So about 6 months ago I moved to Kentucky from Vancouver, WA. I am having a tough time finding work and running out of time trying to pay bills. I know some of you are in the National Guard or have been, and I've been seriously thinking about joining. Not just because I'm need some extra cash, but because I've never served in the Military and it's always been something I have wanted to do, or regretted not doing. I know I have a good chance of getting deployed maybe even ASAP after training. I'm not afraid to go, but I'm afraid of leaving my wife and the worry that would cause for her. I'm 29 years old and I don't have any kids. So I really have no other reasons why I can't. I think it's something that can give me some better skills and a change in my attitude. Also it's an experience I won't get anywhere else. I see myself getting older and not doing anything with my life so I feel like this can be my way to serve my country, get some adventure, and possibly make myself more attractive to employers. I've read several books on Iraq and Afghanistan and I feel like I have the ability to help other men and women of this country serving. I have always said if you have the ability to help others you have the obligation to do so. What do you all think? What are your experiences? Good, bad, or just ugly?