GUN Anybody 13F?

jimmybuffett

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Oct 11, 2004
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Arkansas
I'm deciding between 11b and 13f. Any thoughts or opinions? Any other combat related MOS's you would suggest?

It's in the Guard btw.

I've decided I'm going at the beginning of the new year.
 

I-am-Ryan

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Aug 28, 2002
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11B - Little Guns
13B - Big Guns

11B - Queen of Battle
13B - King of Battle

...I'm starting to see a pattern...
 
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jimmybuffett

jimmybuffett

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Oct 11, 2004
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what's up?
what are your questions?
well, I dont know where to start. any additional general information on the MOS that i cant get from about.com/military and the guards page? i was going to just go infantry but i figure this will let me use my brain a little bit more. im going in as an e-3 (got 48 hours of school). its in the guard like i said, no active so im sure its a little different. i dont know any info can help. id rather hear things from you than my recruiter.
 

Blackfox

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Mar 24, 2008
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yea I was the same way when I joined. Depending on what kind of unit you go to your job can vary alot. If you are light (like me) you are a grunt but you hump around a bunch of extra equipment and do all the things they do but you have an extra skill (call for fire). It also depends where you deploy. Iraq you will just be another set of boots on the ground unless you can get to JFO school. Afghanistan they will use the hell out of you.
 

Blackfox

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I don't have any experience with the guard or anything and I'm assuming it's way way different then being active but I've been in for almost 7 years now so I can answer pretty much any question you could have.
 
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jimmybuffett

jimmybuffett

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I know I'm going to be in harms way with any combat related MOS but am I more likely to get hurt/killed as 13f or 11b?

This is not for me, this is to calm my fiance down.
 

Blackfox

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Mar 24, 2008
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I know I'm going to be in harms way with any combat related MOS but am I more likely to get hurt/killed as 13f or 11b?

This is not for me, this is to calm my fiance down.

I mean you are in a combat MOS so you will be more at risk then other's when you deploy but I don't think you are more likely as a 13f or 11b.

and what is JFO school and how do you get in? also will i be able to do airborne and or ranger school with 13f?

yea just get airborne in your contract. I'm not sure I would recommend going right into ranger school after AIT though. JFO is joint fires observer it's basically an additional skill for FO's and we are like halfway JTAC's for the Army.
 
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jimmybuffett

jimmybuffett

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Oct 11, 2004
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I've got the 23 page enlistment papers in front of me. I'm not going to lie, this is an overwhelming feeling. Big commitment. This is a normal feeling right?
 

Maffy29

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Jan 5, 2004
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I've got the 23 page enlistment papers in front of me. I'm not going to lie, this is an overwhelming feeling. Big commitment. This is a normal feeling right?

I just wanted come in during the week and sign my papers and go. Instead, I got conned into doing my re-enlistment in front of the company when the Bn commander was coming for a visit. :hs:
 

Burrito10

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Jun 23, 2004
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I've got the 23 page enlistment papers in front of me. I'm not going to lie, this is an overwhelming feeling. Big commitment. This is a normal feeling right?
Dont crack at MEPS like my dumbass did. they ask you throughout the whole thing, "have you ever smoked mary jane?" I said no the whole time, then the last person, I SWEAR the LAST PERSON asked and I was like ".............. im not going to lie, ma'am. ............ I've smoked once"

What happened next sucked BALLS. had to get my ass chewed by the MEPS station Commander saying shit like, "YOU CAN GO TO PRISON, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SMOKED MARIJUANA?!" but after all that bs I got in anyway.
 

Emanon

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Sep 24, 2003
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Dont crack at MEPS like my dumbass did. they ask you throughout the whole thing, "have you ever smoked mary jane?" I said no the whole time, then the last person, I SWEAR the LAST PERSON asked and I was like ".............. im not going to lie, ma'am. ............ I've smoked once"

What happened next sucked BALLS. had to get my ass chewed by the MEPS station Commander saying shit like, "YOU CAN GO TO PRISON, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SMOKED MARIJUANA?!" but after all that bs I got in anyway.

Why not just tell them you smoked in the first place? :ugh:
 
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