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20th Mar '17 6:27:11 PM MitchellProductions
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It's worth noting that being a REMF in an unconventional conflict might be almost impossible, since by definition there isn't a rear-echelon once you're in the theatre, and someone whose job normally isn't anywhere near combat might find themselves under fire or IED attack at any time, such as in places like Afghanistan. For soldiers deployed to Iraq, "REMF" generally got reserved for the personnel stationed in Kuwait and Qatar.

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It's worth noting that being Being a REMF in an unconventional conflict might be almost impossible, since by definition there isn't a rear-echelon once you're in the theatre, and someone whose job normally isn't anywhere near combat might find themselves under fire or IED attack at any time, such as in places like Afghanistan. For soldiers deployed to Iraq, "REMF" generally got reserved for the personnel stationed in Kuwait and Qatar.
13th Mar '17 4:36:50 PM Divra
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* In Swedish, the common term is ''kasernjägare''. ''Jägare'' literally means "hunter", but is used to denote units with special forces training (it is usually translated to "ranger"). In the Swedish armed forces, "jägare" are defined by their primary area of operations and/or their preferred way of fighting, for example "fjälljägare" (mountains) or "fallskärmsjägare" (parachute trained). ''Kasern'' means "barracks". Compare the English term "Chairborne Ranger".

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* In Swedish, the common term is ''kasernjägare''. ''Jägare'' literally means "hunter", but is used ''kasernjägare'', which roughly translates to denote units with special forces training (it is usually translated to "ranger"). In the Swedish armed forces, "jägare" are defined by their primary area of operations and/or their preferred way of fighting, for example "fjälljägare" (mountains) or "fallskärmsjägare" (parachute trained). ''Kasern'' means "barracks"."barracks-ranger". Compare the English term "Chairborne Ranger".
13th Feb '17 8:04:42 AM Hanz
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* [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas NCR Soldiers]] garrisoned at the Mojave Outpost don't see any real fighting, and won't unless [[TheHorde Caesar's Legion]] decide to push west.

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* [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas NCR Soldiers]] garrisoned at the Mojave Outpost don't see any real fighting, and won't unless [[TheHorde Caesar's Legion]] decide to push west.
west. Pointdexter of The Misfits specifically joined the military with the goal of obtaining with a cushy desk job while performing as little as possible.
4th Feb '17 12:28:32 PM TairaMai
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* An inversion: one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' dealt with Riker being offered his own command. He turned it down because the ships offered were in areas of space that were less likely to see action. He also noted that being the executive officer on the flagship ''Enterprise'' was superior in terms of prestige to being captain of ''any'' other ship.

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* An inversion: one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' dealt with Riker being [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E14TheIcarusFactor}} offered his own command.command]]. He turned it down because the ships offered were in areas of space that were less likely to see action. He also noted that being the executive officer on the flagship ''Enterprise'' was superior in terms of prestige to being captain of ''any'' other ship.
1st Dec '16 9:00:34 AM SSJMagus
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It's worth noting that being a REMF in an unconventional conflict might be almost impossible, since by definition there isn't a rear-echelon once you're in the theatre, and someone whose job normally isn't anywhere near combat might find themselves under fire or IED attack at any time, such as in places like Afghanistan.

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It's worth noting that being a REMF in an unconventional conflict might be almost impossible, since by definition there isn't a rear-echelon once you're in the theatre, and someone whose job normally isn't anywhere near combat might find themselves under fire or IED attack at any time, such as in places like Afghanistan.
Afghanistan. For soldiers deployed to Iraq, "REMF" generally got reserved for the personnel stationed in Kuwait and Qatar.
1st Dec '16 4:01:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Despite becoming later becoming a {{Badass}} mercenary, Jon Sable of ''ComicBook/JonSableFreelance'' spent his tour of duty during the VietnamWar as a clerk/typist in an intelligence unit.

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* Despite becoming later becoming a {{Badass}} badass mercenary, Jon Sable of ''ComicBook/JonSableFreelance'' spent his tour of duty during the VietnamWar as a clerk/typist in an intelligence unit.
31st Oct '16 8:34:44 PM Drgonzo
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The story in RealLife is, naturally, different. The military is a big organization, and a lot of necessary jobs don't involve getting immediately shot at by random [INSERT BAD GUY HERE]'s. In fact, in modern armed forces, there's roughly 10-15 [=REMFs=] working in support for every soldier actually pulling a trigger at the front. This doesn't mean the REMF isn't resented, mind you, he's still a REMF who isn't deep in the shit at the moment - though many frontline grunts won't care and still hold grudges.

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The story in RealLife is, naturally, different. The military is a big organization, and a lot of necessary jobs don't involve getting immediately shot at by random [INSERT BAD GUY HERE]'s. In fact, in modern armed forces, there's roughly 10-15 [=REMFs=] working in support for every soldier actually pulling a trigger at the front. This doesn't mean the REMF isn't resented, mind you, he's still a REMF who isn't deep in the shit at the moment - though many frontline grunts won't care and still hold grudges.
grudges. There is one and precisely ''one'' universal exception: Medical personnel. Doctors and nurses may never see direct combat, but rare indeed is the front line grunt who will speak ill of the people who stitch them or their buddies back together if things go wrong.
25th Oct '16 4:51:25 AM morane
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* In Finnish army, these people are known as ''töpinä'' (thumping) as they are seen nowhere, only thumping of their shoes is heard. Another word is ''kumipää'' (rubberhead) for "rubber bullet" as TheFoil for "live bullet" grunts.

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* In Finnish army, these people are known as ''töpinä'' (thumping) as they are seen nowhere, only thumping of their shoes is heard. Another word is ''kumipää'' (rubberhead) for "rubber bullet" as TheFoil {{Main/Foil}} for "live bullet" grunts.
25th Oct '16 4:48:20 AM morane
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* In Finnish army, these people are known as '''töpinä'' (thumping) as they are seen nowhere, only thumping of their shoes is heard.

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* In Finnish army, these people are known as '''töpinä'' ''töpinä'' (thumping) as they are seen nowhere, only thumping of their shoes is heard.heard. Another word is ''kumipää'' (rubberhead) for "rubber bullet" as TheFoil for "live bullet" grunts.
25th Aug '16 6:17:46 AM Khathi
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' [[TheCaptain Captain]] Otto Midas is a rare positive example, though he technically ''isn't'' a REMF anymore at the time, being assigned to the frontlines and thus becoming something of a ModernMajorGeneral. Still he's AFatherToHisMen and, being [[BadassBureaucrat a skilled desk pilot]], he knows his strengths and limitations, steadfastely standing by his crew.
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