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smash williams
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Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?

I know several Vets from different eras (Vietnam, Gulf War, OEF) that have issues with it. I myself kinda went through a phase after my 2nd deployment.


GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
It got to me for a few years but I'm cool now.


Navtiger1
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South Carolina
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
No PTSD issues. I use to operate the big guns, other then missing them a little no real issues.


ClownQuestionBro
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
Yeah I'm sure 90% of the fobbits and fob rangers it bothers deeply.


Traveler
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
I knew a guy (Nam Vet) that sometimes would get emotional whenever he heard a Huey helicopter fly over. I never asked him why, but he would close his eyes and would try very hard to block the sound out without cupping his ears. To my knowledge, fireworks or sudden noises didn't bother him.


whit
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
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fobbits and fob rangers
what does this mean?


GeauxxxTigers23
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It was the smell the got me going.


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gotboost02
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
My issues are the stupid weather warnings that pop up on my gov computer and tornado siren testing around lunch when i for some reason seem to always catch while walking across a parking lot,


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Navtiger1
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
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what does this mean?


F.O.B. is a forward operating base.

for a definition of the other I give you this

LINK


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GeauxxxTigers23
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what does this mean


Pussies that never leave the base and then bitch when the grunts occasionally show up and buy the PX out of all the dip and cigarettes.


wegotdatwood
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
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Pussies that never leave the base


This, they also "water down" awards/medals etc. They will be the first one to wear their cab etc.

I have a CMB and CAB. I don't wear either.

I love their stories. "Dude, we had incoming like 300 meters away, crazy!"


BIGDAB
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
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This, they also "water down" awards/medals etc. They will be the first one to wear their cab etc.

I have a CMB and CAB. I don't wear either.

I love their stories. "Dude, we had incoming like 300 meters away, crazy!"


After my first deployment, I was more than happy to be a fobett on my second tour.


Redbone
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
Only bother I got is cheaply made and too expensive.


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smash williams
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
Same here, but I do have tinnitus so it's only somewhat annoying and irritating to me now.


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Breauxsif
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
One deployment to Iraq and another to Afghanistan. The fireworks never bother me.


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Popcorn
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
Yes. It's why I always pick up shifts if I'm not already scheduled on the 4th of July and New Years Eve.

PTSD is a bitch.


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
Don't know about fireworks, but I learned quick not to wake up my buddy that is an Iraq vet.


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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
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I know several Vets from different eras (Vietnam, Gulf War, OEF) that have issues with it. I myself kinda went through a phase after my 2nd deployment.


I think it's more a matter of "if you're not expecting it".

If you know it's occurring, it doesn't bother you.


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KajunGator
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
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I use to operate the big guns


13B?


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CurDog
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re: Any Veterans or current Military have issues with fireworks?
my dad was in vietnam. he has never had a problem with fire works. the only time i have seen my dad cry was when we went to DC, we spent the day in arlington. he visted several of his buddies that were buried there.


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