>born too late
>tfw you will never invade & occupy a faraway land
feels bad man
You're probably an American poster, so you'll probably be seeing some sort of combat deployment in the coming years
Me on the other hand...
>tfw joining Canadian army next year after uni
And as of 2013 the British military stopped recruiting commonwealth citizens. Feels bad man
>you will never operate alongside Jim Gant
Sucks to be you faggot, you didn't miss much though.
three of my friends lost a limb in Afghanistan due to mines, and I lost another friend to an RPG.
shut your fucking face you fucking cherry faggot. dreaming of war is a child's fantasy.
you remind me of our fucking cherry medics who would whine about not getting a CMB and calling us "lucky" for having one.
>ywn fight for independence against the eternal anglo
>ywn fight against your brother to save the Union
>ywn fight with Teddy Roosevelt along the shores of the carribean
>ywn die in a charge in the Great War in a hellstorm of blood, dirt, and shrapnel
>ywn storm the beaches of Normandy and liberate France
>ywn brace suicidal attacks by the Japanese, terrified by their war shouts
>ywn mow down scores of Koreans as you fight for meaningless hills in a war that everyone has forgotten
>ywn go on patrols in the jungles of Vietnam, high as fuck off opium, expecting to never come back again
>ywn invade Iraq, and watch the full force of your country's overbloated military pound the shit out of a small desert nation
>now too late for Afghanistan
God fucking damnit.
damn, just met a guy in UVIC that was planning on joining next year as well so I got excited and hoped you were the same guy.
Eh, its not like the British armed forces will deploy abroad anytime soon, like Canada.
What are you aiming to go into?
intel or infy as officer. Air Force intel is understaffed (unlike naval or army, which is weird, but that's what the intel guy I met told me) so i'll see if I can get in there. If not i'll go infy.
Goes on k and complains about people likeing war
>he thinks conventional western forces will be deployed to syria
Nigga pls, there won't be any large scale camaign other than AF + SF already going on
Turkey might set up a no fly zone in the northern region, for refugees, using local turkmen or maybe their own troops but that's it
>You will never operate with Matt Bissonnette.
But you can still complain about Obama with him.
The cut off age for the army is 42, going by the rate that the US has been fighting a new war every 12 years or so, I'd say you have plenty of time. Hell, elements of the 1st ID and 101st Abn are in Iraq fighting ISIS right now.
>TFW born too early to experience space colonization.
>TFW never be in space.
>TFW you'll never see so much as your home galaxy outside your home planets atmosphere.
Hey. If you are full on legitimate about signing up to see some action, stop being a whiny cunt and join the Polícia Civil do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Guaranteed to see shots fired in anger and all the operating you will ever want.
>TFW you might see all this come to fruition a few years before you die.
>tfw humanity isn't willing to go on life-spanning space missions yet
just focus on operating while it's still a thing, 500 years from now you'll be in a history textbook with a caption beside your picture saying
>this ancient paratrooper used to jump out of perfectly good endoatmospheric craft with nothing more than a large piece of crude, bundled fabric to stop his descent
>see those holes in his chute? they're there because the faster he can get to the ground the sooner he can fuck you up
Confirmed. Recruiters were sweeping so many things under the rug to get you in post 9/11. Processing, (I'm 99.999999% sure), found out about EVERYTHING.. but did absolutely not a fucking thing about.
They wanted troops in the desert so fucking bad during 2001-2007 era (it slowed down as time reached 2010).
Not saying your US infantry life is gonna be sweeping gritty floors your whole deployment but once we get someone else in office, expect shit to start picking up a bit in the middle east.
One absolute thing is for sure though, the next 10 years are going to be interesting.
>Recruiters were sweeping so many things under the rug to get you in post 9/11
I never knew why this was a thing. Why did the largest standing army in the world need even more soldiers to pacify a country already flattened by air strikes? And the occupation didn't even fucking work
Well, from another perspective, a lot of shady shit went on during that whole time. Not to sound tinfoil or anything, we had the patriot act passed, BlackWater/Academi/XO/Whatever the fuck their franchised name is nowadays and 100+ other lesser known pmc groups cowboying it up over there alongside various lettered agencies and countless other things going on behind the scenes. It makes you wonder why it was all so pumped if nothing was accomplished from what we see.
forests seem like a less shitty version of a jungle
At least you were born too late.
I was judt too much of a pussy to join up, I used excuses like I was out of shape, I had depression, surely they'd have knocked me back for that so why bother trying.
Now I'm 34, still to scared to even go reserves and missed out on the fighting and have no one to blame but myself.
>branched TC, convinced "fuck combat arms"
>reading American Spartan
>fuck it I wanna go SF
When SF is used properly, it works fucking wonders. He even is considered the FUCKING SON OF A TRIBE LEADER
Unless you're a nigger or a woman you literally joined the Military to go to war.
You joined knowing it was in a time of war, knowing that units were deploying and knowing you would probably see combat.
And yet here you are whining on an internet forum about how bad it is and anyone who does it is a "cherry faggot"
Are you that same asshole that would tripfag as "SSG" just to show off your rank? Fuck off, dude. No one gives a shit about you or what you think
The service isn't for everyone. That's why we join up - to fight for you.
Nothing to be ashamed of. However, if I were you, I'd keep my mouth shut about it. No one enjoys hearing tales of men without a spine.
>born too late to experience epic medieval combat or fight for your motherland against nazi scum
>born too soon to experience space-warfare or engage massive robot armies.
>born just in time to spend all your time shitposting on an anonymous Weapons board.
I dont think you know how it works. Recruiters get money for recruiting. They send as many as possible through meps telling them to lie and whatever gets kicked backed, whatevs.
The fat guy in the picture probably joined before he developed a thyroid issue, its pretty common and turns people into balloons. Ive seen this happen to at least one person in every unit ive been in.
The medical bullshit in the army is so slow that paperwork for medical discharge and boards takes years sometimes.
>Being so underdeveloped they think war is cool.
It's not like COD you faggot. Of course I knew what I was getting into. The replies are enough to show that you'll never understand. Who the fuck are you to judge me.
Doesn't make it any easier telling your friends wife there was nothing you could do. Seeing her hold his newborn son he never met.
I know, it's been 4 years since my last deployment but I still wake up in the middle of the night.
I wouldn't change anything except put myself in that seat instead of him.
My only regret is I came back.
If not BS, Nigga just fucking leave it. Shit happens people die, such is life. You can't change the past and so there is no reason to dwell on it.
I let my baggage go you should too.
>>ywn fight for independence against the eternal anglo
Well what are you then?
Boo hoo, ypu ain't too late anyways just get a good job in army and you'll be over there, I have two rotations in this year and next...... been there twice so far and destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of shit, drones, ammo, trucks, houses code H ...etc...also picked up Itty bitty pieces of people a few times and did reports.hopefully I'll get to blast stinkeys up close this time.... I've heard it's getting crazy.
You're all wrong. That guy was out of the Army and got called in for IRR for Iraq.
4 years service you're in 'IRR', individual ready reserve, which is basically a draft of prior service if they need bodies.
He got out and got fat, and they needed a body and his name got pinged.
This thread's official soundtrack:
>Born too late to see the golden age of firearms development and experimentation
>Born too soon to see the next one that will be brought by an entirely new ammunition type
> Born to late to roll into eastern front with Das Reich Waffen SS Panzer division
> Born to late to be part of the most elite fighting force this world has ever seen
> Born just in time to honor their memories
Fuck you and that neo-80s garbage, original da best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs3k1gcMDzE
This here is a cuck. You can tell from the pro-rapefugee stance he is a antigun and bernie shill as well.
relax comrade, both are nice. version i posted has more footage and is better edited.
for some reason, this uniform reminds me of star wars. can someone tell me why?
sheeeit... same hat!
relax. have't seen SW in 10+ years.
I need to grow a mustache one of these days. you end up looking like a real man when you have them on. I also dig that tank hat.
I know operating is cool, but actual combat is hell on earth.
>Sent to Afghanistan
>Go to FOB
>90% of the time it's incredibly boring and straining
>The anxiety of knowing that any second you could get blown up on the road or shot in the face by a sniper in the hills
>Never sure if the civilian watching you is an enemy or not
>Have to struggle stay alert basically any time you're not sleeping
>Firefights are chaotic, lengthy, and terrifying
>In an instant your life could be over
>Sometimes forced to kill kids
>You will probably see a friend or two die
It's not fun.
MFW signed up a week before 9/11 and was first to cap Baghdad
I still dream about it. And I would go back if I could.
>born just in time to be military age during war in afghanistan
>conscripted in euro military
>they ask if anyone is interested in international operations (afghanistan), if so we could sign a contract and get training for that
>say no because I'm not dying for Americas war on goat herders
I'd fight if I truly felt USA (best ally) was under a serious threat. But this war didn't feel righteous to me.
don't be a faggot
Either war was fun, and you talk about it and sound like a man, or war was not fun, and you keep your mouth shut and deal with your problems like a man does, not lashing out on /k/ like it's your fucking PTSD support group.
t. also soldier who has deployed
>not loving your confirmed kills
>not bragging about the time you hit a dude in the head with a 40mm and killed his ass.
Why did you join the infantry if you aren't cool murdering?
Also born after the era of mercs and Operator's operations
I served during an era of passing conflict. Combat was simply us showing up and killing everyone then going back home for Christmas (minus a few dozen men).
seems fucking rad, also I fucking love A2's. Everyone bitches about not getting m4's and im here like "yo can I get that A2 in the back of the armory? please stop sending my precious A2's to iraq to get fucked by shitty 3rd worlders"
>sits behind desk all day
>maybe drives truck
>simple jobs that anyone can do outside military for more pay
>i went through boot camp now thank me for me service
>has to do job while under physical and mental strain
>actually serves country in a way the average american cant
>mfw pogs think they can talk shit
>got technical training
>comfy AF job
>getting the fuck out
>will make around 6 figs when i go civilian
might even go to uni using GI, will get paid almost twice as much if i do
>too stupid for college after high school
>join as grunt
>get injured/killed in shitfuckistan
>if not knees and back will get snapped up from retarded training and rucking
lmao @ your life
>Graduated HS in '13
>In college for Mech E.
>Quietly hoping for a war every day.
I know it's the worst face of humanity and all, but I'm pretty sure it's necessary for our survival.
>tfw you will never get to take over Marjah again
>have to wait until next war
>lay awake every night thinking about those times
these arent even good mountains
the US has 100x better shit than this
i think calling the shitty desert beautiful is a product of being trapped there owned by uncle sam for years on end
Unless they've got their shit together, I wouldn't want anything to do with MARSOC.
Just be an normal grunt or go Recon. If you want Special Operations go to the ones that have got their shit together since pre-revolution, go Ranger or SF.
You don't fight because it's "righteous". I would just fight for the combat. Plus any yuroop fag wouldn't get any action unless he was british. Some Scandinavian shithole military wouldn't have seen any combat in Afghanistan because of muh politics.
I remember you.
Being a grunt you actual get to fight. Joining the chairforce of the gay ass navy you don't fight. All I wanted to do was fight in a war. Then go to college, major in CS and get an 6 fig job.
Why would you purposely miss out on an war by sitting behind a desk? If I could travel back in time, I would go to WW2 just so I could fight in it.
You are clearly talking out of your ass maybe it makes you feel good to tell yourself that scandinavian armies haven't been on combat but that is simply not true.
There is a lot of evidence the troops have been in combat for anyone that looks for it. But yes, I wouldn't do it "just for the combat" even though some adrenaline junkies clearly did that.
guy on the right was a SF officer. Chick on the left is a reporter that basically moved into the SF compound and lived with him (read was fucking him and making him dinner) and his team for the deployment. Guy got kicked out of the Army for that and some other shens. They are married now.
I wanna do that minus going to school why would I wanna go back to sheer boredom.
I am already saving up my money for the plane ticket and trying to get in contact with dpr I am bored out of mind
>white people doing typical white people things
wtf are you on about? men in ini-skirts is not something that men used to do. after all this feminist shit, men have become weak just like women.
I had my chance and it didn't happen, was at the border of Iraq in '14 standing by for a mission. We turned around and dumped all our ammo at a range since we took them out of the cans, mission went to a helicopter company instead. Got 7 months left and I'm not staying in, it's just not the same anymore, now I have to live with never being able to prove myself in combat. Feels bad mane
I graduated high school in 2009, I believe things had slowed down over in the middle east by then.
At least the media wasn't talking the middle east every day at that point.
Had I signed up, I could have seen some action.
No I'm a diagnosed celiac and unfit for service according to the military.
I hope you're joking. Any "man" should have the balls to join at least for three years active. Those that don't join should only have the excuse of a good life, education family or career. Not spinelessness and tiny heart syndrome.
Wanna join the dpr but I have two problems
> 1 no military experience but ample weapons experience
>2 I don't know how to get in the country
Would rather do that then join the army and being a patato pealer
>TFW criminal record as a juvenile from a corrupt as fuck system and now can't join military
> Legion has a 9/10 chance of denying you
> Don't speak languages other than English or French to join a shittier nation
> Lions of Rojava looks like a backup plan to the Legion
Just kill me senpai
>Born in 1992
>no fucks given
>mfw thinking about war anyways
nigger do you know what gyno is?
lurk /fit/ moar; I already know the answer you faggot
>only option is to prove self in combat
you already fucked up retard
Who the fuck says that you pansy ass pipsqueak. If you want something, like a country, be a man and fucking take it. Get a plane ticket, go to said country, get illegal arms, convince people to join you and then take over the country you cunt.