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I remember growing up watching my dad don the military greens Consisting of combat boots camouflage pants and the matching coat with the camo hat He looked like GI Joe It was so cool to sit and watch him walk around in it with his name on one side of the coat and the US Air Force badge on the other I wanted to wear that uniform so bad Ten Years later I found myself in a predicament The Air Force would not let me join cause I was only seventeen I thought well screw them then I was so mad I wanted to leave for basic that summer Then I got a call from a US Army recruiter He said Did you know that in the Army we can pay for 75 of your college give you money and you can leave this summerif your intense enough January 11th 2001 I signed my name about 80 times and BAM I was now enlisted in the US Army That sounded so cool a Soldier in the US Army My dad was so proud but my mom on the other hand said no at first She was like Why dont you wait a year and join the Air Force Its less dangerous then being in the Army and you sleep in motels instead of tents when you go places Moms are crazy like that Who cares if I sleep in a tent She just didnt want to see her baby boy leave the house so soon for 9 weeks in Military Training You know the whole growing up too fast thing That was my mom Before I knew it I had completed my junior year of High School and 3 days later on May 18th 2001 I was on a plane headed for Fort Jackson South Carolina Everyone told me that Ft Jackson was referred to as Relaxing Jackson Maybe in some Companies but
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