Posted on Jun 13, 2014
SCPO Senior Enlisted Leader
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This is not a post to flame anyone or another service. I am just curious to hear some experiences of others that have worked in the joint environment. What were some of the things that you were like wow that really works well or hell that is messed up! Thanks
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MSG Wade Huffman
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I only had one experience serving in a joint environment, and it was a bonus because it was joint/combined at RAF Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, England. It was a fantastic assignment and I learned quite a bit from the US Air Force, Marines and Navy personnel stationed there, along with the RAF folks. The experience definitely made me a much more rounded NCO (although since retirement I've gotten even MORE round! LOL!)
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SSG Steven Borders
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Senior Chief, I love working on JBAB. I couldn't have asked for a better assignment. I literally work with all the branching including a few Coast Guardsman. I believe there are two here I have seen and met. I have learned a lot about the ranks/rates and also the different customs. I was surprised to find out that Females in the Air Force can where earrings in their ACU's. I learned that most Seamen don't stand at parade rest when talking to senior enlisted just to name a few.
I think it would be beneficial for all the service members to at least intermingle once in there career.
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SPC Borders, great insight. I agree with you about the different service members getting together. Thanks for the response.
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SSG Steven Borders
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Thank you Senior Chief, and I might add what a great question to ask by the way.
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Sgt Andrew Pouliot
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While deployed at FOB Shukvani in Helmand Province last year, I was with a Dustoff unit from the Michigan/New Hampshire National Guard. They were all a great group of soldiers, I was good friends with a Lt Ronan over there (one of the UH-60 pilots). We worked great together but had the worst conditions. Sometimes their medevacs would come in when we had flights and seeing those guys often cheered me up on a bad day. The environment sucked but at least we had a good group out there.
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LCpl thanks. Fore sure especially in the biggest shit hole having the right people and right attitude makes all the difference.
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