Local military recruiters say interest has been up since President Bush and the U.S. started talking about war. With a war against Iraq possible, some recruiters say their job is getting easier.
The lure of money for college and a career have long been the top reasons young men and women choose to enlist. Sgt. Brian Stirrat says the driving force behind many of his new recruits is the threat of war. He says that in times of war, patriotism tends to come forward.
James Sanders says serving his country is something he's always wanted to do. He says if the country goes to war, he'll be ready to do just that.
Recruiters say if the application pool gets large enough they will be able to pick and choose from the best applicants.