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  1. EYOB

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    September 2nd - Army - Infantry - 3 year contract - CLIFFS: Unemployed, broke, live with father, uneducated, no friends, virgin, 25 years old, Ethiopian, 6'5", 175lbs, no confidence, low self-esteem. :noes:
     
  2. Julius

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    The army is great at extracting you from your previous life and creating another one. Have fun.

    Infantry life sucks.
     
  3. EYOB

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    :sad2:

    How so ??
     
  4. Casino

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    Your kidding right? I hope you know what you got yourself into.
     
  5. BoomBoomBoy

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    If this indeed your situation, you can't go wrong. :bigthumb:
     
  6. LOLZILLA

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    Ethiopian food is :yum:
     
  7. EYOB

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    I know the basics but not the details. Will I be in the field for days/weeks at a time (non-deployment) ?? 4AM - 8PM Job ?? or what....
     
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  9. Julius

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    it's not always an easy lifestyle. just don't expect it to be a calm ride.
     
  10. disley

    disley Ooooh no it isn't. Ooooh yes it is. OT Supporter

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    Weren't you once a marine?
     
  11. EYOB

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    Yep, reserves, airwing.
     
  12. EYOB

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    :wavey:
     
  13. EYOB

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    :werd:

    My life can only go forward at this point. Probably the only thing I might have trouble with is not getting enough sleep and strenuous exercising. See profile pic for reference.
     
  14. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    You're better off working as an ambulance driver, hopefully you can cut off the contract and bail out. From the hospital view you can decide to get a degree to become a doctor or nurse. You'll help people instead of killing them.
     
  15. Julius

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    Get out of here with that. Infantrymen do more than "kill people".
     
  16. EYOB

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    :eek4:
     
  17. EYOB

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    I need a sense of dedicated direction, not to mention I need to get out on my own.
     
  18. BoomBoomBoy

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    I can tell you that, as a former active Marine, you won't regret serving your country if you do it for the right reasons. Good luck, and God Bless!
     
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    awesome man, best of luck. you will learn a lot and make some great friends.

    also, lots of respect, at least from this guy right here. thank you for your service.
     
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    I worship Zeus so he won't bless you but he promises to strike down your enemies with lightening from the top of Olympus.
     
  22. tenxia

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    eyob, at what age did you move from ethiopia to here?
     
  23. Casino

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    If I haven't said it before, I'd also like to say good luck and have fun to EYOB!
     
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    Well, with all the negatives you posted the military will give you the chance to change all of it.
     
  25. EYOB

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    Thanks everyone. I'll hope for the best as well.

    And K2, I've lived in the Dallas area all my life. Parents are from Ethiopia.
     

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