MIL 17 year old needs your help

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  1. chucklenut

    chucklenut New Member

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    ive talked to a recruiter today, and ive been thinking about it for a long time, and i'd like to join the army reserves to learn a trade for my civilian life. i graduate from HS on dec 13th and the recruiter said if i sign up now i will have a 2 week break till i go.

    my questions:

    ive used many drugs in my past....... but it was atleast 2 years ago. however, i still smoke marijuana, in fact i smoked last night.

    Would testing positive for nothing but marijuana deny me from joining?

    And also, in the reserves, how much time do ya think i'd be there for training and such? ive looked extensively on the army website but i still am only 50% sure.

    thanks for your help!
     
  2. Insdav3

    Insdav3 Guest

    active air force or none
     
  3. MassiveGas

    MassiveGas OT Supporter

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    if you piss hot at MEPS they tell you to come back in 45 days and try again. STOP SMOKING NOW
    2 week break before you ship out :ugh: if you want longer you can tell them you want a later ship date for whatever reason. I signed up 5 months prior to shipping out so i could be the best man in a wedding.

    reserves go through the same training as regular army as far as basic and AIT go, i dunno what you do on the 1 weekend a month 2 weeks a year thing though
     
  4. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    will popping on a piss test deny you service? are you fucking kidding me? :ugh:

    how much time do you train in the reserve? is the one weekend a month, 2 weeks a year thing not clear? :ugh:
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    If you piss hot you will not join. At least not at that time. I would advise you to be honest with your recruiter about your drug history. If you ever require a security clearance, it would probably come out anyway.

    You will go to the same basic training and the same AIT as everyone else. The length of AIT will depend on what MOS you choose.

    You will do one weekend a month, two weeks a year, and as many deployments as your unit is slated for during the course of your enlistment.

    Reserves tend to have more support jobs, and National Guard tends to have more combat jobs. National Guard also tends to have more benefits.

    cliffs: stop smoking right now, you fucking retard.
     
  6. GiRaff3

    GiRaff3 New Member

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    Just about every AIT is different. Make sure you stay out of trouble, or you could end up staying there longer, haha.
     
  7. The Weasel

    The Weasel Lakers, Packers, Flyers, Backpacking, Halo Crew OT Supporter

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    Get back to work, foo.
     
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  9. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Army works straight through. And no hotel rooms for Army - we're lucky if we get a cot in a tent. :mamoru:
     
  10. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    we get little foam mats for the field so join here :)
     
  11. mikdavi84

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    Stop smoking. Shouldn't take long for it to clear your system. they really don't care and it shouldn't affect your enlistment at all, even if you need a clearance.
     
  12. shiba

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    lol @ learning a civilian trade in the army through the reserves.
     
  13. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Heavy equipment operator. They make serious $$ in civilian job market.

    My boss back home is a Network Engineer. He got his start in the Reserves.

    lol @ anyone that would waste an opportunity to get paid while learning a trade.
     
  14. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  15. dura

    dura Guest

    OH MAN YOU GOT IT RIGHT ON POINT HERE.
     
  16. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    army of idiots :greddy:
     

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