Will you share you experience in the military and/or national guard?

MJ - posted on 06/15/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm thinking about joining, but I have doubts. Right now I'm a struggling single mother who hates her job. Currently I'm considering the Air National Guard. The free school is my main purpose. Recently, I just finished 80 credit hours and am in debt...already. Like I said I don't like my job at all. Think the NG would offer me opportunity to complete school and still have time to spend w/my 5 year old son. Gotta admit I'm intimidated...honestly I'm SCARED of boot camp. As the fact that I have to be away from my child for so long. Anyways any advice would be great...thanks ladies.

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Shannon - posted on 07/21/2013

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I'm AD Navy. I didn't have children prior to enlisting, so I am unsure of the policies and how they vary from branch to branch.

Air National Guard would be a VERY good option for you. My boyfriend's ex wife is ANG. She has all the benefits of being active duty filling a billet, however she does her one weeknd a month and two weeks each year. She has never been deployed.

I did boot camp in 2006. I actually had a lot of fun. Boot camp is a relatively short period of time considering deployments are way longer;)

I think you'd be making a great decision for you and your daughter. I've never regretted my decision.

Good luck!

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