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#1 11 years ago

YouTube - Before You Enlist!

I get very very confused when this happens. Alot of servicemen that love the military and how it helped them grow to be better people, skills, etc. And then comes around this video here with servicemen that say theyve been lied to.

Im enlisting in the Army. And this shit confuses me, it pisses me off. I need someone to put me at ease.




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#2 11 years ago

oO

It's YouTube, man. United States Army > YouTube, end of controversy.

The USMC Vietnam veteran was probably a draftee, just another hippy forced to fight.




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#3 11 years ago

The United States military consists of hundreds of thousands of people.

You have just seen the stories of a dozen or so.

First of all, if you are going into the Active Duty Army, then when you leave you do get money for college. Don't worry about that, they will help you through. The Guard and Reserve thing is right, however, in my opinion, the best thing for those guys to do is go through an ROTC program. Those pay for the full tuition, and you can not be deployed while you are in ROTC. Then, upon graduation, you return to your unit a 2nd LT.

The military is one hell of an experience. I love it, and I thank God for every second I have in this uniform. Being in combat does change you, no way around that, but it isn't as bad as the way the media is making it out (watch the YouTube videos, those are pretty damn good at giving you an idea what it's like). Depending on your MOS, you might be spending your entire deployment in a tent behind a computer.

All in all, I'd say that video has a pretty hefty slant to it. Read this if you want to know a fair and even "what the recruiters don't tell you" bit:

What the Recruiter Never Told You -- Introduction

If you have any questions about what it's like, feel free to ask me. I'm not an expert, but I'll do my best.




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#4 11 years ago

Why would anyone want to join the military? Especially the U.S. Army?

Why would you want to fight and possibly die for a country that exploits and manipulates other countries for it's own interest? :Puzzled:




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#5 11 years ago

Well.. you can hardly call it "protect" anymore..




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#6 11 years ago
WhiteShark;4024698Why would anyone want to join the military? Especially the U.S. Army?

To serve in the first line of defense against any outside force that may, now or in the future, attempt to do harm to the family and friends we all have back at home, and to protect and defend the freedom and liberty of our fellow Americans.

Why would you want to fight and possibly die for a country that exploits and manipulates other countries for it's own interest? :Puzzled:

You mean every country? Because every country does this, or atleast attempts do it. We just do it well.




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#7 11 years ago

WhiteShark;4024698Why would anyone want to join the military? Especially the U.S. Army?

Why would you want to fight and possibly die for a country that exploits and manipulates other countries for it's own interest? :Puzzled:

Because I believe, down to the very core of my being, in the principles put forth in the founding documents of the United States, including the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It is an honor to be given the opportunity to defend these very ideas from those who would seek to erase them from our lives.

That, and we get to blow the shit out of stuff. Have you ever seen a TOW-II missile hit a tank? God damn! Every country tries to manipulate other countries. We just have a lot of practice.




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#8 11 years ago
Afterburner;4024705To serve in the first line of defense against any outside force that may, now or in the future, attempt to do harm to the family and friends we all have back at home, and to protect and defend the freedom and liberty of our fellow Americans.

You are joking right? A military attack on america? Do you realise what it would take to assault america succesfully? I don't care if you played World in Conflict and got your pants scared off your ass. It's not happening. The sole task of getting an army to America is very hard. It's either a long swim or flight. To pack an entire army into tankers or planes would require quite a bit units traveling at once. And certainly such movement would instantly be detected. Any ships or planes would just be shot down. Now assuming that they actually DO manage to get their troops on the ground... Half of americas population owns a gun for god's sake... And more are willing to get one for the sake of their country.

That, and we get to blow the shit out of stuff. Have you ever seen a TOW-II missile hit a tank? God damn!

Have you ever seen a human being torn to shreds? God damn!




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#9 11 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4024724You are joking right? A military attack on america? Do you realise what it would take to assault america succesfully? I don't care if you played World in Conflict and got your pants scared off your ass. It's not happening. The sole task of getting an army to America is very hard. It's either a long swim or flight. To pack an entire army into tankers or planes would require quite a bit units traveling at once. And certainly such movement would instantly be detected. Any ships or planes would just be shot down. Now assuming that they actually DO manage to get their troops on the ground... Half of americas population owns a gun for god's sake... And more are willing to get one for the sake of their country. [/i] Have you ever seen a human being torn to shreds? God damn!

Yes. I have seen a human being torn to shreds. I've seen some of my close friends ripped by and killed by IEDs. What's more, I've done returned the favor to more than just a few insurgents.

I've been there, I've done that. Now go bark up another tree, asshole.

Oh, and here's a little bit of wisdom you might know know: The US isn't just the contiguous 48 states. We have citizens, territories, and interests in every corner of the globe. I take pride in knowing that my country and the American people rely on me to defend those things.




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#10 11 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4024724You are joking right? A military attack on america? Do you realise what it would take to assault america succesfully? I don't care if you played World in Conflict and got your pants scared off your ass. It's not happening. The sole task of getting an army to America is very hard. It's either a long swim or flight. To pack an entire army into tankers or planes would require quite a bit units traveling at once. And certainly such movement would instantly be detected. Any ships or planes would just be shot down. Now assuming that they actually DO manage to get their troops on the ground... Half of americas population owns a gun for god's sake... And more are willing to get one for the sake of their country.

Nothing is impossible, really. And you don't have to tell me how unlikely it is, trust me as I've always held quite a bit of intrest int he various armies of the world, and I am well aware of our capabilities. However, that does not mean no attack will ever happen, or that no war will ever threaten America, especially in the future. China is constantly growing in strength, and we are not exactly allies. Russia and the U.S. are starting to argue and battle again, atleast diplomatically. And we haven't done a very good job of making friends elsewhere.(of course, I'm not suggesting the U.S. is blameless, we've done many things wrong, just as any nation has.) I am willing to put money on the fact that within four decades the U.S. will be militarily involved with a major power, and though war may or may not come to our actual shores, we will be immediately threatened by it.