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POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?

 
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POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
Just wondering....personally i dont.
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No vets on GLP? Military minds can conspire ya know. LOL
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
I don't regret my time at all. I wish I wouldn't have stayed in as long as I did. I stayed in due to a sense of loyalty that was never returned. I thought if I'd stayed in long enough I could make up for all the things I saw wrong, but the longer I stayed in the worse I saw the entire organization. Too much is placed on bureaucracy and politics and not enough on merit and honor.
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I don't regret my time at all. I wish I wouldn't have stayed in as long as I did. I stayed in due to a sense of loyalty that was never returned. I thought if I'd stayed in long enough I could make up for all the things I saw wrong, but the longer I stayed in the worse I saw the entire organization. Too much is placed on bureaucracy and politics and not enough on merit and honor.
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Agreed, but you have to say it did teach you a lot of stuff right? Not just physical things, but how to mature
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I don't because it was "peace time" with no overseas deployment.

and now I know how to aim and fire a howitzer, if the situation should arise.

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I don't because it was "peace time" with no overseas deployment.

and now I know how to aim and fire ahowitzer if the situation should arise.
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LOL..amen brother.
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
I don't regret my time at all. I wish I wouldn't have stayed in as long as I did. I stayed in due to a sense of loyalty that was never returned. I thought if I'd stayed in long enough I could make up for all the things I saw wrong, but the longer I stayed in the worse I saw the entire organization. Too much is placed on bureaucracy and politics and not enough on merit and honor.
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Agreed, but you have to say it did teach you a lot of stuff right? Not just physical things, but how to mature
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I definitely did mature, but I can't say for sure it was the military. I mean, I joined when I was a 17 year old kid who thought I knew everything. I got out when I was 28 and I'd say it's natural to be more mature. So, I'm not disagreeing but unsure.
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
It's nothing to be proud of. I was a war protestor in 2003 because of my involvement in Operation Blood for Oil in 1991.

Research Battle of PL Norfolk, and "Fright Night". I was there.
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
Just wondering....personally i dont.
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5* and a pin!

My husband was drafted at the age of 24 during the Vietnam War. He was a college graduate...a really smart guy, and landed a great job as a financial analyst with Ford Motor Company. I had a good job, and I pictured us staying in one location with a home and the picket fence. lol

We were only married four months when the draft notice arrived in the mail. We thought our lives were over! OMG...how could this be happening?

He planned to serve the few required years in the military then get out. Ford was holding his job for him.

He figured if he was going to serve in the military, he'd do it as a officer....went to Officers' Candidate School.

After the end of two years in the army, he decided to stay in. He noticed, before he left his civilian job, men in their 40's and 50's were having heart attacks because of the stress of the job.

He really enjoyed the military...we were stationed in Germany for 3 1/2 years and traveled all over Europe. He served 25 years then got a job with the Department of Defense...just retired after 10 years there. No regrets...a good life...a good pension. I love shopping at the commissary....it's quite a savings, and the medical benefits are a big plus.

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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
Just wondering....personally i dont.
 Quoting: Luke Skywatcher


5* and a pin!

My husband was drafted at the age of 24 during the Vietnam War. He was a college graduate...a really smart guy, and landed a great job as a financial analyst with Ford Motor Company. I had a good job, and I pictured us staying in one location with a home and the picket fence. lol

We were only married four months when the draft notice arrived in the mail. We thought our lives were over! OMG...how could this be happening?

He planned to serve the few required years in the military then get out. Ford was holding his job for him. He figured if he was going to serve in the military, he'd do it as a officer....went to Officers' Candidate School.

After the end of two years in the army, he decided to stay in. He noticed, before he left his civilian job, men in their 40's and 50's were having heart attacks because of the stress of the job.

He really enjoyed the military...we were stationed in Germany for 3 1/2 years and traveled all over Europe. He served 25 years then got a job with the Department of Defense...just retired after 10 years there. No regrets...a good life...a good pension. I love shopping at the commissary....it's quite a savings, and the medical benefits are a big plus.
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Thanks for the stars and pin!
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
Well, I learned how to run a nuclear reactor, so I guess that was a productive use of my time.

And at the time, I wasn't aware that the military was actually helping our so-called "leaders" wage war on the American constitution, like I am now.

So if I overlook that small detail, I suppose I could say I don't regret my time in the machine.
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
Just wondering....personally i dont.
 Quoting: Luke Skywatcher


5* and a pin!

My husband was drafted at the age of 24 during the Vietnam War. He was a college graduate...a really smart guy, and landed a great job as a financial analyst with Ford Motor Company. I had a good job, and I pictured us staying in one location with a home and the picket fence. lol

We were only married four months when the draft notice arrived in the mail. We thought our lives were over! OMG...how could this be happening?

He planned to serve the few required years in the military then get out. Ford was holding his job for him. He figured if he was going to serve in the military, he'd do it as a officer....went to Officers' Candidate School.

After the end of two years in the army, he decided to stay in. He noticed, before he left his civilian job, men in their 40's and 50's were having heart attacks because of the stress of the job.

He really enjoyed the military...we were stationed in Germany for 3 1/2 years and traveled all over Europe. He served 25 years then got a job with the Department of Defense...just retired after 10 years there. No regrets...a good life...a good pension. I love shopping at the commissary....it's quite a savings, and the medical benefits are a big plus.
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Thanks for the stars and pin!
 Quoting: Luke Skywatcher


I'll bet you looked good in that navy uniform! I volunteer for the USO and work at Fleet Week, NYC, every year. Last year was the best! The navy from all over the world. OMG!
hf

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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
It's nothing to be proud of. I was a war protestor in 2003 because of my involvement in Operation Blood for Oil in 1991.

Research Battle of PL Norfolk, and "Fright Night". I was there.
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
No, as a matter of fact, it was the best time of my life. I served 1989-1993. Veteran and damn proud of it. Wouldn't change a thing.

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Just wondering....personally i dont.
 Quoting: Luke Skywatcher


5* and a pin!

My husband was drafted at the age of 24 during the Vietnam War. He was a college graduate...a really smart guy, and landed a great job as a financial analyst with Ford Motor Company. I had a good job, and I pictured us staying in one location with a home and the picket fence. lol

We were only married four months when the draft notice arrived in the mail. We thought our lives were over! OMG...how could this be happening?

He planned to serve the few required years in the military then get out. Ford was holding his job for him. He figured if he was going to serve in the military, he'd do it as a officer....went to Officers' Candidate School.

After the end of two years in the army, he decided to stay in. He noticed, before he left his civilian job, men in their 40's and 50's were having heart attacks because of the stress of the job.

He really enjoyed the military...we were stationed in Germany for 3 1/2 years and traveled all over Europe. He served 25 years then got a job with the Department of Defense...just retired after 10 years there. No regrets...a good life...a good pension. I love shopping at the commissary....it's quite a savings, and the medical benefits are a big plus.
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Thanks for the stars and pin!
 Quoting: Luke Skywatcher


I'll bet you looked good in that navy uniform! I volunteer for the USO and work at Fleet Week, NYC, every year. Last year was the best! The navy from all over the world. OMG!
hf
 Quoting: nutmeg


you were in heaven huh? lol
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
No regrets. I served eight years. Got to see places like Iceland, Egypt, Korea, Oman, Japan, Germany, and served at the Atlanta Olympics. Lots of BS...but lots of good memories too.
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Just wondering....personally i dont.
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Regarding Fleet Week, NYC, 2012
That evening the USO hosted a party in Brooklyn at a Navy pier. Lots of vendors...including 800 free pizzas, free beer, soft drinks, games, barbeques....and ....a live Katy Perry concert.

The men LOVED it! She took a few sailors up on the stage and planted a kiss on each of them....sooooo cute. And you could imagine the cheers from the sailors from around the world who were standing there watching it.

Can't wait till May again! I cannot believe the size of our naval ships, by the way!

Parade of Ships, May, 2012, Fleet Week, NYC
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No regrets. I served eight years. Got to see places like Iceland, Egypt, Korea, Oman, Japan, Germany, and served at the Atlanta Olympics. Lots of BS...but lots of good memories too.
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"Lots of BS"

Even though my husband loved it, he wore a Mickey Mouse watch all the years he served. lol
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5* and a pin!

My husband was drafted at the age of 24 during the Vietnam War. He was a college graduate...a really smart guy, and landed a great job as a financial analyst with Ford Motor Company. I had a good job, and I pictured us staying in one location with a home and the picket fence. lol

We were only married four months when the draft notice arrived in the mail. We thought our lives were over! OMG...how could this be happening?

He planned to serve the few required years in the military then get out. Ford was holding his job for him. He figured if he was going to serve in the military, he'd do it as a officer....went to Officers' Candidate School.

After the end of two years in the army, he decided to stay in. He noticed, before he left his civilian job, men in their 40's and 50's were having heart attacks because of the stress of the job.

He really enjoyed the military...we were stationed in Germany for 3 1/2 years and traveled all over Europe. He served 25 years then got a job with the Department of Defense...just retired after 10 years there. No regrets...a good life...a good pension. I love shopping at the commissary....it's quite a savings, and the medical benefits are a big plus.
 Quoting: nutmeg


Thanks for the stars and pin!
 Quoting: Luke Skywatcher


I'll bet you looked good in that navy uniform! I volunteer for the USO and work at Fleet Week, NYC, every year. Last year was the best! The navy from all over the world. OMG!
hf
 Quoting: nutmeg


you were in heaven huh? lol
 Quoting: Luke Skywatcher


I'm old and single now, but I'm not dead. Those white uniforms are the best! Even the sailors from other countries looked really good!
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
i wanted to start this thread, because we dont get to hear first hand testimonies from GLP members that have been through the military trials.
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
I was in the USAF AFSC=36274. Telephone & Data Circuitry Specialist. I set up communications, basically. Anything from satellites to computer networks to mobile telecom. Crazy shit though...

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I regret that I didnt be more like the guy from the movie "Buffalo Soldiers" with Jaquin Pheonix
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Re: POLL....GLP military vets, do you regret your time you were in?
It's nothing to be proud of. I was a war protestor in 2003 because of my involvement in Operation Blood for Oil in 1991.

Research Battle of PL Norfolk, and "Fright Night". I was there.
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Whoever just gave me negative karma, and wrote "Boo"... you're a world class warmonger. Welcome to the Imperial Forces. Your emperor awaits. (Queues Darth Vader's theme).
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Were you here? Yikes!

"The forces involved in the battle were the American 1st Infantry Division, the 3rd Brigade (Black Heart Brigade) of the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) and the Iraqi 18th Mechanized and 9th Armored Brigades of the Tawakalna Mechanized Infantry Division."
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Cool!
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I was in the USAF AFSC=36274. Telephone & Data Circuitry Specialist. I set up communications, basically. Anything from satellites to computer networks to mobile telecom. Crazy shit though...
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I loved the USAF, and would do it all again. Ret. USAF
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I loved the USAF, and would do it all again. Ret. USAF
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Thank you for your service bro! I did not know you were a retired veteran. I knew I liked you from day one. Now, I know my instincts were right. Love you brother.

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I was in the USAF AFSC=36274. Telephone & Data Circuitry Specialist. I set up communications, basically. Anything from satellites to computer networks to mobile telecom. Crazy shit though...
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Thanks for your service! Aim High!
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My thanks are for people like you, and this country that I love so dearly. God bless us. We are so fortunate.

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Spent 34 years 9 months 8 days in. Army and Marines, Officer and enlisted, 11 different real world actions. I don't regret a min of it, although I did have some shi**y people above me at times. Learned a lot about the world.
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