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im wanting to join the US ARMY what advice would u give??

M.O.S. 11BRAVO OR
91BRAVO

big difference but the 2 things i would love to do...
 

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If you do be prepared to spend alot of time away from home. You will spend at least 3-6 months in basic and ait. Then you will have to move away to a duty station. Then you will probably be deployed for 9 months at least. So however long you sign up for just be prepared to not be in Cali for those years. It is a new life not a job. You will lose time to do things you used to be able to do. But if you are just starting out, the benefits are decent and its a good starting point in life. If you want to have somethin on your resume if you decide to get out go mechanic. I am in Afghanistan right now,I got 2 years down as a 25U Commo ninja. Actually hate it, but it pays the bills and I will be going to college after and I learned alot.:cool2:
 

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I think its a good choice depending on your life circumstances. I joined about 2 months ago. I leave to basic on Jan 3 at Fort Sill then AIT for 52 weeks at Fort Sam Houston. Im 68K. I couldnt picture myself working in customer service on the telephon for the rest of my life. Needed some action.
 

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I hope I don't sound too emo, but one of my closest friends stopped talking to me starting a couple weeks ago. We both spent the weekend in DC, but as soon we got to my place, he got out of my car and drove off in his without saying a single word. The Army has changed him so much, that all he would talk about was his life in the Army. I had another friend who was under suicide watch from several months ago. Haven't heard from him since.

If you do end up going into the Army, please do try to keep in touch with your close friends. I'm biased and despise the military forces for taking away my friends both physically and mentally.
 

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its something everyone should experience but its definitly not for everyone i was in 4 years and got out about a year and a half ago you will learn alot and it will change u, its very stressful. u grow away from ur friends and family no matter how hard u try to keep in touch it wont last i guess i got what i wanted out of it but im sure glad to be done
 

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its something everyone should experience but its definitly not for everyone i was in 4 years and got out about a year and a half ago you will learn alot and it will change u, its very stressful. u grow away from ur friends and family no matter how hard u try to keep in touch it wont last i guess i got what i wanted out of it but im sure glad to be done
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thanks guys yea i have been to MEPS and talked to a lot of ppl already and i have friends over seas right now that i still talk to and they say they love/hate it but it all depends...but my fam thinks i should so just wanted to get some advice from so guys that are in and have been in..
 

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if u kno how to read a nissan engine code qr - engine series, 25 - displacement, d - dohc, e - electronic fuel injection, r - supercharger. its not sc like some ppl think
 

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Learning to spell BRAVO would be a good start :laughing:
 

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I was in for 8 years, 4 guard, 4 active, 2 of my active years where over the big pond in the giant sand pit. The army was the best time of my life, the army was the worst part of my life. Its not for everyone. But if you get (you will get) deployed it will change your life!
 

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Go aviation or medical........to make sure you have some sort of a background to fall back on when you get out......infantry may sound cool but the only job you can get after you get out is security/law enforcement. X ray techs make a boat load of money in the civilian world. I did 8 years and like everyone says, it was the best years and the worst years of my life. Thankfully, I was able to get a descent job when I got out. Just make sure to utilize l that the military has to offer....ie free college while you're in so you don't have to use your gi bill

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Yes it's true that the Army is not for everyone. Don't believe everything you see in the movies either cause the real Army is not like that. I haven't been deployed yet myself, but I'm told that you will see some crazy stuff while over there. But at the same time you will hear some people say they don't do anything over there. 11B you will definitely do some crazy stuff. Just depends on your job. It's a great paying job with great benefits. If its what you really want to do then go for it. Just know what you will be getting into and that you will make a lot of sacrifices throughout your career. I'm 91B too. :D

I'm currently 1 year in the Guard and my father has 23 years active duty.
 

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you'd enjoy the hell out of it. Ive been in just over 4 years with 2 years left on my contract and plan on reenlisting. The pay is better than most jobs in the civilian side and the benefits are endless. Best decision ive ever made. and for infantry your basic training and ait is 14 weeks long which isnt bad at all. mine was 19 and it went by quick. good luck with your decision
 

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thanks guys yea i think im going to do it i just need to look in to more jobs and see what would be the best for me and my life im 22 and i have 2 kids my son is 7 and my baby girl is 2 months so yea hard decision to make but in the end hopefully it will be the best decision for me....

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It's a great paying job with great benefits.
I am sorry but I completely disagree with this statement. It is far from a great paying job, it is a paying job at most. At most your will start off with is $1915 a month if you have a degree, $1730 if you bring someone in with you, $1645 if you blow your recruiter, on top of that since you are married with kids you will get BAH (prob about $500 a month and BAS (Prob about $300) a month.

I got out as an E-5 with 8 yrs in making a base sal. of $2800 + BAS + BAH = $3600/Month, I would be no means say this is great for 8 years on the job with 2 combat tours.

I was a 31F20B, Network Switching Systems Operator, and to be completely honest I had it pretty easy when people were not shooting at me. That being said, im not saying that the army and combat tours did not fuck up my head!

Now, with that being said, the Army is a GREAT tool if you know how to use it and learn the game and learn it quickly!

Like JVSpecV said, your job is key. If you have half a brain you will not go 11B or any other combat MOS's. Think about what you want to do when you get out unless you want to do 20 (that was my plan when I started).

If you have any questions feel free to post them here or you can PM me and I will answer them with complete honesty, I wont sugar coat shit, I wont make it sound like the army is bad I will only give you the truth as seen by my eyes.

With that being said:

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Pay Grade Years of Service
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E-7 2638 2879 2989 3135 3249
E-6 2281 2510 2621 2728 2840
E-5 2091 2230 2338 2448 2620
E-4 1915 2014 2123 2231 2326
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E-1 1467 1467 1467 1467 1467
E-1 with less than 4 months of service 1357
 
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