Im thinking of enlisting...

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  1. cjj2k

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    Im thinking of enlisting...seriously. I know im old, Im blind in one eye... (so I dont know seriously where they would put me) but I wanna be in shape! And I lack dicipline. Thoughts?

    Id like to be in the navy, just cuz airforce scares me... heights... bad. And I know I cant fly cuz Im out one eye..... Im not sure the "gun" stance on military since Im blind.... Im wondering.
     
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    Not positive, but I think you would get DQed based on having an un-correctable vision problem.
     
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    what is DQ'ed?
     
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    Im assuming disqualified.... but just to be sure...
     
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    ya, DQd is disqualified. And getting into shape is not exactly a reason to join the service. There are plenty of other ways to get into shape if you are undiciplined. It's not a decision to make lightly
     
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    People join the air force and don't join it to fly. You aren't too old for anything at 28 really. The military is taking older, and over weight and people who barely speak english. They are even taking people who don't pass the asvab test in some instances. Most people don't get anywhere without trying. If you want to join the military, and don't mind that we are fighting over bs, then go. You are worried they will dq you or won't take you serious, but you don't know for sure, so try anyway. Good luck.
     
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    Hell yeah... serriously... I love this post. As I speak helicoptors fly over.... seriously! pot-hunt ... no lie. daily thing in KY.
     
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    age limit for the service is 28. National Guard is around 35.
     
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    Nothing to do with enlisting, but . . .
    I saw that about Kentucky on the TV show "Marijuna USA". After 40 years of war on drugs, don't the government people realize that they will never stop pot and they will never be able to enforce a bad law? All the money wasted to fight pot could be better spent on more worthy projects. We need to keep the pot dollars here in the US where they will benefit OUR economy instead of other countries. Prohibition of alcohol created more crime than it solved. Glad that I live in CA. On January 1, pot was reclassified from a misdemeanor to an infraction. The legalization attempt in the fall may have failed this time, but it's a matter of time before it passes. I smoked some prescription marijuana last night. It was nice. I'm going to get a prescription card one of these days and be completely legal.
     
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    Take a look at the links...
    The military doesn't accept just anyone who wants to join. You must be qualified, under current federal laws and regulations and/or you must receive an approved waiver for the condition which may make you disqualified. The following are what are the general qualifications to enlist in the military consist of. *The link at the bottom offers links to each qualification and explains them more clearly.*

    Age
    Citizenship
    Number of Dependents
    Credit and Finances
    Single Parents
    Applicants Married to Military Members
    Education
    Drug/Alcohol Involvement
    Criminal History
    Sexual Preference
    Height/Weight Standards
    Medical Physical
    Miscellaneous Provisions

    Enlistment Standards
     
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    Why don't you spend a week pursuing some focused activity under guidance (e.g., a fitness center, kayaking (nantahalla in NC), climbing, rowing (Craftsbury in VT)). It should be in a place that is remote from your home. Such programs combine focussed activity, leadership, and physical activity with a real sense of self-fulfillment and empowerment that can carry over for life. If such a program doesn't work, join the National Guard or Reserves.
     
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    go visit the local office. They will answer all of your questions and will be much more accurate than the opinions you will receive here.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^
    Tekken is right on...if you are serious about this, then go see the recruiter to get a complete picture of your eligibility for service. I dated someone in the USAF who had nothing to do with flying, he was a telecommunication specialist. The vast majority of USAF enlisted positions have nothing to do with aviation...but it is the hardest branch to get into from an aptitude standpoint.

    As others have said, please do think this through before you commit to action. Self-discipline is a learned behavior and there are other ways to cultivate the habit. The armed services are not in the business of 'fixing' people...the military is in the business of molding people to meet their collective goals. Make sure you are 100% on this, the last thing you want or need is an other-than-honorable discharge on your record buddy.
     
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    Want to get in shape and get some discipline.....join a gym...the military is not the place for you. The best discipline comes from inside and if you do not have enough of it to get yourself in shape the military is not for you. How do I know this....retired after 26 years in uniform.
     
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    Ft Campbell??:BoomSmilie_anim:
     
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    Enlisting solely to get in shape is one of the last things you should do.

    Instead, join a gym and find a decent personal trainer, since you lack the discipline. Or find a fitness bootcamp in your area.
     
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    First there is no circumstance under which wanting to serve your country is bad. Yet, you are really not doing it for that reason. You want the United States Military to solve your problems rather than you being the greatest asset you could be to theirs.

    Discipline is something that comes from within. You have to make yourself responsible for your actions and trying to rely on others for this is sadly a recipe for failure.

    I don't want you to fail. I want you to succeed absolutely positively because at 28 years of age, you have a great deal of life yet to live. You may be the one who brings something great to this world and make an incredible difference and improvement.

    My suggestion is to begin a program of self improvement and do it in stages. The first stage should be saving a few bucks and researching the supplements you will need to accomplish your physical goals or transformation. If you are one who is subject to a great deal of physical discomfort or muscle soreness after physical activity, make certain that you have supplements of BCAA and Glutamine which will minimize this post workout pain. (The pain comes from the buildup of lactic acid) It is this post workout pain that often turns people off to physical exercise.

    Look my young friend, I have 30 years on you and a great deal of life experience. We have a young kid just out of high school in our area that has just enlisted in the Air Force. He is basically a good kid, but, his physical condition is such that the odds of him making through his basic are not good.
    He is over 6'4" tall and is still under 150 pounds. The lack of muscle mass is astounding and this kid is just a human stick. He was given information by his recruiter that with relation to physical testing is pure manure. If he gets through the physical parts, it will be a miracle. The next part with this kid is that he is mentally not what I would call at all mature. He is by a calendar 19-years-old, but by his behavior he is still about 15. He had a sad story in that his Dad died of cancer at a very young age about a year ago. The last formative years he had with his family revolved around his Dad's cancer therapy and this kind of took away from what he needed at his stage of life. This young guy by nature is an individualist and not one who is excellent at "team thinking", he is not one who is well disciplined in his own life, his H.S. grades at graduation were to be honest less than stellar and it was because of his own attitude that they were so low. In my day, there was an old rule. "Put the kid in the Service because it will make a man out of them." I left HS in a graduating class of over 700. Many of those did not come back a man, it was the Viet Nam War and many came back in body bags. Others came back with severe drug and or alcohol problems because they did not have the mental discipline to be able to function in a combat environment.

    The United States Military IS with little doubt a great thing and for some people that function will under the necessary regimentation and military mentality. It is not for everyone and based on your reasons for wanting to enlist it does not sound or promising for you. It comes under the heading of the right thing for the wrong reason.

    Whatever you choose I wish you the best, but I would work on self-improvement in the best way and that is because you yourself have decided that it is worth working for.
     
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    What a great post, Ken!
     
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    haha i thought of this too. Plus I'd love to serve my country cause i could get school payed for
     
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