• Lying to get through MEPS?

    I want to join the Air Force, however due to having a pretty rough childhood, I have "anxiety disorder" written on my medical records from when I was in my early teens. The reason for it, was my parent was an alcoholic who abused us but I was never on any long term meds and we only went to family... show more
    I want to join the Air Force, however due to having a pretty rough childhood, I have "anxiety disorder" written on my medical records from when I was in my early teens. The reason for it, was my parent was an alcoholic who abused us but I was never on any long term meds and we only went to family counseling once. I was on meds for anxiety for probably 6 months. I'm now in my mid-20s, haven't had issues with anxiety since I left my family. I've done a lot of research on medical waivers and it's a 50/50 shot. Not sure I want to take those odds. Everyone says just don't tell them, once you get past meps you're given a new military medical record and your civilian doesn't exist anymore, unless they have a reason to look. My concern is, what if I get injured in the military and that's "reason enough to look"? What if I have to go for a security clearance or I get a job in intel? Everyone was saying answer NO - Neverending Opportunities, answer YES - Your Enlistment Stops. Some people even said if they find out, the most that will really happen to you is they may discharge you medically, but rarely do they come after you with the long d*ck of the law. Just want some advice. Thanks.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is being in the military easier or harder than you expected?

    From what I've heard people say, they make it sound terrible. They make it sound insanely stressful. Really, how bad is it? Can someone give me a less-than-exaggerated opinion from your own personal experience of being in the military? What was the hardest part for you? Was it boot camp, was it your daily job,... show more
    From what I've heard people say, they make it sound terrible. They make it sound insanely stressful. Really, how bad is it? Can someone give me a less-than-exaggerated opinion from your own personal experience of being in the military? What was the hardest part for you? Was it boot camp, was it your daily job, was it having to memorize things, was it the pressure, was it the deployments? I'm asking because I'm considering joining and want to know realistically what I'm getting myself into.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Did you know out of 16 million WW II American vets--only about 500,000 remain?

    Best answer: Hi Leo! Welcome back. Good to see you again!!

    Not sure if there are any other WW II vets on here. Did you try ww2f dot com? Also, did you try a google search.

    Either way, stay with us. We look forward to more of your wit and wisdom right here on Yahoo!!
    Best answer: Hi Leo! Welcome back. Good to see you again!!

    Not sure if there are any other WW II vets on here. Did you try ww2f dot com? Also, did you try a google search.

    Either way, stay with us. We look forward to more of your wit and wisdom right here on Yahoo!!
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • My son is at fort Jackson and we haven't received a call yet?

    He started basic 15 days ago. I got a little piece of paper with his address about 5 days ago. I was just wondering how long it took before people got their first call home? Did they get to talk a decent amount of time or was it just a quick call?
    He started basic 15 days ago. I got a little piece of paper with his address about 5 days ago. I was just wondering how long it took before people got their first call home? Did they get to talk a decent amount of time or was it just a quick call?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is the most powerful military on earth still fighting ground wars?

    If the idea is to hunt down and kill the enemy before they kill us, is it really necessary to provide the enemy with easier targets?
    If the idea is to hunt down and kill the enemy before they kill us, is it really necessary to provide the enemy with easier targets?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Husband won’t give me access to BAH?

    My husband is going to basic training in March and Im aware that he will receive BAH because he has a dependent (me) but he refuses to give it to me or access to his bank account because he doesn’t trust me with his money. I’ve never stolen anything from him so there is no reason for him not to trust me. Is there... show more
    My husband is going to basic training in March and Im aware that he will receive BAH because he has a dependent (me) but he refuses to give it to me or access to his bank account because he doesn’t trust me with his money. I’ve never stolen anything from him so there is no reason for him not to trust me. Is there anything I can do?
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • For USAF installation gates.?

    Are security forces members supposed to salute vehicles including buses with a full bird front plate salute and let the vehicle pad on through?
    Are security forces members supposed to salute vehicles including buses with a full bird front plate salute and let the vehicle pad on through?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • How did US Social Security retirement benefits become the biggest pyramid scheme in history?

    It's not just a pyramid scheme. It's a *government mandated* pyramid scheme. You can't even opt out.
    It's not just a pyramid scheme. It's a *government mandated* pyramid scheme. You can't even opt out.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Which Bachelor's degree would be better if I want to work in Intelligence: Political Science or Criminal Justice?

    Best answer: Neither one. For all practical purposes those are garbage. Having a degree is simply one part of qualifying for a commission. That is merely one minimum requirement. Among other things, you have to out-compete your peers for a slot. Both of those degrees are a dime a dozen and have a reputation for being anything... show more
    Best answer: Neither one. For all practical purposes those are garbage.

    Having a degree is simply one part of qualifying for a commission. That is merely one minimum requirement. Among other things, you have to out-compete your peers for a slot. Both of those degrees are a dime a dozen and have a reputation for being anything BUT academically challenging. Intel is a coveted position. Those degrees don't make you competitive for anything, much less coveted positions. They meet the minimum requirement but that's it. Meeting the minimum doesn't get you anywhere for anything. You need to well exceed the minimum standard to compete against others.

    Degrees in the humanities are what the intel community is typically looking for. History, geography, international law, and international studies are much more competitive. An education in foreign languages, like Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, or Russian will also help.
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    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is there a branch in the military and if there is which one should i join i want to be a cop when i grow up after military service?

    i will go to college study some language and get paid more btw am trying to come back with some money in the military
    i will go to college study some language and get paid more btw am trying to come back with some money in the military
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I enlist to be an MP or something else?

    I took a police exam today and they disqualifed me for smoking weed within 3 years. Should I enlist as an MP for 4 years and come back and apply to departments. I'm conflicted because their are departments that only require a 1 year weed usage but I would have to travel by plane to other states. But if I enlist... show more
    I took a police exam today and they disqualifed me for smoking weed within 3 years. Should I enlist as an MP for 4 years and come back and apply to departments. I'm conflicted because their are departments that only require a 1 year weed usage but I would have to travel by plane to other states. But if I enlist I'll get qualified for allot of departments even the ones where I live and the 3 year weed usage would be gone
    6 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Chapter 18 discharge from Army?

    Best answer: Yep. A prorated portion will be withheld from your final paycheck.
    Best answer: Yep. A prorated portion will be withheld from your final paycheck.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • I am applying to West Point, but I want to go into combat after I graduate.. Help?

    Best answer: "I am not sure if they would struggle with sending a female into combat." That statement is about 20 years outdated. Women have been combat pilots, attack helicopter pilots, and many other positions for a number of years. Artillery and Infantry are the most recent jobs open to women. Once they are... show more
    Best answer: "I am not sure if they would struggle with sending a female into combat."
    That statement is about 20 years outdated. Women have been combat pilots, attack helicopter pilots, and many other positions for a number of years. Artillery and Infantry are the most recent jobs open to women. Once they are open, if you are in the position, you go. Being a woman is then irrelevant. I met one COL that said he preferred to have females as turret gunners when he was a BN CDR. He felt they performed better.

    "What majors would be good to eventually end up allowing me to end up in a combat area?"
    There isn't one. Your major is 100% irrelevant. The only thing that matters is your branch. If you graduate from West Point and choose Infantry, you will be Infantry.

    "Also, what should I do in general? Should I keep trying to be in charge on an infantry unit."
    You do well in your classes. Stay EXTREMELY fit. Between your junior and senior year, you will be expected to go to Airborne School. You must complete that if you want to be Infantry. Upon graduation, you will go to Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course. After completion, you will go to Ranger School. If you fail to graduate Ranger School, you won't be leading Infantry Soldiers and you will be in a staff or training position until you decide to resign. If you complete Ranger School, you will be assigned to your first unit. About 90% of the initial assignments for 2LT are as Platoon Leaders. From there, you will move through different positions during your career. There will be some staff positions and some leadership. Eventually, you will be expected to be a Company Commander and Battalion Commander.

    "going into combat" is a hit or miss.You haven't even started West Point yet. You have over 4 years before graduation. Nobody knows what will be happening in the world at that time. If you were graduating from West Point today, you would probably have about a 1 in 2 chance of doing a combat tour during your next 6 years. It would probably be one tour and there would be about a 1 in 10 chance that you would ever fire your weapon.
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can I extend my Active Duty Army BCT start date in Delayed Entry Program?

    Sh*t went down in my personal life. Need some extra time to resettle things. Contract says I can delay up to 365 days, can I do so at my request? As usual, searching anything on Google does not give me an answer.
    Sh*t went down in my personal life. Need some extra time to resettle things. Contract says I can delay up to 365 days, can I do so at my request? As usual, searching anything on Google does not give me an answer.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Navy bf in military rehab, whats really going on?

    So my boyfriend who is in the Navy, he's been in for 3 years, he's an E-3, said he was dealing with depression and alcohol dependency so he signed himself into the Naval base's rehab facility where he was to stay for 30-ish days and he is supposed to finally get out in 1 week. He hasn't been allowed... show more
    So my boyfriend who is in the Navy, he's been in for 3 years, he's an E-3, said he was dealing with depression and alcohol dependency so he signed himself into the Naval base's rehab facility where he was to stay for 30-ish days and he is supposed to finally get out in 1 week. He hasn't been allowed to have his cell phone this whole time. We have been communicating via email only since then because he was able to use their computer lab every day after 5:30 PM. He said his ship left on deployment for 6 months a week after he voluntarily signed himself into rehab so he didn't deploy. He tells me every day about their meetings and how everything is going well, how he got some extra privilege thing for good behavior, etc...but today he sends me an email saying he was on his boss's computer and how his computer privilege was taken away because he "missed" his doctor's appointment yesterday. So now I can't talk to him at all for a week. I am so confused. He said he'd try calling at 4 pm but I never got a phone call. What do you think is really going on with him? I'm worried about his mental state and what this all means for his military career.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can military solders be foster parents?

    15 answers · 4 days ago