Pros: Leave and Pay
Cons: Deploying often
Life in the Air Force depends highly on the job you choose. You could be working the flight line fixing aircraft, in the back-shop repairing parts, or you may have other jobs like Supply, Medical, Support, Aviation Management, Weather Ops, Combat Ops, or an Aviator. Your hours and management are decided and based on your job career field. However, we all complete a mission, "To keep our nation safe!" The time spent in the service provided many opportunities to excel and become a better person educationally and financially. You do not make millions, but you make enough to stay for the retirement and the end benefit. You meet many people, some become good friends, lovers, and some you lose at war, but most of all you are all family. No matter who you are, when you are in uniform or out a military member knows they are part of a tradition. Initially most enter for college or a job, but those that stay, ended up staying because we love the mentality, workmanship, and the joy of travel. Those that leave early, typically pursue jobs similar to the military, as they are built/born for the challenge and lifestyle. After being in the service for many years you become a great leader, because you are taught to follow and taught that every new unit or location you go to, you have to prove your worth. It is not a free ride for many, so many say different, but you have to earn your stripes and you have to prove you are ready to be one of the best. Those that excel fast will show true leadership and are thrown into the lead role with the chance to make it to the next level. If they fail then their mentor failed, therefore, most succeed or try their hardest not to let anyone down because they not only have themselves to hold accountable, but they have the unit, the wing, and possibly the whole country on their back.