My hubby has been in 12 years and I also was in the AF. Actually it's not true that family can't join you in tech school. It depends on the school and how long it is if they will authorize it. Usually for most schools they don't, but many people do move with them and live off base on their own dime. It all depends on which job you husband gets on the stress level and how frequent he would be gone. SERE is a very difficult school and many do not get completely through it and have to be retrained. As far as children, the military lifestyle is hard on any child. Think about your living situation now. Can you pay your own bills, are your able to take on everything your spouse normally does in your home and can you libe hours, thousands of miles from your other family members. Different bases have varying levels of support systems so you may have lots of help and friends and one, or you may have none and not knowanyone.
at 10:50 AM on Jul. 7, 2011