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Does the military interest you?
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Posted 12/8/08
I want to join, but as a medical professional.
And the RAF teaches you to fly planes!
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i would like to learn sniper
Posted 12/8/08
nope. I am thinking about joining the army though.
Posted 12/8/08
Definitely, you have the opportunity to travel the world and experience things you will never get the chances to do otherwise.
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27 / M
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does in military teach how to dodge the bullet
Posted 12/8/08
yeah you can dodge bullets in the military. totally
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Yes.. you kill people for a living now thats a job, plus it's totally legal.. and another plus you get to have great benefits.
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28 / M / Misawa
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I'm in the military right now as a matter of fact.
Being in service to the country is not an issue of whether or not you get to kill things.
It isn't an issue of being strong or weak or anything like that.
Its about doing something which may or may not bring about a greater good.
Thats it.
The modern Day definition of being a soldier means to serve the people.
The military service has its ups and downs to be certain.
Nobody wants to go get their butts shot off.
It sucks waking up at 6am just to go work out then work till whenever your day ends.
Kinda sucks to do field exercises in the winter.
But ya gotta do it because you have to be ready no matter what condition it is.

Hope this clears up a few things.
If you want to join do something YOU want to do based upon your likes and dislikes.
For example.. I'm mad good with computers and HF radio signals. Thus, I am an analyst in intel.


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Why would I be interested in dying for a corrupt government who see a soldier as a tool, in a war that's completely unjustified?
That's what i thought.

*cynic alert* XD
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24 / F / Corner of No and...
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Posted 12/8/08
Um....no.

Wait! wait, let me think!

Erm.......

Nope, no, definitely no.
Posted 12/8/08
if the military was full of womenz, i'd wage war on the country just to be invaded by hot violent chicks. woooot

and they'd rape me out of frustration. =O nicely done
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28 / M / Misawa
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Posted 12/8/08

Sunnyxx wrote:

Why would I be interested in dying for a corrupt government who see a soldier as a tool, in a war that's completely unjustified?
That's what i thought.

*cynic alert* XD


Aha pre disillusionment.
You are on the right track...However... You fail to realize that when it gets to things (Ground generals sound familiar?) The Soldier is not the tool.
Now I'm not going to sit here and spout off patriotism and whathaveyou because who needs that?
Nor am I going to even justify an unjustifiable war.
However, I will say that the common soldier is not being used as a tool.
The common soldier believes in his own country. Good or bad, he believes (could or could not be erronous) That the country and its people are fundamentally good. He would rather sacrifice his life even for a false war to ensure that those he cares about doesnt die or have to fight.
Its not a "Freedom" thing. Its a "I'll sacrifice myself for you so that you may live and make a differance in the world."

Hope that clears things up.

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Posted 12/8/08

YoshinoYuuske wrote:

Aha pre disillusionment.
You are on the right track...However... You fail to realize that when it gets to things (Ground generals sound familiar?) The Soldier is not the tool.
Now I'm not going to sit here and spout off patriotism and whathaveyou because who needs that?
Nor am I going to even justify an unjustifiable war.
However, I will say that the common soldier is not being used as a tool.
The common soldier believes in his own country. Good or bad, he believes (could or could not be erronous) That the country and its people are fundamentally good. He would rather sacrifice his life even for a false war to ensure that those he cares about doesnt die or have to fight.
Its not a "Freedom" thing. Its a "I'll sacrifice myself for you so that you may live and make a differance in the world."

Hope that clears things up.



I'll admit I'm a bit biased because I've talked to one to many tards who say stuff like "War is essential... *blah blah blah* A soldier is a tool and that's how it should be... *blah blah blah* the government are alway right when they want to go to war"
Although I like the way you laid it out. Very balanced. ^^

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rotc is pretty lame.
and the military interests me immensely.
most of my friends are marines.
and i've wanted to join the air force.
but i'm not so sure yet.
because i don't feel like leaving
my whole life behind.
i supposed that if i didn't have a life to begin with,
i would have left that to go to the military with the quickness.
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28 / M / Misawa
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Posted 12/8/08
to sunny: Thanks. I try to just be a realist about it.


RainCloudsInJuly wrote:

rotc is pretty lame.
and the military interests me immensely.
most of my friends are marines.
and i've wanted to join the air force.
but i'm not so sure yet.
because i don't feel like leaving
my whole life behind.
i supposed that if i didn't have a life to begin with,
i would have left that to go to the military with the quickness.


Heres the thing:
I joined because where I am from was only a few things:
College (if you were lucky)
Factory work (big 3 and foreign auto makers related)
Farm work (No joke)
Retail.
I tried working a full time job in a plastics factory while going to college for electrical engineering.
I was working 12 hour days 6 days a week while going to college for an additional 4 hours a night after that.
The mental stress got to me at some point and I made a couple of really bad mistakes.
I found myself in what I call a "Revolving nightmare" in which I kept on trying to put one thing to more importance but would have to switch after a while based upon neccesity.
eventually, I decided "To hell with this, I need to get out of the loop and move foreward in life."
My original intention was to go into the Navy. I wanted to be on one of the aircraft Carriers working with radars and helping get planes in.
Well The navy guys didnt show up for the appointment I scheduled with them.
So as I was walking out of the recruitment office, an army guy literally swooped out of nowhere and sat me down.
I layed out what I wanted to do and he told me my options.
not too long afterwards, some other guys and myself went and took the asvab.
Now for the sake of simplicity I will use the 1-98 score as I do not like listing out all my line scores.
I scored a 92 on the test.
The other people I took the test with got between 23 and 40.
So, I went down to the Meps station at my state capital (Columbus ohio) and told them "I want to do intel" and was unbudgeable from that position.
I finally got my choice job and did not settle for anything else.
That was 3 years ago.
I just re enlisted for an additional 6 years.
I only re enlisted because I wanted japan and would not re enlist if I couldnt get it.
So, come august of 2009 I will be going to Misawa Japan.

I left everything of the old me behind and grew as a person since leaving.
I would like to believe I am more mature, but I know I have alot more growing up to do as a person.
Untill I have a wife and kids, I will not consider my growing as a person to be done.
However, in giving up some things, I have gained opportunities most people I know will never have.
I traded a few things and gained alot more.
Though my biggest sacrifice taught me the importance of making the right and well informed decision over the easy choice.

I'm new to the actual forums by the way. I have been lurking the site off and on for a while.
So, if there is anything you want to know, ask me and I'll do my best to answer.
if I cant answer tonight. I'll likely have an answer by tomorrow. Nice thing is, the army gets to be like a family and I have alot of resources to draw from.
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