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. 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.