Medical retirement

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by woody63m, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. woody63m

    woody63m New Member

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    I am receiving my last set of orders from the army today I am going to start clearing and terminal leave I am officially retiring soon this is one of the happiest days ever
     
  2. Sarge22

    Sarge22 New Member

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    You'll miss it. Like a tooth ache, but you'll miss it none the less. Retired June 10'. Good luck on the next stage in life.
     

  3. woody63m

    woody63m New Member

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    My last day is feb 27 2012 and it will be official retired at the age of 23
     
  4. chlogeo

    chlogeo New Member

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    Thank you for your service. You deserve only The Best!

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  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Some advice from an old soldier- there are counseling and career placement services that may be available to you. At age 23, you are not going to be retired from life. DO use those services.

    Look around. Is there a school you may be interested in? Or at least a few classes? Don't know how much more healing up you have before you, but is there something you can do to talk with your brothers (and sisters) that are just starting the trip you are finishing?

    Bottom line- have you given any thought to what you want to do in your NEXT life? There is an entire world waiting for you. Go get it.
     
  6. woody63m

    woody63m New Member

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    I still have 1 more surgery that they are making me do through the VA but when that's done I'm gonna go to school for gun smithing I have looked at a few different schools but when that is done I want to move back to Texas and my wife and I are gonna open a gun shop but C3 those things are mandatory now they make you talk to those people before you get out I am making alot of plans for when I get out and I'm excited first things first no more SHAVING gonna be grizzly Adams for awhile I also wouldn't mind getting in to carpentry as far as furniture and what not as a hobby
     
  7. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Woody, Like c3 said, use EVERY service the VA offers you! You have worked for it son. Good luck to you and your family.
    And by the way, enjoy the facial pubes. Mine started May 14, 1976, and are still in place. Of course the Griz look is long gone. I now trim it every two weeks with a #1.
    If only my pate was so fortunate..:D
    Merry Christmas!
     
  8. trip286

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    I'm assuming this has something to do with your avatar pic. Gunsmithing and hobby carpentry may be a good field. Shouldn't be too awfully physically demanding.

    Best of luck to you, and glad to hear you have a plan. I thought a Marine would be able to walk right into just about any job, I learned right quick I was dead wrong. I left the service with the idea "get a job" and haven't had a steady one since, and I have never quit or been fired for wrongdoing or performance.
     
  9. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Most of the guys I know that got out and found jobs have been able to go into IT jobs. Imagine a dinosaur like me looking for work. :)
    Also, on a personal level, I've found that being former military can be a hinderance in a corporate type enviroment. You look at a job and say "I can do this in X amount of time.", they say "You can't do that, it has to go through X,Y,Z, and be approved by J,K,andL, then submitted to H. then you'll do it this way."
    We always joke about the service, the inefficentcy, the hurry up and wait attitude, but when you get out you realize it wasn't that inefficient compared to a corp. It's a very hard adjustment going to the world from the military.
     
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  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    While you are healing, if you want to open a business, find a community college, and go talk to a counselor about BUSINESS courses. Yeah, I know, not as sexy as working on guns, but consider this:

    About 90% of new businesses FAIL in the first year. Not because you did not know how to paint, or fix cars, or trim hedges- but because you did not know crap about bookeeping, taxes, figuring markup on goods, etc. In other words, how to run a business.

    How about what a limited liability corporation is, and what insurance on "Goods of others in your care and custody"? Premises liability insurance? what do you depreciate for taxes- and what is depreciation? Uncle Sam is gonna want his tax dollars on your profits, you capitalist, you.

    Just some food for thought.
     
  11. SSGSF

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    Good luck to you in your future . But remember this, people only want to know one thing about your military service did you ever shoot someone. Other than that they don't care about you. They say thank you, but they don't mean it , you were just the poor kid that couldn't afford college. That's what I was told one time in an applebee's . But you will miss the military so much, it's not funny.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I think you are painting with too broad a brush. I have NEVER asked a military person if he/she ever shot someone. And I do care about the military people that I cross paths with in my life. I don't think of them as the poor kid who coudn't afford college. I think of them as the brave men and women who had more guts and dedication to this great country to take time out of their lives to serve it.

    Because you were told something one time in an Applebee's does not mean the whole country looks upon military personnell in that fashion. Anyone who has been on this forum for any length of time knows my love and thanks to the military people here. The same gratitude shown by many members here on FTF.

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience.
     
  13. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    Best of luck to you Woody. Please take the advice these guys are giving you into consideration. Lots of life experience speaking the truth.
     
  14. SSGSF

    SSGSF New Member

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    I am sorry for just telling a couple things that have happened to me. Maybe next time I post something I will ask you first !

    But to the op good luck to you in what ever you do
     
  15. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Uh oh.

    I don’t know your arrangements. Will one of you be working? Will one of you have a steady stream of income? May I suggest sometime working in someone else’s gun shop for a while first? Even if you do that, perhaps start small, on weekends or part time first. Maybe become the ‘house provider’ for a Fish & Game club. Basically get some clientele before committing to shop leases, inventory, and whatnot.
     
  16. IGETEVEN

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    MANNERS PLEASE. :cool:
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    The wording implied this is what others will say and think about the OP. It wasn't written in a way that simply meant these were you experiences. You were telling the OP this is what people are going to say and think about you. I'm not looking for a fight, I'm just sayin'...........
     
  18. Vikingdad

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    I am very sorry that you have had these experiences. That is not how I and my family feel, about you or any other veteran. We are truly and deeply grateful for the service of all veterans. Please don't take the opinions of the few ungrateful folks you have encountered to be the same as everyone who has not served.

    Thank you for your service. Merry Christmas and God Bless.
     
  19. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Congrats Woody! Thank you for your service.

    Do take C3's advice and get some business education before jumping in with both feet. I own several businesses and have owned a couple that failed. A little knowledge will get you into trouble but a good education might help you stay out of it. You might even troll around for a gun store that is already set up and running where the owner is looking at retirement (due to age!) where you can buy the operating business after working there long enough to learn the ropes.

    Best of luck, and Merry Christmas!