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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 6/19/2002 6:07:37 AM EDT
Hi folks... I'm a prior service 11B, 31 years old, non-airborne qualified. We have an LRS det here in Indiana, as well as an Air Assault company. Both have expressed interest in me coming on board, and I'm trying to make a decision. I'm not in the greatest shape, which can be remedied. The LRS detachment has a rep for being a hardcore group, and I'm leaning toward them... I was planning on doing a 12 month contract to start with, just to see if I like it, and so I'd basically be spending a year non-jump qualified in an Airborne unit. I am MOSQ, and would be able to join a team and participate in everything but jumps. It just sounds more interesting than regular grunt shit. Am I going to be disappointed with what I'm going to get to do, since I'm still a leg? [:D] TIA, QS
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 7:50:24 AM EDT
Go for it..but aware that you may be harassed for being a leg. Why not sign up long enough to go to jump school. Jump school is friggen joke anyways. Joe
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 7:56:21 AM EDT
Trying to ease my employer into this, that's why... We don't have any reservists working here at all.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 6:44:40 PM EDT
First off, hello 11B brother. I would do the LRS if I had the choice, I wouldn't worry about your employer as you CANNOT be fired even if you were gone for a year due to military training much less 4-5 weeks ( if you decide to go to jump school )
Link Posted: 6/20/2002 5:10:15 AM EDT
Hi! This is true - except I couldn't AFFORD to be gone for a year at this point! Bye-bye house, car, etc. I'm trying to talk them into covering the difference in pay while I'm gone - a lot of places around here are doing that now since 9/11. No word yet though.
Link Posted: 6/20/2002 10:05:52 PM EDT
I say go for it, Im a Marine Grunt in the Army Guard now and have had loads of fun since getting on with them. And yes you do have to put up with being called a leg but then no one in my Unit has been to dive school so... Good luck. Semper Fi
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