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Posted: 2/22/2006 2:26:52 PM EDT
My good friend returned home from I raq after serving about a year. His unit is suffering on retention. He is in the National Guard. I will not disclose in what state. Anyway, his enlistment was expiring and the Top(1st seargant) and the retention NCO were trying to get him to re enlist for about 3-4 months before his ETS. Anyway , my friend tells the Top that he will re enlist under some stipulations

1) He gets his Bonus $10k

2) He can have 30/ 30 round mags

3) 4 cases of MRE's

No bullshit, the top came through with the deal. Funny thing is that my friend had all the intentions of re enlisting anyway.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:29:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 2:29:50 PM EDT by OBird]
Wow, they must be desperate. I wonder what kind of deal someone could work out for a four year active duty enlistment...

" *Cough*...that's a nice lookin' M249 you got there.....*cough* "
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:52:14 PM EDT
For real I wish I had that bargaining power when my ETA came around
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:57:34 PM EDT
Yes, if you can get the ATF to approve this Form 5 transfer to me of this M249 which of course was mfrd in the US by FN in 1985, I'll re-up.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:58:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firefoxammo:

1) He gets his Bonus $10k



Its 15K


2) He can have 30/ 30 round mags


The unit can write off 10 % of its mags annually as expendable anyways, but what an incentive


3) 4 cases of MRE's


Every good Supply guy has a few cases stashed away above and beyond their required go to war stocks.


No bullshit, the top came through with the deal. Funny thing is that my friend had all the intentions of re enlisting anyway.


Lucky him. Call me when they give an M16 as a reenlistment bonus instead of that cheesy pin, pen or backpack.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:01:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:01:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OBird:

" *Cough*...that's a nice lookin' M249 you got there.....*cough* "





Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:02:33 PM EDT
LOL!

damn that's goofy i love it
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:08:02 PM EDT
On Fox this morning they were talking about offering some special forces re-ups upwards of $150,000 for another tour.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:09:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kissfan:
On Fox this morning they were talking about offering some special forces re-ups upwards of $150,000 for another tour.


WOW.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:10:23 PM EDT
go for it. And fire any politician that opposed it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:17:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kissfan:
On Fox this morning they were talking about offering some special forces re-ups upwards of $150,000 for another tour.



If its the same i heard they were giving that to SF guys with over 20 years in.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:53:33 PM EDT
The SF thing is true. The senior guys are getting it to extend beyond RCP. Couple of the guys in my unit got em, got em tax free too. I only got $30k, but I'm not complaining.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:04:59 PM EDT
My buddy was talking about his re-enlistment coming up over there, and he's just gonna go ape shit on what he wants.

He figures it can't hurt to ask.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:17:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firefoxammo:
My good friend returned home from I raq after serving about a year. His unit is suffering on retention. He is in the National Guard.



If he's in the CT Guard he's earned it. The deployment schedules of some of those CT units has been insane.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:28:22 PM EDT
my friend doesnt own a AR15 but his time to re-enlist comes up.... ill push for the 30) 30 Rd aR mags!! WOOT!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:31:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kissfan:
On Fox this morning they were talking about offering some special forces re-ups upwards of $150,000 for another tour.



Shit, if I was SF or something along those lines I'd pay THEM to let me stay....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:37:47 PM EDT
Wow. That's pretty cool. 30 mags?

30 x $15 = $450

Not alot of money (compared to the bonus), but it's 30 less mags he has to buy.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:40:29 PM EDT
I would have asked for the same, PLUS an ACOG of my choice (they are cheap to the .gov, right?), a set of gear and body armor... oh and night vision goggles and my own MK23 suppressed/indexed (tax free) w/ LAM, etc.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:46:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 2:46:40 PM EDT by tc556guy]

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
I would have asked for the same, PLUS an ACOG of my choice (they are cheap to the .gov, right?), a set of gear and body armor... oh and night vision goggles and my own MK23 suppressed/indexed (tax free) w/ LAM, etc.


Except those are sensitive or property book items, where the MREs, the mags, etc are not.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:51:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
I would have asked for the same, PLUS an ACOG of my choice (they are cheap to the .gov, right?), a set of gear and body armor... oh and night vision goggles and my own MK23 suppressed/indexed (tax free) w/ LAM, etc.


Except those are sensitive or property book items, where the MREs, the mags, etc are not.



Its all about negotiation. They can make it happen, and not even use their own inventory.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 2:58:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
[Its all about negotiation. They can make it happen, and not even use their own inventory.



Where are you going to find night vision, body armor, etc, that isn't on SOMEONES property book?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:02:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
[Its all about negotiation. They can make it happen, and not even use their own inventory.


Where are you going to find night vision, body armor, etc, that isn't on SOMEONES property book?


That's the magic question,now, isn't it?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:13:23 PM EDT
Recruiting is funny.

After we recieved our Activation Alert for Iraq, we had 3 prior service guys, one of which was part of OIF I, show up and would only enlist if they were guaranteed to go to Iraq. All the free mags and ammo they could use for a year. One guy got a bonus of 2 extra bullets, but he did have to trade in about 2 inches of his right tibia in the process but he is doing well and will return to us in about 8 months.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:45:43 PM EDT
I always joked with my friends that I would would reenlist under 2 conditions:

1) Ten million dollar bonus
2) An autographed picture of god


Now in a few months I'll be doing it for a little less. After deploying all I want is to stay in, it's funny how things change.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:39:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
That's the magic question,now, isn't it?


Ebay, but then you get a visit from Uncle Sam. Happened to one of my guys.
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