military The 10 Best Things About Being in the Military  

Aaron Edwards
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The armed forces have a reputation for being tough, and they like it that way. If you don’t have what it takes to join their ranks, they don’t want you. But if you’re willing to put in the effort, you’ll find a lot of rewarding life experiences waiting for you. Not just the stuff you see in the movies. The best part of military life is what military life brings out in you.
 

If you have what it takes to make it through training and distinguish yourself, you’ll discover an environment that sees the best and brightest rise to the top. It’s the ultimate test of character and a chance to discover the person you are underneath. A lot of servicemen have described their respective branch of the military as their family, and with good reason. There’s no tougher challenge than life in the armed forces, but those who are equal to the task will find their lives changed forever.  

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They Help Pay for College


They Help Pay for College is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 10 Best Things About Being in the Military
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In today's world, a college degree holds the same standing that a High School degree had 50 years ago. The difference is that paying for college isn't cheap. The good news is the military has programs that help pay for higher education you can take advantage of. 

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You Discover the Real You


You Discover the Real You is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 10 Best Things About Being in the Military
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The military is designed to push everyone to their limits, and people always realize their true selves when things are at their toughest. Whether it's discovering your sense of responsibility or your true courage, the challenges of the service will give anyone a chance to prove themselves.

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Learning a Sense of Discipline


Learning a Sense of Discipline is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 10 Best Things About Being in the Military
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A military life is a disciplined life. They don't tolerate impertinence or laziness. You'll learn how to effectively use your time and how to prioritize tasks, which is an invaluable life skill. 

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You Get to See the World


You Get to See the World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 10 Best Things About Being in the Military
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The United States military has bases all over the world, not just the Middle East. Germany, Italy, Japan, and South Korea are just some of the countries with a major U.S. presence. So, if you ever wanted to travel, the military will certainly afford you that opportunity.

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