MIL I wanna deploy or go active

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  1. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    I know what the majority of the replies will be, I don't really know what it's like, I'm like every other kid. I honestly don't know why; the benefits for school, experience, getting it over with while im young and don't have much holding me back, and the money?. I'm in my first year of college as a 21b in the army reserves. I'll be at UCONN next year but I'm the type that likes to do something new all the time. I'm sure I can return back to school next year but I'm gonna regret not going overseas or at least trying. I'm not sure what all my choices are but these are what seemed obvious to me.

    1) volunteer with the reserves and be a combat engineer doing combat support?
    2) volunteer with the guard (if it's possible) and a 50/50 on doing combat support
    3) do a short term active contract?

    I'm not sure where to go for help or options, my unit sucks and some of the NG guys dorming here are dickheads telling me to look at my future or find someone that is RA or AR to help me. I had a master sergeant tell me to leave because id never train for or do my job and if I stayed in that unit for more than a year I'd wither away and die. I wanna do my job when I get deployed and I wanna do it sooner rather than later. Any helpful and positive advice?
     
  2. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    I had about two years of University studies done by the time I thought about volunteering to deploy. I ended up deciding not to volunteer but to wait until I was called up. Eventually my Army Reserve unit was called to active duty. I did my mobilization training at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Afterwards, I was deployed with my unit to Kuwait. I spent a year there and found it a pretty memorable experience. I then came home and finished my last two years of college. I wish I could give you better advice, but I just went with the flow. I did not volunteer to get deployed but when I was selected I was more than happy to go.
     
  3. Blackfox

    Blackfox Active Member

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    if you become a combat engineer you will go to Iraq and do route clearance. Yea, you don't want to do that.
     
  4. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    I know this, the only other MOS's id go is 11b or 13f. I can't reclass 11b unless i go active tho
     
  5. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I heard 13Fs were mostly women.
     
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    Blackfox Active Member

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    Hey!!
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    The way I heard it, 13Fs like to look at stuff and talk on the phone.
     
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    Blackfox Active Member

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    yea and the stuff we look at and talk on the phone about gets blown the hell
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    So you're no different than a highschool cheerleader.
     
  10. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    :rofl: ok damnit, 1 point you.
     
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    :rofl: ITS A TARP!
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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