did you serve in military or any social duty or not? ( men & women )

@thestar (304)
Egypt
August 6, 2008 6:41am CST
in my country duty is a compulsory duty we can't refuse it if they submit us to serve i'm really proud of been soldier for one year i loved military life it is where you can listen to orders and obey it . adherence and obligations is a must there so you learn a lot of good manners that you really need it in your outside life ( ordinary life ) . in military all orders must be followed and no exceptions could you bear that . did you serve in military or not? is it a compulsory in your country or you just volunteer? what do you think if you don't have a compulsory duty should you volunteer or you hate military life? if you are a girl is there is a duty for girls in your country is it in military too or in other social services . ******************** happy post every buddy*****************************
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@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
6 Aug 08
It is not mandatory where I live so I have never been in the military, my sister is as officer in the US Military and has been serving for 22 years already, she will be retiring in a couple of years. She is a single mom so I help her out with her children and many of her affairs when she is away on military business. I applaud all the men and women in the armed forces, they deserve our support.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 Aug 08
That is a good thing that you do! I am glad that all has gone well for her. She will get many benefits after she retires.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
7 Aug 08
Thank you, I will be glad when she retires, she has been deployed three times already and it's hard on her and her children, especially her youngest daughter.
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@thestar (304)
• Egypt
7 Aug 08
hmmmmmmmm this very impressive howard it is really a honor that you help your sister in bring up children let me tell you that you are a good guy not only that you deserve all support to i hope i could help but unfortunately long distance between us . good luck with your sister children I'm pretty sure you will do the best for them sake and bring them in the right way happy posting dear friend .
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@intimate36 (1416)
• Pakistan
7 Aug 08
hello dear, you are lucky ,you got this chance...and above all , you really loved and enjoyed it,, Persons get disciplined and punctual in this field.Unfortunately, in my country ....no chance
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@thestar (304)
• Egypt
7 Aug 08
ty intimate for you sweet words sure i'm lucky for that . i hope you could get a good chance like that in your country to if you love to do that . it doesn't matter to serve in military for exact but could serve in social services and help ppl whom really need your help i'm about to join a group helping ppl which need clothes and other stuff this make you more contact with your community and feel them pains and them happiness . good luck dear friend and happy post .
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• Pakistan
8 Aug 08
Regarding social services...Yes I do serve in volunteer capacity.. My community has a very strong net work with various board, for example , we have our own education board, economic planning board,social welfare board, housing board,health board....many more. And we all geta a chance to serve there....
@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
6 Aug 08
I did 1 year from 1987 to 1988, because it was compulsory but now since 2001 is volunteer..I have to tell you that I had prefer to continue to work, in that year a lost a lot of money, in Italy the soldier pay was about 120 dollar for a month!! and I had a job where i got more then 2000 dollar..make your count how much I lose in one year Nun
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 Aug 08
The pay is usually low! That is not good.
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@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
7 Aug 08
Hi, with that low pay they take the joy away.. Nun
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 Aug 08
In my country, it is not compulsory to serve in the military! People join for the training and for money to attend college. I wanted to get that training too, as it is great discipline and can help you for the rest of your life! I did not join for several reasons. My husband did serve, and he served in Vietnam as well. I think there should be some type of discipline training similar to military training for high school students. Too many people are undisciplined and never taught like that. I always thought that the countries that make you serve, have the best policy. Although I also have to say that those countries also seem to engage in military conflicts a lot less than the countries that have voluntary service. We do have a compulsory draft registration. That means that the military service has a list of eligible young men over eighteen years old. IN case of war, the president can activate the draft and then people will have to join! I am against that as we do not need war.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Yes, that would be great! I understand the need to be prepared so maybe to keep bullies away!
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
8 Aug 08
Well, all the men here serve their duty of 2 active years. And another 13 reserve years after that. It is a really eye opening experience. And one that made many boys become men. Something that I am proud of. At the same time loath as well. Proud cos I learned more things in that two years than I did in my entire life till then. Loath, well, the comforts of home is sorely missed during that period!
• Canada
23 Oct 09
My husband is an American who fought in the Viet Nam war in the 1960s. He really did not want to be there, as he does not believe in war and fighting. Sadly, he was drafted. Now we are both in Canada, where it is not cumpulsory to serve military service. I think...ok we both think... there are better ways to serve the country than to fight, if that's not what you believe in. -Be a productive member of sociery. -Help others -Be honest -Stimulate the eccomony -Pay your taxes -Be proud of what you have And many more.