Long story short, I'm 26 and I planned to join the service after high school. Thats allI really wanted to do.. I decided for personal reasons to work a couple years first, well then my mom got sick, and I am a cake care of an elderly couple with no kids... Between those too things, it's been hard to separate At one point I tried getting into the Coast Guard, but the recruiter rubbed me the wrong way. I filled out the information online, and got a call from the recruiter today. Of course I missed it, but I am calling them back tonight or tomorrow morning... My grandpa was the Navy, my other one was in Army and Navy and my uncle was in the Navy. I'm excited, and hope everything works out. It's been my dream for 10 years now and its time to stop putting everyone else before me.