I enlisted in the army yesterday

Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Tass, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    Congratulations, and best of luck.
  2. CowboysReport.Com

    CowboysReport.Com New Member

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    I don't know you yet, but I just wanted to stop here and say thank you. You are brave and smart.

  3. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    Why thank you.

    Truth is I am very smart but not too wise. I'm hoping to bring my wisdom score up. :)
  4. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Take care TASS and since you where prior service you already know what to expect give those youngens heck :stetson:

    If you ever need troubleshooting help post it on the forums some of us geeks can help you out.
  5. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Call it by it's proper name please Fort Lost In the Woods Misery :D

    I did basic in the summer at Ft Sill red clay dirt and stickers are your friend
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Thank you for serving Tass. Best wishes and good luck. Godspeed.......Sarge
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Odd. I thought 36 was the oldest you could enlist!. You are just about a year older than I and you're going into my field and the same time I am looking to possibly get out off! What I do goes by several names. Infrastructure Engineer, High-Availability Architect among others. I've been doing this for years and started it because I loved it every since I was a kid and got to use a computer for the first time. (TSR80)


    The thing I love about it most is learning new things and working with cool new technologies. The thing I hate about it most is vendor relations, dealing with zealot people with a cause that want what they like vs what is best for the job. You would not believe how many people believe an Apple X Server is the best server to do the any job. Why? Because it's Apple! I've found only one instance when it actually is an OK solution. When you have a house full of Mac image designers and need a file storage server for them. One thing I have done is buy an Apple X-RAID server, but I wiped out any Apple software and put OpenFiler on it instead and it performed great for the job I needed it for. (Replication location for a NetApp Filer) It was cheap and did what it needed to less than half of what a second NetApp would have cost!

    Anyhow, going into the Army is good to get a start. There is so much Foo to learn it's stupid and the Army will keep you on a track to learn in a specific area. So many young Foo apprentices attempt to learn bits in many different areas all at once and get overloaded and fail to properly absorb a lot of what they are going over or learn them out of order. Like learning Security before knowing (understanding) anything about what they are trying to secure! (ie Networks, Operating Systems, etc)

    I have rambled. Good luck in your new adventure!
  8. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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    Nope...42 is the cutoff now. Lucky for me!

    As to the actual job stuff, Mrs. Tass is also a info sys specialist for the army. She'll be able to square me away if I have any problems. :)
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Ft Jackson SC in the middle of summer wasn't a picnic either :laugh2:
  10. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    Thanks! Be safe and God bless.
  11. DR.WARE

    DR.WARE Member

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    Good luck man im seriously thinking of enlisting myself
  12. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Oh Lord,lucky you..I was stationed there from 92 until 97.
    I lived in the barracks by EAMC.

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