I have been in the Air Force for 18 years. I also work at an ROTC Detachment at a University (we bring in officers as opposed to a recruiter who brings in enlisted). If you are looking for advise as to if it is a good idea to join the Air Force, I'll say DON'T DO IT! We are reducing by 25,000 people in 2014 so those who will stay or come in new are going to have more work and more deployments because there are less people to do the job. The quality of life is not as good as it used to be. Our benefits are going away or are becoming more difficult to partake in. An example is college. They are making it more difficult to actually use the tuition program for Airmen. It just isn't what it used to be.
at 6:38 PM on Feb. 7, 2014