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US Gov Draft? Our 19 yr old son just got a letter from the Fed Gov 'Selective Service System'

 
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didn't they start selective service registration back up in the early 1980s? how could you not know this?


1968 is when they started this
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no
they started the draft lottery in 1969 -- maybe that's what you're thinking about
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Get the straight scoop from the government so you won't wonder.

Look in the phone book or online and call the recruiting office of any branch of the service, or look in the blue pages of the phone book under US Govt offices. Selective Service should be listed.
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He should have done it a year ago.
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12/04/2012 08:51 PM
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Every male, for now, must when they hit 18. If we have a draft, I think we will, you will know.

BTW: I have 2 boys 19 and 21.....
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Yep, and now parents like us get to bite our nails until they are 40.
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12/04/2012 08:55 PM
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Get the straight scoop from the government so you won't wonder.

Look in the phone book or online and call the recruiting office of any branch of the service, or look in the blue pages of the phone book under US Govt offices. Selective Service should be listed.


NO NEED,

I did it at 18 and both my boys did as well, no way around. Just a waiver for school.
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What's the oldest you can be to be drafted
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45 in ww2
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Thank you! I'm ready lets di it!
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DO IT*
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Did my time im out with a honorable discharge.And i was deployed overseas .I would not serve under obama for nothing i would rather be locked up if they could find me and it would become very expencive screw obama bush2 and bush 1 we could of got 15k for gulf 1 and bush said no even my uncles that fought in ww2 are asking why they put the time in for this state of affairs i was 17 and stupid and the va screwes the veterans a long line of vets in my family .this is not why we fought .clinton draft dodger bush 2 only in america can a homeless vet sleep in the streets wile a draft doger sleeps in the whitehouse
A pissed off American veteran!
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12/04/2012 08:57 PM

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Holy shit OP you have a 19 yr old and yet you dont know about selective service. Great way to reinforce the "Americans are dumb" opinions on here..thwak
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Nope. Never heard about it. Growing up I watched Viet Nam war live on television 24/7 and was concerned my brother would be drafted. Never heard it called SSS back then. It's a very catchy acronym though - reminds me '666'.

I don't get a newspaper nor watch TV news that has to be approved by the White House before it can be aired. Never cared for mind controlled news so I guess for that I am stupid for not OBEYing and watching what you watch.
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didn't they start selective service registration back up in the early 1980s? how could you not know this?


1968 is when they started this
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no
they started the draft lottery in 1969 -- maybe that's what you're thinking about
 Quoting: Swinburnian


I remember that. We were concerned for my brother.

I went to that website and clicked on the Lottery link. Got very creepy feelings from it.
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I don't get a newspaper nor watch TV news that has to be approved by the White House before it can be aired. Never cared for mind controlled news so I guess for that I am stupid for not OBEYing and watching what you watch.


The kids are told in the last year of high school, I was?
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I don't get a newspaper nor watch TV news that has to be approved by the White House before it can be aired. Never cared for mind controlled news so I guess for that I am stupid for not OBEYing and watching what you watch.


The kids are told in the last year of high school, I was?
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I graduated in 1974. My son never mentioned this to us. Then again he doesn't talk much about this stuff with us.
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That's because your kids are slaves to the government. They decide if they want to send them to war, whenever they feel like it.
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With the WW3 on deck for the last 4 year I have been shitting myself over this issues. they need 500K for ground run on Iran. Add others, and I think they will need 5 million kids....
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[link to usgovinfo.about.com]
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Here is the link to register
[link to usgovinfo.about.com]
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Many high school students can register at school. More than half the high schools in the United States have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar.
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I graduated in 1974. My son never mentioned this to us. Then again he doesn't talk much about this stuff with us.

At my high school they gave us the form, and thinking about it so did my 21 year old. He came home with it.....
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Thanks for confirming it's ligit.
 Quoting: sleepypoochy


He can also register at the Post Office, though that may have changed in recent years.

Yes, all US males have to register when they turn 18.
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12/04/2012 09:09 PM
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Here is the answer to the what year question:

President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 which created the country's first peacetime draft and formally established the Selective Service System as an independent Federal agency. Even before this, our country has a long history of drafting citizens to serve in the armed forces.

From 1948 until 1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies in the armed forces which could not be filled through voluntary means.

In 1973, the draft ended and the U.S. converted to an All-Volunteer military.

The registration requirement was suspended in April 1975. It was resumed again in 1980 by President Carter in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Registration continues today as a hedge against underestimating the number of servicemen needed in a future crisis.

[link to usmilitary.about.com]
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12/04/2012 09:09 PM
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if he is the last one to carry on the family name he is okee dokee. thing is ww3 will come to him this round.
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That's a myth. So is that they won't draft after a certain age, a certain weight or women.
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Get the straight scoop from the government so you won't wonder.

Look in the phone book or online and call the recruiting office of any branch of the service, or look in the blue pages of the phone book under US Govt offices. Selective Service should be listed.
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I wouldn't recommend going to the recriting office!
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Only young men have to register? That's sexist.
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12/04/2012 09:13 PM
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OP Dad, I wouldn't do this, he's on a list now...

Toss that letter in the trash, it's a phony chain letter scam that's been going around for decades.
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12/04/2012 09:17 PM
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Holy shit OP you have a 19 yr old and yet you dont know about selective service. Great way to reinforce the "Americans are dumb" opinions on here..thwak
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Nope. Never heard about it. Growing up I watched Viet Nam war live on television 24/7 and was concerned my brother would be drafted. Never heard it called SSS back then. It's a very catchy acronym though - reminds me '666'.

I don't get a newspaper nor watch TV news that has to be approved by the White House before it can be aired. Never cared for mind controlled news so I guess for that I am stupid for not OBEYing and watching what you watch.
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you sound like you think you're think you're kind of superior for not knowing, but come ON: this is something that every 18 year old male in your contry has had to do the past 30 YEARS! Never having heard of it isn't an accomplishment.
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OP Dad, I wouldn't do this, he's on a list now...

Toss that letter in the trash, it's a phony chain letter scam that's been going around for decades.
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No it is not. You must sign up. Back 20 years ago i got the same type of letter, except we had to go to the post office for the sign up slip.

The gov. actually will pursue charges on anyone, without monies, whom doesn't sign.
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He should have done it a year ago.
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^^^This^^^

Yes, 18 yo must register with the draft.

Mine were told all about this at school and think even someone came by and passed out forms. Years ago, however, but the law is the same.

It doesn't mean he's going to be drafted, just the govt knowing who would be available should a draft be called which is highly unlikely.
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ALL MALES are SUPPOSED to register on their 18 th Bday!! They DO TELL THEM THIS IN SCHOOL as well as they have recruiters that come to their schools and talk to them about it...and the recruiters ALSO. Tell them thwy have to register on their 18 th bday.
Why didnt you as a parent know this info? I waa given the paperwork on it when my kids were in school.
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Holy shit OP you have a 19 yr old and yet you dont know about selective service. Great way to reinforce the "Americans are dumb" opinions on here..thwak
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Nope. Never heard about it. Growing up I watched Viet Nam war live on television 24/7 and was concerned my brother would be drafted. Never heard it called SSS back then. It's a very catchy acronym though - reminds me '666'.

I don't get a newspaper nor watch TV news that has to be approved by the White House before it can be aired. Never cared for mind controlled news so I guess for that I am stupid for not OBEYing and watching what you watch.
 Quoting: sleepypoochy


you sound like you think you're think you're kind of superior for not knowing, but come ON: this is something that every 18 year old male in your contry has had to do the past 30 YEARS! Never having heard of it isn't an accomplishment.
 Quoting: Swinburnian


Didn't mean to sound superior. Was replying to a poster who said Americans are stupid. The news I listen to now doesn't talk about wars or drafts, that's all. Dealing with the 'Viet Nam show' on tv 24/7 for years on end back in the 60's I guess I'm sick of it, that's all. Like watching the twin tower footage over and over and over and over for years on end. Had my share of all the man made shock and awe.
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12/04/2012 09:27 PM
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legit?
are you people crazy?

maybe they haven't played the card yet, personally registered at 18 and nothing happened..but this..this is 1984.

you do know who the commander in chief is right?
one of the most destructive people in American history.

and debt based money is nearing its end

civil unrest just under the surface, gas shortages, unemployment, etc...


please-
dont put your childrens name on their list.
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Filled mine out on my 18th birthday back in 86. It's legit and there's a time limit, so he should take care of this ASAP to avoid any problems.

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