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Had an interesting moment where in a soldier had me direct dial his BN CMD while correcting him about him wearing black lipstick, earrings, finger jewlery and ripped pants.

The CMD informed me I needed to read the regulations, which I have done so.

As far as I've read and know, there has been no update that allows male soldiers to wear this off-duty while on post.
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If I see another spouse half naked in either military blouse or draped in flag, I might loose it. And then claim 'I serve to'. NO. YOU DON'T. 'Toughest job in ___(insert branch here)' I'm a military spouse and I am a Marine, and once I'm off contract, I will not be saying that we serve together while he's gone. I run the home. So do you. Period. Self-entitled lazy .......
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Asist(15 hour), environmental compliance cours(20 hour), and a journeymen liscense do they go under your mil ed on erb? Just trying to make sure they go on there.
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I had a debate today about the hypothetical that if the President of the United States broke a law on a Military Base, would the MPs be able to touch him and have jurisdiction over him? Of course I said yes, due to him being on a Military installation. But quite a few said no, because his secret service wouldn't allow it? Curious if anyone knows any actual facts to something like this happening?
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Why is it that Military Posers all use the same story- Ranger, Seal, SF, etc. ? Why don't they try a more "believable" story- Cook, Supply, Mechanic, etc. ? My best guess is because the Ranger, Seal, SF etc story is more impressive & nobody except those with any connection to the military will question the word of a soldier especially a combat soldier. Anyone else got a better answer?
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Of all the things I have done, the things that meant the most to me were just plain old genuine heartfelt "Thank You"s... with nothing more than a pat on the back. But, if I have to pick a uniform item, it would be my Ranger Tab, as it is so hard to get, and because several folks said I wouldn't make it, and I did... And, with no recycles. I ended up, through shear luck, being the honor graduate of my class 12-85.
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So I was in basic training land today to help with some medical stuff. I couldn't help but noticed all the shaved heads all over the place and then the females with 20 ft of hair. In an era where we are screaming equal treatment; is this equal?I am also wondering why does a new private have to get his head shaved in the first place? Why not just a haircut within Army Standards?

Have the lines between male and female been erased?  Are they trying to be erased or are we picking and choosing which ones we want to erase? Why does a male soldier have no choice in keeping his hair but a female does? If you love Liberty you will vote below.

ADDED: Could this be considered a form of hazing with the crackdown on hazing since this is obviously not a requirement but more of a tradition? I'm not saying I think it is I'm just asking the question. If it's not required and it doesn't apply to everyone.

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Well, well, well what do we have here?
http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/careers/2015/01/08/rtc-boot-camp-haircuts-navy/21439483/
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I was talking a to a friend from a previous unit and he told me the current XO has stated on multiple occasions that he hates enlisted personnel and thinks we're all lazy. I'd like to remind the Major that it would be difficult to accomplish anything without all the minions at his disposal. It's hard enough to correct disrespect from subordinates. How does anyone deal with disrespect from above?
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I want to know if there is anyway I can become an excelerant during this program if I have specific civilian certifications in radiology.
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Not just the typical AR, DA PAM jargan. But the meat and potatoes of what seperated you from your peers.
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I have a couple of friends who are Marines (They are both out but I know 'Once a Marine always a Marine') and I've jokingly called them jarheads and they've made fun of the Army. I'd never call someone I just met a jarhead unless they absolutely knew I was joking. I guess what I'm getting at is, do you think interservice rivalry can sometimes come off as 'offensive'' even if it's meant jokingly?
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I wear this lapel pin every day.
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I have always been curious about this and can't find anything about why.
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I deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 with Temporary Change of Station (TCS) orders that said my tour would be no longer than 270 days (about 9 months). My tour ended up being 8 months and 1 day, as my unit redeployed a few weeks early. The unit I deployed with awarded me the Overseas Service Ribbon (OSR) for having completed a tour. I arrived at my current unit a few months ago, and prior to my recent appearance at the promotion board, S1 reviewed my records and removed the OSR from my ERB, stating that I didn't serve overseas long enough to qualify for the OSR. My Platoon Sergeant is the one who made me aware of S1's decision to remove my OSR, and he hasn't disagreed with S1's decision or made any moves to investigate the situation, so I did the research on my own.

AR 600-8-22 says that the OSR is awarded to Soldiers who are credited with a normal overseas tour completion according to AR 614-30. AR 614-30 says that a Soldier has completed a tour if he serves to within 60 days of the prescribed tour. I was deployed to within 21 days of my prescribed tour, and my early return wasn't under my control or by my request; my whole unit redeployed a few weeks early. According to my research, I should be able to keep my OSR.

I'm going to print my TCS deployment orders and take them to S1 to show that my prescribed tour was only 9 months, but beyond that, I haven't decided what to do. Has anyone else been in this situation, or can anyone explain where I went wrong in my evaluation? What would you do in my situation?
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3177428/Latin-Kings-gang-member-28-accused-stabbing-death-17-year-old-transgender-girl-burying-backyard.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0uuAnulDHY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK2ECuNt6kM

'All across the country, right now, all across the world, at this very moment, there are young people coming to terms with being transgender. They’re learning that they’re different and they are trying to figure out how to handle that, on top of every other problem young people have.

'They’re getting bullied, they’re getting raped, they're getting beaten up, they’re getting murdered and they’re committing suicide. The numbers are staggering, but they are the reality of what it is like to be trans today.

'Just last month, the body of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, a transgendered young woman of color, was found in a field in Mississippi stabbed to death . . . and buried in her murder's back yard.

'Are we mature enough, do we care enough, can we stop the violence?
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Share your experience and how you cope. What you share could help other find better ways to manage their health.
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