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My 15 Year Old Son Wants To Join The Airforce

My husband served in the Marine Corp. during and after the Gulf War. I am a proud wife. Semper Fi. I have much respect for our men and women in uniform.

My son wishes to follow suite and make daddy proud. He would like to go through ROTC and become an Airforce pilot. While I am proud, I am also scared to death of my son fighting in these unconstitutional wars and one day being sent home in a box.

I wish for some insight. Is anyone on the DP currently in the AF?

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Thank you (((Unknownuser))))

You've got a great attitude, and I feel in my heart that your miracle child is going to live a life of honor no matter what he chooses to do.. he's got you! That's what makes the difference, having someone who LOVES you.. LOVE .. what power that is.

Do you know what will kill

Do you know what will kill the Liberty movement? All of this negative energy. Love trumps all.

The hardest part of being a parent is letting kids become adults

Good luck and I hope all ends well, whatever life choices are made.

Son wants to serve

I don't like the fact that we've been fighting these undeclared wars either, and I will always vote against them. However, since I was young boy I wanted to serve, and I spent 23 years in the Army and loved every minute of it. It was my choice to serve, I knew the risks, I knew that sometimes I may have to follow orders that I did not agree with. But the military way of life is very rewarding, it builds character, self esteem, and I still believe to this day that it is the most noble of all professions. There are not many jobs around in which the workers (soldiers) would give up their life, literally, for their job. My son is currently serving, and I hate the fact that had to go to Iraq, and will soon deploy to Afghanistan, but that is his job and I understand that. Death is always a second away, my uncle served in combat in Korea, only to come home and die in an auto accident. Life is what you make it.

Taking part in an unjust war...and then being against it is a

lot like a rapist doing what he does and then saying "But I didn't enjoy it."

lot like a rapist doing what

lot like a rapist doing what he does and then saying "But I didn't enjoy it."

Not even close, most people join because they think at the time they are doing the right thing and then when presented with the facts they might change their mind.

It doesn't take any facts to know that raping someone is wrong.

Just stop. Not everything the

Just stop. Not everything the military does is bad.

We will see when they come to your door how you feel.

Name the last time this military actually was protecting the american people. I would argue that even ww1 and 2 were wars for other countries.

Face it this military is and has been a Zionist ROthschild Mercinary force and I strongly feel in the near future sons and daughters will be ordered to the streets of the USA. Mark my words. BTW 15yrs hated ever minute of the military.

sovereign

so everyone that went in the military is a killer?

Is Ron Paul a killer? He was in the military. He was in war. Don't be so stupid.

You choose to call people killers your words not mine.

Its not the killers as much as the fact that the reason they killed is because, they were told to and they were just doing their job.

When somone can kill somone else upon command as part of their job that they get paid to do, exactly what should one call them?

sovereign

maybe another time

I know better now.

sovereign

Yup...

That crazy killer Dr. Paul...good thing no one emulates him. We'd have evil, heartless liberty haters everywhere.

My own Father was an evil killer too. Oh, and every one of my Uncles. Damn, come to think of it maybe evil runs in my blood. Perhaps I should kill myself now because you know, I did some pretty awful things prior to waking up to the realization of what my government does in my name. Infact, don't read this response..that's how evil I am.

Come to think of it...aren't

Come to think of it...aren't we all killers. Cause don't most of us on a day to day basis support the banking cartels who start these wars?

I certainly respect your

I certainly respect your opinion and your input. That is why I asked. But my husband served. He worked on the harrier on the ship. He loved his job. However, he is even weary of my son joining. Times are different...even from just 20 years ago. These poor kids are serving 5 or more tours.

I never said I wanted him to join. I just wanted to talk to people who have been there.

When the US military defends OUR shores I have no problem with

that. In fact I will drop everything to go help out myself.

But ever since the fall of the Soviet Union - there have been no checks on the US military and it has gotten away with...too much. WAY too much.

These unwarranted wars are not simply distasteful or a necessary evil. They are WRONG and all who participate in them are wrong too.

Other military men speak out.

http://data.baltimoresun.com/military-sexual-assaults/

Found this at http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/13900-men-were-raped-las...

Also John Whitehead talks about honest and decent soldiers being targeted at home for discussing the crimes they saw overseas.
http://www.dailypaul.com/307985/the-police-state-is-here-my-...

Chris Hedges War is the force that gives us meaning.

It's not great-granddad's military.

People are angry about the unjustified wars.

I suppose some see it as an excuse to be rude and mean. It's just a sign of the times.

I do wonder how many comments were current or ex-military personnel hoping to save your son from their fate. Shrugs.

With two twenty-something sons, I keep up-to-date.

I wish you and your family the best holidays ever.

You son is lucky to have such a brave mom, who took such flak for his sake.

Free includes debt-free!

Thank you for your reply and

Thank you for your reply and I wish you all the best as well.

Sorry to hear he wants to join what has become....

an arm of the global elites war on everything!!!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

Unknownuser

Ignore the hateful here, they are the same type of people who would key your car because they don't have the courage to confront you in person.

I joined the Navy in 1984 to learn electronics and left the submarine force in 1990. I went in after I had lived on my own for a while and I think this was a good idea. The military treats you the same as your parents did, they pretty much give you everything you need to live and they put up with a lot. I think if you go in without living on your own you will probably end up being a lifer. I left with a 2 year degree in electronics and $22k in savings.

Would I join again knowing what I know now? No I wouldn't. The reason is because of the way the govt gets it's money, it forces people to give up their money to fund whatever it does and I don't abide by that anymore. At the time I was under the illusion that the military was a legitimate part of the govt but theft is never legitimate.

BTW- My niece joined the Navy and I was unable to influence her otherwise.

What was your experience

What was your experience like? Did you enjoy it while you were there? I realize times have changed...just curious.

Boot camp, boring, easy, some

Boot camp, boring, easy, some interesting things, they gave you something that resembles food.

School, I liked the schools especially the static inverter and RADAR classes. They sent me to Hawaii for 3 months to learn about the AN/BRD-7, this class was rated secret so no homework, off to the beach at 3pm everyday and noon on Aloha Fridays.

On the Pogy SSN 647, at first I thought we would never go to sea, they worked on it all the time. Then came weekly ops, out Monday thru Friday for training then back for the weekend. If we weren't at sea we were training. kind of like a normal job. I was on a fast attack sub so our job when on patrol was to be in a position that would be advantageous if we were to go to war. The patrols would last about 2 1/2 months submerged and were mostly boring with a few moments of excitement sometimes. The food was good, steak, crab, pizza, pancakes and bacon, they ran out of fresh food in about 2 weeks then out came the cans. 12 hours on 12 hours off, 7 days a week while on patrol, nothing else to do anyway except watch a movie.

Went to Hong Kong, Korea (south), Japan, Philippines, and Hawaii, it's better to take a plane than 2 weeks in a sub.

Drydock, the last year was spent in drydock, lot's of training, dirty, interesting to see large holes cut in the hull to get machinery in and out and glad not to be going to sea again to see if it was welded properly. I saved up 2 months of leave (vacation time) so I could get out earlier (terminal leave) and I turned down a $40k reenlistment bonus so does that answer your question?

It's not the worst he could do.

Encourage him to get an education, strive for better things. If he decides to enlist support his decision, let him be his own person.

Vets For Paul!
http://www.vets4paul.com/

Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service. Would you do it again?

I still serve.

But I would not want my child to follow in me footsteps.

Vets For Paul!
http://www.vets4paul.com/

Thanks for your honesty. I

Thanks for your honesty. I don't want my son to either. That's the mom in me.

I am proud never to have "served". I was never a tooll to kill

peasants for Israel and make military industrialist filthy rich in the false notion of "protect our freedom".

The military is for high schooler's who want adventure and aren't yet ready for college. Nothing else.

Thank you, sir, for truly

Thank you, sir, for truly serving us by NOT serving the government. *salutes*
Many grateful citizens respect you.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

I respect your view and

I respect your view and understand why people here won't join. But if you haven't served than why are you posting here. I asked for people who have served for advise. No offense but you are not qualified to give an opinion in this matter. Peace.

You menioned that your son wants to join the Air Force.....

I am simply lending my thoughts to the subject as discouragement.

This is also an older post

This is also an older post but thanks anyway. But I really did want to hear from people who were or are currently serving.