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Forum: Help and Assistance 05-25-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,181
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Works for the Army as a civilian, or is stationed...

Works for the Army as a civilian, or is stationed there as a Soldier? Your state should have a child support enforcement agency - I know mine does. You may even have to get a lawyer. Good luck to...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-25-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,386
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
The Kimber is indeed one of the finest out of the...

The Kimber is indeed one of the finest out of the box 'production custom' pistols out there. And the price reflects that. Personally, although I love the elegance of the wood and steel 1911s, I...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,386
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Good on the history, Top! I have to call BS...

Good on the history, Top! I have to call BS about the .45 taking off limbs, though - just not enough kinetic energy for that, although it's a story that's been repeated for years. If that were...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-24-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,215
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Promotion from E-1 (Private) through E-4...

Promotion from E-1 (Private) through E-4 (Specialist) is automatic at predetermined benchmarks for the Soldier who does everything expected of him. For Soldiers who are late, unprepared for...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-24-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,636
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
The unit deployed to Iraq in 2007. I found some...

The unit deployed to Iraq in 2007. I found some information with a web search, but I am not comfortable linking to the document, as I suspect the page details classified information including the...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-24-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,976
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
You certainly have a lot of options. With 3...

You certainly have a lot of options. With 3 years' service, you qualify for the new post 9-11 GI Bill, so you can get a degree if that is what you want. Or, you can decide to stay in. It's your...
Forum: Armies of the World 05-24-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,159
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
The three elements of maneuver warfare (combined...

The three elements of maneuver warfare (combined arms warfare) are simplified to the tenets of 'Move, Shoot, Communicate'. Military aviation enhances all three - (MOVE) Helicopters can move troops...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 05-24-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,414
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
It's not you that's getting old so much, Top, as...

It's not you that's getting old so much, Top, as the fact that the F-117 flew in nearly complete secrecy for the first 7 years of its operational life. By the time the government came out and...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 05-24-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,005
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
However, you can still find lots of M60 GPMGs out...

However, you can still find lots of M60 GPMGs out there - in service with allies supplied by the US, certain specialized law enforcement units, and a few military units who haven't fielded the 240...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-02-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,335
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Some clarification - a sole surviving son may...

Some clarification - a sole surviving son may still be drafted in wartime (assuming we erver bring back the draft). It is a peacetime deferment that a man who has lost a parent or sibling to war my...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
You can retire after 20 years of active service. ...

You can retire after 20 years of active service. If you did 4 active, left and reentered, you would do 16 more before becoming eligible. Be advised, though, it is often difficcult to come back in...
Forum: Armies of the World 04-07-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,399
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
And I've been both an American Marine and an...

And I've been both an American Marine and an American Soldier, and have served with Tommies - and we've all got our own share of stellarperformers and *****birds alike!
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-07-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,530
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
With the notable exceptions of General Officers...

With the notable exceptions of General Officers and Special Operations Forces, posession and use of a privately owned firearm in combat is a Court-Martial offense, and is punished harshly. There are...
Forum: National Guard 04-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,299
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Additionally - Lately there have been a lot...

Additionally -

Lately there have been a lot of Guardsmen coming in under the 'active first' program. A $20,000 bonus plus a guarantee not to be deployed for their first two years in the Guard,...
Forum: General Military Discussions 04-06-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,389
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
It's not my program, as I'm not an instructor -...

It's not my program, as I'm not an instructor - yet. But literally thousands of Americans in dozens of states have attended Appleseed events over the past 4 years - and it grows every year. I'm...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,530
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Actually, I'm very much in favor of the 1911 -...

Actually, I'm very much in favor of the 1911 - but I also have to face the reality that carrying a single action pistol in Condition Two - i.e. 'coc_ked and locked' - isn't ever going to be standard...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-05-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,530
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Figured I'd post a pic of the type I owned - if...

Figured I'd post a pic of the type I owned - if you've fired the Bundeswehr's P8 you'll immediately see the differences I mean.
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111/trent2232/HKUSP45Var1.jpg
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-05-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,530
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Actually, I had the DA/SA version of the USP in...

Actually, I had the DA/SA version of the USP in .45 ACP with deco_cker and safety - although as you note, it can also be had in numerous variants, such as:

Variants 1 and 2 (double action/single...
Forum: General Military Discussions 04-05-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,389
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
In the Army, we Sergeants spend the majority of...

In the Army, we Sergeants spend the majority of our time training the smaller percentage of Soldiers who cannot meet the minimum standards. And the Appleseed instructors are dedicated professionals,...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-04-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,257
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
It is interesting to note that, with the patent...

It is interesting to note that, with the patent long expired Microtech Small Arms, an American Company, is making a product improved variation of the AUG. See http://www.msarinc.com/stg556.html for...
Forum: Education 04-02-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,397
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
With exceptions only made for credentialed...

With exceptions only made for credentialed medical professionals (i.e. physicians), you must attain citizenship before applying for commission. However, you could easily enlist and apply for...
Forum: Education 04-02-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,727
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
As you already are a Lawful Permanent Resident,...

As you already are a Lawful Permanent Resident, you meet the key requirements for a test program looking to enlist and then commission people just like you. From...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-02-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,190
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
I carry the M4 as issued to the TXARNG - the most...

I carry the M4 as issued to the TXARNG - the most current version, with the RIS Rail system, folding back-up iron sight, and the M68 Close combat Optic as it's primay sight.

It's worth noting...
Forum: Armies of the World 04-02-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,399
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Roughly Corresponding - US Army, Navy, Air...

Roughly Corresponding -

US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines = correspond to their UK counterparts
The 82nd Airborne Division = The British Parachute Regiment
US Navy SEALs = Special Boat Squadron...
Forum: General Military Discussions 04-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,389
Posted By Grunt Medic TXARNG
Free Marksmanship Training - BETTER than the Army's?

What would you do if someone offered to give you better training in shooting than our Soldiers receive in Basic?

"Just bring any rifle, any sights, and plenty of ammunition (you'll be shooting a...
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