I'm seriously thinking about joining the national guard to be a medic/emt. They pay for your 6mths of training. They give you a $20,000 sign on bonus to repay your student loans. I'd be registered as a emt/medic/firefighter in the state of RI. SO, when I'm not at war or doing national guard things I can be a medic/emt/firefighter for another company. I'm not going to jump into something that I don't want to do. I'm not going to make a rash decision just for the sake of it. I'm actually thinking about it. I'm thinking of the pros. I'm thinking of the cons. I just need more input. I need other pros and cons either than my own. Please, don't tell me how much the war sucks. Please, dont tell me how horrible you think our president is. I know all these things. I wouldnt be joining the guard to fight in the war. I'd be joining the guard to save lives. Which is something that I've always wanted to do.