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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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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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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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I know about Penn Foster. IMO they are a great alternative school. Unfortunately they only offer 2 bachelor level degrees. I would like to hear about other similar options.
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I am prior service USMC infantry going over to ARNG aviation in hopes of being selected for WOFT. Due to my graduate school schedule and internships I cannot attend AIT for the MOS I am going in to right away. I will technically be an 11B in a 15T slot. How long can I remain in the unit non MOSQ for 15T? I am hoping to be selected for aviation prior to needing to attend MOS school for 15T.
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Can someone please share his insightful experience of MOS 68Alpha from AIT to Duty station. I really want to know what the mos is all about, what to expect in AIT, the school curriculum, day to day activities, tips and advice on how to succeed in AIT and life after AIT. My google search did not provide much details. Thanks
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I have been dealing with this a lot. I have seen both ways. As per AR 600–25 the junior person should salute. I see a 1LT senior to a 2LT and I salute them. I have seen many instances where this does not happen. Most see a LT as a LT regardless of being a 1st or 2nd. How do you all feel about this?

"B. All Army personnel in uniform are required to salute when they meet and recognize persons entitled to the salute. Salutes will be exchanged between officers (commissioned and warrant) and enlisted personnel, and with personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States..."
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Ok, I know there are a number of discussions about the proliferation of awards but I have a slightly different question.&nbsp; What is your opinion on the "Cold War Medal"?&nbsp; Those of us that served between wars from 1945 through 1991 did not receive any recognition for keeping the Nuclear Peace.&nbsp; <br><br>Over the years, bills have been introduced in five separate Congress' for the authorization of a Cold War Victory Medal or Cold War Service Medal. To date bills have successfully passed both houses but get stripped out in committee. All medal bills have been vehemently opposed by the U.S. Department of Defense. On February 17, 2011, Senator Olympia Snowe (ME) and on May 24, 2011, Representative Steve Israel (NY-2) reintroduced legislation in the Senate and House, respectively, that the Secretary of Defense concerned may issue a service medal, to be known as the `Cold War Service Medal', to Cold War veterans who meet the criteria.<br><br>If the concern is cost of distribution of the Medal, I, for one, would be willing to obtain my own.&nbsp; I just feel that there needs to be more recognition than the cheesy piece of paper that has been authorized. <br><br>What say you?<br>
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I have an extensive amateur boxing background and want to know what's the process of joining all army boxing team also am I allowed to become a pro while on active duty? Will they have a problem with income made while boxing?
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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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So when wearing ASUs, you wear all your unit awards (self and unit). When wearing the Dress Blues version (with bowtie), I know you remove your DUI. The part I haven't been able to find in either AR or DAPAM 670-1 is whether you only wear your own unit awards (as you would in a DA Photo), or if you wear your unit's as well.

Thanks to those who help out. NCOs can always learn something.
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Who is more highly respected? A Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, A Warrant Officer, or a Commissioned Officer? And Why do you believe this?
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This has always been a pet peeve of mine. &nbsp;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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I have heard and seen many Middle East veterans downplay service during the Cold War. While there are many vets that served in both, I believe many veterans misunderstand the mission during the Cold War. If the balloon had gone up, mankind and our world would be a much different place. I believe the mission was to preserve the peace, because a NATO vs Warsaw Pact war was unthinkable. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions dead and Europe, if not the world, in ruin. Such a war would have dwarfed the Middle East campaigns. Through nearly constant training, exercises, blood, sweat, tears and yes.... casualties we made crossing that border far to deadly for The Warsaw Pact to consider. The mission was peace through deterrence....Mission accomplished. I appreciate all who have served in combat theaters, please just remember that combat is not always the mission, and veterans that have not engaged the enemy are no less a veteran than those that have.
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Hey everyone, so i made the switch from IRR to Reserve because i want to pursue a career in IT, and i figured this will really help me get my foot in the door. Im not too tech savy but i can learn quick, i was wondering if anyone has helpful advice or tips for AIT. Also what should i study or read up on so i wont be too lost when i go there.
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