Yes and no, BB. I was 17 until 4 months after graduation in June, and by the time I turned 18, I was in college. The "war" was over before I even turned 19, so the issue wasn't that nervous for me. My uncle recently retired after 20+ years in the army, so I always told recruiters I'd heard things from him about the military I did not support or approve of (which is true, not an excuse), so that usually was enough for them.
p.s. The next palandrone class is 2002; next after that: 2112.