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post #1 of 23 Old 11-16-12, 20:33 Thread Starter
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Joining Military maybe...

I am just wanting a little feed back from my fellow motor biking peers. If any of you were to join the military for the next 5-7 years would you keep your bike and leave it in the garage for when you come back home on leave and when you get out. Or sell it to not take a hit from the depreciation and stuff. Thanks guys just wanting some feed back.


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post #2 of 23 Old 11-16-12, 21:09
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Keep it somewhere while yiu are in boot get the required safety courses and continue to ride. You won't be deployed the whole time you are in and yiu will spend your your first year or two in schools. depending on on your rate or mos.

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Really just depends on your branch of military and deployment schedule. You could at least keep it for your first few months and see how it works out. I keep Mine in storage on base while I'm deployed, it just makes you want to ride and appreciate it more.


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Totally agree with keeping it and throwing it in storage. Boot camp for any branch isn't very long anyways. School will take the longest depending on the job you choose.

I am for instance an AT in the Navy. I did 9 weeks in boot camp, 8 weeks in Apprentice Technical Training (ATT), then 16 weeks in Pensacola for A-school then went and did another 8 weeks of school in Whidbey Island for my C-school. Some schooling for different jobs take longer and some are way shorter.

I don't know about the other branches but I believe the Navy covers moving all your stuff to your final destination.

Deployments will be different with everyone. I for instance was in Afghanistan for 6 months. Some of the Army folks said they were to be there for 18 months.

I would honestly give it a deployment if you do join to see if you really feel like you should sell it. For all you know you may get stationed somewhere that has year round riding weather and it maybe completely worth it to keep the bike even if you do deploy.

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I haven't talked to the recruiter in my area yet but if I go in I am hoping for Army Rangers. Then go from there my goal is special forces.


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I say keep it if you can afford to. It was a easier choice for me, as mine was paid off when I joined last year.
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I haven't talked to the recruiter in my area yet but if I go in I am hoping for Army Rangers. Then go from there my goal is special forces.


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So 11 Bravo...basic, AIT, apply for Airborne School, pass it, then apply for RASP (Ranger Assessment and Selection Process). You'll be there for awhile and will not ride. Store it.


Have you looked into the Air Force's Special Forces units? Combat Controller, Combat Weatherman or even............Pararescueman aka PJ. The training schedule will make Ranger training look like the Boy Scouts summer camp.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._and_structure
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  • Navy Underwater Egress Training, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida (1 day)
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Even as a ranger youll be able to ride...After all your schools that is lol GO ARMY!

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What about when I am deployed?


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