Quoting aℓyssa™:" Exactly! That's exactly what Seth and I had to do and his recruiter told us to get married while ... [snip!] ... have been married before, he would have had to have a waiver or worked his ass off to get a higher rank before going to basic."
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Yeah...things like that I remember from years ago when I was enlisting...we figured they carried over ... [snip!] ... over branch to branch, and his recruiter confirmed that. I have no clue what the Marine equivalent of AIT is though "
Quoting aℓyssa™:" Me either. I know very little about any other branch, hell, I don't even know that much about the Army. I try to avoid all the military mumble jumble. "
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" haha I'm pretty well-versed in Army. I enlisted when I was 17, my Dad was a Ranger and two tour Viet ... [snip!] ... branches though? Not really. My best friend's boyfriend is in the Navy and listening to him talk is like, what the smurf? lol"
Quoting aℓyssa™:" My step dad was Air Force and he retired before I was in school, so yeah.. nope, nothing for me. It's probably why all the military wives hate me. hahahhaa. "
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Well...that and, IMO, they can be really clique-y and catty lol"
Quoting aℓyssa™:" No kidding. We're moving on post as soon as Seth is back and I'm kinda, sorta already dreading ... [snip!] ... it. LOL. But I know it'll save him so much gas money instead of commuting from Manhattan to Ft Riley like he had been! "
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Oh, for sure. Manhattan's not THAT far, but to make that commute to work and back...it adds up quick."
Quoting aℓyssa™:" Especially when he insists on driving a f150 that gets an awesome 10mpg. And right before he deployed ... [snip!] ... go back working for their school district) since my car gets better gas mileage and I wouldn't be driving at peak hours. "
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" haha right?! I love trucks, but at the price of gas...ohh they suck haha. Gas went up again today... I was really enjoying the whole under $3 a gallon thing we had goin."
Quoting aℓyssa™:" Oh, I know what you mean! We traded our first F150 in for a saturn vue (WORST VEHICLE EVER!) and instantly ... [snip!] ... And yeah, I filled up today at $3.05. I'm crossing my fingers it goes down again.. though I'm not too hopeful. "
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Yeah...Chris has like, this little S10 thing. He really wants to go get a Dodge Ram 1500....sooo not ... [snip!] ... into even a 1500 come July..if we're getting a new vehicle, it'll be to replace the family vehicle, not the commuter lol"
Quoting aℓyssa™:" Yeah, you're definitely going to need something a lot bigger come July!! "
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" He keeps bringing up a minivan....I hate to admit this after dogging trucks for their gas milage, but I'm thinking more like a suburban? I can't see myself being happy in a minivan."
Quoting aℓyssa™:" I would definitely go for an SUV before a minivan. "