MIL Sometimes I think the Military would be right for me...

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  1. braaap

    braaap listen here, twinkletoes...

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    Pros;
    I'd learn alot about myself and life in general,
    I'd be able to keep some money set aside to afford school,
    I'd most likely get in better shape,
    I think people might respect me a little bit more.

    Cons;
    I know nothing about the Military or Military Life,
    I don't want to die :o,
    I have anxiety attacks that I can't control,
    I'd obviously miss my family.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. REDTAIL

    REDTAIL New Member

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    All of your Pros are things that are offered by many other professions/lifestyles than the military. They're not even guarantees but it seems like the cons are. Im not trying to talk you out of it. Just really know what you want.
     
  3. borazhasleftthebuilding

    borazhasleftthebuilding Lets Party OT Supporter

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  4. Hahawhat?

    Hahawhat? New Member

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    Go Air National Guard, you work a whole one weekend a month and two weeks usually during the summer. Great way to serve your country, gain money for college, gain a large amount of money to save with a nice 20K bonus, learn new skills, and meet new people to network with. On a side note, you don't have to worry about the deployments and getting killed.
     
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    I never noticed that (this) forum..........moved.
     
  6. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: @ not having to worry about deployments. The way I look at it, when it's your time to go, it's time to go. No matter if you're in the military deployed or back home. People are suck fucking pussies.
     
  7. Hahawhat?

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    I'll put it this way, my supervisor who has been in over the last 22 years has only been on 1 deployment he didn't want to go to, all the others he volunteered for. Its not being a pussy, I wouldn't mind being deployed for the summer but I have college and a gf which is more important to me now. I eventually would like to go over seas to like Germany though.
     
  8. braaap

    braaap listen here, twinkletoes...

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    Kind of a noob question, but how does one maintain a job or even go to college when they can be deployed at any time? :confused:
     
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  10. Hahawhat?

    Hahawhat? New Member

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    It's called not joining the army, when you join the Air National Guard your pretty much still a civilian with obigations to be depolyed but most of it is your choice. I just finished my first year of college since I have been back and still no deployment in sight. I do have to go to Oregon for my two weeks in the middle of this month though but that should be fun. My advice is go check out a base and see what they have to offer, not just Air Force. All of the service branches should be able to show you some information and you should be able to meet with people who are in your field. I met my supervisor before I even knew if I 100% wanted in.
     
  11. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    Joining the military will not guarantee any of those things you listed, just so you know
     
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    luke2o9 New Member

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    So true, but it's what you make of it. Just don't do MP or desk job.
     
  13. kidhero

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

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    smoking another joint will get you into the military faster
     
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    J Active Member

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    Doesn't sound like the military is right for you at all right now. Learn more about the military and military life, as well as other options for you out there, then re-evaluate what you think would be right for you.
     
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    1) Neither do most people. It's a learning experience. You learn about yourself as well as the military, tradition, etc.
    2) The chances of that are slim
    3) Anxiety can be dealt with, you just have to have an open mind and relax
    4) No one is taking you from your family. Family should and always will be a part of your life. If anything it should make your relationship stronger.
     

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