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Old 01-31-2009, 7:59 PM
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If you're taking DLAB, might as well try for SFAS. It's open for direct entry, right?
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Old 02-01-2009, 7:54 PM
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I went down to my parents house tonight and told them I was joining the Army. I was worried about how they were going to react but it went well. At first they thought I was joking but when I looked my mom right in the eyes and told her she realized I wasn't. I told them the reasons I was doing it and showed that I have thought about it for a long time. They didn't have very many questions which I thought was odd.

My girlfriend's parents had all kinds of questions.
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Old 02-01-2009, 8:04 PM
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I went down to my parents house tonight and told them I was joining the Army. I was worried about how they were going to react but it went well. At first they thought I was joking but when I looked my mom right in the eyes and told her she realized I wasn't. I told them the reasons I was doing it and showed that I have thought about it for a long time. They didn't have very many questions which I thought was odd.

My girlfriend's parents had all kinds of questions.
Good job. I know you were concerned about how they would react but it sounds like it went well. Did you approach them like we talked about or did you go another direction?

About your MOS selection, do something youll have fun with. Yes, transferable skills are always a plus but ultimately you want to have a good time while youre in, pick something that you think will keep you interested and excited.
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Old 02-01-2009, 8:09 PM
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Good job. I know you were concerned about how they would react but it sounds like it went well. Did you approach them like we talked about or did you go another direction?

About your MOS selection, do something youll have fun with. Yes, transferable skills are always a plus but ultimately you want to have a good time while youre in, pick something that you think will keep you interested and excited.
I did it like we talked about. Well, I tried too. They started laughing and thought I was kidding at first. But once they realized I was serious we talked about it for a little while.

I will definitely pick something that interests me. I like building and fixing stuff. The recruiter is probably coming down tomorrow evening so I can pick my MOS and then on Friday I'll go back down to MEPS for the physical and to sign papers.
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Old 02-01-2009, 8:15 PM
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I did it like we talked about. Well, I tried too. They started laughing and thought I was kidding at first. But once they realized I was serious we talked about it for a little while.

I will definitely pick something that interests me. I like building and fixing stuff. The recruiter is probably coming down tomorrow evening so I can pick my MOS and then on Friday I'll go back down to MEPS for the physical and to sign papers.
Right on. Seriously consider the UH-60 mechanic then, good skills to have and you get to fly!
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Nobody gives a horse's **** who you are, fuzzball! You're not even a low-life, scum-sucking maggot! Get your ***goty *** on the bus, you're in the Army now!
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Nobody gives a horse's **** who you are, fuzzball! You're not even a low-life, scum-sucking maggot! Get your ***goty *** on the bus, you're in the Army now!
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Old 02-02-2009, 2:57 AM
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You should know that just because you have a particular MOS does not mean you will actually be doing that job. The Army will train you for what you sign up for, but expect to spend a lot of time doing KP, latrine, and other equally gross and boring duties. When I was in the National Guard.....
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Im kidding guy.

Yeah, youll do other stuff too. Cut grass, paint curbs, clean your living quarters and common areas, thats all part of Military life.

george, I dont know what kind of unit you were in that only SSGs and above did thier MOSs, but thats wrong as two boys...
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Old 02-06-2009, 5:16 PM
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I just returned from MEPS. I passed my physical and all of that stuff. I signed my contract and got sworn in. I am now in the Army!

Thank you everyone for your help!
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Old 02-06-2009, 6:18 PM
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Congratulations!!!!!


Wait for it....







There it is!!!!
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Old 02-06-2009, 6:39 PM
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Good stuff! I spoke with your recruiter yesterday and it sounds like youre getting well taken care of. Congrats and welcome to the Army!
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Congrats!!! You're about to make some of the best memories of your life.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:59 AM
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What MOS did you pick?
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21 is too young to be married
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Old 02-09-2009, 4:49 PM
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What MOS did you pick?
I think he picked up a 15 series, Aircraft structural repair or something.
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Old 02-09-2009, 5:25 PM
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I think he picked up a 15 series, Aircraft structural repair or something.
I was going to but I changed it at MEPS last week. I am a 25U. Signal support systems specialist. The aircraft repair MOS that I was going to do was a 6 year enlistment with no bonus and 25U comes with a decent bonus and a 4 year enlistment. It also seemed like a job that would take me different places and I might get to learn some cool junk.

Midian: I will be 22 when I get married, so I agree 21 is too young to get married.
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Old 02-10-2009, 5:50 PM
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Congrats to you. Sounds like you ended up with a good job. My son picked 94E but hasn't done that job since he finished school. He went to Airborne school after AIT and is now serving in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne. He was just promoted to E-4 and has been in just over 18 months. He really loves the Army. Hopefully you had a good recruiter who took care of you. Did you get a matching TSP?( Like a 401k). If you did take advantage of that as soon as you can. Good luck to you, wife and I will keep you in our prayers.
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Old 02-10-2009, 7:17 PM
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Thanks for serving our country. It's a decision that is very honorable, and you will earn the respect of many Americans. I would if I could, but I am too fat, and have problems with my hip that would keep me out. I come from a long line on servicemen and women... It's a family tradition I wish I could carry on.
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