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    Will first 1099's hit the net Aug 17?

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    Temptingly close if yes...

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    Now you have done went and done it. Going to have folks all tore up before they have time to finish the therapy everyone had to under go from the last year.

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    It'll be earlier than 2009. A whole month earlier. November 15th (If we're lucky)

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    The real question is how many rounds will be announced while I'm in BCT in Missouri, and slightly out of touch with the real world for 10 weeks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    The real question is how many rounds will be announced while I'm in BCT in Missouri, and slightly out of touch with the real world for 10 weeks....
    My brain is like a sieve today. BCT? Basic Combat Training; Brigade Combat Team?
    Basic Combat Training is around 10 weeks so am I missing something here or am I just missing the obvious, again?

    Fire and Military acronymns are fighting each other in my brain once more.
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    Nope, you got it right, Basic Combat Training, Ft Leonard Wood Missouri, 10-Aug thru 22-Oct. Joined the TX Army National Guard. Was going to do ROTC in college then ended up leaving that school and then joining the VFD which has kept me occupied for a few years. Always wanted to go back and serve in the military but work and paying bills wouldn't let it happen. Checked back into everything so it fits in the schedule since the boss is letting me have off, and the Mrs knows it's been something I've wanted to do so she signed off on it too, so I signed on the dotted line and took the oath like so many others on here have done. I've always thought every able bodied individual should serve so wanted to do it while I had the chance to get in. 10 weeks now then 8 weeks of OCS next June.

    Fun part will be doing boot camp at 36, and being surrounded by kids who weren't even born when I graduated high school. But been hitting the PT pretty hard so I can score one for the old(er) crowd and show the kids it's never too late.

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    Thank you Brian. Not only have you served your fire service brethren well as a firefighter/grant guru, but now you sign on to protect those of us that protect the everyday citizen. Thank you and good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    Nope, you got it right, Basic Combat Training, Ft Leonard Wood Missouri, 10-Aug thru 22-Oct. Joined the TX Army National Guard. Was going to do ROTC in college then ended up leaving that school and then joining the VFD which has kept me occupied for a few years. Always wanted to go back and serve in the military but work and paying bills wouldn't let it happen. Checked back into everything so it fits in the schedule since the boss is letting me have off, and the Mrs knows it's been something I've wanted to do so she signed off on it too, so I signed on the dotted line and took the oath like so many others on here have done. I've always thought every able bodied individual should serve so wanted to do it while I had the chance to get in. 10 weeks now then 8 weeks of OCS next June.

    Fun part will be doing boot camp at 36, and being surrounded by kids who weren't even born when I graduated high school. But been hitting the PT pretty hard so I can score one for the old(er) crowd and show the kids it's never too late.
    Good for you. I was the old guy like you. They sent me to Ft. Jackson for my in processing. The first day I wondered what in the world I got myself into.
    Thank you for serving. I think it should be like other countries were you had to put your time in.

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    The guys in MO around here think I'm nuts going up there during there "hot" season. Average high of 89 with 50% humidity? That's February weather around Houston way. I was worried about getting Ft Bennett, a mite humid and hot in SW GA in August. Not that I don't need to sweat off a few.

    No need to thank for serving, the older I get the more appreciative I am of being born in this country, having the freedom to buy my own house, have a family, and run my own business. Just feel the need to contribute in any way I can, as they say freedom isn't free. The thanks needs to go to those that have been serving and served before, otherwise things would be a lot different in this world.

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    Thank you for serving Brian. Leonard Wood should be cool enough for you. Smaller groups there. Many other larger bases you could have been sent to like Fort Jackson, S.C. Leonard Wood however has a large Military Police training center there too. Watch out for the dogs. LOL

    You realize your gonna end up going over don't you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    Thank you for serving Brian. Leonard Wood should be cool enough for you. Smaller groups there. Many other larger bases you could have been sent to like Fort Jackson, S.C. Leonard Wood however has a large Military Police training center there too. Watch out for the dogs. LOL

    You realize your gonna end up going over don't you!
    My eldest Girl Child did her BCT in Jackson and will be commissioned a 2nd LT down at Benning this week. She is headed up to Fort Lost in the Woods for Chemical School next week.
    Brain you go and drop 30 lbs. and think you are in your 20's again. Are you smoking something?
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    Possibly, but with the OCS thing they don't want inexperienced command staff in a conflict zone so will be a few years until I get enough under the belt. Right now the Guard has people volunteering to go and are getting turned down. Last NG Combat Arms in Iraq are a Houston detachment that comes home Sep 1. Only SpecOps, Infantry, and Artillery over there now. I'll end up Signal or Intel from what I'm being told. Either way if I go I go. My cousin is career Navy, was on USS Carl Vinson off the coast of India on 9/11, and is on a volunteer assignment training Afghan police in Kabul. If I'm needed overseas, so be it.

    I'm not so worried about the dogs, I can't run fast enough to be a good training dummy for them.

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    Congrats for signing on Brian. Most of the guys from SD go through Leonard Wood for Engineer training also. They say it's not too bad. I went through Jackson and Gordon myself back in 92, and yes, they were hot also. What branch are you going into...engineer, mp, infantry???

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJVaughn View Post
    My eldest Girl Child did her BCT in Jackson and will be commissioned a 2nd LT down at Benning this week. She is headed up to Fort Lost in the Woods for Chemical School next week.
    Brain you go and drop 3o lbs. and think you are in your 20's again. Are you smoking something?
    Not smoking anything, even skipped the celebratory end of AFG cigar. Pretty much dropped the beer too. Almost under 220 now, running 3 miles without stopping, pushups/situps within passing range. Almost back into 34 in waist too. Slight difference from last year's numbers based on the picture of the fat guy sitting on the Fat Boy... I figure a handfull of DI's will put me down closer to 200 again. I'm good with Ft L Wood, supposedly a little more lax on the calls home, not sure how the 4 y/o will deal with no contact with Daddy, being the stereotypical daddy's little girl. Looks like the 8 month old will walk before I leave so I won't miss that, and will be back before his 1st b-day. If that wasn't happening the Marines couldn't protect me against the Mrs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIDWESTCHIEF View Post
    Congrats for signing on Brian. Most of the guys from SD go through Leonard Wood for Engineer training also. They say it's not too bad. I went through Jackson and Gordon myself back in 92, and yes, they were hot also. What branch are you going into...engineer, mp, infantry???
    OCS is the only thing on the schedule, branching depends on what is open when I get done with that. Odds are they'll stick me in command positions in Signal or Intel from what I'm being told, red-green color deficiency keeps me out of aviation, MP, infantry, and artillery. All I know is when I'm done BCT I get to follow an officer around on duty weekends and be a sponge until after OCS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    Not smoking anything, even skipped the celebratory end of AFG cigar. Pretty much dropped the beer too. Almost under 220 now, running 3 miles without stopping, pushups/situps within passing range. Almost back into 34 in waist too. Slight difference from last year's numbers based on the picture of the fat guy sitting on the Fat Boy... I figure a handfull of DI's will put me down closer to 200 again. I'm good with Ft L Wood, supposedly a little more lax on the calls home, not sure how the 4 y/o will deal with no contact with Daddy, being the stereotypical daddy's little girl. Looks like the 8 month old will walk before I leave so I won't miss that, and will be back before his 1st b-day. If that wasn't happening the Marines couldn't protect me against the Mrs...
    Yeah that was the next question. How are you going to survive being cut off from the electronic World for 3 months?

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    I think I'll be occupied enough with PT to not notice what day it is let alone the lack of email. Besides, middle 3 weeks is weapons training so I'll be having a little fun shooting things and tossing grenades so I'll be distracted enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    OCS is the only thing on the schedule, branching depends on what is open when I get done with that. Odds are they'll stick me in command positions in Signal or Intel from what I'm being told, red-green color deficiency keeps me out of aviation, MP, infantry, and artillery. All I know is when I'm done BCT I get to follow an officer around on duty weekends and be a sponge until after OCS.
    Signal is the way to go. Every unit needs to communicate. At least that is what they told me, that's why I went signal. Good Luck

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    Yeah, lifelong computer nerd so figured I was going to be tagged for the IT Dept from the outset. Intel possible because I can get the clearances too. Pretty sure it's not up to me so I figure I'll go where I'm pointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    Yeah, lifelong computer nerd so figured I was going to be tagged for the IT Dept from the outset. Intel possible because I can get the clearances too. Pretty sure it's not up to me so I figure I'll go where I'm pointed.
    I got big news for you Brian, your MOS means,,, your going. Both theaters are loaded with guys like you. Guard or not. (there is more Guard than that over there).

    I get dibs on the Harley you won 14 months(?) ago. It'll be the perfect motorcycle to learn on. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJVaughn View Post
    My eldest Girl Child did her BCT in Jackson and will be commissioned a 2nd LT down at Benning this week. She is headed up to Fort Lost in the Woods for Chemical School next week.
    Brain you go and drop 30 lbs. and think you are in your 20's again. Are you smoking something?
    Dude, That is huge. I can only guess how proud of her you are. You must be about to bust outa your shirts. Giver her my respects and also let me express our most sincere thanks to her. Hope mom gets to pin her bar on her.

    You bring up an interesting point too. New recruits to basic that are in their 30's often have to extend their course past 10 weeks. Have seen some in there past 30 weeks, IF you can get in that is. The Army is not that easy to get in now days. I have seen guys in that were to get their GED, and after their year was up, were handed their general discharge for failing to become high school equivalent. They are quick to throw out unacceptables.

    So now that our beloved Brian is taking the patriotic leap, maybe we should start a pool on how long it will take him to graduate. What he probably doesn't realize is that once we know his unit we will be able to find out his graduation date before his unit knows.

    Brian am very impressed and it is a very smart move. Well done.

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    We will be more than happy to meet up with you when you get town or base liberty with a laptop and an aircard. Let you catch up.

    Funny - you are going to be here, and Victor (My son) is moving to Katy TX in August, then 3.5 months in New Zealand, then back to Katy to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJVaughn View Post
    My eldest Girl Child did her BCT in Jackson and will be commissioned a 2nd LT down at Benning this week. She is headed up to Fort Lost in the Woods for Chemical School next week.
    Brain you go and drop 30 lbs. and think you are in your 20's again. Are you smoking something?
    And if that child needs anything while she is here, don't forget you got contacts over here!

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    Only times I've heard basic was extended was for discipline or physical issues ie not being able to pass PT. Come hell or high water I'm out at 10 weeks, not missing that 1st b-day of my son, of course not seeing PT or discipline being an issue in my case. Old enough to know it's just like at home only instead of yes Dear and no Dear it's yes Drill Instructor and no Drill Instructor.

    I'm sure I'll end up over somewhere at some point, first jump is 7 years since I go from the 8 year sign-on now to re-signing the 6 year after OCS but still thinking might as well make it 20 years overall. There are more Guard units over there but last check of the Pentagon list the bulk was combat arms units, minimal combat support since FT Army & Reserves get first dibs on those. I'll serve where needed, when needed, just like everyone else in the uniforms.

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