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July 21, 2004

Calling All Military Linguists « Blogging »

I'm thinking of starting up an alliance of former military linguists. Of course, I've thought about other things that I haven't done, too. (like: Blogwash!)

Not everyone talks about their MOS/AFSC at their blog, though, so to this point I know of three, including me:

Tac Jammer (98G Kor), Baldilocks (former USAF 1N5? 1N6?, Eastern European language, I think), and me (98G Chinese Mandarin).

If you know of anyone else, or if you are one, let me know in the comments or in email. And if someone can come up with a cool icon/button, please do so. I'll be working on an icon myself, but I can't guarantee the quality or aesthetics...

Posted by Nathan at 10:44 AM | Comments (19)
» TacJammer links with: Calling All Military Linguists

B.C., who posts at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, is a former USAF Arabic linguist, if I'm not mistaken.

Posted by: Russ at July 21, 2004 10:51 AM

Oh! How could I forget...? Emperor Misha himself was a Danish Army linguist before immigrating here.

Posted by: Russ at July 21, 2004 10:53 AM

Cool! Keep 'em coming. I'll try to get in contact with everyone in some form or another by the end of this weekend.

Posted by: Nathan at July 21, 2004 10:54 AM

Just make sure you're all cunning.

Posted by: Christopher Cross at July 21, 2004 11:11 AM

you're shitting me...they need DANISH linguists? Well, had I known that I would have paid more attention all this time. Hmph.

Posted by: Jo at July 21, 2004 11:45 AM

Dangit, Christopher Cross, that's what I was going to call the Alliance!!!

Posted by: Nathan at July 21, 2004 12:08 PM

Hm not an Linguist yet but I can make graphics! I'm offering my assistance, just tell me what you want and what the alliance name is and I'll see if I can whip it out.


Posted by: Jen at July 21, 2004 03:52 PM

"Corsair the Rational Pirate" ( is a former Korean linguist, I heard.

I'm a retired USAF 1N3 (Korean), but I haven't converted my site to a real blog yet.

Posted by: Bob at July 21, 2004 04:00 PM

I just worked on those boxes that you would scream into....(Comm/Nav for Navy aircraft).

I did once communicate with a Russian *cough* trawler that was getting brave with our battlegroup - I initiated the 'International Friendship Signal' using one hand/one finger....

Posted by: Mad Mikey at July 22, 2004 06:19 AM

Ah, Communicating. Keeping up foriegn relations. You know, giving him the bird! I right?

Posted by: Nathan at July 22, 2004 06:30 AM

98G-RU here.

Posted by: Donnah at July 23, 2004 04:19 PM

Jo wrote:

they need DANISH linguists?

Sorry for being unclear. Misha was in the Danish Army - a Russian linguist, I believe.

Posted by: Russ at July 23, 2004 04:51 PM

Military Intelligence 96C2L29 (96C = Interrogator, 2L29 = German Language).

Posted by: Jim at July 23, 2004 06:41 PM

"Interrogator" is good enough for me. But I thought you guys were 94E...?

Posted by: Nathan at July 23, 2004 07:03 PM

Hey count me in. I was 98G Arabic-Egyptian.

Posted by: H.D. Miller at July 27, 2004 02:09 PM

Heh. Former Marine Arabic linguist here. I have a blog so new the paint is still drying but I'm also willing to see where your idea goes.

Posted by: secarr at July 30, 2004 11:10 AM

im currently active duty medic....thinking about reclassing to 98g cause in my mind ill be a linguist....let me know how it really is before i do something stupid...

Posted by: abott at February 26, 2005 12:58 AM

Need thirty level 5/5/5 Russian to English translator to support military exercise. There are a total of ten engagements ranging from 4-17 day with travel to Bishkek, KGZ; Armenia; Germany; Arabian Peninsula. Must demonstrated understanding of military terminology and doctrine. Work to begin 26 Sep 05-6 Sep 06, however the contract is a indefinite delivery indefinite quality contract.

Posted by: Cecil Avery at September 18, 2005 08:38 PM

Current 98G Arabic W/20th SFG...Count me in also.

Posted by: Daryl at October 16, 2005 08:03 AM
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