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Old 09-24-2010, 11:25 PM   #10
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NOOOO! Dont listen to the folks that tell you to go active right off the bat. Listen up, I have over 16yrs of service. Go Guard or reserves (guard actually offers more programs for adsw (active duty for special work) or sad (State active duty) if you find your self unemployed in the civilian side. It is complete BS that you do not swear to the federal gov't and only the sate gov, lol, never heard anything so ridiculous. The truth is you swear to both. If you join Guard/Reserves and and you absolutely hate the military then you are only "stuck" for a min of one weekend a mth and 2 wks a yr. If you absolutely love it then you can always turn around and transfer to active w/ no adverse effect. If you join Reg Army and you love it then great! If you hate it, you are screwed my friend, try to tell your commanding officer that you just dont think it is right for you...you will be laughed at and told to suck it up and drive on cause you are most definitely stuck. Joining the military was the best decision my parents have ever made for me, I didnt want to go, i was a PITA punk kid from Brooklyn, been in trouble a couple of times, dropped out of school, I was a mess. After joining... I am now married, 2 kids , 4 dogs, 2 cars, 2 fam house, living the American dream. Use what the military gives you and it will pay for itself ten fold, IMHO everyone should have to serve a min. of a year to give a better appreciation to what it takes/took to actually make/keep this country great. Just do it if you are even thinking about it, best decision you will ever makes hands down!
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