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    Hello,

    So I want to join the National guard but the only reason I won't join is because I don't want to get deployed. So are there any national guard type programs in which you can volunteer to help with States in need like during.. Tornados, Floods, Etc.. or any programs like that in which I could help my state or other states in need. If that makes sense.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Volunteer Type Work?

    So you want a uniform, educational benefits, bonuses, paycheck, health insurance etc and to only being called upon for state missions right? If so, the Guard doesn't work like that.


    If not, then seek the Red Cross or NC's state defense force. http://www.ncstateguard.com/
    Last edited by SteveLord; June 7th, 2013, 03:56 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Volunteer Type Work?

      Yeah I Figured. What's the chances of being deployed? I heard something about them trying to send you out like once in every 5-6years.. Is that true?

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        Re: Volunteer Type Work?

        Originally posted by BallinAmber View Post
        Yeah I Figured. What's the chances of being deployed? I heard something about them trying to send you out like once in every 5-6years.. Is that true?
        Why are you so concerned with deployment? Whats the issue?

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        • #5
          Re: Volunteer Type Work?

          Volunteer with the Red Cross. This isn't the Boy Scouts.

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            Originally posted by Mr.Incognito View Post
            Why are you so concerned with deployment? Whats the issue?
            He doesn't want to deploy.

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            • #7
              Re: Volunteer Type Work?

              Originally posted by Lance13A View Post
              He doesn't want to deploy.
              Comedy central in here. There is a reason he doesn't want to go. One that is usually mitigated by understanding what we actually do over there. Many being automatically think it is saving private ryan type combat.

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              • #8
                Re: Volunteer Type Work?

                Ok, let me add. I'm a 21 year old, Female. I don't want to deploy for numerous reasons being family, In a relationship here, things in that nature. I'm thinking about getting on the police department instead. I was just curious to know if the national guard offered anything related to staying in state and helping people. I already got my answer though. Thanks.

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                  Re: Volunteer Type Work?

                  Originally posted by BallinAmber View Post
                  Hello,

                  So I want to join the National guard but the only reason I won't join is because I don't want to get deployed. So are there any national guard type programs in which you can volunteer to help with States in need like during.. Tornados, Floods, Etc.. or any programs like that in which I could help my state or other states in need. If that makes sense.

                  Thanks!
                  I, for one, appreciate the fact that the OP was clear and forthright. We encounter many people who want to suck the benefits of the National Guard while bearing none of the burden. At least this person didn't try to scam the system. I bear no ill will against such a person, particularly since she is seeking to serve in another manner.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Volunteer Type Work?

                    Originally posted by Mr.Incognito View Post
                    Comedy central in here. There is a reason he doesn't want to go. One that is usually mitigated by understanding what we actually do over there. Many being automatically think it is saving private ryan type combat.
                    At any time we can be ordered to go to this type of combat. And I don't want the author of this thread by my side or my battle's side in that situation. So my advice to her is join the Red Cross. In the current environment I agree with you. Most deployed soldiers don't actually experience first hand combat. They will sit at a desk and count chow attendees, fuel up your trucks, work in an office talking about the combat arms guys, or...well I still haven't figured out what the rest of them did. But I digress. To the author of this thread, I would recommend not joining the Army.

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                      Re: Volunteer Type Work?

                      Originally posted by Orelladanza View Post
                      At any time we can be ordered to go to this type of combat. And I don't want the author of this thread by my side or my battle's side in that situation. So my advice to her is join the Red Cross. In the current environment I agree with you. Most deployed soldiers don't actually experience first hand combat. They will sit at a desk and count chow attendees, fuel up your trucks, work in an office talking about the combat arms guys, or...well I still haven't figured out what the rest of them did. But I digress. To the author of this thread, I would recommend not joining the Army.


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                      And Incognito is right too but people joining the military need to understand the scope of what it entails. It is like wanting to be a cop and asking not to go on patrol or getting shot it. A deployment is something that is probable; regardless if its combat or Africom. If you cannot go within or beyond the scope of the parameters; then the military is not the right place that you are seeking.
                      Last edited by Chief Kemosabe; June 8th, 2013, 02:35 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Volunteer Type Work?

                        Originally posted by Orelladanza View Post
                        At any time we can be ordered to go to this type of combat. And I don't want the author of this thread by my side or my battle's side in that situation. So my advice to her is join the Red Cross. In the current environment I agree with you. Most deployed soldiers don't actually experience first hand combat. They will sit at a desk and count chow attendees, fuel up your trucks, work in an office talking about the combat arms guys, or...well I still haven't figured out what the rest of them did. But I digress. To the author of this thread, I would recommend not joining the Army.
                        I agree that people should not join if not willing to deploy, but if you think that after you enlist as an X-ray tech or a water treatment specialist (to use some extreme examples) that you are going to be pinned down in a bunker somewhere throwing mortar rounds at tanks, then think again. This is what the uneducated think of when your average 18 year old says "I joined the army". That was the point I was trying to make. In the OPs case, her concern is simply being away...whether it in the resort life of Qatar or on some FOB in Afghanistan with pee tubes....you would be away.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Volunteer Type Work?

                          The National Guard isn't just a national force.

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                            Originally posted by Mr.Incognito View Post
                            I agree that people should not join if not willing to deploy, but if you think that after you enlist as an X-ray tech or a water treatment specialist (to use some extreme examples) that you are going to be pinned down in a bunker somewhere throwing mortar rounds at tanks, then think again. This is what the uneducated think of when your average 18 year old says "I joined the army". That was the point I was trying to make. In the OPs case, her concern is simply being away...whether it in the resort life of Qatar or on some FOB in Afghanistan with pee tubes....you would be away.
                            I agree. I just personally believe individuals with these priorities aren't fit for army service. 100 people a month join with these priorities and within months you'll have a battalion size of useless soldiers.

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                              Re: Volunteer Type Work?

                              Originally posted by SteveLord View Post
                              The National Guard isn't just a national force.
                              Unfortunately. I would like to see the Guard go back to its more traditional roots of serving the States under most conditions.
                              Last edited by Big Green; June 10th, 2013, 01:36 AM.

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