My brother might join the Navy. What is the program like? Are they sent into combat in the mid east right now?

I don't know much about the military (and neither does he), so I'm just looking for a little insight into the program - what he can expect, etc. We definitely support the men and women in the military though we're a little dubious about what's happening to them the current war so we're wondering if people in the Navy are being sent to the Middle East right now. I'm obviously pretty clueless about this and would definitely appreciate any insight. Thanks!

Asked By: Nicki K - 4/8/2008
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It will depend on what "job" he assigned by the Navy. There are many sailors on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some Navy personnel, such as hospital corpsmen, are assigned to the Fleet Marine Force - the medics with USMC units are Navy. Ordnance disposal units are usually Navy. The SEAL units. There are many... More
Answered By: JGW - 4/8/2008
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the US ARMY, navy, marines, air force, nat'l guard, and all other reserve branches all have one thing in common. they are all war fighting organizations, it is foolish to think that one or the other service is safer than the other. and it is naive to believe that you will not be deployed in todays world.
Answered By: greggblack0590 - 4/8/2008
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