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I have a young son, and me and my wife are pretty young too. I was wondering what type of things for us to do around the area. Also what type of things for me and my wife to do alone. We're coming from Alaska and there's not much of anything to do here. Any recommendations?
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I was just curious, but if I recieve an honorable discharge from active duty. Join the national guard soon there after and recieve a dishonorable. What will happen to my educational benefits i.e gi Bill. Do they disappear? Or does the active duty Trump the National Guard?
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Just got to my first duty station, I already have a pov & I heard at they ship it to you the first time, I just don't know the details
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I’m an 18 year old female, I can run an 8 minute mile, do 35 push-ups in 2 minutes and 68 sit-ups in 2 minutes. I start PT for the first time in a couple of days and I’m nervous I’m not where I should be. Is this a good starting point for PT?
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The black fleece cap is not part of the physical fitness components and is not listed as headgear according to ar670-1.
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Education benefits
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Automatic promotion to E-4
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Out of curiosity and being able to better support veterans, student veterans in particular, what's that one thing you feel like you missed out on?
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I received company grade article 15 right before i pcs. And now my pcs orders getting cancel to go to South Korea. Am i able to pcs after finish my punishment phase?
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With another government shutdown I hear more talk about Soldiers not being able to pay for rent and other bills. It highlights to me that there are many people living paycheck to paycheck. What is the cause? Is it poor planning, living outside ones means or is it a problem with the system?

Below is a link to ideas for Active to save money.
https://www.semidelicatebalance.com/2014/06/22/10-ways-save-money-military-families/

Other ways to ensure that you are prepared for emergencies is to develop a budget and stick to it. Pay yourself in your savings until you have at least three months pay (yes it will take awhile) in case of emergencies of losing job, losing house due to fire, etc.

If you have issues/questions ask around for resources such as Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey that are available to help with planning.
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I am a Loadmaster for the Air National Guard and I am in a job I can retire from. Yes it has me set for life but being 24, almost 25 I am wondering if it is 1. Too late to change. 2. What does it take to go pursue that job. 3. How to transition from Air National Guard to Active Duty Army if I did up and pursue the Army MOS.
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I am a current member of the NC Air National Guard. I have been in for 2 years and I am finally getting back into college. I have finished my first year and enrolling for my second year. I'm 21 years old and my goal is to commission. As an enlistee, my job is Engineering Apprentice (EA) and want to continue to follow that path as an Air Force Civil Engineer officer. As I continue through college.. I think about following the path of enlisted as an EA so I can start my career now and commit my full 20 years to hopefully make E-9, or I stick it out and get an engineering/architecture degree to commission as a Civil Engineer in 4 years.

My uncle, a retired CMSgt, and my aunt, a Air Guard Captain, both tell me that the best thing for me to do is commission first then go active duty. I have also spoken to the Cadre's at my school for AFRTOC, they advised me to just get any degree and commission to be a pilot. But that isn't what I want to do. I love my job in the field of engineering, its what I'm good at.

I know I'm young, I know I'm being impatient, but I am truly wondering if the enlisted route without a degree is just the better option for me. So I'm curious, I've always heard that even enlisted folks have college degrees to make themselves more competitive for promotions. So that is also a reason I've stayed in college thus far.

Will having a degree enlisted make me more competitive for promotional slots?
Should I go active now and just take online classes?
Should I stay in college, get my degree, and commission active duty?
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