Well, I personally would be freaking out, but can you really forbid him? Of all the armed forces he should choose, I would think the AF is the best. (meaning the safest) Ask him to choose some kind of training that will be useful in real life, like a medic. And have him only sign on for the lowest number of years possible, I can't remember how many that is. Also, encourage him to go to Officer's School, there is more money and more benefits for officers. There are so many benefits the military gives you, if he feels he's up for the task, then all you can really do is to help him talk through it. I have many family members in the AF, they have all mostly enjoyed their time there. :) I wish your son the best of luck finding something that is right for him.
at 3:06 PM on Oct. 11, 2008