posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 08:29 PM
reply to post by Denco
Please don't join the Army. Or anything related to Army including the guard/reserve. The Army is full of honorable people but it is a very hard
life, what it promises is not always given - and they have absolutely bar none the worst record of any branch when it comes to fixing or taking care
of what is broken. (Injured or ill service members)
I know this because I served beside them overseas (I was Air Force and ended up deep in the sheet in a combat zone and my life is forever changed and
not in a good way as a result.) and I also served on an injured servicemembers commission when I got home. The Army does NOT take care of its sick
and injured members. It just does not. They also have it the worst as far as quality of life.
I wouldn't recommed the service and I am retired from such. I really, REALLY - really would NOT NOT NOT recommend it to a single mother. No way - NO
HOW. I had my son at 38, after most of my career was served.
If you want an idea what it is like to be a woman in the armed forces I recommend you read:
I Love my Rifle more then you and Invisable soliders. Yes the medical personnel have it slightly different then the standard troop. But still . . .
. Girl - if I was with you . . . . we would be having a really long, long talk.
I cannot recommend the service to any young single mother - I don't care how good the benefits might look to you, I am sorry sister but I just can't
in good faith recommend you join. I do not know a single, and let me restate that single female in uniform that has not been sexually assaulted. I
mean it. I served for 21 years.
I just cannot, cannot recommend you join. You will be seperated from your child, put in situations where your life could be lost in a blink of an
eye, is it worth it to put your life and health on the line? You have a child to raise. Don't fall for recruitment monies thinking it will answer
your problems, I know of cases where well intentioned young people joined got blown up a couple of times by IEDs and then got diagnosed with
personality disorders and had to PAY BACK their bonuses. Read that again, blown up during war, and responsible for paying the Army back. Don't do it
edit on 30-4-2011 by TheBirdisDone because: (no reason given)