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Thinking of enlisting?

Thinking of enlisting?

Youth at counter recruitment conference

Youth at Counter Recruitment Conference.

Photo: AFSC / Terry Foss

Signing up for the military isn't like taking a job or registering for a camp or school. It is a serious decision that has lifelong consequences. Recruiters are quick to emphasize the good points about being in the military, but there are many downsides. What recruiters say about life in the military at best omits many facts. At worst, recruiters tell out and out lies to sign up recruits.