Yeah it's not so bad. Your drill sergeants are only dicks for the first few weeks, after that they are cool. Well unless you end up getting a ***** for a CO like my company had. During our final field training exersize as soon as we got done with our 10 mile march our CO had First Sergeant make us hold crates of MRE's above our heads and jog around the forward operating base for about an hour. But I don't think you'll have to worry about that, I don't think the Air Force does field training exersizes.
The 2 year reserves in my contract means that those last 2 years I don't have to show up to drill, but I am still apart of that unit. So say if my unit gets deployed then they can call me back into service.
Mhmm, I've heard the same about their basic training. And I already am used to being screamed at by my parents so it's all good xD drill sgt are gonna be a pain though with their mind games like you said but oh well I'll have to get used to that too for the 8 week period. And what do you do during the 2 years in reserves?
Ah yeah, I forgot about those 4 year contracts. I got a 6-2 contract. 6 years 'active' and 2 years in the inactive ready reserves. Yeah I've heard the Air Force does, and they have the shortest. I think they only make you go for like 7 or 8 weeks and the PT test is supposed to be easier. I think they only have to run 1.5 miles. All basic trainings are hyped up though. Everyone acts like it was hell going through it but really it's easy as long as your in the right place, in the right uniform and you follow your orders. You get used to being screamed at 24/7, being in the front leaning rest and all those ******** mind games drill sergeants love to play.
I have no idea what I'm gonna do once I enlist, it'l really depend on what score I get on the ASVAB. I've also heard that Air Force has the easiest basic training out of all the branches but I'll still prepare for the worst lol. Yeah I know but it's better to wait 4 years, until I get out and be able to smoke again while enjoying my military benefits. It's a win/win xD
Cool, sounds like you got a good recruiter then. I know some that won't even talk to ya if they knew you did drugs. You might wanna try ROTC in college. I don't know if you want to be enlisted (working man) or officer (desk jockies) but either way it would only help. ROTC is no where near basic training, but it would give you an idea of what it's like. Haha, yeah I hear ya. If you go reserves you might have a chance. I'm in the Army National Guard on active duty orders, haven't been drug tested in 6 months.
Word of advice. Make sure your off that **** for like 3 months before you head to MEPS, they drug test the first day your there. If they ask (and they will) have you ever smoked marijuana before, tell them no. It just starts a whole bunch of paperwork and questions if you say yes. If your serious about joining the military then good luck! I don't know what branch you want to join but I'm currently serving in the Army, so if you have any questions feel free to ask them. (recruiters will lie their ass off to get you to sign up.)
I had already told my air force recruiter that I smoked and he was fine with it but he told me not to smoke anymore so I wouldn't show positive when I get to MEPS. I don't plan to join this year yet since I'm going to college to see how that works out for me first but I quit anyways so that it'll be easier for me to get used to not having it, I mean I'm craving a blunt right now and if I join I won't be able to smoke one for 4 years