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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerMania View Post
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    You're just trying to cop a feel on my ass... so no way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerMania View Post
    woah page six seemed to have gotten a little craaaaaaaaazzzzyyyyy sup with that!!

    Heres a little update on whats going on with my military choice.

    My head is in it more than ever now. I know this is the path in life I wanted to take with my life. In the spare time that I have, I have been going to each branch to talk, get packets, and decide for my self what branch seems to fit me as a person and one that I will be happy in.

    I been to the Air Force, Army and Navy. Next will be Marines and coast guard.

    There are a few things that are getting in the way with me entering the military.

    1. my asvab. I have to re-take it. The army said I dont need to study for it.... i say ummm YEA I DO! I cant just pull math knowledge out of my ass you know? So I have time to study.... I want to get a high score so I can get the job I want.

    2. I have 1 traffic ticket that needs me to go to court. And 4,000 of debt. (1,000 of that is summoned to court.) So because i have that pending against me, I have to wait until its cleared from my name.

    3. Im pissed about number 2.

    4. I broke my foot and never told my requiter.. i would take my air cast off before i went into his office. I thought it was healed but I went for a very long walk and its hurting again. So now I can let it heal up. I just gotta lay off the plyometrics.

    so now im busting my ass to make a dollar. I am managing a gym, picked up a waitressing job, part time nanny, marketing for max muscle, and I have my own business of refurbishing furniture. so ill be busy busy busy busy!!

    I just wish i could magically come up with that money so I could just take my test and leave. Im in a horrible place where i just moved into (see my blog it will tell you all-link below).

    But on the bright side, this also gives me time to research and figure out what branch I want to go into.

    Reading what y'all write me, helps out allot. I know i want a High stress job full of adrenaline. I also want a very active, intense training program.

    The only frustration that I have is that all the jobs i ask about only men can do them.

    so blah.

    But im still in it.... i just have to wait now.
    They do like to get people with a clean record of health and legal. But you can for sure get waivers. I can telll you this about the Army processing within the last three weeks (fairly updated compared to these old geezers).
    I don't know about your foot and how recent or bad it is but for people with past injuries they had to get medical records and/or x-rays to show it is okay now and not an issue.
    The legal can cause problems, I did have to get all sorts of waivers and background checks from everywhere i have been in the last 7 years. Which is a lot of places. I had 3 tickets which i don't think were an issue at all. The problem was I have a possession charge from when I was 16. I had to have a meeting with the Battalion Commander to get a "moral waiver". They let me join, but the jobs i really wanted i could not get a security clearance for, Military police and intelligence analyst. I don't know for all crimes or navy, AF etc.
    I know a lot of people had to retake the ASVAB, it was not really an issue for them.
    Basically you have to show you are qualified 1. morally, 2. Physically, 3. Mentally. Just keep talking to recruiters and get use google a lot I'm sure something good will come of it.
    Hope that helped a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerMania View Post
    uhh huummm cough cough
    Thus my last post above...
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    yea waiver I had to get alot of them, they are annoying. I found it funny how they had to call the cops and everything, really check me out.

    Anyone here a warrant officer?
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    Atleast respond to the "Pure bodybuilding doesnt belong in the military"

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    Quote Originally Posted by daeagles View Post
    Atleast respond to the "Pure bodybuilding doesnt belong in the military"

    The junior nattys was just won by a guy that is in the army and works full time, training privates. Leo Ingram just went pro, my ds was a bber, actually 2 of them where.

    You can do it, just gotta get settled in imo.
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    If you're looking into fitness in the military, you're seriously on your own. If you join the air force or navy, you're going to have almost no exercise at all except for what you do yourself. If you join the army or the marine corps, you're going to do a lot of calisthenics and running. If you're lucky in the Marines, you might get somebody in charge of you that has jumped on the crossfit bus but the odds are against it. You'll most likely get somebody that has no idea how to formulate a good exercise program in charge of you telling you what to do, and it will frustrate the shit out of you because you'll know more about fitness than them and won't be able to do what you want. If I were you, I'd go with the air force because you get the greatest chance of living your life the way you want with them. If you're in an intelligence field, you'll be doing just as much as any of the Marines, soldiers, or sailors and you'll have a lot more personal freedom. I joined the Marines and every time my dumbass commanding officer has us run at a slow pace for 6 miles and do flutter kicks (the single most worthless exercise ever) I wish to the high heavens I had joined the air force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strikerrjones View Post
    If you're looking into fitness in the military, you're seriously on your own. If you join the air force or navy, you're going to have almost no exercise at all except for what you do yourself. If you join the army or the marine corps, you're going to do a lot of calisthenics and running. If you're lucky in the Marines, you might get somebody in charge of you that has jumped on the crossfit bus but the odds are against it. You'll most likely get somebody that has no idea how to formulate a good exercise program in charge of you telling you what to do, and it will frustrate the shit out of you because you'll know more about fitness than them and won't be able to do what you want. If I were you, I'd go with the air force because you get the greatest chance of living your life the way you want with them. If you're in an intelligence field, you'll be doing just as much as any of the Marines, soldiers, or sailors and you'll have a lot more personal freedom. I joined the Marines and every time my dumbass commanding officer has us run at a slow pace for 6 miles and do flutter kicks (the single most worthless exercise ever) I wish to the high heavens I had joined the air force.
    Flutter kicks!!! LOL.......... The military will not out muscle on you it will get you ripped. Putting muscle on is up to you just as it is with any job. Certain military jobs are extremely physical, strenuous, tiring, all that good shit, so the weight room will be morte of a challenge. MOTIVATION is the key factor for those guys to get to the gym.

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    I served five years in the U.S. Navy. First year was on an Army base at an all-service school.

    They ran and marched the living #*@$ out of the soldiers as well the Marines, but the Navy and Air Force lived in dorms instead of barracks and definitely got off with zero physical training.

    The food was great at the Army base and better still on the ship after I graduated and got my orders to a destroyer in Norfolk.

    There was a great gym walking distance from the piers and a Nautilus gym a short bus ride away.

    I loved a lot about the military and often wish I had stayed in.

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    Ok I have a question guys, here in Poland if you go to army (practically land forces are the only option) you have to sign a contract saying that you will finish training so like I was going into Land Forces Officer's School I would have to sign a freaking contract that said that I will not qiut the training nor that I will get sick or have an accident because if I do and I will have to miss training they will kick me out and force me to pay for the training I have recived and if I want to come back thats next year from the beginning.

    Sounds crazy to me there is no probationary period and if u fail and they decide to kick you out you still pay am I stupid or is it just crazy.

    Sorry for hijacking the thread but since you people are in the know I would like to find out Polish military is so full of shit, oh and how do they pay you during training in the US the salary you would get after completing, nothing since all the services are on the house or small allowance?

    BTW does anybody have a cousin or sister I could mary to get a green card and become a Marine, always wanted to but lost my court case with INS a few years back and was forced to go back home

    P.S. just kidding about the last one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strikerrjones View Post
    If you're looking into fitness in the military, you're seriously on your own. If you join the air force or navy, you're going to have almost no exercise at all except for what you do yourself. If you join the army or the marine corps, you're going to do a lot of calisthenics and running. If you're lucky in the Marines, you might get somebody in charge of you that has jumped on the crossfit bus but the odds are against it. You'll most likely get somebody that has no idea how to formulate a good exercise program in charge of you telling you what to do, and it will frustrate the shit out of you because you'll know more about fitness than them and won't be able to do what you want. If I were you, I'd go with the air force because you get the greatest chance of living your life the way you want with them. If you're in an intelligence field, you'll be doing just as much as any of the Marines, soldiers, or sailors and you'll have a lot more personal freedom. I joined the Marines and every time my dumbass commanding officer has us run at a slow pace for 6 miles and do flutter kicks (the single most worthless exercise ever) I wish to the high heavens I had joined the air force.

    I whole-heartedly agree with the fact that you will probably get someone in charge of you after Basic Training and your AIT that has no real clue about real physical training. Your best bet is to tolerate it during PT in the morning and then hit the gym after so that you can get something good going on. I was in the Army for ten years as an Airborne and Air Assault Infantry Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant and saw so many people that couldnt come up with a good PT program for their soldiers and it showed when their soldiers would take the PT Test. Oh...I was also stuck being a fuckin recruiter too so i know the ins and outs of that game too. if anyone has any questions they can PM me. Good Luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chandler86 View Post
    you sound pretty set on joining one of the branches, so that being a given the best piece of advice i can give you is to enlist for the minimum amount of time possible. different MOS's have different minimum enlistment timeframes. if you like it you can re-enlist later, and if you dont then you wont be stuck for long. dont let a recruiter sweet talk you either, decide what you want and dont sign anything until you get it in writing.

    BTW i am a sgt in the army working on my second deployment in iraq right now, so i know a thing or two....
    In my opinion, enlisting for the shortest time possible is some very good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mother View Post
    In my opinion, enlisting for the shortest time possible is some very good advice.
    Yea if your goin in sighn up short term cause the military just isn't made for some people. Like said up above figure out what you want to do and then go for it. All MOS's can be so much different you might as well be in a different whole branch. Do your research on the MOS's just cause it sounds like you could be doin somethin believe me you will find yourself doing somethin totally different. Last but not least if you cant handle some punk a$$ 24 yr old kid tellin a 30yr old what to do then the military is not for you. Just my 2 cents.

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    I'm in the Army and love it, it's too easy. Be there on time, keep your trap shut, do what you're told and always look busy. Do these things and you will survive.

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    I served in the US Coast Guard, 1989-93, really enjoyed it, did 90 percent law enforcement, and then when I was in the Reserves from 93-97, went to Panama and Turkey, which was cool for a Coastie.

    If anyone has any questions about the Coast Guard, or law enforcement, PM me, it's all I've done the last 20 years.

    If I was a kid today, I'd join the Army if you want a good general branch with lots of opportunities. Marines if you want to be the most hardcore. Air Force has good opportunities and the nicest, most "plush" bases. Coast Guard is nearly all law enforcement and has fewer opportunities, the military aspect is in the rank/rates and tours doing port security like I did, overseas or around the Navy.

    The Navy just blows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strikerrjones View Post
    If you're looking into fitness in the military, you're seriously on your own. If you join the air force or navy, you're going to have almost no exercise at all except for what you do yourself. If you join the army or the marine corps, you're going to do a lot of calisthenics and running. If you're lucky in the Marines, you might get somebody in charge of you that has jumped on the crossfit bus but the odds are against it. You'll most likely get somebody that has no idea how to formulate a good exercise program in charge of you telling you what to do, and it will frustrate the shit out of you because you'll know more about fitness than them and won't be able to do what you want. If I were you, I'd go with the air force because you get the greatest chance of living your life the way you want with them. If you're in an intelligence field, you'll be doing just as much as any of the Marines, soldiers, or sailors and you'll have a lot more personal freedom. I joined the Marines and every time my dumbass commanding officer has us run at a slow pace for 6 miles and do flutter kicks (the single most worthless exercise ever) I wish to the high heavens I had joined the air force.
    I don't know... I love to do flutter kicks and I am pretty sure my abs are way better than yours. If need be... I might even prove it to you, RSG. lol. I also got to do my own exercises and tell others what exercises to do but that is because I am so special. I loved the Marine Corps!

    6 miles at a slow pace did hurt my knee more so I will give you that.

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