After a night in the local watering hole where about 15 of us "old sweats" got into a discussion about our military careers, I thought I would add this post and find out what the consensus was on this site.( hope I chose the right forum ) As our discussion progressed it would appear that those of us that had been retired 10 years or more and had a full career, agreed that it was a vocation,(not a vacation ). Various reasons were stated as to why. Thought this had the possibility of being a good thread, open up some serious discussion and also allow for some humour as well. (as the evening prgressed and we got sh*tfaced, some hilarious comments were made, so the potential on here is unlimited) One fact that came out of the group when I asked how many knew of this site was , myself and 3 others, the remainder after hearing our 3 comments on the site, agreed they were going to check it out.