My husband is currently a firefighter in the USAF Reserves, but has started the process to become an aviation warrant officer (helicopter pilot) in the Army. Can anyone give me 1st- or 2nd-hand knowledge on the shifts they work, typical deployment schedule, typical TDYs, how often they are gone, etc? Unfortunately you can't believe everything the recruiters say... and the information I've found online explains what the job is, whereas my concern is what life will be like for myself and my children if my husband is doing this job.
I actually know a good bit about living on base, etc; I'm really looking for information on how our family life will be impacted specifically by his being a helicopter pilot.
Answer by Jenny-talia at 9:14 AM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by musicmom08 at 6:24 PM on Jul. 14, 2010