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Alvarez excels at boot camp
The Post-Standard ^ | August 20, 2005 | Pedro Ramirez III

Posted on 08/20/2005 5:57:28 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776

Spc. Jon Alvarez, of Baldwinsville, is entering his third week of basic training as the designated leader of his platoon, Army recruiters said.

Alvarez, 39, departed Syracuse on Aug. 2 for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., as the oldest new Army Reserve recruit in Central New York, taking advantage of an Army rule change in March that raised the age limit to enlist from 34 to 39.

Alvarez, a staunch defender of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policies and a supporter of U.S. troops, has angered some readers of The Post-Standard with his in-your-face views. He has hung in effigy filmmaker Michael Moore, accused those who criticize the military of treason and sponsored a contest to build a papier-mache pig using pages of the Quran.

But Alvarez also has his fans. Before leaving for basic training, he became a regular co-host of "The Bill Colley Show," from 5 to 9 a.m. Fridays on WFBL-AM (1390) Talk Radio.

"He did amazing on his (physical fitness) test," said Sgt. David M. McDougall at the Army Recruiting Station in Mattydale.

(Excerpt) Read more at syracuse.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alvarez; army; gwot; jonalvarez; reservists
Proud for you Spc Jon Alvarez, and PROUD OF YOU!
1 posted on 08/20/2005 5:57:29 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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2 posted on 08/20/2005 6:00:26 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

WTG! American needs more just like him.


3 posted on 08/20/2005 6:01:23 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Basic training at Ft. Jackson in the summer?!?!? We have lived in a "sauna" down here the past few weeks. Alvarez deserves a Congressional medal of honor! :-)


4 posted on 08/20/2005 6:03:03 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: AmericanMade1776
Although I'm not trying to nit-pick, shouldn't a person going through boot camp be a PRIVATE?
5 posted on 08/20/2005 6:03:30 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: AmericanMade1776

Jon Alvarez presently resides outside of Syracuse, NY. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and taught 8th grade U.S. History before embarking on a career in sales. Jon became interested in politics and political commentary after 9-11 ( when he, along with many of his countrymen, awakened from their peaceful slumber).

An active member of his community, Jon is involved in the county Republican committee, Neighborhood Watch, and the local Elks Lodge. He is the founder of the group "Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood" or PABAAH, which currently has over 1,000 members with a stated goal of not supporting those celebrities who failed to support America in her time of need. "They do not deserve our hard-earned money", Jon says. He also has his own website forum at http://groups.msn.com/AlvysForum. His commentaries are published by various conservative webzines and America's Voices.


6 posted on 08/20/2005 6:04:14 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Jon Alvarez; AmericanMade1776

Excellent, Jon. Thanks.


7 posted on 08/20/2005 6:05:50 AM PDT by lysie
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To: AmericanMade1776; Jon Alvarez

This guy has got to be a FReeper! Good luck and God Bless you Spc. Alvarez.


8 posted on 08/20/2005 6:07:31 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Why? Ask Jamie Gorelick)
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To: AmericanMade1776

What a great story. I was 22 when I went to boot camp. Same state, different branch. (You know, the one that owns that island over near Beaufort?)
Anyway, I thought I was pretty old, since most of the rest of the guys in Platoon 212 were 17 to 19.
Amazing what motivation does.


9 posted on 08/20/2005 6:07:57 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

The treason of Michael Moore

Jon Alvarez
July 6, 2004
http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/alvarez/040706


10 posted on 08/20/2005 6:08:03 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

PING.... thought you would like this story.


11 posted on 08/20/2005 6:14:10 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Jon Alvarez column http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/alvarez


12 posted on 08/20/2005 6:17:01 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: PistolPaknMama

You are not kidding PistolpaknMama...From New York To South Carolina alone is an adjustment.


13 posted on 08/20/2005 6:19:22 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

God bless you, Jon and good for you. You will be a big asset to any unit you are assigned.


14 posted on 08/20/2005 6:22:04 AM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: Ken522
Although I'm not trying to nit-pick, shouldn't a person going through boot camp be a PRIVATE?

Nope. I went through Basic Training with a lot of guys ranked as high as SPECIALIST (E-4). You can get that on your initial enlistment agreement if you have a college degree.

15 posted on 08/20/2005 6:22:18 AM PDT by Ryan Spock (Multiculturalism is a kind of societal Stockholm Syndrome)
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To: AmericanMade1776; Jon Alvarez

Jon joined up?! Jeez! I have really been out of it for a while!

Waste some terrorists for me, Jon!!


16 posted on 08/20/2005 6:23:00 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: PistolPaknMama

No "Congressional" in Medal of Honor.

Other than that I agree with you post in a light-hearted sort of way. Some may reply with a more serious take.


17 posted on 08/20/2005 6:23:01 AM PDT by PeteB570
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To: Ken522

See #15, also you can be bumped up a pay grade or two (depending on the branch of service) for having attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

You see, our Armed Forces recognize and reward folks who show incentive in other areas and excel. BTW, those enlistment advantages are not new.


18 posted on 08/20/2005 6:56:48 AM PDT by brushcop (We lift up our military serving in harm's way and pray for total victory and a safe return.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Just Dang! Maxed his PT test at 39! You can tell he didn't do MickeyD's that much!


19 posted on 08/20/2005 7:09:13 AM PDT by xtargeter
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To: Ken522

Depends on what jis military occupation specialty is.Some folks are technical specialist such as pharmacy techs electronics,various other communications,aviation,medical MOS's.


20 posted on 08/20/2005 7:58:12 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: AmericanMade1776

HOOAH!!


21 posted on 08/20/2005 8:05:02 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: AmericanMade1776

re: raised the age limit to enlist from 34 to 39

Let me know when it reaches 64!


22 posted on 08/20/2005 8:45:17 AM PDT by jwpjr
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To: Ken522
No. Because he is a college grad, he either chooses to enter the service as an officer (OCS ect.) or an E-2. The Army may have some kind of special thing going where he can be granted PFC or E-3 I dunno???
23 posted on 08/20/2005 8:49:47 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: Liberty Valance
This guy has got to be a FReeper!

He is.

24 posted on 09/09/2005 2:05:22 PM PDT by Bahbah
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