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Old 07-25-12, 08:08 PM   #1
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should I join the military

My brain is meltingggggggg
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Old 07-25-12, 08:10 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-12, 08:10 PM   #3
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hahah no i am not.
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Old 07-25-12, 08:15 PM   #4
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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
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Old 07-25-12, 08:23 PM   #6
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why or why not?
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Old 07-25-12, 08:26 PM   #7
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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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Old 07-25-12, 08:31 PM   #8
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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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Old 07-25-12, 08:36 PM   #10
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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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Old 07-25-12, 08:37 PM   #11
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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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Old 07-25-12, 08:39 PM   #12
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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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Old 07-25-12, 09:00 PM   #14
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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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Old 07-25-12, 09:04 PM   #17
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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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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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Old 07-25-12, 09:09 PM   #21
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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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Old 07-25-12, 09:09 PM   #22
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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?
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But how they get the CG boats to work in the dessert?
ground soldier,they were out of sand boats
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Old 07-25-12, 09:29 PM   #24
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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.
Will the armed services still take you after that nasty parking lot collision?
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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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