Goarmy.com chat

The following is a complete log of the Goarmy.com chat session that took place on 9/23/2004 between ~11:15am-12:15pm. I've bolded messages between myself and other room participants, which is what I recommend you read. However, the complete text is all here, unaltered, except where necessary to correct spelling mistakes. The key participants are color-coded as follows:


[armybrat06] i was wondering if any of you could give me some information about the army chorus

[Mr_Palmer] todd hello

[Mr_Henderson] armybrat seriously what's up?

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[todd] hello mr palmer

[babe05] you got any sibs trooper?

[Phratboy] Hey guys, sorry about the silence - was on the phone

[Mr_Palmer] book oh okay bye till tomorrow

[Mr_Palmer] todd hello

[Vickie] anybody 18-21?

[babe05] me

[Mr_Henderson] phrat no prob, what's up?

[armybrat06] I am seriously considering joining the army reserves

[Mr_Palmer] book have a good night

[babe05] im 18 you

[Army_Bound_91P] [~~~20

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[Book] mr Palmer tx bye 4 now

[todd] i was wondering about sign on bonuses?

[Vickie] 17

[trooper] i really only got myself thats why im looking into this

[armybrat06] and i was wondering if i could get some information

[ms_ready] i dont want any young cat calling me grandma if i can run faster and do more sit ups than them...

[Phratboy] Well... was noticing that goarmy.com doesn't really say anything about what to expect about being deployed in Irag.

[ms_ready] eheheheh

[babe05] i think you will enjoy it

[Mr_Smith] armybrat it is comprised of soldiers who can sing, they try out and if they make they enter the program

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[Mr_Palmer] todd Since bonuses only apply to certain MOS^`2019s and availability, we try not to answer those questions, because we cannot be definite until the time you enlist. For more info feel free to email us anytime 12http://www.goarmy.com/contact/email_us.jsp

[Phratboy] ... which I assume is where a lot of new recruits end up.

[trooper] yeah me too

[armybrat06] how do you get an audition

[Mr_Smith] armybrat email us below for that ^111

[Information] 4Email us at 412http://www.goarmy.com/contact/email_us.jsp 5This will 5open a web page. Please fill out the form. This will enable us to better 5answer your questions. Thank you.

[Mr_Henderson] phrat there is no real way to prepare for a deployment

[Mr_Palmer] Phratboy look below in red ^12

[Information] 4This site is for Recruiting information only. We can not 4and will not discuss any topics dealing with the current military 4operations. I hope you understand, and thank you for your cooperation.

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[Mr_Palmer] ava hello

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[Mr_Henderson] phrat just follow the fuidance of your supervisors

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[Ava] Hello Palmer

[Mr_Henderson] ava hello

[Mr_Henderson] flex hello

[babe05] so are you planning on going to college trooper

[Ava] hELLO hENDERSON

[Mr_Palmer] flex helo

[trooper] i was

[Vickie] ok

[Mr_Palmer] ava how can we assist u

[Mr_Smith] flex hello

[Mr_Henderson] ava no caps

[Ava] opps

[armybrat06] are any of you in the st. louis recruting office?

[Mr_Smith] ^16

[Information] 4************** Shout Out************* Your age and state 4you are chatting from. Also, if you recently enlisted please let us 4know!!!!

[Mr_Henderson] ava but what's going on?

[babe05] hey vickie, r u a male or female?

[Army_Bound_91P] 20/m/al

[Ava] sorry my fingers go too fats at times :D

[todd] what are the qualifications to join and be an mp?

[Phratboy] Well... but isn't Iraq where most recruits end up?

[Mr_Palmer] brat no we are in KY

[trooper] but i kinda want to get away thats why i am leaning towards the army

[Mr_Smith] armybrat we are at Ft Knox KY

[Mr_Palmer] todd ^7

[Information] 4The basic qualifications for enlistment include being 4from 17 to 34 years old, be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, (must have 4the I-551) have a high school diploma or equivalent, be single with no 4children or married with 2 or less children, pass the ASVAB test and 4the physical. You could also not be undergoing any civil actions; 4certain law violations will disqualify you

[Ava] fast^

[Vickie] babe05 how bout u and meee only chat only?????

[Mr_Palmer] ava ok

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[Mr_Smith] armybrat We can gladly send you the Recruiting Station nearest you. Please click this link and make sure your zip code is included 12http://www.goarmy.com/contact/email_us.jsp

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[Ava] I need to k now what I need to do to sign up and GET 91W

[ms_ready] EWWW vickie you gonna get kick out

[flex] hey guys on the web sight it shows people goining to ft jackson sc is that for uniforms id cards ect then ship out to ft benning

[armybrat06] oh my uncle works in the recruiting office of st. louis that was why i was wondering

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[soldiergirl] hello everybody

[Ava] I am in school at OSU for Paramedic Fire fighter right now.. going through my EMTB... will that help?

[Mr_Palmer] ava depends on ur qualifications asvab score and physical

[Mr_Smith] Ava Once you pass the ASVAB test and the physical, you sit down with an Army Counselor, based on your mental and physical results the computer will show you a listing of jobs you are qualified for. That is when you discuss your Options. Only the Guidance counselor can promise you a job or any incentives to include bonuses, if you qualify.

[Army_Bound_91P] hi soldier

[j] if i am active duty can my girl friend live with me?

[Mr_Henderson] phrat no, you will go first to an actual army base and inprocess your unit first. then may not even go on deployment

[babe05] vickie heres my 12email...crystal05@netzoola.com

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[babe05] hey trooper

[Mr_Smith] Ava EMT P can

[ms_ready] ohh god no

[Mr_Henderson] j no

[Mr_Palmer] ava oh good u should do good on the asvab test to qualify for that job then

[Mr_Palmer] koolaid hello

[Mr_Henderson] koolaid hello

[j] what if we are married?

[k0oLaiD] hi!

[babe05] dont try to run away from everything

[Mr_Palmer] bound hello

[Mr_Henderson] j yes

[Mr_Palmer] bound how can we assist u

[Mr_Henderson] kolaid got questions

[k0oLaiD] yes a million

[joshbest] what are the height and weight regulations for joining

[Phratboy] Well then, what %'age of new recruits see "action"?

[k0oLaiD] lol

[Mr_Henderson] koolaid well lets get to 'em

[Ava] It will be another year and a half before Iget my EMT-P however...

[babe05] but if you want to go to the army cuz of that...

[babe05] its up to you

[Mr_Henderson] josh see red below ^1

[Information] 4For information on Army Physical Fitness or 4Height/Weight requirements, go to 412http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/apa/rc/

[k0oLaiD] im supposed to ship out oct 6

[armybrat06] thank you very much for helping me sir

[Phratboy] I understand you go to a base first, but then what???

[babe05] i hope everything is ok for you

[trooper] yeah i hear that

[k0oLaiD] since voting is nov 2....will i be able to vote?

[ms_ready] I probably cant connect anymore after today.. SO i wanted to thank allthe recruiters here

[j] ok one last question

[flex] hey guys on the web sight it shows people goining to ft jackson sc is that for uniforms id cards ect then ship out to ft benning

[ms_ready] but specially you mr smith

[joshbest] thanks you were very helpful

[Ava] Is there a site where we can enter our info for a tape test??

[j] if im married is my wife covered

[Mr_Henderson] phrat no idea, we do not track those numbersin my office

[ms_ready] the recruiting station you recommended is the best!!

[todd] do you have to sign up before you take the asvab and physical?

[Phratboy] You mean recruiters don't know what happens to the recruits?

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[Mr_Palmer] ava we dont have a site for that

[Mr_Henderson] flex for what?

[Mr_Smith] ms_ready ty

[Phratboy] That seems rather odd.

[Mr_Henderson] josh no prob

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[flex] infantry

[Ava] Oy Vey so I MUST go to the office and have them do it there again??

[Mr_Henderson] ava local recruiter

[Mr_Palmer] j covered for what

[Mr_Smith] ms_ready glad to be of assistance

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[Mr_Palmer] ava yeah

[k0oLaiD] since voting is nov 2....will i be able to vote? i will be in basic during that time

[j] mediacl ?

[babe05] so trooper, if you do join, what branch are you planning to go in?\

[Mr_Palmer] koolaid dont know maybe by ballot

[k0oLaiD] oh

[Ava] ok now its stupid question time..... MUST I wear the BCs if I have my own glasses already??

[trooper] im not really sure

[Mr_Henderson] phrat the actual recruiter that puts you in the army will, but we see thousands of names daily many with anonymous names such as yours

[Mr_Smith] ms_ready do your best in basic I see you going far in the Army

[slyguy] ms klinger in chat room one?

[Mr_Palmer] flex dont know about that

[Mr_Palmer] slyguy no not yet

[Mr_Henderson] slyguy not till latwer

[Mr_Smith] Ava only during training

[babe05] well thats ok

[Mr_Henderson] ava yes during training

[trooper] i would have to really talk to a recruiter and search all my real options

[k0oLaiD] hey anyone leave OCTOBER 6? FT LEONARDWOOD

[Mr_Smith] Ava you will be issued 2 prairs before basic

[babe05] you seem like a really nice guy

[ms_ready] ohh mr smith those are great words :))

[Ava] ewwww ok that part will suck... and I DO NOT have to cut my hair short right??

[trooper] thanks

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[slyguy] no jan 18th to ft benning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Mr_Henderson] koolaid not i

[Mr_Henderson] ava nope

[Mr_Palmer] trooper the guidance counselor at the meps will tell u for sure

[soldiergirl] I ship October 20 and I'm going to Fort Jackson and for basic, I wanted to know how long do you think I will be stuck in reception and will we have to do PT while in reception including all our paper work and shots?

[Mr_Palmer] ranger helo

[slyguy] yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaa!!!!

[k0oLaiD] cool congratulations sly

[ranger_07] palmer hey

[k0oLaiD] and soldiergirl

[Phratboy] Well... let me cut to the chase then. If I sign up, I understand there are benefits. But what are the risks?

[Mr_Smith] Ava correct for females you must oin it up off your colar

[slyguy] whats ur guy;s mos?

[Phratboy] That's information I need to make this decision!

[ms_ready] lol sly

[Mr_Henderson] phrat death

[flex] can i request benning for boot because my ait will be infantry and i plan to go airborn

[Ava] ok I can deal with that......but Ft Sam is where I would go for basic and AIT if I get the 91W right?

[ms_ready] hoooaaaaahhhhhh

[k0oLaiD] soldier girl.....maybe stuck at reception for 3 or 4 days

[Mr_Palmer] girl reception can be from 3 to 12 days and u do pt

[Mr_Smith] Ava no beauty contests in basic lol

[Phratboy] And I don't see anything about risks on the goarmy.com sight.

[k0oLaiD] you dont do pt there

[Mr_Smith] Ava AIT

[k0oLaiD] but yes you get paperwork and shots

[Ava] well no kidding Smith but Im not going for the biggest dork award either ;)

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[Mr_Henderson] ava ait ft sam houston basic is probably ft jackson

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[Mr_Palmer] flex if you have infantry u will go to benning for boot

[ms_ready] yup..dont take your jlo gear cause you wont be able to wear it

[slyguy] koolaid mos?

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[Mr_Smith] AVA for basic it will be either Ft Jackson SC or FtLeonardwood MO

[flex] sweet

[k0oLaiD] 88m

[Mr_Henderson] phrat death is an understood risk in the military

[ranger_07] can one of u guys give me a site tht has infantry school perperations?

[Mr_Smith] ms_ready lol

[k0oLaiD] you sly?

[Mr_Palmer] ava not basic but ait yeah

[slyguy] which is?

[ms_ready] if it doesnt fit in a small back pack..youre taking too much stuff

[Mr_Palmer] ava look below in red ^3

[Information] 4The job you choose determines which Basic Training 4location you will attend: Fort Benning, GA., Fort Knox, KY, Fort Leonard 4Wood, MO*, Fort Sill, OK, or Fort Jackson, SC* (* indicates facilities for 4females). To learn more about Basic Training, go to 412http://www.goarmy.com/life/basic/index.jsp

[babe05] hey army chic

[slyguy] 11x option 40!!!

[Ava] What!?...ok the guy lied then.. he told me before that it would be in FSH

[k0oLaiD] motor transportation op.

[babe05] your going to ft. Jackson?

[slyguy] ah riger

[Mr_Palmer] ava for job training yeah but not basic

[slyguy] roger

[Mr_Henderson] ava ft sam is only for ait

[flex] how long does it take to get a med waiver mine got submitted monday i was told 3-5 days

[Phratboy] mr. H, death is an understood risk of *anything*... but it's more risky in some occupations (like soldiering) than in others (like being a college student).

[Mr_Henderson] flex couple weeks amybe

[Mr_Smith] ranger try 12http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/

[Ava] Oh thats not nice at all.... hmmm

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[Mr_Henderson] phrat if you know this, why asking

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[ranger_07] k thx

[Ava] well thank you very much for the info ya'll

[Mr_Palmer] ranger chek this link 12http://www.infantry.army.mil/infantry/index.asp

[Mr_Palmer] armychick helo

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[slyguy] thats y the army is all VOLUNTEER!!!!

[Phratboy] For example... the number of troops deployed .vs. number hospitalized is reasonably easy to find on the web.

[Mr_Palmer] ava ur welcome

[Ava] ya'll have a good one....

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[k0oLaiD] bye

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[Mr_Henderson] phrat ok, and

[k0oLaiD] ava

[k0oLaiD] ok toolate lol

[Phratboy] ... and that number is not exactly very encouragin. :-(

[Armychick] hey!

[Mr_Palmer] ^13

[Information] 4If you are a member of the Delayed Entry Program 4(DEP) or Delayed Training Program (DTP), please go to 412http://armydep.com 4for some important information 4especially for you.

[slyguy] you cant anlways believe what u hear bud!!!

[Mr_Henderson] phrat then you should see that the number deployed is greatly higher than the number injured

[Army_Bound_91P] phrat its war dude ....think about it

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[Mr_Palmer] unibomber hello

[Phratboy] Of course.... 15:1 or thereabouts.

[ranger_07] smith i need a better one plz if u can

[Armychick] hey dogface asl

recruiter unibomber please leave and change your name then come back

[k0oLaiD] im hungry

[k0oLaiD] lol

[slyguy] phrat they are here to recruit not counsel on the dangers of the army!!!!

[Mr_Henderson] phrat probably little higher gap in the average

[ranger_07] me 2

[slyguy] hooah

[k0oLaiD] and nervous for basic!!

[Mr_Henderson] koolaid then eat

[k0oLaiD] 2 weeks :( too long

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[slyguy] koolaid when u ship?

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[Mr_Henderson] nickname thank you

[k0oLaiD] oct 6

nickname is now known as pfunk

[Mr_Henderson] pfunk oncewas enuff

[slyguy] going sc?

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[k0oLaiD] nope leonardwood

[k0oLaiD] mo

[slyguy] o

[Mr_Palmer] ^1

[Information] 4For information on Army Physical Fitness or 4Height/Weight requirements, go to 412http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/apa/rc/

[Mr_Smith] ranger try ^9

[Information] 4For information on Army Special Operations, go to 412http://www.goarmy.com/ListJobsByGroup.do?id=25&fw=special 12_forces_training

[pfunk] alright i just have one question for the recruiters

[Armychick] how do you sign up for the army?

[Mr_Henderson] pfunk got answer

[Phratboy] Which means that one of us (assuming everyone in this chat room is a recruit) ... one of us ends up dead or severely injured (physically or mentally). Right?

[pfunk] if my asvab score allows me to, what are the chances of getting a radiology tech assignment

[Mr_Henderson] armychick email us

[k0oLaiD] get intouch with a recruiter

[Mr_Henderson] pfunk depends on availability of the job when you go to sign up

[Armychick] kk

[Mr_Palmer] pfunk if you qualify for that option and it available u should be able to get it

[Phratboy] I know that's a rough question... but it's been bothering me.

[Mr_Smith] ranger try this 12http://www.soc.mil/swcs/swcs_default.htm

[pfunk] are there available jobs now because the airforce told me id have to wait 2 years

[slyguy] phrat please stop dude i have to go into combat if i get deployed and ur not helping yo!!!!!!!!!!

[Mr_Henderson] phrat and using the same ration, one will end up that way by driving down the street in the next year

[k0oLaiD] phrat you cant be negative......you gotta thing positive !

[Mr_Henderson] ratio

[Mr_Smith] K0olaiD We can gladly send you the Recruiting Station nearest you. Please click this link and make sure your zip code is included 12http://www.goarmy.com/contact/email_us.jsp

[slyguy] wrong person lol

[k0oLaiD] lol

[slyguy] u mean armychick?

[Phratboy] Kool, I'm just trying to get information to make a decision.

[Mr_Palmer] pfunk we dont have that info the guidance counselor at the meps does

[Armychick] what about army chick???

[Phratboy] Ignoring the facts and risks... well... :-\

[slyguy] phrat if u want info then what ur saying is the wrong route

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[Mr_Henderson] armychick email us ^111

[Information] 4Email us at 412http://www.goarmy.com/contact/email_us.jsp 5This will 5open a web page. Please fill out the form. This will enable us to better 5answer your questions. Thank you.

[Mr_Smith] Joe hello

[Mr_Palmer] joe hello

[Joe] hey

[Phratboy] Well... where do I get info, if not from a recruiter?

[slyguy] phrat dont judge the army bc of what u see tv

[Army_Bound_91P] pfunk....the reason the Af is saying 2 years is becaus ethey are forcing pl to retire and cutting forces by like 20,000-30,000

[Armychick] i know but sumeone wuz talkin' bout me!

[k0oLaiD] phrat....if your so worried about getting deployed...why join

[slyguy] phrat go here 12www.usmilitary.about.com

[k0oLaiD] theres always a chance...

[Mr_Henderson] phrat understood but looking at the numbers thatmany are injured a year in the us just driving down the street not in a hostile environment

[Mr_Henderson] phrat you can email me for info

[Dogface] Why is the air force cutting forces when we currently have a need for military in IRAQ?

[Joe] money

[Mr_Henderson] dogface no idea

[Mr_Palmer] ^13

[Information] 4If you are a member of the Delayed Entry Program 4(DEP) or Delayed Training Program (DTP), please go to 412http://armydep.com 4for some important information 4especially for you.

[Joe] it's the congress

[Phratboy] Thanks mr. H. What's the email address?

[Mr_Henderson] phrat ^68

[Information] 4Email mr Henderson at 412http://www.goarmy.com/RecruiterEmail.do?id=10 5This will 5open a web page. Please fill out the form. This will enable me to better 5answer your questions. Thank you.

[Mr_Palmer] ^12

[Information] 4This site is for Recruiting information only. We can not 4and will not discuss any topics dealing with the current military 4operations. I hope you understand, and thank you for your cooperation.

[slyguy] any one in here infantry or ever have been infantry??????????????

[pfunk] does the army offer any sort of guaranteed job code

[slyguy] funk yes they do

[Army_Bound_91P] availibility pfunk

[k0oLaiD] yes pfunk its MOS

[slyguy] u will get a gaurenteed job at meps

[Phratboy] Well... best wishes to all you going off to service! Good Luck!

[slyguy] if there are openings

[Joe] what is available to a college student who is a little more than half way through school

[k0oLaiD] thanks Phratboy

[Mr_Smith] slyguy yes before you are ask to enlist

[Mr_Smith] slyguy Once you pass the ASVAB test and the physical, you sit down with an Army Counselor, based on your mental and physical results the computer will show you a listing of jobs you are qualified for. That is when you discuss your Options. Only the Guidance counselor can promise you a job or any incentives to include bonuses, if you qualify.

[k0oLaiD] lol

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[slyguy] no im DEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Mr_Palmer] neville hello

[pfunk] ell yea at meps but im already commited by the time i get to meps so i really would rather not get screwed

[k0oLaiD] u mean pfunk

[Mr_Henderson] phrat thanks to ya

[k0oLaiD] lol slyguy

[Mr_Smith] slyguy ok ^17

[Information] 4Congratulations on your enlistment! Worlds of 4opportunities and challenges await you as a new member in our Army 4of One! I hope we have been able to assist you in your new endeavor 4here at GoArmy. Please take a few seconds to fill out our online poll of 4enlistees. 12http://www.goarmy.com/crinfo Thanks!

[Mr_Henderson] neville hello

[slyguy] pfunk u wont get screwed

[slyguy] u pick a job that ur interested in