boot camp




Just wondering about boot camp...
i have a food allergy and need to take allegra to eat wheat.. will the army let me in? I also took ritilan as a child and wanted to know if that would hurt me..

what should i bring to boot camp... and what is the main differences in the branches? I cant decide...
let me know
thanks guys

rp - generation
You can most likely get a waiver for the food allergy, but check with your recruiter to make sure. I have a bee allergy and I, too, took ritalin as a child, but the Army still let me in, but you will need a waiver based on a current psych eval for the latter issue.

Re branches, do you mean Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, or do you mean about the different branches within those services?
man, any of the branches... i dont know.. thinking about air force and army.. want to get the best deal.. might want to make a career of it so that is something too.. what offers best deals and what is better..
all that jazz...

so cool
more ?

oh and what is the chance i will get shipped to iraq?
what mos's get sent the most and from what branch?

well what do you want to do exactly... Being in the army you have a greater chance of going to iraq and being in combat then if you were in the air force.
You should probably wait for one of the more experienced voices here for more information on all of those subjects, but on going to Iraq/Afghanistan it all depends on where you get stationed because that pretty much decides what unit you get. If that unit is deploying when you go to basic, then there's a dang good chance they will still be overseas when you graduate, and that you will get sent to join them. I do not know about the enlisted side, if you will get to request a duty station or not, however. And I am relatively new to this myself, so you will most likely want a second opinion.
i dont know what i want to do exactly but I do know that I want to do something that is fufilling.. these are what i am thinking about:
air traffic controler
chaplin asst.
something active but not a desk job
my wife made me promise no infantry.. thats what i would choose..
what about those jobs and whats the diff in the branches
A pretty good summary of what the "branches" missions are, it's just a quick overview (so not very detailed) for those that may be curious.
Army: The main ground-force of the United States. The Army's main function is to protect and defend the United States (and its interests) by way of ground troops, armor (tanks), artillery, attack helicopters, tactical nuclear weapons, etc.

Air Force: (The baby branch with the most money) The primary mission of the Air Force is to defend the United States (and its interests) through exploitation of air and space. To accomplish this mission, the Air Force operates fighter aircraft, tanker aircraft, light and heavy bomber aircraft, transport aircraft, and helicopters (which are used mainly for rescue of downed-aircrew, and special operations missions). The Air Force is also responsible for all military satellites, and controls all of our Nation's strategic nuclear ballistic missiles.

Navy: The Navy's primary mission is to maintain the freedom of the seas. The Navy makes it possible for the United States to use the seas where and when our national interests require it. In addition, in times of conflict, the Navy helps to supplement Air Force air power. Navy aircraft carriers can often deploy to areas where fixed runways are impossible. An aircraft carrier usually carries about 80 aircraft. Most of these are fighters or fighter-bombers. Additionally, Navy ships can attack land targets from miles away (with very heavy guns), and cruise missiles. Navy submarines (fast attack and ballistic missile subs) allow stealth attacks on our enemies from right off their shores. The Navy is also primarily responsible for transporting Marines to areas of conflict.

Marine Corps: Marines specialize in amphibious operations. In other words, their primary specialty is to assault, capture, and control "beach heads," which then provide a route to attack the enemy from almost any direction. While amphibious operations are their primary specialty, in recent years, the Marines have expanded other ground-combat operations, as well. The Marines are generally a "lighter" force when compared to the Army, so they can generally be deployed fast (although the Army has been making great strides in "rapid deployment" in the past few years). For combat operations, the Marines like to be self-sufficient, as much as possible, so they also have their own air power, consisting primarily of fighter and fighter/bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Even so, the Marines use the Navy for much of their logistical and administrative support. For example, there are no doctors, nurses, or enlisted medics in the Marine Corps.
Armor. There, problem solved. :lol:
If you want to go MI, we have a member (Wingnutz) who is, or was, Air Force MI. He hasn't been around in awhile, but maybe PM or e-mail him if you want some more info in that direction.
air traffic controler
chaplin asst.

Chaplin Asst .. Although heavily religious types are attracted to the MOS, there are no religious requirements for becoming a chaplains assistant. Chaplains assistants may need to learn the customs of other religions, but it is an admistrative support type MOS(71 series), just like a PAQ Clerk or a Legal Specialist. But since the chaiplain cannot carry a weapon, unless given permission by the head chaplain of the army(highly unlikely), the Chaplains Assistant is tasked with bodyguarding the life of the chaplain in combat. (now this is for the Army since that's what you expressed interest in).

For the rest, visit these two links, check out the MOSes (jobs) that interest you, research them a little - and then if you still have questions, I'll try and answer what I know, and I'm sure others will as well.
differences in services, and 'MOS's

I'm in the Air Force, and I chose Guard over active and reserve for the educational benefits. If you are looking for something that you are doing your job all week, and you want to be away from home, then you want Active. You might want to check with your state guard bureau, because most states give you 100% tuition ( not reimbursement, they straight out pay your tuition to state schools) I know that if you want intel, you WILL be at Goodfellow AFB, TX. However, intel is a desk job, almost 99% of time. If you want something fulfilling, look into being a PJ in the Air Force, they have the hardest school, but you are practically a hero when you graduate. Combat Controller is another career that is fulfilling, as you are the ground force that designates the targets with lasers for the pilots to bomb the hell out of them.
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Your choice is dependant on what your personal values are closer to. The Air Force has Three Core Values. Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.

I am partial to the Air Force, because I am in the Air Force. I am sure the Army will be partial to Army, Navy to the Navy, and of course, the Marines are ALWAYS partial to the Marine Corps.':D'