I'm Thinking About Joining the AF too!

So Me and the DH have been talking, I really am considering joining the Air Force. We are going to talk to a recruiter this week. We will see how it goes! Any one else considered it before? Being a military wife has made it a lot LESS intimidating then before I knew anything about the military.

Posted on November 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm
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Woo hoo!  that's awesome!  You go girl!!!  And the AF tries to keep spouses together, so hopefully you wouldn't have to be apart too much!!!  Is your husband an officer?  I can't remember...

Posted on November 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm
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haha ya I am excited! My dh is not an officer but is going to commison to be probably by next year, he is just about done with school! Yay! Wildfire are we the only Air Force girls in the group?

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 1:55 am
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I considered joining the AF a few years back, but when I went to talk to a recruiter they basically told me there were no guarentees in being stationed near your husband. I've already spent 4 years away from him with school, and personally I didn't want to risk being stationed away from him after that. I still occasionally think about it (because I want to be a flight nurse), but who knows what will happen. Let me know what you find out!!!

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 4:27 am
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Me!!!


I am going in the Army in Feb (2 weeks after the wedding). I am going to be JAG, and I am super excited about it. It is such a great opportunity and I feel really lucky to have been offered a position (it is pretty selective). For me, there were just so many positives to doing it- experience, opportunity, tons of career options, and, of course, being able to have a career as a lawyer and a military spouse was not going to really work otherwise!


GL- it is a really big decision, so take your time, weigh your options. If you ever need to talk/vent, I am here for you!

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 4:40 am
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I was in the AF let me know if you have any questions it's been a few years and i got out for medical reasons but I can probly answer some questions. GL and it's true they try to keep husbands and wives as close together if not together as much as possible. YAY! for you just make sure you think things through thoroughly before you sign anything.

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm
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thanks ladies! I know the DH wont let me get into anything that i wouldnt like! m.h. thats what My husband wants to be, Jag in the AF!

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:14 am
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Awesome! Are you already a lawyer or do you still need to do law school? I hear AF JAG is great- that is the one everyone talks about doing (esp because minimal deployments compared to Army and Navy). Just let me know if you have questions

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 10:19 am
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if you do decide to join I can tell you all about Basic it's changed some but probably not much in the last few years.

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm
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If you can go commissioned, please try.  It's a bit harder to go noncommissioned to commissioned b/c its like a competition.  Same as hurley let me know if you have questions, I was AD for 4 years and I am an AF reservist.

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm
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Ya my DH has been in a while now and knows all the ins and outs as far as commisioning. m.h.1.23 My DH wants to do jag not me! He is just about to go to law school next spring so it will be a few years before he commisions. I on the otherhand will go in enlisted and finish school. As of now its not something I want to do till I retire. If i decide to stay in forever then I will eventually get out and come back in as an officer hopefully! Im not to scared of basic I hear its not as bad as anyone says.

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 4:36 am
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Gotcha! Where is he going to law school? Are they paying (because that would be amazing!)?


It sounds so exciting! Let us know how it goes with the recruiter

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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He wants to go to University of Wisconsin, but we will see what school will work best if I am in the AF, We are hoping they pay for it, He has to apply for the program yet, otherwise he will get out and go.


 


 

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 5:18 am

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