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Anyone in the military reserves?
if so what branch? thinking about joining so I can afford school. If so how is it? is it worth it? Did you get deploid and if so, how did you cope with that with school and/or employer
well I'm having my enrolment ceremony next tuesday, I'm hoping to start training the 27th. you cant get deployed unless you volunteer. i dont know if its the same in the US (Canada here) but hours are like 1 or 2 weekends each month with a couple tuesday nights too. the pay is pretty damn good and so are the benefits. thats pretty much all i can say since i havent started yet but i think you should definitely look into it.
different because you've a commitment to active duty service after college. With the reserves, you sign on for eight years, and you the the GI bill. Plus, in my state, NY, if you go Air National Guard, they waive the total cost of attendance IN FULL for any SUNY school (so the GI bill ends up as a $700/mo living stipend). I've looked very seriously at both ANG and USCG Reserves. If I lose my mindblowingly excellent financial aid (I pay $1200 a year...), reserves are my backup plan.
^^^^this is all true.
my mom is in the reserves with the army and the GI bill is even paying for MY school.
deployment is not an exact science, you WILL be deployed, b but its sorta randomn how often or where though, most rotations for a reservist are around 90-120 days. sometimes you get sent to shitty places, my mom has been to sent to iraq, but also got to spend like four months in hawaii. so its a toss up. if you are savvy you can apply for deployments wayy ahead of time, so instead of hoping you dont get deployed anywhere its sort of like biting the bullet and just volunteering for a deployment, you get to know when and where way ahead of time and it even allows you to choose where to go, thats how my mom got sent to hawaii, she wasnt sent orders but she was like "well, fuck it, they are probably gonna send me somewhere and they have an opening for my position in hawaii so im asking to go there" and they were like "ok". you also have to go to training and take courses and shit, usually that is set up on weekends at a base near where you live so its more convenient though. theres also little weeklong or monthlong deployments usually within the states, again, for training.
i dont know how it works out with school if you are in the reserves, but i know that your employer is required by law and shit to give you leave for the time you are deployed, and then resume your job as normal when you get back.
im not sure if everything ive said applies because my mom is an officer and i dont know if you would go in as enlisted or not, but i think most of it should be the same.
what if you have a really good job which requires you do stay if theyw ant you. Or you are working on a really big deal and you suddenly get deployed.
its a law. and you dont really suddenly get deployed. notice is anywhere from a few weeks at least to a few months. its not like some special ops shit where you might get a call at 6:00 in the afternoon and be operating by 9:30, reservists get pretty fair notice.
you can choose national guard or reserves in addition to active duty in order to fulfill your service after doing ROTC, you dont HAVE to go active.
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