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Today 02:19 AM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
Hammers bound tomorrow morning. 2 weeks in a row. Life is good.
enjoy.
Yesterday 11:53 PM
Dougzin Hammers bound tomorrow morning. 2 weeks in a row. Life is good.
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Ditchdoc I worked as a DOD private contractor overseas when I got out of the service. If you want to take this route try to get dual citizenship so you only pay taxes to the country your working at. If you use your U.S. Passport for the work visa you will be taxed US and the place your working at. I was lucky my mother was Dutch and I keep her citizenry as well as US.
11-25-2014 11:42 PM
XJ_Phil Thank you...........looks like good equipment for my team. Semper Fi
11-25-2014 11:39 PM
JoeBot13 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAV-25
11-25-2014 11:37 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by XJ_Phil View Post
I give up ---- what are lav's?
"Light Armored Vehicle"... Those 8 Wheeled amphibious vehicles the marines roll around in
11-25-2014 11:31 PM
XJ_Phil I give up ---- what are lav's?
11-25-2014 10:54 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
I'm going to have to look again. I have a crane operators license.
Hey right on. That's a good job bud. I was looking to go in that direction a couple of years ago myself. I was getting tired of building gears and drives (axles, transfer cases, out drives and transmissions). So I took the class at work and got my 50 ton operators license (wished I would've stayed in it for my 80 ton) but wound up picking up a position building mrap's. I was just notified this afternoon that I picked up a new job in lav's...I start Tuesday. ..
11-25-2014 10:38 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Yes sir. from small mobile to huge overhead.
I'm going to have to look again. I have a crane operators license.
11-25-2014 09:49 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Steve do you mean heavy crane as in crane operators?
Yes sir. from small mobile to huge overhead.
11-25-2014 08:26 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Joe look on USAJobs and search for government jobs "DoD" in the part of the country or State you want to work in. Here where I'm at a mechanic on the DoD side comes in at $30 hr and goes up. There is so many avenues you can take here to further your career it's amazing. ..from material handling to Mechanic to heavy Crane to hydraulics to IT to...we'll you get it...the sky's the limit bud. Check it out bud...
Steve do you mean heavy crane as in crane operators?
11-25-2014 03:24 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Lol..yeah probably not. And Kenny. .you need to check out the fab shop we have here!
Might just look into it
11-25-2014 03:00 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
I suppose winning the lottery isn't a realistic career plan is it?
Lol..yeah probably not.
And Kenny. .you need to check out the fab shop we have here!
11-25-2014 02:55 PM
JoeBot13 I suppose winning the lottery isn't a realistic career plan is it?
11-25-2014 02:47 PM
WOKNROX Joe look on USAJobs and search for government jobs "DoD" in the part of the country or State you want to work in. Here where I'm at a mechanic on the DoD side comes in at $30 hr and goes up. There is so many avenues you can take here to further your career it's amazing. ..from material handling to Mechanic to heavy Crane to hydraulics to IT to...we'll you get it...the sky's the limit bud. Check it out bud...
11-25-2014 11:55 AM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Joe and Kenny first off...I'd like to thank you for your service. But you don't want to do contract work for the government there's no stability in it for you and your family. But what you do want to think about is to take all those years of service and vet points and come done the road to places like the one here in beautiful Yermo and get a DoD Civil Service job... guys. I'm sure you know your way around a 777 or just about any other war machine we build here. The pay is great and benefits are nice too. The toilet cleaner make $20hr.
That was kind of what I was getting at. Contracts are too fickle and even if there were steady contracts once I retire I want to be as far far away from my line of work as possible.

I love what I do; I'm very proud of my accomplishments and can say with certainty that I've had profound impact on people's lives. I never regret the sacrifices, but it has taken its toll. It's a very taxing profession. I'm not the same person I was before I joined. Some changes have been good. Some will haunt me forever.

Now I get to teach the next generation, kids that's were in diapers when I joined. This is what I'll be doing for the next few years until I retire, but once I do I'm out for good. I've got very specialized skills that don't apply to the civilian world but I would sooner be a Walmart greeter than work this job a day past my retirement.

So Steve? Where does one pick up an application to clean your toilets? Seriously though I would love to get in on a job like you have, I could totally spend the day tinkering and putting things together. Two words come to mind, road test!
11-25-2014 09:48 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Joe and Kenny first off...I'd like to thank you for your service. But you don't want to do contract work for the government there's no stability in it for you and your family. But what you do want to think about is to take all those years of service and vet points and come done the road to places like the one here in beautiful Yermo and get a DoD Civil Service job... guys. I'm sure you know your way around a 777 or just about any other war machine we build here. The pay is great and benefits are nice too. The toilet cleaner make $20hr.

Steve the Army has given me a chance to chase dreams, and wheel in places I only saw in magazines. I feel like I could still could of done a lot more, I just hope i influenced these young kids in some way to make them better leaders.
I'll use up my GI Bill first and get smarter than I'll think about it. Dream job would be doing R&D for some DIY type off road company or a company that runs ultra4 or KOH. Don't know my way around many of them but I think I could figure it out lol.
11-25-2014 09:13 AM
WOKNROX
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No wars. No contracts.
Joe and Kenny first off...I'd like to thank you for your service.
But you don't want to do contract work for the government there's no stability in it for you and your family. But what you do want to think about is to take all those years of service and vet points and come done the road to places like the one here in beautiful Yermo and get a DoD Civil Service job... guys. I'm sure you know your way around a 777 or just about any other war machine we build here. The pay is great and benefits are nice too. The toilet cleaner make $20hr.
11-25-2014 02:09 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
No wars. No contracts.
True but I'm pretty sure they could use you for something
11-25-2014 01:15 AM
Serg5000
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Yeah I'm done shooting people too. Or being shot at. That sucks big time.
Enjoy your time away from the front line Bob. You and many others earned your time away from that service.
11-25-2014 12:05 AM
Gunner Yeah I'm done shooting people too. Or being shot at. That sucks big time.
11-24-2014 11:43 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Joe, you can get contract work for the government when you're out lol your career transfers over just not in a wide spectrum like the medical field. Mine on the other hand, not so much, but at least I'm decent at jeep stuff so I'm gonna ride that out a bit.
No wars. No contracts.
11-24-2014 10:09 PM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Prepping casings for reload.


Tumbler time.
Cool my wife bought me a RCB loader for a christmas present a long time ago.
11-24-2014 10:07 PM
Gunner Hmmmmm not much call for an aerial gunner in civilian life. And they phased out rotary engines. I did do Jet engine basic but not enough to do me any good. I was an MP for a while. Went to school and everything. Tried to be a cop when I got back and failed the Psych. LOL wonder why. I was pretty much out of luck. But I got a job at VW as a factory trained Mech. So some of the air cooled stuff transferred. I agree if you can hack your gonna go places.
11-24-2014 09:49 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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^^^ this (What milo said; not the POG thing) No one gave me this advice. It's great advice. My entire family, both sides, have been military for the last 200 years or so. So when I said that I was entering into service they were like awesome, go blow stuff up. I've switched jobs several times in my military career, from combat arms to combat support. None directly translates to the civilian world. The only marketable skill I have for the outside is management skills. I'm terrified of life outside the military. Set yourself up for life. Look at trending jobs and projected job markets and select a career field based off of that. Not just what sounds cool. Computers look like they will be sticking around, but IT guys are dime a dozen. Programming and engineering are the best careers for computers. Medical will ALWAYS be in high demand and is worth checking it out. If you want Air Force, do it. You have one shot to get in, they don't take prior service but the others do. Don't like it, switch to the Army. But you can't go the other way. My 2 cents after 16 years of service.
Joe, you can get contract work for the government when you're out lol your career transfers over just not in a wide spectrum like the medical field. Mine on the other hand, not so much, but at least I'm decent at jeep stuff so I'm gonna ride that out a bit.
11-24-2014 06:46 PM
Ditchdoc Go marines or navy. If you cross the equator on a boat you get to dress up like a mermaid and crawl trough leftovers. If your a real bad ass you may have to shave your balls with a rusty razor. Can't do that in the airforce.
11-24-2014 06:09 PM
JoeBot13 ^^^ this (What milo said; not the POG thing)

No one gave me this advice. It's great advice.

My entire family, both sides, have been military for the last 200 years or so. So when I said that I was entering into service they were like awesome, go blow stuff up. I've switched jobs several times in my military career, from combat arms to combat support. None directly translates to the civilian world. The only marketable skill I have for the outside is management skills. I'm terrified of life outside the military.

Set yourself up for life. Look at trending jobs and projected job markets and select a career field based off of that. Not just what sounds cool.

Computers look like they will be sticking around, but IT guys are dime a dozen. Programming and engineering are the best careers for computers.

Medical will ALWAYS be in high demand and is worth checking it out.

If you want Air Force, do it. You have one shot to get in, they don't take prior service but the others do. Don't like it, switch to the Army. But you can't go the other way.

My 2 cents after 16 years of service.
11-24-2014 05:59 PM
Ditchdoc Don't be POG
11-24-2014 05:42 PM
goin camping
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
I have been thinking long and hard about enlisting into the air force myself here recently. At the point of my life where I need to figure out what I'm doing with my life. The military seems to be the answer for me.
The Military is an honorable way to grow within yourself and serve our country.

My son told us he wanted to serve and we were behind him %100. Of course we wanted him to join the Air Force or Coast Guard. You know serve safely and learn a trade he can use in the civilian world to make a good life for himself.

Of course he joined Army infantry even though the recruiters wanted him to do other things like X-Ray tech etc.

I love my son to death but don't be a knucklehead like him. Learn a trade or profession so you can live a comfortable life with your one day wife and kids.
11-24-2014 03:12 PM
Serg5000 Prepping casings for reload.


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