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US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:14 am

A lot of you might remember the old slogan for the Army, "Be All That You Can Be."

Well a few years back they ditched that slogan and replaced it with "Army of One." Which was pretty unpopular and suggested that teamwork/unit conhesion was no longer the chief priority.

Plus the commercials sucked.

However, the Army has now ditched the Army of One and replaced it with "Army Strong." When I first heard the new slogan, I thought it sounded pretty retarded. But after watching the first commercial, I really liked it - it summed up the Army fairly well.

So what do you all think?



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Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:21 am

Quite a compelling ad. The Army is doing well with their recent ads.


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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:24 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
However, the Army has now ditched the Army of One and replaced it with "Army Strong." When I first heard the new slogan, I thought it sounded pretty retarded. But after watching the first commercial, I really liked it - it summed up the Army fairly well.

So what do you all think?

My SO, who used to me an Army wife, loves them. She hated "an Army of One."

I think they are better as well. Very well produced, if nothing else.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:26 am

I'm more for the "Army of One" slogan. it gave us Air Force guys (past and present) an easy target to use when bashing the Army.  Wink
 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:34 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
BTW have you recovered from your trip home?

Well.... honestly... being home wasn't what I expected. I haven't really talked about it, but I really didn't feel comfortable being home.

Being with my wife was amazing, no doubt. Her and I never left each other's side, and it was so amazing to wake up every morning to her. Not to mention - I never had so much sex in such a short period, in my entire life!  sly 

But at the same time, I almost felt like a guest in my own home. Also, going out was not fun - I simply didn't enjoy being around a lot of people. It made me uncomfortable and uneasy to the point that I wasn't enjoying myself. And I really didn't enjoy being constantly asked, "Hey, what's it like over there?" or I even had one guy ask me, "Hey did ya kill anyone?" He asked me right in front of my wife, that's EXACTLY what I want her to know.  Yeah sure

In all reality, I think it's easier to talk about Iraq to A.Netters than to talk about it to people face to face. Isn't that fucked up?

What disturbed me the most, was that I actually WANTED to be back in Iraq. And when I got back, I felt comfortable. To me - that IS fucked up.

Anyway enough about me.

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
The Army is doing well with their recent ads.

I agree. The Army is really trying to remake their image, and they're successful so far.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:37 am

Commercial or Short Film? I saw it at a recent government job fair. Good stuff.

Those Army recruiters are relentless. The Navy was the only one's not asking me to give them a blood sample and urinalysis on the spot.  Wink
 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:45 am

I haven't seen them, nor can I because of my damn firewall, but I know I have been looking into joining. $20,000 signing bonus sounds good  Wink
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
In all reality, I think it's easier to talk about Iraq to A.Netters than to talk about it to people face to face. Isn't that fucked up?

No. You are no different than other combat vets. They didn't want to talk about what it was like, I think for obvious reasons. War is hell, as Gen. Sherman said, and who in their right mind finds that to be proper dinner time conversation with guests?

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
What disturbed me the most, was that I actually WANTED to be back in Iraq. And when I got back, I felt comfortable. To me - that IS fucked up.

No, not really. My SO manages a laboratory at a Army clinic. The Senior NCO just came from Iraq, and he wants to go back.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:32 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
What disturbed me the most, was that I actually WANTED to be back in Iraq. And when I got back, I felt comfortable. To me - that IS fucked up.



Quoting Halls120 (Reply 7):
No, not really. My SO manages a laboratory at a Army clinic. The Senior NCO just came from Iraq, and he wants to go back.

A friend of mine retired after 23 years in the USMC and went right back as a civillian contractor,you're not alone and definitely not f)(*&d up!
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:22 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
What disturbed me the most, was that I actually WANTED to be back in Iraq. And when I got back, I felt comfortable. To me - that IS fucked up.

I have had many of my students come back from Iraq and want to go back, including one who was badly wounded. Most of them have gone back.

Everyone of my students who has joined the Army, Navy, Marines (never had a Air Force vet) liked it. They all come back to school and talk about their experiences. I recall the guys I knew in school did the same. I tried to join the Navy after college, but a spinal deformity would have kept me out of OCS.

As far as the Army of One thing went ; I didn't like it, my dad who is a Army Combat veteran didn't like it either he always said an army is a team and guys who didn't act as a team players many times didn't come home.

Be all you can be is a good one. I think of the students that I have had that went to the services. They all came back stronger (physically & mentally), and they all talk of things they thought they never could do.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:31 am

I personally like this new advertising campaign to come out for the US Army:



Don't take it personal UH60. Just a little friendly jab from one of your brother's in (Air Force) blue.  biggrin   wink 

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:31 am

The new ad says "nothing is stronger than an army soilder"

I know a marine who would disagree.  Smile


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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:35 am

That ad was incredible, I really like the new 'Army Strong'.
 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:35 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
Plus the commercials sucked.

"Not really."  Wink

As for my thoughts on the commercial...it's got too much of the feel of a movie preview. I think a minute time slot might be pushing it.
 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:36 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 10):
Just a little friendly jab from one of your brother's in (Air Force) blue.

No worries.

When y'all get the urge to get off those lazy-boys and start acting like soldiers, you let me know.  Wink

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Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:39 am

I like it. it is alot better than army of one.

still think "the few, the proud, the Marines" is the best one yet. Even better than the Navy one ---its not just a job, its an adventure.

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
What disturbed me the most, was that I actually WANTED to be back in Iraq. And when I got back, I felt comfortable. To me - that IS fucked up.

Naa, when you come back for real, you will want to stay.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:49 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 14):
When y'all get the urge to get off those lazy-boys and start acting like soldiers, you let me know

We don't need to get up. We have civilians to do our work.  Wink
 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:49 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 14):
No worries.

When y'all get the urge to get off those lazy-boys and start acting like soldiers, you let me know.

Haha. This is one of my favorites, even if it is making fun of the Air Force:




UH60, you should know we only get off those lazy boys when we get up to get another beer from the fridge or when we have to go search for the remote control.  biggrin 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:01 am

I feel compelled to post this.

U.S. AIR FORCE OATH OF ENLISTMENT

I, Zoomie, swear to sign away four years of my useless life to the United States Air Force because I know I couldn't hack it in the Army and because the Marines frighten me. I swear to sit behind a desk and take credit for the work done by others more dedicated than me who take their job seriously. I also swear not to do any form of real exercise, but promise to defend our bike-riding test as a valid form of exercise.

I swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, even though I believe myself to be above that. I promise to walk around calling everyone by their first name because I know I'm not really in the military and I find it amusing to annoy the other services. I will have a better quality of life than all those around me and will at all times be sure to make them aware of that fact.

After completion of my -- snicker -- "basic training," I will be a lean, mean, doughnut-eating, lazy-boy sitting, civilian-wearing-blue-clothes, Chairborne Ranger. I will believe that I am superior to all others, and will make an effort to clean the knife before stabbing the next person in the back with it. I will do no work unless someone is watching me (and it makes me look good), will annoy those around me, and will go home early everyday.

I consent to never getting promoted -- EVER -- and understand that all those whom I made fun of yesterday probably will outrank me tomorrow.

So help me God.

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Date: _________________


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U.S. ARMY OATH OF ENLISTMENT

I, Rambo, swear to sign away four years of my mediocre life to the United States Army because I couldn't score high enough on the ASVAB to get into the Air Force, I'm not tough enough for the Marines, and the Navy won't take me because I can't swim.

I will wear camouflage every day and tuck my trousers into my boots because I can't figure out how to use blousing straps. I promise to wear my uniform 24 hours a day even when I have a date. I will continue telling myself that I am a fierce killing machine because my drill sergeant told me I am, despite the fact that the only action I ever will see is a court martial for sexual harassment.

I acknowledge the fact that I will make E-8 in my first year of service, and vow to maintain that it is because I scored perfect on my PT test. After completion of my sexual -- er -- I mean, BASIC training, I will attend a different Army school once every other month and return knowing less than I did when I left.

On my first trip home after boot camp, I will walk around like I am cool and propose to my ninth-grade sweetheart. I will make my wife stay home, because if I let her out she might leave me for a smarter, better-looking Air Force guy. Should she leave me twelve times, I will continue to take her back.

While at work, I will maintain a look of knowledge while getting absolutely nothing accomplished. I will arrive at work every day at 1000 hours because of morning PT and leave every day at 1300 hours to report back to the "COMPANY." I understand that I will undergo no training whatsoever that will help me get a job upon separation, and will end up working construction with my friends from high school. I will brag to everyone about the Army giving me $30,000 for college, but will be unable to use it because I can't pass a placement exam.

So help me God.

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NAVY OATH OF ALLEGIANCE

I, Top Gun, in lieu of going to prison, swear to sign away four years of my life to the United States Navy because I want to hang out with Marines without actually having to be one of them, because I thought the Air Force was too "corporate," and because I thought, "Hey, I like to swim...Why not?"

I promise to wear clothing that went out of style in 1976, and have my name stenciled on the butt of every pair of pants I own. I understand that I will be mistaken for the Good Humor man during the summer, and for the Waffen SS during the winter. I will strive to use a different language than the rest of the English-speaking world, using words like "deck, bulkhead, cover, and head," when I really mean "floor, wall, hat, and toilet." I will take great pride in the fact that all Navy acronyms, ranks and insignia, and everything else for that matter, are completely different from the other services and make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

I will muster (whatever that is) at 0700 hours every morning unless I am buddy-buddy with the Chief, in which case I will show up around 0930 hours.

I vow to hone my coffee cup handling skills to the point that I can stand up in a kayak being tossed around in a typhoon and still not spill a drop.

I consent to being promoted and subsequently busted at least twice each fiscal year. I realize that, once selected for Chief, I am required to submit myself to the sick (and quite possibly illegal) whims of my new-found "colleagues." So help me Neptune.

Signature:__________________ Date:_______________


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U.S. MARINE CORPS OATH OF ENLISTMENT

I, ________________ (state name here), swear...uhhhh...high-and-tight... grunt... cammies... ugh... Air Force women.... HOORAH!

So help me Corps.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 18):

God aint that the truth.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:37 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Well.... honestly... being home wasn't what I expected. I haven't really talked about it, but I really didn't feel comfortable being home.

Being with my wife was amazing, no doubt. Her and I never left each other's side, and it was so amazing to wake up every morning to her. Not to mention - I never had so much sex in such a short period, in my entire life!

But at the same time, I almost felt like a guest in my own home. Also, going out was not fun - I simply didn't enjoy being around a lot of people. It made me uncomfortable and uneasy to the point that I wasn't enjoying myself. And I really didn't enjoy being constantly asked, "Hey, what's it like over there?" or I even had one guy ask me, "Hey did ya kill anyone?" He asked me right in front of my wife, that's EXACTLY what I want her to know.

In all reality, I think it's easier to talk about Iraq to A.Netters than to talk about it to people face to face. Isn't that fucked up?

What disturbed me the most, was that I actually WANTED to be back in Iraq. And when I got back, I felt comfortable. To me - that IS fucked up.

My dad had much the same feeling 11 YEARS after being in Iraq. We were walking around Kingston, Jamaica, and he said that all this poverty, so many people in an area like this made him feel nervous, naked without is weapon.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:54 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 17):

Is it me, or the Aviation dude look like Mr Burns?

Seriously, just saw an ad tonight for the Army tonight on TV, at the end is said something like "join now and get a free sportswatch."

WTF? A watch? Pardon me if I don't rush to the phone.......

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 8):
A friend of mine retired after 23 years in the USMC and went right back as a civillian contractor

That's where it's at, getting a hook-up with *Executive Outcomes*, *Sandline*, *Blackwater*, *Armorgroup*, or *Control Risks*, pays way better than the US Army....

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:04 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 10):
I personally like this new advertising campaign to come out for the US Army:

I new this one was going to hit this thread the second I saw the original post. Some Ad Exec @ Geico is having a coronary I'm sure..

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:15 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
A lot of you might remember the old slogan for the Army, "Be All That You Can Be."

 checkmark 

If it's not broken, don't fix it.

Army of One was and always will be bullshit.

Army Strong isn't much better. The commericals are great, motivational, well done - but the Slogan IMO still sucks.

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
BTW have you recovered from your trip home?

Well.... honestly... being home wasn't what I expected. I haven't really talked about it, but I really didn't feel comfortable being home.

Absolutely normal . . . this too shall pass . . .

Your desire to be back in the fight instead of at home is not unusual . . . lots of folks - myself included - felt that way . . . particularly in a sense that "my buddies, my comrades in Arms are there - I should be there".

It'll take some time.

Quoting KROC (Reply 16):
We don't need to get up. We have civilians to do our work.

You Air Farce fuckers actually have work????  faint 


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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:21 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
my comrades in Arms are there

RED FEVER!!! *PANIC PANIC PANIC*

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
You Air Farce fuckers actually have work????

Oh please. Air Force does 100% of Army WX, for an aviation guy, you should know that! Im sure UH60 does.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:26 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 24):
Air Force does 100% of Army WX,

Not sticking up for the Army, but if you could let someone else do that wouldn't you? Have you seen the youtube of the WX guy screaming about the cockroach? Yea, like I want him watching my back, and I'm ex-Navy.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:28 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 25):
Not sticking up for the Army, but if you could let someone else do that wouldn't you? Have you seen the youtube of the WX guy screaming about the cockroach? Yea, like I want him watching my back, and I'm ex-Navy.

no havent seen that vid, is it an AF guy, or a pussy from channel 7 or whatever (or worse, the PGA!)

AF WX is always accurate bub, and id like 1 reference to prove me wrong.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 24):
for an aviation guy, you should know that

Easy there killer. Don't get your pretty blue Air Farce bloomers in a wad . . . it's all good interservice rivalry . . . when you get old enough to join the Air Force, or any military service - get back to me . . . by then you'll know this and be doggin' me out.

FYI - I was NOT an Army Aviator . . . mayhaps, in your haste to slash my tires - you confused me with UH60?



Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 24):
RED FEVER!!! *PANIC PANIC PANIC*

  

Oh Brother . . .

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 26):
or a pussy from channel 7 or whatever

I think it was out of Miami channel 7 or something.

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 26):


AF WX is always accurate bub, and id like 1 reference to prove me wrong.

Navy WX is even better. We are out there already.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:37 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
You Air Farce fuckers actually have work????

Someone has to haul your shit over there. The Army doesn't have too many C-5's and C-17's lying around.  wink 

Besides, we have to come in and set up a golf course and resort hotel once you've cleared the way. So yes, we do have some work to do, but you're right....not a whole lot.  biggrin 



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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:39 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
Easy there killer. Don't get your pretty blue Air Farce bloomers in a wad . . . it's all good interservice rivalry

Yes, i know that. And they are pretty, arent they?

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
FYI - I was NOT an Army Aviator . . . mayhaps, in your haste to slash my tires - you confused me with UH60?

no no, but youre an aviation guy, that happened to be in the army, which means you probably know more than the average 11BRAVO. I meant no offence to you, ANC

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
I've never seen an Air Force Mechanic working on a Blackhawk . . . does the Air Force REALLY do all of Army's Aviation Mechanics?

What?!?! WX is weather...........

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 28):
Navy WX is even better. We are out there already.

Yes, because everyone knows that the navy is full of Einsteins. {insert pic of popeye the sailor man here.}

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
Oh Brother . . .

Just a joke -- jeez.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 29):
"Air Force PT is 36 holes of golf without a cart."- A US Navy Seal to us at the 2004 Naval Academy Summer Seminar.
*And is there anything wrong with this?

PT? What the hell is that? As long as you can fit thru the escape scuttle you're good.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:46 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 30):
Just a joke -- jeez.

Perhaps this will help in the future . . .  wink  or  laughing  to convey the humor . . . especially to us humorless  old  farts  wink .

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 30):
but youre an aviation guy, that happened to be in the army

Close - I'm an Army guy that likes aviation!  biggrin 

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 30):
I meant no offence to you, ANC

None taken - it's the internet afterall.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:58 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
But after watching the first commercial, I really liked it - it summed up the Army fairly well.

I guess the important question is was it effective enough to make you want to re-enlist?
 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:58 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 32):
Perhaps this will help in the future . . . or to convey the humor . . . especially to us humorless farts .

Its a deal.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:07 am

Wow.....wow.....this is an amazing video. Wow. My hats go off to you UH60! Thank you or serving our country! I have one family member in the military right now but a lot of the males in my family have been over seas in wars. Thank you once agian. I really like this new style for the Army.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:23 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 30):
Yes, because everyone knows that the navy is full of Einsteins. {insert pic of popeye the sailor man here.}

Beetle Baily?At least Popeye kicked ass.

Hey, every service has paint chippers(grunts,plane washers). At least the Navy treats them right and gives them their own rate(MOS for you no nothing landlubbers) BM---boatswain mates.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:27 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 36):
At least the Navy treats them right

Hey hey -- im a navy man myself, but AF runs in my blood.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:41 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 37):
Hey hey -- im a navy man myself, but AF runs in my blood.

bad luck got ya.

I'm Navy, Like my Dad, however, my sister is was(is) a Marine, one nephew was(is) a Marine, and one nephew is Army(just got back from Iraq(101 Air Assult)). At least there is no Coastie blood.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:53 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 38):
At least there is no Coastie blood.

That's because we are very selective.  biggrin 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:00 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):

So what do you all think?

Wow, thats great. Can't wait to see it on the tube sometime.

This just makes my aspirations to serve in the armed forces more clear. Maybe not in the Army, but somewhere within the 5 branches.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:25 pm

I happen to like the commercials.

I was talking to an ROTC guy at UNC the other day, he told me that the Army was willing to guarantee a certain job (branch? specialty?) for ROTC graduates if they signed on the dotted line for 7 years instead of 4 (of course only if you are physically/otherwise qualified). This appealed to me as the branches that I have been looking at (infantry and aviation) are rumored to be the toughest to get out of ROTC. Anyways, that's something that I will have to seriously consider when I go to college next year. After being an Army brat for my whole life, I really can't imagine life outside the military!
 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:38 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
When I first heard the new slogan, I thought it sounded pretty retarded

Yeah, me too. Sounds like something a person with limited linguistic skills would say (i.e. Me Tarzan, you Jane; Strong like bear, smart like tractor). It doesn't seem so bad after viewing the ad. Maybe in time it will grow on me.

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
I almost felt like a guest in my own home. Also, going out was not fun - I simply didn't enjoy being around a lot of people.

From what I hear, and what's posted here, you are not alone. I'd recommend taking advantage of the counseling services offered by the military, when you are ready.

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 9):
Be all you can be is a good one.

That was kinda catchy wasn't it?

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:01 pm

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 39):
That's because we are very selective.

Yep, you have to be at least 6 foot tall, in case the boat sinks.

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:16 pm

I quite like it. It's pretty inspirational. It reminds me of the strength and honor of our Armed Forces and thankful that so many brave men and women are fighting for our freedom and way of life.

Dave

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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:24 pm

I also liked what they used to say in the commercials. "In the Army we do more before nine in the morning than most people do all day."
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:51 am

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 45):
I also liked what they used to say in the commercials. "In the Army we do more before nine in the morning than most people do all day."

They probably had to pull that one for "false advertising".  wink  God knows there is no government agency, be it the Defense Department, Transportation, Homeland Security, etc. that does more work before 9 AM than most people do in a day. My dad used to say "At the Pentagon it always takes 8 hours to do 4 hours worth of work."
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:00 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 43):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 39):
That's because we are very selective.

Yep, you have to be at least 6 foot tall, in case the boat sinks.

 rotfl  rotfl 

Well done!

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 46):
They probably had to pull that one for "false advertising".

 Wow!

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 wink 
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:20 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
FYI - I was NOT an Army Aviator . . .

There are persistant rumors that you tried to be one... but just couldn't get enough speed before you ran out of runway.
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RE: US Army's New Recruiting Campaign

Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:24 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 48):
There are persistant rumors that you tried to be one... but just couldn't get enough speed before you ran out of runway.

Hmmm, eventually, I passed the test . . . please note the AIRBORNE Abrams in the photo below . . . taken many moons ago while your's truly was at the controls . . . what a rush . . .

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/csmpep/AirborneAbrams.jpg

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