MIL looking for some advice

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  1. ireland

    ireland New Member

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    lately i've been thinking a lot about joining the service in some way. the thing is, i'm clueless as to what it really takes, i'd like to think i could handle it but i'm not sure.


    a little about myself:

    21 years old
    no idea what i want to do with my life
    GED

    any advice you can give me would really be appreciated, i know i'm not giving much to work with here, i'm just at the early stages of questioning if this is something i really want to do. thanks
     
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    kawasakizx6rrrr New Member

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    if you've got nothing better to do, might as well join and go along for the ride man...
     
  3. ireland

    ireland New Member

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    any particulars on branches or requirements? i really do want to do it, i know it's a great thing to do for your country, however i'm concerned if i will physically be able to handle it, i'm not in very good shape, not in terrible shape either but definately over weight.
     
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    since u got a ged, your most likely only gonna be able to get into Army or USMC. someone correct me if im wrong
     
  5. EBK

    EBK Hate hippies & hadjis

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    What's your height & weight? And I'm with the streetbike dude.. Might as well be doing something with your life than thinking about it.

    I mean.. what are you interested in? Law enforcement? etc.
     
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    i say go for it man. i wish i could but until i clear up some legal shit(charged with a felony for defending myself) i cant enlist.
     
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    EBK Hate hippies & hadjis

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    I think it's story time
     
  8. ireland

    ireland New Member

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    i'm not sure exactly but i believe i'm somewhere around 5'11 210

    and i'm thinking about taking up some kind of mechanic work
     
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    You'll have to lose some weight I believe to join. Any branch will take a GED, but I doubt AF will right now with the overmanning. Everything will depend on your ASVAB though, high school degree or GED is just a check in the box for prereq.

    It's worth it, I dropped out of college after my first semester and had no idea what I was going to do. Joined up, been to pretty much everywhere in Asia, places I would of never been able to go as a civilian, so if I just look at it I took 5 years (I should of done 4!) to do "traveling" I've defiantly hit up more than the average person would of in that time.
     
  10. Ranger-AO

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

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    go to www.military.com/asvab and take their practice exam until you can consistantly score 80% or higher.
    Go to an Army recruiter and tell him you want to be a mechanic.
    Do not have any drugs in your system when you go.
    You will hate basic training. You will learn some good shit in AIT.
    After you serve your time, you will be qualified to work in any auto mechanic shop in the country, and you will have some lifetime benefits that will make your future a little brighter than it is now.
     
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    be sure its really what you want to do before signing the papers
     
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    but consider the seabees also!
     
  13. ireland

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    and another, ridiculous question. is swimming a part of army bootcamp? because its definately not my strong suit.
     
  14. MassiveGas

    MassiveGas OT Supporter

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    no

    but in AIT they did teach us how to keep ourselves afloat using our uniforms
     
  15. Ranger-AO

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

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    The Army will never throw you in a swimming pool if you are a mechanic.
     
  16. JSin

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    False, I throw my mechanics in a swimming pool for combat water survival training.
     

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