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Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... #7621045
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...at least since the end of Vietnam and the start of the all-volunteer military. In case you didn't know, 2022 is turning out to be the worst year in recruitment/retention for the U,S, military since 1973.

https://www.heritage.org/defense/commentary/military-recruiting-faces-its-biggest-challenge-years

Then the wokesters/ sycophants in the Pentagon go and do this to 60,000 Guard and Reserve soldiers. But, hey, let's go for a direct war with Russia anyway. My paratroop kid may yet spill his blood/get blown up in some place outside of the USA but at least he got a shot at going to Alaska for his re-enlistment first....

https://www.military.com/daily-news...d-reserve-soldiers-pay-and-benefits.html


"And God said, Let us make man in our image Öand let them have dominion Öand all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621128
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Itís a purge of all our military and our law enforcement agencies. Soon all the ranks will be full of woke commies. The other soft purge that most donít consider is all the young patriots that see this kind of stuff and donít sign up. They want to blow up stuff and shoot things and there is no way they are sitting through classes on inclusion, pronouns, ect..


Everything the left touches it destroys
Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621129
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They are slowly but strongly surrendering our country to whomever wants it.


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Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: Gary Benson] #7621135
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They sure are Gary. Was talking to a guy the other day and he mentioned that our side has always been the champion of our military and LEOís and how that is slowly changing. Not a fun conversation


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Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621147
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I dont know if it was real or not, but i saw a video the other day that claimed to be a training video for the Navy. It was regarding what pronouns to use and how to handle if you misidentified someones gender.

Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: Pawnee] #7621152
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
Itís a purge of all our military and our law enforcement agencies.


Iím actually okay with this. There will be less chance of firing on someone you donít mean to.


-Goofy-
Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7621178
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^^^ yeppers


Let's go Brandon

"Shall not comply" with morons who don't understand "shall not infringe."
Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621274
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Often I'm not willing to post my thoughts but sometimes others do it for me. Good job hobby.

Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621280
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when does the firing start? I do not see very many willing to do any of that....



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Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621298
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Information is brought to a gathering at my place from gatherings at others. Those attendees take info back.

Itís a small group and everybody knows one another. I would invite you to one but I donít want to be the guy that brings in an outsider. lol

Before there are fighting plans there must be funding and feeding plans.


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Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7621343
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Extremely low UE with rising wages and huge employment opportunites, coupled with the fact that only 1 in 20 families today have someone in the military, so other than parades and special events there is hardly any connection with the military and the civilian society. We are also seeing the combination of politics, domestic and foreign relations and a totally volintary military. Hard to be one of the biggest, best and protector of many when we don't have a better method of maintaining our forces. We have thrown a ton of money into the miltary since the 1980s to modernize and equip well trained troops. We may need to really study the model we have been following.
If we can't maintain a strong military we should take a look at our past usage of the military and plan for the future and how we want that to look. Way to easy and financially beneficial at this time to not join and to not stay in.

Bryce

Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621346
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Hard to fight a war from the sick bay. WWI and the Spanish Flu proved that.

Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621354
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We have thrown a ton of money into the miltary since the 1980s to modernize and equip well trained troops.


No, you are incorrect. Most of the DoD money has been spent for costly "big" weapons packages and overall bureaucracy/post-active duty commitments.Training and basic infantry weapons have been only a small slice of the pie since the 1980s.

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Extremely low UE with rising wages and huge employment opportunities, coupled with the fact that only 1 in 20 families today have someone in the military, so other than parades and special events there is hardly any connection with the military and the civilian society.


From my kid's experience as a 19-Delta (if people want to know exactly what that is, they can find out), and with the specialty of jumping out of planes, that group basically draws from two segments of society on an "ethnic" basis (the dominant one and one that is held together by a language). Almost no one else. I'm trying not to get overly racial but if that segment from the dominant one quit going into the Army, that part of the U.S. armed forces would collapse. Probably so with the other branches as well. They might be replaceable after a while but it would take time to rebuild "something" in its place...


"And God said, Let us make man in our image Öand let them have dominion Öand all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621357
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Hard to fight a war from the sick bay. WWI and the Spanish Flu proved that.


Ok, sure, how many non-military 18-40 years old in good physical shape ended up in the "sick bay" so they couldn't fight there Charles....hmmm...give us some real data from 2020 through today.


"And God said, Let us make man in our image Öand let them have dominion Öand all the creatures that move along the ground".
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Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621557
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We have spent a lot of money on defense, it may not have been spent as it could have or should have but that doesn not mean the money was not spent. As we down size the military and create more speciallized forces there is a need for very technical military assests. It takes a long time to train people for specialized equipment usage so we have to find ways to increase enlistments and reups. That may not be a political issue it may well be a major shift in how our younger generations plan out their futures.

Bryce

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19 delta - covid 19-delta variant scout.... laugh



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Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: charles] #7621673
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Originally Posted by charles
Hard to fight a war from the sick bay. WWI and the Spanish Flu proved that.


Every time I think you can't get any dumber you go and prove me wrong.

SMH.


ďA long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy." - Charles Manson
Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621853
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As former military, I sadly do not recommend anyone join the military in this day and time.

Until we change the top brass, it is still gonna be screwed up.


ďA long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy." - Charles Manson
Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621880
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Our military appears to have been infested as bad as our higher education institutes.

Re: Just when re-enlistments are at an all time low... [Re: NonPCfed] #7621932
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Just too many jobs available in the private sector. Always makes recruiting tough. No need for this Federal jobs program currently. I joined in the early 80's and many others I know did, because there were few to no jobs in the rust belt then.


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