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%#$@#? Army
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kraig WY    Posted 01-09-2003 at 10:45:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm in the retired reserve (gray area), a son in the reserve (proir service), step son in the reserve, another son in the Navy, and my wife's in the IRR (inactive ready reserve).
So guess which one get called up,

Me, no such luck, THEY GOT MY WIFE.

Now ain't that a bunch of happy horse pucky.

How the he!! am I gonna eat.

Dern, it my job not her's.

$#%@#*&% Army


Old Sarge    Posted 01-09-2003 at 18:31:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah and they don't want any retired 67Z's either. Especially one that retired 31 years ago come 1 March. Oh well. Just wish they'd pass H.R. 303 so's I could get my earned retirement pay.


TomH    Posted 01-09-2003 at 16:44:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here ya go


Les...ROFL    Posted 01-09-2003 at 17:14:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
That otter be good enough for a captain if the colonel says he never got sick of it.
I always liked the stuff, myself. Wished they'd served it more.


OW    Posted 01-09-2003 at 14:21:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh jeez, of all the dilemnas - You can always start making bumper stickers "My Wife's in the Service - i could use some too!" - heck you never know - lol


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 01-09-2003 at 13:35:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear of your dilema, but look on the bright side there are plenty of good recipes on the Country Cooking page that you can try. Just think how impressed she'll be when she returns and sees how well you've done cooking, shucks maybe she'll want you to take over the job permanently......


Les    Posted 01-09-2003 at 12:23:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a bummer. What is her MOS? Suppose they need any fat old 13B, 13E or 13Fs? I'd be more than happy to go in her place.


kraig WY    Posted 01-09-2003 at 13:43:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
She has several but they listed her 71L (Admin) on her call up orders.

Don't seem respectable that the guy stays home while the wife gets called up.

I sent a request to be put on active duty to the Reserve Center but I'm not sure they want 55 yr. old infrantry officers.


Les...Well    Posted 01-09-2003 at 13:53:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
They prolly don't want 55 year old cannon cockers neither. Even though I don't have the MOS, I can hold my own pretty well in the admin field. I did spend five years on active duty in an armory and, believe me, you had to pretty well know supply and admin as well as your own job. I even went to NCOIC school at NGPEC, Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas to better fulfill my duties at the unit.
BTW, I used to write all the NCOERs for the unit because, let's face it, the people who do the evaluating of NCOs (and that includes most officers I ever ran into) are not literary giants, if you know what I mean.


bill b va    Posted 01-09-2003 at 11:17:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

thats easy you are her dependent spouse ! have them move you where she goes .of course if she gets shipped to the bush reelection zone you wont be able to go there but you will be elgible for all of the left behind spousal support. you can join the groups baking cookies for their spouses and find good food . (af retired 1971)


Bambi    Posted 01-10-2003 at 09:49:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for calling a spade a spade..the "Bush Re-Election Zone". Is anyone else as tired of Rumsfeld runnin his mouth and Bush and his big pauses every time he speaks... I just wanna shout Geez Georgie, just say it!!!! I am soooo tired of Bush and his little band of hypnotized idjits! They are playing bully on the playground while Americans are standing in food lines all over the USA! Now that is a very very sad sight to see. Maybe the fella who started this string can volunteer at one of the food distribution sites and hope like heck his wife comes back so he doesn't wind up in that line too. I am sorely unhappy about the state of affairs in the US. Lets stop talking and start voting for those who can really do something instead of this party line crap! Can someone run for office PLEASE that actually cares about us and not the corporations??? I am equally tired of hearing things like bi-partisan, right wing, left wing, reps and dems, us and them....ARGH ENOUGH ALREADY! Just stop the infighting and get the dang job done! Ok, I feel better. Need a good rant every now and then.


Friendly Fire    Posted 01-10-2003 at 19:41:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can not agree with everthing Bambi has to say, but he brings up some points we perhaps should think about. We have inspectors in Iraq and what have they found??? Like the little old lady said a few years ago. "Wheres the beef?"

Not too long ago we were going to save a little country from the "Commies" 58,000 dead Americians later how much saving did we do. I just wish we would have more proof of Iraqs intentions before we start spending Americian lives over there. Like the lady said, "Wheres the beef?"

And as far as the Rep. vrs. Dem. why cant they do what is best for the country rather than what is best for their own party.
I realy feel the ecomomy, or what is left of it deserves more attention than what it is getting. And I dont think a war with Iraq or North Korea will solve our problems here at home.

I just dont want us to wave the flag and go charging blindly ahead not knowing what we are getting into. I support our men and women in uniform and thank them for their service, just dont want any of their lives lost needlessly.


Tom A    Posted 01-11-2003 at 06:08:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think it all boils down to trust. I know not everyone does, but I trust Mr. Bush as a man of integrity. I've personally met and briefed Mr. Powell (then a lieutenant general), and am certain he is a man of integrity. The rest of the team appears to me to be trustworthy, and I still know a lot of relatively senior folks in the department of defense and am certain they can be trusted with my life.

All that said, not every American can know everything...puts troops and who-knows-who-else at risk (remember the CIA guy who was killed; lots of SF troops stationed all over too). I believe--based on my judgement of the senior folks involved--that they will do the right thing based on what information they have, whether I see all that info or not. I don't believe we'd go to war with Iraq for trivial purposes; there must be some high degree of risk involved to the U.S. or we would not be doing this.

As far as the economy goes, there isn't a whole lot that the government can do that will actually accomplish anything. The economy is simply too big and complex to influence much or quickly with any government policy...long range, maybe, but not short-range. So stuff you hear on the news--from either party--is fluff for the uninformed, feel-good crud that is worthless. If you feel sorry for folks in food lines, then give food, your time, and your money to your local food bank...or shelter or whatever. If everyone who can will do that, then we'll actually be helping.

We live in the best country in the world, bar none. It is not perfect, but there is no place better here on earth. Work to make it better, but we need to quit wringing our hands and pointing fingers at everyone else, and do what we, individually, can to make it better.

Sorry, I try not to get involved in these kinds of threads but I had to spout off.

Tom A
U.S. Army, retired, and proud of it.


Jim Kuehnel    Posted 02-10-2003 at 09:53:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have to agree with you on this one. If we cannot trust our own Government, who can we trust. Okay, so we may not be able to trust them like we can a family member, and they may feed us a S%$t sandwich from time to time and try and tell us its a steak sandwich, but we can trust our government much more than we can trust some foreign government to tell us whats going on.
I just read Jack Bucks Autobiography and in it he talks about WWII and Vietnam. Basically he says the Governments leading us to war wheter we like it or not, so lets go win the war and not spit in the faces of the men and women fighting just because we dont like it!!!! I think he's right, I may not agree with the Iraq deal, but Im durn sure going to support the men and women who are there protecting my freedom - including my brother in law who is a Captain in the Army stationed now at Camp Doh Ha (Spelling?) in Kuwait!
And as far as being sick of Bush goes, I can guarantee you that no one is as sick of Bush as half the public was sick of Clinton!!!!!!


Dale    Posted 03-07-2003 at 05:15:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bush? Integrety? nope. The two do NOT go togeather. His daddy bought him deferment out of Vietnam. Then he went AWOL from his reserve Air force unit for a year. Andf then he has the nerve to ask American troopies to fight a war? Nope


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