First, I transferred to a collocated unit (that means you all work on the same base and usually you all know each other) so I could deploy with my friends; I wasn't going to stay behind especially being a Marine!After that, I became an Individual Augment (IA) which means that units needing your skills can request you to deploy with them.
DC - Speak with some veterans and make sure it's really what you want to do.
It's called a profession because it involves much more than fancy dress and 9-5.
Since I had already worked in Iraq, for my second and third deployments I was requested for specific jobs that weren't normally available for enlisted women.It's kind of a cliché but it's true - it's mainly stretches of "same things different day" punctuated by periods of overwhelming intensity.
(Groundhog Day is a very popular movie in NATO for a reason...)DC - Unfortunately, I had a series of physical injuries over my three deployments (2003-2005) that never healed properly.
Below the jump is a listing of state by state campus and legislative policy with links to laws and pending policy/legislation.
__________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Affirmative Consent is making it's way through the Senate. And you're not invincible so I'd say, ignore the movies and really think hard about what the veterans tell you.Also, think about how your capabilities, skills and personality will fit into the branch and the job you want.DC - In the USA, it's Veterans' Day and, weirdly, it's become more like a holiday, like Memorial Day.Hopefully, I'll get to a point where I can do the public stuff but it feels very fake, everyone showing respect that 1 day and hating on you the other 364..It's cheaper to kill off or neglect a veteran until they leave the VA system, especially the OEF/OIF generation.In 2006, when I was medically retired, the unemployment insurance lasted 3 months, but the federal disability and veterans' disability pensions took 3 years to come, so you were on your own in the middle...