Well I posted on here a few months back how i was wanting to go into the military - Only then i was thinkin air force since thats all my family ever went into - for 7 or 8 generations. Now Ive been doing some research and talking to sme people and im leaning more towards Army - or Marines. So I went yesterday andspent 2 1/2 hours with a recruiter. He didnt fluff the marines , or try to sell them to me. He wasnt treaing me like another person that he just needed to hold a gun. He was talking to me about what they can do FOR me. It wasnt anything like everyone was trying to tell me - andIm glad. Because thats what i prepared for when i wakled in. Lots of fluff and "oh we're the best" . No. Even with my being a female he talked to me like any other potential Marine recruit. So Im pretty pleased. So needless to say Im pretty happy that i finally had time to go in and talk with the guys at the office. And im even more determined to get in tip top physical condition. Im off to talk to the Army and Air force recruiters next, to explore all my options. But so far, Im really liking the Marines. Sure - it'll be heard. Back breaking,heart breaking, skull cracking work. No matter what branch i go into. And im preparing myself to go in and be pushed to my limits , to the point where my threads areso frayed that the slightest breeze with tear eveything in me apart. But thats just me. So are there any retired Marines on here? Retired Army? We are an Air force town ( two bases ) so ive been talking with lots of Air Force guys. But if there are any Retires Air Force here id love to hear any and all advice! Im also happy because i finally got my permit yesterday, lol, i was supposed to get it two years ago.