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Old 14 June 2019, 10:50
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Name is Elijah, I’m an ARMY 11B
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Old 14 June 2019, 11:07
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DoD contractor focusing primarily on evasive/defensive and off-road driver training. I have my own company that facilitates trainings on-site at our private facilities in VA/NC and our new location in Namibia servicing DoS embassies and consulates.

Work part-time "locally" at BSR/Summit Point and the DoS DTU.
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Old 14 June 2019, 11:56
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Old 14 June 2019, 13:39
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Please stand down from being the greeter.

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Old 14 June 2019, 19:06
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Gentlemen:

Hope everyone is keeping their heads above water. A friend referred me to this site as I am now exiting my 6+ years of service as a paratrooper (11B). My separation is not by choice, I am med boarding out. I was hurt during my tour to retake Mosul back in 2017 in the first month, but with air being to hot and rocking a skeleton crew at the FLOT with men underneath me, I figured my injuries were not sever enough to constitute leaving my men.

Come to find out my ankle was not attached to either my tibia or fibula the remaining 8months and was free floating in its joint socket. 2 weeks after getting home I went into my first ankle reconstructive surgery. Now 3 surgeries and one IDEO brace later here I am. I am heading back to BAMC for a BKA amputation in the next 5yrs after I burn this ankle into the ground. But I’m looking forward to it! Any amputee dudes who have some input on expediting recover or really anything at all will always be welcomed.

I’m a central Cali bro who loves to surf and lay hate. I still train like crazy, the IDEO brace allows me to do what I want, but god forbid I try anything without it. Planning on attending ESI since going back to calculus 3 and finishing up my Chemical engineering degree no longer sounds tantalizing, especially after sustaining multiple TBI’s. Looking forward to expanding my knowledge through their training and branching into contracting. Even with my “disabilities” ill still smoke the dog shit out of dudes.

Looking forward to meeting people within this community and get a better understanding of opportunities on the outside. I train at a privet range in NC so if any guys want to do some plinking let me know and we’ll set it up. Or if you want to get a beer I’m always game.

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Old 14 June 2019, 19:16
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Welcome gooner, you seem to fit the bill...which unit(s) were you jumping and grunting from?
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Old 14 June 2019, 19:37
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Welcome gooner, you seem to fit the bill...which unit(s) were you jumping and grunting from?
Started in the Q (booted half way back in 2014 with year return)
Went to 2-325 recon team straight from OT
Stayed in 2-325 and just climbed the latter until i got back from Iraq.

Got signed off on to return to q actually, after i interviewed with 20th SFG. Was going to be a nasty girl but that was all dependent on my ankle holding up.

Now here i am, still in the same unit. Couldn't justify risking being front man on a breach stack, ankle giving out, and homeboy behind me catching my round. Hence the decision to med-board.

Notice my responses are kinda long in comparison to others, trying to get ya'll to know my background. If you want me to shut the fuck up and shorten things down please let me know.

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Old 14 June 2019, 23:46
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Any amputee dudes who have some input on expediting recover or really anything at all will always be welcomed.
One of our PJs had a similar situation, and just recently returned to full up status following an above the knee amp. First PJ to do so with an above the knee amp I believe.

I can put you in contact if interested, I'll shoot you a PM to avoid further derailing.

Welcome.
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Old 15 June 2019, 12:21
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One of our PJs had a similar situation, and just recently returned to full up status following an above the knee amp. First PJ to do so with an above the knee amp I believe.

I can put you in contact if interested, I'll shoot you a PM to avoid further derailing.

Welcome.
I would greatly appreciate that brother. I wish it made better sense to stay in. But when it comes down to it, unless you're in the sof community already, getting in as an amputee is pretty much a no go.

Will be looking forward to your PM. Much love
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Old 18 June 2019, 11:57
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Gentlemen, thank you for accepting me in the community.

I am a Military Enthusiast with denied enrollment application due to flat feet. However, I've participated in several training programs offered by the Army and formed myself professionally in the Colombian Military Journalism.

I look forward to learn and provide whenever possible.

V/R
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Old 18 June 2019, 15:22
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Hello Everyone~!

Hi I am Gina, Mother of 4 grown children and gramma to 2.
Ex Army wife and Naval brat. Ex husband was 54B, we were stationed CA, TX and Germany. Both my mother and father were in the Navy. My dad retired several years ago. He was on the CVN Eisenhower.

Long family history of service-which is why I didn't encourage my kids to join!

I currently live in Florida, I am very glad to be back near the water.

Nice to meet everyone!
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Old 18 June 2019, 16:44
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Hi Folks

Glad to be here, I may be old but I'm still bold.
Ex British Army, Light Infantry, mostly while we were air mobile back in the eighties.
Marksman, on training company and battalion shooting teams
Two tours in Ulster (GSM)
5 years regular service
2 years TA (reserves)
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Old 18 June 2019, 20:13
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I have 45 years of experience in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and transportation explosives security and counterterrorism operations. I served twenty years as a Navy EOD Officer with a sub-specialty in CT intelligence. I did 5 years at DIA as EOD/CT Program Manger working a lot of field assignments as a HQ-based PM since I was the only EOD guy in the agency at the time predating JTFCT. I was drafted by the FAA to run their explosives security program and after 9-11 I founded the TSA Explosives Unit with 33 original Explosives Security Specialists (ESS) followed by 297 Bomb Appraisal Officers (BAO). We later combined the two programs and today there are over 400 Transportation Security Specialists - Explosives (TSS-E). I am a post-blast investigator specializing in aircraft explosives effects, a DOS firearms instructor, Master EOD Officer, and Navy-Marine Corps parachutist.
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Old 18 June 2019, 21:21
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I have 45 years of experience in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and transportation explosives security and counterterrorism operations. I served twenty years as a Navy EOD Officer with a sub-specialty in CT intelligence. I did 5 years at DIA as EOD/CT Program Manger working a lot of field assignments as a HQ-based PM since I was the only EOD guy in the agency at the time predating JTFCT. I was drafted by the FAA to run their explosives security program and after 9-11 I founded the TSA Explosives Unit with 33 original Explosives Security Specialists (ESS) followed by 297 Bomb Appraisal Officers (BAO). We later combined the two programs and today there are over 400 Transportation Security Specialists - Explosives (TSS-E). I am a post-blast investigator specializing in aircraft explosives effects, a DOS firearms instructor, Master EOD Officer, and Navy-Marine Corps parachutist.
Impressive resume, welcome aboard.
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Old 18 June 2019, 21:34
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Your intro
Impressive bio. I assume you're ok with everyone in the world knowing your name, address, political affiliation, and home phone numbers?
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Old 18 June 2019, 22:35
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PM an Admin and get a name change for PERSEC reasons is my suggestion. ..

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Old 20 June 2019, 20:42
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Hello, thanks for adding me! :)
I have no military experience myself, but am so thankful for all you who served to make my life better!
I haven't much to say, but am intrigued by the things I have read so far!
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Old 21 June 2019, 07:31
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Old 21 June 2019, 08:30
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Old 21 June 2019, 08:35
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Wont it be funny if its a guy entomologist that is infatuated with ladybugs...
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