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Website: http://www.militaryatheists.org
Location: Washington, DC
Members: 396
Latest Activity: Apr 28

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Comment by Jason Torpy on June 21, 2011 at 9:22am
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Comment by Rick on June 21, 2011 at 4:07am

  Honestly, from the ones I've known, it depends upon the individual.  As for learning a second or third language, if you pass the DLAB and there is a slot or funding, you can go to DLI. Other places have language school, like at Bragg. I was called years ago to see if I wanted to go learn Russian, but I couldn't get away. Wish I had.

  As for quality, not everyone can make it. But.... you get some bad apples in there like any situation.  I knew one who was a GREAT guy.  And then I had an employee who was former SF and an ex con.  In the military, you get a mixed bag of people. 

  I've been asked twice to apply to SF, but passed.  Maybe if I had been younger, maybe if the right situation arose.  But to me it was the ultimate compliment when someone who is SF asks you to do that.  

  I've known Para Rescue guys, Rangers, SF, Recon and one former SEAL.  It just depends upon the individual, at least that's the way I see it.

Comment by Chris Z on June 20, 2011 at 1:00am
I'm interested in what people here think about the men who serve in Special Ops groups.  Are you more likely to find in a Special Ops group more people who care and believe in what they are doing than say in the Marines, Army, Navy, Airforce, etc.?  Every institution has its good and bad people and I'd like to think that the military has a higher quality of people, but we've all seen some real idiots, a lot of them, with no moral fiber when it comes to their personal lives.  I think of Special Ops as the ultimate calling, and so perhaps you get a lot of real quality guys there too, who care about our country, believe in our constitution, etc.  It's difficult to be accepted, physically and mentally.  Also you have to learn a second language.  That's not the most illuminating sign of intelligence, but it's more work, that many people aren't willing to do.  What do you think?
Comment by amanda alexander on June 18, 2011 at 1:29am

Oh are there any soldiers from ft stewart in this group? And also is this a place where I can vent when they do something religious that I get sucked into? Like prey during special pops >.< I'm fat, I don't need god's help to get me skinny... I need diet and excercise and an eating disorder

 

Comment by amanda alexander on June 18, 2011 at 1:26am
I am happy to finally have found a place to be a more open athiest in the military.
Comment by Rick on May 22, 2011 at 5:28pm

  I’m really ticked off now…..BIG TIME!

Last night I expected all the “rapture”  yahoo’s to be gone.  All I expected to find was a bunch

of clothes, empty house, apartments, mobile homes and the like.  Cars just left on the street with the keys in them.

I had planned to go out looting. I was gonna clean up with the cash they left behind, their valuables, jewels, precious metals, silverware, electronics and the such.

BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I even had a SHOPPING LIST!

And I had a list of things my friends wanted…..  Of course, there were some prescription meds certain friends wanted me to get for them…. And some things that weren’t prescription as well….

It only goes to show you, you can’t trust these “rapture” clowns….

Sigh……..back to clipping coupons….

Comment by Jason Torpy on April 3, 2011 at 7:15am

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Comment by Bud Martin on March 31, 2011 at 12:31pm
I suggest that postings might be better received if transmitted after review by a spellchecker.  "Veteren?" Poor composition does not induce agreement.
Comment by Tony Davis on March 10, 2011 at 8:11pm

Jason,

 

I can almost see Naval Station Norfolk from my house.  Let me know if you need any help and if our schedules work out I am there for you.

 

VR,

Tony

Comment by Dennis M. Dutton on March 10, 2011 at 8:01pm

Fort Jackson is ideal if you can address the senior leaders of the BCT units and everybody at the Chaplains' School. I just finished the AIT PSG course there and it wouldn't hurt to include their cadre, not because they have issues, but because more than a few SSGs and SFCs attending the course have prejudices against atheists...I sat next to one...from Fort Gordon (Signal School). AND...The Master Resilience Trainer Course at Victory University where they discuss the CSF and GAT...and more to the point, spiritual wellness...go get 'em!

 

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