Hello! I'm an 18 year old female and I just enlisted in the National Guard in January. I leave for BCT in May and I'm not sure, but I think I'd have to split and do AIT next year because of school (I'll be in my 3rd semester of college after BCT). I enlisted for 6 years and while I don't regret my decision at all, I never really thought about starting a family. By the time I'm out of the Guard, I'll be 27/28 (6 years + the 2 the Military can still contact you if they need you). I want to have kids kind of young (not super young!) so I'm not sure how to go about it. I don't plan having kids anytime soon. I was thinking maybe 22 or 23 which is a few years from now, with still a few more years to serve. If I got pregnant at that time, what would happen? Would I be dishonorably discharged? I'm not using it as an excuse to leave the Military; I just want to start a family a little early. In fact, if all goes well, I think I might even re-enlist. Drill is only one weekend a month, so what would happen? My fiance is not in the military by the way. Any comments or advice is appreciated. Thank you!
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