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  1. Luissa
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    So from what Gunny has told me the National Guard will take you until you are 30. And I have been really thinking about joining. When I was a senior in high school I was very close to joining the military, I was very close to signing with the Navy but was talked out of it by my softball coach and former Army man. I think he just wanted me to play my last eligible year of summer fast pitch. :lol: And sometimes I regret that I didn't, even though I would have probably been sent over at the beginning of the war.
    Now I am a single mom, and I know I would be able to provide for my son much more if I joined the National Guard. So I would like some advice, and no bullshit flames please.
     
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    Forget it.

    The military doesn't give two shits about you. If you get hurt you're screwed. Active duty soldiers do not respect the Guard and Reserves. You get the hand-me-down equipment that is trashed by the active duty branches while they get the new stuff. You get assigned to all the shit details if you're attached to an active duty unit. As a female you cannot do the same jobs as the men, nor are you held to the same higher fitness standards the men are, so you'll lose the respect of your peers.

    All this for, what, $400 or so a month? I say don't even think about it.

    It's just two cents from a former soldier though. Take it or leave it, it doesn't matter to me.
     
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    My former sister in law joined when she was a single mom and she said it helped her out quite a bit. Plus through the years I have been very competitive, and during high school when we played team sports during PE I was told many times to stop being so aggressive, while the guys were never talked to. In PE floor hockey I was the only one talked to about too much contact, and during the 3 on 3 basketball tournment here in town, when we played co ed, my team had me guard the guys because I shut them down better than the guys on our team.
    I have always just had this feeling something like military was perfect for me.
     
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    As a single mom you will have to have a plan for your child when ( not if) you deploy. Someone that will take legal responsibility for the child for a year or more at a time. Further you will need a plan for those times you are called up on State wide emergencies.
     
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    What does it say about our society when a mom with kidhas to jointhe military just to make ends meet?

    This is just all too pathetic.
     
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    OH!

    Now, I get it!!!

    You're discouraging, with FACTS.

    Nice!

    Is your LIFE worth what you're being PROMISED,

    keeping in mind the ALL Vets have been SPIT UPON by "our gov"?

    It is not. Sorry, but it just IS NOT.
     
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    Retard alert.
     
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    Fuck You Alert!

    Is that a bannable offense? roflmao
     
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    I have thought about that. Even though I am a single mom I have a very strong family base. My parents would probably watch him, but my many brothers and sister could also. I have one brother who is well off, and he would take my son in a heart beat.
    I just figure, yes I would be gone for awhile, but my son would be better off in the long run. Right now, I am just trying to figure out the best way I can provide the life my son deserves.
    Thank you, and even though we don't always get along I respect you.
     
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    Seems to me that if you have the aptitudes to make a good soldier and it interests you, go for it. As long as you do have the family to care for your son. Not only would he be proud of your service, you would have a very good pension in 20 years. If I was your age and it was possible, I'd consider it, married or not.
     

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