I am currently in Iraq with the 82nd ABN but I ets in about 7 months. Planning on going to PCC then PSU on the GI bill. I am from CA but just can't handle it anymore. I was thinking about doing the Guard while I am in School for several reasons. For starters since I am not from Oregon I feel the need to earn my keep to stay there. I don't want to just be another guy from CA jumping ship and not adding to the state. I have saved a bunch of money and payed of all my bills so I won't have to work for at least 3 years(hoping to get my degree in 3 years) so I won't be taking someones job. I know the NG doesn't pay much but that extra few hundred and the Medical would be helpful. After school there is a good chance I may go back to Active Duty. From what I have heard the NG is either great or terrible and a lot of it depends on how jacked up the unit is. I would like to here from guys currently in the NG and what they think. I am a SPC(P) 11C by the way so I would be especially like to hear about the Infantry Companies. I talked to a recruiter up there and he was a pretty straight shooter.