In the Army Now
So up until a few days ago I was working as an Aerial Torchman for a demolition company. Due to some trust issues with my employer and "the man" who contracted us, I told him to take the job and shove it.
So where do I find myself after a days worth of pondering of what to do about money and health benefits? The US Army Recruiting office.
Out of high school I wanted to join up and serve for a career. Many forks in the road later, I've finally found myself with the motivation to do so. With a wife, one child who just turned one year on the 8th, and another on the way I decided I was done chasing paychecks and drowning in medical debt.
While I have not been the most frequent tenant here on the zed I have enjoyed my stay. As such, I figured I would post this for those who frequent my PM box and my posts. Where I still have a bit before leaving I decided to post and fill-in recent events, regardless.
Tomorrow I am set to finish the enlistment process. After which I will have signed on for a 6 year term. My job within the army has yet to be decided. Though my recruiter is pushing for either a combat engineer (following my current knowledge and path of my younger brother), or as a radio operator/repairer.
The point of this aside from simply informing the community in which i socialize is this; How many people here have served in the Army, and do you have any advice on what to expect going in with an already established family?
Any responses are appreciated.
"Eternal Salvation suffers from inflation."
"The devil may care, after-all. But I still do not. No masters, no gods, no laws, and no soul according to some. Yet you tell me I am shiny and unique. I am sorry, but I prefer to be the malformation of our very creation."
"My conscience wrote you an apology. Sadly, it is illiterate and you are blind."