4 yrs paid off... 18X

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by gizmo5, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. gizmo5

    gizmo5 New Member

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    I have long awaited an opportunity to fulfill my dream of becoming an elite soldier. I have been knocking on every door possible only to find them locked, or to have them opened and then quickly closed with a quick and resounding "NO." Today, after hours of phone calls, that wait was ended with a handshake and this short comment: "Congratulations Airmen, you just got your 18x."

    My heart leaped, my fists clinched, my eyes teared up just a bit, and my hands made one very loud clap. All the waiting has ended, and I now have an opportunity to be among the best Men in the world.

    I will earn my spot to fight by their side, and I will never fail them or myself. I WILL NOT QUIT.

    My schooling is as follows:

    11B Infantry, Airborne, and then SFAS/Q-Course and everything else involved with SF.


    HOOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Claire

    Claire New Member

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    HOOOOAHHH!!

    Congrats :woohoo:

    even tho I'm not sure what 18x means
    but as long as your happy!! :D
     

  3. zookeper

    zookeper Active Member

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    imo you're already among the best men/women in the world, glad to hear your hard work and persistence paid offand you get your dream, congrats!
     
  4. Dan4010

    Dan4010 New Member

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    Congratulations Gizmo.... awesome.. we all are very proud of you and the men and women you serve with. May God bless you to learn the skills to do your job well.
     
  5. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Congrats Gizmo !!! Thank you for your service !!!
     
  6. M249

    M249 New Member

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    Hoo-:censored:-ah! Yesterday was the last easy day.

    You have a PM.
     
  7. gizmo5

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    Whatever you do, don't let drill sergeant see you laugh, or cry.
     
  9. gizmo5

    gizmo5 New Member

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    I wont be going through basic as I am Active Duty right now. Im just switching branches and jobs.

    Although... I will cry the day that they pin on my tab and give me my Beret.
     
  10. AeroShooter

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    Congratulations... now go watch the John Wayne film to celebrate.
     
  11. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    HOOAH SOLDIER!

    gizmo, congrats man.

    Remember two things....NO FEAR and NEVER quit of your own volition.
     
  12. curtdiss

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    gizmo, congrats!!
    allow me to brag about my father alittle...
    he was in Detachment A-726, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. My father's commanding officer (Roger Donlon) earned the first Medal of Honor in Vietnam...my father earned his fair share of medal too...

    Thank you for your service!!!
     
  13. fallison

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    Congratulations. With all that is wrong in the world, the only sleep I get is due to knowing men like you are standing in the gap for us.
     
  14. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    BIG +1 to that.

    Congrats, Giz.
     
  15. merlock

    merlock Active Member

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    :righton: Persistence pays off in the long run!

    Way to go, giz! :applause:
     
  16. Taler

    Taler New Member

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    Salute to you, Sir.
     
  17. Mafuta54

    Mafuta54 Active Member

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    I salute all of the men and women in the US military!! :woohoo:

    Because of people like you, we are the greatest nation in the world!
     
  18. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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    Is why we sleep well at night!! congrats Gizmo :woohoo:
     
  19. AeroShooter

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  20. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

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    That is AWESOME!

    Congratulations! ...and thank you!