When 16, my son ran away from home and I filed a runaway with the police. He was found 2 days later and brought home. The following day, he didn't come home from school, and I filed again. He voluntarily came home late that night, and I called to let them know he was home. They showed up to "arrest him" (depending on his reaction, they would decide to arrest him or not - "scared straight" tactic). He was not arrested, and was told if he didn't get in anymore trouble, nothing would happen. It did show up as him having a "juvenile record" so the Air Force said he could not join (he was still 17 when signing up). He is now 18 - can he sign up and join the military without this affecting him?