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(Originally posted on: 07-06-05 04:36:25 AM)
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To fight for the glory of the British Empire!

No, seriously. Hello listeners. I actually applied to join up last year after dropping out of university (economics sux) and deciding I probably didn't want to pursue a career in dishwashing. The job I applied for was Avionics Technician ('AVTECH'), ie. equivalent to an 'aircraft maintenance engineer' for the aircraft electonics systems.

Today I finally had the dreaded 'assessment day' I've been sweatin' over for weeks, which comprised a psychological assessment, medical (as in "remove your undies now" type medical), and general job interview.

The psychiatrist was a bit of a wanker, but I managed to pass as 'not insane'.

The medical I passed as class 1 ie. all good, though much to my disappointment my genitals weren't examined by a:

But rather just some old feller.

I was under the impression that the job interview would be an hour of intensive and probing interrogation, but it turned out to be 15 mins of conversation with a friendly Seawoman. Easy as piss!

So, yeah, then they were all like "ok, you're in", and I was all like "where do I get my grenades at?!"

I have to pass a fitness test (also easy as piss), then I'm shipped out to recruit training on oct 4, where I'll be shouted at for 10 weeks. Then it's 3 more years of training before I become a fully qualified AVTECH.

If you're interested, I'll ultimately end up specialising in one of these aircraft: C130H or J Hercules, Caribou, FA18 Hornet, F111, P3C or AP3C Orion, Hawk 127, PC9, 707, 737, JSF (not sure when that's coming in tho).

Any questions?

btw army people please form an orderly queue for giving me shit
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Reply 1 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 04:40:50 AM)
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I feel so safe now.
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Reply 2 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 04:51:17 AM)
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Yes, well, everytime you hear about a plane crash, you can think of me.
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Reply 3 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 04:54:45 AM)
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So I'll see you in Kuwait approxamitly 16 weeks from now?
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Reply 4 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 04:57:33 AM)
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I'll just stick to CONGRATULATIONS~! Working with machines is suprisingly satisfying. Pity these will be MACHINES OF DEATH but I guess that industry is booming so what are ya gonna do.

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Reply 5 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 05:19:28 AM)
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Quoted from mmac:
So I'll see you in Kuwait approxamitly 16 weeks from now?


It's a date, my brother in arms!

Quoted from Snowy:
I'll just stick to CONGRATULATIONS~! Working with machines is suprisingly satisfying. Pity these will be MACHINES OF DEATH but I guess that industry is booming so what are ya gonna do.


Well actually I hope to specialist C130 Hercules guy. Big huge lumbering transport plane.
But... yes. Kill! Kill! Kill!
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Reply 6 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 05:33:29 AM)
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Next time I see a koala fall out of a passing by aircraft, I'll think of you.
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Reply 7 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 06:10:33 AM)
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They still feel your nuts?

They stopped that some years ago here.

All we had to do was wait, watch retarded video from the 80's, do tests & then strip to our underwear and go into the doctor who told me that my back was slightly arched and i could get back problems if i carried heavy stuff & sue the military.
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Reply 8 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 07:56:17 AM)
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Well actually I hope to specialist C130 Hercules guy. Big huge lumbering transport plane.


Well, if you go to Canada, even our C130's can kill.


Granted, they're really only a danger to thier passengers.....
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Reply 9 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 08:45:18 AM)
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We stripped to our skivies, and did the duck walk around the room and shit. The us military has very complete entry physicals.

Surt, you were in the military? I never knew that.
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Reply 10 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 11:33:11 AM)
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Granted, they're really only a danger to thier passengers.....


Hahaha.

A friend of mine who is an aviation technician in the USAF regularly had 18-20 hours of work a day pre-Iraq invasion. Hopefully you will like it a lot, if they make you work that much.

Good luck with it though.
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Reply 11 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 11:44:51 AM)
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Take pics in uniform; those are so very charming.

Don't die or get kidnapped or lose a limb to a mine or grenade, k?
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Reply 12 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 11:48:38 AM)
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That picture of the hot doctor made me have to go jack off.
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Reply 13 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 11:56:36 AM)
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Do you think they'd let me join the RAAF?
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Reply 14 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 12:21:10 PM)
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Ballard and Brad are paragons for what good, humorous Australians should be. If I ever make it down there, I hope this is what they're all like.
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Reply 15 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 12:30:10 PM)
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I like how the Australians "offer" enlistment. In American if you even hint that you want to enlist they will send people over to make sure you fucking follow up!
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Reply 16 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 04:25:50 PM)
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Surt, you were in the military? I never knew that.


no, i went to a thing we call "session", which all male danish citizens have to attend.

Many get dropped at just the hint of any injuries, and those who pass the physical test, can pick a number from a tombolla, like the lottery, and if they get a specifik number they are free from going into service.

There is like 24.000 numbers all in all, and i think anything below 7.000 is a sure ticket into the service.

Out of my class (who i know off), 3 got ditched on the physical, and one drew a number that was high enough for him not to be drafted.
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Reply 17 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 07:07:58 PM)
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They still feel your nuts?


And how! (... not gently MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS)

Quoted from Tyr:

A friend of mine who is an aviation technician in the USAF regularly had 18-20 hours of work a day pre-Iraq invasion. Hopefully you will like it a lot, if they make you work that much.

Good luck with it though.


Thanks. You'd probably accrue a lot of extra leave for working that much. Then again you'd think they'd want aircraft technicians to be fully alert. i am raising my eyebrow

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Take pics in uniform; those are so very charming.

Don't die or get kidnapped or lose a limb to a mine or grenade, k?


Yes ma'am. I'll probably just get sucked into a turbine instead.

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Do you think they'd let me join the RAAF?


No, foreign devil. Try the French Foreign Legion.

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Ballard and Brad are paragons for what good, humorous Australians should be. If I ever make it down there, I hope this is what they're all like.


Aw, shucks. Wait, a paragon is a good thing, right?

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I like how the Australians "offer" enlistment. In American if you even hint that you want to enlist they will send people over to make sure you fucking follow up!


Yes it's quality over quantity here learn u some stuff ok??
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Reply 18 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 07:45:46 PM)
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And what have I do to drive an aircraft?
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Reply 19 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 08:47:27 PM)
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I wanna join an army that never does anything... MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
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Reply 20 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-06-05 09:15:42 PM)
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Australian Air Force
LOL


I wanna join an army that never does anything... MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS


As far as I know, Australia always gets suckered into anything the US does.

Join the French army.
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Reply 21 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-07-05 12:08:34 AM)
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Australian Air Force
LOL


I wanna join an army that never does anything... MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
They're all over the place around here, and there are more up north. On the plus side they have a lot of really hot female officers dance dance revolution
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Reply 22 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-07-05 08:09:33 PM)
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I wanna join an army that never does anything...


You can join us, if you want.

If you're infantry, you might occasionally have to go put down some pesky rebellions or civil wars with the Peacekeeping Corps, but otherwise, you're pretty much only going to be training all over North America and Europe, and sitting around on your ass.


Oh, don't join the Navy, though. They're always floating around on some stupid training or patrol mission, and if the Yanks ever like us again, we get stuck protecting their Carriers and Command Ships because we're "trusty" or something. Which basically means the next time some prick with a Zodiac comes a-sailing with a boatload of C4, you're going to get fucked.
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Reply 23 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-07-05 08:11:14 PM)
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Should I join the marines out of high school and let them pay for my college? I think being a psychiatrist would be coal and if I knew how to fight real well, I wouldn't get raped in jail.
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Reply 24 of 37 (Originally posted on: 07-07-05 09:30:01 PM)
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And how! (... not gently)


Why. It's not as though you can't check yourself for lumps and bumps?

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Learn English, otherwise "Do Not Press This" becomes "Press this, why not" big grin

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You can join us, if you want.

If you're infantry, you might occasionally have to go put down some pesky rebellions or civil wars with the Peacekeeping Corps, but otherwise, you're pretty much only going to be training all over North America and Europe, and sitting around on your ass.


Oh, don't join the Navy, though. They're always floating around on some stupid training or patrol mission, and if the Yanks ever like us again, we get stuck protecting their Carriers and Command Ships because we're "trusty" or something. Which basically means the next time some prick with a Zodiac comes a-sailing with a boatload of C4, you're going to get fucked.


I haven't heard much about the current state of the RCAF, though I know a few people in the Canadian infantry, and they're currently in Afghanistan doing clean-up.

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Should I join the marines out of high school and let them pay for my college? I think being a psychiatrist would be coal and if I knew how to fight real well, I wouldn't get raped in jail.


Wait, let me get this straight:
High School --> Marines
Marines --> Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist = Being a jail bitch
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