A little help please - Page 2




 
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October 7th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
Your love of guns is a good reason to join a gun club not a good reason to join the military.

A good reason to join the military is because you want to be part of the force that protects the country you live in and love.

Signing up for any branch is noble and respectable, it is however putting your life on the line. Think about all the people that have died for the US in the many different wars and conflicts we have fought. How many of those people do you think planned on dying for their country? My guess would be that none of them planned on dying, but when duty called and danger was in their face they stood their and fought to the death for what they swore to protect.

My advice is figure out what you want to do and then go talk to a recruiter from each and every branch. But you must decide why you want to join and convince yourself that you will uphold your promise to protect the country and the fact that you might face danger some day.
October 7th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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I was kidding, settle down cowboy. I don't see it as putting my life on the line anyways. We all die some time.
You might want to take a few steps back, hero. Those that are going to be answering your questions already have time in the service, they have already been where you can only dream to go. You'll want to remember that when asking questions and making responses. Get serious and show some respect, or stop wasting our time.
October 7th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Thank you RnderSafe. I was already upset. You put your life on the line in the military every single day whether it be in war or in training and if your are willin to do that keep your butt at home watchin cartoons.
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October 7th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by RnderSafe
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I was kidding, settle down cowboy. I don't see it as putting my life on the line anyways. We all die some time.
You might want to take a few steps back, hero. Those that are going to be answering your questions already have time in the service, they have already been where you can only dream to go. You'll want to remember that when asking questions and making responses. Get serious and show some respect, or stop wasting our time.
Put much more eloquently than I could muster.....
October 7th, 2004  
Metal Head
 
I'm sorry If I offended any of you. I should have said that differently. I was told that most people who join the service never see any combat, and while they are risking their lives in a way, most of the time it's not directly. Maybe I'm wrong. I didn't mean to come off as an *******.
October 26th, 2004  
PrincessRed
 
Lemme tell you, it depends on what you want out of your college experience. I was awarded a full ride scholarship from the Army. But I wanted to party, you can't do both. TRUST ME

It is NOT a good idea to do this while in ROTC. You have a standard to uphold, that means you have to behave yourself. I saw fellow cadet's lose their scholarship because of drinking and partying.

If you want to be in the Army or Marines and don't care about having a social life in college, then the ROTC is for you.

But if you want to have fun and party a lot. Then do not go the ROTC route. Go reserves or national guard then OSC after college.

Not to mention if you go ROTC and you decide by your 3 year you don't want to do it anymore. You have to pay back your scholarship or enlist.

I just talked to a girl who went all four years but didn't pass advance camp, she went to the same private university I went to. 80K she was told she had to pay back or she'd have to enlist as a private.

Know all the facts about the school and your cadre, what your responsibilites as a cadet are, and make sure you can keep up with the PT.

And you don't get to play with "guns". In the Army as much as it is in the Marines I am sure. You are issued a rifle, not a gun.