i am about to enlist in the national guard. i am a single mother of two. it is very scary knowing that you could be deployed. the best advise someone told me was to stay in school as long as you can. the thing im going into is 30 weeks long plus 9 of bootcamp and then i'm enrolling in the ROTC program which i'm guaranteed not to be deployed for the first year i'm in that. so it leaves me with the possibility of being deployed in 1 year instead of 3. the thing that i'm looking at the most is that i'm doing this for my kids also. i'm in a rough situation with really no alternative. i am scared, but i know that this is what i need to be doing.