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    Well the recruiter called today and told me that I can't get a waiver for my age. I'll now put all my energy into a degree. Once I finish it I'll start applying again.

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    That really sucks mx, I'm sorry to hear that. Any chance at going back into the Army or maybe another service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welpe
    That really sucks mx, I'm sorry to hear that. Any chance at going back into the Army or maybe another service?
    I'm still thinking it over. I could probably get back in the ANG or the Army Reserves. I haven't made up my mind yet. I do know that a degree has been bumped to the top of the list.

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    Watch the movie Jarhead without your wife there with you. It will give you something to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisGlock40
    Watch the movie Jarhead without your wife there with you. It will give you something to think about.
    I try to steer clear of Hollywood's vision of military life. Is it a liberal talking point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxwelch
    I try to steer clear of Hollywood's vision of military life. Is it a liberal talking point?

    Nope. Very far away from politics. Not much action war wise but a pretty good flick. Supposed to be based on a real story.


    I think you should try to watch it before you sign anything, it could make you think twice. Then again it may not.

    Worth a view though. And like I said, there is no politics really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisGlock40
    Nope. Very far away from politics. Not much action war wise but a pretty good flick. Supposed to be based on a real story.


    I think you should try to watch it before you sign anything, it could make you think twice. Then again it may not.

    Worth a view though. And like I said, there is no politics really.
    I don't have to worry about signing anything after my conversation today.
    I believe I'll be marketable with a degree. I've almost got an offer twice now. I've gotta believe that with even more time without any tickets and a degree I'd get on somewhere.

    I'll check the movie out. I almost bought it last weekend but shunned away for the reasons I mentioned.

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    Good luck with your degree mx! Sorry to hear that your age wasn't waiverable for them.
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    mxwelch as you and others following this thread know the military life is not for everyone. Especially joining The Few The Proud!! The MOS you were going for is a very dangerous profession. You do know what those engineers do for a living correct? I'm not trying to sound negative but you do have a wife and children at home. I'm proud to be associated with someone like yourself trying to keep our country safe for the commies here that bash the military. Walk tall my friend you did what you had to do and tried your best so there is no shame in your game. Maybe God needs you for something else in this life. Good luck in your search for what ever you are seeking in your life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxwelch
    I try to steer clear of Hollywood's vision of military life. Is it a liberal talking point?
    The book sure is, I started reading it because the summary sounded interesting. I should have stuck with the summary. The first chapter was nothing but a bitchfest about the government, and I didn't bother reading more.

 

 
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