#@%&^% Army

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bluemonkey11b, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. bluemonkey11b

    bluemonkey11b New Member

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    Army and their paperwork, I tell ya.

    I reenlisted while in Iraq, and volunteered to stay with the same unit for another year as part of the reenlistment, so I could go to war with the same group of guys. Knowing how they operate during raids, and knowing how they react to contact after numerous times with them was a comfort.

    At the same time, I put in for a command sponsorship so that my wife and kids could be here in Germany with me. This process usually takes a couple months to complete. Or it has for everyone in my platoon anyways.

    Well, most of the guys I stayed in the unit to be with have PCSed to Texas, and I went down yesterday to start the paperwork to lift my extension, and be assigned to Texas.

    Well they looked at me and said "oh, good news, your command sponsorship packet was approved, pick the orders up tomorrow, and get the tickets from transportation for your family"

    It took 2 weeks for my command sponsorship to go through. While I'm glad that my family is going to be here soon to be with me, it just goes to show that the Army is slow at everything but screwing you over. :mad:
  2. AL MOUNT

    AL MOUNT Active Member

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    Just an FYI.......

    It ain't changed in 40 years.......that I know of.....

    Look at it this way......

    you and the family can always move to TX.

    But this way the kids can experience another country

    and be "worldly travelers" at an early age.....:D
  3. tumbleweed

    tumbleweed New Member

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    thank you for your service and be safe,god bless you and all the soldiers!:)
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Ditto, Blue. May God richly continue to bless you and yours, along with all in Harm's Way.
  5. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

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    Yep, was the same way in the Navy too.

    May God bless you and your family. Hang in there man, it'll all work out.
  6. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

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    Blue, I know its no consolation but while was in the Navy you could almost count on going to the opposite end of the world than where you wanted to be. I just got lucky and stayed westpac for most of my career. catfish
  7. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

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    Par for the course. Every time I got my wife and daughter moved to where I was stationed I deployed within weeks. In the 4 years I was with her I spend about 2 1/2 months at home. It sucks to be wanted.
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