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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby ThomasMN » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:20 am

Yeah, the story really doesn't add up, but who knows. Regardless of his background I doubt he is getting into NYU.

I kind of have to chuckle that someone was that pissed off at our discussion over interservice rivalries. Either way, we'll keep the discussion on track for LS admission purposes.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby SemperLegal » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:30 am

I think he is just a POG who is hoping to hype-up his service a bit to impress outsiders. Kind of like the fresh-outta-school boots who are caught in bars complaining about their PSD.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby SemperLegal » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:38 am

BTW, anyone have a clue how much it costs to mail a gorilla box home?

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby ThomasMN » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:47 pm

SemperLegal wrote:BTW, anyone have a clue how much it costs to mail a gorilla box home?


I am fairly sure that if you send it to an APO mailbox it should be free shipping, or at least it was when I was in. If you're sending it to a regular mailing address I would randomly guess over $50.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:52 pm

ThomasMN wrote:
SemperLegal wrote:BTW, anyone have a clue how much it costs to mail a gorilla box home?


I am fairly sure that if you send it to an APO mailbox it should be free shipping, or at least it was when I was in. If you're sending it to a regular mailing address I would randomly guess over $50.


About $30-35 to PA depending on weight. You're only paying from NY to the location.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby californihuh » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:40 pm

Feel like this needed a bump.

Is everyone here pretty much set on their attendance/finishing up apps? Just wondering if anyone is taking the LSAT next year or applying next cycle.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby rckybbby » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:19 pm

anyone feel like they've received a boost from vet status this year?

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby bjsesq » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:26 am

lrslayer wrote:why don't you guys just quit it with the "my branch was better than yours" bullshit! it has nothing to do with LAW SCHOOL admissions and you are in a LAW SCHOOL admissions forum. stay on topic and keep the dick comparisons in your pm's or move it to the lounge. btw, its offensive to sit here and read people generalizing one way or the other about service members when we all know that anecdotal evidence is only anecdotal.


As long as the banter is playful, I'm all for shitting on other people's branches of service. Because goddamnit, everyone knows Army> Navy.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:08 am

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby rckybbby » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:41 am

blowhard wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
lrslayer wrote:why don't you guys just quit it with the "my branch was better than yours" bullshit! it has nothing to do with LAW SCHOOL admissions and you are in a LAW SCHOOL admissions forum. stay on topic and keep the dick comparisons in your pm's or move it to the lounge. btw, its offensive to sit here and read people generalizing one way or the other about service members when we all know that anecdotal evidence is only anecdotal.


As long as the banter is playful, I'm all for shitting on other people's branches of service. Because goddamnit, everyone knows Army> Navy.


Pffft. Air Force > Army. We get you there, manage the GPS system you use to navigate, provide the PJs to extract you when you're hurt, and evac your wounded ass out. :D



all while never leaving the cinnabon. very impressive.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:35 am

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby SemperLegal » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:39 am

blowhard wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
lrslayer wrote:why don't you guys just quit it with the "my branch was better than yours" bullshit! it has nothing to do with LAW SCHOOL admissions and you are in a LAW SCHOOL admissions forum. stay on topic and keep the dick comparisons in your pm's or move it to the lounge. btw, its offensive to sit here and read people generalizing one way or the other about service members when we all know that anecdotal evidence is only anecdotal.


As long as the banter is playful, I'm all for shitting on other people's branches of service. Because goddamnit, everyone knows Army> Navy.


Pffft. Air Force > Army. We get you there, manage the GPS system you use to navigate, provide the PJs to extract you when you're hurt, and evac your wounded ass out. :D


By that standard Marines>Army>AF because we have the Air Wing and dedicated personnel recovery teams on the MEU. Just don't ask us to stay any longer then six months, or get there on our own, or provide medicine, or perform religious services, or share credit with anyone ever.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby bjsesq » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:35 pm

SemperLegal wrote:
blowhard wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
lrslayer wrote:why don't you guys just quit it with the "my branch was better than yours" bullshit! it has nothing to do with LAW SCHOOL admissions and you are in a LAW SCHOOL admissions forum. stay on topic and keep the dick comparisons in your pm's or move it to the lounge. btw, its offensive to sit here and read people generalizing one way or the other about service members when we all know that anecdotal evidence is only anecdotal.


As long as the banter is playful, I'm all for shitting on other people's branches of service. Because goddamnit, everyone knows Army> Navy.


Pffft. Air Force > Army. We get you there, manage the GPS system you use to navigate, provide the PJs to extract you when you're hurt, and evac your wounded ass out. :D


By that standard Marines>Army>AF because we have the Air Wing and dedicated personnel recovery teams on the MEU. Just don't ask us to stay any longer then six months, or get there on our own, or provide medicine, or perform religious services, or share credit with anyone ever.


Actually LOL'd.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby ThomasMN » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:23 pm

Such BS, I have never seen a medevac chopper from anyone else other than the Army. That and I would rather get CAS from a couple of Apaches over any birds the Air Force or Marine Corp flies.

Who needs GPS, I have a compass.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby SemperLegal » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:11 pm

ThomasMN wrote:Such BS, I have never seen a medevac chopper from anyone else other than the Army. That and I would rather get CAS from a couple of Apaches over any birds the Air Force or Marine Corp flies.

Who needs GPS, I have a compass.


Clearly someone has neither had the great pleasure of receiving fixed-wing air support nor felt the cheating sensation that comes from door-to-door fire support.

Agree on the medevac though.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby sgt101st » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:20 pm

blowhard wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
lrslayer wrote:why don't you guys just quit it with the "my branch was better than yours" bullshit! it has nothing to do with LAW SCHOOL admissions and you are in a LAW SCHOOL admissions forum. stay on topic and keep the dick comparisons in your pm's or move it to the lounge. btw, its offensive to sit here and read people generalizing one way or the other about service members when we all know that anecdotal evidence is only anecdotal.


As long as the banter is playful, I'm all for shitting on other people's branches of service. Because goddamnit, everyone knows Army> Navy.


Pffft. Air Force > Army. We get you there, manage the GPS system you use to navigate, provide the PJs to extract you when you're hurt, and evac your wounded ass out. :D



Every time I deployed civilian airlines did 99.9% of the lifting in getting us from fort campbell -> shannon/ramstein -> kuwait. Yes, GPS rocks, I'll be sure to thank the civilian scientist that developed it. Fun story, my only interaction with PJs, after almost 2 1/2 years deployed, was recovering a crash site where 2 PJ crashhawks flew straight into the side of a mountain between Kabul and Bagram. Straight...into...a...mountain. Yes there was heavy fog, but still. Up side was there were no fatalities.

And yeah, actual evacs were done by army rotary wing.

I must admit though, huge props for your A-10s. Absolute fight-enders.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby bjsesq » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:23 pm

sgt101st wrote:I must admit though, huge props for your A-10s. Absolute fight-enders.



Fucking THIS. And the F-18's, even if they could only play for 5 minutes before they were out of fuel. Also, AC-130. OMFG fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:29 pm

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:51 pm

You all wish your unit photos could look this good:

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby Kring345 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:53 pm

rckybbby wrote:anyone feel like they've received a boost from vet status this year?

Received 10k/yr merit scholarship from Michigan that I don't think I would have received without vet status.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:53 pm

Kring345 wrote:
rckybbby wrote:anyone feel like they've received a boost from vet status this year?

Received 10k/yr merit scholarship from Michigan that I don't think I would have received without vet status.


This is pretty standard here. They give it for "leadership."

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby bjsesq » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:58 pm

blowhard wrote:You all wish your unit photos could look this good



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We take very few unit photos because that is just not how we roll. When we do, people get the point.

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:05 pm

bjsesq wrote:
blowhard wrote:You all wish your unit photos could look this good


We take very few unit photos because that is just not how we roll. When we do, people get the point.


This is more akin to how unit photos look for the cops. The rest of the AF is basically an embarrassment when it comes to dress & appearance, customs, etc.

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Edit: Jesus that photo is huge.

Unrelated but found this...WTF are people thinking when they run?

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby sgt101st » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:48 pm

I'm pretty sure the Navy would take offense to any implication that a branch of service has more uniforms than they do....

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Re: ITT: Military Veterans

Postby lrslayer » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:52 pm

SemperLegal wrote:
ThomasMN wrote:Such BS, I have never seen a medevac chopper from anyone else other than the Army. That and I would rather get CAS from a couple of Apaches over any birds the Air Force or Marine Corp flies.

Who needs GPS, I have a compass.


Clearly someone has neither had the great pleasure of receiving fixed-wing air support nor felt the cheating sensation that comes from door-to-door fire support.

Agree on the medevac though.

really? cause i have personally been the crew chief on more medevac sorties than i care to mention. USMC




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