I Want to Join the Military

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 190 People

    I'm a 19 year old college freshman

    who is studying chemistry. I've thought about joining the military for maybe a couple of years, preferably the air force. The thought has been in the back of my mind, but I haven't been seriously considering it until about a month ago. I am not happy where I am right now in...
    Jesxica Jesxica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015

    I hate when people ask what are you gonna do

    if u die then I'm obviously gonna die nothing I can do after that genius
    TripTank TripTank
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    I'm currently a college student studying

    hospitality and restaurant and I think it would be awesome to be a chef for the Navy for about 2-10 years(depending on how much I enjoy it) after I graduate. The problem is, I promised my best friend that I would become her roommate after I'm done with college and move back home...
    Vengeancex Vengeancex
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    So much i train for it

    and everything but i promised my dad i graduate college first so im not like him a highschool drop out and go str8 to the military then go 2 college when im 30. and tips to prepare me for military
    stupidlove6 stupidlove6
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2014

    well bc I think it will be better

    for me. I have heard so much good stuff about it. you have this brotherhood that just will not die. the guy described the bond as deeper then anything that's what I really need and want for myself. I be trained in the military. I want to do things that nobody else gets to do and...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u
    22-25, T
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

    My mom signed the consent papers

    for the Army. I am taking my test and physical this week to see what I qualify for. After that I will pick my job. I haven't signed the Enlistment papers yet. I will go ahead and take my test now, but I want more time to think about this.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2016
    zvezdarabov zvezdarabov
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    I was gonna join the army

    but I'm thinking about joining the marine corps but I'm not sure which one to join. I'm planning to enlist when I get my bachelors degree so I'll go in as an officer, should I see the marines recruiter now or should I wait until after I get my degree? I already saw the army...
    LibertyCityPD LibertyCityPD
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016
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    1 Response Jan 7, 2014

    Slowly working out and gaining the strength I

    need mentally and physical to join the Army! Dreaming of becoming a Combat nurse. Just wish more people supported my choice instead of trying to push in all different directions.
    campbell96 campbell96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014
    RyanDes RyanDes
    18-21, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    I talked to a retired Drill Sergeant today.

    He told me about basic training in the Army and gave me some of his opinions. He told me he would recommend the Chair Force. He said Enlisted (Privates) in the Air Force has better housing than a Sergeant in the Army. He was in the Army for 10 years and Air Force Privates...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    All my life i told myself

    that id risk my very own life to save others its just who i am i want to join because it fits perfect for me therefore one day i will be able to do so and be the best there is its a dream of mine and i plan to make it come true
    thatrandomchick01 thatrandomchick01
    22-25, F
    Nov 9, 2014

    Army Strong

    I have always wanted to join the army. When I am old enough I am going to join. I don't know what I want to be in the army or what branch I'll be, but it dosen't matter I just want to join. If I am going to die I want to be doing something honorable. I have an Uncle in the army...
    Ghostclaw Ghostclaw
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

    Calling All Future Soldiers

    Ive made a website for future soldiers to talk and interact with each other. We need some member because its a fairly new site. So if you want a place to talk to other future soldiers like yourself, message me and I will send you the site link. Thanks.
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2013

    I passed my physical today.

    I didn't mention the medicine, my recruiter's commander told me not too yesterday. The Army must be extremely desperate for recruits. If I'm not underweight then I'll qualify. Now what I really need to do is tell my Army recruiter I'm not joining the Army anymore. I might go...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2016
    18-21, M
    Oct 11, 2014

    Serving In The Military

    Im a single mother and i want to join the military. I've wanted to join ever since i was in high school but things happened and that went down the drain once i got married. Now that Im almost done with my associates degree i want to pursue my dream and join the United States Navy...
    UnknownWarrior4 UnknownWarrior4
    26-30, F
    Jul 23, 2013

    I've been wanting to join the Marines

    since I was in 6th grade, I am now a sophomore (10th grade). And I am not nervous about it but all the things that takes away from me such as being away from my family and friends, it just seems like a hard experience to go through.. So as time passes by I get more insecure...
    Ponce54 Ponce54
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    I want to fly for the Marine Corps,

    preferably combat search and rescue. I'm in a 5-year high school/college program and I've just got my 2 years of college left (I met all my hs reqs). After that, the comm. college the program is with has a 2+2 distance ed program (2 yrs w/ the comm. college, 2 w/ the university...
    EmCWolf EmCWolf
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2015

    When I Finally graduate Highschool I'm planning

    on Joining the Military Forces. It's been my dream career for as long as I've had a dream career. It's the only thing I see myself doing. I want adventure, I want freedom, and most of all I want to help people. It just sucks I have to go through hell aka highschool first
    armyChic15 armyChic15
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    I'm a junior in high school

    and have already decided to join the Air Force once I have my college degree. I hope I can get my fitness good enough for the PT that is required.
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    I have recently been reconsidering my past

    decision not to enlist in the armed forces; it was a path that I had seriously contemplated following prior to being involved in a relationship but was ultimately unable to try due to my decision to stay with my boyfriend at the time. I am at a point in my life where I am really...
    ginaramone ginaramone
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    Some people aren't made

    for the military and others are. i believe i am one of those lucky people who are cut out for it.i CANNOT WAIT to join. i remember i used to hate the idea of joining the military because my parents were in it. i hates moving around every few months and couldnt stand i when my...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 4, 2014

    My life ended the day someone stabbed my heart.

    My life ended. I became an empty box just breathing air and eating food, staying home and thinking of all the beautiful memories I had with my boyfriend. There was nothing else to do no friends to give me company, only my parents who would make it worse. One day I thought of...
    Reena12 Reena12
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    I Want To Join!!

    I'm surprised this group has no posts!! YES, I want to join the military, I have ALWAYS wanted to, but I am a very small woman and feel insecure about my size. : (
    TriciaLicious TriciaLicious
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2010

    I talked to the Army recruiters today.

    I got information from them, now I just need to talk to some veterans and get their advice. I am not sure what job I want in the military yet, but Airborne seems to be a good one even though I'm scared of heights. Maybe a tanker, but I may not enjoy being in a giant hot tin can...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    I plan on joining the Marines

    after high school. I would like to shoot for a scout sniper for my secondary MOS. My dad was a tank driver for the Marines and his dad was a comm operator in the Army. My moms dad was also in the Marines I forget what he did but I want to continue my family's tradition.
    AkHaloPlayer AkHaloPlayer
    18-21, M
    Dec 17, 2013

    I have dated lots of guys

    who want to go into the military and I'm trying to find out if I want to do that myself. I really want to go to the Navy but I feel like my boyfriend wouldn't support my decision.
    sempiternalFlood sempiternalFlood
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    I know I'm young, and most say I'll change my

    mind, but I do want to serve in the military. I've wanted to for a long long time. I want to help people. Even if it's just one person, I want to help them. I want adventure and action of course, but also order. Any suggestions to make Basic Training a little easier?
    emSkywalker emSkywalker
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2016

    I Am Considering Joining

    I have been considering joining the military for the past two years or so off and on.. More recently though, I have been seriously thinking about joining. I have met with a few recruiters and I have narrowed my choices down to the US Air Force or the Marine Corps. I have a...
    RogueAngelWithoutWings RogueAngelWithoutWings
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2011

    Hey there! I would love to join the Army

    Reserve. I'm 20 and a lesbian. I have a girlfriend and she wants to join as well. But we have some questions for those who are in same sex relationships and in the military. If anyone can help me would you mind dropping me a message please?
    HazelEyedWolf HazelEyedWolf
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 7, 2014

    On so many levels. Could you imagine firing a

    gun and kill men and women to save your country? The thrill and suspense is overwhelming but you know your there for a reason. I train for the military and its just amazing i cant wait to join.
    stupidlove6 stupidlove6
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    Tomorrow I'm going by the recruiting office

    and looking at my options! Exited :) navy or army. But let's see whT the recruiter has to say! :)
    Sam4ever21 Sam4ever21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2014

    Anyone else want to join?

    It's like a tradition in my family, and I absolutely love watching war movies/researching about world war II, modern warfare, etc.
    DizastaHD DizastaHD
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    I wanted to join up since I was 6

    but I don't no what I won't to sign up for or do in the respected branch Army. Royal Navy. Royal marine commandos or the Royal Air Force
    nbdash nbdash
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2014

    Whenever I can, I might join a Marine

    or Army JROTC program. I will quit my current explorer program if I have to for it. I think it will be a good way to see if I can make it through boot camp for one of those branches. I just wonder if I will crack easily under pressure. If I crack in ROTC then I would easily...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    I'm 17 almost 18. And

    for a while I have been debating on whether I want to join the Coast Guard. I have been looking into a lot recently. I am seriously interested in joining as a Health Service Tech. But I don't know if I should do it before or after college. Also idk if it would even be a good...
    secertlyLost secertlyLost
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2014

    I will take my ASVAB

    and do my physical within the next couple of days. But I will not enlist in the Army, at least not yet. I still want to look more into the Air Force first, I'm thinking they would be a better choice. I realize the Army is desperate for recruits and will attempt to pressure me...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2016
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