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Does the military interest you?
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I'm in high school and i'm in this military programed named AJORTC so far everybody has interest on what I do there I was wondering if you are in the military what are your dislikes and likes about what you do in the military? And if you are not in the military what is your opinion about it?
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No.
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Even if shooting a gun is fun and interesting. Risking my life isn't a thing for me
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lokita wrote:

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28 / F / Seoul
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I'm an army brat!
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25 / F / in my own little...
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about two or three years ago I got a pink paper that tried to convince me to go... said that the military was "a woman's thing too"... but I didn't go. I have no interest in anything that could relate in any way to some boot camp thing or something. And besides, here in Switzerland, the army is pretty pointless anyway...
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Posted 6/12/07
I'm interested in the military!

Interested in how lame their recruiting methods are.
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Nope, And I think the Army lies to kids to get them to join. Like sending then free vedio games if they sign up for information. . .
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^^I agree, I use to want to go but not so much now that my neighbor and my dad have both went overseas to fight with the war on terrorism.
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The army is working your ass off, getting up REALLY early in the morning when you had fire guard and office duty (aka 2.5 hours of sleep) and running for four miles, then cramming food down your throat to run and stand at attention and do push-ups becuase some dumbass in your squad couldn't hold still... all the while someone is screaming at you "Private, if you are not in front of me in two seconds, you are WRONG!" or "Push, private" (meaning push-ups untill he felt ready for you to stop, could be hours)
Pushing yourself to exceed thier expectations, fighting to get the best marksmanship, so you can try out the 50 cal weapon.
Making some of the best friends of your life
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I had planned on going career military, but i broke my heel and and am now disabled.
So if you have anyquestions on the US. Army, i'll tell it to ya straight. Good and bad.
Being a vet does have it's perks tho...
Posted 6/12/07
Not something I would ever consider doing. Though in my country its mandatory for all men to go to the army for a while. I do have respect for people serving in the military, but I wont always agree on what they do. Luckily (in danger of sounding a little selfish here) my country isnt really involved in too many conflicts. I think we get involved in some peace keeping stuff with the UN every once in a while but thats it.

I was watching the news and there was something about how the US is still having trouble recruting new people. I kind of disliked the fact that they were going around high schools recruiting. People in high school are still just kids basically.
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^ That annoys me too. they try and get anyone to join and make it sound cool. They stop all the fun once you have signed a long term contract though.
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yes kill some people
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I think I'm one of the few veterans here on CR. I was Air Force for four years, and am now pursuing an education.

Basically, the military has it's up and it's downs. It's all luck really. The benefits are great, you can save money, get MGIB (which I'm going to school on now), and you may even get to travel. It's an experience like no other, that's for sure. I'm glad I did it, but I'd never want to do it again. For every cool things, there are a dozen frustrating things.

Once you finish your training, it's basically just a 9-5 job (when you're at your permanent duty station) except with military bullshit tossed in (like PT, deployments, excercises, etc.). Well for most jobs at least - if your infantry or crap like that, then it's a much different life.

I'd heartily recommend it to anyone who is graduating high school and isn't sure what to do with their life. You'll learn valuable skills and get some to grow up a bit in an environment with a safety net. Free medical, housing, food, and a steady paycheck. That's no small offer.

I spent several months in the middle east in a combat environment. I'd work 14+ hours a day, and go back and sleep in a tent. I was aircraft maintenance. Those jets depended on me doing job correctly otherwise they couldn't accomplish their mission, and may even endanger the pilot. I've seen a jet crash so it's certainly not impossible. After living like that on a daily basis, what do you think I'm capable of accomplishing in the "stressful" civilian world? I hear 18, 19 year old kids complain about gods only know what and I laugh.

Sure it's dangerous, but I'm a fairly adventurous sort of person so I didn't mind. Personally, I thrived on the pure adrenaline, but I did see some people crack on the stress.

Recruiters do lie, but that's understood. Actually mine was pretty honest - it's the job counselors you have to watch out for.

I wouldn't join the army right now - they might not let you leave. The other branches are fair game though.

Anyone genuinely interested in the military, feel free to PM me. I'll be much more honest than any recruiter will. My expertise is mainly Air Force, but at one point or another I've dealt with the other branches as well.
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I joined right after HS. Though for some it's a good way of stabilizing your life and having a career, for others like me it was a pain in the butt. Well the base I was stationed at felt like it was HS all over again. The only time I enjoyed the training was when we got to the fields. Practicing with the M16s, doing the FTxs.

I was a 74D....not the best job in my opinion. And if you think of ever joining any armed forces, try the navy, air force, or marines. The army was a waste of time and no real training except for the weapons.
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