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Yep, I agree. All who can should.
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i agree too,  i do have two daughters so its a 50/50 split on how i feel about it.. but i guess if i had sons i would feel the same way.
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I like the idea of 2 years mandatory service after high school or reaching 18.

Everyone would learn how to safely handle a weapon and some dicipline. I think it would help a lot of kids become adults.

Of course, politicians would screw it up and supply a way out for the rich.
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I like the idea of 2 years mandatory service after high school or reaching 18.

Everyone would learn how to safely handle a weapon and some dicipline. I think it would help a lot of kids become adults.

Of course, politicians would screw it up and supply a way out for the rich.

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They used to teach firearms safety in schools back when I was young, and they even did it in California. Should either 2 years of either military or community service be required, absolutely!

Since we are going to play social experiment in the Armed Forces by including women in the combat arms fields, ie; infantry, then women should be drafted or at least required to register for Selective Ssrvice.

But given that I am from the old days, I also believe that the following should be implemented:

1. Since men are getting their heads sheared to remove individuality, so should the women.
2. Back in the 60s and early 70s, if a woman got pregnant, she was discharged. We should reinstate that regulation.
3. Why not put either 2 men/1 woman or 1 man/2 women in the same BEQ room? If in a squad bay, why not share the shower/head facilities
4. In the Corps at least, they have been trying for over 4 decades to have women run the same PFT as the men, even if scored differently, but failed. We should not lower our physical standards regardless of branch of service just to play the "equality" game.

Remember, this old Gunny is set in his ways.

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i agree with you gunny,,,       it should NOT be "the same but different".

I often wished there had been women on the "t"  , thought the guys on the tenders had it good....   but then i realize , it would have been a pretty big distraction ...    for me atleast ...    i have a friend who has alot of females on his boat.... guess the drama is pretty high. 


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As long as we make a big deal out of it, it will be a big deal.  Doesn't matter if it's gender, race or religion.

It is what we make of it.

I remember the first women pilot's in the 70's.  It was a big deal because some dicks made it a big deal.

Also, don't forget the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII.  The conscientious was that blacks couldn't fly planes, much less combat missions.  They went on to be one of the most successful combat units of WWII.
  
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