I am in the OTC (please forgive me) and have always considered joining the army. I am about to start my final year at uni and know many friends who have been hoovered up post degree by some accountancy firm, bank or consultancy group. Not only are they bored, but they are not really paid that well either considering their terrible hours. A short career in the army would be fun and challenging (if I got accepted), but I would not fancy spending 4 years in base or on exercise. I know we are supposed to be leaving Afghanistan, but is that going to happen soon? If I join, am I just going to be getting out of the helibus every other week near Salisbury, or will I actually be fighting? Any help appreciated... PS. How do you put text below your post?