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brunstar 12th Warrior


from Kettering, OH

Member since 06 February 2013 | Blog

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Running onto the field after we beat TTUN in 2002.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Greg Oden
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Jun 2016

I have had 4 knee scopes on my right knee and my right labrum repaired for 7-12 o'clock.  I would rather have 4 more knee surgeries than 1 more shoulder surgery.  I feel your pain, take some heavy pain killers and hang in there.  

Comment 25 Jun 2016

TCU did a $100 million renovation to its stadium about 3 years ago and $90 million of it was paid by selling luxury boxes.  Premium seating is one of the new cash cows in the sports business world.

Comment 18 Jun 2016

I remember when TTUN fans celebrated his commitment because Crazy Jimmy beat Urban for him even though it wasn't a committable offer from Urban.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

Before the season started the special effect people were excited because the finally got to do something which was originally planned for Season 3.  I'm hoping that special effect is LSH makeup, been waiting for it since the Red Wedding.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

I left the Air Force training side of Pensacola last year and I was there when Col Bud Day was buried at Barrancas National Cemetary. We had 700 Air Force and 200 Marines lined up along the main road in full service dress to pay our respects, and I'm sure the Navy did something similar for Capt Kuss.

What he did, flying the plane knowing he was going to die in order to avoid a civilian residential building, is the very definition of bravery and sacrifice.  Blue Skies.......

Comment 08 Jun 2016

It's probably already been said, but since you have a bachelor's degree you want to go the OTS/OCS route.  The officer pay is much better.  A brand new 2nd Lt (O-1) makes as much as a new Master Sergeant (E-7).

You really need to weigh the options and determine if your personal freedom is worth having your college loans paid off.  You will have to go to drill 1 weekend a month, and they could call up your unit for combat at any time.  Your civilian job will be preserved by federal laws when you return, but some of those deployments can be for 12 months (aircrew deployments were usually 4-6 months).  

I had the option to go to a guard/reserve C-130 unit when I left the Air Force, but I chose not to.  I didn't want to spend 1 weekend a month and be on call for deployments for the next 11 years before I could retire.  Oh, and guard/reserve retirement doesn't start until you're 65, active duty retirement pay starts they day after you hang up the uniform.