If you are unsure about the commitment you can always enlist in a National Guard or Reserve Unit--that way you will have a small taste of Active Duty via Basic Training and AIT--after which you will return home and do the one weekend a month deal. Keep in mind the Guard and Reserves are hoppin and poppin right now. Four years into my enlistment I deployed for OIF III, and have volunteered to go downrange with a mainland unit later this year--the days of "weekend warriors" are gone. So if you do the Guard/Reserve deal and like it, you can always transition to Active Duty later. Plus being Guard/Reserve you can bang out your schooling--i.e. university, if that is what you want, but it's tough to juggle a civilian job, college, and military training, especially around final exams. But after enlisting in the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2000 as an MP, I've got a BA in international relations and a great job as a Federal Correctional Officer. Plus there is a great feeling about raising your right hand and volunteering to defend not only you and your families' way of life, but the ways of lives' of the entire United States of America.
I'm not in the military and cannot join the ADF due to hearing loss
but I love a lot about military as my brother was in the Australian Army for nearly 20 years and I have spend few times in military bases around Australia where my brother was once worked .
I have few friends that are or was in the Military one is serving in Iraq now in the US Army (armour/inf) and other did served in Iraq and retired due to medical tissue stress injury from battles while in Iraq.
I'm enjoying this website and I hope to share few good pics that I will find and hope you guys will share aswell.
I see if I can find old photos of Australian Army Leopard tanks and infantry onto this website.
hi,Im a long time lurker here. Anyway,Ive seen a documentary from Iraq vets saying that when you signed up for 5 years or less you are actually signing up for 8 years. And also that even when you signed up for a bonus,the army can take the bonus away or change the contract if they want too. Basically the documentary is about the Armed forces lying about bonuses,benefits and changing the MOS that you signed for,Can anybody enlightened me on this Im planning to join the US army soon. TIA
Hello all I've been lurking around for a while and have taken quite a liking to this forum. I'm wondering if any of you can tell me when it is a good time to enlist in U.S. Army after high school or college? And also did you receive the full college money? since I've heard that it's basically just a big lie to get bodies.
I've been a lurker around here for awhile, thought I should reveal myself. I've got a question about MEPS. I'm heading there next Wednesday for the Air Force. Now my recruiter tells me I have to choose an open aptitude area in addition to the jobs I'm looking at, but is that really required? It kinda makes me uneasy knowing there's a chance I have to go into BMT as an Open General.
Hey all i am joining the United States Marine Corps after graduation this june and was wondering if any of you had and recommendations about preparation and or talking to the recruiter. Thanks for the help...