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Sorry for the cancer. Since making this account I've enjoyed explaining US Army to people, it's almost therapeutic, but I haven't been tagged in a while. INB4 &

Since making this account I've enjoyed explaining US Army **** to people, it's almost therapeutic, but I haven't been tagged in a while.

INB4 "use google", unlike google I can actually give insight to facts and information that you wont find on the first page of results.

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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#3 - warlockrichard
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hooah
User avatar #5 to #3 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Those are Marines.


Nobody can explain Marines.
User avatar #35 to #5 - superpats
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"If you want a piece of property, send in the Marines. Afterwards, give it to the Army and hope they can hold onto it."
User avatar #6 to #5 - warlockrichard
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dude I'm not even sure Marines can explain Marines
#8 to #6 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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They really cant.
They really cant.
#9 to #8 - warlockrichard
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I saw that movie wasn't the guy in that gif "army"?
I saw that movie wasn't the guy in that gif "army"?
#11 to #9 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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He cryogenically froze a hooker.
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#12 - letrollzor
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What part of the military is it that uses this uniform?
What part of the military is it that uses this uniform?
User avatar #13 to #12 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Civilians
#14 to #13 - boothead
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So if civilians are part of the military then we are sort of a militia, so why do Liberals determine how much ammo I need to defend my family and Country?
#15 to #14 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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The reasons do not matter, the consequences are what matters.
#16 to #15 - pjers
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I saw a country where not even the police had guns & almost no one got shot.
User avatar #17 to #16 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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If nobody had guns, how did people get shot?
#21 to #17 - pjers
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alright technically some of the police have guns, just not the ones you see day to day.
User avatar #24 to #21 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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So what you are saying, is that the police are shooting unarmed men.
#26 to #24 - pjers
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on occasion they arrest the innocent sometimes too, my point was: if you have a phone are you more or less likely to phone someone. works with guns too.
User avatar #28 to #26 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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That is beside the point, your police have a specialized unit that is authorized to use a level of deadly force that the population is not allowed to defend themselves from.
#33 to #28 - pjers
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that are only called if those citizens have guns or hostages or are in any way able to kill someone before they could be stopped by other means. you're in the army right? say you broke a law & that's why the police are after you even if you have a lawful reason to have that gun you "defend" yourself with you have still just added assault with a deadly weapon to the charges. if the citizenry have no guns (no one needs a gun that's what police are for, defence.) then the net chance of a policeman needing to use deadly force to protect themselves or others drops dramatically, if the police have guns the chance of them using them goes up. you are never permitted to "defend" yourself from the police with physical force if you do they stop you one way or another.
User avatar #34 to #33 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Some people believe that you are always allowed to defend yourself, with whatever force you deem necessary, from whoever is attacking you.
#36 to #34 - pjers
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through proper channels like a lawyer & proper argument, if they have an arrest warrant for you there is very little you can do about it. innocent till proven guilty exists primarily to stop trial by combat which would just get you killed, by obeying the law as it pertains to you with regard to police procedure would get them off your back far less terminally than a shoot out, fisticuffs or fencing match.
User avatar #38 to #36 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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The problem being, you have to survive long enough to present you argument.
#40 to #38 - pjers
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yes & I stand a better chance of presenting my argument than you would of seeing the following day.
User avatar #42 to #40 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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If thee police are using lethal force against you, you really do not have any chance of presenting an argument the next day.
#49 to #42 - pjers
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they wouldn't be because I wouldn't escalate it that far. you suggested using lethal force against the police, that will get you shot anywhere.
User avatar #55 to #49 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Every day the police kill unarmed people, they are human and they make mistakes. I fail to see how defending myself from another human who is trying to kill me is wrong.
#37 to #36 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Innocent till proven guilty exists to place the burden of proof on the accuser...    
   
What is your country of origin? Because I'm not sure if you just don't understand your legal system, or if you are from one of the countries where the legal system is not based on the British system of law.
Innocent till proven guilty exists to place the burden of proof on the accuser...

What is your country of origin? Because I'm not sure if you just don't understand your legal system, or if you are from one of the countries where the legal system is not based on the British system of law.
#39 to #37 - pjers
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seriously think about it if you are accused of a crime & you knew you could not prove your innocence, you'd fight every step of the way. I did I agree use an argument specific phraseology ^this^ is what I meant by trial by combat, literally fighting every bloody centimetre is the only way to stop it just being a popularity contest. incidentally what a law does is not the same as why it is, the right to bare arms was perhaps once useful & necessary law when the primary difference between armed civilians & the army was one was all wearing the same colour, the reason it still exists is because guns are cool, the difference between civilian weapons & military weapons has widened so much that the average civilian could pauper themselves & still be under equipped, it was initially instituted because the USA couldn't afford a real army so they put this bit of doggerel in as posturing a way of saying we've all got guns, despite the fact that in England at the time almost everyone had a gun anyway.
#41 to #39 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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The right to keep and bear arms was intended for people to protect themselves from their government. The M4/M16  the standard issue infantry weapon in the US military  is vastly inferior to most rifles that any civilian in most states can purchase.   
   
 Seriously, what country are you from, you sound you know nothing about the history and development of the US legal system that you did not learn from watching TV
The right to keep and bear arms was intended for people to protect themselves from their government. The M4/M16 the standard issue infantry weapon in the US military is vastly inferior to most rifles that any civilian in most states can purchase.

Seriously, what country are you from, you sound you know nothing about the history and development of the US legal system that you did not learn from watching TV
#50 to #41 - pjers
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really though think about that too do you think that would work? it was a piece of 200 year old international posturing couched in terms most people would support. a rifle is a rifle but a tank is not an armoured car and a Cessna is not a fighter U get me?
User avatar #53 to #50 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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You are ******* retarded if you think any US soldier would use a tank against US civilians, more so if you think any pilot would start strafing them. They join the military to protect their countrymen, not murder them.
#57 to #53 - pjers
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weren't you just describing attempted succession? And do I recall a line about domestic enemies in a certain oath?
#44 to #26 - luderudecrude
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explain then how so many people own guns, and almost no one shoots anyone.
#51 to #44 - pjers
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if I give you a phone are you more or less likely to make a call?
#19 to #17 - pjers
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the po-po
#18 to #17 - pjers
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#20 to #18 - boothead
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Ah but in a country where not even the police own guns a guy with a sword can take over a town.
#23 to #20 - anon id: 1a56a914
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except that is stupid
#22 to #20 - pjers
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you underestimate the average kitchen knife, and the police have sticks, mace & unarmed combat training.
#67 - griffmaster
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another vet here i do enjoy your post everything you explained was 100% accurate and i thank you for it. Army Active duty unfortunately i was a 14e PATRIOT missile operator.
#68 to #67 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Nice, thanks man.   
   
That's a smart MOS to choose, I heard you guys hardly ever deploy, and when you do it is to some sweet ass locations. The only time I ever even saw any ADA was in Qatar, and that's a nice place to be.    
   
 It took me 2 days to find the Chili's, turns out when they laughed and said it was next to the pool, they weren't just giving me ****.
Nice, thanks man.

That's a smart MOS to choose, I heard you guys hardly ever deploy, and when you do it is to some sweet ass locations. The only time I ever even saw any ADA was in Qatar, and that's a nice place to be.

It took me 2 days to find the Chili's, turns out when they laughed and said it was next to the pool, they weren't just giving me ****.
#69 to #68 - griffmaster
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Yea, for the most part some very sweet locations. my BN deployed to Qutar, Kuwait, and UAE. after main body all left my battery was called to rapid deploy to Jordan. but that was some time ago. now i stillll help military members working in a call center for USAA.
#70 to #69 - griffmaster
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Only part i didnt like about the job was it was 20% physical and 70% staying awake and watching a scope. and finally 10% actually doing what you were trained to do.
#72 to #70 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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That's what a lot of jobs are like, just a constant background of stress waiting for something to happen. I had gray hairs at 21.
#71 to #69 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Oh ****, that reminds me, I may be late with the home and auto payment this month.
Oh ****, that reminds me, I may be late with the home and auto payment this month.

#73 to #71 - griffmaster
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Lol, I'm with the things that get people in trouble... credit cards.
#43 - luderudecrude
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usarmyexplain this, why are the flags on the arm of the uniform backwards?
#45 to #43 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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I actually attempt to correct misconceptions about this frequently. The rule of thumb for wearing a flag on a uniform is, the colors advance; meaning the flag is worn in a way that it would appear if it were being carried forward.

So if it is on the left shoulder the stars go to the front, or if it is on the right shoulder the stars also go to the front.

Pic related, A goes on the left side, B goes on the right. This applies to uniforms as well as vehicles. It is a military tradition and regulation, while there are guidelines for how civilians should display flags, they are not legally binding.
#46 to #45 - luderudecrude
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That's pretty cool. I never knew why they were backwards, just started noticing it a few years ago. has it always been that way?
#47 to #46 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Pretty much forever...Well, since they have been part of the uniform. I really blame hollywood for a lot of misconceptions about the military.
#48 to #47 - luderudecrude
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I tried to enlist. my vision is too bad so I couldn't. I learn as much about the militray as I can. Even proved to a marine I know more about the marines than he did. However, without someone to ask questions directly to, it's hard to get an answer when you don't know where to look. Thank you
User avatar #52 to #48 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Well, I'm glad I could help, I was one of the few people that actually read the manuals and regulations that applied to me, it's really dry but easy reading.

They have been tightening standards because of the planned cutbacks, just wait till we have a new war, then they will take anyone who is willing.
#54 to #52 - luderudecrude
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I havent been following the situation in Crimea anymore, but if that pops off wrong, I still wont likely be accepted, I am nearly blind in my left eye. But I can go to Alaska and defend home soil. People think of Russia as being so far away, but it's only 80 miles (i think) off the coast of Alaska.
User avatar #56 to #54 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Our current president is not going to go to war, he is cutting the military back to the bone. They are talking about making it pre-WWII levels.
#58 to #56 - luderudecrude
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This is where you're going to hate me. We should cut back our military. Our budget is disgustingly huge. bigger than the next 20 in a row, 18 of which are allies. They could slash the budget down be a ridiculous amount and make up the difference with efficiency. As to whether or not Obama would go to war is irrelevant. It's not his decision, that's on congress.
User avatar #59 to #58 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Obama still has veto power, and neither party has the control of government to push it through.

Cutbacks yes, but there is a lot of spending in the budget that need to be cut back before the military. The fact that that maintenance contracts charge around $4000 a day for 1 civilian to do work that soldiers are trained to do for a fraction of the price. Or that instead of using a military we are spending billions on contractors, the state department has one of the largest private armies working for them. Any and all foreign aid, I mean we are paying millions to give condoms to prostitutes in Mexico, giving grants to Chinese students to study the arts in China, and billions to countries like Egypt.

Every time they have cut military or VA budget over the past 6 years, spending has gone up elsewhere.
#60 to #59 - luderudecrude
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Granted, cutbacks can be done everywhere in government. I like the idea of getting rid of as many jobs as possible in the government and having soldiers who are not deployed in a combat zone do some jobs. Why buy M16s when you can build them? **** like that. You're going to pay an E1 the same regardless of his duties, may as well make him do something that anyone can do, but someone else gets over paid for.
User avatar #61 to #60 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Exactly, I was an imagery analyst in the army, and those sons of bitches contracted out, paying millions a month, for an outside agency to do imagery analysis for us. And it was really ****** work, because it took a really long time to go through the process to get imagery from them, some times it would take weeks for them to respond, and you were SOL on a weekend. I flipped my **** when I found out some of my subordinate units were having their requests diverted to them, when I was doing the same thing, but I was on time, on duty or on call 24/7, and I was a short walk or a phone call away from the guys requesting my imagery.

I looked into it, and most of the people they had working for them were imagery analysis school dropouts or completely inexperienced scrubs. And this company was getting paid millions, and billing the army for the satellite time they had to rent. They were renting time from government satellites.
#62 to #61 - luderudecrude
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I bet, I just bet, we could have an efficiency expert go through the military, stream line **** and cut the budget in half or less with no depreciation in capabilities. If not an increase in readiness. They don't want that though. The sloppier it is, the easier it is to move money around. If you cleaned everything up, waste, bribes and theft would stick out like a sore thumb to anyone auditing the spending.
#63 to #62 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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I ****** know.  I'd do it for free.
I ****** know. I'd do it for free.

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The **** is so ****** up, that nobody knows how to fix it. Their idea of streamlining it is just combining MOSs, but that really doesn't work. They combined Imagery Analyst with Measurements and Signals Intelligence Analyst, they turned two 6 months schools into one 4 month school, and units started getting soldiers that couldn't tell their asshole from a hole in the ground. That's when they started going with contractors for imagery.
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The man in this picture is a filthy casual. A real soldier would don his wet weather overshoes and wade in.

This is why I never joined the national guard.
User avatar #25 - spamm
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Which MOS is best MOS?
User avatar #27 to #25 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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96R
User avatar #29 to #27 - spamm
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Is that what you are? If so how long you've been in the Army?
User avatar #30 to #29 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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lol, hell no, they phased out 96R in like 2006. I'm out of the army. I was just extremely impressed by all of the ones I actually met.
User avatar #31 to #30 - spamm
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lol oh well. Lucky you, enjoy the civilian life.
User avatar #32 to #31 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Thanks man.
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what about he second page??
#2 to #1 - usarmyexplain [OP]
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Im really not sure, nobody looks at the second page.
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I like to go to page 2... just see the werid ****
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In the street of the blind, the one eyed man is called the Guiding Light
In the street of the blind, the one eyed man is called the Guiding Light