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I Just Got Conscripted  
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3141 times:
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So here I am, living happily ever after in the US...then my mom calls me. "You have a letter from the military".

Appears I am supposed to go join the Norwegian army in August.

Looks like I'll have to make some phonecalls...

They want me to do this:


But I wanna do this:
http://www.mil.no/multimedia/archive/00091/Uten_navn_91593a.jpg


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3134 times:



Seriously though, hope you can get it sorted out... then again, you might get to play with some badass guns Big grin



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

I would rather do this.


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Dude, you wanna be a redcap? Major kudos to you sir. My dad was a redcap.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
They want me to do this:

Sit on the ground and talk on the phone?

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
But I wanna do this:

Stand in front of a police car?


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13170 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Aren't you an American Citizen or Permenant Legal Resident? Did you ever have to fill out the card for Draft registraion in the USA?
You could look at the bright side, you might have a good time, you get paid, food and a free home for a while.


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Looks like I'll have to make some phonecalls...

This one?

 Big grin


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

So much for you going to BHM...

Now you get to shoot on someone else's dime.


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
But I wanna do this:

And I wanna do this:


[Edited 2007-04-04 18:50:29]


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40035 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

At first glance, I was going to recommend Amitiza.




Is Norway in Iraq?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
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Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 1):
then again, you might get to play with some badass guns

I would get one of these no matter what I do:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 3):
Dude, you wanna be a redcap? Major kudos to you sir. My dad was a redcap.

Yeah, I feel like a Bachelor in Law Enforcement would serve me better as an MP than a radioguy.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 5):
Aren't you an American Citizen or Permenant Legal Resident? Did you ever have to fill out the card for Draft registraion in the USA?

Yeah. Selective service.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 5):
You could look at the bright side, you might have a good time, you get paid, food and a free home for a while.

Yeah, I wouldn't mind doing it. I'd get in shape if nothing else.



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
Is Norway in Iraq?

I think it's near Buffalo.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3071 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
Is Norway in Iraq?

No, northern Europe  duck 

Seriously though, I don't think we are. Forces are in Afghanistan and Kosovo however.



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3054 times:
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Quoting Miamiair (Reply 7):
So much for you going to BHM...

Now you get to shoot on someone else's dime.

If I have to go, I will make it very clear I am taking leave in October Big grin

"Hey Sarge, can I bring my G3 with me to America?"



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

I guess that shoots some of your plans to shit. How long would you have to serve?


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40035 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 11):
Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
Is Norway in Iraq?

I think it's near Buffalo.

Actually there is a Norway, Michigan.  Smile

You all know what I meant. Big grin



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 10):
I would get one of these no matter what I do:

Meh, you know I'm pretty much gun-illiterate... but doesn't look bad.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 10):
Yeah, I wouldn't mind doing it. I'd get in shape if nothing else.

But you are already in shape!



... well, round is a shape, isn't it?  duck 

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 11):
I think it's near Buffalo.

Dang, and all this time I thought it was some lost island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean... Need to revise my geography!



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3035 times:
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Quoting Go3Team (Reply 14):
How long would you have to serve?

One year. After the one year I can sign up for more if I want to make a military career (I have thought about it)



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3022 times:
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Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 16):
But you are already in shape!



... well, round is a shape, isn't it?

Exactly. Both circles and spheres are shapes Big grin



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 10):
Yeah, I feel like a Bachelor in Law Enforcement would serve me better as an MP than a radioguy.

If you have a degree, doesn't that make you at least a Fenrik or Løytnant?


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2998 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 19):
If you have a degree, doesn't that make you at least a Fenrik or Løytnant?

Nope. I'd have to do a (shortened) school first.



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

What's Katie going to do without you???  duck 

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Well, that just sucks. I was thinking about setting up an a.net MSP meet with your help.

User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
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OK, stupid question... isn't a Norwegian citizen permanently residing abroad exempted from conscription?


Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2948 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 22):
Well, that just sucks. I was thinking about setting up an a.net MSP meet with your help.

There's still time Big grin

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 23):
OK, stupid question... isn't a Norwegian citizen permanently residing abroad exempted from conscription?

Not sure. Probably would have helped had I informed the Norwegian government that I moved though.... Big grin



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
25 ME AVN FAN : NOT a stupid question, but a highly justified one, as that is so in case of Swiss citizens with permanent residence abroad. I know somebody who emigr
26 AirCop : How long is a tour of duty in Norway? Might open up some doors for you in the future.
27 Wrighbrothers : Well, I've done a few training exercises with our military out in the field (as an infantryman and radioman too), and the army isn't too bad, as long
28 KaiGywer : One year I know. I'll do whatever I have to do, but would like to make it somewhat useful anyways.
29 Post contains images LASOctoberB6 : im right there with ya i see you two have a history.....
30 Post contains links and images FlyDeltaJets87 : Would joining a US Military branch exempt you from service to the Norwegian Armed Services? If so, you should join the US Air Force.    Improve your
31 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Well, I can't see what you might be referring to, other than having to deal with Kai's screwups here at support (ah, the joys of being head crew...)
32 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I wanna do this:
33 Post contains images MDorBust : Don't believe it when they try to tell you that MPs are a non combat role. Everyone who gets deployed turns into a combat role. Anywho, looks like yo
34 Post contains images Jwenting : which is exactly why you're not going to be one. Welcome to the world of military intelligence as applied to allocation of personel Possibly, they'd
35 ManuCH : I don't know Norwegian laws, but can't you still inform them and postpone/cancel it? How old was he when he moved back? In Switzerland there's a maxi
36 AsstChiefMark : Maybe he wants to go. It would look good on a CV.
37 Post contains images ManuCH : Could be ... probably I wrongly assumed that he didn't want to go because of what he said in his original post ("They want me to do this" vs "But I w
38 Post contains images Jafa39 : NO, that would be the USA
39 AsstChiefMark : Police officers with a military background have one-up on those without. It wouldn't really matter in which western NATO country it was served.
40 Scooter01 : Been there, done that... Actually, I have only good memories from the 15 months I spent as an Air Force MP in Norway. ( but that was 35 years ago -tim
41 Post contains images ShyFlyer : Wow, I can't even get recruiters in the US to return my calls.
42 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Hmm... throw a party?
43 WildcatYXU : Well, isn't it great being a citizen of a country that doesn't have mandatory military service? None of my two home countries has it...I'm too old no
44 ME AVN FAN : 28, has been so at least since the 1920ies -- I knew somebody who paid Swiss military taxes between 1925 and 1965
45 ManuCH : You're right if we're talking about MP. But I sort of understood that KaiGywer might have to do his plain-vanilla mandatory military service (not in
46 YOWza : Redcap to a Brit is the Paras. That picture seems to show a couple wet behind the ears MPs. KaiGwyer, I have on more than one occasion read posts of
47 Post contains links MD11Engineer : Nope, the British Royal Military Police wear red berets respectively the old Service Dress cap (left over from the WW1 uniform) with a red cover over
48 Post contains images LASOctoberB6 : well yea, thats sorta what i was referring to...
49 Post contains images KaiGywer : Just living abroad might be enough...as long as they KNOW I live abroad With a picture from the UK? Hehe, I've seen that before. Definately funny Nor
50 Post contains images Wrighbrothers : That is very true, but some people (I guess because it does look a ed in some photos) do call them the 'red caps'. Oh, and just to nit pick, for the
51 KaiGywer : Once I get my official letter with information on when and where to meet, I can apply for reassignment. The letter I got yesterday is just a warning
52 Post contains images DL021 : Seriously....I'm assuming you're going to honor your obligations to your country and serve, so let me offer by best wishes on that. Any job you get, w
53 Post contains images KaiGywer : I am pretty sure I will. If they need me, I will go, if they tell me not to bother, I might still ask to go. If nothing else, I'd get in another shap
54 YOWza : I stand corrected. Well the subtext of certain earlier posts in this thread hinted at some hesitation. Do keep us posted, I'd really like to know wha
55 Post contains images Miamiair : At least, It will keep you from post whore-ing for a while.
56 Post contains images KaiGywer : I don't mind serving, in fact I kinda want to. I just rather do something worthwhile (to me) while I'm there. Psht, they have computers
57 MD11Engineer : I don't know if it applies to the US and Norway, but Germany will accept any military service done in another NATO country as equal to conscription in
58 Post contains images KaiGywer : My lovely firewall doesn't allow YouTube. I'll check it out later
59 AsstChiefMark : Croatia, Albania, somewhere near Romania It's Euro and NATO, why the hell do we go Priština, blew up huh, head for Macedonia I'll race ya Somewhere
60 Post contains images Skidmarks : We used to call the Military Police "Monkeys" and the RAF Police "Snowdrops". Neither garnered a great deal of respect from normal servicemen! And an
61 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : that was in the 18th century. You ought to update. Here the map in question : - true, most soldiers on earth detest the Military Police
62 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : The Air Force operates out of bases in the UK. RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall to name two. Oh, I was thinking "PIMP". Depends on the branch. If it
64 Post contains images KaiGywer : Ah shush on you! Well, Andy is going from his elementary school education, which was in those times Because they get caught something they shouldn't
65 Post contains images KaiGywer : Telemarksbataljonen rules! How the hell did you find this?
66 Post contains images IFEMaster : Wrong. Redcap to a Brit is the Royal Military Police. Well in all fairness, my dad took the easy way out. After serving 2 years as a redcap, he becam
67 Post contains images Usair320 : I would like to do this: But im in my office. On the bright side I will be flying a Cessna 150 tommorrow.
68 Post contains images Wrighbrothers : My grandad actually got 2 warnings from the Military Police (bearing in mind this was just post-WW2). Once, for not wearing his uniform properly. He
69 Highpeaklad : Someone in the UK was born in France when his parents were on holiday. When he was on holiday in France twentysomething years later he was arrested by
70 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : Same in Norway Reminds me of when I was in Nijmegen for the Vierdaagse. We had green berets (standard army uniform) and the Americans thought we were
71 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Whaaaaat?! Oh crap...
72 Queso : Wow Kai, I don't know whether to say I'm sorry since you've built a life here in the States or to say HELL YEAH for the opportunity that this brings!
73 Lewis : Ha! A G3. That's the one we use in the army as well. Don't like them.
74 Post contains links and images ME AVN FAN : The one in Switzerland, which is, by those doing the "repetition courses", up to the age of 42, kept at home when out of service : - and THIS was the
75 Post contains images WestJetYQQ : Being an MP would be so cool! I love the Canadian MP Uniforms! Cheers Carson
76 Falstaff : I have a Norwegian Army coat, that I got at the Surplus store by my house. It is the warmest coat ever. I also have a few Norwegian Army shirts. They
77 Post contains images RootsAir : ahh my FASS90.... I nearly always get the distinction when I do 300m shooting with this machine! I only like shooting on a target but I suck big time
78 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : while I always just came up a few points above the absolute minimum. Suppose some animals on the Uetliberg are still scared ever since !
79 Post contains images QANTASforever : I'd rather be doing this.... On behalf of innocent bystanders everywhere, please stay away from firearms. QFF
80 Post contains images KaiGywer : Only live once, make the best out of it Thanks, I will do that And even if I go, I'll do everything I can to make BHM. I like it
81 FlyDeltaJets87 : You can do that if you're in the right branch (Air Force). My mom's annual tour one year with the Air Force Reserve was to Hickam AFB in Hawaii.
82 Post contains images Skidmarks : One story I have shows the difference between the Air Force "Snowdrops" and the Army "Redcaps (Monkeys)". One evening my ex-wife and I are sitting in
83 KaiGywer : All military police in Norway is under the army, regardless of what base you're on.
84 Post contains images KevinL1011 : Aw Dude! That must hurt. I'm glad mine was done right after I was born. Signed, BABs
85 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : well, here some definitions : - con·script (knskrpt) n. One compulsorily enrolled for service, especially in the armed forces; a draftee. adj. Enrol
86 Post contains images KevinL1011 : Washington DC?
87 KaiGywer : I finally heard back from them today. I had emailed them, saying I would like to transfer to MP. They wrote back and said due to my age, I can get wai
88 ME AVN FAN : No one can make this decision for you. Whenever MY personal choice here would be clear. The service might bring some interesting experiences, but at
89 KaiGywer : I know. It would be a great experience, but I'm not sure I could survive financially. I'll have to think about i
90 ZBBYLW : If you are torn about it, there is part of you that wants to do it. You are young right now, I would do it if I were you, you never know what you mig
91 Post contains links and images Thom@s : "Watch me hit that MP's red hat..." Thom@s
92 Post contains images PLANAR : Are you by any chance gay? If yes, then I suppose its good news for you, atleast if you are one here in US.... Don't ask, Don't tell, Don't Donate. Ba
93 Post contains images KaiGywer : I'm lost. What does this have to do with me being called to the Norwegian army?
94 PLANAR : Sorry! Just a consolatory illusion I was trying to build. Whats the latest update on your situation?
95 KaiGywer : Still thinking. I do want to serve, but don't know if I could afford it. My mother offered to possibly lend me $30-40,000 though, to pay down student
96 Thom@s : I remember getting a cool £10 a day in the Air Force. (£12 after becoming corporal, woohoo...) From what I hear the salaries are slightly better now
97 ME AVN FAN : I thought your problem over, and as you apparently do NOT mind uniforms, would recommend you to GO and take it up ! -
98 MCOflyer : Well, do what you have to do. Only you can make the decision. Good luck. MCOflyer
99 Itsjustme : Not necessarily. It depends on the department. Some want their officers fresh from their academy - free of any bad habits.
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