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#1 Ivanhoe

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 0006 AM

https://strategypage...s/20181025.aspx

 

The U.S. Army could have 483,000 troops by the end of 2018 but that will be difficult. Not only is the Army trying to increase its personnel strength it is having a hard time keeping those already in uniform. Historically low unemployment rates have made it difficult to hang onto current personnel and attract new recruits. So the Army will, at the end of 2018, fall short of its authorized strength by about 6,000. Meanwhile, the Army personnel problems will increase because the 2012 plan to reduce Army personnel strength to 450,000 was reversed in 2017 and now the Army has to get back to at least 500,000 personnel, or at least try.

 

I know a guy who retired from active duty (motor pool, I think) a few years ago, who re-upped into the Guard in some technical MOS, signals or something. However, most of the guys and gals who left the Army that I know, aren't going to re-up. Some are already contractors downrange, some looking into it. 


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#2 Burncycle360

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 1042 AM

I would almost feel bad if it wasn't self inflicted....


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#3 Chris Werb

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 1138 AM

Just don't let them grow as much as the Air Force does.

 

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#4 BansheeOne

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 1149 AM

Well, it is a Heavier-than-Air Force.


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#5 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 1201 PM

Is that the 2 test articles for MOAB? :)


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 1607 PM

That's tactical girth for additional LBE real estate


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 1633 PM

Is that the 2 test articles for MOAB? :)

 

No, the one on the left is a specialty 'bridge-buster' munition.


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#8 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 0218 AM

My Bad. :)


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#9 Ivanhoe

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 0911 AM

That's tactical girth for additional LBE real estate

 

You jest, but I've done a little Interwebs research on how to set up a battle belt, and girth really is a factor. Beanpole types can at most sport a handgun, a few mags, and a multitool, whereas the Orca class can live for two weeks on their Molle pouches alone. 


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#10 Ivanhoe

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 0912 AM

Just don't let them grow as much as the Air Force does.

 

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You know you're fat when you make Chris Christie look almost normal. 


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#11 Panzermann

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1150 AM

Okay, and where are the addiitonal troops supposed to come from?
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1845 PM

conscripted as Freiwilingen from Caravans. Lots and lots of unarmed ditch diggers.
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Posted 28 October 2018 - 0530 AM

conscripted as Freiwilingen from Caravans. Lots and lots of unarmed ditch diggers.


From Call of Duty 😁
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Posted 28 October 2018 - 0530 AM

conscripted as Freiwilingen from Caravans. Lots and lots of unarmed ditch diggers.


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#15 Paul G.

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 0714 AM

Recruiting is way down due in part to the strong economy. See more and more of your tax dollars going towards enlistment incentives.
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#16 Ivanhoe

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 0906 AM

 

conscripted as Freiwilingen from Caravans. Lots and lots of unarmed ditch diggers.


From Call of Duty

 

 

Interesting, interesting!

 

1) Hack the COD online servers.

2) Modify the initial game sign-in to contain a hidden enlistment agreement. 

3) Use the NSA's IPv4 tracking system to connect COD username to street address. 

4) Send recruiters to each address, perform quick assessment of fitness, provide bus ticket. 

 

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 0939 AM

That's how recruiting was done in the 18th century. An important recruiting tool was beer...


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#18 Panzermann

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 1002 AM

That's how recruiting was done in the 18th century. An important recruiting tool was beer...

 
U.S. Army was founded in 1775. Old habits die hard. ;)

 

Recruiting is way down due in part to the strong economy. See more and more of your tax dollars going towards enlistment incentives.


That seems to have been the usual reaction for decades, but that is not going to help with retention of trained soldiers.

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#19 Paul G.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 1549 PM

This is where those military age males from Central America can come in useful.
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Posted 03 November 2018 - 1516 PM

Pray tell, what do we need all this AD force for?  Policing the Empire?

 

Stop recruiting degenerate freaks and chicks, and maybe you'll get healthy young Men willing to do their duty for something larger than themselves again.  Asking them to sacrifice for the benefit of this loathsome shitshow is the worst sort of treachery.  S/F....Ken M  


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