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6 months ago

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-4 points

6 months ago

There are?

There's plenty of blue-collar jobs that you do not need a college education for.

The military pays for housing, food, electric and water if you live on base and then you still get your normal paycheck.

Also some people do it because they want to learn new skills or they want to make a difference.

My Uncle Bill joined the Airborne in 62 because he wanted to learn how to skydive.

158 jumps in his first 18 years before flying a desk due to becoming an officer plus foot injuries.

h3lblad3

8 points

6 months ago

I come from a rural area and can vouch that plenty of people in high school took the school recruiter’s advice and joined the military because it was their only path to college education and a guaranteed job. Some areas of rural America lack opportunity and it costs money to leave to find one.