There's a detail about the military that I kinda need to know for an AU fic, and that I'm not sure about... See, in the UK military, as far as I know, it often happens that soldiers from the same town or district will end up in a unit together. We have a battalion stationed in town, and they're almost exclusively from the same area.
Is that the same in the US? Or not at all? How likely would it be that, if two kids from the same neighborhood would join, say, the Army, they'd end up in the same unit? Pretty likely, or is it avoided to stick them together like that? ETA: I'm talking about today, the way it is presently.
I googled a few related combinations of keywords, like "US military", "soldiers" and "same area", but it's a little bit of a difficult question to get answered that way, so I'm turning to this comm. Anyone able to tell me anything about that? :)