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What is your favorite military weapon you've ever used. It can be because of its lethality or just because it made you want get up and yell "MURICA". Keep it within the military arsenal though. It can be anywhere from a K-Bar to an A-10. But you yourself have to have used it or shot it.

My favorite weapon that I have ever used is the M134 Minigun. If you're ever in doubt unload massive amounts of freedom on your enemies.
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This Soldier says they forgot to put "finger waves" on the not allowed list and she's gonna rock out with them. Is this authorized? Is this faddish? And why do Soldier's keep doing this to themselves making themselves famous for the wrong reasons?
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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 was active for 8 years, deployed with the 101st to Afghan in 08-09 and got out, joined the reserves in '14, joined ROTC in Fall '15. I could have done OCS since I already had my bachelor's, but instead opted to get my Master's and managed to claw my way into ROTC. It's taking 2.5 years but I have a buddy who just graduated and is taking the 3 month route in OCS. I might be a little jealous...
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Remember to keep it professional. We can fill in the blanks if needed.
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This is the flip side, what was the worst unit you were ever in or saw and why?
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Over the last 10-12 years, I can count on one hand the number of times I have not been "randomly" selected to participate in urinalysis. I once had a streak of 17 consecutive months of being randomly selected. Now this doesn't bother me because I know I am clean. But it does raise the question when you look around and every month out of the 10-12 guys selected, you see the same 4-5 guys
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There is a new book / documentary project, "Generals and Grunts" by Cindy Gonzalez (http://walkingwith.net) that is supported by General Jim Mattis (CENTCOM, ret.), Lt.Gen. Frank Libutti (MARFORPAC, ret.), B.Gen. Matt Brodrick (24th MEU, ret.), and Sergeants Major Bryan Battaglia (SEAC, ret.), Jim Kuiken (MARFORPAC, ret.), and Ron Himsworth (II MEF and 2nd MarDiv, ret.), among others.

This project "explores the United States Marine Corps ethos and how it can save the American spirit that is spiraling out of control, and looks at the deep-seated determination that drives the modern day Spartan to go full-force and leave no man behind. How can we gain strength and insight from an organization that stands firm in “Retreat, hell, we just got here!”? How when applying the Corps training of mind, body, and spirit, can we revive the Spirit of 1776 and the citizen driven government and humanity?"

"If you had one piece of advice for our Participation Trophy culture and 10 Second Media Sound Bite Society, what would that be? Well if you’re a Marine, it just might be, “Quit your whining, and suck it up…ma’am!” (read more about the project here - (http://walkingwith.net) to see why these Generals and SgtsMaj. are supporting this project.

What are your thoughts? Can our warrior ethos be an inspiration to general society, or are we too far separated?
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Marine Gen. John F. Kelly has been selected as secretary of homeland security. This is the third former member of the military’s brass to serve at the highest levels of Trump's administration, and voices have been raised with concern about so many military members in his administration. It's possible, Trump may enlist two more generals to serve in his administration - Panic ensues!

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee said, “Each of these individuals may have great merit in their own right, but what we’ve learned over the past 15 years is that when we view problems in the world through a military lens, we make big mistakes.” So let's take a look at the world through the lens of Senator Murphy's.

Senator Murphy's Voting Record

Sen. Murphy is a leading gun advocate.

In 2015 he Voted for the FY2016 Omnibus Spending bill to increase foreign workers and refugees Rep. Murphy voted in favor of H.R. 2029, the Omnibus Spending bill for 2016. This legislation would increase the number of H-2B low-skilled, non-agricultural guest worker visas issued in 2016 from 66,000 to 264,000. It also increased funding for refugee resettlement to allow for an increase of 10,000 refugees in 2016.

In 2015: Voted to protect Sanctuary Cities. Sen. Murphy voted FOR the McConnell amendment to substitute the text of HR 240 with language that would provide full and unrestricted funding for President Obama's unconstitutional and illegal Executive Amnesties.

Voted in favor of the DREAM Act amnesty that would allow any illegal alien under the age of 30 to receive amnesty.

He voted against verification amendments to the heath reform act that would allow illegal aliens to participate.

Opposed a committee amendment to prevent illegal aliens from accessing taxpayer-funded health care in 2009.

Voted in favor of allowing illegal aliens to vote in union elections (H.R. 800).

[Source: Congressional Voting Records]

Senator Murphy is just one example of the many critics of military appointees.

The point in looking at his voting record is to look at his values, and discover his possible concerns over the retired military generals serving in the Trump administration.

After looking at his voting record he has more of a record about being concerned over benefits to illegal aliens then other bills. There wasn't any articles that I could find where he directly served the citizens of Connecticut.

The real question here is why retired military, or those that served, should be disqualified for civilian public service. Should not their service be predicated on their qualifications to serve in that capacity?

Why would not qualified military leaders bring a sober voice about the risks of using military power? In the case where it cannot be avoided, plan a winning strategy that mitigates the risk to our warriors, and a win for the USA?

Isn't it possible that military people will bring a cautionary note to any campaign, and be an improvement over some of the civilian leaders in the past?
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I use Corel PhotoPaint to crop photos, adjust colors, and remove red eye. However, there is a part of me that thinks about buying PhotoShop and diving in. In the days of film, I loved working in the darkroom. PhotoShop fulfills that purpose today. It definitely makes "seeing is believing" a thing of the past...
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I understand you receive a number of benefits for being a recipient of the award, such as; $1200 per month for life, 10% increase in military retirement pension, qualified dependents are automatically approved for attendance at military academies, commissary and PX privileges for life, the list goes on and on. Just wondering why the ones that had under 20 years wouldn't finish. Any thoughts on this?

Please follow the this link for more information.

http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2011/06/the-benefits-for-medal-of-honor-recipeints/
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So I saw my first military poser today at Wal-Mart of all places. Had Army ACUs, popped collar, what looked like a white turtleneck and Doc Marten's boots, patrol cap on indoors, no name tapes anywhere, Marine Corps Globe-and-Anchor on his pc, no unit patches and an American flag patch with no stars. I asked him what unit he was in, he responded with being an E-7 petty officer in the Navy.

Annnnnd, go...
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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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Clarification: The question is about the impact on healthcare cost of routine barrage of threats that give rise to concern on the part of many citizens that their quality of life will be destroyed by discrimination sanctioned by a president who directly and indirectly sanctions discriminatory behaviors that would have been unthinkable under any president since slavery was abolished and women and minorities were granted right to vote. Fear of discriminatory acts is rampant.

The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/new-ptsd-post-trump-stress-disorder

n.b. In spite of Trump's campaign promise to dismantle Obama's ACA - it would appear that he will retain most major portions of the ACA - including those portions guaranteeing coverage for previously uninsurable patients - and coverage for pre-existing conditions for otherwise insurable patients. The point of retaining these rather costly provisions of the ACA is to collect insurance premiums from patients whose care would otherwise fall to free government subsidized federal block grant supported community hospital / clinic care programs.
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