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If your initial answer is 'no wai! Ossifers NEVER salute enlisted first!!'....step back and reassess. Alternatively, step back and learn. Because there's at least TWO situations where this happens, that I can think of in my old age.
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Here's the background. You're a senior E5. Your troops are in formation and you're handing out work for the day. You hand out an assignment to a fresh E2 with less than a year in and only a few months at your command. They blatantly complain and tell you to choose someone else. You calmly tell them they will do this task and they tell you to shove it and give it to someone else. How do you react?
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I have a friend that was falsely accused of sexual harassment. His commander opend informal investigation 15-6, and the investigation concluded with the results "guilty."
He had to appear before Administrative Separation Board, he prove that he was innocent, and all those allegations were based on professional jealousy and prejudice. unit CJA advising the commander to give him negative NCOER.
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I don't mean just disabled Veterans either. But any Veteran who wanted to apply to live in such a community. I heard about a Veterans only community in California but can't remember the name of it.
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I am currently at Fort Stewart, GA, for some training. Shout out to those Dog Faced Soldiers! But I have been to many bases and I have never heard so many bugle calls in my life, this also includes the playing of the 3rd ID song every morning. I swear I have seen people just sprint off when they hear a call because they don't know what to do. So far I have found that this post does 13 bugle calls. Fort Bragg got nothing on this place.
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Currently, the Army is the only branch of the military without a national museum - seems a bit crazy, right? Good news though...one is finally coming!

The National Army Museum will be located on over 80 acres at Fort Belvoir, VA, less than 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C. The main building will be massive - about 186,000 square feet. Most of the rare and priceless artifacts that will be on display have NEVER been seen by the American people!

Learn more about what's coming, and check out the amazing design!: http://armyhistory.org/museum-design/
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I bring up this question because my wife was treated very pourly by another spouse because of my rank! Here husband is a Major in the Marines and she has told others that is the reason she doesn't like my wife.

Why play the "Rank Card?" RP Members your thoughts?

Why is this still happening in our veteran and retirement community? I've always addressed service members here on RP by their rank initially out of respect for what they have accomplished and then I drop it and start addressing them by their first name as much as possible. Accordingly, RP allows you to highlight the name of another member, so your RP Connections will receive an email and the rank is required - got it!

I think once we leave the service there shouldn't be a stereotyping of rank or service - we should get along and respect each other as veterans and retirees that served a "common purpose!" Again, this just my opinion!

By thw way my wife has never played the "rank card" and never will!
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The latest tragedy of gun violence against the LGBTQ community is just a continuance of the attack in the SC church, the campus shootings, Navy Yard assault, Theater attack, and assaults upon our children at schools. Assault weapons are the issue, not "guns." How do we fix this?
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What are the Best Military Monuments that You've Seen and Share a Picture?

RP Members let's get some really good pictures of the best Military Monuments!

Here is a great one.

VETERANS TRIBUTE please take a moment when you see former or active service men or women thank them. I stand and salute all as " All gave some and some gave all. "
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As recruiters, we research and read all about how we can better adapt interviews to correlate with military experience. I'm curious to hear directly from military members what I can do to make interviewing a better experience.
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This has always been a pet peeve of mine.  We form up in full Winter APFUs because it's friggin cold outside, and the 1SG tells us to take our pants off. WHY? It's COLD!

Am I the only person in the military who gets cold when my legs are exposed to cold air and wind? We usually just stand there waiting for who knows what to start the formation usually after it was supposed to begin. I once had to take an APFT at Ft. Huachuca while it was 30° with a really cold wind. We had to take off our pants for that one. Too cold. Way too cold. Am I just bitching? Is this because I am a Floridian?

All I really want to know is why do senior NCOs make this call? Can't we take the pants off when we actually start PT?
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What would you do if some loud-mouth moron tried to publicly "out" you for "Stolen Valor" because they didn't believe you ever served?
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Remember to keep it professional. We can fill in the blanks if needed.
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SIRs obviously excluded. I'm a USAR officer about to assume a second BN CMD and want to create boundaries for work life balance. Perhaps email free days as well where people have to call people if they need something. Comments?
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There are not many people with a love for working with power tools more than me. This is a question that I've been wanting to ask the community for a while now. Back then we didn't have Bosch, Black&Decker, DeWALT, Craftsman, SKIL, Porter-Cable, Makita, Ryobi, or Hitachi. We didn't have the luxury of all these companies that we see today. How has technology evolved with respect to power tools?

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Those of you that have suffered from PTSD or currently working through PTSD, what was the first emotional growth experience you noticed after trauma? This was part of our last SAVL Group Support Meeting on SKYPE. Thanks for sharing for our veterans and service members suffering from PTSD.

Follow-on Questions:

How long did it take to see this first emotional growth?

Did others share in this experience or did you tell them about it?

Have you helped others with their post-traumatic growth?  How?

Do your good experiences happen more and more often for you now?


]PV2 (Join to see)SGT Christopher 'Kit' LowePO1 Charles FletcherCOL Mark CrowleySPC Alan FeinsteinPO1 Cynthia ArnoldSFC Daniel SackettSGT (Join to see)SGT Annalisa ElliottSPC Jeff Hogan, M.S.CW2 Chris Schafer
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Have a funny interpretation or application of Army Regulations?

(I'm sure that not every regulatory base is covered in the ocean of wild possibilities within our ranks.)
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