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        04-06-2012, 09:58 AM
      #31
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    I am glad that you have decided to wait.

    Just to make you aware, you need your parents permission (signatures) in order to join before you are 18 (ETA which means they would have to be at the MEPS station with you or they would have had to sign them before you went). Also depending on you area, you parents could have very well called the police and reported you as a runaway, and you could have also been charged with truancy... Just more things for you to be aware of.
         
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        04-06-2012, 10:44 AM
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    Originally Posted by NdAppy    
    I am glad that you have decided to wait.

    Just to make you aware, you need your parents permission (signatures) in order to join before you are 18 (ETA which means they would have to be at the MEPS station with you or they would have had to sign them before you went). Also depending on you area, you parents could have very well called the police and reported you as a runaway, and you could have also been charged with truancy... Just more things for you to be aware of.

    Well, I'll be 18 at the time I go. I never thought about the runaway thing, but I thought if I was 18 at the time and legally an adult there is nothing they could have done. I've missed school before to go see my recruiter and all he has to do is fax them a note and it is excused.
         
        04-06-2012, 11:33 AM
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    After 18 you should be alright. I was just letting you know what could have happened with you going before your 18th birthday.

    And without your parents signatures you wouldn't have been able to even go through with your MEPS now at 17.
         
        04-06-2012, 01:44 PM
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    After 18 you should be alright. I was just letting you know what could have happened with you going before your 18th birthday.

    And without your parents signatures you wouldn't have been able to even go through with your MEPS now at 17.

    Oh okay. :)


    I wasn't going to go until 3 days after my 18th birthday anyways. Now it will probably be 5 or 6 days after.
         
        04-06-2012, 02:40 PM
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    If you're 18, you can do whatever you want. Your folks can't stop you if you want to join the military. If you want it that bad, go for it. Your parents will get over it.

    At the end of the day, it's YOUR life. You only get one, so you better make the most of your time on this earth. Live however you **** well please. I know what it's like to have difficult parents and I don't blame you for not wanting to tell them, because it would probably just turn into another screaming match. I've been there. Maybe you could tell them just before you leave. That way, they get to say goodbye, but it would be too late to try and stop you. I would tell them that you've already made the decision and you're going to go, whether they like it or not. They love you, and they're have to accept it eventually. You can't let your parents dictate your life forever.
         
        04-06-2012, 02:44 PM
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    If you're 18, you can do whatever you want. Your folks can't stop you if you want to join the military. If you want it that bad, go for it. Your parents will get over it.

    At the end of the day, it's YOUR life. You only get one, so you better make the most of your time on this earth. Live however you **** well please. I know what it's like to have difficult parents and I don't blame you for not wanting to tell them, because it would probably just turn into another screaming match. I've been there. Maybe you could tell them just before you leave. That way, they get to say goodbye, but it would be too late to try and stop you. I would tell them that you've already made the decision and you're going to go, whether they like it or not. They love you, and they're have to accept it eventually. You can't let your parents dictate your life forever.
    I plan on doing this on my birthday (April 13 when I turn 18), only perhaps in a less confrontational manner. Hah.
         

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