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post #1 of 22
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just thought i would share the news, me and my husband have been talking and we have decided that i am gunna join the military! he is currently in it, but he wants out so he can get a civilian job, but i want us to stay connected to the military so we decided i will join as an officer after i finish getting my nursing degree... he still has 4 more years left, and he may change his mind and decide to go officer also, but for now he doesnt want to... i dont know if i want to wait so long to get my M.D., but i might, i would have joined 2 years ago when my husband did, but he left before i did and called me from basic and told me that he didnt want me to go through this and he didnt want to be separated from me and blah blah, but we were engaged then, now that we have been married for 2 years we are sick of each other and dont really mind
post #2 of 22
You may want to consider having him remain in the military so he can get a good retirement. After he retires he can then easily get a government job so he'll have 2 pensions. Just an idea. DH would have done that, but he left the military early. Right now we're just staying here so he can get his government pension and then he'll go to work for a civilian corporation. Government and military pensions are better than social security and civilian retirement plans.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by TTMom
You may want to consider having him remain in the military so he can get a good retirement. After he retires he can then easily get a government job so he'll have 2 pensions. Just an idea. DH would have done that, but he left the military early. Right now we're just staying here so he can get his government pension and then he'll go to work for a civilian corporation. Government and military pensions are better than social security and civilian retirement plans.
we know, both of our parents and g-parents retired military, he is just sick of the b.s., i dont think he really wanted to join in the first place, he just wanted money for college, i however did and still do want to join and i will stay in my full 20 and retire with my benefits...
like i said, he is still debating, if he gets stationed on one of the other airplanes in his career feild he might change his mind, but the airplane he is working on is stationed only at this one base, so we have no other choices of where we can go, and this place, trust me, it blows, big time
post #4 of 22
Oh, I can understand that part. I also would like to thank him for defending our country and our lives and if you do go in I would like to thank you in advance. I have a lot of respect for military people and their families.
post #5 of 22
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thank you, that is sweet! i will tell him too! i know he will appreciate that. he got very excited the other day when we went x-mas shopping and 5 cars parked in a row had the yellow support our troop stickers on them, we rarley ever see that out here...
post #6 of 22
I would like to echo what Ericka has said, I may not be an American, but I realize the sacrifices you all make... Thank you.
I support you 100% as long as you still have time to check in on TCS
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
I would like to echo what Ericka has said, I may not be an American, but I realize the sacrifices you all make... Thank you.
I support you 100% as long as you still have time to check in on TCS
thank you absolutley, i will check in! although, during basic i wont be able to (for over 6 weeks) that is gunna suck, but i bet i will have lots of stories when i come back... but i shouldnt be planning to far ahead, this could happen as far away as 2 years, just whenever i finish my degree...
post #8 of 22
Ooo sounds like fun What would you go in as?
post #9 of 22
I sometimes miss the military... I miss being involved in nationally important stuff, being in the knowhow etc. That was very interesting. Yes, there was a lot of B.S., but you get the same, if not more, in civilian jobs. Unless you work for yourself and set up your own business.

Hubby is still in the military - don't they look hot in those uniform?
post #10 of 22
Oh wow! I have no advice cuz I dont know how much of it works, but congratulations - what a decision! Good luck!
post #11 of 22
What a big decision for you, Meagan! You're so smart to wait until you have your degree in order to go in as an officer. They will likely pay for you to continue your education if you wanted to work towards your MD while enlisted!
post #12 of 22
i would like to be a cook or a nurse at the military, but seeing what they do on tv i wouldnt even survive a day!!
I am a weakling in that way unless i have all the adreline pumping.
But to be honest i wouldnt join the military especially with bush as the president!! Not in a bad way or anything
I still admire all the military people for battling for their country.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Anne
Hubby is still in the military - don't they look hot in those uniform?
ah! yes, i really think that that uniform can do wonders for any guy, not only do they look hot... but they all look the same, i have actually swatted another guy on the a$$ that looked like my husband from behind, but wasnt

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Originally Posted by Cougar
Ooo sounds like fun What would you go in as?
i will probably join as an officer and be a nurse... i will work my way toward a higher degree while in till i become a pathologist or a surgeon

i cant wait! now i am in a big hurry to finish school...
post #14 of 22
Good for you, Meagan! I think this is wonderful! Heehee...we might just end up at a base together after all!
post #15 of 22
Good luck Meagan. I wish you the best of luck. I support your decision completely. I had thought about joining up but hubby and I decided that I was to stay home and do my nursing as a civilian. Bless you for taking on this job.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
What a big decision for you, Meagan! You're so smart to wait until you have your degree in order to go in as an officer. They will likely pay for you to continue your education if you wanted to work towards your MD while enlisted!
That's what I was going to say. Good luck to you - the role you play will be important and helpful to so many people. Did you happen to see this CNN article about MASH units today? http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/12/09....ap/index.html
post #17 of 22
Who is going to care for your kitty while you and your hubby are in the military?
post #18 of 22
Mferr84, what branch of service are you talking about, Air Force?

I am a retired Navy Corpsman with 20 years of service. My retirement check pays for the house and utilities. Do not know how I could own a house without it. I am currently working at Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) conducting physicals for those entering the military. If you have any questions about what happens at the MEPS, please feel free to private message me. I am willing to help you as best as I can.

I do not know how many years your husband has in the service, but if he is over 10, then he needs to take a hard look about sticking it out for 20. It is not just money to pay for a house, it is also health insurance for life for both of you. Last I looked, health insurance is very expensive. I totally understand that the service is not for everybody.

Standing by,

NavDoc
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Cyclesarah
Good for you, Meagan! I think this is wonderful! Heehee...we might just end up at a base together after all!
one day maybe that would be cool! i will let you know if i am ever out that way!
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ilovecats
Who is going to care for your kitty while you and your hubby are in the military?
well my husband will be home going to and from work every day... he will care for her, although i may send her to live with my parents (In oklahoma) while i am away, just in case he gets deployed, i wouldnt want someone to have to come and check on my kitty every day for months... plus no one takes as good of care of my kitty as i do
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by NavDoc
Mferr84, what branch of service are you talking about, Air Force?

I am a retired Navy Corpsman with 20 years of service. My retirement check pays for the house and utilities. Do not know how I could own a house without it. I am currently working at Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) conducting physicals for those entering the military. If you have any questions about what happens at the MEPS, please feel free to private message me. I am willing to help you as best as I can.

I do not know how many years your husband has in the service, but if he is over 10, then he needs to take a hard look about sticking it out for 20. It is not just money to pay for a house, it is also health insurance for life for both of you. Last I looked, health insurance is very expensive. I totally understand that the service is not for everybody.

Standing by,

NavDoc
oh no, nowhere near 10, actually only 2 has he been in so far , yea I went with him the day he went to MEPS, had to sit out front in the waiting area though, i was just hanging out with him as much as i could between things during his last day there, i took my asvab at MEPS with him though... and yes, i will join the air force, both of our families have been air force for lots of generations, dont think i could join anything else
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by mferr84
well my husband will be home going to and from work every day... he will care for her, although i may send her to live with my parents (In oklahoma) while i am away, just in case he gets deployed, i wouldnt want someone to have to come and check on my kitty every day for months... plus no one takes as good of care of my kitty as i do

I see. That sounds good. I know what you mean. Nobody can do better then Meowmy.
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