Monday, January 5, 2009

New orders


The Army actually sent me "muster" orders last month. What is a muster besides a really stupid word that loses all meaning after you say it like 3 times? Besides this outdated article (the only one I could find - surprise!), it's the Army's way of physically accounting for me. So . . . I guess 18 months of being on their active books while in Iraq wasn't enough to physically account for me?? HRC, I laugh at your muster orders. Laughing while I tear them up. I have 20 days until my MSO (Military Service Obligation, which I know you have no idea about since your record keeping is awful), so good luck getting me back in. But hey, thanks, once again, for reminding me why I got out - twice! For the rest of you who got IRR muster orders and have served your time - fight the power. If they cant keep track of us with all the non-deployable HRC people they got, that's their problem.

16 comments:

Shea said...

hey, did you see where they sent deployment orders to a guy in Nashville TN, who is 50, who was last in the army in the first gulf war?
If you haven't done so, you need to resign your commission otherwise your IRR commitment is indefinite. There's an IRR watch group in google groups, vetvoice is also good, and like you, I will have gotten out twice, and in fact during my involunary deployment I will go past my MSO unless the mob is cut short

Shea said...

I went to a muster, last summer, and all it was, was updating my contact info, watching a bunch of movies trying to get me to sign up for more time, etc, even the 2 year deal in fine print is a lie, you just don't go into the actual combat zone

Terry Schooler said...

Ha I had to muster in July 2007. Like Shea said, watch a video, update your address, and then they pester you about joining a unit. I actually wanted to join a unit at the time, so it worked out great for me. But if you're not into that, then it's a total waste of time. I think I got paid something like $150 for it.

How much longer do you have on your initial 8-year commitment? If you're done, and want to be done, resign. They'll call you to try to keep you in, but don't let them if you don't want to. Good luck!

JayVee said...

Goodluck to you!

Ms. Lily said...

that's a problem. Way to make you feel significant huh? I like your blog. :)

Emmie said...

I have no idea what you talking about! Its so great! I'll just sit here and type "yes" to agree with every word! =D

Anonymous said...

my brother got his Muster Orders and has to go in today and deal with these people (they called him yesterday and said he has to go). Any advice? I've already sent an email out to a friend of mine who is former JAG to see if he should have a lawyer with him. I know I sound a bit hysteric, but the kid did 2 tours in Iraq (combat included) and now has PTSD (has been to VA and been put in treatment, had incidents in country that we're not documented as such because they didn't want to loose him, etc.) He says he "isn't stupid" and is not going to let them get to him, but still I worry. They are so very sneaky

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Zahnarztpraxis Düsseldorf said...

18 month in Iraq?! Damn, and they are still going for you? That's sick. Definitely stand your own!