No regrets here. My hubby's been in the AF for almost 12 years, and it's been the best decision we ever made. We've gotten to travel, we have security in his job, the pay only goes up, never down, our kids are able to go to school on the base which I feel is safer than a lot of public schools, we get free medical through Tricare Prime at military facilities, we have great dental insurance, the housing allowance just went up so if you decide to buy a house or rent off base the payment should be enough to cover rent or mortgage (but we live on base because we enjoy the sense of community), the commissary and bx are great for shopping. And the deployments in the Air Force tend to be a lot shorter than in any other branch of the military. We've lived in Nebraska, Guam, Spain, and Washington State so far and are loving every minute of it (though there are definitely winters I wish I didn't live in WA lol!) PM me for more info!
at 9:12 PM on Mar. 6, 2009