Whew...I found the N4M site yesterday and spent just about the entire day reading blogs, comments and checking out all the "need to know" stuff while impatiently and anxiously awaiting my approval to join to come thru.
My daugther has wanted to join the military for a very, very long time. Now the time is here. She started training with the Marine recruits a year ago (because she wasn't able to join the Navy recruits until she enlisted), turned 18 in March, graduated from HS two weeks ago and has begun the process of enlisting. Her recruiter has been great and my daughter is excited and impatiently waiting her MEPS date so that she can find out if the job she wants is available. Oh, who am I kidding, I'm anxious too! You hear and read horror stories about not getting into the field you want, etc.
So we're on hold and can't wait to see what the future brings!
If anyone has any suggestions for us at this stage of the game, I'd welcome them!
Lady H, Thank you for sharing your positive story about your daughter! Mine has researched several jobs and has 5 that she would really be cool with, 3 that are "okay". With that we'll still pray for the top one and adjust to whatever comes! It helps to hear the stories and gives us more to talk about and "what if" about. What a wonderful experience your daughter is getting! I wish her well in her next venture! Does sound like a wild ride and about to get wilder!
Always a Mom,
So your son is shipping in July but still doesn't know what he'll be headed for? I was under the impression that when she finished her MEPS my daughter would know ship date as well as job. What's your sequence of events been? I'll keep my eyes posted for fun ideas for your going away party and send them on! Good to meet you on here as well and we'll keep ya'll in our prayers!