If your old enough to serve in the Ar...

If your old enough to serve in the Armed Forces

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Drinking age

Jacksonville, IL

#1 Jun 21, 2011
Why can't you drink alcohol?

What are your views?
blackbelt

Charleston, IL

#2 Jun 22, 2011
I feel there are enough stupid drunks around without adding 18 and 19 year olds to the drunken mix
Vet

Jacksonville, IL

#3 Jun 22, 2011
I think if they are mature enough to join and fight and chance loosing their lives for us.......they are mature enough to have a beer!
the diggler

Menifee, CA

#4 Jun 22, 2011
If these brave young warriors are old enough to lay down there lives for our protection of freedoms, they have earned the right to have a beer or to.
Gunny Hartman

United States

#5 Jun 22, 2011
I think that if you are IN the service,you should be able to have a beer...not just because you are old enough. Enlist.
meme

Lake Village, IN

#6 Jun 22, 2011
yes
Vet

Jacksonville, IL

#7 Jun 22, 2011
Gunny Hartman wrote:
I think that if you are IN the service,you should be able to have a beer...not just because you are old enough. Enlist.
I agree.........Not every 18 Y/O kid is mature enough......hell I know 30 Y/O men that aren't mature enough to drink. But.....if you are enlisted and serving this great country you should be able to have a beer if you want.
Vet

Jacksonville, IL

#8 Jun 22, 2011
blackbelt wrote:
I feel there are enough stupid drunks around without adding 18 and 19 year olds to the drunken mix
Not all 18-19 y/o's..........just the ones that are enlisted.
blackbelt

Charleston, IL

#9 Jun 22, 2011
sounds good, but I doubt too many vets have a problem getting a beer.
blackbelt

Charleston, IL

#10 Jun 22, 2011
Most are taught to adapt and overcome
Also a Vet

Rock Island, IL

#11 Jun 22, 2011
No. You should enlist to serve, not have rules changed for you. I did not have the right to drink for the first three years I was in. Even when deployed to another country where the legal drinking age limit was 18, the commander passed a general order that noone under the age of 21 was allowed to. Changing the rules is only going to cause problems.
eee

Rock Island, IL

#12 Jun 30, 2011
I'm a firm believer if a young man or woman is fighting for our country, they should be granted a certain type of leniency (though with harsher, military driven punishment) towards law regarding age restrictions. Of course they'd have to show their military ID to be served alcohol.
formertrooper

United States

#13 Jul 4, 2011
It is a shame that some people think that because individuals in the service, that they should be allowed to drink. I thought that you wanted to defend this country against those who would destroy us, I never thought it was just to have the right to drink. Their has always been two laws that servicement must obey, the Civiliam Law, and then the Military. I believe that when you are on foreign soil, you also have that law to comply with. I served in severial countries, many times, TDY, and I had to comply with all rules.
JOHN

Watseka, IL

#14 Aug 3, 2011
You have to be one brave American to sign up these days.
King Zethias

United States

#15 Jun 9, 2012
No one cares, the United states government and armed forces have started drafting united states citizens as of last year, and have now reached their way here in illinois from chicago to kankakee, soo to be small towns like watseka. Every one will die due to ww3 at hand here in 2012, and the United states government will not see the year 2020 for sure.
just wondering

Saint Charles, IL

#16 Jun 12, 2012
i hope they draft the king
unplanedevent

United States

#17 Jun 19, 2012
Although at the age of 18 you do have to register for the draft, Congress has not used the draft for the purpose of filling military slots. The present economy is probably the most driving factor in who enlist in the service. Some enlist because the pay and 3 meals a day, and medical treatment, housing are all included. You may gain experience in a field that in reality is not even required in the local area, however, the GI Education bill allows you to schooling in an education for a field that is required. Hero's do not have to be military, police, firemen, and etc., the average man or woman can be, just raise and support your kids.
drafting

Saint Joseph, IL

#18 Aug 9, 2012
i wish they would draft obama and devine. both would refuse to go, of course....
not kyles friend

Saint Joseph, IL

#20 Aug 10, 2012
Knock it off, kyle.
kyle and johnny

Saint Joseph, IL

#22 Aug 11, 2012
poor kyle...

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