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Madison wrote:I don't know anything about the Navy since I'm from an Air Force family. Sorry.
I can say that I wouldn't want to be stuck on a boat when a missle comes sailing at me. Put my rear end in a plane. If someone's good enough to shoot me down, then so be it, I had my chance and liked my odds, but don't stick me on a boat or in a sub where maneuverability is nil.
Sorry to hear about your friend Ryan.
RugbyD wrote:acsguitar wrote:As a family member of course you should be concerned...as for me I will never ever ever join the Army due to many moral objections...if he really wants to then you have to respect that but again as a family member he should respect your thoughts and take that into account as well...
will it be worth the family trouble?
Anyways good luck
it will be worth the trouble. there isn't a cohesive train of thought going on and i'll leave it at that. his medical history should get him a big Heisman, but in times like these there is the incetive to reach a bit lower or overlook certain 'inconveniences'. as much as i love the military and wht they do for us, i do not trust 8 out of 10 words they utter. 9.5 of 10 for recruiters.
Pablo975 wrote:As I tell the young guys I know who ask me about my Air Force days in the early 90's......GO COAST GUARD.
All the nice military benefits, and VERY little risk. The CG does have some folks overseas, but the vast majority are homeland security.
It's not as macho as the Army or Marines, but unless you just want to join for the opportunity to kill or be killed, it should mean nothing.
The AF and Navy are MUCH better places to be if you're aiming to learn a technological field or, obviously, air or sea experience.
I advise kids (all based on my personal experiences) to try, in order:
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