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Monday, April 13th, 2009
4:45 pm
A question...
Okay, so, I am not in the AROTC. I want to be, though. I have the scholarship application, and I'm wondering about the sports and other extra curriculars.

Are those deciding factors?

I was in Marching Band (Varsity sport,) but had to quit due to injury late in the season. I am looking into surgery for the knee I injured, so hopefully all goes well.

I've also been in Small Schools Initiative aswell, which is like an independent student government.

Should I look into more sports next school year? I really only play basketball, and I love Band. I tried Track & Field (throwing,) but I didn't like it. Any reccomendations? (I'm a girl, by the way.)

I have okay grades, I'm working on those. I'm also losing weight, and building up my strength.

Thanks in advance! (:

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, April 11th, 2009
1:49 pm
survey about police interrogations and confessions

I am writing to ask for your help with an online survey that I am conducting.  The survey is about police interrogations and confessions.

The survey should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete. We especially need people with a military background as they are not often surveyed about these beliefs. However, any individual regardless of their background is greatly appreciated. In order to participate, you must be over the age of 18, and currently reside in the United States.

To take the survey, please click this link. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/118794/zh3t4

Thank you for you help
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
11:15 am
New Community
Nothing says I can't put this here but if it annoys you guys just let me know and I'll delete the post.

I made this community a while ago and just wanted to go fishing for any Riflemen around who may be interested.
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
10:10 am
Happy Birthday
Happy 231st Birthday US Army.
Monday, June 12th, 2006
6:55 pm
hey all,

my AROTC new student orienation and "sit-down" with the PMS will take place on 21 aug. is there anything i should do in preparation for this meeting? can anyone think of some good questions to ask during the orientation?


Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
7:06 pm
Quick question.
I've been awarded a 4 year scholarship. What uniforms have other scholarship recipients been expected to wear during their first year?
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
7:47 pm
Hello all.

Name's Emily and I've been offered two four-year ROTC Nursing Scholarships to the University of Idaho-- one from the Navy, and one from the Army. I will be graduating from high school this June, and at some point before then, I'll have to make a decision. Now, I realize you're all probably a bit biased as far as which branch I should choose, but I thought you all could lend a more realistic perspective to the whole experience. I'll probably be asking questions as they come up.

Thanks a lot!

6:51 pm
Hello Hello..
Hey, haven't seen much posting on this lately, just thought I'd try and get things moving again.

I'm still trying to find any/all info about Fort Bliss, TX, where my OBC will be. If any of you are from the area could you help me out? I've been to the MWR site and the El Paso CoC site, but I want to know more about post. Right now I'm trying to figure out what the BOQs are like, and whether they allow pets, because I really want to take my dog with me. Any info would be awesome!
Thursday, December 22nd, 2005
11:07 pm
hello, cadets!

Is anyone in the National Guards Simultaneous Membership Program, or whatever it is called (being an enlisted ANG soldier and an ROTC cadet at the same time, SMP is the antonym for it anyhow)

I'm in Army JROTC right now near Pittsburgh, and I'm looking into going that route.

PS: My last update I wanted to join the Marines, but about 2 weeks or so ago I decided the army would be a better choice, plus I know the basics of the army already from being in a better-than-average JROTC program (Beaver Area High School; Bobcat Batallion. Our region command is in either Fort Dix NJ, but we always have visits from a Colonel at Pitt in the City, so, that might be our command place instead, but I digress, we're good.).
Sunday, December 11th, 2005
3:16 pm
One Dollar
I got my coin for my commissioning. I ordered it on line. I never seen a silver dollar before and it's a 2005 American Eagle Silver dollar with Liberty on the back... it looks fake, but I suppose it's becuase it's brand new? It's a little big heavier then I expected too. Well, I guess I should be less embarressed if it were fake then giving a role of quarters like some one did a few years ago.

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
9:01 pm

Ok, here's the deal. I'm applying for the ROTC with an intention to become an intelligence officer. From what I read on a number of websites, it sounds like an exciting job. However, I was talking with a friend today and he was warning me that it is more tedious than I think. According to him, all intelligence officers do is prepare PowerPoint presentations. Basically they do all the research/homework, inform and brief other officers, and the cycle repeats. I wanted to hear from what you guys think. How true is this?

On a side note, are there any Communications Officers out there who can tell me a bit more about your jobs/daily tasks? 

x-posted to arotc

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
4:24 pm
My sympathies go out to the left coast.

Seriously. Banning military recruiters? Are people suddenly unable to make life decisions?

But on an entirely different topic, best of luck to those of you who are branching!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
11:16 pm
And another thing...
Since it looks like I'm going to be spending some time at Fort Bliss (home of Air Defense), does anyone know anything about the Texas/El Paso/etc. area?
1:52 pm
Hey MSIVs!
I dunno how many of you are out there, but how did branching go??

I got ADA (which was uh.. not my first choice..)
(anybody want to switch? I'll take pretty much anything else... *lol*)
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
11:47 am
Any Idea's??
I am incharge of creating an FLRC course... any idea's on what obsticales I can put together?
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
6:11 pm
you guys have been awesome
Well, it looks like the chances of me actually doing ROTC have gone away. I discovered that I have hypothyroidism, which makes it unlikely that the military will take me back. I mean, I know that "where there's a will, there's a waiver", and that the Army is so understaffed that they would help me get that waiver, but I have to wonder if it's worth it. Chances of getting deployed? About 90%. I have a small child and another on the way that will need their mother, and while I have no doubts that my husband could do a fine job taking care of them I'm not sure that I want to miss all the important moments. As former enlisted, I really do understand that the military is a sacrifice, but I'm not sure it's one that I'm willing to make... We'll see. I can still take the first class or two without any obligation, as long as they're not giving me a scholarship. Right?
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
9:35 am
I got through Warrior Forge alive!!

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
4:37 pm
Active duty vs. Reserves
I was thinking about the future for my boyfriend. He has one more year left of ROTC and will be comissioned in the spring of 2006.

This is his situation: He is still debating whether or not he should go active duty or reserves. Our goal is to pick the option that would advance his career, of course, but also allow him to live near me and his family, which is in the midwest region near Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc. He mentions that he is looking into going into Intelligence and/or Psychological Operations, although I am not familiar with these terms to be quite honest. I want to learn more.

What are some advantages and disadvantages of going reserves instead of active duty? And what are a cadets' chances of getting a base that is in the midwest region?
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
9:40 am
Warrior Forge
Hi everyone!

My name is Thanh (pronounced like "tying"), and my boyfriend Mike is in his last year of Army ROTC. He is currently training for two months, AKA Warrior Forge in Ft. Lewis near Tacoma, Washington.

My question is if there is anyone who went through Warrior Forge before. If so, I had some questions, which include:

(1) How often could you make calls?
(2) Could you receive mail from home? If so, did they give you any time to read it?
(3) Did they feed you well over there?
(4) Is the training extremely extensive? He's got an injured foot from this past spring that he tried to heal before summer in hopes that he can still go through this training well, so I was worrying a bit.

As you can probably tell, I am very proud of him and miss him terribly already, wondering if he's okay. I want my cadet home ASAP. Thanks so much for your help!


Current Mood: worried
Sunday, June 19th, 2005
1:50 pm
My rotc name is C/LTC Nicholas Smilie. I live in North Carolina and ive just graduated however i still am concidered a cadet at the school. well untill i leave for basic training that is. 6 July. i joined the reserves and after i get back from AIT (which is in Arizona) i might be goin to Wentworth Military Academy. However i am still looking to other options so dont hold me to that. im still lookin at going to maybe NC State or slight possibility of UNC Charlotte.

P.S. my mos is 96B (military intel. analysis)

Current Mood: content
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