Posted on Jun 5, 2015
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Is the U.S. Army WTF Facebook page something that should be around. Considering nearly half a million people follow the page, and the page seems to make the Army look bad I personally wish it would be deleted. Your thoughts?
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I disagree, SGT (Join to see).
Soldiers doing stupid things never gets old.
Telling tales of dumb Soldiers keeps me warm at night.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Right on! Especially 2LTs!!
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Indeed, sir.
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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The best advice I can offer is "don't highlight the negative." Build things up, don't tear things down.

If you don't like a site, don't visit it. If you don't like a person, don't associate with them, or talk about them. They're not worth your effort. Don't expend unnecessary energy on them. You have better things to do. The more you feed negativity, the bigger it gets.

We're all guilty of it. I'm horrible when it comes to the VA (because I actually care about it, and I want it to get better), though I do try to be good at most other things. That said, the site in question isn't actually hurting anyone. The moments in question might be... but calling them to light allows others to learn from mistakes that already happened, and get a laugh out of it.
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SGT Jeremiah B.
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I don't put much weight in what makes the Army look bad. I tend to consider that the wrong approach. The mlitary has put way too much value on perception at times, which has hurt the organization, individual soldiers and ultimately, the mission.

Do they cross the line at times? Absolutely. Are they irresponsible sometimes? Oh hell yeah. Should they exist? I think so. Think of it as a pressure valve. Stupid shit happens in the military and sometimes, it's useful to shed a little light on it. It also gives SMs an avenue to poke fun at the BS they have to deal with.

I wish they'd be a little more responsible, but you can't have everything, I suppose.
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