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  • Army lessons/habbits that last a life time

    So I was looking around on here (not too hard) and started wondering what things people do in their civilian lives that they took with them from the Army


    I personally:

    Carry a Gerber....at least in the car
    Hydrate (I guess all humans that want to live do this but I monitor and monitor my kids hydration)
    Usually feel the path of least resistance is the wrong path (gotta do things the hard way)
    Have 550 cord and duct tape with in reach

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    use the word "hooah" when talking to civilians
    go to the civilian gym in "Army gear"
    appreciate the "military discount"
    wear an "army belt" with civilian clothes

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    • #3
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      Sit with my back to the wall, facing the door.
      Drink water like a fish.
      Cringer whenever my supervisor says "This will be easy".
      Forgive all civilians for their trespasses because they are ... nasty civilians.
      Gerber on me at all times.. even church.

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      • #4
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        I also believe if you can score 90's in the 18 to 24 age group for PT you can not get sick and chemical and nuclear weapons will have no effect on you

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        • #5
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          I still keep my Gerber on me everyday.

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          • #6
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            I always chow down my food real fast.

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            • #7
              Re: Army lessons/habbits that last a life time

              Originally posted by buckeye View Post
              I also believe if you can score 90's in the 18 to 24 age group for PT you can not get sick and chemical and nuclear weapons will have no effect on you
              I second this.

              I also write all dates in the format, 03JUL13.
              I say "check" to everyone, instead of "yes," "yeah," or "uh-huh."
              (I don't say "hooah" because it's obnoxious, and I don't say "roger" because I'm not on the radio.)
              I put kickstands on my 1s, and slash my 0s, even on personal checks. (13Ds and 13As will know what I mean)

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              • #8
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                I also write all my dates as 03JUL13
                When giving any kind of directions, I end my sentence with "Got me?" (wife hates this one)
                I always cross my arms when talking to someone, so as to not put my hands in my pockets
                Eat way to quickly
                Always have a gerber and a pocket knife

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                • #9
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                  Carry a gerber everywhere
                  Wear a Baseball cap wherever I go and can't help but take it off when I walk inside a building (my wife always laughs at this)
                  Ranger roll all of my t-shirts (my kids even do this now)

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                  • #10
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                    Who pronounces/writes the time in military format? (Must be in a job that doesn't already require it, as some do.)

                    I admit, it never caught onto me and in my Guard life I would still frequently pronounce times as a civilian would.

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                    • #11
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                      I use the word "Behoove"

                      Even before I joined the military I used 24hour time, carried my leatherman at all times, and ate real fast.

                      Bigger things now are I no longer wear a hat all the time (I always used to before I joined) and I hate rice (ate WAY too much of it at BCT).

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                      • #12
                        Re: Army lessons/habbits that last a life time

                        Originally posted by Marine2Guard View Post
                        I also write all my dates as 03JUL13
                        When giving any kind of directions, I end my sentence with "Got me?" (wife hates this one)
                        I always cross my arms when talking to someone, so as to not put my hands in my pockets
                        Eat way to quickly
                        Always have a gerber and a pocket knife
                        I usually end a question with "check", especially with my kids and people who have that lost in the headlights look.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Army lessons/habbits that last a life time

                          Originally posted by TxIntel 1978 View Post
                          I usually end a question with "check", especially with my kids and people who have that lost in the headlights look.
                          I (completely accidentally) asked my Father-in-law if he was "tracking" during a political discussion over the holiday. Oops. My wife thought it was pretty hilarious, though.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Army lessons/habbits that last a life time

                            Originally posted by PALINATHAS View Post
                            I use the word "Behoove"

                            Even before I joined the military I used 24hour time, carried my leatherman at all times, and ate real fast.

                            Bigger things now are I no longer wear a hat all the time (I always used to before I joined) and I hate rice (ate WAY too much of it at BCT).
                            What not became part of my vernacular lol

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                            • #15
                              Re: Army lessons/habbits that last a life time

                              Don't forget going full hooah. Never go full hooah.

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