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Originally posted by Aberinkula
I got separated before completing training. When I went to MEPS and got checked out, the guy said I have flat feet, which was an auto-disqualification. He said he wasn't putting it down on the paper work so I could get in, as everything else about me was tip-top shape. In training, my flat feet (plantar fasciitis) acted up severely to the point that I woke up one morning in week 3 and couldn't walk. I as sent to a doctor, where it was confirmed I have flat feet and was sent to the 319th TRS, the medical flight. I spent 4 weeks there before they sent me home. The Air Force threatened to throw me in jail AND sued me. Why? Because they said I knew about my flat feet before I enlisted. I told them that MEPS told me I had flat feet but the guy didn't put it on my papers. They didn't believe me, and of course MEPS denied everything. I settled out of court. I got a plane ticket home. No benefits, nothing. To this day I have permanent damage from basic training that I have to pay out of my pocket to take care of because all this.
That's my story.
Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by NeoAstra
Wouldn't your autism disqualify you anyways? I would have thought something like that would. I know my friend was having major issues just because he had surgery on his right wrist.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
I can't believe this thread.
You all should be ashamed of yourselves, PERIOD.
You know, when all hell breaks loose, and you guys are busy wetting yourselves, you're going to begging for the military to come and protect and/or save you. I hope they take names off of this site and save your sorry butts last.
So let me get this straight:
-- You're mad at the military for war? Learn the process - they have no say whatsoever. You think they ask each soldier his/her opinion? What a joke.
-- You were promised things during recruitment you didn't get? SHOCK! This same complaint can be applied to credit card companies, mortgages, insurance companies, etc. LEARN TO READ THE FINE PRINT.
-- Recruiters claim it's all fun and glamorous? You're being asked to train for the hardest physical job in the world, possibly fight in a war, and serve in various countries all over the world -- and you need to ask if this is fun? More than 5500 soldiers have been killed in the last seven years alone -- does that sound fun?
What would you like them to say: This job sucks and will kill you in one of three ways: physically, mentally, or in combat. And the people you are PROTECTING will turn their backs on you and call you dogs?! Sign here.
I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I HAVE 4 FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE SERVED IN THREE WARS. And ALL 4 of them, yes all four, have never been more proud of their service and would do anything to protect OUR country.
Is it for everyone? No, of course not. BUT TO THOSE THAT CHOOSE IT -- THANK YOU
[edit on 20-6-2009 by lpowell0627]
Originally posted by BeyondBelow
I as most others on this site are not at all interested in reading your posts.
, I'm almost certain that I can apply the same bad apple ratio to a number of other things people hold near and dear, like Religious figures, Teachers, Law Enforcement officers, Senators, Representatives, Doctors...
Originally posted by wyleecoyote
If a possible recruit came in tomorrow and asked you if he/she would be truly fighting for our county's freedom if sent to Iraq what would you tell them?
Do you truly believe that by constantly invading other countries you are gaining any freedom for Americans?
We had more freedom before the patriot act, invading Iraq didn't give any of that back.
In fact, the more we invade, the more freedoms are taken away from American people under the guise of war time.
anyone who recruits for war and death has already lost my respect.
It is not often we get others on here willing to stand up and say something to dispute what a lot of these paranoid fools are spouting out of their ignorant mouths about not only the military as a whole - but specific parts of it as well.
Originally posted by Bearack
First off, thinking the patriot act and the Iraq war have anything in common shows little attention to the events around you.
Second, war, at times is a necessary evil in more ways than not. Maybe some day, humanity will evolve passed their peaty differences and need to destroy others unlike them, but until then, we need a strong military that can, and will wreak havoc on those who wish to do us harm.
And lastly, the military is just not a war machine out to destroy anything and everything. Most of the technology we enjoy today was brought to you by our military. The internet, GPS, MRI's etc.
Originally posted by Dallas87
I'm an electricians mate and answer me this how am I killing innocent people workin on electrical wire how am I evil?
Originally posted by JesusBorba
First off you seen to be the one paying little attention to the events, you think it's a coincidence that the Patriot Act came after 911, only through fear could they pass such a anti constiutional piece of crap like the PA and the Military Commissions Act of 2006, your Bill of Rights is under attack, i just hope they don't take away your guns, like they did in others countries before they turn into police states (USSR, China, etc.)
Yeah war is a necessary evil when a crazy # like Hiltler shows up, you don't need to bomb civilians (not ever btw, not even with Hitler), to find the buggyman in some cave in Afghanistan. And you only went to Iraq to find what again?WMS was another bs propaganda to scare the big jesus out of the people and throw public opinion in favor of the "necessary evil".
Yeah the military needs the tech to do their job, and as you have shown they even made money by selling this tech after they have invented it, just like a corporation right?
[edit on 22-6-2009 by JesusBorba]
Originally posted by nh_ee
reply to post by Juston
The OP is using this site in order to acquire new leads which just isn't right.
Why is it that a representative of the government is allowed to "U2U" and "email" people from a public website known to be frequented by young adults for his own gain ?