Anyone else here done this? or know how long the process usually takes?
No replies huh? I haven't done it but know a few that have, you join the reserves? Once you go to MEPS if you sign on the spot (optional) then you'll get orders to report pretty fast.
I'm sure they'll take you. What made you decide to join?
and just wanna get outta this state and think it would be cool to be able to do all kinds of good things for people and see different parts of the world
Ouch bummer about your back, I hope the pain you still feel goes away soon. I suppose that might be reason for them to exclude you, I remember they used to not take people with braces and/or dental problems because it was just another expense.
If not, check out the California Conservation Corps. "Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions ... and more!" I never did it but I knew someone that did and he really liked it. You might be able to find similar programs where you actually get to travel outside the country too rather than be in one place.
Either way, good luck with it and I hope you get to experience the things you want to see and do.
Congrats on signing up. I joined the navy straight outta high school.