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BCheetham17
08-24-2011, 04:47 PM
Last month I was the future soldier of the month for Rhode Island, they let me throw the first pitch out at the pawtucket red sox game, a local minor league team of the boston red sox.

We also performed the oath of enlistment while on the field.

Cool experience, wish I threw better lol.

*Note, my own grandmother says I even throw like a girl in the video

Video:
First pitch - US Army Future Soldier of the Month - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK4aHDaDf-0)

KTK1029
08-24-2011, 04:54 PM
Hah, congrats man that seems like an awesome experience! Oh since my NL team is no where to be seen in the standings, GO SAWKS!

Army Strong
08-26-2011, 02:35 PM
OPSEC.

hooah?

Angriff
08-26-2011, 07:59 PM
OPSEC.

hooah?

Hmmm.....what?

KTK1029
08-26-2011, 08:20 PM
Hmmm.....what?

The top secret mission to throw the first pitch at a minor league baseball game, duh.

MPclk2006
08-27-2011, 12:59 PM
OPSEC.

hooah?

what operational information did he give away?

BCheetham17
08-27-2011, 01:38 PM
I'll delete anything that seems to be sensitive information, I just thought it was a cool event to share.

Also, it was a public event that was on my recruiting station's facebook page.

The photos were actually taken from the page.

BCheetham17
08-27-2011, 01:40 PM
Also, I am still in the future soldier period, I didn't think there was anything involving OPSEC that they would trust us with yet.

Army Strong
08-27-2011, 03:12 PM
I'm sorry I meant PERSEC.

Last picture.

BCheetham17
08-27-2011, 03:48 PM
I'm not familiar, could you describe what persec is? I can take the picture down if you would like.

KTK1029
08-27-2011, 03:53 PM
I think he's referring to the picture with your name in it. It would've been astronomically easier to just point that out instead of trying to do it through half posts.

BCheetham17
08-27-2011, 04:01 PM
I'm still a little lost, I took it down. Sorry if I offended anyone.

KTK1029
08-27-2011, 04:19 PM
Personal Security. You were giving your full name a long with a rough idea of your location. The enemy is out there trying to find us or any information they can use against us. It's one of those better safe the sorry things.

BCheetham17
08-27-2011, 05:07 PM
Delete the post?

KTK1029
08-27-2011, 05:16 PM
Personally, I thought you were fine. You're not in the Army yet and you weren't giving away any specific details. I'm pretty sure you listed your whole name in your intro thread when you first made it anyway. If someone wanted to know your name there are ways to do it outside of looking for it in pictures you post.

BCheetham17
08-27-2011, 06:11 PM
True, eh, not worth the trouble, just took the pics down. You get the idea lol

Army Strong
08-27-2011, 06:40 PM
Wow, I feel like a douche now.

I'll make it up to you:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVmGBoPx6Ms

There, all better. :)

BCheetham17
08-27-2011, 09:01 PM
haha that made everything better!

Just kidding, but seriously, thank you for bringing that to my attention. Even little things like that are good to know, especially before BCT/First Unit

P.S. I'm actually allergic to cats =P lol