recceguy said:Sorry. I'm looking at my unit calender right now and it's one half day a month until Apr at least.
In Germany, in the 70’s, we had Tank Trains that would transport us and our tanks to various bases and exercise areas. Most of these were within a few hours by normal train. There were a number of ‘priorities’ for trains on the, Deutsche Bahn, 37 seems to ring a bell. Tank trains sometimes took over 24 hrs to get somewhere else in Germany because we would pull into a siding and wait hours while a garbage train had to go by. The Tank Train had the lowest priority on the rail system.popnfresh said:recceguy,
You've been around the block 10 or 20 times. Has this ever happened before?
I remember back in 06-08 the PRes was all about recruiting and having us train as often as possible. Talk about building it up to tear it down. I have a feeling that there are a bunch of PRes Pte-MCpl's that are relying on that Class A employment that they had been able to depend on for so long. Of course Operational needs should be priority, but wow.
It seems kind of silly when Crew Commanders are going to have to become Crew trainers at Mcdonalds to pay their car insurance... :-\
Is there really no money to even take the guys in every parade night and have them work on some PT and weapons handling?
I think it pretty much happened, or atleast they got a lot of people qualified (me being one of them).HighlandFusilier said:and it's funny because only 2 years ago, there was this mass push to produce MCpls
Hence why I stopped short of saying anythingHighlandFusilier said:and potentially go into OPSEC issues, so shhhhhh
DirtyDog said:Like I mentioned earlier, I've been on ex and course for the last while and have missed those regular points that get passed down.
What exactly has happend? Not just to the reserves, but reg force as well. Were budgets massively slashed? Is money being re-directed for some reason? What brought all this on?
Is there a thread discussing this?
Like I said, I'm a little behind on all of this. Just heard rumours....
DirtyDog said:What exactly has happend? Not just to the reserves, but reg force as well. Were budgets massively slashed? Is money being re-directed for some reason? What brought all this on?
Flawed Design said:I'm shocked, wow. I really didn't expect that. So much for my credibility!
Not only will that really hurt the young soldiers who depend on those training nights and week-end ex's for money but what about the units over all level of training? Makes all those nights of scrambling to get IBTS out of the way seem futile.
Is there that much of a difference between regiments that one can have 1 half day a month until april and in another regiment soldiers preparing for live fire platoon attacks for 2 full platoons worth of soldiers on a weekend ex?