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I'm old enough to recall when Lyndon Johnson's campaign had a TV ad with a young girl that morphed into a Atom Explosion which just about destroyed Barry Goldwater's campaign for President.

I would not be surprised the Clinton team of dirty tricksters are thinking about doing this to Trump
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The dislike function is a rarely used function on RallyPoint. Veterans are not easily offended and are often accepting of the difference in opinions of others. However, occasionally a dislike is warranted and occasionally it is not. When should a dislike be used, should the rules change to require an explanation, and should there be a way to request a repeal on a "dislike" to the community admin?
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This is a general question. If you have a soldier who refuses to listen to you, as a non-commissioned officer, do you simply put the incident on paper?

Example given- A soldier has unauthorized sunglasses on in a formation. You tell the soldier to take the sunglasses off. He/she refuses.


On the 4856, do you recommend for UCMJ? I've gone thru 600-20 and cannot find anything regarding this
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Marijuana use is currently prohibited under UCMJ Article 112. However, with many states legalizing its recreational use, how long before the military amends UCMJ Article 112, allowing its use? Having never used with marijuana, I cannot speak from experience, however it could be argued that it has less negative effects than alcohol or tobacco. A THC Breathalyzer is also on the market now.
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With the integration of transgendered personnel into the military, should PT standards be redesigned, possibly even in a job specific sense, to have set standards across the board regardless of gender, and graded as pass/fail?
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How many members on RallyPoint are or were at one time, Skydivers? How many of you want to be? As an avid skydiver myself I can't imagine many things that come close to the rush or the feeling of freedom I get immediately after I launch myself into the wild blue! People from all walks of life decide to earn their wings and we all become family. Blue skies! P.S yes that is me in the picture. ;)
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I'm looking for current SAMC Members that are willing to offer advice on preparing for the Sergeant Audie Murphy Board. I recently received Fort Myer's Upcoming board dates and know a few NCOS along with myself who would like to compete. I'm aware of the level of dedication that needs to be put into preparing for this board as there are none other of its kind. What do the board members look for? Is there a published Regulation covering requirements (pre-reqs)? If there are any SAMC members in the MDW area, are you willing to mentor or participate in group study sessions? Thanks to all for your input and/or advice.
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Are there any NG Airborne units (other than SF)? I'm going to move out of state after my upcoming deployment but haven't decided where yet, but if there are states with airborne units, they would be my first choice. Thanks for any info.
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I've been on RallyPoint for nearly two years and I've seen some incredible discussion, responses, and news articles; however what I don't see as often are users using the "like/thumb up" function to provide feedback. This is a curious thing in my opinion. I always utilize the "like/thumb up" function as a means to convert my appreciation. Am I the only one who's noticed this trend?
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My school is only a month long, and there are two phases too it. I cant really find alot of info on how grading and or how testing works. If anyone can tell me or give me an idea that would be awesome. Also, im active duty not reserve since this is a reserve base.
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Im aware the easy option is to kick him or her to the curb but new people usually have some uncertainty.
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Think objectively. Traditions, camaraderie aside. Both are somewhat similarly more combat-oriented than USN or USAF. Answer practically without putting down either one of them.

PS: Yes, some are taunting about USN and USAF consolidation or Air Force return to Army Air Corps. My take on that if it's practical, lessen bureaucracy, and make for a smoother communications pipeline amongst the DoD components, why not? Again, camaraderie and traditions aside for a min.
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It is readily apparent the destructiveness that the flow of everything from "refugees" to the imperialistic PC movement has caused upon the different areas of the EU. England took so many major hits that it is only fitting the people would rise up and say "enough is enough." They remain far less medicated and distracted than their American civilian counterparts, and have decided they will no longer be forced to suck the fumes of decay of their culture and way of life to appease a mob of unruly and fickle media political puppeteers.

Europe has suffered a riptide ever since the 2002 start of this hopeful project. Now they, at least large numbers of them, realize that "hope" is not a plan. The vote came as a "shock" to most politicians and diplomats, but it only strengthens the verity that politicians are not only out of touch with the people everywhere but with reality as well. From instructing people on how to think and feel to the assault on the family and the punitive prejudice against folks wishing to maintain some sort of generational and moral lineage, politicians and media have served to polarize people ever more.

The EU as well as the USA are reaching a moment where things are going to go critical mass. They will either be making some major course corrections, or will be experiencing increased rebellions leading up to revolution. One larger projection appears to be a collapse of all of the world economies which is an inevitability due to the past 100 years of US and international monetary systems, and the UK attempting to cut away from a twisted and failing parachute. There is certainly more to analyze and interpret, but I will posit that the English will have some interesting things unfold now that the Prime Minister has essentially set his resignation in October.
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Back in the day when we would goto the field we were told to park our Humvees with the hood open to prevent detection from the glare off the windshield.

Has anyone one else heard of this? I've never seen it done since.
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Does the military automatically grant a percentage of retirement pay to the ex-spouse, or is that strictly a decision of the court in the divorce decree?
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I watched this on PBS Nova. Lt. Commander Gordon Claudius did not get credit for sinking U-166 in July, 1942. His report was not accepted. He got an 'F' by his Command. I want the Navy to upgrade his award. He did not get his honor due until a few years ago. His Son was presented the Legion of Merit but I believe it should have been higher award. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn_WkSvU4lU
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RP Members what do you think? Has RallyPoint found the secret to "Bridging the Gap" between those that have served at the pleasure of our country during peacetime, the Cold War, and those that have served in combat in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, & other locations throughout our military history.

Will it continue to close that gap as we move forward on 2016, 2017, & beyond?

Did RallyPoint find the secret ingredient?

I think it did!
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Man, TOO many to recall, but I do have a "top two."
JRTEX (Joint Readiness Training Exercise) While in the 82nd, we did two JRTEXs, one for the Generals and one for the State Representatives. It was all done at night and, as Artillery, we didn't get off the DZ until 0400 and had to be back at the Battery at 0900.
Second, Northern Edge in the winter. My Arctic Warriors can attest to this.
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