i respect your thoughts about joining the army. i joined the air force right after i got married so that i could support the two of us. the military will change your life and put a lot of things in perspective. you will realize that what you thought was important isn't anymore. i joined the AF because it's the "technical" branch of service. i wanted to have training in something that is relative to a job when i got out. im now serving in the Florida Air National Guard. i will say, it won't be easy in the beginning. but once your in, out of basic, and into the operational side of your branch of service, you'll be proud of yourself and a new level of self respect. good luck in your adventures into the military, and God Bless You.