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May 22nd, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
Damn you, 42RM! You mean he doesn't exist? You are ruining my perceptions of the world!
Sadly not since 2000...

May 22nd, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Sadly not since 2000...


Hhahahahhaa, so who was the drunk SoB who showed up every X-mas since then?
May 23rd, 2012  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by Peturstanislav
Well Primus i know a guy that joined the legion in the 70' i think and he had hep and now he is highly ranked in the legion, and I have heard that guys get in if they really show that they wanna be legioners.. That is what I have heard... but then I will have to follow my plan, finish collage and move the the U.S and join the army there. Only army i know of that allows people with Hep b to join if they pass medical waiver which is basicly to see if it is effecting my health, if not then i will get a green light and get in 'cause all military personnel get vaccine when they join have i heard It is so bad that only the U.S army is doing that, or i think so.. if you can get immune by one shot why not do that and open a wider circle..
Were I you. I'd take his word for it. In all probability the person he asked does or did wear a Kepi Blanc. And the 70's mean sh*t as far as recruitment standards today.
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May 23rd, 2012  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42RM
Being a carrier of hepatitis B or hepatitis C excludes service in the British forces. Im almost sure that this also applies to U.S. forces. But perhaps a Yank can clarify this question.
Yes......
May 23rd, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
So what happens if you do join and have to take pills to stay healthy? What happens if you end up in Afghanistan at a combat outpost that is literally in the middle of a mountain range? I'll tell you what the hell happens, you don't get your frickin medicine, you get sick, or catch malaria, and then your platoon is short one more person because you have to be medevaced out of theater.

I don't know who you talked to as a recruiter, but he is wrong. You can't get in with Hep B. The vaccines they give are only effective if administered BEFORE contamination.
May 23rd, 2012  
Peturstanislav
 
Okay brinktk do you really think i would be sick so quick ? of course i could catch malaria like everybody else and many do, but people with hep b should have weak immune system, but i have been watch by a specialist and he says its getting better and better, my liver is doing well, and its not active as we speak, i have like 30% of the virus not more. I get sick for 4 days max a year good shape, good health, dont drink, dont use drugs.. just saying not all people with hep b are weak and dying... and pills to stay healthy dude please what is that ? I only take vitiamins and if you call that some medicine then go read a little bit more about it sir.
May 23rd, 2012  
42RM
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peturstanislav
Okay brinktk do you really think i would be sick so quick ? of course i could catch malaria like everybody else and many do, but people with hep b should have weak immune system, but i have been watch by a specialist and he says its getting better and better, my liver is doing well, and its not active as we speak, i have like 30% of the virus not more. I get sick for 4 days max a year good shape, good health, dont drink, dont use drugs.. just saying not all people with hep b are weak and dying... and pills to stay healthy dude please what is that ? I only take vitiamins and if you call that some medicine then go read a little bit more about it sir.
Listen mate
The military does not give a flying f*** what you think or believe
If you are not up to the standards they demand, you're f***ed

Some of us here who have been in combat knows how hard it is for your body and you have no idea how much stress your system can take before it breaks down.

You have an disease that makes you unfit to become a soldier. End of story! Live with it!
May 23rd, 2012  
Peturstanislav
 
I think your temper would get you killed in combat, of course i dont know how it is to be in combat and you dont know **** about me, i think i can handle a little bit more then you think.. I don't give up or quit and i wont do it on this, when i am in the army one day i will write back to you on this website and tell you how wrong you were.. lets talk then, you really talk like your about 16 years old
May 23rd, 2012  
AFSteliga
 
 
And on that day, everyone here will most likely congratulate you on beating the odds and wish you luck in your career. If you really feel like you've got something to prove by coming back here and telling us all "told you so", then go right for it. Honestly, it's not going to hurt any of us.

You came here with questions. You've gotten your answers. I'm sorry that they aren't what you wanted to hear.
May 23rd, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
As 42RM stated, combat conditions put your body into a severly compromised state. Every single time I have deployed I have lost about 1/5 of my body mass and had one affliction or another from dysentary, colitis, to unknown sicknesses that brought me to my knees. What happens if you're shot? Or blown up? Now every single person who comes in contact with your blood is at risk, even if they've had the vaccine. You're immune system is operating at optimal levels now, in perfect conditions...what about when you've gone weeks without a shower, you're burning 3-4000 calories a day from humping up and down mountains with 40-50 kilos of equipment for weeks on end, your water supply may consist of dropping halozone tablets into parasitic water, and mosquitoes and flies crawl all over you all the time? This environment will break down even the fittest of soldiers. Now you expect a military to take a chance that may eventually cost lives so you can fullfill your dream?


There are no do overs in combat and very few second chances. The battlefield is not the place to find out if you've got what it takes based off of what YOU think. Everyone thinks they're the exception to the rule until the chips are down and bullets are cracking by their head. Then, when the stench of bile, burning bodies, and death meets your nostrils and the vision of fly infested decapitated human remains meets your eyes you quickly find out that you are no better and no less immune to the travesty of war.

42RM, 03USMC, myself and many others on here have bared witness to all of this over the years and we are telling you how it is. You need to check the attitude at the door because in our line of work conjecture is meaningless, experience is hard earned and should be adhered to.
 


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