DA Form 7425 contains the bullet, "Turkish or German citizen deploying through/to that country." No further infomation. What does this mean? Is it a GO or a NOGO? Why is that signficant? I assume it is a bad thing, but I can't find an explanation in the regs. Second question: Why are Turkish and German citizens singled out, but no other countries?1 AnswerMilitary8 years ago
My daughter is scheduled for an ABR hearing test, but the provider called and said there is a "hold" on all tests of this type. They would not perform any of these procedures, nor would they schedule any new tests. The person on the phone would not elaborate on why they were cancelling the tests. Can someone illuminate what a "hold" means in health care jargon?1 AnswerOther - Health10 years ago
I'm just getting started with my first cap-and-ball open top revolver. If I were to load the cylinders and then leave it sitting, how long would it be before it started to corrode or degrade? Assuming it just sat at room temperature, without getting wet or anything, does black powder ever go "bad?" I've heard that spent black powder residue will corrode the weapon; is this also true of unspent powder?7 AnswersHunting1 decade ago
I'm seriously at a loss as to how we, as soldiers, are supposed to respond when we are being killed by our own officers. The guy at the mental health clinic was bad enough, but now a freaking Muslim insurgent WHO WAS A MAJOR goes on a shooting spree. As a Staff Sergeant, I somehow have to deal with this and give my troops some kind of direction. However, this has me completely at a loss. I don't want to be in an army where soldiers are going to kill each other, and I have no idea how to proceed.
Anyone have any help?17 AnswersMilitary1 decade ago
My daughter is just over two years old, but she's extraordinarily tall for a child her age. She has no problem scaling her crib and climbing out, and then proceeds to redecorate with the contents of her diaper. My first idea is to find a way to put a lid on her crib. Does anyone have a better way of controlling escaping toddlers?8 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
Since I've come to Yahoo Answers, I've noticed a lot of misconceptions about the military. I've collected some of my favorites. Every single one of these has been asked at some point. According to Yahoo users:
1) We are at war against the Afghani Army. No, really.
2) Blackwater is a shadowy mercenary organization responsible for everything from Area 51 to the Kennedy assasination.
3) No females are allowed in the military. Ever.
4) It is unlawful for civilian contrators to train military or police personnel.
5) The US Army actively recruits child soldiers from third world countries. (WTF?)
6) The government sends lone commandos deep into enemy territory all by themselves. It happens all the time. You can do it straight out of high school.
7) The terms "Special Operations, Special Forces, Navy Seals, Combat Control, Special Air Service, Rangers, Marine Recon, SOCOM, Black Ops, and Rainbow Six" are entirely interchangeable.
8) Unmanned aerial vehicle pilots, ground radar operators, and nuclear submarine technicians are "functionally retarded."
9) America dropped atomic bombs on Japan for no apparent reason. World War II never happened. The Japanese never invaded China, Korea, Indochina, or anywhere in oceania. In fact, the Japanese were nice people who never hurt anybody.
10) When an army goes to war, millions of soldiers just show up like on Command and Conquer. Training, clothing, weapons, ammunition, petroleum, spare parts, vehicles, major electronic end items, and a chain of command are all totally unnecessary.
My question is, where do people get this stuff? Are they all trolls, or are they seriously this ignorant? Does anybody ever read a history book anymore? Or think that after 200 years the military might have an organizational structure, beauracracy, and decision-making process that are just a little bit deeper than what the civilian world sees? (I'm personally inclined to blame TV, but I'd like to hear some other ideas)8 AnswersMilitary1 decade ago
When I was younger I was never popular and lived in a very antagonistic little world. I spent a few long, hateful, and bitterly lonely years following high school while I struggled to find a way to integrate with my 'peers.' Eventually I started taking antidepressants and managed to fit in. Now I am married, with a beautiful daughter and a successful career. I should be happy, but instead I find myself constantly looking back and regretting all the experiences I missed out on. How do I stop feeling so much regret and self-pity?4 AnswersOther - Family & Relationships1 decade ago