Norcalam2 & 98FireyGT Military Appreciation

MM Screen Name:  98FireyGT

Name & Rank:  Chris Penchoen, HM3

Years/Months in the Service:  A year and a half

MM:  What made you want to join the military?

98FireyGT:  Parents gave me an ultimatum, join up or get out.  They didn’t want to pay for my college.

MM:  What do you like most about it?

98FireyGT:  Meeting new people, learning new stuff.

MM:  Biggest dislike?

98FireyGT:  Politics, beurocracy, the current philosophy of going to war with everyone we label as ‘terrorists’.

MM:  Best memory?

98FireyGT:  When my Cheif retired he told me to not take anyones bulls**t.  If I truly believed in something and that I could be someone that would really do something amazing, whether it be in the military or out.

MM:  Can you tell us about one person in the service who has affected your life most?

98FireyGT:  My best friends dad. He worked as a med tech for the air force but was also always around for me as a stand-in dad when mine was gone

MM Screen Name:  Norcalam2

Name & Rank:  Evan Whitaker, AM2/E-5

Years/Months in the Service:  6 yrs.

MM:  What made you want to join the military?

Norcalam2:  Needed a change of pace, wanted to do something bigger than myself.

MM:  What do you like most about it?

Norcalam2:  Travelling to different  countries with dozens of close friends.

MM:  Biggest dislike?

Norcalam2:  Politics in the upper ranks.

MM:  Best memory?

Norcalam2:  Pulling back into SD after a 6 month deployment and seeing my family waiting for me.

MM:  What is your favorite Military movie?

Norcalam2:  I have 2, Platoon and Three Kings.

MM:  Can you tell us about one person in the service who has affected your life most?

Norcalam2:  AM1 Caruso. He taught me nearly everything I know about being an AM, and getting ahead in the military.