Topic: Flag case stand
July 24, 2019 / By Flurry Question:
I was just wondering.....my grandpa joined the navy volutarily in ww2, and fought the Japs, aboard a ship. My other grandpa also fought in ww2, but, in the air force which he joined on his own, he flew planes in or around Germany, to drop bombs. My great uncle lost his life in the Army, when he was blown up in a jeep, I did not know him. My dad joined the Airforce, was never sent to Vietnam, but, made parts to send over. Is it really honorable what these men did for our country? None of them were in fact drafted, they joined on their own. Because everyone hates the war so much, that is now, do they still respect what our grandfather's and father's have done for our country in the past?
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Dandrenor | 1 day ago
Be Proud, your family members served their country. Today's generation of people do not look at DUTY,HONOR and COUNTRY the way that your family did. I think that it is the way the younger generation was raised. When i went to school, i would stand up every morning place my hand over my heart and say the pledge of allegiance. I have spent twenty years in the U.S Army and during that time i saw our flag many times and i would think back to the days i was in school and said the pledge. Patriotism is not in the younger generation vocabulary. When a young person goes to the recruiting office and enlists he/she has to say an oath. In most cases they do not really understand the meaning (content) of the words of the oath. To me , It is my promise to my leaders to obey and follow their orders to the letter so help me god. I think your family felt the same way. I am a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer and am proud to salute all who has served. Bless our soldiers and god bless America.
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There are always going to be people out there who disrespect our government, politicians, and service members. And there isn't much you can do about it. Most informed people, however, understand the difference between the politicians who engage the wars and the soldiers who are just doing their job. It isn't the soldiers who start or stop wars...and they certainly have no say about what direction a war takes. Even with this very unpopular war, I see people everyday who appreciate the soldiers and the sacrifices that they make. And this goes for veterans of past wars as well.
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military Veteran: potential i'm a veteran of military provider. Self-Proclaimed military: potential you have proclaimed your self to be what you're actually not. And which could get you in to genuine problem. attempt proclaiming your self to be a police officer, or President of america and you will see what I recommend.
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They didn't just do it for their country, they did it for the people who were being murdered in concentration camps, they were doing it to reign in a nation (Japan) that was doing things similar to the suicide bombings and airplane hijackings of this era. What they did they did in the name of freedom and basic human rights for everyone on the planet, not just the US. That's the way it's always been because until everyone is truly free, no one is free.
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This is absolutely nothing new.
Vietnam Veterans were treated poorly by the folks back home because it was "cool" to be anti-war, anti-military, anti-just about everything.
Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are also being treated poorly by the folks back home... and for the same reasons.
But about a hundred years ago, there was a man named Rudyard Kipling who was also a soldier. He was also a poet. One of his poems goes:
"I went into a public house to get a pint of beer.
“The publican he turns and says we don't serve redcoats here.
“The girls behind the bar they giggled and laughed fit to die.
“I ups and outs into the streets and to myself says I,
“Oh, it's ‘Tommy this’ and ‘Tommy that’ and ‘chuck him out, the brute.’
“But it's ‘savior of his country’ when the guns begin to shoot."
People say they "support the troops." People say they love their country too. But people say a lot of things they belie by their actions.
Yes, your father, grandfathers, and great uncle were honorable. They didn't join for the benefits. They joined to serve their country. You have every right to be proud of them.
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@Angelleah, a little confusion on some things you may have heard.
DLAB stands for the Defense Language Aptitude Battery. It is a test to gauge your potential for learning languages. It is not some school, as you seem to indicate here. The score you get on that test will determine if you are capable of handling language school at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI-FLC) in MONTEREY, Californina; not Mandalay Bay (chuckle).
This is the language school for all branches so there would be Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, etc in your class, regardless which language gets chosen for you. Yes, you really don't get to choose. Your language is chosen by your branch of service based on its projected need.
Now, in answer to your question, CTIs are usually cryptologic linguists, which are a little different from translators. All branches have cryptologic linguists. In the Army, they are 35P. In the Air Force, they are 1N3 or 1A8 (airborne). However, they are not really translators like Army and the Marines have.
That said, the ability/need to travel depends mainly on the language you get and the mission of your particular branch of service. Whatever you decide, you can always travel on your time off/leave to nearly anywhere you want to go. However, once you get that security clearance, travel to some countries when not on official business may get difficult, if not impossible.
Edit: CTIs can be anywhere. They can be on board ships, the places Mrsjb mentioned, and many other places....anywhere the Navy has an intel unit.