When I joined the military in early 2000 it was a time when things seemed mostly okay with the world. I figured that worst case scenario I had a 25% chance of ending up with the nation at war. These things seemed to pop up every few decades. If I was lucky I could serve, and then be done.
negatory ghost rider. It's 8 years. You do 1 to 4 active with the rest being in a inactive reserve status. It how they called a bunch of folks back after they ended their initial service.