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The 10 Best Things About Being in the Military

Updated June 30, 2019 326 votes 93 voters 2.4k views10 items

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 Don't Care Who You Were Before

    The military doesn't care about the person you were before you signed up. They care about who you can be. If you're willing to put in the effort and meet their standards, any mistakes you made in the past won't matter. In their eyes, you’re a member of the armed forces. A member of their family. 

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    A Career

    The job market can be rough at times. A lot of people with college degrees are having trouble getting their career started. Another option as far as job pools are concerned would be to become an officer in the military. A Rewarding career that hinges on exceptional performance and personal conduct.

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    You Get to See the World

    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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    You Make the Best Friends of Your Life

    Your best friends from civilian live will always be close to you, but there's something about combat that creates a deep bond between people. You've both been through something incredibly challenging and that connection will never go away. They become a second family. 

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