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Old 12-24-2008, 11:39 AM
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Default Enlisted Yesterday **Update**

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.

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Old 12-24-2008, 11:50 AM
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I'm just joking.. Congrats brother!
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Congrats - What's a 74D?
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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!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:27 PM
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:28 PM
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Congrats - What's a 74D?
74D - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist

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

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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!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:56 PM
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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.
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Congratulations! I hope you have a great enlistment. Thanks for stepping up and serving your country.
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Couldn't get in the Navy, huh? The Marines would have taken you!










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Is there an enlistment bonus for that mos?
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Why 74D?

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

Congrats though!
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My condolences

When does your Basic start?
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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
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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?
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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.

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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/Bache...adership.shtml

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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/Maste...Security.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 :-)

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Basic starts Feb 6th

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You know that US Army, when read backwards, stands for Yes My Retarded A** Signed Up...
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Initially I looked into the guard but got rubbed the wrong way by the recruiter
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Old 12-25-2008, 4:18 PM
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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.
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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.
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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
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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


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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?
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How old are you? I still contemplate reenlisting once in a while.
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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?
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What are the chances of you getting shipped oversees?
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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.
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TonyKat, you sound like your got your S together. So, I'm sure you'll do fine. Hell, you may even make honor grad.
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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...

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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.
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