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Is the Air Force worth joining?

I know it is a odd question maybe, but I am considering joining the air force in a few months. I have not been to talk to a recruiter, but I have heard good things. Right now, I am in a crappy minimum wage job at a local hospital doing admissions. I hear that the Air Force pays decent, pays for your housing if your married, and there are good health benefits. Also, the GI bill pays for your college.
Well, I am interested in possibly entering a health field and I wanted to know more about the Air Force before I go and talk to a recruiter. So any advice???

Thank you :)


2010-03-24 18:28:00 +0000
The Air Force is doing ground patrols now (unlike before), so if you want to join the Air Force with the confidence of not being in combat, don't be too sure of yourself. Also, our President is going to launch 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.

2010-03-26 17:42:02 +0000
I'm doing it after this semesters over, i feel as if community college is not for me, i feel liek im wasting time and my parents money, so airforce for me too!

2010-03-24 18:20:55 +0000
Copy and pasted from a previous similar question:

- World travel.
- Free health / dental / place to live / food
- Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
- Perspective you never knew possible to achieve.
- The greatest sense of accomplishment you've ever had.
- College tuition 100% paid for, + a check for living expenses (I get $1,061/month to go to school for free)
- You'll make better friends than you've ever had (say bye to high school friends)
- Solid paycheck, opportunities for deployments and TDY's = lots of money.
- Military discounts pretty much everywhere.
- Nothing beats an honorable discharge on a resume. You'll get a GOOD job when you get out.
- You'll have more confidence than you've ever had.
- You can't beat the job security, you'll never be laid off.

2010-03-28 05:22:51 +0000
I leave for basic training in about a week and I was in a similar position.

I was working a crappy minimum wage job and attempting to go to school to become an RN at the same time. I was having a hard time paying rent, car insurance, and keeping up with my studies.

I think it's an amazing option. It gives you a chance to get on your own two feet, while getting to see the world.

My dad was in for 20 years. He got to see the world, support his family, and got an amazing job right after retiring. It's amazing for job references once you get out as well.

2010-03-24 18:37:54 +0000
Join The USMC!!!

2010-03-24 20:25:43 +0000
I agree totally with RiskyBiz's answer. I am joining the air force also as soon as my semester is over. I feel the same way you do. I feel like a successful pessimist! I am 20 years old. A college student and am majoring in medical office administration. I have 2 jobs. One of which I am training to be a manager, but I still feel like it's crappy. It is not good enough for me. I want to see the world, travel and experience all the benefits that all of my air force friends have. I am so excited about joining. I have not talked to a recruiter yet but I plan to in the near future. Also, yes if you are married you get more money! Here is a link that tells you about being married in the military. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/familydomestic/a/militarycouples.htm Good luck!

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