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My son is joining the National Guard.

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I'm very proud of my son, and even more so right at the moment. He's a 17 y/o junior in High School and is an Eagle Scout. He is active in the LEO Explorer program at my department and has attended the youth police academy for 3 straight years.


Now he is a member of the Illinois National Guard (or at least he will be after MEPS on Tuesday/Wednesday). He has decided that this is the road for him. He will be signing on as an MP (Military Police). This summer will be spent ar Basic Training and next summer at AIT. He decided on this path so that he can serve his Country and Community and at the same time attend college on a full time basis.


He is very excited about this opportunity and I am very excited for him. At the same time, I am also very nervous for him with all of the situations that are taking place around the globe. Be that as it may, I understand that freedom isn't free and for that I am thankful that I have a son that is willing to stand up and fight for those precious freedoms.


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Please inform your son that his Uncle Dennis is also proud of him. Eagle Scouts generally do well in life. He sounds very mature for a teen. I wish him the best life has to offer. Congratulations to you and your wife for good parenting.

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You and Mrs. Glock done good raising that young'un. I can see where you are very proud of him as I am. He is not leaving HS is he? I did not know he could join the National Guard at 17 and still be in HS. Sounds like he is in a hurry to grow up which shows the man that he is. Be proud of him my Brother and pray for his safety as we shall.

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You and Mrs. Glock done good raising that young'un. I can see where you are very proud of him as I am. He is not leaving HS is he? I did not know he could join the National Guard at 17 and still be in HS. Sounds like he is in a hurry to grow up which shows the man that he is. Be proud of him my Brother and pray for his safety as we shall.



Gotta Bump Robo and UncleDennis!!!!!


Robo, this sounds like what I did: When I enlisted as a Junior in High School (way back in the middle ages), it was called Delayed Entry. I think they call it "Split Option" now. In either case, you enlist, complete Basic Training during the summer between Junior year and Senior year, then go back for the Advanced Training. Mine was a little different; I enlisted (Regular Army), finished High Schoold, then went to Basics and AIT after High School Graduation.


Glock, as a Retired Army dude, I can honestly say I'm very proud of him!!!! I wish him all of the best!!!


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You know how proud I am of him!  And proud of you and your wife too!  Your son is going in the right direction.  I can understand your nervousness when it comes to what is happening globally.  I will keep him in my prayers for his saftey from harm.  I know he will have a successful career!


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Hats off to your boy. The National Guard is no walk in the park, so I wish him luck. Keep him motivated in school so he will graduate.


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I wish him the best of luck! After he finishes college he might decide to attend OCS, the money is certainly better in the military for Commisioned Officers.


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Congrats to you and your wife on raising your son to do something positive and productive with his life. And congrats to your son on making a wise choice, especially with this day and age. May he flourish and do well in whatever endeavors he chooses, and enjoys what he is doing as he does it.

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I am so proud of this young man. Congratulations for raising a fine young man and I wish him all the best.

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As a parent, you are going to worry no matter what your child chooses to do in life. You are right, freedom isn't free. And I thank God everyday for people like you, who raise your children with the honor and courage to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. I am sure he is the image of strength, honor, courage, and brains. You have raised him to succeed, and he will. Congrats on raising such a blessing. May your family be always blessed.



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You are very blessed.................

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Congrats to him on the begining of a good career.  Tell him to go for twenty, so he can get that second pension...

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Bump Uncle Dennis' comment.  He will be in my prayers. 


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It's been a while since I checked back here, but I want to thank you all for the well wishes. I will pass them along.


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Don't know how I missed this thread, tell your boy we are proud of the man he is becoming !!!! Congrats Shane and we will keep him in out prayers !!!


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Thats great. I joined a few days after I turned 18 in 2009. Make sure his recruiter knows he's an eagle scout as he will get E-3 (PFC) off it. Also, make sure you know all the rules before going "split-op" which is the split period between basic and AIT. Very few people know some of the rules administered in this program, like he's considered a "soldier in training." Soldiers in training can't operate vehicles, bikes and skateboards count, this includes the time you start basic and you're done with AIT. There are many other split op rules, but I don't know them all because I did my Basic and AIT in 1 succession, and I knew it would carry into the next schooling semester, but the reason I did it all at once is to A) get it out of the way, and B) I got college credits for basic and AIT anyways. I'm taking the same route as your son; joining in H.S. in such a rush has never been a mistake or looked back upon. What I recrommened is he starts ROTC through college, and become comissioned within a few years, as well as continuing college. Right after basic and ait I began to attend Sam Houston State Univ. (#2 in the nation in CJ) and automatically got accepted because of service. Just one of the millions of perks that the army has to offer. Hope this helped.