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ArMy_Of21 05-07-2008 02:25 AM

need some help
so i'm in the army and i was reading some of these threads and i thought i was the only person in the world that thought about things like the world goin to **** and stuff like that but my dilemma is how would i make aplan for something like that when if somethin did pop off i would be called to duty......what should i do?

bkt 05-07-2008 11:39 AM

If you're single with no children, you live up to your commitment to the Army. If you ever receive orders to engage in activities against American citizens that go against the Constitution, you refuse to obey those orders. For example, National Guard members were ordered to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens in New Orleans during the Katrina disaster. That would be an example of what NOT to do.

If you have a family, things can get messy. You'll have to weigh the situation. But if you do have a family, devise a plan of what to do and possibly where to go for different scenarios. Teach them how to look out for and look after themselves.

ArMy_Of21 05-07-2008 04:46 PM

i have a wife and daughter so yeah that part is hard cuz i wanna fulfill my obligations and whatnot but to me my family is more important

bkt 05-07-2008 08:10 PM

Get your wife and, if possible, your daughter up to speed on where your thoughts for potential Bad Times are, and work with them to fend for themselves in the event you're not around. Realistically, the chances of a total SHTF scenario taking place are probably slim.

How you reconcile your past commitments and an ever-changing field to your obligations as a husband and dad are best handled by you.

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