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10/08/2008 10:51:03 PM · #1
egads i haven't been able to remember this term and its been driving me nuts for days. whats the term for the end of a soldiers service? please help me here im going crazy
10/08/2008 10:51:37 PM · #2
discharge?
10/08/2008 10:51:54 PM · #3
Discharge?

too slow
10/08/2008 10:53:24 PM · #4
i dont think thats what im thinking of, is there another term that means the same thing?
10/08/2008 10:57:49 PM · #5
Shortimer?
10/08/2008 11:00:55 PM · #6
Release from Active Duty

You get a Form DD214 when you separate from the military.

Honorable Discharge

-- Just throwing some out there.
10/08/2008 11:01:26 PM · #7
oh damn, ill never get it. oh well, ill just deal with discharge
10/08/2008 11:03:09 PM · #8
Death?

Dishonorable discharge.

Retired?

Leave of absence.

AWOL? Absent without official leave.

Deserter.

Released.

Dismiss!

10/08/2008 11:09:13 PM · #9
you mean, like end or termination of the enlistment?
10/08/2008 11:10:48 PM · #10
Originally posted by Maggye:

you mean, like end or termination of the enlistment?


yeh, but theres a certian term that i cant quite think of thats the equivilant of termintaion/discharge etc
10/08/2008 11:13:55 PM · #11
EAOS -End of Active Obligated Service
10/08/2008 11:14:06 PM · #12
EOS day!
10/08/2008 11:19:50 PM · #13
dod terms you might find something in here
10/08/2008 11:29:37 PM · #14
Short timer, Road Warrior (Retired On Active Duty), new civilian

Message edited by author 2008-10-08 23:29:50.
10/08/2008 11:29:51 PM · #15
Originally posted by taterbug:

EAOS -End of Active Obligated Service


Yep. 18 months and (not really) counting! :)
10/08/2008 11:31:42 PM · #16
"ETS Date"
Expiration of Term of Service (ETS)

Message edited by author 2008-10-08 23:34:04.
10/08/2008 11:34:42 PM · #17
Originally posted by EBJones:

Originally posted by taterbug:

EAOS -End of Active Obligated Service


Yep. 18 months and (not really) counting! :)


Made your short-timer chain yet? :-)
10/09/2008 01:17:14 AM · #18
"ETS Date"
Expiration of Term of Service (ETS)

thank you SDW, Its been 20 years this month!
10/09/2008 02:39:44 AM · #19
R.I.P.

kidding. I heard the "booooo"s - just surprised I was the first to post that. :P

EAOS (taterbug's answer) is the correct answer when I was in the Navy. Short timer was also the term used for someone getting close to their EAOS.
10/09/2008 03:14:28 AM · #20
we just call em "lucky bastards" because they are going back to the general population again - lucky bastards!
10/09/2008 04:49:46 AM · #21
.

Message edited by author 2008-10-09 06:30:06.
10/09/2008 04:50:17 AM · #22
Decommision? Whatever that means.
10/09/2008 06:41:53 AM · #23
Would you be thinking of Demobilization or Demob for short?


10/09/2008 07:06:05 AM · #24
I was going to suggest demobilized as well. Got beaten by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' paynekj :-)
10/09/2008 07:15:05 AM · #25
Originally posted by EBJones:

Originally posted by taterbug:

EAOS -End of Active Obligated Service


Yep. 18 months and (not really) counting! :)


tomorrow is 6 months for me...but mine isn't just EAOS its RETIREMENT BABY! (insert happy face doing crazy happy dance here)

eta: I don't have my short timers chain but my desktop does have a countdown calendar on it and yesterday I was sent this excel spreadsheet lol
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/25095/120/729622.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/25095/120/729622.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2008-10-09 07:19:06.
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