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My daughter talked to a Recruiter yesterday. I already have a son in the Navy. My daughter wants to leave school (she would be registering in her Junior year), and join the Air Force. I am trying to convince her to finish College and go in as an Officer. She says she wants to "have a job and be independent", and the only thing she likes about school is Art. I welcome suggestions. Thanks.

Posted on December 23, 2008 at 12:49am — 3 Comments

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At 9:20pm on December 23, 2008, Sgt Terry (Network Creator) said…
Heloisa, “Welcome to the Blue”. I am glad that you have joined us. We are just getting started but we really are here to help parents during this time of changing emotions. Please fell free to ask any questions you may have. We will do our best to find answers for them. I was in the Air Force during Vietnam and both of my sons are in the military now. My oldest joined the Navy and is stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72. My youngest son joined the Air Force over 4 years ago. Please thank R. for her possible up and coming service to this great country from an old Vietnam Vet. I want you to know that this site is here for you in any way we can to help. Like you it was a shock when my oldest told my wife and me that he was going to join the Navy, some how we are adjusting. Again thinks for joining Tell R. she is welcome to join as well.
I tried to address your question, please let me know if it helps. Our hearts desire is to help in any way we can.
Sgt. Terry
At 7:43pm on December 24, 2008, Sgt Terry (Network Creator) said…
Heloisa, please thank your husband for his service to this great country for me. I am very sorry that he had been discriminated against. I hope we have grown up as a nation sense then. I was in at the end of Vietnam in the early 70’s and I can’t say that I saw any discrimination but then I am a white guy and that may have made a difference. I do know that the nation was not pleased with any of us in uniform at that time.

I am sorry but I have never seen the list that you are talking about. I would imagine that I would like your husband and not recognize many of the jobs. I was a weapons mechanic, which meant I loaded bombs. This may be something you want to ask the recruiter. There may be a web site that could help you as well. I will look around and see if there may be something you can use to decipher the list.

Listen Heloisa, you hang in there. We are here for you.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sgt Terry
At 10:27am on January 3, 2009, Lesa Shelton said…
Wow, she sounds like she is unsure. Maybe talking with some students in ROTC could help? The military is NOT something she wants to enter without being 100% sure. I was having the same back and forth with my son about going to college. I finally found out it was because he wanted to join the Air Force, instead. It was a huge relief to him to tell me and it quickly became evident that he has thought long and hard about it and was sure of himself. That made it easier for me to accept. Gosh, I hope this works out for all of you soon. It is so hard to be unsure of your child's future.
At 9:13pm on February 28, 2009, Sgt Terry (Network Creator) said…
Heloisa, how are things going these days? Where is R as far as a decision?
Sgt Terry
At 12:30pm on March 1, 2009, Sgt Terry (Network Creator) said…
Heloisa, I am glad that she is thinking and working on her plan. It really doesn’t matter if she joins the military now or later or, for that matter, not at all. What does matter is that she has a plan for her life and she works her plan. That is what it is all about. When my youngest, David, joined the Air Force my oldest was in college and he had no interest in the military at all and that was okay. I grow up with the draft over my head and if our number came up we had no choice but to go in. It is nice that the young folks have a choice now. You hang in there with us during this time of preparation, reflection and decision making. Remember that we at Air Force Dads and N4M and Navy Dads (If you have joined there) are with you and here for you. By the way don’t worry about how long it has been with checking in, life is full of stuff that needs to be taken care of.
Sgt Terry
At 1:48pm on April 11, 2009, Sgt Terry (Network Creator) said…
Heloisa, I wanted to stop by and see how things are going. What is going on these days? I hope all is going well. How is R doing?
Sgt Terry

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