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(Military.com)   Soldier, when I tell you to move, you say "How fast?" And when I tell you to go out there and face those shots, you say "Which arm?"   (military.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.
 
5 days ago  
Well, I didn't have a choice in getting Hep B, Small Pox, and Anthrax shots.  Plus everything they shot me up with in basic.
Welcome to the military.
 
5 days ago  

nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.


Oh you get a shiatload when you join.  Plus required annual flu shots. And then going overseas has various requirements depending on the country you go to.
 
5 days ago  
But the 336,500 National Guard and 189,800 Reserve troops have until June 30, 2022, to be fully inoculated.

Why? How long do you want this to last?
 
5 days ago  

nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.


Ayup.  Some of them have some pretty nasty side-effects, but not as hard as having to replace personnel lost to what they're for.
 
5 days ago  
Square needle in the left nut
 
5 days ago  
This your club with a nail in it. You will eat it. You will sleep on it! When I say Jump, you say.. .what color!
 
5 days ago  
See, they tried to hide side effects from us, but now the government isadmitting that the vaccine may result in toxic discharges!
 
5 days ago  
The 485,900 soldiers on active duty must be vaccinated by Dec. 15.

The military sure has changed since I retired 15 years ago, they would have given every one of us the vaccine as soon as it was available, it's a matter of troop reediness, can't protect the nation with sick soldiers.

But the 336,500 National Guard and 189,800 Reserve troops have until June 30, 2022, to be fully inoculated.

FFS that's over 9 months from now.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.


Depends... are you from Tuskegee?
 
5 days ago  
It's a great way of filtering out recruits who are under the influence of facebook. Don't give them idiots any serious responsibilities. It's a litmus test for competency.
 
5 days ago  

gaspode: This your club with a nail in it. You will eat it. You will sleep on it! When I say Jump, you say.. .what color!


Soon, they will make a board with a nail so big that it will destroy them all!

Hahahahahaha
 
5 days ago  

nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.


Depends if it's a Republican political issue or not.
 
5 days ago  
If I was a phlebotomist giving military vaccines I would say to each empty syringe "You're honorably discharged" then give the solider a bandage and a pat on the head, and hopefully leaving them in utter confusion.
 
5 days ago  

nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.


They used to be for both new recruits and active duty.   You were basically "G.I."   Government Issue.  i.e. Government property.

Get too bad of a sunburn over the weekend and you could be facing charges for damaging Government property.
 
5 days ago  
Just like George Washington did it.
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

gaspode: This your club with a nail in it. You will eat it. You will sleep on it! When I say Jump, you say.. .what color!


Username checks out.

/Now we sing dis stupid song
//Sing it as we run along
//Sound off!  One, two, many, lots!
 
5 days ago  
Tell them they all go back to boot camp until they get the shot.
 
5 days ago  

nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.


You get them updated and before any deployment you get rounds.  Non-negotiable outside of very few exceptions.

Kind of useless if you get polio or malaria while deployed.
 
5 days ago  

patcarew: It's a great way of filtering out recruits who are under the influence of facebook. Don't give them idiots any serious responsibilities. It's a litmus test for competency.


They trimmed down the military when Obama was president.  This will be a great way to weed out the people who aren't loyal to country and has the added benefit of reducing costs on the taxpayers.

Win-win in my book.
 
5 days ago  

dkulprit: patcarew: It's a great way of filtering out recruits who are under the influence of facebook. Don't give them idiots any serious responsibilities. It's a litmus test for competency.

They trimmed down the military when Obama was president.  This will be a great way to weed out the people who aren't loyal to country and has the added benefit of reducing costs on the taxpayers.

Win-win in my book.


I agree the military is loads better without these farkwads in it.  I really do t expect it to be an issue but if enough are flushed I hope the leadership reduces the requirements so the ones left don't get farked over
 
5 days ago  
They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.
 
5 days ago  
At least it's not a 7 gauge needle straight in the nuts. When I went through basic they didn't even ask politely. No idea what I got inoculated for but basically a line of recruits walking between two corpsmen with the needle less air powered injection guns on either side. The only directions given were "stay still or it will rip open your arm". I didn't flinch. I hate needles!
 
5 days ago  

gar1013: Glad to see we have so many troops that we don't care about losing any of them.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/arti​cles/2021-07-12/joining-the-military-d​oesn-t-appeal-to-enough-young-american​s


Yeah. I'm sure vaccines are the driving factor in recruitment. It's certainly not a generation of people growing up witnessing a pointless 2 decade long war based on lies whose main success was enriching private contractors. Certainly that's not the problem.
 
5 days ago  

gar1013: Glad to see we have so many troops that we don't care about losing any of them.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/arti​cles/2021-07-12/joining-the-military-d​oesn-t-appeal-to-enough-young-american​s


Just the opposite. We care, that's why they're getting the vaccine. It might save their lives.
 
5 days ago  

MythDragon: nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.

Oh you get a shiatload when you join.  Plus required annual flu shots. And then going overseas has various requirements depending on the country you go to.


I initially read that as 'anal flu shots', and thought well there's your anti vax problem
 
5 days ago  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: MythDragon: nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.

Oh you get a shiatload when you join.  Plus required annual flu shots. And then going overseas has various requirements depending on the country you go to.

I initially read that as 'anal flu shots', and thought well there's your anti vax problem


Bird flu, swine flu... what animal did anal flu come from?
 
5 days ago  

Trocadero: Serious Post on Serious Thread: MythDragon: nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.

Oh you get a shiatload when you join.  Plus required annual flu shots. And then going overseas has various requirements depending on the country you go to.

I initially read that as 'anal flu shots', and thought well there's your anti vax problem

Bird flu, swine flu... what animal did anal flu come from?


What do you think jackass?
 
5 days ago  
It should decimate the military, in the truest sense of the word. The military is mostly Trumpers, and now everyone will get to see how beholden they really are to that lump of shiat.
 
5 days ago  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: gar1013: Glad to see we have so many troops that we don't care about losing any of them.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/arti​cles/2021-07-12/joining-the-military-d​oesn-t-appeal-to-enough-young-american​s

Yeah. I'm sure vaccines are the driving factor in recruitment. It's certainly not a generation of people growing up witnessing a pointless 2 decade long war based on lies whose main success was enriching private contractors. Certainly that's not the problem.


Probably not so much, strangely enough.  Unemployment rate is a more direct (though inverse) affect on recruiting goals.
 
5 days ago  

Trocadero: Serious Post on Serious Thread: MythDragon: nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.

Oh you get a shiatload when you join.  Plus required annual flu shots. And then going overseas has various requirements depending on the country you go to.

I initially read that as 'anal flu shots', and thought well there's your anti vax problem

Bird flu, swine flu... what animal did anal flu come from?


Republicans.
 
5 days ago  

Trocadero: Serious Post on Serious Thread: MythDragon: nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.

Oh you get a shiatload when you join.  Plus required annual flu shots. And then going overseas has various requirements depending on the country you go to.

I initially read that as 'anal flu shots', and thought well there's your anti vax problem

Bird flu, swine flu... what animal did anal flu come from?


Jackasses?    More commonly referred to as Donkeys?
 
5 days ago  
The way it went with the enlisted personnel where I work is that they were all told that unless fully vaccinated, they were required to mask up inside the building. They all went the next day. "We're sick of these things!"

I think we got about two weeks before the DOD came down with mandatory masks indoors again because Delta was running rampant.
 
5 days ago  

cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.


We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.
 
5 days ago  

BolloxReader: cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.

We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.


One of the worst decisions we ever made. The most developed nations all require national service. Scandinavian countries all do. The great equalizer.
 
5 days ago  

Daer21: BolloxReader: cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.

We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.

One of the worst decisions we ever made. The most developed nations all require national service. Scandinavian countries all do. The great equalizer.


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5 days ago  
Since when are Troops given deadlines? Line 'em up & jab 'em. Anything else is stupid. This is why the CinC needs to have served! He or she has to understand military culture (anything else is cultural approbation!). /s/ USN (Ret.)
 
5 days ago  
Subby, stop watching stupid movies and/or TV shows with stupid dialogue.
 
5 days ago  

Daer21: BolloxReader: cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.

We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.

One of the worst decisions we ever made. The most developed nations all require national service. Scandinavian countries all do. The great equalizer.


I don't want unmotivated jokes beside me.

That said, I think this country would benefit greatly by exposing idiotic whiners to the real world. We're not perfect, but throwers of pity parties would do right by themselves if they actually got to see real shiatholes. Maybe, just maybe, they'd learn to appreciate what they have and why it needs to be defended.

In lieu of a hitch of three years, some form of service in the Peace Corps and the like would be great.
 
5 days ago  

johnny_vegas: Daer21: BolloxReader: cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.

We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.

One of the worst decisions we ever made. The most developed nations all require national service. Scandinavian countries all do. The great equalizer.

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O...k...? Sweden no longer conscripts to my surprise, but Norway, Denmark, and Finland do, as does Switzerland
 
5 days ago  

WoodyHayes: Daer21: BolloxReader: cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.

We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.

One of the worst decisions we ever made. The most developed nations all require national service. Scandinavian countries all do. The great equalizer.

I don't want unmotivated jokes beside me.

That said, I think this country would benefit greatly by exposing idiotic whiners to the real world. We're not perfect, but throwers of pity parties would do right by themselves if they actually got to see real shiatholes. Maybe, just maybe, they'd learn to appreciate what they have and why it needs to be defended.

In lieu of a hitch of three years, some form of service in the Peace Corps and the like would be great.


National service in lieu of military service has proven popular and effective.
 
5 days ago  

Daer21: johnny_vegas: Daer21: BolloxReader: cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.

We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.

One of the worst decisions we ever made. The most developed nations all require national service. Scandinavian countries all do. The great equalizer.

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O...k...? Sweden no longer conscripts to my surprise, but Norway, Denmark, and Finland do, as does Switzerland


I'm not sure that equates to "most developed nations"
/I imagine there are geographic and demographic reasons for the countries that have conscription
 
5 days ago  

Lurk Who's Talking: Since when are Troops given deadlines? Line 'em up & jab 'em. Anything else is stupid. This is why the CinC needs to have served! He or she has to understand military culture (anything else is cultural approbation!). /s/ USN (Ret.)


Underlined, I agree with... the deadlines thing?  There are always deadlines.  TDY, pregnancy, leave, deployment, hospitalization, other active illness, etc.  Expectations have to be clear and measurable in order to hold people accountable for their failure to meet them...

Yes, do as you are ordered (When legal) - But sometimes you cannot do something RIGHT NOW, regardless of what the order is - physics is a biatch.
 
5 days ago  
Read the fine print, recruits.  When your signature hits that recruitment contract the Constitution no longer applies to you.  Your body is military property until your tour is up.  Take it to court?  Sure, the guys with brass lapels will love that you wasted their time for the five seconds it takes them to tell you get bent and take the shot.

The government is going to sink a lot of money into you.  A lot of money.  And they're going to protect their investment whether you like it or not.  That means gets vaxxed, not just for Covid, but for everything under the sun.  They're not going to let you kill yourself in such a pathetic manner.

As far as the military is concerned, letting soldiers remain unvaccinated is like leaving a gun unoiled or a vehicle unmaintained.
 
5 days ago  
It's about time.
 
5 days ago  
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Daer21: johnny_vegas: Daer21: BolloxReader: cefm: They shot up draftees with malaria vax back in Vietnam and I guarantee refusal was not an option and would have been treated as draft dodging.

We don't have conscripts anymore. Draftees were conscripts, and conscripts are universally the worst soldiers you can have.

One of the worst decisions we ever made. The most developed nations all require national service. Scandinavian countries all do. The great equalizer.

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O...k...? Sweden no longer conscripts to my surprise, but Norway, Denmark, and Finland do, as does Switzerland


Might want to check out the details of conscription in Nordic countries. Finland has what the US would consider compulsory service, but the impression I have is that it is training to have a well regulated militia, short service, but long time in the reserves.
 
4 days ago  

Trocadero: Serious Post on Serious Thread: MythDragon: nytmare: Aren't vaccines given automatically in the military? Or is that only for new recruits.

Oh you get a shiatload when you join.  Plus required annual flu shots. And then going overseas has various requirements depending on the country you go to.

I initially read that as 'anal flu shots', and thought well there's your anti vax problem

Bird flu, swine flu... what animal did anal flu come from?


The anus.
 
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