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July 29th, 2004  
jen.parabellum
 
 

Topic: (waving)


Hi Everyone,

I'm Jen (points to screen name), I'm planning on enlisting into the USAR next year and serve until I graduate from college (which I'm hoping will be the North Georgia College & State University) and then switch over to Active Duty. I'm interested in becoming a MI Officer either 97B or E. While attending NGCSU, I plan to enroll in their language program that will allow me to attend DLI in Monterey, learning Arabic.

Currently, I'm in High School (Flathead High School in Kalispell, MT) and a member of the Policy Debate team, of our "famous" speech and debate program.

Military has been in my family for a long time, the reason why I've partly came to be was back when Stalin was in control of the Soviet Union and in the 20s, he was recruiting for his Red Army. Well if you didn't go, you'd be sent to the labor camps in Siberia, however my great-grandfather from the Ukraine escaped to Nova Scotia yet the rest of his family was indeed sent to the labor camp, where his brother even died of TB. So my family has known, even though it's been three generations ago, what it's like to be under the control of a brutal dictator.

My father's step father - served in Asia during WWII with the Army, and he was involved in the Baatan Death March. They even chopped his finger off.

My great-uncle, whose still kicking, served in the Korea and Vietnam wars (he was in Korea as a pilot in both the Navy and USMC - and was shot down twice and almost captured ... twice) and then Vietnam as an advisor. Then he worked for the CIA for twenty years as an operative. Also he was at Parris Island when Platoon #71 went out and several of them never came back.

And my father even served two years in the Army. Currently though my brother is serving on his second tour (third Middle East tour) in Iraq, he nearly lost his leg today when another truck backed up and nearly took it off. Then his unit's convoy got hit with an RPG but no one was hurt (thank God).

And my cousin, is in the Navy, finishing up his AIT at the Great Lakes.


All together, I think I've even had relatives fighting back during the Revolutionary War, but I won't bore you with those details And I found the site due to my love of quotes, which is an odd thing ... but at least I'm not loving like drugs.


So I hope to learn things while being here.
July 29th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Great intro Jen, welcome to the forums!

I remove the names of your cusin and brother, you never know who visits this forum...

Remember PERSEC!
(that goes to all of you )

Quote:
"Si vis pacem, para bellum"
("If you want peace, prepare for war!")
- Flavius Vegetius Renatus
http://www.military-quotes.com/vegetius-renatus.htm
Good luck with your "praparation for war" Jen..
July 29th, 2004  
jen.parabellum
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
Great intro Jen, welcome to the forums!

I remove the names of your cusin and brother, you never know who visits this forum...

Remember PERSEC!
(that goes to all of you )

Quote:
"Si vis pacem, para bellum"
("If you want peace, prepare for war!")
- Flavius Vegetius Renatus
http://www.military-quotes.com/vegetius-renatus.htm
Good luck with your "praparation for war" Jen..

Thanks Redleg, totally spaced that out ... and yes that's my favorite quote.
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July 29th, 2004  
782.matt
 
 
Welcome! 8)
July 29th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
welcome jen
July 29th, 2004  
jen.parabellum
 
 
Thank you 782.matt and nulli secundus
July 29th, 2004  
Pogue
 
welcome
July 29th, 2004  
jen.parabellum
 
 
Thanks for the welcome Pogue
July 29th, 2004  
doomshot
 
 
welcome to the forums jen
July 30th, 2004  
jen.parabellum
 
 
Gracias doomshot and welcome to yourself as well