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Deciding to join the military is a transformative decision that impacts all facets of life. Every story of deciding and committing to join are unique however, most stories most likely included conversations with family and friends. RallyPoint wants to know how you broke the news to your loved ones that you decided to join the military and which of those conversations still resonate with you. Share your stories with us in the comments and you'll be automatically entered to win 1 of 5 $100 Amazon gift cards! Contest runs from 10/4/21 to 11/30/21.

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Uncle Sam told them for me... I just responded rather than going to Canada...
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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It wasn't a hard decision, my Dad was a WWII Navy Veteran and served during the Korean War also. I had also been a Cadet at a Military Academy as well as a civil Air Patrol Cadet. The draft was in full force and I thought I'd rather go into the Air Force than wait for that to happen. A that point in life I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and it seemed like a good option and I felt one I was prepared for and did quite well in all the Training from Basic right into all the training beyond that point. I'm glad I had the experience and what I learned served Me well in even later civilian careers. If I had to do it again I'd still go Air Force although My only regret is I didn't take the opportunity to enter a program to become a Commissioned Officer despite My Officer in Charge and Commander plus the Base Equal Opportunity Officer trying to get Me to do so and all telling Me I'm make a good officer. They all wanted to help Me do that. I still did fine but think I passed up an chance to do something that would actually have worked out pretty well.
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GySgt Thomas Vick
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Me: Dad I joined the Marine Corp, WWII Marine Dad: You made your bed son now you have to lie in it, Me: Uncle Al I joined the Marine Corp, WWII Pilot Uncle Al: didn't talk to me for 1o years because I didn't join the Air Force.
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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My Dad who was a WWI Navy Veteran encourage Me and once I was in was always telling Me how proud of Me He was. Dad had also been involved as a adult member In Civil Air Patrol, the US Air Force Auxiliary with Me where I was a Cadet. He always supported anything I chose to do and encouraged Me. My Dad is now 95 and still a very sharp individual and only live about 4 miles from Me in the same house I grew up in. He was always there for Me and a good man.
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GySgt Thomas Vick
GySgt Thomas Vick
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My Dad was very proud of me, and my Uncle finally understood the difference in joining the Air Force, and being 1A in the draft, at the time the Air Force had a huge waiting list to get in, and I didn't want to join the Army.
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Cpl Vic Burk
Cpl Vic Burk
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GySgt Thomas Vick - I figured I would get drafted and I didn't want to go Army either so I also joined the Marines.
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