So I wouldn't worry too much about moving too often. The medical care is pretty good. A lot of people have complaints about Tricare but we have never had any major issues with them. We've had great doctors on base, the dental insurance is GREAT, the base housing is decent, especially if you can get officer housing, but then again the BAH to live off base is now decent too. The Air Force is also the best in terms of deployments because right now Air Force deployments are for the most part no longer than 8 months. Normally 6-8 months. Much shorter than Army, and Marines I know for sure. We have loved being an Air Force family. It really is a decision you have to weigh the pros and cons of though. Pros are financial stability, sense of community, good medical and dental, travel, pride and patritotism. Cons are that you may have to move somewhere you dont want to be or you may be deployed and away from family for a while.
at 12:29 PM on Jun. 16, 2009