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Old 01-18-2009, 7:36 PM
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Where the heck are they? I was thinking about re-classing to 19D (used to be a 19K) but i'm having a heck of a time finding out where the closest unit to Sacto is. thanks.
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Go 11B. much more fun
You ma have to travel. I have a Sgt in my platoon that drives all the way from Santa Barbera to drill with us in Riverside. I know there is a Cav unit in San Bernadino but Im sure there are units up there. If your thinking of joining the Guard as prior service, hit me up. I'm poor and could use the cash
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Old 01-18-2009, 8:31 PM
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There should be plenty of 19D slots around. Every Mech Infantry or Armor Battalion has a scout platoon full of 19D's. 185 Armor is still around.
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There should be plenty of 19D slots around. Every Mech Infantry or Armor Battalion has a scout platoon full of 19D's. 185 Armor is still around.
Yep, try 185th Armor in Madera (I think it's in Madera).

BTW if you don't mind me asking. Why are you thinking about switching from 19k to 19d? I'm currently a 68w and I'm thinking of reclassing to to 19k myself this summer.

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If your thinking of joining the Guard as prior service, hit me up. I'm poor and could use the cash
You guys need another trigger puller? I'm a 68W, but have been thinking about re-classing this summer. I haven't decided between 19k at the 185th or 11b at any infantry unit. Travel is no problem for me, I like going places.
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You ma have to travel. I have a Sgt in my platoon that drives all the way from Santa Barbera to drill with us in Riverside. I know there is a Cav unit in San Bernadino but Im sure there are units up there. If your thinking of joining the Guard as prior service, hit me up. I'm poor and could use the cash
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BTW if you don't mind me asking. Why are you thinking about switching from 19k to 19d? I'm currently a 68w and I'm thinking of reclassing to to 19k myself this summer.
I really liked tanking, but i started wanting to do more dismount type work. I was in 1-10 Cav in 4th ID when it was the only cav in 4id, really liked the history of Cavalry.
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I really liked tanking, but i started wanting to do more dismount type work. I was in 1-10 Cav in 4th ID when it was the only cav in 4id, really liked the history of Cavalry.
When I was in a Cav unit, we called it 200 years of tradition unhampered by progress. I was in 3-5 Cav at Lewis when it was part of 9th ID. It was an Air Cav unit at that time, but now is ground, and I think part of 1AD or 1st Cavalry Division.

I was a 19D when I went into the Guard in 1978. We still had 1/4 ton jeeps with M-60 machine guns. It was a great time, I had a lot of fun back then.

If you find a 19D slot in the CalGuard now it will be a Mech Infantry or Armor battalion scout platoon and you'll be cruising in a Bradley CFV. I live near the Madera unit and last I heard it was a Tank Company with 1-185AR. The 1-184 IN has units in the Sacto area but the recon platoons in light infantry units are 11B. Where are you looking to drill? I still have a few buddies in the Guard that might be able to help.

UPDATE: I just checked with a buddy and 1-18 Cav is still operating out of Azusa. They have an HHT and three troops of ground cav with armories in San Diego, Azusa, Ontario and Escondido. I think they are HMMWV-mounted. You should be able to locate a contact number online. Looks like your only other option is 1-185 AR Scouts out of Banning. The CalGuard went thru a major re-org a few years back and many of the units I was familiar with don't exist anymore. Nothing in 19D anywhere near Sacto though....

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tanks are all but gone only 2 tank co. left in the CA
19d there hhc 1-185th AR colton no more banning thats gone with the REROG and 18 CAV ,

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You ma have to travel. I have a Sgt in my platoon that drives all the way from Santa Barbera to drill with us in Riverside. I know there is a Cav unit in San Bernadino but Im sure there are units up there. If your thinking of joining the Guard as prior service, hit me up. I'm poor and could use the cash
hey were at the range this weekend at fort irwin
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tanks are all but gone only 2 tank co. left in the CA
19d there hhc 1-185th AR colton no more banning thats gone with the REROG and 18 CAV ,
I was looking at a CAARNG org chart in my wife's office.....it's only a few months old, and it's changed already? Dang! Just a few years back, there were 4 battalions of tanks in CA. Now only 2 companies?

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I was looking at a CAARNG org chart in my wife's office.....it's only a few months old, and it's changed already? Dang! Just a few years back, there were 4 battalions of tanks in CA. Now only 2 companies?
Texas units did close to the same thing. When I was leaving active I was hearing all the tank co's were getting transformed into STB's, MP co's, ect. They told me "oh we can give you a 19k slot no problem....but you'll have to reclass in about 6 months" HA!

I'm with the 270th right now. I might just get out when my contracts up in july and rejoin around the time they get back from deployment.

I WANT A 6 MONTH TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN!! damn Army and those year tours!
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I was looking at a CAARNG org chart in my wife's office.....it's only a few months old, and it's changed already? Dang! Just a few years back, there were 4 battalions of tanks in CA. Now only 2 companies?
B 2/185th AR was in EL Centro and San Diego, CA....I deployed in 2005 with this unit.....not a Tanker ..MP Company...anyway, when we returned they cased those AR colos and turned them in to an Engineer Unit, but Now I think they are IN...not sure tho.
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ESAR..Every Soldier is A Recruiter...pays the referring soldier $2k for new shipped recruits...not sure about prior service though...

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B 2/185th AR was in EL Centro and San Diego, CA....I deployed in 2005 with this unit.....not a Tanker ..MP Company...anyway, when we returned they cased those AR colos and turned them in to an Engineer Unit, but Now I think they are IN...not sure tho.
Wait a minute? B co 2/185th? Are you sure? I could have sworn that they are still armor. I was working with their TNG NCO to let us borrow their M2s and trucks with machine gun mounts for our live fire exercises back in 2007.
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Wait a minute? B co 2/185th? Are you sure? I could have sworn that they are still armor. I was working with their TNG NCO to let us borrow their M2s and trucks with machine gun mounts for our live fire exercises back in 2007.
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Wait a minute? B co 2/185th? Are you sure? I could have sworn that they are still armor. I was working with their TNG NCO to let us borrow their M2s and trucks with machine gun mounts for our live fire exercises back in 2007.
Well, I deployed in SEP 2005 and returned in Jan 2007. We had a formation in March 2007 and they Cased the Colors...my PSG was ARMOR, he reclassed to Engineers and then just told me he was heading to KFOR (with another unit)...but he told me they were reorganized...MP???? I thought IN.....either way no more AR.
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I'm a CA ARNG recruiter. If you guys have any questions about joining, reclassing, or really anything I can help you. I've been doing it since 2004.

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And MadDog...I told you man, whenever you want to come make some money hit me up.
I want to transfer from the reserves into the CA ARNG and reclass from 68W to 13B. I want the 1-143rd Field Artillery. I'm thinking about starting something in May or June. I'm an E-5 and my ETS is 2012. What can you do for me?
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I want to transfer from the reserves into the CA ARNG and reclass from 68W to 13B. I want the 1-143rd Field Artillery. I'm thinking about starting something in May or June. I'm an E-5 and my ETS is 2012. What can you do for me?
That's a first, usually folks want to reclass to 68W or from guard to reserves due to promotion and unit funding, not the other way around.

Why don't you ask for an ASI for your 68W, that's what I did. It's much better than being a straight medic, although you still are technically, and has a much better paying potential in the civilian world. M6, N3, N6, etc. Unless you are SGT(P), it's not hard to come across an ASI slot.
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I was thinking about flight medic...

But I've always wanted to do something combat arms in the Army. I never really wanted to use my military training as a springboard for my civilian. I always thought that's what the GI bill was for. The stuff I want to do when I get out isn't what I want to join the Army for, if you understand what I'm saying.
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There should be plenty of 19D slots around. Every Mech Infantry or Armor Battalion has a scout platoon full of 19D's. 185 Armor is still around.

There is not much Armor left in California since the reset back in 2005. 3 Tank BNs and 1 Cav SQD were reduced to 1 Combined Arms BN (185 - both M1s and Brads) and some sort of recon unit. In the end, it is all about numbers and money, you can not recruit women into 19 series MOSs and Tanks are a whole lot more expensive to run than HUMVEES.

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I want to transfer from the reserves into the CA ARNG and reclass from 68W to 13B. I want the 1-143rd Field Artillery. I'm thinking about starting something in May or June. I'm an E-5 and my ETS is 2012. What can you do for me?
I sent you a PM. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It sounds like a pretty easy request though.
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I was thinking about flight medic...

But I've always wanted to do something combat arms in the Army. I never really wanted to use my military training as a springboard for my civilian. I always thought that's what the GI bill was for. The stuff I want to do when I get out isn't what I want to join the Army for, if you understand what I'm saying.
Then go 18D. Or join a line unit. Volunteer for missions. Trust me, a 68W/91B/91W/whatever is the best job in combat IMHO.
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