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Mac D
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Icon 10 posted May 01, 2007 08:13      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I took my oath on Friday. It's done, I've signed my life away to the Army Natioanl guard.

I don't leave till September so that gives me a couple months to work out. I was hoping to leave sooner then that but this works also. I get to go to Fort Knox KY for my basic and AIT (The tech school that I learn my "skill" at)

I'm rather excited about all this. I get to go to drills before I go to basic but not allowed to do anything since I haven't been to basic. But they pay me anyway for going to drill.

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stevenback7
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Icon 1 posted May 01, 2007 16:34      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
awesome - remember to keep us informed on everything.

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sosumi
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Icon 1 posted May 01, 2007 16:51      Profile for sosumi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good luck and be safe!
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Stibbons
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Icon 1 posted May 01, 2007 16:55      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Probably me being slow, but what's "AIT"?
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supaboy
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Icon 1 posted May 02, 2007 05:23      Profile for supaboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
Probably me being slow, but what's "AIT"?

Advanced Infantry Training, IIRC in this context, and not Sony's tape backup technology. [Cool]
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ASM65816
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Icon 1 posted May 02, 2007 20:05      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
AIT -- Advanced Individual Training
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IET means "Initial Entry Training." It's the period of time from the first day of basic training, through job training, and ends when the soldier graduates from their job training and reports to their first permanent duty assignment (PDA).

The Army has two different IET processes. The first process is where the recruit goes through basic training for nine weeks, and then goes to a separate school (called Advanced Individual Training, or "AIT") to learn their Army job.

I strongly recommend as much education (certifications and degrees) as you can get when you're in the military. It's "cheap" and it speeds up promotions.

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Once a proud programmer of Apple II's, he now spends his days and nights in cheap dives fraternizing with exotic dancers....

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WinterSolstice

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Icon 1 posted May 02, 2007 20:11      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I second ASM, and I would also add: try to get the highest clearance possible. You wouldn't believe the doors that opens later in life.

I've worked places that had a DoD contract or two, and the guys with the clearance always get the very best positions and promotions because it's a pain to get regular civvies checked out. The ones that had clearance in the military typically just get a quick check then they're good to go.

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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2007 09:22      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ASM65816:
I strongly recommend as much education (certifications and degrees) as you can get when you're in the military. It's "cheap" and it speeds up promotions.

Yeah, then you too can 'spend your days and nights in cheap dives fraternizing with exotic dancers'.
[Roll Eyes]

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WinterSolstice

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2007 10:30      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Isn't that a perk?

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An operating system should be like a light switch... simple, effective, easy to use, and designed for everyone.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2007 12:53      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
Isn't that a perk?

The only marked downside is the loss of one's mind.

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