

Maddog5150
12-26-2008, 8:08 PM
Summers are horrible at FLW.

I bet they wernt as bad as Benning ;)

goathead
12-26-2008, 11:22 PM
alright good luck

shooterdave
12-27-2008, 12:53 AM
good luck and stay safe.

Stormfeather
12-27-2008, 9:31 AM
Congrats bro!

apbrian112
12-27-2008, 4:42 PM
congrats!! sounds like you're in for some fun... as for the MOS, do whatcha like... i also caught flak for picking 19D when my asvab/gt scores were so high. hey, what can i say, the army did one helluva job putting together that video i watched in the recruiters office. even my recruiter was like, "you sure you don't want to pick something else?" hehe...

thanks for your service and best of luck to you!

63 tango
01-11-2009, 10:14 AM
I went to FLW for basic in 1987 from May to July. It was very hot and humid. I remember seeing pictures of winter classes and them standing in snow. I would do it again. Have fun and good luck.