Your war stories.
and where you are now.
e-9 when i left.
bump for story.
E-4 right now, part of a reserves medical logistics company, half of us just got sent to Fort Hood for final part of readiness for deployment, I was selected as a back up in case if one got injured. Thanks for serving brother
Asks for war stories.
Gets a bunch of rear with the gear faggots who've never been in any danger.
E-5 Got in a bar fight in Japan. Haha no war.
>join the marines
>tell every unit 1stSgt I go to I am willing to deploy
>always get stuck in admin job because I'm smart as fuck and good with training boots
>mfw food service
>mfw never cook sans the first two months
>mfw only got awards from the grunt units
>mfw when my face
It's funny because the only people that actually gave a shit were boots that thought they were hot shit. None of the grunt NCOs disrespected because they knew my shit was on point.
I've been working on getting 300+ pft under the guidance and supervision of a Marine 1st sergeant. I was planning on trying to enlist in the army and get a contract for the 75th ranger regiment but the sergeant told me I should try out for marine recon and or marsoc. What do guys think I should do?
Unless you've been drafted and/or in combat pic is related
To read shit and complain that I never got deployed. It's really shitty to join the Marines and be that guy that "dodged the bullet."
They just always put me in nondeployable billets to train other people for shit. Fucking sucks.
Get the fuck off my /b/ you retard. /b/ hates soldiers
In Afghanistan, Brigade Reconnaissance Force. (UKfag)
Not as elite as it sounds, but we did cool shit. Basically sat in bastion, all the comfort of a remf, then when the alarm went off "All BRF to compound" we had to storm the place, kit on, on a chinook in 30 mins, went to either compounds or small clusters of them to arrest targets high profile, but not high enough for SAS etc, that or get weapons caches, drugs caches, or known insurgent groups (again, good shit, but basically jobs SAS were too busy for).
Good fucking times though. All the action, non of the discomfort. Nacked a cunt with a UGL (grenade launcher) too, which was good for laughs.
I was writing a legendary 4chan copypasta but got caught in details that made it TOO unbelievable and it was just a mess anyway so nevermind.
>Edge of AO doing shit patrol in ghaners
>Boss wants intel from shitty hovel of a village
>Patrol into village-very quiet.....
>Neighbouring Village 8k away gets shelled
>Get on the net to check who's in contact at other village
>Canadian call sign bringing the hurt
>mfw when boss stands shillouted on wall with binos looking at other village
>looks for all the world like MFC/AO/FAC
>Within seconds Shots crack overhead. Gunfire burst in our village.
>face into village, weapons drawn, shaking from adrenaline
>See man in alleyway, AK drawn, firing wildly.
>Doesnt look like he's engaging. Too relaxed. something not right.
>Im only one that can see him
>Put a round into the wall next to him.
>he throws weapon down and throws hands up, shits himself.
>mfw when wedding procession full of kids behind him run out of alleyway crying.
>Village elders going nuts
>Happy coincidence the village up the way was getting fragged as this village has a wedding day, hence the quiet atmosphere.
USMC active. I level Avi. Never saw combat, but was deployed. Posting from a phone so I'll be brief
Got a lot of stories, one of them involves me guarding Red Cross aid crew in Liberia back in 2003 during their 10-way civil war.
>LCPL in the Marines
>come back from afghanistan
>enroute to USofA
>stop at Manas AirForce Base for a few days
>CO lets us drink at bar
>2 drink max
>havent eaten in almost 24 hours and havent had alchol in 7 months
>get sloshed off my 2 and a 3rd from a nondrinking bitch
>proceed to remenice about firefights and those who gave all
>Air Force cunts proceed to talk shit
>get in bar fight with the Chair Force
>Georgians (from the country not the state) join us in whooping said cunts
>MFW we got every Marine Unit banned from drinking there for the next 3 years
I thought they were pretty much the same as far as "eliteness" goes. I know rangers do mostly raids but idk what kind of operations recon does besides reconnaissance of course.
Long read but worth it.
Though i had more /k/ than this...
Temporary OF-1 now, but my original rank is OR-5/E-5.
I norway we still haven't got NCO ranks above OR-5, but it will ble implemented in the coming years to better the employment conditions for specialists.
One fun story i witnessed in my former unit:
>some pirates fucking around at sea with their raft boats (in Aden), waving guns and shit.
>because of shitty ROE we didn't engage
>suddenly a russian frigate appears
>They charge full speed ahead
>fucking pirates set their boat up in front because they believe the russians will stop (we did)
>The russians fucking rams the little bamboo raft to shreds, people falling into the sea
>opens fire with their 30mm ish autocannons, rifles and machine guns
>shots fired 360 at all the swimming niggers
>Mission accomplished, the russians continue their voyage as nothing happened