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    09-28-2012, 03:28 PM
Green Broke
Roperchick is okay, got a dose of military discipline that's all....which sometimes happens to the very best (which I'm sure she is).....

Frankly, it's getting tougher to have a career in the military with downsizing and all.
bahaha so right Gunslinger

Hey chick long time no see (read) haha. Yeah. I definitely got a nice kick in the butt from the army...but it happens to everybody at some point. It was a good wakeup call though ill tell you.

The army is still a good choice....just be careful with it, make sure you get ALL the details before coming in and really make sure its the choice you want.

Don't settle. The army is in a position now where they can be really picky and selective. Its not like it was a couple years ago when I joined, where they were pushing to get people in, offering all kinds of jobs and bonuses.

Now, they arent offering ANY bonuses, theres no changing an MOS, retention officers no longer get a pat on the back if they get over quota for reenlistment...now they get dirty looks.. even us that are already in are having a hard time convincing the army to keep us.

They just basically FIRED 9 E-8's and E-9's. Were talking the big dogs, top of their game. Army is starting from the top and kicking people out.

So when you do go in, make sure your sh*t is straight. Don't have ANYthing they can nitpick and beat on. Make them WANT to have you in.

Glad things are going good for you. Keep working hard, have a spotless record with good references and youll do great in life, and the army down the line.
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    09-28-2012, 07:18 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Roperchick    
bahaha so right Gunslinger

They just basically FIRED 9 E-8's and E-9's. Were talking the big dogs, top of their game. Army is starting from the top and kicking people out.

What they did is try to save money on retirement. Over the years I've seen many men with 15 + years but less than 20 forced out.

The lure of early retirement is great but often the practicality of it just doesn't work out and in the end it usually always favors the army.
    10-21-2012, 11:41 PM
Gosh, I REALLY need to find more time in the day to post.

I've been working like crazy, but my weight is still good. I haven't lost any weight in the last month, but it's holding steady. Tomorrow I'm going to get up early and go a long jog and a ride with lots of trotting! Lets see if I can walk on tuesday.
    10-23-2012, 12:15 PM
Green Broke
Nice! Tell us about the horse you're riding...
    10-23-2012, 03:14 PM
Oh she's the sweetest litte mare. I'm not sure of her age, nor is she registered, but she's calm and as steady a horse I've ever ridden.
She's one I can stick my little sister on bareback(helmet of course), and not worry.
Her only downside is that she's an old pokey. Walking is her favorite speed, and you really have get after her to move out, so she's dead-sided from people kicking. I'm working with her on verbal cues rather than leg cues. I don't want to use spurs, so I think I might try a small crop for added encouragement.
I really, really like this little girl. I've been contemplating buying her once spring comes around. Then again, it's just a thought and I have lots to think about.

Here's a picture of her:
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    10-23-2012, 05:04 PM
Green Broke
Glad to hear that you are getting a horse fix, & your little sister also.
    10-26-2012, 10:57 PM
Green Broke
Hey chick long time no see! Glad to see (read haha) that things are goin pretty good for ya.

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