By Reid Lewis
Some students at Fortuna High School plan on going to college after their senior year. But there are also some going into the military for many different reasons. Some join for the benefits and others join just because they don’t know what they want to do. When we signed u,p we had to travel to Eureka. Most who signed up were at the end of our junior year, while others had to wait for the beginning of this year. Based on the branch you signed up with, you would have to go to a MEPS, Military Entrance Processing Station.
There are some people joining different branches of the military. Some want to join Marines while others want to join the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Air Force. There are only four seniors that are joining the Army this year so far, while there are currently five juniors actively trying to go and enlist when they are able to. The jobs that are taken by Fortuna High seniors currently are Combat Medic, Ranger Contract, Underwater Demolitions Diver, and Direct Fire Infantry. We all leave at different times and go to different places to do our training.