• Thinking of Joining the Military? V2
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As I get closer to the date when I'll be able to join the military, I'm kinda starting to not want to join. Is this normal?
[QUOTE=Glitch360;34706531]As I get closer to the date when I'll be able to join the military, I'm kinda starting to not want to join. Is this normal?[/QUOTE] That's exactly what I've been struggling with. I can't decide, and it's starting to mess me up a bit. [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] On what I want to do, that is.
I know exactly what MOS I want, and I've researched enough to get an idea of what I'll do before and during the military. The thing is, I've got a medical condition that might disqualify me from joining. I should be able to get it, but depending on the severity of my condition I may or may not be able to get a waiver if I need one. It's just been bugging me so much I'm not sure if I should bother or not
[QUOTE=Glitch360;34706644]I know exactly what MOS I want, and I've researched enough to get an idea of what I'll do before and during the military. The thing is, I've got a medical condition that might disqualify me from joining. I should be able to get it, but depending on the severity of my condition I may or may not be able to get a waiver if I need one. It's just been bugging me so much I'm not sure if I should bother or not[/QUOTE] What I've heard about medical conditions is that if you don't have to say anything about it, don't. Why disqualify yourself by talking about something they haven't even asked you about?
[QUOTE=Jmir 54;34580896]Well my parents didn't really approve as expected. Ill just finish college as Its probably the right thing to do since my parents have been taking care of me my whole life. Maybe after college.[/QUOTE] Actually, here's a good suggestion. Get your degree, look into options as an officer. Serve your country, make bank, and already have 1 degree knocked out. If you're TRULY trying to serve, it might be worth it. [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Glitch360;34706644]I know exactly what MOS I want, and I've researched enough to get an idea of what I'll do before and during the military. The thing is, I've got a medical condition that might disqualify me from joining. I should be able to get it, but depending on the severity of my condition I may or may not be able to get a waiver if I need one. It's just been bugging me so much I'm not sure if I should bother or not[/QUOTE] Me and UncleJimmema (hopefully he doesn't mind me using his name in this) have spread this exact advice many times, and some listen some don't. Here's the spiel: You have a condition. Great. Step 1, [B]IS IT RECORDED BY ANY DOCTOR EVER?[/B] No, good. Most important part. If it's not on paper/harddrive/carrier pigeon then they can't track it. Don't care if it was when you were 3, or 17. It'll show up. Step 2, "[B]DO [U]YOU[/U] THINK IT'S GOING TO EFFECT YOU IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM?[/B] You must understand that in life threatening situations your condition acting up may put others at risk. Don't be that guy. Step 3: [B]HAVE YOU SPOKE OF IT EVER? (Or is it obvious as shit)[/B] No? Awesome. Take it to your grave. Never speak a word of it. Step 4: [B]WILL IT JUST GET YOU KICKED OUT?[/B] Cool, you have ___ condition. If you run a mile is it going to act up and in turn have you fail out of the military (be it PT or job performance)? Step 5: [B]NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN. [/B] That's your best bet. We shared this specific advice with someone and a week later he posted saying he was disqualified. This is the advice recruiters (some) give, and if you've ever talked to anyone who didn't make it you'll understand. It also doesn't matter how simple of a condition it is.. even eczema can be grounds for disqualification.
I was planning on doing that, but it's kinda hard to hide a dented chest. I've never gone to a doctor or done anything about it, it doesn't affect me other than aesthestic reasons. I've just heard that some people get by without a problem, some get a waiver, and others get disqualified.
[QUOTE=Glitch360;34711997]I was planning on doing that, but it's kinda hard to hide a dented chest. I've never gone to a doctor or done anything about it, it doesn't affect me other than aesthestic reasons. I've just heard that some people get by without a problem, some get a waiver, and others get disqualified.[/QUOTE] How bad is it? I had a backyard football incident damage my sternum when I was pulled (and then slipped sideways) and got kneed in the ribs so hard my left breastbone sorta broke. It would click with my heartbeat. After all was said and done, it sticks out a bit. Obviously wrong to anyone looking for something to be wrong, but just looks like I only work out that side of my body. Regardless, you may as well try anyways and just not say anything. Maybe put on some chest muscle as an attempt to cover it up.
It's about one inch in depth, and about 3 inches across. The proper term for it is 'pectus excavatum'. I don't know the severity cause I haven't been to a doctor and I don't plan on going to one about it. And yeah, I plan on getting chest muscle so it doesn't look as bad. After looking through google images, I feel a bit better because jesus christ some of those are scary as hell
I just got my orders. I go to Ft. Campbell, KY in May. I will be attached to the 101st, but I am not sure what aviation regiment or battalion I will be in.
What do you feel in combat? Do you think, or does training/learned instinct take over?
[QUOTE=JeffAndersen;34708401]Actually, here's a good suggestion. Get your degree, look into options as an officer. Serve your country, make bank, and already have 1 degree knocked out. If you're TRULY trying to serve, it might be worth it. [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] Me and UncleJimmema (hopefully he doesn't mind me using his name in this) have spread this exact advice many times, and some listen some don't. Here's the spiel: You have a condition. Great. Step 1, [B]IS IT RECORDED BY ANY DOCTOR EVER?[/B] No, good. Most important part. If it's not on paper/harddrive/carrier pigeon then they can't track it. Don't care if it was when you were 3, or 17. It'll show up. Step 2, "[B]DO [U]YOU[/U] THINK IT'S GOING TO EFFECT YOU IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM?[/B] You must understand that in life threatening situations your condition acting up may put others at risk. Don't be that guy. Step 3: [B]HAVE YOU SPOKE OF IT EVER? (Or is it obvious as shit)[/B] No? Awesome. Take it to your grave. Never speak a word of it. Step 4: [B]WILL IT JUST GET YOU KICKED OUT?[/B] Cool, you have ___ condition. If you run a mile is it going to act up and in turn have you fail out of the military (be it PT or job performance)? Step 5: [B]NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN. [/B] That's your best bet. We shared this specific advice with someone and a week later he posted saying he was disqualified. This is the advice recruiters (some) give, and if you've ever talked to anyone who didn't make it you'll understand. It also doesn't matter how simple of a condition it is.. even eczema can be grounds for disqualification.[/QUOTE] Lets just say that when I was 1 I was hospitalized for pneumonia and I have mild asthma w/o an inhaler and I can pt and run just fine will I be DQ'd for the mild asthma?
[QUOTE=DarkZero135;34719328]Lets just say that when I was 1 I was hospitalized for pneumonia and I have mild asthma w/o an inhaler and I can pt and run just fine will I be DQ'd for the mild asthma?[/QUOTE] If you dot need the inhaler and don't get massive attacks or anything i wouldn't say a word about it. If you do need the inhaler however i wouldn't even bother going to a recruiter.
Well, signed my papers today, going to meps next week Tuesday and Wednesday... going in as a 15T and 15V(UH-60 mechanic, Scout/light observation helicopter mechanic, respectively) and going into basic as an E-3... How easy would it be for me to become a squad leader in basic when Im 17, plus going to Recruit sustainment Program for the national guard? And how hard is the ASVAB? i took a practice one at military.com and ive been studying.. Ive heard it was both hard, and easy from a couple of different people.
Started Air Force Cadets today, and it's surprisingly fun. Although military protocol is a bit weird. ie having to wear a collared shirt inside a Mess Hall.
[QUOTE=derek;34720574]Well, signed my papers today, going to meps next week Tuesday and Wednesday... going in as a 15T and 15V(UH-60 mechanic, Scout/light observation helicopter mechanic, respectively) and going into basic as an E-3... How easy would it be for me to become a squad leader in basic when Im 17, plus going to Recruit sustainment Program for the national guard? And how hard is the ASVAB? i took a practice one at military.com and ive been studying.. Ive heard it was both hard, and easy from a couple of different people.[/QUOTE] How in the blankety blank did you enlist with two MOS's? Is this some kind of National Guard thing? I am a 15S OH-58D helicopter repairer and the only way I would get victor is if I reclassed. In the 160th no less. Wait, does your unit have the Lakota? Anyways, do not worry at all about being a squad leader in basic training. It is not like you are assigned it or anything. People are usually squad leaders depending upon how tall they are, as the shorter people are in front. That or the drill sergeants will just randomly assign people based upon how messed up they are. If they are in a funny mood, just watch as your platoon is running around blind when the DS puts four fuckups as squad leaders and a fuckup as a platoon guide. The ASVAB was damn easy in my opinion. I got a 99 just by reading every question through, checking my work as I went. How did you get E-3 by the way? JROTC or something?
What are the advantages of enlisting in the marines at 17 instead of 18? I know that you still need to finish high school, but is there any difference in signing up at 17 instead of 18?
[QUOTE=SKEEA;34732316]How in the blankety blank did you enlist with two MOS's? Is this some kind of National Guard thing? I am a 15S OH-58D helicopter repairer and the only way I would get victor is if I reclassed. In the 160th no less. Wait, does your unit have the Lakota? Anyways, do not worry at all about being a squad leader in basic training. It is not like you are assigned it or anything. People are usually squad leaders depending upon how tall they are, as the shorter people are in front. That or the drill sergeants will just randomly assign people based upon how messed up they are. If they are in a funny mood, just watch as your platoon is running around blind when the DS puts four fuckups as squad leaders and a fuckup as a platoon guide. The ASVAB was damn easy in my opinion. I got a 99 just by reading every question through, checking my work as I went. How did you get E-3 by the way? JROTC or something?[/QUOTE] Well, i was going in as a 15t, and my dad's a CSM and he knows everyone at the recruiting office so he asked if there was a 15v slot open, (as we have a RAID unit in his facility) and the recruiter told us a 15v pissed hot, so his getting discharged and the slots open for me, so they put me in that aswell. we have the OH-58's, they said ill more then likely be working on the new LUH's that are coming out soon. and ahh, im 6'3.. I got E-3 by referring two people in one person per rank. And yes, it is a National Guard deal, ill be going into 1-106 AVN. And thanks, from what i can tell the ASVAB doesnt really seem that hard.
[QUOTE=derek;34733862]Well, i was going in as a 15t, and my dad's a CSM and he knows everyone at the recruiting office so he asked if there was a 15v slot open, (as we have a RAID unit in his facility) and the recruiter told us a 15v pissed hot, so his getting discharged and the slots open for me, so they put me in that aswell. we have the OH-58's, they said ill more then likely be working on the new LUH's that are coming out soon. and ahh, im 6'3.. I got E-3 by referring two people in one person per rank. And yes, it is a National Guard deal, ill be going into 1-106 AVN. And thanks, from what i can tell the ASVAB doesnt really seem that hard.[/QUOTE] dont do drugs kiddies
[QUOTE=lulzbocksV2;34733525]What are the advantages of enlisting in the marines at 17 instead of 18? I know that you still need to finish high school, but is there any difference in signing up at 17 instead of 18?[/QUOTE] Yeah kinda, a better chance of enlisting.
[QUOTE=lulzbocksV2;34733525]What are the advantages of enlisting in the marines at 17 instead of 18? I know that you still need to finish high school, but is there any difference in signing up at 17 instead of 18?[/QUOTE] You get to be younger than almost everyone else in boot camp. That's about it.
[QUOTE=Glitch360;34716429]It's about one inch in depth, and about 3 inches across. The proper term for it is 'pectus excavatum'. I don't know the severity cause I haven't been to a doctor and I don't plan on going to one about it. And yeah, I plan on getting chest muscle so it doesn't look as bad. After looking through google images, I feel a bit better because jesus christ some of those are scary as hell[/QUOTE] I have the same thing. It causes a very minor leak in one of the artery/veins going into my heart. Nothing sever. And by the size of yours, I'd say you're fine.
I find it really weird how people completely fail to be able to comprehend and obey simple orders.
Fuck, my college has a really stupid system and I ended up missing out on an entire semester. Looks like I'm gonna have to sacrifice my summer to get my 15 credits. I regret not finishing high school normally, I would've been able to join in 3 months from now
To everyone in this thread currently or previously enlisted in the Air Force: I would like information on your job and what it's like on a day-to-day basis, as well as info on where you're stationed/your experience at tech school. Preferably PM'd to me. Thank you.
[QUOTE=-SAH-;34821052]To everyone in this thread currently or previously enlisted in the Air Force: I would like information on your job and what it's like on a day-to-day basis, as well as info on where you're stationed/your experience at tech school. Preferably PM'd to me. Thank you.[/QUOTE] I'd love some of that as well, would be a huge help!
Trying to get into U.S Naval Academy. Anyone here know anyone who went?
[QUOTE=WubWubWompWomp;34722988]Started Air Force Cadets today, and it's surprisingly fun. Although military protocol is a bit weird. ie having to wear a collared shirt inside a Mess Hall.[/QUOTE] Air Force Academy?
Friendly reminder to all actually following the thread and may have missed the first post I've been in the Air Force for almost 3 years and can help you with almost any types of questions you have. If I don't know a question, I can do my best to figure it out. PM me and questions you may have.
why does afjrotc wear the gay dress blue uniform
[QUOTE=W0w00t;34863598]why does afjrotc wear the gay dress blue uniform[/QUOTE] Half the reason i quit it
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