Potential Army Nurses, New Regs Regarding Tattoos - page 2

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Our entire Forward Surgical Team (FST) has been abuzz about this (expected) news for the last couple of days: So for any of you RNs or students who think you might want to join the Army, just be aware that new recruits... Read More


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    Omg, height & weight, totally agree! That is a MUCH larger problem (pun intended).

    I try not to judge others' tattoos (provided they appear professionally done... kitchen scratch is different, aside from being a health risk). I am sure that some people would look at some of mine and not "get" or like them (zombie nurse on my leg, for example... and done before zombies were cool! Lol). Yeah, I have seen some head-shakers, and I just tell myself that it's not mine and thus I don't know what it means.
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    Quote from ckh23
    The rationale is that the wars are just about over so now attention needs to be focused elsewhere. This attention is usually focused on BS regs, will once again be laxed when the next war starts. They should really focus on weight regulations and keeping the army combat ready instead of tattoos.
    I couldn't agree more! during my active duty time on the enlisted side of things during the height of the Iraq/Afghanistan war, I saw fat Marines and Sailors walking all over base. How in the world did they slip by height and weight standards????

    We're supposed to represent the Military as a fit professional war fighting capable group of people... not look like we flip burgers at a hamburger shack.
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    I would like to which Marines that you since fat. I have been in the Navy assigned to the Marines and now the Army and have never seen any service as hard on weight standards as the Marines. They have tighter standards then all the services and can be placed on fat boy pt if their CO does not think they look good in uniform. As far as all the other services I have seen many over weight SM' s.
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    Quote from jeckrn
    I would like to which Marines that you since fat. I have been in the Navy assigned to the Marines and now the Army and have never seen any service as hard on weight standards as the Marines. They have tighter standards then all the services and can be placed on fat boy pt if their CO does not think they look good in uniform. As far as all the other services I have seen many over weight SM' s.
    Believe me, they exist.
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    They do but not to the extent of the other services.
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    Quote from jeckrn
    They do but not to the extent of the other services.
    That I agree with. I can't believe how many are overweight, but still get promoted the ranks of NCOs, Staff NCOs, and officers.
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    In all the services that happens even thou they should not. Just think in the Army you don't even need to know your MOS and get promoted.
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    That reminds me of my time in the Navy. I was active duty for 5 years and only made it to E-3...(partially because I said something to the medical officer that p*ssed him off) But what im trying to get at is my friend who joined up for the Army Reserves was promoted further and faster than me within his first 2 years of reserve drill!! Why and how?
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    Quote from Raider 3/1
    That reminds me of my time in the Navy. I was active duty for 5 years and only made it to E-3...(partially because I said something to the medical officer that p*ssed him off) But what im trying to get at is my friend who joined up for the Army Reserves was promoted further and faster than me within his first 2 years of reserve drill!! Why and how?
    At least on the officer side, Army promotes faster earlier. By the time you reach O-3, the Navy promotes faster and Army officers have to wait longer to reach higher ranks.
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    The Army has a lot of fat bodies, you just don't it until they take their ACU tops off (because they mask figure A LOT). If you notice it with the ACUS tops on then that's baaaaad.

    The problem arises from crappy DFAC health food quality. There are 5 bad options to one good and the food around base in general. The PX and Shopettes just have "junk".
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