I've been taking an aviation class/club in my high school which has more to do with the airforce and aviation maintenance. I was never into airplanes and all those stuff but I took the opportunity to join the class because it sounded interesting. I wanted to be a nurse but now I'm considering going to the airforce. Please tell me about enlisting, training, the benefits, and most importantly the negative stuff about it. It would surely help me if you tell me anything you know about being a nurse in the airforce.
Hi, got your fun mail. I served 4 years 1984-1988. I was an aircraft maintenance specialist (crew chief) on C-130 E cargo planes. Ok, now I'm sure some things have changed since then but I'm sure it's basically the same. Enlisting begins at a recruting station, then you take a written exam called the asvab in my day. This determines your areas of strongest skills to help place you in a carreer field once you complete basic training. Of course you have to pass a physical.I can't honestly think of anything any more negative than life on the outside unless you don't want to travel or follow orders. The people in the military are citizens just like the rest of us and there are good and bad just like anywhere else.Basic training and technical school can be very challenging and difficult but in a good way in my opinion. I'd say it's very important to try and choose a carreer field you will like (you do have some choice in the matter depending on demand) as well as where you would like to be stationed. Some carreers don't require any travel once you reach your home base, while others like mine required extensive travel. Forget about what you see in the movies, the military is real life. Once all your training is completed it's just like having a job. Hope this helped. If you have any spceficic questions, I'll be glad to do my best to answer just let me know.
Basic training is 8 weeks in San Antonio, Texas. Tech school length depends on the carreer field and the locations vary.
Ups..traveling, being stationed in different places...
Downs...being away from your family.
Thank you so much once again (: But one more thing , how long is the training ?