Piranhas Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Goldfish Chunks In Teeth
Joined
·
2,505 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, I just requested some info from www.goang.com
and am excited to hear from the recruit center about joining up...has anybody been through this before??? any advice for me?? I think it will be good for me, and my family in the long run....

and my fiancee is taking care of Suge Knight...lol
 

·
I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
Joined
·
18,487 Posts
As much vets I work with.. I have no idea. I know you will have good benefits.. you and your family. Probably see you at my work sometimes..
 

·
I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
Joined
·
18,487 Posts
SFVAMC San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medial Center
Govt. hospital strictly for any persons in the armed forces..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
491 Posts
thats cool that you are thinking about joining the service. I joined the Navy 2 months ago and I ship out Aug 4th. Here is some info that might help you.

you have to take the Armed services vocational aptitidue battery (A.S.V.A.B.) which is like an ACT or SAT for the military. when you pass that (which is real easy to pass) you meet with the recruiter and if you are serious about joining, you fill out a lot of paperwork about medical and sh*t like that. The military can't dig into your medical files so thats why you have to fill out tons of paperwork incase you have asthma (which would D.Q. you) and stuff like that. Then, once you get all of that stuff settled, you go to the Military Entrance Prossesing Station (M.E.P.S.) which is in a larger city. I live in Green Bay Wisconsin and I had to go down to Miluakee for it. You spend ALL day there getting a FULL physical with everybody else that wants to join the military. It sucks. You get hearing tests, eye tests, more paperwork, blood tests for AIDS which will D.Q. you) a piss test (which will D.Q. you if you fail and with the air force, you are permanately D.Q.ed but with the other branches, you can come back in 45 days and retest). You also have to drop your pants and tun your head and cough, and a whole bunch of other stuff. The military pays for your lunch and dinner so it is totally free which is cool. Once you pass all of that stuff, then you can sign the papers to join.

I don't know about the ANG benifits, but with active duty Navy, you get free medical and dental for you and your immeidate family(spouse and children) 100% free college tuition payed as long as you maintain a C average. I know the Air Force has a great benifit which is called Help our people serve (H.O.P.S.) which is when you can go to an air force base and bored an air force plane (if there is extra space) and ride along with it to wherever it is going for free.

The last thing I want to mention is that you still have to go to normal Air Force boot camp which is 6 weeks long and is in Lackland Air Force Base in Lackland Texas.

If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me or reply on this thread
 

·
.pocketful of sunshine.
Joined
·
16,831 Posts
bgshortys said:
100% free college tuition payed as long as you maintain a C average.
Thats just what they want you to believe. They promised the same to my dad and few months short of his term in the NAVY being up...they went and over-wrote the bill.


Bgshortys- What part of the Navy you going into??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
491 Posts
M.S. Mess management specialist, which is a fancy name for a cook
. I might also go into hotel and resteraunt management.

What do you mean they overwrote the bill
 

·
.pocketful of sunshine.
Joined
·
16,831 Posts
bgshortys said:
What do you mean they overwrote the bill
Easier terms... all the people that had joined the Navy to get a college education, now couldnt unless it came out of their pocket. Even though they were promised when they were going into the Navy that the government would pay for it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
213 Posts
air force is a good way to go.. i'm in the army national guard as a m1a1 tanker and it's a blast.. but we are always out in the field so often.. which really sucks.. if you go air force you won't be out in the field very much.. i've been in the guard for almost 3 years now, and if i could be a tanker in the air force i'd do it in a heart beat


the benefits are great.. i was attending class at a community college and making over $1400 a month working part time and going to school full time... that's pretty good especially when the part time job i had through the military worked around my college schedule 100%... my benefits were as follows: along with free tuition i recieved $476 a month through the montgomery g.i. bill and the g.i. bill kicker to spend on what ever i chose.. and with bein a full time college student you can do the v.a. (veteran affairs) workstudy which is like a part time job... you come in what ever hours you choose during the weekdays so you can coordinate around you classes, and you get the weekend off... your recruiter might also have you help him out with displays at local high schools in order to recruit new people.. while you're at work you can do your school work and finish up projects also.. the way it worked for me was every 50 hours i worked i received a direct deposit of $350.. i generally put in about 100 hours a month so that = $700 flat since it's not taxable... and along side of that i receive my drill pay which is roughly $200 for 2 days work..

i don't know how it all works in the air national guard but i'm sure it's not a whole lot different then the ARNG.. btw try to get one of your friends to enlist with you.. you'll get promotion points
the way it works in the ARNG is if you recruit 1 person you get promoted to PV2 (Private Second Class), 2 people you get PFC (Private First Class).. and if you have your AA degree through an accredited college you get promoted to SPC (Specialist) right off the bat.. so work on recruiting people, it'll help you out a LOT and get you promoted much faster which means more $$$.. but with rank comes responsibility so be prepared :smile:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
879 Posts
That is a wise decision. It is a good opportunity for a bright future. They will pay for most of your college if you sign up for the right program. I joined the Marines and got out in 2000, if I could do it over again, I'd probably go Air.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top