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  • How do you get rid of this fear...Is it even normal?

    I really want to sign up for the Air National Guard. I need it to actually pay for my tuition which my family can no longer afford. OH and as a side question, after this semester, I will have 65 university credits. Does anyone know what rank I would go in as? (Again, this is for Air National Guard)

    It's scary. I am EXTREMELY close to my family. I have spent ONE night away from them. I start to panic about signing up. I don't want to have this fear anymore. Because the fact is, I do need to find a way to pay for school.

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    Re: How do you get rid of this fear...Is it even normal?

    I believe you would go in as a PFC. Once you get your bachelors, you can go in as a specialist. Have you done research on the site, or talked to a recruiter? That would be my suggestion to you.

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    • #3
      Re: How do you get rid of this fear...Is it even normal?

      1.Your asking Air National Guard questions on an Army National Guard forum.

      2.Maybe it's just been a long day for me but I'm having a really tough time trying to comprehend your thread purpose and direction.

      From what I gather, you experience seperation anxiety. I would say for most people a little is normal, especially when you factor in the distance, lack of communication and the danger associated with being in the military. However if it is as extreme as yo make it sound the military may not be the place for you. I'm not a doctor or a psychologist, but maybe a session or two could help you pinpoint the issue? If you have to medicate for it though that could DQ you from service depending on the medication.

      As for tuition assistance/reimbursement a lot will depend on your state. I'm sure the Air National Guard differs from the Army National Guard in that reguard as well. Your best bet is to speak with a recruiter.

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      • #4
        Re: How do you get rid of this fear...Is it even normal?

        Originally posted by nickguard92 View Post
        Because the fact is, I do need to find a way to pay for school.
        Get a job?

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        • #5
          Re: How do you get rid of this fear...Is it even normal?

          Originally posted by nickguard92
          Honestly, all I wanted was some reasurrance. And to make something very clear, I am on no sort of medication. It's just scary to me.
          What's the most frightening thing in the world? The unknown.

          Therefore, the more you learn about your future service, the less anxiety you will have. You will always have some, so your goal is to manage that stress into something that leads you to focus on achievement, not paralysis. This forum can provide some of that, as you read threads about Basic Training, and related details. It may comfort you to know that thousands of people enlist in the military every month, and they can't all be better people than you.

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          • #6
            Re: How do you get rid of this fear...Is it even normal?

            Originally posted by nickguard92 View Post
            I really want to sign up for the Air National Guard. I need it to actually pay for my tuition which my family can no longer afford. OH and as a side question, after this semester, I will have 65 university credits. Does anyone know what rank I would go in as? (Again, this is for Air National Guard)

            It's scary. I am EXTREMELY close to my family. I have spent ONE night away from them. I start to panic about signing up. I don't want to have this fear anymore. Because the fact is, I do need to find a way to pay for school.
            As it's been said already, this is not an Air National Guard forum so we can't help you with that.

            Now, if you are looking for a way to pay for school than you might as well keep on looking somewhere else. The guard is not a welfare system to just help you with your needs. If people decide to serve their country, then we help them out with school assistance. First priority is serving the country, then school comes second. To be honest, it sounds like you'll never make it anyways. If you can't be away from your family for more than one day then you have deeper issues. I'm extremely close to my family too, but that doesn't mean I have to be with them 24/7. Thats just wierd.

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