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Posted: 12/24/2005 12:54:25 PM EDT
Do you get to keep your .mil email address? I get zero spam email with my ako email address, and am wondering if I'll get to keep it once I'm out.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:59:27 PM EDT
When I got out, there was no such thing as a ".mil" address.

Damn...I don't FEEL old.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:01:06 PM EDT
been out two years, still have mine
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:08:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
When I got out, there was no such thing as a ".mil" address.

Damn...I don't FEEL old.



ditto
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
been out two years, still have mine



Sweet, did you retire or ets though?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:13:35 PM EDT
ETS
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:17:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
ETS



Sweet, thanks. Its a nice professional email address. Better then handing out my gmail address I guess.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:29:52 PM EDT
They shut my AKO down after 90 days.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:32:10 PM EDT

Email address? I thought you were supposed to tie your boots together and hang them from the power line out front of the barracks?

What the hell do they teach these guys nowadays!

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:41:40 PM EDT
Maybe in the Army. In the AF you don't even keep it if you get stationed somewhere without NIPRNET access. You would lose it when you outprocess your squadron for PCS.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:52:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CAR-10:
Maybe in the Army. In the AF you don't even keep it if you get stationed somewhere without NIPRNET access. You would lose it when you outprocess your squadron for PCS.




^^correct
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:35:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackeye:
Email address? I thought you were supposed to tie your boots together and hang them from the power line out front of the barracks?

What the hell do they teach these guys nowadays!




HAHA!
I tossed my spit shined Jump Boots in the wire at Ledward barracks when I left also.

Yea, email... In the 80's we used a pen and paper and waited 2 weeks for a reply!

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:12:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 3:13:10 PM EDT by SWO_daddy]

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
When I got out, there was no such thing as a ".mil" address.

Damn...I don't FEEL old.


+1

I never even SAW a PC in the .mil (1984 - 1994)
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:18:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sledhead907:

Originally Posted By CAR-10:
Maybe in the Army. In the AF you don't even keep it if you get stationed somewhere without NIPRNET access. You would lose it when you outprocess your squadron for PCS.




^^correct



The Army uses both the AKO system (Armywide, follows you no matter where you go) and the outlook based email (mine is good for everything within the USARPAC area, I can email anyone within USARPAC just by searching their name and clicking on the right email address.) I lose mine if I change UIC, dont even need to PCS because each battalion has their own computer geek that controls access among other things.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:29:58 PM EDT
There were no .mil addys when I was in but then again there was no internet either.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:03:51 PM EDT
Your email account *should* be terminated once you leave the service.
That usally happens when you out process, before your DD-214 goes into effect.

As far as the Navy and Marines go, with NMCI, your email account is *supposed to* follow you around as long as you are still on active military duty with a command that has a UIC.

Once you transfer from a command your email account is not shut off, you just don't have a UIC that your account can be attached to.

Some command computer geeks will not delete your account from the commands UIC so your account will still be active when you transfer.

Two years TheRedHorseman? Where do you check your email from?
What branch of the service?

I used to be able to check my local .mil email account from home, once it changed over to NMCI that went away.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:42:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackeye:
Email address? I thought you were supposed to tie your boots together and hang them from the power line out front of the barracks?

What the hell do they teach these guys nowadays!




Power line...

IMHO, Boots are best retired on Ebay...

(I have a few pair of black ones that will be making the trip soon enough... Yeah, it's early, but I just like the DCU/ACU boots better)...
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:44:59 PM EDT
Been out 20 years, We had Commadore 64's
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:07:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OZ309:
There were no .mil addys when I was in but then again there was no internet either.



Same here Damn I'm getting old.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:13:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By blackeye:
Email address? I thought you were supposed to tie your boots together and hang them from the power line out front of the barracks?

What the hell do they teach these guys nowadays!




Power line...

IMHO, Boots are best retired on Ebay...

(I have a few pair of black ones that will be making the trip soon enough... Yeah, it's early, but I just like the DCU/ACU boots better)...



Ive got 13 pairs of boots, 9 are black. Two pairs have never been worn (a set of Rockies and a set of jungles), I wonder how much I can get for them all...
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:17:54 PM EDT
If you got out and are reserves or IRR you will keep it until your commitment is up. I've been out since early 02 and still have mine because of this.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:46:54 PM EDT
They didn't even have computers when I ETSed in March of 1970.
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