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Mobilizing

Post by The Dark Side of Will » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:54 pm

I've been mobilized. I'm going to Afghanistan for a year to work with an Embedded Training Team (Google it).

I report in the 3rd week of May for three months of training and will be in the 'Stan by the end of August. 15 months total.

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by whipped » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:05 pm

Fuck. Well, I'll give you the advice I've given everyone going over there... Trust no one. Keep your head down.

I think we need to give you a proper sendoff. With balloons. And steaks. And hookers. Actually forget the balloons and steaks.
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Re: Mobilizing

Post by AkursedX » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:07 pm

So this'll bump the world's longest northstar build back to 2015? lol

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Post by Shaun41178(2) » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:12 pm

well I guess that means you won't be making it to florida then.
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Re: Mobilizing

Post by Aaron » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:03 pm

That sucks Will. On the other hand, you can't complain about the pay checks.
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Re: Mobilizing

Post by Nashco » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:52 pm

Sucks to be you! Seriously, stay safe.

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by Unsafe At Any Speed » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:53 pm

I'll go instead if they can swing that... :)

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by The Dark Side of Will » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:00 am

whipped wrote:Fuck. Well, I'll give you the advice I've given everyone going over there... Trust no one. Keep your head down.

I think we need to give you a proper sendoff. With balloons. And steaks. And hookers. Actually forget the balloons and steaks.
Spanks! I've already had a couple of Chicas promise me "proper sendoffs", but the more the merrier!
AkursedX wrote:So this'll bump the world's longest northstar build back to 2015? lol

Be safe man.
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Shaun41178(2) wrote:well I guess that means you won't be making it to florida then.
I lived in Pensacola for three years. Why on earth would I want to go back to Florida?

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Aaron wrote:That sucks Will. On the other hand, you can't complain about the pay checks.
Embrace the suck.
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Unsafe At Any Speed wrote:I'll go instead if they can swing that... :)
I'm sure you can go TOO if you ask nicely. I want to go. I'm looking forward to it. I think it will be a great opportunity. It'll give me some sweet resume candy when I get back and maybe open the door to going back to the 'Stan as a contractor making twice as much money while staying inside the wire.

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by eHoward » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:09 am

That's a good attitude to have. Do you know what you're training people in?

Stay safe and keep us updated when you have the chance.
want to go. I'm looking forward to it. I think it will be a great opportunity. It'll give me some sweet resume candy when I get back and maybe open the door to going back to the 'Stan as a contractor making twice as much money while staying inside the wire.

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Post by Indy » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:17 pm

whipped wrote:Fuck. Well, I'll give you the advice I've given everyone going over there... Trust no one. Keep your head down.

I think we need to give you a proper sendoff. With balloons. And steaks. And hookers. Actually forget the balloons and steaks.
I'd recommend keeping the balloons and steaks, as long as the steaks are actually blow.

Stay safe over there.

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Post by Unsafe At Any Speed » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:04 pm

Yeah, I would like to get deployed. I figure somebody has to do it. Why not me instead of some guy with a wife and kids he'd be leaving at home. I think I have one of the few jobs that doesn't get deployed though.

Oh wait, I forgot that I'm at a deployed, trigger-pulling battle position right now... :)

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Post by Fastback86 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:34 am

eHoward wrote:That's a good attitude to have. Do you know what you're training people in?

Stay safe and keep us updated when you have the chance.
want to go. I'm looking forward to it. I think it will be a great opportunity. It'll give me some sweet resume candy when I get back and maybe open the door to going back to the 'Stan as a contractor making twice as much money while staying inside the wire.
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Seriously though, stay safe over there.
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Re: Mobilizing

Post by lucky » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:54 am

Look out for camel spiders.

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by Blue Shift » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:49 am

Gotta watch out for those showers over there:

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Good luck dude, stay safe!

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by The Dark Side of Will » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:02 pm

Unsafe At Any Speed wrote:Yeah, I would like to get deployed. I figure somebody has to do it. Why not me instead of some guy with a wife and kids he'd be leaving at home. I think I have one of the few jobs that doesn't get deployed though.

Oh wait, I forgot that I'm at a deployed, trigger-pulling battle position right now... :)

Yep, you're on the front lines of the push-button war... Air Force Stylez, j0!!11!eleven!! ;-)

Don't have any w&k's, so I'm a good candidate for mobilizing.
Unortuantely that means no heirs, either :-( Gotta get back in one piece to spread combat proven war hero/rocket scientist DNA.

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by dgzfiero » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:24 pm

Like everyone else is saying, stay safe over there.

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by Mach10 » Mon May 04, 2009 8:57 pm

I'll basically be Robocop, only still alive and without being half machine.
Try to keep it that way, huh?

Stay safe, stay alert, and keep your head down.
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Re: Mobilizing

Post by Boscolingus » Thu May 07, 2009 7:07 pm

HAHA, throw a Fiero emblem on the front and sail panels on the side of the HUMVEE, haha
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Post by The Dark Side of Will » Thu May 07, 2009 7:32 pm

The Plan is simply that from which we deviate.

In early Feb I put in a request to redesignate to CB's.
In late Feb I got my mobilization orders.
About 3 weeks ago, I received word that my request had been accepted.

So now I'll be going to Iraq for a year working with the Army Corps of Engineers at the end of July. I'll be in Columbia, SC from the end of June through the end of July.

In preparation for doing CB things, I need to learn how to be a CB. I'll be in Port Hueneme, CA for three weeks starting on the 17th. After that I'll be in Abuquerque, NM for about two weeks, then off for two weeks and then to Columbia.

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Re: Mobilizing

Post by The Dark Side of Will » Thu May 07, 2009 7:37 pm

eHoward wrote:That's a good attitude to have. Do you know what you're training people in?
I'm not going to be doing that anymore (I think...), buuut... In teaching people who've never been in a military or police unit how to do things that only a unit can do, probably the biggest thing would be teaching them how to be a unit. However, since they're largely subsistence farmers, a great many of them will probably need to start with learning how to tie their shoes (not joking). They're also largely illiterate, so written instructions are useless.

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