I've been milling over the idea of joining up for years upon years at this point but, a buddy I work with today was trying exceptionally hard to get me to do the buddy system with him and join the Navy. I've always wanted to join the Navy to begin with so, him coming to me for that branch versus another must be some kind of sign of Godly proportion haha. I've never really had the opportunity to join up based on family troubles or financial problems but, now that I'm free of both, it just seems like the right time, ya know? I've lived around the military overseas for the better part of the last decade so, it's really all I've known. Plus, I was raised by an ex-Navy man so, it's always been with me haha. For those of you thinking of joining: What are your reasons for wanting to join? What branch are you wanting to go into and what job? What's the draw of the military over other options; especially with the wars going on now? For those who have or are serving: Why did you join? What branch and field did you go into? What's your experience been like and given the opportunity, would you do it again? If you have a family, how have they coped with the commitment? I know coming from a governmental family, the moving is a big part but, I've embraced it and really love the excitement of it all but, I know there are those that completely hate the entire ordeal. Thanks for any input guys!