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Posted: 11/20/2012 5:38:37 PM EST
There are enough threads around here about outing posers, has anyone tried outing you?

Did it tick you off or make you laugh?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:40:26 PM EST
I questioned myself when I was in. Does that count?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:41:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By E__WOK:
I questioned myself when I was in. Does that count?


Lol, sure.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:42:21 PM EST
just here on Arfcom
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:42:33 PM EST
Not that I know of.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:42:58 PM EST
all the time
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:43:01 PM EST
No, but I don't go around making outrageous claims like I invented the question mark either.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:43:43 PM EST
Yes, I get questioned all the time. As a guy trained to load bombs on airplanes that was attached to two seperate helicopter squadrons I never see the end of people that question the awesomeness of my service. Most of the time I just hit them on the cranial with my D/TA checklist. Then I get on the "rat" and let the AB know that we have possible FOD on spot 3.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:44:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By BURN:
just here on Arfcom


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:44:42 PM EST
A few years ago the CLEO I was working for somehow got it into his head that I was part of the volunteer NY State Guard and not the National Guard. Not sure why he brought up the issue, but I think he was angling to paint me as some kind of faker. I'd already sic'd JAG on him because he was messing with my drill weekends any way he could....
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:48:07 PM EST
Nope, but then again the Air Force isn't really considered military.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:48:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By skinny79:
Not that I know of.

But I have questioned others.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:48:54 PM EST
Nope have never been questioned, but then again I never lie about anything I did in the Army. Alot of guys like to tell their story of how they were war heroes, 99.9 of them are liars who make people wonder.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:50:19 PM EST
Nope.
Anyone that doesn't believe that I was a special operator in the Third Norwegian Tropical Shock Brigade can kiss my ass.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:51:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Nope, but then again the Air Force isn't really considered military.


Good point.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:53:50 PM EST
I've never had anyone question my service in the SASF. Salvation Army Special Forces for you "civvies."
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:55:48 PM EST
Every once in awhile.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:57:51 PM EST
It's a forum on the Internet. Why would I care what some anonymous person that has no clue what they are talking about says?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:58:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:59:00 PM EST by skinny79]
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
all the time


You have to kind of expect it when you're a Coastie in a landlocked state, though, right?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:59:34 PM EST
Yes.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:01:15 PM EST
Nope. No one has questioned my service, but I do not advertise either, except on Arfcom.
The only time I get outed is when my drunk buddies find another prior service
individual at the race track when we camp out. They enjoy as the two of us talk
about our adventures because they do not understand us at all. I think they have made
it into an unofficial drinking game.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:04:10 PM EST
Outside of work (I work with a lot of Vets), it doesn't come up much. I don't have any tattoos, and I don't wear anything like military logo hats or T-shirts. No military stickers on the truck either. No military stuff in the house, except one photo my wife likes, and it's in a room where guests generally don't go.

Short answer is no. Nobody has ever questioned my service.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:07:26 PM EST
I've never pretended to be high speed, I'm an F-15 maintainer and have always been straight up on that fact, so...nope.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:08:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By BURN:
just here on Arfcom


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:10:13 PM EST
I was called a war criminal here on ARFCOM for having served in the illegal war in Iraq....and a welfare reciever for the same service...other than that no...
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:10:32 PM EST
i used to ask myself, wtf am i doing here.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:10:54 PM EST
Nope. And no one has ever said the Marines ain't shit either.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:11:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:11:37 PM EST by BallsOfSteel]
Just do what my friends do and address the person hassling you with the magic words:

"Fuck off, fobbit "
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:12:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
I was called a war criminal here on ARFCOM for having served in the illegal war in Iraq....and a welfare reciever for the same service...other than that no...

Yes, but you served to protect their right to call you names. Be proud.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:13:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:14:59 PM EST by drunkintoaster]
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Nope, but then again the Air Force isn't really considered military.


That and who is going to question someone that openly admits they sit behind a desk 85% of the time, with 14% being hands on training for stuff that isn't high speed by any stretch of the imagination and the other 1% getting to play the bad guy on an FTX once every blue moon.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:14:17 PM EST
I don't make stupid claims like "I was a space shuttle door gunner" (I was but I'm not allowed to talk about it) so no one has any reason to question me about it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:15:14 PM EST
Never really had it happen. I don't lie or embellish about my service and it's not something I really talk all that much about either.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:16:24 PM EST
lots of people assume I was in the military. I have to go out of the way to let people know I haven't served.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:17:32 PM EST
Nope but then again I don't make stuff up about it. I didn't do anything special in the military and would never take away from those that have.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:21:53 PM EST
Just one guy online, until someone with whom I served set him straight.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:22:03 PM EST

No. I usually only talk about military stuff with other vets. I've never had an issue.

Then again, I make no claims of superbaddassedness. I mainly make fun of the Marines and ask them if I need to draw pictures to explain what we need to do for the day.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:25:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:26:31 PM EST by xviperx420]
Originally Posted By drunkintoaster:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Nope, but then again the Air Force isn't really considered military.


That and who is going to question someone that openly admits they sit behind a desk 85% of the time, with 14% being hands on training for stuff that isn't high speed by any stretch of the imagination and the other 1% getting to play the bad guy on an FTX once every blue moon.


Ask the guys I work with about how much they sat behind their desks when Op Tomodachi kicked off. All the relief aid and equipment to deal with the Fukushima reactor came through my squadron. Plus we dealt with all the aircraft and passengers that got diverted from Sendai Intl when it got buried under a foot of mud.

ETA: Some chick my wife worked with called me a baby killer once.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:25:57 PM EST
I've done some cool shit, some of it pretty unbelievable. Doesn't bother me if anyone believes me. I got some awesome stories out of it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:26:02 PM EST
One day, I was just hanging out at the local gun store, BSing with the guys behind the counter and finger banging a bunch of guns, and ended up talking to another customer about ARs and other black rifles.
I said something offhand about working at the base, or going on duty, or something, and he asks me if I'm a SEAL out at the Navy base. I laughed and said "Oh good lord, no. I'm just a fighter maintainer at Tyndall."



As much as gun stores have to deal with the guys who were sooper-tactical-spec-ops-ninja-minigunners, I thought it was funny at the time.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:27:38 PM EST
only by the VA...
fucking .gov is so fucked up
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:28:11 PM EST
me and a guy (who is now a buddy) simultaneously tried to out each other as fakes for about an hour. it was kind of funny, we each went to the bartender and bought the other ones drinks afterwards.

turns out we'd had mutual acquaintances, instructors, some very similar assignments. a few online pics and videos showed both of us with some of the folks we had in common.



Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:28:21 PM EST
All the time.
Nobody ever believes I was a Space Shuttle door gunner.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:28:31 PM EST
nope.



Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:29:37 PM EST
No. I was a Soviet speed bump in the '80's. High speed, low drag...............
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:30:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:31:45 PM EST
I don't know
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:32:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By xviperx420:
Originally Posted By drunkintoaster:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Nope, but then again the Air Force isn't really considered military.


That and who is going to question someone that openly admits they sit behind a desk 85% of the time, with 14% being hands on training for stuff that isn't high speed by any stretch of the imagination and the other 1% getting to play the bad guy on an FTX once every blue moon.


Ask the guys I work with about how much they sat behind their desks when Op Tomodachi kicked off. All the relief aid and equipment to deal with the Fukushima reactor came through my squadron. Plus we dealt with all the aircraft and passengers that got diverted from Sendai Intl when it got buried under a foot of mud.

ETA: Some chick my wife worked with called me a baby killer once.


Granted there are exceptions to everything. I worked like hell to make sure our stuff was ready to go if we got hit for taskings. I myself got tasked to head to Misawa but ended up not going because I fucked my shoulder up the week prior after slipping on some ice. What I was getting at is day to day I am not a cool guy and will never claim to be.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:32:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:32:48 PM EST by RustedAce]
I would if I was new here.

I cant remember what my bootcamp number was, or senior drill instructors name, or what color whatever is or any of that shit.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:33:36 PM EST
No.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:34:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
I was called a war criminal here on ARFCOM for having served in the illegal war in Iraq....and a welfare reciever for the same service...other than that no...


well if you're talking about that shit. Some fucktard accused me and Cinncinatus of being a part of COINTELPRO or some sorta weird fantasy shit.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:35:09 PM EST
Nope. But I don't advertise that I was in. (Except on Arfcom)
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