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Not sure how to tell my dad I want to join the army.

My dad paid for 200k worth of schooling for me, i got a BA in Economics from a good school, went on to do some independent film production, quit my job with my boss 6 months ago, finally saw the last film I helped produce premiere at TIFF, and I've been re-evaluating what I want to do with my life. (Currently 24.5 years old.) I want to join the Army and become a Ranger, like my uncle (who my dad despises) but I don't know how to go about telling my dad. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Sep 18, 2013 - 48 answers

Deployment Care Package Ideas

My brother in law is deployed in Afghanistan for the next 7 months or so. He's in a relatively safe post on base. He has access to a commissary, internet, and PS3. While he doesn't really need things, he needs cheering up. What should my husband and I send him? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on May 9, 2013 - 22 answers

Appealing ELS discharge with the USAF?

Just over three years ago, I was discharged from the US Air Force during basic (a month in). It was classed as an ELS, but my code was 2c. I've since worked through the issues that caused said separation, but I have absolutely no idea what I should do. I guess my question is, should I appeal my discharge? If so, how would I do that? (the AF Board of Records says to file paperwork with them only when all other avenues have been exhausted) If I were to look at another branch (say, US Army) would I even have to appeal? (Info I found says that you can potentially get a waiver, but I don't know how to approach this with a recruiter, especially now with looming defense cuts.) I'm honestly not sure what I should be doing. Any help is appreciated.
posted by FriscoBowie on Mar 4, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I rehabilitate my marriage?

I think my husband's PTSD is triggered. He's kicked me out and is talking about divorce. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2013 - 44 answers

Bipolar civilian on a military base overseas?

Will my bipolar (unspecified) interfere with getting a civilian job with the American military overseas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you identify the origin of this beret flash?

Help me identify this beret flash. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 23, 2012 - 5 answers

How to best support a long-distance not-boyfriend who is dealing with PTSD?

How can I be a (romantic?) long-distance friend to someone with PTSD? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Apr 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Press F to pick up your favourite weapon

In almost every military video game that I've played, you are allowed to exchange your current weapon for a dead enemy's. Is it legal to do this in real life? More questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Jan 24, 2012 - 27 answers

Adventurous and skill building career aside from the Military?

As a Canadian, is it possible for me to join something like the Army where I can learn and do all kinds of cool stuff (like what you see in all the commercials) without having to do the unpleasant business of killing people and whatnot? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Oct 20, 2011 - 22 answers

Air Force Tech School Phases - When can I see my boyfriend?

Air Force Tech School Phases - When can I see my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by audio on Sep 6, 2011 - 7 answers

What's your experience with ROTC/Corps of Cadet?

What's your experience with ROTC/Corps of Cadet? [more inside]
posted by enroute888 on May 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me add truthiness to this fictional anecdote involving the military.

I want to write a short, not-very-detailed fictional anecdote about a soldier who gets separated from his unit during a (short) firefight and winds up lost for a few minutes in a Middle-Eastern city, before his fellows find him. This will be just a few paragraphs in a larger story. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering?

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering? [more inside]
posted by spmcbride1201 on Nov 11, 2010 - 16 answers

What's life like in the military?

If I joined the military as a potential 68W (Healthcare Specialist), what would the next few years of my life look like? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Nov 3, 2010 - 12 answers

The Things They Carry

What sorts of small talismans or good luck charms might be carried by a modern day American soldier in Afghanistan or Iraq? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Oct 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Some folks are born to wave the flag

How can I determine when and where my father served in Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Aug 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Does anyone know what this medal is?

A friend of mine found an old military medal in New Hampshire. It appears to be made of tin or some other light metal and handmade. The first part is a twig attached to a decoration, and the second part is arrows in a pouch. I put video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlPqFhq6xdY . The audio is from Lost, which was playing when I did the video. Does anyone know what these medals are?
posted by nathanrudy on May 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Military Bratology

Military Brat Filter: Explain a military brat childhood to someone who grew up in a touchy-feely liberal household that never moved once. I’m looking for either long-form articles or personal stories. How often did you move? What were the things you learned? Did you have coping mechanisms? What were the bases like? How has it affected you as an adult? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 20 answers

What is the military's stance on Celiacs disease in the service?

I'm considering enlisting but was unsure how a gluten intolerance would play into it all. I'm interested in the navy but any info would be great.
posted by isopropyl on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Legal Harassment Filter: I'm being harassed by a soldier.

Who can I contact if I'm being harassed by a U.S. army soldier. [more inside]
posted by charles_farley on Jan 15, 2009 - 23 answers

Military Range Card

PseudoMilitaryFilter: Looking for a pdf of a range card, the kind you used to fill out while sitting in your trench, OP or whatever. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Nov 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Current and former civilian DoD employees, are/were you treated as second class citizens?

Current and former civilian Department of Defense employees, are/were you treated as second class citizens? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 answers

No contact with a friend in Iraq for a month, normal?

A friend of mine's boyfriend left for Iraq a month ago, and there has been no contact since he arrived in Iraq. Is this normal? And is there any way to get any more information on him?
posted by wukkuan on Nov 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I buy fancy underwear? WHAT KIND?

Besides the glaringly obvious, what might a soldier home on leave like to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2007 - 24 answers

How to get a retired Vietnam veteran back up in a Huey UH-1?

How to get a retired Vietnam veteran back up in a Huey UH-1? [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on May 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Were in London would I be able to see a bearskin-wearing wearing foodguard of the Household Cavalry?

Where in London would I be able to see—and get a decent photograph of—a bearskin wearing footguard of the Household Cavalry? [more inside]
posted by barbelith on May 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me give informed consent about being an Army wife.

Help me give informed consent about being an Army wife. Ridiculous amounts [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2007 - 38 answers

Joining the National Guard as a 91W?

What is involved in serving in the Army National Guard as a 91W, Health Care Specialist? [more inside]
posted by mistermoore on Nov 17, 2006 - 7 answers

I need a foster home for my cat

Please help me find a foster home in the Twin Cities for my very nice lovable cat. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Oct 26, 2005 - 8 answers

US Armed Forces

I would like to know about the rationale behind the splitting of the US Armed Forces into its four major branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines. [more inside, soldier] [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Feb 4, 2005 - 28 answers

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