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The eligibility requirements for joining the armed forces can differ between branches. Knowing the requirements can help you avoid wasting time and effort. An issue that may make you ineligible for one service may be acceptable for another service. This Section will help you wade through some of the basic eligibility questions and hopefully narrow down the service that best fits your situation.
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