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A Free Man

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posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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After 4 years, 350 combat flight hours, 150 flight hours at home, 22,000 hours of maintenance, tragedies, happiness and learning to embrace the suck, I am finally done with the United States Army.

It was the best 4 years I could ask for.

And before the trolls start, Yes I am proud of my service, no I don't care about your political objections to it, no I don't care how you feel about it.




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

CONGRATS SOLDIER AND WELCOME BACK! ! ! ! ! ! !





Thanks for your service Sir!!!!




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Thank you kindly.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn


You should sign back up, do another tour man.... they'll need plenty of people soon enough.
Good on you though, if you enjoyed it and got something out of it, what does it matter what anyone else thinks?




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
After 4 years, 350 combat flight hours, 150 flight hours at home, 22,000 hours of maintenance, tragedies, happiness and learning to embrace the suck, I am finally done with the United States Army.

It was the best 4 years I could ask for.

And before the trolls start, Yes I am proud of my service, no I don't care about your political objections to it, no I don't care how you feel about it.


Awesome!

Don't be above seeing a therapist a couple of times just to help readjust, whether or not you've seen combat. Drastic life changes are drastic life changes.

Now relax for a long time then continue being awesome.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: blupblup
a reply to: projectvxn


You should sign back up, do another tour man.... they'll need plenty of people soon enough.
Good on you though, if you enjoyed it and got something out of it, what does it matter what anyone else thinks?



Can't. Medical separation. My back got smashed on a hard landing during an air assault.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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Thank you for your service.

You are one of my heroes on this site.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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Welcome bk!






posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I'm no hero man.


I'm just a dude that did some stuff and some things.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 03:10 PM
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Your family must be over the moon! I hope you've made a full recovery or at least will very soon. Happy Thanksgiving



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

I'm good. Just can't wear body armor or run 20 miles a week anymore.

I'm only going to be running 8 miles per week and hopefully never wearing body armor again.

Happy Turkey day to you as well.
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posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

There is no such thing as a "free man".

But wishing you all the love and peace in the world.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Well at the very least I don't have to deal with idiot officers, good idea fairies, and inept NCOs anymore.

At least dumb privates can be made smart with tutelage and experience. But that's not my problem anymore.


At least I'm free of the Army.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Good riddance (to the army).

Now you have to deal with petty cops, tax-collectors, bureaucrats and matriarchs.

No just kidding (well not entirely).

Probably true to say that unless we live alone on a desert island, we cannot escape systems of power.
We merely exchange them.
Power (as a system of control) runs through our very discourse.

But they're not all the same.
Some are more harsher and direct than others.
edit on 25-11-2015 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn
Enjoy your freedom. Thank you for your service.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I will, thank you.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman




Good riddance (to the army).


Don't get me wrong. As happy as I may be to not be in the rigid world of military service anymore, I thoroughly enjoyed being a soldier.

From basic combat training, to deployment. Even with some of the bad experiences, I will take those 4 years as a positive.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:44 PM
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Glad you're a free man now! Thank you for your service! Hugs!



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Good to hear sir.

I hope that your life continues to offer you opportunities to challenge and improve yourself, that your thread proves long, and remains uncut for many years to come, and that joy finds you in the meantime



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Yes indeed.
Enjoy the "freedom".
Many options and choices - the world is your oyster.
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