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The reason that I ask this is because my unit is deployed to Kuwait right now. Kuwait was reclassified before we got here as a non combat zone. There are many people who were upset about this and just as many who didn't care either way. I have noticed though that many people just say its just a patch it doesn't mean anything (they usually already have one though). So my question again. Is a combat patch just a patch or does it really mean something??
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I've been seeing a lot of guys wearing it lately that don't hold an 11 series MOS as their primary one. It looks weird to me when they wear the cord when affiliated with other branches and MOS's. So I want to know for sure.
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For me, both major party candidates are people I couldn't vote for with a gun to my head. Hillary should be in jail for her violation of national security policies and Trump is a narcissistic racist that I wouldn't trust to lead a Boy Scout troop.

Anyone else feel this way, and if so, what are you going to do this November?
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I'm post op. Jumping up and down off Brads, 113s, HMWWVs, planes and choppers has done me in some. Old Army mentality kept me in long enough to get my three back to backs, and two selections in; finally figured I should calm it down some.
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I will be graduating Airman Leadership School (immediately pinning on E-5 SSgt) in roughly a week and was curious about this. It seems the best lessons we learn come in our most trying times. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight!
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So this might sound like an odd question, but I've read through the AR and haven't been able to find a solid answer that I can use to argue it. Can a 1SG write a policy revoking all passes unless they are requested for a weekend that is already a 3 or 4 day? From what I've read it's the Commanders program, and considering that they are meant to be used for multiple purposes to include morale and rewards, doesn't it defeat the purpose of the entire system? If anyone could give me some clarification on this I would greatly appreciate it.
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can a soldier receive PCS award from two different units? I spent three yrs with my first unit and was been deactivated and went to my second unit for almost a year before PCSing.
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"The U.S. Army is investigating allegations by a military researcher that the late Command Sgt. Major Basil Plumley -- a legend in the airborne and infantry communities -- wore unauthorized combat and valor awards that exaggerated the wartime achievements that made him famous.

"Among the many documents Siddall provides in his research is an Oct. 2, 2015, letter from Army Lt. Col Wil Neubauer, chief of Awards and Decorations Branch, confirming that Plumley was authorized to wear one CIB and states that "we are unable to verify" the Combat Infantry Badge with "one star" listed on Plumley's DD Form 214.

"In that same photo, Plumley wore valor awards he did not earn, Siddall wrote. Plumley wore a Silver Star with a bronze oak leaf cluster, which indicates a second Silver Star. Plumley also wore a Bronze Star with a V device for valor and one bronze oak leaf cluster for two awards.

"The October 2015 letter from the Army states Plumley was authorized only one Silver Star and the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, not two OLCs. The letter also states that Plumley was not authorized to wear the V device with his Bronze Star medals."

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/05/17/army-investigating-we-were-soldiers-legend-for-inflating-award.html
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would someone please explain to me what the E-4 mafia is? When and how did it start? I'm an old salty dog (emphasis on old) and I've never heard of this formal or informal organization as it were.
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I am on brigade staff duty right now and I am leaving to go do security checks tonight. As I am walking out side there is a female sitting there. I said HI and she replied hi. I asked her if she was okay and she said yes I am playing Pokemon go. I just turned around and went back in because I was trying not to laugh too much. I went in and told my runner and he said that she just signed in off of leave and is a Soldier. Now they are driving around the parking lot. So far they have stopped in 3 parking spots. This game is out of control.
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