First time I've meet a trainee on the Trail.

Discussion in 'Freemasons in the Military' started by alterian, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. alterian

    alterian Registered User

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    So Friday we picked up a new cycle. First time I seen a brother going through training. I'm at FT. Benning BTW, I didn't introduce myself but. he was wearing a ring and I asked about it. I don't know if its proper to introduce myself or if I even should, what your opinions.
     
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  2. Brother JC

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    You'll have to weigh the student/instructor familiarity level and decide, but before it's all over I would introduce myself and ask what lodge he's from.


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  3. Ripcord22A

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    Red cycle? If so absolutely not. Make him take that ring off and burn him up for it. Then ride him harder then all other trainees till the move in to ait, then call him in to ur office and id ur self.
     
  4. Ripcord22A

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    One of my battle buddies was a mason and so was one of our DS. He told us that the drill was and it always seemed like they were more buddy buddy then the rest....
     
  5. Bloke

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    If you're an instructor, I would not.. wait until it's all done .
     
  6. alterian

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    Yeah, ill wait.
     
  7. MarkR

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    What level of training are we talking about? I was at Fort McCoy for retraining to a new MOS, my instructor, MSG Budd, was wearing a S&C ring. I was an SFC. Since we were both Viet Nam vets, we usually had lunch together. I talked to him about his ring, and he ended up being my top-line signer.

    As is apparent in my statement, we were both senior NCO's, so that's why I was asking what level training.
     
  8. alterian

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    Its Infantry OSUT, basic training. He seems mature at least more so then the average privates that come through. Ill wait a few weeks maybe a month or two.
     
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  9. Bloke

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    It would be funny if he's a member here, reading and ready to do the reversesuplex :)
     
  10. Ripcord22A

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    They dont have access to internet and phones yet
     
  11. Bloke

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    No wonder they say basic is tough ;p
     
  12. Bloke

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    That's what you think:p

    Cause they ain't been properly trained how to use 'em ? ;p
     
  13. MarkR

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    If the Army wanted you to have a phone, they'd have issued you one.
     
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  14. Ripcord22A

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    As a recruiter i am issued one...lol
     
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  15. Bloke

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    So you can call people to get them in the Army and send them to boot camp where they take away phones.. oh the irony :p
     
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  16. Ripcord22A

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    When I went through Basic training in '03 cell phones were just starting to get going. When I became a recruiter in '09 and had my first recruit come back on Leave after training and tell me they got to use their phones on sundays, I flippin lost my mind, then I realized....I got to call home on sundays and it took about 5 hrs to get the whole company through 4 pay phones. If the Drill Sgts can just give everyone their phones tell them all to turn them on and start the 5 min timer that cuts 4hrs and 55min out of phone time that can be used for training. Also we weren't aloud to have a camera or magazines or anything. now that they have their phones they get to take Pics and stuff while waiting to turn in their phone or when they are given more time.....Armys going soft man....Back in myDay......
     
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  17. appzdude

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    Those going through now will have a "back in my day" story soon enough.

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  18. Ripcord22A

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    yup every generation does...lol
     
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  19. MarkR

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    Hey, I'm so old I had a Service Number; RA68086923.
     
  20. Brother JC

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    "That's not how we did it my year!"
     
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