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May 23rd, 2012  
KJ
 
 
Under NO circomstances will you be able to join the FFL with hepatitis.
End of story.

I doubt you will find any military that will take you knowing you are prior infected.

For all the reasons posted above, plus this one.
What military in the world would order a medic/doc/corpsman to work on an infected individual that has an open GSW in theater.
The answer is none.
They would probably do it anyways, knowing the risk they take. That´s just the type of men they are.
But could you look that man you infected with a lifelong decease in the eye afterwards if he was able to save your sorry arse?
If you could your personality is all wrong for the military and you´ll be weeded out during the process anyways.

I hope you find something fullfilling to do with your life wherever you end up..

KJ sends...
May 23rd, 2012  
muscogeemike
 
In 1979 I was an Army Recruiter in FL. A prior service guy came in and wanted to join the FFL. I had just read a book about them which had a contact in Miami for them, I gave it to him and never heard from him again.
May 24th, 2012  
Peturstanislav
 
KJ you know adults wont get chronic hepatitis if i would infect someone like you said.. it is very very unlikley that it would happen ... so clearly you dont know what you are talking about, i had it since i was a infant and i have collected some information on this.
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May 24th, 2012  
Peturstanislav
 
Brinktk why do you think i want to join the army ? i want to do those things, i like when things get hard and you have to go and go and go... I have wished everyday since i was little that i could do something worthy and something that would give me joy and people would look up to me, something honorable, and treat me with respect.. There is nothing else that i think of, adults are very unlikley to get hepatitis for life, I want to join the army for experience and dignity so dont tell me what i can or cannot handle or what i can or cannot do.. It runs in my blood, my uncles, my grandfathers and their fathers were in the military. I am not trying to be mean, it's just breaks me down when people can't just say no but dont give up your hope, instead of being couple of grown up guys you answer with really shitty attitude and that's not dicipline if you guys are making fun of hepatitis... Nice to know that there are soldiers out there that clearly behave like kids
May 24th, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
Sigh...kids...you compare us to kids...

You want us to tell you that it's ok and that all is ok in the world and if you really really want this you will make it...like it will all magically change just for you.

You are not special. You are not the exception. Why should I even consider taking a chance on you when there are much more motivated and qualified individuals who actually listen and are not infected with a disease that can seriously compromise their performance and the morale of my unit?

You're not hearing what we are saying. This is a pipedream. It's not going to happen. I'm not going to sit here and stroke your ego and build your self esteem like a child. I am a soldier. If you have a problem with me or others who have clearly stated to you these harsh truths then you have no business in the military anyways. Guys like me, 42RM, 03USMC, AFSteliga, etc are who you will have to deal with in the military. We don't mince words. We don't sugar coat truths. We talk straight and call it like we see it.

We are in the business of killing and being killed. Everything we do effects the lives of the soldiers we serve with and the civilians we are sworn to protect. I'm not going to sit here and hold your hand, and pat you on the head, telling you all will be well and everything will be okay. This is the real world and we play by big boy rules. Do not pretend to have the faintest clue as to the trepidations of combat. You don't! It's easy to think you would love this or that but the fact is you don't really know until the moment of truth when the **** hits the fan. So quit with the romantic notions of what you think you know.

When I was an instructor I saw guys with your attitude all the time. All piss and vinegar. All so sure they were the ones to break the mold, to conquer the world all by themselves. And they were the ones who ended up alienating themselves from their fellow soldiers or ended up realizing very quickly they were not as good as they thought.

You, my friend, are acting as a child. You ask the advice and counsel of seasoned, combat hardened, soldiers and when we don't give you the rainbows and unicorns answer you want then you accuse us of being big mean childish meanie heads. You have a lot to learn about how the world works...good luck.
May 24th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Let us assume you are accepted into the FFL, you will most likely be deployed to Africa, where you will be exposed to pathogens you have never been exposed to before. The microbiological environment there is way different than the one your body is used to. If you take medicine as a protection toward Malaria for an example; this will influence your liver function seriously, all medicine will influence your liver. The pathogens will without mercy attack your weakest part, probably you will not survive the meeting with these viruses, bacterias, and a real problem in many tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world; the parasites. If you are wounded in action you might transmit this contagious disease to others, especially if the medic has more wounded to take care of. Furthermore, even if you are feeling quite ok right now, you will need to meet an infectious disease physician, gastroenterologist, or a hepatologist regularly. There are many other careers you can consider, but to be in the service is not one of them, not in the Law Enforcement, Para-Rescue, Firefighter, an ER, and not even to work in a professional kitchen. There are many other jobs where you can develop yourself and live a good life
May 24th, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
I think someone has stars in his eyes after reading too many Boy's Own Annual stories about the FFL.

If he hasn't the CDF to listen to those who might have a damn sight better idea of what he's up against, I'd say, "Let him learn the hard way", some people just need to make all their own mistakes.

Obviously he hasn't contacted their recruiting agency yet as they would answer his questions straight up, I would have thought that anyone with any real initiative would have contacted them first. Personally I'd say it's more likely he's a dreamer trying to impress those on this site rather than anyone with any real desire to actually do it.
May 24th, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
I think someone has stars in his eyes after reading too many Boy's Own Annual stories about the FFL.

If he hasn't the CDF to listen to those who might have a damn sight better idea of what he's up against, I'd say, "Let him learn the hard way", some people just need to make all their own mistakes.

Agreed. Maybe we'll finally learn what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object...
May 24th, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
Here y'go,...

http://www.legion-recrute.com/en/contact.php?SM=0

I noticed that one of the conditions was:
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You must be physically fit to serve at all times and in all places
May 24th, 2012  
42RM
 
If I can see it, then I can do it.

If I just believe it, there's nothing to it.

I believe I can fly.

I believe I can touch the sky.

I think about it every night and day.

Did someone just mention Icarus??
 


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