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  1. Back story to this is that US based restaurants in Iraq have been getting attacked so the now have Military security.
  2. You want close , you can always have a chance
  3. As far as the Un flag this is the proper way to place it
  4. And never even think about getting close to the lone Bull , they are the ones that even the herd deems to aggressive and mean to stay with the herd, so they run him out.
  5. Bison 1 touron 0 no video so cant decide on her landing But buff got her airborne about a foot https://youtu.be/L-n5MF-gGYw?si=F86x_99Z5v2-tf4i
  6. been to over 100 military Funerals and Never . Neither do I but been to too many , Not much join in handing a flag to a 3 year old , as far as not attending your own let us know how that works out
  7. The Marine Corps has launched a pilot program that will allow qualified recruits to enter the Corps with a rank as high as gunnery sergeant. The two-year Marine Talent Acquisition Pilot Program, announced Friday in a Marine Corps administrative message, is targeting Marine veterans, qualified prior service members from other branches and civilians with specific qualifications. The pilot program will focus on military occupational specialty shortfalls, specifically in cyber and signals intelligence, for this first effort, according to the message. Those jobs are 1721 cyberspace warfare operator and 2629 signals intelligence collection manager. “The time and investment in identifying, acquiring, and developing talent is significant, especially in these fields,” Lt. Gen. James Glynn, deputy commandant of Manpower and Reserve Affairs, said in a statement. “This initiative enhances readiness and contributes to lethality by leveraging proven private sector talent to rapidly meet critical areas of capability.” All military services have struggled to recruit and retain cyber specialists, who often can command significantly higher salaries in civilian jobs. In July 2023, the Marine Corps tripled its signing bonus for new cyber enlistees to $15,000 up from the $5,000 bonus from the previous year. It was the highest signing bonus for any job in the Marine Corps at the time. The Corps is considering Marine veterans, prior service military members and civilians. If accepted, the applicant would begin receiving pay up to the rank of gunnery sergeant, or the E-7 pay grade, once they begin recruit training. Current pay for an E-7 with less than two years’ service is $3,625 a month or $43,500 annually. Marines in this pilot program will be allowed to progress through standard promotions to the ranks of master sergeant, E-8, and master gunnery sergeant, E-9. They will not be allowed to promote to first sergeant, E-8, or sergeant major, E-9. Civilians and other prior services will be required to complete Marine Corps recruit training. Marine veterans are not required to repeat recruit training. The candidates will then be allowed to wear their rank upon completing job training, according to the message. Marine Corps Recruiting Command will oversee the pilot with temporarily assigned subject matter experts from the two job fields, according to the message. The program is looking to find 10 qualified applicants across both specialties, Manpower and Reserve Affairs spokeswoman Maj. Danielle Phillips said. The command hasn’t yet decided if this recruitment effort may later include other high-demand job specialties. “The pilot is currently focused on these two occupational specialties and serves as a proof of concept on where we may go next,” Phillips said. “While we are not currently considering additional MOSs, we will assess the feasibility of expanding over the course of this pilot.” The message requires performance feedback on the Marines and the pilot program’s process at the six month and one year mark from when the applicants begin serving in their billet. Civilians and other prior military service members must ship to recruit training prior to age 35. Marine veterans age requirements are assessed through calculations based on their age, years of active service and whether they could complete 20 years of active service before age 62. The job qualification requirements are detailed. Marine veterans seeking to re-enter the Corps must have held certain jobs. For the cyberspace warfare operator, a Marine previously must have held that specialty or one of the following specialties: 2611 cryptologic cyberspace analyst or 1711 offensive cyberspace operator. The minimum requirement includes having completed the Joint Cyberspace Analyst Course, but the preferred credentials include the U.S. Cyber Command/National Security Agency exploitation analyst work role certification. For other military services, the applicants must have held either an Army 17 series, cyber operations specialist; Air Force 1B series, cyber operations; and for the Navy a cryptologic technician networks cyber warfare technician series specialty. On the civilian side, those without military experience must have a degree in one of the following: computer science, information systems, engineering or related discipline and knowledge or experience with the National Security Agency’s post-apprentice cryptologic cyber network operator training standards. For the signals intelligence collection manager, a Marine must have held one of the following job specialties: 2621 communications intelligence/electromagnetic warfare operator; 2631 electronic intelligence/electronic warfare analyst; 2641 cryptologic language analyst; 2651 intelligence surveillance reconnaissance systems engineer. For other military services, signals intelligence applicants must have held either an Army 35 series military intelligence; Air Force 1N intelligence series or Navy cryptologic technician series. Civilians seeking the signals intelligence job must have a degree in one of the following: computer science, information systems, engineering or related discipline and experience with signals intelligence, electromagnetic warfare, cyberspace operations collection and ground processing architecture and associated systems. If accepted, the applicant would begin receiving pay up to the rank of gunnery sergeant, or the E-7 pay grade, once they begin recruit training. Current pay for an E-7 with less than two years’ service is $3,625 a month or $43,500 annually. And here we laughed at Contract Cpl's LOL Dont bet on a Promotion after that E-7 in Boot camp https://www.armytimes.com/news/2024/06/04/marines-fast-track-qualified-cyber-signals-recruits-to-rank-of-gunny/?utm_campaign=fb_at&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR0ed6PInhA4_s1TJw0XviJd-UPKANTooFB-CVEw3f3fy6atb38rjk4vuzE_aem_AdODbMqmrLNuL9qb47PzxwuSOX_Q_zP9An88MbJo_Gv9OFOubnN-IUlNuN0R-K95HNuPaFlPYZBrSNmx5Elr8zPx
  8. Heck my 3 year old son sat on Bodacious (J31A) outside of Boot Barn in Las Vegas while Tuff and I bs'd
  9. No waiting for the Live interactive version .
  10. We always slow down to what the Blue state cars approach the herd around here . We No longer warn just sit back and enjoy the Touron tossing , had one in Hospital here for 6 months last year . We hear too many times "If it was dangerous they would have them in a fenced area , LOL Lady you crossed that fence 6 miles back . And that yapping ankle biter wont stop what mama will do to you getting in between Mama and baby , so Unless you can run 35 mph in flip flops dodging that rattle snake you are about to step on have fun Fun fact most are during Sturgis Rally seems they dont really care for your blaring radio and revving to hear your exhaust
  11. Then they asked me how important it was to me if the product I bought was from a Woman owned business Minority owned business Asian owned business Pacific islander owned business Veteran owned business Handicapped owned business Lgbcxw queer owned business If I see this i wont buy from them period the ONLY exception would be a a Veteran owned business , But I can only use so many tshirts and coffee . I buy a product for what it not who you sleep with .
  12. Yes and we all know all 'law abiding Conservatives" wont come to help and back you . Why América is lost , only one way to overcome violence and it isnt at the voting booth .
  13. Not a chance of me moving to a blue state not my home why should I fight again for them ,
  14. So The liberals win and Get exactly what they wanted . Just like they have done for years and we do nothing . America is lost.
  15. IN Memory of means yes headstone only A Government memorial headstone or marker for placement in a national cemetery will be of the standard design authorized for the cemetery in which it will be placed. In addition to the authorized inscription on a Government memorial headstone or marker, the phrase "In Memory Of" is mandatory.
  16. And I made a mental health civilian leave over a not much happened deployment
  17. Dont even have to be moving, We had a couple convoy combat simulators that the Gunners would be sick after a session https://www.dvidshub.net/video/721877/b-roll-marines-take-combat-convoy-simulator
  18. Well about that , On the other side we have a convert that banned bump stocks and....
  19. That would be very weird considering 90 percent of my relatives are dead. Memorial day I always go up to National Cemetery before the once a year crowd . got asked if I was looking for someone on 3 occasions . The Last I responded, "No, I know this place better than most I have Grand Parents, Uncles , Aunts, Nephews , Nieces , Wife, In laws , friends and even a couple KIA's I know here" , He just said Ohh and walked away .
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