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Posted: 8/6/2002 3:37:24 PM EST
If you are can you e-mail me. I am interested in joining (I am prior service) and have some questions. I want to get the dtraight scoop from someone other than a recruiter. If your in NC that is where I am so its a plus. Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 4:23:40 PM EST
I was, went in after the Corps. I went in in the end of 92, at first all was well. We drank like fishes. The drills and summer camps were like boy scouts with beer, lots of beer. No sweat at all after the real military. I had to go to a school to become an MP, but it was a guard school, where two of the instructors were detectives, one DPD, and it was okay. It was also weird because the Boston PD tried to recruit anyone with brown/tan skin and/or a mexican name for their force. I gots lots of extra duty time, too, for college money. Then came Clinton's reelection. We got 9 months active duty pulling LE work in Germany, and the actives hated us with a passion. They tried to screw with us every chance they got. (I mean the majors through chicken guys) I got out when I saw the writing on the wall, so did all my friends (As one said, we ain't the guard anymore, we are the US Army home stationed in some small town) I would not join now. You will lose your civvie job and your wife. AD is bad enough on AD, but in the world with no support or services or base medical around your wife and kids will suffer and you will lose your house and life savings (yeah, civil relief act, but it's still 6% and once you are far enough behind you can't catch up before they foreclose---and the reemployment is great, you work one day back and then get fired for breaking some rule you don't know)
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 4:36:18 PM EST
I am, just got off of a 7 month deployment in Germany. B co, 2/130 Infantry. In Illinois. Let me know if you have any questions.
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 4:40:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2002 4:43:49 PM EST by Hoplite]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 5:39:03 PM EST
Is there anyway you can refuse to deploy to some place not in your home state?
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 5:52:14 PM EST
One advantage I have is that I live neart a base so my wife can go there for treatment. Or she says she will get Blue Cross.
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 6:22:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2002 6:24:09 PM EST by Garand_Shooter]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 6:28:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 6:43:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 6:49:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2002 6:50:42 PM EST by Garand_Shooter]
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