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Name: andrew
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New time owner of an 03 raptor anyone in puerto rico??
 

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Name: Kyle
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cant wait to do my job as a civilian...big bucks, lol...
 

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I'm new to the forum and owning a quad as well...

Name: Josh Ray
Branch: AD USAF
Station: Davis-Monthan AFB, Az
Job: Jet Engine Mechanic on EC-130's
 

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Bump for the newbies!!! Lets see who else we got!
 

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Hoping to join the Marines here just gotta finish this year through highschool, was thinking about ROTC but then again i struggle in school as is already. Just gonna go straight in.
 

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Marines are some hard core motherf*ckers! There is a lot of pride with those guys. I hope it works out for you! Start working out now! lol.
 

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ATV, just something to think about, and I don't know if it's still the same way, but with the Marines, when I went in, they wouldn't guarantee me the MOS I wanted, whereas the Army would. For example, I wanted to be an infantryman. The Marines explained it to me that I would go through boot and then I would be placed needs of the Corps. Chances are I would have gotten infantry, but I wasn't willing to gamble on the fact that I could end up being a cook, or supply. Not to say that there is anything wrong with those MOS's, but it's just not for me. With the Army, it was in my contract that I was going to infantry OSUT. What are you wanting to do in the military?

And by no means is this a recruiting pitch for the Army, lol. Especially if someone isn't looking to make it a career. If you are looking to do one enlistment, I'd push and push someone to enlist in the Air Force over any other branch.
 

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What are you wanting to do in the military?

And by no means is this a recruiting pitch for the Army, lol. Especially if someone isn't looking to make it a career. If you are looking to do one enlistment, I'd push and push someone to enlist in the Air Force over any other branch.
I would want to be an Infantryman, It would probably be for my career, I like the looks of the 20 year benefits even tho it goes for all the branch's.
 

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Lol unless this damn deployment demand slows down anytime soon, it's going to be hard to find a 20 year man that's infantry his whole career. Just won't happen. Body gets too broken down with all the wear and tear on it. I hope it works out for you though, whichever direction you choose to go. I will tell you another thing though, you will wait a long time to get promoted in the Corps. Just something to think about...
 

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Infantryman than i would do somthing else in the Corps from there on. And what do you mean by promoting, like to achieve a new rank it will take longer then other forces?
 

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In the long run, which is what you should be looking at, IMO the army is the way to go. I went on a joint deployment a couple of years ago and had a chance to work with all the branches and here I was as the senior E-7 with only 8 years in service....guess how many years the other branches E-7s had? 14-18 average. For promotion opportunities is hard to beat the Army.
 

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Infantryman than i would do somthing else in the Corps from there on. And what do you mean by promoting, like to achieve a new rank it will take longer then other forces?
Yes, promotion is making rank, I can't say for other branches of service besides the Corps, but I know in most cases it's like pulling teeth to make rank. PIPO is absolutely right. There was a time when making E-7 in 7-8 years was almost unheard of, but it's a lot more common now, especially in specialty MOS's. Of course, now he doesn't have to worry about that, because now he's makin' that WO money, lol. No wonder he can sink so much money into his bike and lay waste to people.

Bottom line, it's cool to be a bad dude, and don't get me wrong, the Corps has some straight up hardcore dudes in there, but you have to look out for what's going to get you paid and what's going to be in your best interest as far as what's going to make you the most money, the fastest. It's not just about the money, but it's nice to get paid a little more for doing what you love, isn't it?
 

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Most definitely. Rank and TIS (Time In Service) get you more money, and there are more schools and training available to you in the Army, which also help you toward getting promoted.
 

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If you want to be in a high speed environment the Army gives you the option to enlist as an 18X; guaranteeing you to try out for Special Forces, and if you do become a green beret using that enlistment option could be an E-6 in about 3 years.
 
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