Met my recruiter just now. He's as friendly as a Maine person can be
Answered all my questions, however on my way back home I came up with more things haha... So I'm going to let him know... Or I'll ask here, as Enforcer sugested.
But I'll also ask my recruiter just so he knows that I'm aware of the answer.
This thread has gotten so off-topic... haha.. Hope this is ok, since all my questions are being answered anyway.
1) I have to enlist for a minimum of 6 years to benefit from the GI Bill, however, during my first year of service, I have to give away part of my paycheck?
2) Transportation to drills, or any other situations I have to report to:
- Weekend Drills
: my recruiter offered to provide me with transportation to drills (I don't drive).
Mmm.. Lets say drill is from Friday to Sunday.
Can I stay at my unit overnight, rather than coming back and forth?
- Other places
: Am I provided with transportation? Can I stay somewhere overnight at no cost to me?
Speaking of (monetary) costs:
Is there anything that I will have to pay off my pocket, anytime during this journey?
I plan to go with DEP, so I'm putting off Basic Training until January, or next Summer. So excited...
So excited that I end up making it sound like fun and games, when it's really not... GRRR... Oh well, I'll learn with time.
I'm making this a journal of my journey... *laughs* If it's ok with everyone...
I feel like posting this chat with a friend...
[18:20] Sohail: so whats up sweety?
[18:20] Miyouki 85: *happy* just came back from meeting a army national guard recruiter
[18:21] Miyouki 85: got all my questions answered, and I look foward to serving
[18:22] Sohail: ur going to serve?
[18:22] Miyouki 85: Yeah, I think so.
[18:23] Sohail: why?
[18:25] Miyouki 85: (Yay, another friend is going to get angry at me ..
1) because Ive always wanted to
2) because I want to do something great with myself
3) because I love being of service to others
4) because I get a paycheck and benefits
5) I want to be part of something greater
[18:25] Miyouki 85: than myself
[18:25] Miyouki 85: I want to be like the smart girl I used to be. I lost a lot of my fantastic personality because my family restrained me so much. I need to break free from that, and do what I've always wanted to.
[18:25] Miyouki 85: I need to get my character back. And I know army values will sure help me get back on track.
[18:25] Sohail: then go for it
[18:26] Sohail: I just wanted to know why
[18:26] Miyouki 85: Great!!! *tackles you*
[18:26] Sohail: it is your right and your choice to do what you feel is best for you
[18:26] Sohail: *falls back and twirls you around*
[18:26] Miyouki 85: ^_^
[18:27] Miyouki 85: Wheee!! You have no idea how angry everyone is with me... some refuse to talk to me. They say they'll hate me if I join. And I havent told my mom and dad (ive told my sisters and brothers) because I know my dad WILL have a heart attack...
[18:27] Miyouki 85: But I cant go in combat because Im a woman.. that should relieve them... I hope..
[18:27] Sohail: never know
[18:27] Sohail: because combat can come to you
[18:27] Miyouki 85: I know. And I have to be prepared then. Just the same thing with anyone's life. You don't know how though it's going to get! Edit: Why is there a form that asks for me to list all the people in my family? What is going to be done with this list, I mean, are they going to try to recruit my brother, and my sister? They would kill me again for the fourth time. *laughs* But serisouly, why?