Okay, so my husband and I are new to the Military and I'm new to this site. My husband joined the Army National Guard, left last June for basic and will be coming home with in the month! We spoke after Basic, while he's in AIT and he has told me he would like to go active in the Army. Although he would really like to go active he has left the choice up to me (or an agreement between the two of us) because we have a beautiful little girl (4 in Feb.) that we would be taking away from all our family & I'm not sure if I can do that to her. We are a really close family.
Real quick my Husbands reasons for wanting to join. (his words)
1. since being gone he has realized he would like to make this a career. He injoys it.
2 & 3. he doesn't have an college education and no job to come home to and going active, while I know you don't make tons of money it will be a constant job and will not have to worry about supporting his family.
Now I've done some research and know that it can be difficult to switch from Army National Guard to Active right after basic, but he was told because he didn't get a sign on bonus it could be alittle easier. Pros are great, stability, insurance, def income, benifits, chance to see new things BUT at the cost of possibly making our daughter un happy?? I want to be supportive of my husband and do whats right, I just don't know what right is....
Does anyone have any helpful advice or gone through this?
Sorry so long! :)
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 12:47 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:48 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by bellsandheels at 12:48 PM on Dec. 8, 2010