Posted on Feb 12, 2015
TSgt Joshua Copeland
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What is RP's thoughts on this?
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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I believe that's a mistake. Families need to understand the significance of these.
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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SSgt John S. - I believe your focus is off. In Japan this wasn't more of a concern than jets flying throughout the night....sound of freedom?
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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SSgt John S. - I've lived this reality throughout my career. Like it or not, it happens but to compare it with these events is just crazy.
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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SSgt John S. I believe you're missing the point of why the music is played. 12 hour shifts were common throughout my my time as a Security Police member but 18+ hour shifts during biannual exercises was the norm especially in Japan, Germany and Korea. Definitely sound like we are too spoiled to appreciate such freedoms and what represents it..
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SGM Brigade Operations (S3) Sergeant Major
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This is the kind of PC crap that drives me insane. Your not paying any utilities, you are conveniently located close to your work, and most places you don't even have to do your own yard work.

If you don't like the bugle, move off post!
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SGM (Join to see) - They make ear plugs too. They're really cool foamy things that you mash in there that will help mute stuff.

Hell...since I have a 5 year old, I could sleep through a nuclear explosion now. All the running through the house screaming "Giddie-yup horrrrrsssssieeeeeeyy" Some people are just too sensitive.

I enjoyed listening to Taps at the end of the night. It served to remind me that no matter how bad my day was, I would still be able to wake up tomorrow and that I should be grateful for that.
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SFC(P) Tobias M.
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There are many that do not get that chance. I agree with both of you SGM (Join to see) and CPT (Join to see)
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SGM Brigade Operations (S3) Sergeant Major
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Yep you are right, the 28 years I am still serving in the Army hasn't given me the opportunity to experience any "shift work". I am sure it is grueling duty and definitely a cause to shut down an over 200 year tradition.

Hopefully you can find nice accommodations off base so your body doesn't take an even greater toll.
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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I thought that taps at night was the greatest reminder for my children to reflect on freedom and what it means. This also indicated that TAPS meant lights out and go to sleep under that freedom!
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Cpl Jeff N.
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It is a great reminder and a good way to do it with a pause at sunset.
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