Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

View Poll Results: What branch did/would you serve in?

Voters
81. You may not vote on this poll
  • Army

    15 18.52%
  • Air Force

    21 25.93%
  • Navy

    19 23.46%
  • Marines

    11 13.58%
  • Coast Guard

    6 7.41%
  • National Guard

    3 3.70%
  • Not American Citizen, or I WOULD NEVER SERVE A MILITARY

    6 7.41%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 57
  1. #1
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What branch of military?

    What branch of military did you serve in, or "if you were ever to serve", would you choose as the branch for you?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  2. #2
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,115
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    US Army, I drove and later was a tank commander.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  3. #3
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm honestly not sure if Coast Guard and/or National Guard count as branches, but you can decide for yourselves.

    I was never in military, but most of my family from mom's side were Navy and I've always loved the ocean/ships, so I'd choose Navy if I were to go.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  4. #4
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,674
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Couldn't get in now if I wanted to, but if I were to go in to the military it would be army. Probably try to be a ranger if I could.

  5. #5
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere
    Couldn't get in now if I wanted to, but if I were to go in to the military it would be army. Probably try to be a ranger if I could.
    Same here...it's all theoretical. I'm too old and fat for ANY branch...
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    did 9 years in an Army Nat'l Guard Field Artillery unit, 14 months vicinity Baghdad. deployment and children were the only reason I ever left. it sucks beyond words watching your firstborn son open his first birthday present over a webcam.

    many thanks, though, to those who went before me and paved the way to life as we know it now...

    *props to vets of all kinds*
    Call me Fred, call me Clyde
    I just like to ride...

  7. #7
    MOLON LABE rabidchicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southwest Florida
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tassajara, Trek 1500, Specialized 415
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Four years US Army, 91B, Combat medic!
    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson

  8. #8
    Ride to Ride Pugsly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cary, NC
    My Bikes
    Fuji C7 full DA
    Posts
    642
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    US Army, 33R

  9. #9
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,115
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mlwarriner
    did 9 years in an Army Nat'l Guard Field Artillery unit, 14 months vicinity Baghdad. deployment and children were the only reason I ever left. it sucks beyond words watching your firstborn son open his first birthday present over a webcam.

    many thanks, though, to those who went before me and paved the way to life as we know it now...

    *props to vets of all kinds*
    Props to you as well for your service, ya Redleg artillery grunt, from a treadhead!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  10. #10
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,507
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My branch doesn't officially exist...

  11. #11
    MOLON LABE rabidchicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southwest Florida
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tassajara, Trek 1500, Specialized 415
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    My branch doesn't officially exist...
    Girl scouts?
    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson

  12. #12
    Senior Member chipcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    My Bikes
    Surly Big Dummy, Fuji World, 80ish Bianchi
    Posts
    24,366
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    << Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

  13. #13
    Senior Member skiahh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    CO Springs, CO
    My Bikes
    08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
    Posts
    1,033
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think my recent posts in the guys thread explain which branch I'm in.
    www.teamnavycycling.org
    2010 Pivot Mach 429
    09 Felt Nine Race
    03 Litespeed Tuscany

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Props to you as well for your service, ya Redleg artillery grunt, from a treadhead!

    friggin' tankers

    Call me Fred, call me Clyde
    I just like to ride...

  15. #15
    Senior Member scrapmetal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Quartered safe out here
    My Bikes
    197x?? Raleigh rescued from scrap metal; Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    382
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    US Army, I drove and later was a tank commander.
    fellow tankhead

    I was trained in engineering (non military) college to be technical officer for T55. Actually learned that beast to the last bolt, drowe it few times, was too tall for a tank platoon leader which was the other option.
    Po všetkém hovno, enem po včelách med.

  16. #16
    5 stringer cpljohnst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    My Bikes
    06' Tirreno Raza 2000, 88' Schwinn Traveler
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Marine Reservist, activated for the Gulf War. Served with 2nd Marine Division during invasion of Kuwait. MOS 7212 - Stinger (Shoulder fired AA missle) Gunner

  17. #17
    Jewish Media Conspirator asherlighn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Maine
    My Bikes
    Trek 5200, IRO Jamie Roy, Felt F75, and an old GT mountain bike
    Posts
    921
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Army, 13f, career specialist.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

  18. #18
    Chief Slacking Officer ms.gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The City by the Lake
    My Bikes
    Fuji Track SE, Cannondale R300
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wanted to go into the Air Force for I always wanted to learn how to fly. Because of having to wear glasses I couldn't/didn't sign up.
    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Giolander: There can be only one.
    Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?

  19. #19
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,115
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by scrapmetal
    fellow tankhead

    I was trained in engineering (non military) college to be technical officer for T55. Actually learned that beast to the last bolt, drowe it few times, was too tall for a tank platoon leader which was the other option.
    T55? Soviet? Where are you located, just out of curiosity?
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  20. #20
    MOLON LABE rabidchicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southwest Florida
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tassajara, Trek 1500, Specialized 415
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    I wanted to go into the Air Force for I always wanted to learn how to fly. Because of having to wear glasses I couldn't/didn't sign up.
    There is always the UAV field.
    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson

  21. #21
    Tail End Charlie Ritehsedad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Maine, The Way Life Should Be
    My Bikes
    Fuji Nevada MTB, Giant OCR1
    Posts
    545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've worked for the Navy for 26 years. But if I had gone into the Service, it probably would have been the Air Force.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

  22. #22
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It depends....does any ofhtem have a role called "jack--- with a *** and a backpack of bungie cords?" If so, then I'm totally going to be in that one.
    -------- __@
    ----- _`\<,_
    ---- (*)/ (*)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

  23. #23
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,115
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    It depends....does any ofhtem have a role called "jack--- with a *** and a backpack of bungie cords?" If so, then I'm totally going to be in that one.
    Special forces
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  24. #24
    Senior Member scrapmetal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Quartered safe out here
    My Bikes
    197x?? Raleigh rescued from scrap metal; Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    382
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    T55? Soviet? Where are you located, just out of curiosity?
    Virginia now, but originally from Prague, Czechoslovakia.

    We had 55 and 54M when I was in the service (1988 - 1989) never got close to T72.


    Funny, met here a chopper pilot - we found something to talk about right away since they tought him where to shoot rockets at russian tanks and they tought me to fix them

    He was saying behind the second wheel on either side - on the left it goes to the driver, on the right there is the inner fuel tank with 100 mm ammo in it - both good spots for the attacker
    Po všetkém hovno, enem po včelách med.

  25. #25
    Senior Member chipcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    My Bikes
    Surly Big Dummy, Fuji World, 80ish Bianchi
    Posts
    24,366
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Special forces
    Hey now! I just know you wanna qualify that by saying ARMY special forces...cuz them folks really are 'special'.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •