First, and my dad is in the navy dose that count?
THIS(former) MARINE IS!
I know of a good number of Bronies in the military myself. I am not in the military sadly. Almost once upon a time. lol But I thank them for all the hard work and dedication they put forth for us. :)
My grandfather served in the Puerto Rican National Guard, but that's about it.
My Dad served in the Navy for a couple years. Navigator for A-6s.And proud!
My grandfather served in the RCAF during WW2.He's not a brony, obviously, but I'm still proud of his military service. :)
I'm a soldier doing training in California, and I was made into a brony (or I guess a pegasister, although I prefer brony) by two of my Airmen friends (they're both male).
I'm DEP for the Air Force. I begin basic training in January. I have not told anyone about my brony status. Not out of shame, just lack of opportunity.
My Dad's in Afghanistan right now, engineering airplanes. However, I have no military experience whatsoever and the only gun I've ever touched has been full of water.:l
USMC Brony here! Semper Fi!
Proud Member of the Navy, serving in Hawaii. My fellow military bros think I'm crazy for liking ponies.
Served 4 years in USN as MAA (Military Police)Stationed 2 years Bahrain and IA'd 5 months to Iraq before going to Virginia for the rest.First 2 years were well spent. N.A.V.Y.
I can't recall anyone in my family being in the military. However, I want to thank everyone who is serving in the military to protect your country.
I used to be stationed out in Japan with MWSS 172, and I was there for 3 and a half years. I went on one deployment to Iraq back in 2008. The very first PMV I ever saw, namely My Little Serenity, was actually shown to me by a fellow Marine as we are both pretty big browncoats(fans of Firefly/Serenity for those who don't know). As for family in the military, both of my younger brothers are Marines as well and I have been slowly but surely getting my youngest brother(he's a Sergeant so he's a little stubborn) to watch the show. That basically sums it up.
I'm Canadian and I'm not even sure if we have a military.
My Dad was in the Canadian Airforce.
Seeing as I'm not an adult yet, I've never had military experience. However, if I am in the military someday, I'd like to be in the Air Force or the Navy.Also, my dad and grandpa were both in the Army.
My Aunt is in the Navy AirForce for over 5 years so far :)
Not me, although I'm contemplating a military career after highschool, that is if I don't go into college first. My oldest brother is in the USAF, and my other brother will be going to basic next month for the Marines.
Both my Grandfathers served in WW2.One was with General Patton's Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and the other served on an Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific.Never knew either of them though, one died before I was born, and the other died when I was 2.I also had a Great Uncle in WW2, but he was shot down.Miss all of them.
My grandfather dispatched men returning from Vietnam to the hospital closest to their homes for treatment. My uncle Mike also served in the army and played a role in operation desert storm.
No direct relations to anyone in the military, but I still harbor a deep respect for anyone who takes that route in life. =) Definitely something I wouldn't be capable of.
Former Navy here.
My dad used to serve in the army as a medic.
@AmpSEMPER FI and a belated 236th Marine Corps Birthday to you.
My dad was a master sergeant in the air force. I am a proud military brat~ Sorta disappointed i didn't see any air force ponies though. :/
When I send letters to my friend in the armed forces I draw him pictures of the ponies. Maybe someday he'll be a brony, but I REALLY doubt it. I do it more for my own entertainment.
Happy Veteran's Day and my thanks to all of our armed forces bronies!
Currently reserve Navy planning for active duty next February.
My pops is a AMT at the airforce academy here in colorado.
Air Force.F-16 Crew Chief.I do not know of any other bronies on my base but I'm sure there is atleast 1 other...maybe...
My Great Grandfather and Grandfather on my mom's side of the family were in the Canadian Airforce.
my dad did military service, does that count? xD
I'm not old enough to join the military yet but I'm an Air Force Cadet
My grandfather was in the army during WW2 and he is just awesome!
Once I graduate college (2 years!) I'll be entering the USMC officer canadite school. My grandfather served in the last year of WWII, Korea and as SpecOps in Vietnam and my uncle was in the 3rd unit in Desert Storm. Long legacy to live up to.
I like how there is drawings of ponies for Veterans day ^_^ makes it more awesome <3
@GaryOakAs a Canadian myself, I can understand the humor you're going for. But I find that line incredibly inappropriate for today.None of my immediate family are in the military, but I do have friends serving right now, and although my family's history is mostly lost to me, I'm sure we were involved in a war somehow. I keep a poppy in my car year round, lest I forget for even a moment the sacrifices so many have given to mine and many others' countries.
I have thoughts of joining the army as an officer after high school and college.My uncle served in Vietnam in the Airforce, he was shot down once and another time his plane fell off the carrier. He is not one of us though. My great grandfather served in WW2 and assisted P.O.Ws. My grandfather and uncle (his son) served in the National Guard for over 10 years each
I protested the military(no disrespect). Don't think that counts, but my Grandpa was really high-ranking military in WW2 through the Gulf wars.
Right, I'm going to be in the USCG in a few months. I've got a ship date and everything, just a few more months. Although I think the toughest test of Boot Camp will be going 2 months without ponies. :PFamily members who have been in the service:Navy:Father, 2 brothers, grandfather, 3 uncles.Marines: Cousin(Still in).USCG: Cousin(Still in).Any Coast Guard Bronies here?
LTJG Stormy Seas, active-duty Surface Warfare Officer stationed in Sasebo, Japan reporting in! And typing this while at sea onboard my minesweeper. Been in the Navy for a little over 6 years now but didn't discover ponies till I got to Japan this past June. Though I haven't told any of my shipmates outright, I wear my Brony t-shirt openly while inport and a fellow officer just chuckled when he saw my pony figures in my locker. So no hate encountered so far, but also no fellow bronies found. I also hid pocket ponies around the ship randomly for laughs.Also, my younger brother pilots a CV-22 Osprey for the Air Force and I had two Army grandparents and a Marine uncle.
im still in high school but im getting top honors in my navy JROTC. plan to get my commission in the marines after college.
@VinnyOne understoodTwo Gulf Wars in WW2?
My cousin served in the Marines.
I am a Navy Veteran, I served for 6 years as a Corpsman with the Marines and the Seabees, and I am proud Brony with my kids!!
Im Carlos Sepulveda, Im in the Army and stationed at Fort Drum New York.I have spoken about ponies to my fellow soldiers, although some of them initially called me gay... I got them to give it a chance. I am responsible for 5 new bronies.
My mom served in the army, and my grandfather was in the navy. I respect all soldiers, former or currently serving, regardless of branch because I know I could never bring myself to enlist.
United States Marine here!Semper Fi!
My Grandfather was a Colonel in Vietnam. He flew helicopters and transported troops and cargo. And I just wanted to give a huge thank you to anypony serving in the military. It is an enormous sacrifice and you have my eternal gratitude and respect.
Active US army signalman 2 years in here, get made fun of at work pretty hardcore for watching MLP.
Father was AAC/AF from the end of WWII to Korea. Grandpa was Army in WWII. Alas, I never followed in their footsteps.
@Crimson_Wing Semper Fi!
I am currently serving in the danish army (I guess not many of us around here). In 2009 I was deployed to Afghanistan as a part of the danish ISAF8 team. From what they tell me, I can expect to go for a 2nd deployment to Afghanistan around early 2013. Next time I'll bring the love of ponies with me. And now just a quick shout out to all of the other soldiers from the other nations. You're all doing a bloody nice job. ^^
Parents met and married in the Air Force, and my brother and I were both born in seperate Air Force Bases.
I'm a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment, a REG force infantry regiment. Serving 4 yrs and counting at the moment. Just got promoated to a Corpeal. I've been a Brony since this summer. As far as I know, no one that I work with is a Brony.
I'm a veteran, now out of the army. I discovered FiM just a couple months ago and it changed my life. I think I was suffering from some mild form of PTSD, or at least just having a really hard time adjusting. when I discovered FiM, I found something truly good and joyful in the world. I now laugh when I should laugh and cry when I should cry and I don't find myself getting angry at things that I shouldn't anymore.
My dad is a retired Navy SEAL. He currently has a civilian job within the military. I think he organizes training exercises or something, I'm really not sure.
I'm a Brony, and I'll being joining the NAVY in a Year, my brother just today Graduated from Basic and ITT Training in the ARMY Reserve, and My Dad is Former AIR FORCE.
I'm about to join the Air Force. Does that count?
I served for 4 years in the Air Force and got out about a year ago.
Well let's see, I'm a Marine no longer in service. I was stationed out of Camp Lejeune, NC. Was part of 8thESB as a field wireman. Ending my service as a Sargent in 8th comm blt. Semper Fi.
I'm in the Navy and I've been stationed in Hawaii for nearly 3 years. There are a lot of things we prefer to keep top secret here, ponies being included. I know this might seem odd between my fellow active duty members, but from the incidents I've been through, it's better to keep your lips sealed on certain subject matters...at least offline and away from where real life friends/coworkers won't find it.
My father, not dad, is currently retired and in Virgina. He's a bit hazy on details, but he's doing his best to be working for the government. He may be going back in and headed to Iraq, I believe. He won't disclose his rank nor position, but I've managed out of my mother that he's in intelligence. Personally, I wouldn't care too much if he goes back into service, but at the same time... I want to. He's spent so much time with his other family that he's practically forgotten me and my sister. To add salt on the wound, in an interview he gave, he made it seem like that we were from the family he was currently living with, as if we weren't his birth children. He's a childish idiot. There was a time where me and my sister could go see him, and because of how he has treated us in the past, we declined. He threw a fit and decided to break all contact with us...
My brother was a marine corporal and just got out after serving 5 and a half years in the force, with tours to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.
My dad was in the Navy for 26 years, his brother is in the Army reserve and has been for about 10 years, and their father was in the Army in the Pacific during WWII. My other grandfather fought in WWII on the German side, but that's a long, tragic story that emotionally scarred him for life.
I'm not in the military myself, but I come from a line of servicemen.My dad was a ground soldier in Vietnam. He was offered two purple hearts for gunshot wounds, but turned them down because he didn't feel that getting hit by potshots at base camp was worthy of the same award as those injured in toe-to-toe battle.His father was a sailor on a Navy mail ship in WWII- my maternal grandfather was a sailor too. Funnily enough, I have cousins from both sides that followed their grandfathers into the Navy.My father's maternal grandfather served in the Spanish American War, WWI, and WWI (he was a Major General in WWII).And now I have probably gone on too long, but I'm proud of the servicemen in my family.
Thank you Seth, My father recently died in Iraq
My Grandfather was a army paratrooper stationed in Germany during the Korean war, funny when he first landed he got stuck in a tree. He died back in February 2008, but I'm glad that I can honor him on veterans day.
I have a profound respect for everyone who serves in the military. As a would-be writer and artist, I have always been grateful to the people who fight for my right to write and draw what I want to. (Freedom of speech is a wonderful, amazing thing!)So to all who have served or are serving, thank you! God bless!
In Finland it's mandatory for all males to do some military service between the ages 18 and 28, unless you're incapable of doing so (beliefs, physical/mental conditions etc).The other alternatives are civil service, or jail for not entering either service.If I hadn't screwed up my application to civil service, I'd probably be working somewhere instead of going to the university, since I'll be entering the service in 2013.I'm not manly or patriotic at all, I'm just a silly fellow who likes to animate ponies.
@GaryOak I seriously hope that you're joking and that you're about to apologize.
US Navy here. Currently I'm in Lemoore, CA for for F-18 Super Hornets school, but I'll be stationed in Japan this coming mid Dec. I'm looking forward to it. I try to convert my close friends to MLP, but it's not something I broadcast around base. Big shout outs to all my shipmates, and even if we never say this shit outside of bootcamp: Hooyah!
@peaceandpenguinsRemember, you, I made you. I was recruited by another wingman into the Equestrian Forces. (Shy is best pony!) I quickly made a cell to serve under him, recruiting peaceandpenguins, my wife, another wingman's spouse, and another two wingman into the fold.USAF for the win!
My Grandfather was in the Red Army in WWII, and my mother in the IDF around 1970
My great uncle was killed at war in Vietnam. From the stories my mother had about him from her youth- he was very open minded and forward thinking. I'd love to think if he was still around, he would be a Brony and watch MLP with me.
My Mothers father was Air Force in WW2. Tail gunner of a bomber. He is now R.I.P.... My Father's father was Navy during Korea and now works with Firefighters in NY. I have several cousins in the Air Force now. I'm in Civil Air Patrol, and hope to go USAF.
Officer Cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada, studying to become a Naval Combat Systems EngineerAlso, link for anypony in the military that hasn't already gotten it:http://www.facebook.com/militarybronies
My brother is currently serving in Afghanistan, and has been in the military for about 16 years.
@ZombiePony: don't mind me asking, but what island of Hawaii are you stationed at?
@Mason al'Cat Semper Fi!
I wish I had the opportunity to serve and defend my country, or lie, but I sadly, I am not a veteran, and only my grandfather has served in the Marines. My uncle served, but he lives in Romania, BUT SERVED AFTER THE COLD WAR!!!! My mother is from a communist country, so we kind of avoid the subject.But I still want to defend this country.Even if I mayyy only be a *bit* underage.
United States Air Force in Ramstein, Germany.
I'm in US Army ROTC and the National Guard under the SMP program. I'll be headed to Ft. Benning, GA in May to do my BCT and AIT for my Nat Guard commitment. Gotta donate 8 years of my life to it too.I'm "stationed" in Cookeville, TN, or rather I go to school there, and until basic I'll serve with the Nat. Guard unit here. After basic I believe I'm assigned to a unit in Livingston, TN. If I contract with ROTC I won't need to ship out or anything if my unit does, so yeah. Awesome.Will be going active Army (there's a provision allowing this in the SMP) after ROTC but first thing's first. Gotta do College and all that fun shit first.
My dad's dad: WWII, Army; served under Gen. MacArthur in Australia and the Philippines.My mom's dad: WWII, Marine; landed on Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima.My dad: Vietnam Era, Navy; nuclear reactor technician and was aboard the U.S.S. New Orleans when it recovered Apollo 14.My uncle: Vietnam Era, Army; served mainly in Western Europe.My cousin: Iraq, Army; served as an MP in Iraq for 15 months, currently in South Korea.My older brother: Preparing for Boot Camp for North Carolina National Guard.Me: Working on enlisting in the Air Force.
Cousin served in Afghanistan & Iraq, Uncle was military police in Iraq, 3 Grandparents in WW2, Great-Grandad was a non-commissioned officer in the trenches of WW1. (EGADS the s*** he must've seen...)
@RageLol, asking this question on Remembrance Day of all days...
Been in the Army for 2 years. Currently in Ft Bragg. Wish I could hit up one of the meet ups before I deploy.
My dad's in the Air Force; he just came back from Iraq this year. He's not exactly a Brony, but give it time...
There's no army or military or anything like that in my country since 48 so, ponies with costumes!! :D
Cracky, you are Best Ancestry. Or at least well up there into Toughest/Luckiest. :)
I'm not in the military, never was and never want to be. My grandfather was a paratrooper in World War II (I'm German, BTW), but that's all, really.Not a big fan of the military or armies, so I'm just gonna ignore all other comments. We don't want a flame war here and the military is always a very... difficult subject.
even though i have no plans on joining the Military, and have no veteran family members. I would like to thank you all for your service.Thanks everyone, i really do wish i could give each and every one of you a hug
i don't know anyone in the military but i respect people who decide to take that path they make something great :)
My dad was a general in the air force. He retired a few years ago.
Army Reserves brony reporting in. I've been in for about 3 years. I'm currently going to school full-time. My father served for 38 years, and my grandfather fought in WWII.
Air Force officer. Glad to see so many military bronies.
No personal military experience here, but...My maternal grandfather was in the Army, and served during WWII, even helping to liberate at least one concentration camp.Two of my uncles was in the Navy, with one having served in Vietnam. I have yet another uncle that served in the Air Force. My father was in the Navy as well, though he never saw any actual deployment.According to Mom, I've also got a bunch of cousins also in the military, although I don't know precisely who and in what branch.
I have a childhood friend who might follow in his dad's footsteps and join the navy. And I have a college buddy who is in the Army ROTC.And my grandpa was in the german army in WW2 and he was stationed on the Hungarian Border fighting the Russians. He was willfully captured by american forces, went to a prisoner of war camp in England, learned english and worked as a painter, and then immigrated to america after the war was over. All when he was around my age (19). I can't even imagine what that would have been like.
I'm pretty sure most people know I'm active duty anyway :P
a Salute to the troops! I have a couple friends in the Marines, though I doubt they're bronies :D
My grandfather who server in the Marine Corp as a corporal. during World War II. Served in the battle at Iwo Jima.Another one of my grandfathers served in the war as well, but I barely knew him. He served in the Navy.My stepfather served in the Marines as well, two tours in Vietnam as an E-4. He was offered a promotion but figured, "Hell, I haven't caught a bullet yet, I think it's a good time to go home". Vietnam War = Not the most fun time for him. Still a very good man and I love him to death.*RD Salutes all Veterans and Servicemen*
Active Duty Air Force right here :P Intel specialist. my long winded comment before about someone saying "former marine" and how you are never a former marine, once a marine always a marine... and other stuffs but then it got lost so i gave up.USAF
@^GraffI'm probably going to be disappointed, but is your username a reference to Ender's Game?
I'm a PFC in the US army, currently stationed in germany. Three of my sergeants are also bronies, and a couple other privates are too.
My mother and father were both Air Force, my mother got out fairly soon after getting in because of her children, but my dad was in the forces for 22 years.My grandfather was with the Army in WWII.And my brother is in the Army right now, and will soon be stationed overseas again...Thank you to all you military bronies and your families for your services.
My aunt is in the military. Not sure about any details.
I don't know anypony in the military.Doubt I'll ever be a soldier myself. Not very patriotic and bad at following strict rules and orders.I have a lot of respect for the troops though!
I was in Civil Air Patrol for three years, does that count? Was just about to make it to the last class of Airman but the squadron was axed because we never really did anything... Chased after a Blackbox-frequency emitting Microwave once... But when it comes to keeping Pegasai in the sky, there's no finer than the CAP...
US Navy Sailor here. Plus I'm from a family of former military members (It's a tradition in my dad's side of the family).
Four uncles and one of my grandfathers served in the army, one other uncle was a Navy SEAL. I recently converted one of my buddies who is active in the Army ROTC on campus to be a brony.
My grandfather served in the Navy during WWII, and my great uncle was a revolutionary in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Navy Brony on deck. Been active for little over two years on east coast shore. Been a brony since the start of summer. The fandom has been one of the most interesting I've encountered in a good while.
Army here. Stationed in Oklahoma City. My co-workers are very aware of my love for the show.Glad to see all the support. I just buried one of my soldiers today. We flew in from Afghanistan for the service. If any of you are the praying type. Please keep the Butcher family in them. They could use it. Thanks.
I'm not old enough to yet, but my Grandpa served in Vietnam, and my Great-Grandpa was a translator and interrogator of the German POWs in WWII for the U.S.But I do thank all of you military bronies out there for all of your hard work and dedication.
I am active duty in the United States Navy. No, I haven't shared any pony with my coworkers, but I'm at a shore command right now, and lets just say that the tolerance there for anything is not as much as I would like.I still have no problems being a Brony, even if I don't share it with everyone I work with on a daily basis, it's something I can hold dear to my heart.
I'm not in the military myself, but I have a few close friends that are coming home from overseas for Thanksgiving. I sent my buddy a bootleg of the first few episodes and I do think he may very well be a brony. ~yay~And for all the bronies in the armed forces, remember that it is because of you that we enjoy the freedoms that sadly many people nowadays seem to take for granted.* Brohoof *
@VooDooZecoraYou're half-right. It is true that once a Marine always a Marine, however those of us who have left active duty behind to return to civilian life are referred to as former Marines. :)
My Grandpa was in the Navy. My uncle was in the Navy for quite awhile severed on a aircraft carrier, and my cousin was in iraq flying in black hawks. I thought about joining the Airforce for quite awhile but things changed and the military isnt in my life plan as of this moment. I would like to thank all of the men and women in the military out there (or were out there) risking your lives and doing what not everyone could do and i hope you know that there are people that respect the shit out of you and what you do and pray that you will be able to come home safely to your family and friends.... and ponies. God bless all of yall :) and if some of yall dont believe in God, well still God bless but maybe good luck and be safe will mean more to you :)
@ Travis I meant he stayed in the military from the early 1940s to the mid 90s. He ended up designing satellite systems and radar and the such.
8th Civil Affairs regiment, Texas State GuardTactical friendship anywhere in Texas in four hours flat.I thought about going federal, but since I plan on grad school in a couple of years (I'm going all the way to my Ph.D.) I'm pretty sure that idea's a no-go.Grandfather was US Army Air Corps in the Pacific. Other grandfather was US Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico during WWII. Mother was a radio operator from right when they allowed women to serve in the Regular Army in noncombat roles. Dad started pilot training, but then Vietnam ended and he didn't want to a missile tech.I have not shared being a brony. It hasn't come up
Navy here, recently retired with 20 years of service. Stationed on five different Destroyers, homeported out of Charleston, SC; Mayport, FL; Norfolk, VA and Yokosuka, Japan. Last assignment was USS Winston S Churchill (DDG-81).
USN 1st Gulf War VetDerpy is best pony. ;)
None of my immediate family is in the military, but by great-grandfather served in the 1st Gas and Flame regiment in World War I.
US civilian here. While my family has some (but not prominent) military service and I never joined, I just want to say thank you to all of you who have gone or are going into military service. You have an important job and I think that people often don't give you enough respect.
Air Force C-17 pilot here. Moving to my new station, not holding out much hope to find some fellow bronies there, though. It's okay, finding fellow officers with a love of cartoons in general is a rare treat.
I am a US Army Tanker and open about my love of MLP and being a brony! Me and my wife are crazy for that show and we watch every new episode the day it comes out. It's nothing to be ashamed of... It is a damn good show! Plus sometimes you need a little something to brighten up your day after a long hard month in the field or after a long days work.
My dad was in the navy. He was in charge of all the nuclear stuff on the aircraft carrier CVN-70.My uncle is in the Airforce too.
Former AD Army & OIF vet here, soon to be AD Navy, 3d generation of my family to serve. Father & uncle career Navy. Grandfather a Philippine Scout, then US Army private, in WW2.I'm sure I'll eventually run into bronies afloat or ashore.
It is awesome seeing all the military bronies! I salute you, no matter the country you hail from.
@OctaviaThere's no reason at all to feel bad about not having been in the military. It's certainly not for everypony. I spent 4 years in the marine corp, infantry; 2/5. Not a good choice in my case though; walked away from that with some pretty vicious anxiety issues.Which is why I love this show so much. FiM is one of the only things that can stem off the agoraphobia for a few wondrous minutes every week.Live your life how you want, be happy, and you'll be doing your part to make a home worth protecting.
My cousin's husband-to-be is a US Army 1st Lieutenant who's served in Iraq and Afghanistan. My grandfather is a former Marine reservist. My grandfather's (not the same one) brother was a Commander in the Air Force. None of them are bronies, and they know not of my interest in the show, but I salute them for their service.I thought about going into the Army and becoming a Sniper, but I chose to work on an Associate's Degree in College instead, and I'm almost done.I have a deep respect for all who have chosen to serve. Their sacrifice I shall never EVER forget.
not one myself, dont think its for me, but I know quite alot of millitary people:both Grandpas were in the Army, one got sent to Alaska in WW II, the other served during Korea but I dont think he was ever sent overseas. a Great Uncle that was in the Navy in WW II that recently passed away, a regular uncle that was in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom with the 4th Infantry. My Dad who was in the 1st Armored post Vietnam in Berlin, and lastly a close friend of mine who just returned from a tour in Afghanistan, hes not a Brony but thats ok, hes likean internet dad to me and accepts it
I currently have two close friends in the Royal Australian Army and both based in Darwin, my best mate is with infantry and has already served one tour over in Afghanistan and the other is serving as an Abrams driver. My two other close friends are also looking into the military, one would like to get in as a co-pilot in a Super Hornet while the other is interested in becoming a dog handler. Like them I myself am seriously considering applying to get into Army Aviation after I finish my civilian paramedicine course but have yet to fully decide. We all participated in air force cadets (Except for my infantry friend who was an army cadet) while in high school (Which yes I understand it isn't military but we did services, parades, weapon courses and learnt about the equipment, capabilities, etc of the military). Does that all count in some form? PS, I have yet to convert any of them to bronies yet however. Getting close with the dog handler one though and I reckon the tank driver would like it if I showed him.
@MrPoniatorAnother Finn here, I just finished my 9 months. I'm supposed to be a medic now.I'd like to add to your explanation that our mandatory service deals with the basics we would need to defend ourselves or if we were to pursue a military career. I'm not going to, I don't want a job that's about killing people. I mean no disrespect to those who have military careers, it just isn't for me.All I can do is hope I never need those skills for real...
Great Grandpa on my Fathers side, both of my grandparents, and both of my parents were all military. (Several different branches) My father is still currently in the Marines and I am signed up to join this summer. By the way I'm loving these military ponies you've posted today, especially the Marine Corps ones, you should post more sometime! I'm having a difficult time finding any on my own or with the assistance of pony forums.
My Grandfather Served as a Fighter Ace in the Canadian Air Force for 6 years in the Pacific Theater.The only injury he sustained was a bad case of malaria :DEven though he passed away 2 years ago, I'll never forget him and what he did for his country. :)
4 generations military in my family,I'm currently an Army JROTC cadet (hooah!) with full intentions on joining the Rangers, only one fellow brony in the battalion and he just watches the show... oh well :/
@MrPoniatorIn Greece we have mandatory service too and I will have to serve for a year. The only good thing is that I was chosen to serve in the air force (where conditions are a lot better).
@TrilobiteerIt doesn't count, but it also gives you a leg up on most civilians since you know some of the culture.Also, I love paramedics. You guys rock, and are on my list of 'folks I want to have my back in case of yes'.
Between my family and in-laws, three Army and one Air Force, all honorably discharged. I'm a civilian with the Navy. Not the same, but trying to do my part.
For all the active duty bronies out there, I wouldn't fret too much about subtly letting your coworkers in on your hobby. I went on leave during the summer, came back 2 weeks later as a brony, and was really nervous about my coworkers finding out.I started off showing some parodies, and then for a few that really liked them, I started showing some clips from the show. After that I'd usually send them a link to the first episode, and let them go from there.Now, I'm in a shop of 30 male rescue swimmers. If there's one place in the military you would not talk about being a brony, it's my shop. I was very surprised that 2 of my coworkers have officially become bronies, another 8-10 like the parodies, and the rest either ignore it or somehow just haven't noticed. I've even got 8 coworkers willing to act for a future brony short-film, most of them not even officially bronies.So tread carefully out there, but don't be too afraid to slowly let your buddies know. Most active duty members are at a higher level of maturity than their civilian counterparts at the same age. As long as ponies don't interfere with your actual work, nobody should have a problem with it, but as I said, tread carefully. I'm well established at my squadron being a crew chief and one of the senior crewman in my shop. I don't think my bronyness would have been taken as well if I were a new aircrewman just checking in.
My dad served in Vietnam, with the Navy.He never lets me forget it!So much respect toward anyone in the service. I'm so proud of my dad. c:
@KouThanAre conditions better if you're a volunteer? Do you have to be a conscript before you're allowed to become a volunteer?My only experience with selective service is filling out the card for my first job and stories about when the US switched to the 'all volunteer army' from my squad leader.
My mother was in the army till 07. My stepfather was in air force. They always have friendly arguments about which is best. And i guess my stepmom is airforce. I wants to shoot infedels now. JK
my family was never involved with the military (the Malaysian Chinese hated the prospect; even now). back in WWII, my grandma would've been killed at the age of 6 (by a bomb) during the Japanese Occupation if it didn't fail to detonate. it was a really close shave, and i doubt i'd be here if the occupation went on longer than those 3 years and 8 months.i may not be an American, or a soldier, but i thank all the brave men and women who fought to protect the peace of their country and other's. happy Veteran's Day.
I never served but currently work for the US Navy as a civil servant supporting USMC aviation. Current platform supported?Super Stallion. Ohhh yeahhh. *sun shades on*And few-days-late: Happy Birthday, Marines! And thank you Vets, today.
Both Parents USAF(still active), Both Grandfathers Army(retired Vietnam) Great Grandfathers served in WWII (one served Pacific theater one European theater) Gonna join after college, been training for USAF Pararescue.
U.S.M.C. here, E3 and headed to basic August 13th, 2012
My dad's in the Navy. He's currently on a ship somewhere in the middle east, I'm not sure where exactly. He's 'stationed' is Seattle, but I'm in Florida, where he was previously stationed, as my parents are separating and whatnot.And my late grandfather was Army and then "if I tell you about my job I'd have to kill you." xD;
Specialist in the Army, stationed at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. I'm open about it. I posted a Celestia "Hope" poster on my CO's door. Its still there. He loves it. "OBEY."
@Cinnamon FritterSemper Fi!
US Army here.SpecialistCombat Medic1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain DivisionFort Drum, NYOne tour in afghanistanBeen in for about 2 years.
Well my great grandfather served in the military during WWII in the Army, then my grandpa in the navy but he was almost killed because he was about to go in a submarine that was later exploded under water by a torpedo or something and all the crew members died in that submarine, lucky that he didn't choose to go on that submarine, because me and my dad wouldn't be here today. Then My dad served in the USMC,Arizona National Guard, and US Army all in 21 years of service. After I graduate from High School I will Join the Coast Guard flying aircraft, so i am going to be a future brony that is going the serve the military lol. =D
Father served during the 60s-90s as Combat MP in the Air Force, saw alot of combat in Panama/Desert Storm.For me, I am training currently to become a Ranger in the 75th Reg(16 currently, train and practice with my local RSP battalion)
I'm brazilian, and i'm served the BOPE, does that count?
4 year navy seabee here. Stationed in port hueneme california.
My Dad was in the navy for a few years, and my grandfather, uncle, and cousin, served/serve in the airforce.To all the Veterans out there, Thank You for serving our country!
I'm a cadet at West Point and my grandparents both served. GO BRONIES!
I'm not sure all the people claiming to be in the military are actually in the military. It seems some people use it as an example of how Bronies can be manly. If you do this, try to use a truthful example.I don't mean any disrespect to actual veterans. It seems some people lie about being in the military because it's a great way to win an Internet argument. You could say there are a lot of Bronies in the military without lying and claiming you are.
My friend is a Navy EOD, my former uncle served in Vietnam. I am applying for the marines.
My great uncle was a decorated submarine captain under Mussolini and my grandfather was a sonar man on an American destroyer during WWII. They never met in battle thankfully. And my other grandfather built bridges in Iraq during WWII. Thats about it.
To all the people who were in service or are currently, brony or not you have my admiration.
My great-grandfather and his brother both fought in WWI. He lived, but his brother did not.That's all in my family, though. I'm not sure where they were stationed, I'll have to ask my mom (it was her side of the family). Or better yet, my grandfather, whenever he's available.
@ripjump12 Best of luck to you, remember self-discipline is the most important form of discipline.
I am a member of 31 Service Battalion in Hamilton Ontario Canada as a reservist. I work in a Logistics trade as a Supply Technician. I've been in since January 13 2011, finished my basic and am now working my way through the ranks. I'm 18 and am going to serve overseas once I'm done college. I love my job, I love my country, and I love being part of this community.
I served in the US Army between 1988- 1995 and even took ponies with me to Operation Desert Storm.
I like to thank my grandfather who served in Vietnam and Korean wars as the United States Army's Tank & Vehicle Mechanic. He kept many a soldiers battle-machines ticking and working at 100% for the battlefield.
CAP cadet, Chief Master Sergeant, have plans on enlisting in the Air Force. I have a few other cadets who are bronies in the MN wing, and I'm trying to get my Rainbow Dash patch design as my squadron (121st Composites) patch, since everyone else uses an F/A-18 or SR-71. My grandfather was an F4U Corsair pilot on the USS Bennington during WWII, when he was 19, my uncle was a Navy Engineer on the USS Independence, my other grandfather was a Technical Sergeant and Army Band trombone player during WWII.To everyone presently serving, or who has served in the past, I salute you, for however much it means from an "Air Force wannabe."
@ripjump12When I was stationed in the Korengal valley, we worked with those guys pretty extensively.
I know that my Grandfather served in the US Navy, but that's all I know. To all who have served or are currently in the military, thank you. A RD salute and bro-hoof to all of you.
Happy to say my Korean war vet grandpa's a honorary Brony, even though he can't understand English well, he's been watching the show with my nephews and nieces. He's Korean but he's living in the states with my aunt and uncle so he has HUB TV, god damnnit Australia! Tried to make my dad watch it, he was an Korean army sapper. Since I'm an Korean-Australian I can't be conscripted into the Korean army but I'm thinking of joining the Australian reserve, as everyone else in my family served.
@Flyinpenguin117Hey, we appreciate it. And don't call yourself an AF wannabe. CAP helped me a lot in my transition to active duty, through the academy, pilot training, to the present. Even though I was a career CAP A1C.
Whoever said theyre goin into basic training let me give you this advice basic training is hell in ponyville basically they do whatever they can to break you ANYTHING so if you wish to die in an insane asylum then i suggest you set the brony on cruise control and dont smile around the leader they will CRUSH the happy out of you it litteraly is their job and they have bottles in their offices filled with souls i keed you not
I swear if that cap wannabe goes by the callsign of Needles in paintball i am going to call him up and hug him through the phone
Going to boot camp just before Christmas actually. So not only do I miss about two months worth of MPL, but I get to stay in lovely Chicago... in the middle of winter... The things I do for my country.
My granddad was in the army during WWII, didnt get shipped out though.My great uncle was a Captain in the Pacific theatre, he called in artillery from the USS New Jersey and stormed beaches. God bless and rest in peace, both of them.I'm probably gonna jon the Marines after college
USAF MechanicStationed In North Dakota @ Minotfather aunt and uncle all military not brony thoI have a collection of friends and I once got 7 airman watch Ponies at the same time. It was legendary. 2 of them went to Japan and now they spread Pony there as well!
My family has a long rich military history going back to the Civil War. Also WWI ,WWII in both the Pacific and Europe (both sides of the war in Europe in fact.) Korea, and a HUGE presents in Vietnam. I'm soon to be Air Force myself. But am currently a WWII German Wehrmacht reenactor. Doesn't mean anything really but the real WWII Vets appreciate it immensely! And are grateful we keep there stories and memories alive. So check out a reenactment if there any in your area and take the time to thank the vets.
@UnknownThink of it as preparation for what you'll experiencing on deployment. Just taking away creature comforts sends many people into conniptions.
I am a mechanic in the U.S Army
@gamblinpony What the flying f*ck are you talking about?
In Navy DEP, leaving for basic in December (will also be going through MLP withdrawal, fellow brony). Gonna be a CTI Spook, so I probably won't be able to convert as many other sailors to bronyism as I'd like. (Talking to non-TS clearance personnel is a great way to lose my job. FOORRREVER! :P )Dad was an army artilleryman and my Grandad was in the Navy.
I'm currently a Navy option Midshipman at the University of Minnesota. My uncle was a SWO in Vietnam, and my grandpa was a tank mechanic in Korea. Oh, and by the way; HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MARINES!!!!
I'm an Army reservist, and I'm very guilty of having a mind full of ponies!
My dad is Active Duty Army and I am following in his footsteps.
I knew Friendship is Magic was the manliest show, but I never knew it had the manliest fans.
Former Air Force here.F-16 weapons loader. LOAD TOADS REPRESENT!!!Served 6 years, 2 at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 4 at Misawa AB, Japan. Most of my TDYs were all over the place (Israel, Las Vegas, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, etc).
@Unknown I've been in the exact same situation years ago. You are going to be FREEZING the entire time you're there. You can count on being sick the first week you arrive...and maybe for several other weeks. I hope you love peanut butter, because it tastes good on nearly everything you eat there. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND LISTEN TO EVERYTHING YOUR RDC TELLS YOU. Do not whine and cry if you're punished. Be sure you're physically fit before you arrive...that isn't a joke. If you are unable to run 1.5 miles under 9 minutes, then start running NOW. You do NOT want to be held back for failing any PT tests. Also STUDY, STUDY, STUDY everything that is given to you. Be prepared for anything that is thrown at you and get a good nights sleep when it is given to you. You'll go the first 48 hours without any rest, so SLEEP two days before you arrive.I wish you the best of luck, Unknown. Have fun!
To all of you who are serving/have served, I solute you. everyone else should do the same.
I'm a 1st Lt in the USAF and currently deployed a year long deployment to Afghanistan. Bro-hoof to my fellow military folk over here in "paradise."