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    Well, I have no intention of being contentious - I just wanted to share my experience as a caution. I'm happy to hear that you made it work. It makes me feel better about my own situation knowing that there are positive outcomes to service, as I've been privy to a lot of the ugliness and not many success stories. We'd be in sorry shape if there weren't guys out there like you.
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    I have one friend who has now exited his career as being a marine. He said that they have been really uncooperative with letting him leave when he had the chance and also with paying for his schooling. On top of that, he is emotionally scarred from being the last in his squad to survive and from taking the lives of several people. Granted, that is the marines, though, so the national guard or airforce may be much different.

    But keep in mind what is going on in the world today.... There are talks of a No-fly zone in Libya... The unrest in the middle east has really just begun....

    I, personally, would like to keep my neck out of that business!
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    Of all of the branches, I have heard the Air Force is the "easiest". No offense, but unless you have a degree with that 60K in loans and it is of use to the military, I would stay away from Army or Marines unless you are prepared for the likelyhood of ground combat.

    Do you have Student Loans or just personal loans? If personal, then you may want to consider bankruptcy. That would be better than risking your life to pay back some bank. Student Loans are a different matter I think, but you may want to talk to a lawyer anyway to see what they say.

    I personally wouldn't be reluctant to look at that option if I was in your situation. It's not just for banks, businesses, and celebrities. Normal people can file bankruptcy too to protect themselves.
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    if you dont want to be deployed DO NOT join the national guard, you can and often will be deployed to places like Afghanistan and you often will have bullets whizzing by you just like if you were regular army or marines...a local guy i know was National Guard and wound up being on a team that was kicking in doors clearing houses in Baghdad......Coast Guard is likely the safest route of any if its a course you want to take and will almost certainly get stationed somewhere in the US and your lil girl can come with you....

    my best friend is current National Guard/former Army and will likely be going over with in the next year, had he not been in the recruiting end he would have gone over already with the other local guys.....my buddy would trade what he is doing for the world....it is a great fit for some, not so with others.....
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    Yea my degree is in outdoor rereation from paul smiths college, my praticum was 30 days in the woods living on the land in the heart of the adirondacks and we traveled over 130 miles with 100+ lb packs. What would be one with the LEAST chance of deployment? Thanks for all the coments everyone i appreciate it.

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    We had training in search and rescue, first aid, wilderness first aid and first responder.

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    Another thing to remember, you will have to sign guardenship of your daughter over to a family member, unless her mother is in the picture. They want you to be 100% deployable.
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    Sounds to me like you should maybe look into the forest service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    Sounds to me like you should maybe look into the forest service.
    ~Joe
    kida what im thinking.....really dont think he is gonna like the military....
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