posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 06:26 AM
Originally posted by wrkn4livn
Originally posted by iwan2ski
Originally posted by wWizard
uhhhh... yeah... sounds like he's just trying to get out of jury duty man. If he's part of the Reserve forces, he definitely isn't serving for
three weeks. Reserve units meet once a month for a few days at most, and can only meet so much in a given year.
While you may be right that he could be trying to get out of Jury Duty...You have a misconception (like many others) that the Reserve and Guard
service is ONLY one weekend a month.
I've served six years active duty and thought the same about the Guard as you do, until I left Active Duty for a Full-Time position in the
Maryland Air National Guard. We in the Reserve/Guard do have a full time staff called Technicians or AGR (Active Guard Reservist) and work everyday
just like the Active Duty.
Our "Weekend Warriors" are called traditionals and though they mostly come in one week a month for UTA (Drill) they also can be put on orders to
deploy, go TDY, or even work on base for days, weeks or months as the mission calls for, this includes exercises as well.
You should be a little more carful about posting duty status and things like this... It's safe to say Reservist can be called up as needed.
Information as innocuous as how much milk is being sent to a base can be used against us.
I appreciate your concern, but the info I provided can all be googled. No sensitives, No worries, but thanks again for your concern!