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Army slashing jobs … FYI

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Earth Wind and Fire, Feb 28, 2024.

  1. Earth Wind and Fire

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    The second part of the first sentence gives the reason for the restructuring. They continue to fail to meet recruitment goals.

    Go woke… go broke… or in this case… fail to meet recruitment goals

    peace to you
     
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    It's always been a strange balance. The infrastructure is larger than necessary for the military but other issues has kept bases open (like local economies).

    Clinton basically gutted the military. But he refused to decrease the infrastructure because it would have a negative impact on local economies (but a positive one on a larger scope).
     
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    I saw a couple of recruiting adds recently encouraging the elderly to enlist. Now why would the military want an old fart like me…. Probably administrative I’m thinking. I’d be interested in flying drones but the army? No, I’m more of a Navy/ Marine type. Go down to Virginia coast then Pearl for a time…no hard stuff. Wonder if space force will be cut?
     
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    Oh yeah… Space Force!!!!

    I haven’t anything about them since Biden took over.

    peace to you
     
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    The Army can extend the age to 45 years old.

    I had a friend when stationed in Germany who enlisted with an age wavier. I couldn't imagine going through Basic training at that age. :confused:

    To top ot off, at the time you had to sign that you realized you wouldn't receive military retirement!
     
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    From one old fart to another, hey I'll take military pay... Just make it easy... Keep me out of harms way... As a former Marine Vietnam Combat tanker at the age of 78... I can always push a button... Brother (OORAH!) Glen:Thumbsup

    Basic Training?... No problem... I'm fit to sit!:Biggrin
     
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    :Laugh
     
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    I will occasionally have dreams that I’m in basic training again, 45 years later. Even in my dreams I’m thinking “oh crap, there’s no way I can run anymore”

    I always wake up smiling at the thought.

    peace to you
     
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