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    Military service of members

    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:21 pm

    In which military branch of your country did u serve and how long?

    I served 3,5 months in greek military (ground forces) and most of my service 8,5 months in Greek Forces of Cyprus

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    Post  mack8 on Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:12 pm

    Served in the romanian army as a conscript back when it was mandatory. One year. Funny thing is after the end of it i was thinking how cool would it be to do it all over again, in fact i got a letter home conscripting me again (this being the "efficiency" of the local bureaucratic system mind you)! I had to refuse and show them my papers proving i've already been conscripted once unfortunately. Probably could take an AK apart even now if given the chance (not to mention using it and any derivatives). Very Happy

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:28 pm

    I served in VDV Tula 2008-2010 106th Guards Airborne Division, And then transferred to 76th division in Pskov 2011-2012.
    Basically did all the hard training (which I hated) peeled potatoes(joke).  And then after training was over I was assigned to a assault company in Tula, Then they transferred other soldiers and me to other bases.  When I came out of service in 2012 I was happy but still to this date I miss the army atmosphere.

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    Post  flamming_python on Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:17 pm

    Served 2010-2011, Murmansk region, Coastal Forces of the Russian Navy (Northern Fleet). Peeled potatoes every 5th day for my whole service Cool

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:35 pm

    flamming_python I thought the VDV only gave such a advanced training pwnd but did you have someone break a concrete block on your chest with a sledgehammer? Cool

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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:44 pm

    I served 4 years in the Bundeswehr, 3. Luftwaffenregiment, near Ulm and near Munich.
    Started out well, later got some ugly and cowardly comareds who would try to blame others to ride them in deep shit among them was one officer, such of the kind you would have hard time not slap in the face. Had a hard time to serve under this scum, almost hit him, was then relocated to Supply and ordonance chain as a punishment, had much better time there. Was overall ok, except the rising amount of assholes that you would shot yourself in wartime than any opponent forces.

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    Post  flamming_python on Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:52 am

    VladimirSahin wrote:flamming_python I thought the VDV only gave such a advanced training pwnd but did you have someone break a concrete block on your chest with a sledgehammer? Cool

    Nope but I did jump from a moving truck, then run to catch up to it and jump back on it, fighting my way into the cabin Indiana Jones style. Beat that Smile

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:34 am

    flamming_python respekt Nice... But you have not witnessed a beating you get after you are caught drunk playing with a ZSU-23... paratrooper

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    Post  flamming_python on Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:21 pm

    VladimirSahin wrote:flamming_python respekt Nice... But you have not witnessed a beating you get after you are caught drunk playing with a ZSU-23... paratrooper

    I did not..
    But did you ever have a big blister on your foot which you tried to treat yourself because you didn't want to complain, only to end up with a big ass chemical burn that you then covered up and put your boots back over, and was only revealed at the medical inspection the next morning; to the gasps and bewilderment of the rest of your barracks; as to how you could continue on and not complain over such a nasty looking burn? pirat

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:31 pm

    you're hardcore I'll give you that Cool but let's not forget us VDV guys are the ones who are hardcore we have to break bricks with punches and chew on glass.  Hold onto a rope tied on the back of a truck while it drives, ect. I got a fever during training once and I was very patriotic at the time and like a idiot I did not tell no one even though I looked like shit. We were running for a few kilometers and I tripped over and I felt some pain on my foot but I kept running and when the run was over I told the sergeant that I have a fever and when I went to our beautiful nurse love I also told her about my foot and it turns out I fractured my ankle and I had a very bad fever,If you beat this I quit yes sir

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    Post  flamming_python on Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:29 pm

    VladimirSahin wrote:you're hardcore I'll give you that Cool but let's not forget us VDV guys are the ones who are hardcore we have to break bricks with punches and chew on glass.  Hold onto a rope tied on the back of a truck while it drives, ect. I got a fever during training once and I was very patriotic at the time and like a idiot I did not tell no one even though I looked like shit. We were running for a few kilometers and I tripped over and I felt some pain on my foot but I kept running and when the run was over I told the sergeant that I have a fever and when I went to our beautiful nurse love I also told her about my foot and it turns out I fractured my ankle and I had a very bad fever,If you beat this I quit yes sir

    OK all's fair, you're more hardcore. Coastal Troops of the Navy is about as far from the VDV as you can get in terms of training and equipment What a Face

    But I bet you never stole a spare gas-mask from the warehouse on your last day of service, took it apart and smuggled it out among your belongings on the next day. Twisted Evil
    I heard later that my commander realized I must have taken it - and was impressed with my audacity.

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    Post  Airbornewolf on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:00 pm

    ten years voluntary millitary service in the dutch army. air assault branch. red berrets. 2004 to 2014.

    i started out as the heavy weapon/AT specialist. but as you are not allowed to remain at your function more than 2 years i had some other functions as well. second-in-command of a squad, forward air controller and some other stuff. i always wanted to do one contract in the sniper position, but i never made it to actually requesting the function. shit always came up that eventually put me in another position.

    two combat deployments to Afghanistan, uruzgan province.

    it where an busy 10 years with lots of events.

    i was asked to stay, but i refused and left at the end of my last contract. i still keep in touch with the guys i got to know in the last 10 years of service.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:22 pm

    @flamming_python did u wear black beret?

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:23 am

    flaming python I took a army knife thats it Very Happy you're pretty brave for taking that gas mask pale

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    Post  flamming_python on Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:47 am

    George1 wrote:@flamming_python did u wear black beret?

    lol no

    Black berets are marines anyway. I was offered to go to the marines but I declined, no black beret for me Razz

    VladimirSahin wrote:flaming python I took a army knife thats it Very Happy you're pretty brave for taking that gas mask pale

    Did you take a bayonet? You'll get in as much shit for that as for a gas-mask, maybe more.

    Guy before me took.. a fking plastic id-sleeve with him when he left. My commander was ripping on him for that, for of all things to take something so comically minor that no-one will even notice anyway.

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:48 am

    Even if the commander gave me trouble I would have beat the living s**t out of him, My knife was in my back pack and yes it was a bayonet.  Staying in army service for 4 years and then some douchebag commander is gonna put me in trouble for a bayonet... Twisted Evil But he was a alright guy.  I was even gonna try to smuggle out a makarov but I realized that I would have get in big time trouble.. flaming python I was just wondering,  Did you ever witness dedovshina or get into any fights?

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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:17 am

    maybe some ex mp.net guys that recently join RMF want to answer here.. welcome


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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:57 pm

    George1 wrote:maybe some ex mp.net guys that recently join RMF want to answer here.. welcome

    24 months (18 with artillery battalion in South of Albania) in ALA.

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    Post  Militarov on Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:25 pm

    Serbian armed forces (last generation that had to serve mandatory, i could have evaded it easily however i went as volonteur) in Air defence and finished Reserve Officer School after it (6 months). Served in 250th Air Defence Missile brigade, 240th Air Defense Self Propelled Missile Battalion as communication engineer (9 months).

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:38 pm

    4yrs 9 months, joined at 16yrs (what they called a boy soldier) 1998-2003, Kings Own Scottish Borders (KOSB) infantry battalion now amalgamated, rifleman nearly 2yrs, int cell for 3yrs.

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    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:02 pm

    I've done 3 months of service in the Cypriot National Guard, as infantryman. After basic I got attached in a internal security unit. There was paperwork, ordnance, supply & transport work for half the day, then patrols and guard duty in the afternoons and evenings. Never had to do any kitchen or WC duty, but did tidy-up work in the barracks and showers (out of choice to keep a balance). Joining in your late 20s tends to make NCOs quite less eager to give you any chores. If my finances stay the same, I'm due for another 6 months of service in the Hellenic Army come next year. The joys of dual citizenship in countries with conscription Very Happy

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