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To: Who knew, (1) Most policemen, firemen, nurses, clergy make MORE than minimum wage. Even some day care workers and some service workers make more than minimum wage. (2) You ASSUME to much. For I HAVE WALKED in their shoes. It would take many pages for me to do just a summary of what I have been through. Therefore, you should not JUDGE! (3) For those that serve their country, there are some benefits that come with the territory. That is just a fact. (4) Some people are looking for money to finance education and I was merely pointing out an option. (5) Some people may want to 'give back' or 'do something for their country in return for the benefits'. Just because YOU obviously don't, does not mean everyone is like that.
I have served my country. I believe it is a privilege to live in a country where enlistment in the military is strictly volunteer and not mandatory. You said,"I am in the group who ask 'what can I do for my country'." BUT your post is about what BENEFITS people have to gain by serving their country. Isn't that the same as asking, "What can my country do for me?" There are people out there every day on the front lines helping others. they do not get respect, acknowledgement, decent wages, or health care. They are the police, fire men/women, nurses, day care workers, clergy, nursing home workers and service workers from all walks of life who go home to try and feed their families on minimum wage. They try to provide health care, pay rent, provide transportation, clothing, safe housing for the barely livable wage they receive. These are the front lines; EVERY DAY RIGHT HERE ON OUR STREETS. You do not need to look beyond your neighborhood to see heroes. These people, more than anyone, need to see what their government can do FOR them rather than take FROM them. Until you have walked in their shoes, do not judge.
To: Who Knew, No, I am not a recruiter. Yes, I am well aware that we are in a WAR. Afterall, I could get called up to go. Especially, since they need medical personnel. I wanted people to know the 'schooling benefits and bonuses' that the military are offering. Just letting them know their options. I am in the group of people who believe in serving one's country! I am not in the group of those who merely "ask what can their country can do for them and only what they can get". I am in the group who ask 'what can I do for my country'.
The individual services have set the following maximum ages for non-prior service enlistment:
Active Army - 42
Army Reserves - 42
Active Air Force - 27
Air Force Reserve - 34
Active Navy - 34
Naval Reserves - 39
Active Marines - 28
Marine Corps Reserve - 29
Active and Reserve Coast Guard - 27
As far as going OVERSEAS - We are in a WAR - unless you may have forgotten and in RECENT news:
Bush Defends Sending More Troops to Iraq
Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:48 PM EST
The Associated Press
By DEB RIECHMANN
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — President Bush, surrounded on Thursday by cheering soldiers in camouflage, defended his decision to send 21,500 more U.S. troops to Iraq and cautioned that the buildup will not produce quick results. "It's going to take awhile," he said.
So as far as going overseas, I would say it is a PROBABILITY not a possibility.
You are starting to sound more and more like a recruiter.
The military(especially, the ARMY), military RESERVES are offering bonuses. The ARMY & Marine Corp are offering bonuses to enslist up to 60,000. They also, have in addition to that, several options to pay for schooling. This includes the student repayment program, GI Bill and tuition assistance. From a soldier,