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IM BACK!!! AND IM OUT OF THE ARMY!!!

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Today was a big day for me. I mean, its not every day you get discharged from the Army. But I have been hoping this day would come since I got there. I just got home and 12oz was the first website for me to go after my 3 month hiatus from civilization. Ill explain my Army experience/reason for early discharge tomorrow. Im too tired now.

The board looks different. To be honest I liked the old, simple style more. My theory - its a message board..no need to be complex.

 

Well Im gonna read some posts I missed and then go to bed..when I want to, not when some god damn drill seargant tells me to. Oh, and then Im going to wake up whenever I want to..not at 4am. And then in the morning Ill take as much time to eat as I feel like, etc, etc..

 

Talk to ya tomorrow.

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it was unseasonably warm here in kentucky..but it got cold didn't it?

 

I was thinking about how you were doing with it the other day.

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Guest BROWNer

i'll admit i didn't think of you whatsoever:D but i'm glad

you're okay...looking forward to hearing how it went.....

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Guest got tha feva

Welcome back. Home sweet home, is there really anything better?

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maybe now you'll believe me... black man got no business in the white mans army. :)

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Originally posted by im elephant.

if i get a draft notice.. hello canada.

 

HA! Move over TT. :crazy:

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Guest imported_Tesseract

Welcome back....i aint gonna tell you about the army,

the new board is better, you'll see once you'll get used to it.

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MAPO! Hey man, how are you? I hope you're enjoying your new found freedom. I guess that hybrid car is gonna have to wait a while, huh?

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Originally posted by -Rage-

 

HA! Move over TT. :crazy:

 

 

 

hahaha, oh yeah i remembered id harbour a bunch of you guys... oh well, youre gonna have to fight for the couch.

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i distinctly remember you saying how much you wanted to be in the army when we got bombed..told ya so...welcome back

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mapo i knew you would hate it. i think its just one of those things that you really do not understand the choice you have made until you get there. i haven't been in the army or military or anything shit like that but i can see it being real bad. about you not like the new look of the board, i didn't like it either at first but you get used to it and it does have a lot of useful features.i'm waiting to hear why you got discharged.

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I hope that you weren't discharged 'dishonorably.' While I think that the ARMY is a fucked-up little sub-society, I would hope that if I was ever to enlist I would stay out my term till the end.

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Well heres the gist of what went down..

 

My recruiter picks me up at 5am and I go down to Miami to ship..I finally get to Louisville at about 10pm..I finally get on base at around 1am..I get my initial briefing..issued a canteen and a really annoying belt to go with it..a poncho...a 'smart book' which is basically the Armys manual for basic training..and a pillow. I finally get to bed at about 4:10..about 25 minutes later I hear "alright, everyone get the fuck up! I SAID GET THE FUCK OUTTA BED, YOU FUCKIN HEAR ME PRIVATES?!? GET UP!!" It was right about then I realized I made a bad decision.

 

That morning we waited in the rain for about 45 minutes..outside in the freezing ass rain..to go in for breakfast. I literally had tears in my eyes thinking I made the biggest mistake in my life. Over the next 3 days I basically did all the initial paperwork..got my military ID, dog tags, financial shit, dentist, shots, etc. I was hoping theyd find AIDS or some shit in my blood so I could go home. No joke. We also had $250 taken out of our first check and put into a 'smart card'. With this card, we were to buy exactly what the DS's told us to buy. Yes, we paid for it in our own money and were forced to buy certain items. By this point I am under a ton of stress and basically living in Hell. I start wondering how the fuck I can get out.

 

Rumors start to spread that they dont have any slots open for Tanker basic training. Apparently recruting command fucked up and brought in more tankers than there was room for or some shit. The rumors say we might stay in reception for weeks before even being shipped to training. We stay in reception for 5 weeks. Doing nothing. Being treated like complete shit. I start losing my mind. Im literally under so much stress during the day that I get the feeling Im going to pass out. I begin to develop an odd sleep disorder. The people on 'fire guard' (basically just wake up for an hour in the middle of the night and count everyone to make sure no one runs away) wake me up because Im sitting up in my bed. I was literally just waking up to find myself sitting indian style on my bed. I request to see the psychologist. They try to talk me out of it, but I know they legally have to let me go..so they make me an appointment. I lose track of time and get to my appointment about 5 minutes before it was supposed to end. I get my appointment rescheduled.

 

I finally get to training. First day DS says 'does anyone have any emergencies or problems that might prevent them from completing training?'. I raise my hand and tell him I have an appointment with the psychologist. He laughs and says 'theyre only going to say theres nothing wrong with you and send you back to training!', I reply, 'thats fine Drill Seargant'..he says 'hey Ill tell you whats fine and whats not around here'. I finally get to my appointment and ask for medication..knowing if I ask for a discharge theyll think this is just a fake thing to get out of the Army. They tell me they cant give me medication in basic. She says theres not much she can do. She says if it continues my DS would refer me. I quickly realize that a DS has to recommend you to see the psychologist before they can really help you. My sleep thing keeps occuring.

Other privates tell the DS. My DS gets concerned because you sleep on a tank with 3 other guys..if Im sleepwalking it could cause problems.

Instead of sending me to the psychologist his brilliant plan is just to put me on the bottom bunk so I dont hurt myself. After about week 7 of training things are getting really bad. Im getting more and more pissed off at my situation..the other people there..the weather..everything is just getting on my nerves in a big way. I pretty much cant take it anymore. One night I decided I was going to stop training..no matter what the consequence. So the next morning..when we were to get in formation..I go and sit under a tree. All the DS's get in my face and scream at me to do what Im told..I act like theyre not there. After a few minutes they just tell me to go do something else. This continues for a few days. At this point Im willing to go to jail instead of be in basic.

I guess they think Im crazy or something at this point, because my DS finally schedules an appointment with the psychologist for me. So I go there and he promptly gives me a medical discharge.

Ill give you more details about all the fucked up shit I put up with in the Army at another time. But I gotta go to sleep for now.

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