See you later JetCareers, I'm shipping to Fort Benning

Mariano

Well-Known Member
Yeah, Monday I'll be leaving the comforts of home for a few months of close-quarters-living with a bunch of dudes, all under the care and supervision of the loving Drill Sergeants :cwm27:

No Internet access while I'm there. Damn I'm going to miss the post-election posting craze aftermath :sarcasm:

Well, everyone have a nice Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanuka, etc. I shall return by next Spring. So long.....
 

darrenf

resident denizen
Yeah, Monday I'll be leaving the comforts of home for a few months of close-quarters-living with a bunch of dudes, all under the care and supervision of the loving Drill Sergeants :cwm27:

No Internet access while I'm there. Damn I'm going to miss the post-election posting craze aftermath :sarcasm:

Well, everyone have a nice Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanuka, etc. I shall return by next Spring. So long.....
Good luck man.
 

IslandFlyer

Well-Known Member
Good luck man. It'll be over before you know it and next thing you know you'll be in Iraq soaking up the sun.
 

n57flyguy

Well-Known Member
Yeah, Monday I'll be leaving the comforts of home for a few months of close-quarters-living with a bunch of dudes, all under the care and supervision of the loving Drill Sergeants :cwm27:

No Internet access while I'm there. Damn I'm going to miss the post-election posting craze aftermath :sarcasm:

Well, everyone have a nice Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanuka, etc. I shall return by next Spring. So long.....
Awsome! Thank you for your service
 

MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
As a graduate of the Benning School for Boys, let me congratulate you in advance.

I really can't put in words what you are about to experience, but I'll tell you you you'll be better for it and will remember it forever.

PS: Have fun on "Heart-Attack Hill!" ;)
 

Mariano

Well-Known Member
I really can't put in words what you are about to experience, but I'll tell you you you'll be better for it and will remember it forever.

PS: Have fun on "Heart-Attack Hill!" ;)



Dude, you're scaring me. It is because today is Halloween? (please say so) :D
 

MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
Ha!

No... the thing about not being able to put it in words is a good thing. It will be tough, without a doubt, but also a lot of fun. (Maybe in retrospect?) Plus, you'll make some life long buddies there - friendships born out of shared hardships are always... unique.

Heart attack hill? Sorry bro... that's exactly what it sounds like. ;)
 

Mariano

Well-Known Member
Ha!

No... the thing about not being able to put it in words is a good thing. It will be tough, without a doubt, but also a lot of fun. (Maybe in retrospect?) Plus, you'll make some life long buddies there - friendships born out of shared hardships are always... unique.

Heart attack hill? Sorry bro... that's exactly what it sounds like. ;)

Thanks Ian. My attitude toward what is coming is a positive one. I'll try to make the most out of it.

I'm of course a "little" nervous for the big change and the unknown, but it is just boot camp after all. It's not like I'm going to war (yet)

Besides, I should be getting a two weeks vacation for Christmas which will be a nice break.
 

MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
Back in the day Benning used to be all Infantry, but now I have to ask... you going Infantry?

About being nervous: My first night there I stayed up all night long, unable to sleep because I kept worrying. It's very normal and understandable.
 

Mariano

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Awesome... I spent 5 years as an 11B and have many, many fond memories from those days.

You chose a tough job, my friend. Good on you for it.


Former Airborne. I can't be in an an office, or in a supply/logistics unit, too boring.

I'm getting my A&P now. In the beginning I was going to chose a different MOS (Chinook mechanic), but that meant a longer time away from school (A&P school), and a four hour commute to my weekend drill. So I chose 11b instead, it makes sense right :sarcasm: ;)

I might change my MOS to something aviation related in a couple of years once I'm done with A&P school and have some mechanic experience.

By the way , I'm in the Oregon Army National Guard
 

MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
Cool deal. I did something similar, except I switched from enlisted infantry to commissioned officer aviation.

Something you might consider in a few years is either WOCS or Green to Gold if you want to go aviation on the pilot side. Being an enlisted grunt first is a great foundation for it.
 

n57flyguy

Well-Known Member
Mariano thats let me say thats awsome again. I'm glad to see people who want to serve thier country. Thanks again.
 

Mariano

Well-Known Member
Cool deal. I did something similar, except I switched from enlisted infantry to commissioned officer aviation.

Something you might consider in a few years is either WACS or Green to Gold if you want to go aviation on the pilot side. Being an enlisted grunt first is a great foundation for it.

I'm too old for a pilot slot, plus my vision is not 20/20 uncorrected.

I'll be happy to be a mechanic or a crew chief. By the way....any advice on how to get into that position (crew chief) or any other non-pilot flying jobs?
 

MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
I'm too old for a pilot slot, plus my vision is not 20/20 uncorrected.

I'll be happy to be a mechanic or a crew chief. By the way....any advice on how to get into that position (crew chief) or any other non-pilot flying jobs?
Sure... don't reenlist unless they guarantee it in your new contract.

An MOS of choice is a common reenlistment incentive.
 
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