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    should I join the military

    My brain is meltingggggggg

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    hahah no i am not.

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    I'm glad I did, I was in the Army 88-92 and my wife was in 92-03(ish) We had our daughter while in and all the care was free
    Slow is smooth, smooth is fast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    should I join the military
    No

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    why or why not?

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    i thought about the coast guard or air force when i was 16 and wanted to join when i was 18 but it never happened.

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    I was 27 when I went in. I had no real direction in my life and was bored as heck. Joining the Army was a way to rearange my priorities and set my head on straight.

    It's not for everyone but I believe everyone should experience it. You get a serious wake up call for life. If you are starting a family the benifits are HUGE, same with schooling.
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    When I was contemplating it, a Nam vet friend of mine told me "There has got to be another way to do what you want to do." I took his advice.

    Why do you think it would help your life. What do you want to get out of it? Discipline is easy, just find something you want to achieve and don't stop till you get it done.
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    If we weren't in a war or two, and such, I'd say yes, but I'd think 3 times right now, before I signed up.
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    i'm 23 (not that old) and have no direction in life really. Don't have a good job, still live at home, haven't experienced much. I don't know doing a little bit of research. I guess I can't join because I've torn my ACL?

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    prob won't be starting a family soon. I don't get any money for school either.

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    No.

    Why put your life at risk to fight the petty pointless wars of our politicians and the people who fill their purses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    My brain is meltingggggggg
    I was thinking of joining in my youth, and an older veteran friend gave me this advice: You need to be keenly aware of the core function of the military. Regardless of it's overall purpose (defending the nation, etc...) the primary function of the military is death and destruction - to kill people and break things. It's a necessary and important job, but you should be sure you have the stomach for it.

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    And I have a good buddy who is a high rank in the Coast Guard if you want me to put you in touch with him. It's police duty on the water basically.

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    French Foreign Legion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    And I have a good buddy who is a high rank in the Coast Guard if you want me to put you in touch with him. It's police duty on the water basically.
    That's what a friend of mine thought till he was deployed in Iraq.
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    ......and the coast guard also served in Vietnam.
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    i'm still exploring and doing research online. i don't really know what to do, plus i don't even have a college degree yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    That's what a friend of mine thought till he was deployed in Iraq.
    But how they get the CG boats to work in the dessert?
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    But how they get the CG boats to work in the dessert?
    ground soldier,they were out of sand boats
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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    i'm still exploring and doing research online. i don't really know what to do, plus i don't even have a college degree yet.
    Will the armed services still take you after that nasty parking lot collision?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    No.
    Why put your life at risk to fight the petty pointless wars of our politicians and the people who fill their purses?
    +1

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