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Spiritwalker
12-03-2009, 03:29 AM
Of the Military...would you be in??

They all rock!!! Much respect to any that have served...

With would you like to be if you could???

Me.. I have to go with the Marines... I almost joined the Air Force... but punked out due to the first Iraqi war.. (my recruiting officer told me I wouldn't have to fight..well.. THAT was a lie)

I had 2 great grand fathers, 1 grandfather and 3 uncles serve...

It made them better men.. and the Marines just plain KICK ARSE!!!!

MattHughesRocks
12-03-2009, 03:57 AM
Whatever uniform I'd look the best in :biggrin-1:

J.B.
12-03-2009, 04:08 AM
My Dad, step-Dad, Uncle, and my Grandfather were all ARMY. When I was deciding what do after High School I was considering enlisting, and even talking to a recruiter. However the Summer right after my senior year was when the band I was playing in really started to gain steam and we had a booking agent that had us playing all over the place every weekend, so I eventually decided to stay in the Chicago area and go to college so I could keep playing in my band. I have a lot of respect for all the men and women in all of the branches of our armed services. Without them, I wouldn't live in a country where I could make such a decision.

I got love for all the branches but, if I had to pick one, I would say ARMY. :)

Silverback
12-03-2009, 04:12 AM
Marines, Semper Fi :punch::punch::punch: My brother was one, Bad boy's, but they all are.

atomdanger
12-03-2009, 04:18 AM
None, ever.

The government screws over people in the military,
and does not take care of our Vets like they should.
Sad stuff.

Not to mention, although I love the idea of defending the country,
I hate the idea of fighting for something I don't believe in.

donaldbreland
12-03-2009, 04:42 AM
atomdangerwrote: None, ever.

The government screws over people in the military,
and does not take care of our Vets like they should.
Sad stuff.

Not to mention, although I love the idea of defending the country,
I hate the idea of fighting for something I don't believe in

So you don't believe in our Military. You don't believe in our men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country so cowards like you can have the rights that you do have.
You can talk about me and my posts all day long but I how dare you to come on here and say you don't believe in our Military. You are a sick human being and it's people like you, who believe the way you do, that are trying to make our country weak. But guess what. There's a whole lot more of us who still believe in what this Country was founded for and what this country is all about. I would die for our Country at any second of any day. I would even die for you. You really need to think about what you wrote and re word it. You just offended me and all my family and friends who have served in our Military.
To answer the question. The Marines.

que
12-03-2009, 05:25 AM
So you don't believe in our Military. You don't believe in our men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country so cowards like you can have the rights that you do have.
You can talk about me and my posts all day long but I how dare you to come on here and say you don't believe in our Military. You are a sick human being and it's people like you, who believe the way you do, that are trying to make our country weak. But guess what. There's a whole lot more of us who still believe in what this Country was founded for and what this country is all about. I would die for our Country at any second of any day. I would even die for you. You really need to think about what you wrote and re word it. You just offended me and all my family and friends who have served in our Military.
To answer the question. The Marines.

um, no... you just embarrassed yourself for how much you missed the point of his post..

you don't have to agree with the government's war decisions to believe in our military

J.B.
12-03-2009, 06:31 AM
um, no... you just embarrassed yourself for how much you missed the point of his post..

you don't have to agree with the government's war decisions to believe in our military

Atom's response is inflammatory at best.

The question of the thread was if you could serve in the military, which branch would it be? Not, how do you feel about the way our government treats our Vets and do you or don't you agree with a specific war.

Of course Atom is entitled to feel however he wants about joining the military, but when you look at the nature of the thread, and then his response, it's easy to see why it would offend people.

TexasRN
12-03-2009, 11:11 AM
I come from a long line of Army soldiers so I would to go with that. Marines rock as well so they would be a close second.


~Amy

NateR
12-03-2009, 11:31 AM
As a kid I always wanted to serve in the Marines. At one point, I wanted to be in the Navy. However, I ended up joining the Army right out of high school since they were the only branch at the time who guaranteed that the job I signed up for would be the actual job that I was trained in.

However, knowing what I do about the Armed Forces now, I think I would join the Air Force. I spent years in the Army working on radios built with WW2 technology. The Air Force is more up to date and they tend to treat their people better as well.

Also, I kind of understand atomdanger's point. 8 of my 10 years in the Army/National Guard were served under Bill Clinton, so I know exactly what it feels like to work under a leader who you have absolutely no respect for. I definitely feel for our troops now because of our current Commander in Chief ("Oh, you guys are dying over there? I'm so sorry to hear that, but give me a few more weeks to think it over and I'll decide when/if to help you out then.").

County Mike
12-03-2009, 11:37 AM
Navy - Family tradition.

internationalharvester
12-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Marines, but I got turned down because of some......uh.....knee problems

Llamafighter
12-03-2009, 01:43 PM
I almsot joined the Navy. Two buddies joined around the same time and I was very close to following suit. Got involved in theatre and got pulled away. I have the utmost respect for anyone with the strength to serve in the military.I work with a guy who has two sons in the SEALS. I can't imagine the worry he constantly goes thru. I admire a man that produces the elite fighting men of our country.

NateR
12-03-2009, 01:48 PM
I work with a guy who has two sons in the SEALS. I can't imagine the worry he constantly goes thru.

I can understand that, they might actually capture a terrorist someday and get prosecuted because the terrorist stubbed his toe while being escorted to his cell.

Llamafighter
12-03-2009, 02:19 PM
I can understand that, they might actually capture a terrorist someday and get prosecuted because the terrorist stubbed his toe while being escorted to his cell.

yeah, no kidding.

It's really annying to listen to any president talk over a plan of action for our military as though they came up with the plan or have even a minute understanding of what an operation will entail. It annoyed me when Bush did it, and it annoys me when Obama does it.

Silverback
12-03-2009, 05:05 PM
Here you go,68

VCURamFan
12-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Air Force.

rearnakedchoke
12-03-2009, 05:25 PM
gotta go with the Army ...

ERStettin
12-03-2009, 05:26 PM
LOL, that was good.

22 years active duty Army here and would do it all again. If I had to choose another branch, it would be the Marines.

suntereo
12-03-2009, 05:57 PM
i was in the navy and am very happy with the choice because of the options available for the enlisted person.

spec ops options - eod, seals and sar
aviation - technician, crewman or support equipment
shipboard - from radio and sonar to deisel and nuclear

misc billets not covered above would be firefighter, law enforcement admin and so on.

i was a sar swimmer assigned to ch-46's and loved every minute of it. at reenlistment time my package was accepted for eod and i was actually temorarily assigned to an eod unit for a while but opted to get out instead.

donaldbreland
12-03-2009, 07:07 PM
I was regarding his last sentence. he stated that he won't fight for something he don't believe in. That may be true about the way our Government works but if we just do not fight then we can't win our Government back. People have this assumption that the Government is bad. That is not true. The people running the Government is bad. We have the voice and we are the only ones who can actually change things by turning out to vote for people you can actually trust. If I took what you were saying wrong Atom then I am very very sorry. I am not the type to give up on what my forefathers died for just because we have some corrupt individuals running our country at this moment.
I love our Military, I love each of you who has fought for or has ever been in the Military. I thank you so much. God bless.

flo
12-03-2009, 07:33 PM
My Dad, step-Dad, Uncle, and my Grandfather were all ARMY. When I was deciding what do after High School I was considering enlisting, and even talking to a recruiter. However the Summer right after my senior year was when the band I was playing in really started to gain steam and we had a booking agent that had us playing all over the place every weekend, so I eventually decided to stay in the Chicago area and go to college so I could keep playing in my band. I have a lot of respect for all the men and women in all of the branches of our armed services. Without them, I wouldn't live in a country where I could make such a decision.

I got love for all the branches but, if I had to pick one, I would say ARMY. :)

Word! I am an army brat and hubby's dad was in the army too! Although I love the military, all branches make me so proud, God Bless them!

flo
12-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Here you go,68
Awesome, I love that!

flo
12-03-2009, 07:39 PM
i was in the navy and am very happy with the choice because of the options available for the enlisted person.

spec ops options - eod, seals and sar
aviation - technician, crewman or support equipment
shipboard - from radio and sonar to deisel and nuclear

misc billets not covered above would be firefighter, law enforcement admin and so on.

i was a sar swimmer assigned to ch-46's and loved every minute of it. at reenlistment time my package was accepted for eod and i was actually temorarily assigned to an eod unit for a while but opted to get out instead.
Cool. I know seals and sar, suntereo, but what is eod?

(It is a running joke in our family the military's love for acronyms)

NateR
12-03-2009, 08:04 PM
but what is eod?

Explosive Ordinance Disposal, basically the military's name for the Bomb Squad.

flo
12-03-2009, 08:15 PM
OK, thanks Nate!

hughesfan4life
12-03-2009, 08:22 PM
i would pick the army. i actually wanted to join the royal military police,didn't quite work out and now i'm a jeweller...lol!.i was in the territorial army though and was based with the royal electrical and mechanical engineers,i thoroughly enjoyed it,mainly forthe friendships made and the whole expierience.unfortunately the unit was cut as part of government cutbacks.i have immense respect for all serving men and women and thank them all for protecting us.

CAMPO
12-03-2009, 08:49 PM
Of the Military...would you be in??

They all rock!!! Much respect to any that have served...

With would you like to be if you could???

Me.. I have to go with the Marines... I almost joined the Air Force... but punked out due to the first Iraqi war.. (my recruiting officer told me I wouldn't have to fight..well.. THAT was a lie)

I had 2 great grand fathers, 1 grandfather and 3 uncles serve...

It made them better men.. and the Marines just plain KICK ARSE!!!!

TOUGH question!! Ummm my grandpa was AF, my father in law was Marines, and my bro is Marines, and friends were/are ARMY...I contemplated NAVY for a while years ago after high school...but chickened...and let a boy talk me out of it (retard)....so I think I might go with NAVY or AF!

I wish I had the guts to go now... :unsure: *sigh*

CAMPO
12-03-2009, 08:50 PM
I love our Military, I love each of you who has fought for or has ever been in the Military. I thank you so much. God bless.

MEEEEEE TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

atomdanger
12-03-2009, 08:53 PM
So you don't believe in our Military. You don't believe in our men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our country so cowards like you can have the rights that you do have.
You can talk about me and my posts all day long but I how dare you to come on here and say you don't believe in our Military. You are a sick human being and it's people like you, who believe the way you do, that are trying to make our country weak. But guess what. There's a whole lot more of us who still believe in what this Country was founded for and what this country is all about. I would die for our Country at any second of any day. I would even die for you. You really need to think about what you wrote and re word it. You just offended me and all my family and friends who have served in our Military.
To answer the question. The Marines.

Don't put words in my mouth.
Just because I would choose not to join does not mean I don't "beleive" in our military.

Check your vocabulary,
I know the military exists, it isn't an alien, I don't need to "beleive" in it lol.

Also, you call me a sick human being? You're a moron.

atomdanger
12-03-2009, 08:54 PM
um, no... you just embarrassed yourself for how much you missed the point of his post..

you don't have to agree with the government's war decisions to believe in our military

THANK YOU

atomdanger
12-03-2009, 08:56 PM
I was regarding his last sentence. he stated that he won't fight for something he don't believe in. That may be true about the way our Government works but if we just do not fight then we can't win our Government back. People have this assumption that the Government is bad. That is not true. The people running the Government is bad. We have the voice and we are the only ones who can actually change things by turning out to vote for people you can actually trust. If I took what you were saying wrong Atom then I am very very sorry. I am not the type to give up on what my forefathers died for just because we have some corrupt individuals running our country at this moment.
I love our Military, I love each of you who has fought for or has ever been in the Military. I thank you so much. God bless.


I didn't cite THIS war did I?
I do beleive in fighting terror.

I said I wouldn't want to fight for something I didn't believe in.
HYPOTHETICAL

I love our military also, I don't always love our government and its decisions.
read my post again

donaldbreland
12-03-2009, 10:28 PM
I have read your post. actually a couple times and it reeks of cowardness all over it.

Spiritwalker
12-04-2009, 02:52 AM
I have read your post. actually a couple times and it reeks of cowardness all over it.

I may not be Atom's biggest fan... but a coward??? hardly....

Buzzard
12-04-2009, 04:12 AM
I have read your post. actually a couple times and it reeks of cowardness all over it.

In what branch of the service did you or do you now serve?

atomdanger
12-04-2009, 06:35 AM
I have read your post. actually a couple times and it reeks of cowardness all over it.


Coward? lol

I said I wouldn't join because our vets are mistreated.
How does that make me a coward?
a LOT of people choose not to sign up, are they all cowards?

Spiritwalker
12-04-2009, 11:12 AM
Coward? lol

I said I wouldn't join because our vets are mistreated.
How does that make me a coward?
a LOT of people choose not to sign up, are they all cowards?

"My mother scared me once....ONCE!!"

donaldbreland
12-04-2009, 04:03 PM
Well to let you know. I am 29 years old and a very successful business owner and I just talked to a recruiter last week about joining the national guard because I feel my country needs me more than my business.

donaldbreland
12-04-2009, 04:04 PM
I will still be able to run my business and serve our country.

Black Mamba
12-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Good luck trying to join the NG, they are being extremely picky. I was reading a few months back that people were being turned down just because of speeding tickets and acne. :blink:

One thing I do agree with Atom on is how our vets and their families are being treated. Obama turned a pay raise for the retirees, just to name one. Here, the medical sucks.

And most of the vets on here know my stance when it comes to the military: if you can, join as an officer. I have a huge family line that enlisted in every branch except CG, and they have told me the same thing. A course now the military is going to entice people to enlist, but honestly you'd be crazy. I have friends who enlisted now, are trying to get their degree, but are having a hard time. Once you enlist and sign that dotted line, you butt is theirs. But that's for another thread. And if someone burns me for saying that, go right on head. But continue reading first.

Also most of the vets on here know that the military is a possibilty. I applied for, and got accepted into the Naval Academy Prep School. I came pretty close to going, however, I'm not one to settle for second best. Here's a pic of my acceptance: http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i174/elnegromamba/Reagan/100_0380.jpg

I didn't want to go the Prep route, and then maybe get accepted into the Academy next year. I also got a full ride Army ROTC scholarship to University of Oregon. I was applying to West Point, but stopped my application half way. At the time, the war was getting worse (Bush era) and I knew I'd be serving at least 1 time over in the Middle East. I'd have the career I wanted (surgeon) but again, I didn't want to settle for second best (ROTC). The scholarship was a shocker because I only gave West Point my transcripts.

So, long story short, I'm considering either AF or N orthepedic trama surgeon/ AF engineer. My heart lies in the Army because their surgeons are top notch. But I can't leave my parents the guilt of possibly have their only daughter killed, and bury another child (1st son was a stillborn). And if that doesn't work, join as a civilian and still help out the vets/active duty personnel. :)

CAMPO
12-04-2009, 06:48 PM
Well to let you know. I am 29 years old and a very successful business owner and I just talked to a recruiter last week about joining the national guard because I feel my country needs me more than my business.

very noble...I commend you :biggrin-1:

Chuck
12-04-2009, 11:06 PM
Hmmmm.... You know I lived 21 years in the World and I've lived 18 years for Christ...

I've made a lot of poor choices... hurt a lot of people...
I've done things most men on here have only dreamed of doing....
and I've done things most people on here would never dream of doing... and through it all I have only 3 regrets...

I regret not accepting Christ earlier in my life....
I regret not being a virgin when I got married...
and I deeply, deeply regret having never served my country as a
United States Marine

atomdanger
12-05-2009, 12:53 AM
Hmmmm.... You know I lived 21 years in the World and I've lived 18 years for Christ...

I've made a lot of poor choices... hurt a lot of people...
I've done things most men on here have only dreamed of doing....
and I've done things most people on here would never dream of doing... and through it all I have only 3 regrets...

I regret not accepting Christ earlier in my life....
I regret not being a virgin when I got married...
and I deeply, deeply regret having never served my country as a
United States Marine

You're 21? Join?

que
12-05-2009, 12:55 AM
Well to let you know. I am 29 years old and a very successful business owner and I just talked to a recruiter last week about joining the national guard because I feel my country needs me more than my business.

that post reeks of "i am a tool" no offense

big deal, so you talked to a recruiter. wow, how groundbreaking. is that supposed to prove something?

calling atom a coward is nonsense. you are either trolling or you genuinely do not understand what he is saying at all. i do not know which one it is but either way you are wrong

Chuck
12-05-2009, 01:46 AM
You're 21? Join?

I'd like to go with "I'm too old, fat and have too many dependents" for a $100 please Alex.....

:wink:

lyndsey823
12-05-2009, 09:11 AM
I'd have to pick the Army based on the fact that my dad has been in the Army for as long as I can remember. Hmm, 18 years in the Army as an Engineer and the last 10 in the Army National Guard doing Heavy Equipment Transfers. So, being the proud Army Brat that I am, and out of fear of what my father would say, I would join the Army!!

But I am too much of a sissy so I will never have to worry about that.

atomdanger
12-05-2009, 06:26 PM
I'd like to go with "I'm too old, fat and have too many dependents" for a $100 please Alex.....

:wink:

lol you're funny.

donaldbreland
12-05-2009, 07:55 PM
yeah I talked to a recruiter. thats the first step. after the holidays I will sign. I don't see how you can say he isn't a coward from the words he wrote. Do I believe he actually is a coward? the answer is NO. Do I think he would fight for our country if we needed him? YES. What he wrote was a very coward thing to say. I am not on here to down anyone. I happen to be a fan of Matts and I just have different beliefs. I actually like reading his posts and I do respect him as a person. I did not agree with what he wrote and I still don't. Just because we disagree on things doesn't mean we should hate each other. There is two things I am very sensitive about. One is our Military. I have a passion and love for our Armed Forces and for someone to come on here and say they wouldn't join because they don't like the way the Government treats our servicemen to me is a coward statement and very selfish. Look if they needed you to help protect them would you be willing to offer your life. I know I would and that is the reason I am going to join. The other thing I am very sensitive about is my religion. I won't go into that though out of respect for those who don't believe.

The way I took what he said was like he wouldn't help out our armed forces. They put their lives on the line everyday so we can do what ever we please everyday. Then he says he doesn't like how the government treats the servicemen. If you don't like the way the Government treats people then help do something about it. Search for the right politician in your area and explain to him/her what your worries are. Then call them every day and tell them the same thing. We all get on here and talk about what we want to do. Now it's time to start doing what we want. We can control the Government. We are the only ones that can make a difference.

atomdanger
12-06-2009, 01:43 AM
Well sorry, I've seen too many friends and my brother (Not jessedanger) get screwed over by the military.

My brother Justin served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is constantly having issues with his benefits for tuition.
and cannot get the mental health help he needs for his PTSD or whatever he has.

So, its close to home with me, and I have some resentment about it,
I am not a coward, I wouldn't dodge the draft, or anything of that manner.
I also do support the VFW and do what I can when I can,
but I am a 25 year old single dad and have a million things going on,
I do not have time to call my local politicians every day over Vet rights.

Buzzard
12-06-2009, 08:53 AM
Well sorry, I've seen too many friends and my brother (Not jessedanger) get screwed over by the military.

My brother Justin served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is constantly having issues with his benefits for tuition.
and cannot get the mental health help he needs for his PTSD or whatever he has.

So, its close to home with me, and I have some resentment about it,
I am not a coward, I wouldn't dodge the draft, or anything of that manner.
I also do support the VFW and do what I can when I can,
but I am a 25 year old single dad and have a million things going on,
I do not have time to call my local politicians every day over Vet rights.


Me thinks he lashes at others to make up for his own shortcomings. Thanks Ann Landers.

cubsfan47
12-06-2009, 01:29 PM
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Tyburn
12-07-2009, 07:55 PM
Of the Military...would you be in??

They all rock!!! Much respect to any that have served...

With would you like to be if you could???

Me.. I have to go with the Marines... I almost joined the Air Force... but punked out due to the first Iraqi war.. (my recruiting officer told me I wouldn't have to fight..well.. THAT was a lie)

I had 2 great grand fathers, 1 grandfather and 3 uncles serve...

It made them better men.. and the Marines just plain KICK ARSE!!!!

they didnt want me. Before I even asked. I was just walking past some Military tent at a Careers convention...I didnt even make eye contact, and the strange man behind the desk just shouted to get my attention, and then he says words to the effect of try the MOD because you dont have to pass basic for that :angry: I just ignored him.

Later...as in years later...I did apply to the MOD....they rejected me because the word "we" came up to many times in the section talking about teamwork or something :mellow:

Why would I want to go into the Military anyway. I understand the psychology of what Basic Training is all about, I would resist that kinda attitude because I believe it does more harm then good in the long run.

I wouldnt mind going into the Civil Service, or the Ministry of Defence but those are wings of the Government...not wings of the Military...even if the MOD runs the Military. I'm more about Strategy and planning then execution to be honnest. Besides...even in the military you have to have a trade. You dont just appear...you need to have a specialism within the branch you are part of. Do I look like a Mechanic, or a Medic, or an electrician to you :laugh:

They dont have Philosophers or Scribes anymore. :sad:

ufcfan2
12-07-2009, 08:12 PM
I'd would of liked to of joined the Navy for some reason and wished I would of. Not joining the military is still my biggest regret in life as I think it would of done me a world of good.

que
12-07-2009, 08:20 PM
they didnt want me. Before I even asked. I was just walking past some Military tent at a Careers convention...I didnt even make eye contact, and the strange man behind the desk just shouted to get my attention, and then he says words to the effect of try the MOD because you dont have to pass basic for that :angry: I just ignored him.

Later...as in years later...I did apply to the MOD....they rejected me because the word "we" came up to many times in the section talking about teamwork or something :mellow:

Why would I want to go into the Military anyway. I understand the psychology of what Basic Training is all about, I would resist that kinda attitude because I believe it does more harm then good in the long run.

I wouldnt mind going into the Civil Service, or the Ministry of Defence but those are wings of the Government...not wings of the Military...even if the MOD runs the Military. I'm more about Strategy and planning then execution to be honnest. Besides...even in the military you have to have a trade. You dont just appear...you need to have a specialism within the branch you are part of. Do I look like a Mechanic, or a Medic, or an electrician to you :laugh:

They dont have Philosophers or Scribes anymore. :sad:

admit it dave, the real reason you don't want to join the military is because YOU'RE A COWARD!!!!!!

(sarcasm)

Tyburn
12-07-2009, 08:24 PM
admit it dave, the real reason you don't want to join the military is because YOU'RE A COWARD!!!!!!

(sarcasm)

No I'm not scared...but I'm not sure they would take me if they knew I was on Anxiety medication...BEFORE enlisting....Being Anxious and being Frightened arent exactly the same...not in a clinical sense.

Plus...I'll be truthful...look at my General health? im unlikely to meet their criteria, and if I tried it would take years, without doing silly risky things which might make the health worse...well I'm allready nearly 28 :blink:

wpnsman2000
12-12-2009, 01:55 PM
I respect all of the branches of the military. As some of you may know I'm in the AF and have been for going on 11 years, but hindsight being 20/20 and if I weren't married. You can bet your bottom dollar I would have joined the Navy. You REALLY get to see the world with those guys, though the names being displayed on the butt really throws me for a loop. Other than that though I enjoy the new weapon technology I get to see first hand with the AF and I'm pretty sure the Navy is the same in that respect.

Miss Foxy
12-12-2009, 05:50 PM
GO NAVY!!!!My father is a Vietnam Vet aboard the USS BUCK!! My brother is currently deployed in Iraq as a MA in the Navy..3 of my uncles and a few cousins are Navy.. My ex*hubby is still in the Navy.. Although I did ROTC with the ARMY..:unsure-1:

Shoots like a girl
12-14-2009, 05:13 PM
Although I love them all my heart is with ARMY! My brother is retired Special Forces, I have 3 nephews in the ARMY. One is in pilot school now, one came home from Iraq last November and and one left for Iraq last week! I salute you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for who you are and what you do!!!

annamal
12-16-2009, 03:27 AM
Both my grandfather and grandmother (WAC) were in the Army during WW2. My dad served in Vietnam in the Army. And I served in the ANG as a Combat Medic. The first troops were being sent to Iraq (the second time) a few weeks before I graduated from AIT.

I absolutely loved being full time during training, basic was so much fun, even though I broke my heel during the first week and the Med Sgt. that saw me was a complete ahole. But being in the NG sucked. I really wanted to go full time Army but I had responsiblities back home I couldn't foist off on anyone else.

I love the Army, but have seriously contemplated going Navy if I went back in. And I really wanted to go Marines at first but they didn't have a reserve unit in the area I lived that had jobs women are allowed to do.:punch: But most likely I would go Army again, if I were to re-enlist, because then I would have a better chance of being deployed. I don't understand why people don't join because they are afraid they will have to actually fight. Hello, it's the military, that's kind of the point. But anyway, I'm rambling.

And yes you do often get treated like crap in the military by both by upper ranks and by civilian contract employees:angry: But there are also some absolutely freaking awesome NCO's and CO's that take care of you and look out for you as well as some wonderful civilians who do the same. Just like you'll find anywhere in life I guess.