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recceguy
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posted 11 August 2021 22:12      Profile for recceguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I may be off a bit on the %, but it does not alter the facts. A lot of the young, part time soldiers or cadets are looking at reg force fellas posting on this forum. They're looking for guidance, assurance and a genuine interest in gaining knowledge. They look to you for that. They likely see your responses as the final word on the subject(s). Comments like yours are not productive. I guess regs don't get hurt anymore, let's close NDMC and stop sick parades, we can save some money. Oh, and you didn't hurt my feelings. You see I've been on both sides of the fence and heard the snivelling from both reg and res about each other and that's exactly what it is, snivelling and whining. I've also seen people, from both sides, at least willing to do something to try solve the problems, rather than just slag the opposition, tell them their not worthy and go flip burgers. At least these young people try it on. Hey, it ain't for everyone. Not every reg goes from basic to retirement either. Take a pill and relax. Your technical expertise is well appreciated. We have a pretty good time here, try and enjoy it. Valid points are well accepted and debated with enthusiasm. Heck, sometimes we might(?) even admit being wrong. We don't need to belittle the efforts of others to make a point. The competition at SOCNET is the place to mindlessly rail at people. It's kind of the 22:00 hrs, fri nite, in the snakepit atmosphere of military forums. Rant ends, out.

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PS- still wondering if your the Coyote patrol attachment to my troop for 2 weeks from now.


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posted 13 August 2021 22:07      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll admit some people I know in the reserves don't really care about soldiering, they just care about impressing women, and getting money. they don't want to fight for their country.

I'm thinking of reserving because I want to get my education before I go regular, but don't want to enter after uni without some experience. some of my friends are doing this too. I've got a buddy becoming an airforce pilot after uni, and another friend doing DOTP after some years in the reserves and uni.

but then again, right now I'm even considering entering the reg force for a few years after my first year of uni, then going back to finish it off..

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posted 13 August 2021 22:13      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
guess I'll throw in another question.. It was mentioned that the army values education. So, my question now would be what the army provides for reg soldiers who want to go to university (in my case it would be finish). I was talking to a reg force guy recently, and he said there was something after so many years of service, but wasn't sure of the details. I know about the ROTP right out of high school, but I'm not doing that.. I want to be a 'real soldier' (aka. NCM) for a while before going over to the dark side (officerhood).

p.s. not making fun of officers.. I just want to be an NCM first so I know what's going on (aka to become a good officer), and so that I don't get to be a desk jockey right away.


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posted 14 August 2021 16:09      Profile for Another Recce Guy   Author's Homepage   Email Another Recce Guy   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I know you two guys talked to each other in Visoko back in 94-95. You'd almost think that two guys from Windsor could get along. Since you'll both be in Pet this weekend, sit down and have a beer together.


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posted 14 August 2021 17:05      Profile for Recce41   Email Recce41   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ha NRG
How u doin. So u ready for CAC. Sorry i will not see u. If u can come by the house in Pet. we both would like to see u an dshoot the S***. So
later have FUNN HaHa.
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posted 15 August 2021 22:44      Profile for Another Recce Guy   Author's Homepage   Email Another Recce Guy   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't make CAC this year. One week in Fort Benning and 4 in Gagetown just about used up my vacation time. I have to keep the last week for when my son is born in early December (yeah, I know, at my age). When are you guys coming home? If you can work it out, our mess dinner is December 1. We'd love to have you there. Say hello to the Mrs for me and I'll let you know the next time I'm in Pet.
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posted 31 August 2021 10:50      Profile for herbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Recce 41
Highest percentage of " toons " on a tour was 75 % that was 2 PPClI in 93. Most did a good job.
Have to agree though that weekend warrior courses are inferior so you should go out on your own time and give yourself [email protected]@@. IE ruckmarches , running stairs, circuit training, cross country PT, or whatever twisted personal torture training you can come up with.
" no [email protected]@@ like self [email protected]@@ "

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Right now there will be a max 2000$ re-embursment for reservists in post-secondary education. I'm not too sure about the rules, I think you have to parade with your unit for a year. This is also affecting how reg force can get an education, especially for NCM's. I have no idea of the details of that because I'm not reg force, but I'm sure you can get the information somewhere.
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posted 09 September 2021 21:50      Profile for McG   Email McG   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Roko:
. . . but then again, right now I'm even considering entering the reg force for a few years after my first year of uni, then going back to finish it off.

Finish university first. It is harder to motivate yourself to go back to the life of a student once you have started making money. I Know too many people who planned to take a year or two off from university, and then never did go back.

As for your questions about Engineers take a look at this Field Engineer Info.


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posted 09 September 2021 22:19      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yeah, I've decided to finish my degree first, and to join the reserves whilst in uni.. oh, and I've decided I'm probably gonna just stick with infantry if I'll be in the reserves... If I go reg force after uni, I may switch to armour or sapper then (unless I really like infantry)


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posted 10 September 2021 14:11      Profile for Yard Ape   Email Yard Ape   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Roko, have you read Infantry vs Engineers?

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