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Old 12-09-2012, 05:15 AM   #41
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Default Re: Son looking at military...advice please

Then again, there's always the French Foreign Legion. http://www.legion-recrute.com/en/
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #42
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Not sure if anyone else mentioned it but its extremely important that he does well on the ASVAB. I know its only a test but the higher his GT score is the better job opportunities he will have, ideally he will need to score at least a 110 for some him to be considered for some MOS's. Basically concentrate on studying for the ASVAB, in the event he scores lower than a 110 he can always retake it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:18 AM   #43
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I guess, some of you are aware that a number of people join the military because it will pay for university. That is true, but it is very important to consider the belief that the military does not give too much extra spending cash on top of that. As a matter of fact, military members who are in university may even need a military payday loan to help pay for their extra expenditures, such as rent and food.

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Old 06-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #44
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Just a bit of a thread resurrection. My son, Mike, just joined the Army National Guard. He wound up getting an 86 on the ASVAB. He will be a 15-W...working with the Reaper UAV. He reports to boot in Sept at Ft. Sill Oklahoma, then off to Fort Huachuca in AZ.

Had to sign an 8 year contract to get that slot. Pretty big commitment for an 18 year old.

He's excited,I'm a bit nervous, but he'll do awesome.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:42 PM   #45
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Congrats & please thank him for putting his country as a priority in his life
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #46
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Thanks Vin. I'll pass that along. I'm pretty proud of him.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #47
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Congrats Scott.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #48
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Congrats Scott and congrats to your son, and thank him for his service for me.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #49
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Congrats! He'll do great!
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #50
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That is awesome. He will be fine stay calm dad.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #51
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That's great. Congrats.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #52
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Congrats! That's great news (I just read through this right now)

National Guard is great and that's a good program to be in. Maybe not the most happening locations (Ft. Sill area is kind of a dump) but it'll be an exciting career with post military employment opportunities.

All the best to him and you.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #53
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Congrats go your son, this thread gave me flashbacks to Ft. Benning, some pretty funny ones actually. It depends on how your put together, mentally that is, but basic was actually pretty fun to me. You really can't go wrong with the Nasty Girls, I was NG out of basic, won a free trip to the middle east and after that ended up going RA for the last couple of years.

I can tell you first hand it will help him grow up in many many ways, I went in at 18 about a year after I lost my mom, I really didn't have much direction in life so I decided the military would help and it honestly did. I'm old now (haha) I live a good life, I know what responsibility is, how to take care of myself, how to be a good person, I hope he gets everything out of it he can.

Again congrats to you both!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #54
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Congrats to your son.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #55
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8 years is a normal enlistment for reserve. I am sure that this will be great. Tell him thank you.
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