Pros: Healthcare, retirement, good pay.
Cons: Low freedom, cant choose location of living often times, 4 year contract
My biggest gripe with the Airforce is the massive amount of paperwork and the political correct atmosphere, which is unfortunatly being the norm in today's world.
One of the complaints the Fact that I did not like the career field I was in, but the command would not help me cross train into the aviation field I wanted to.Despite being a good airmen and going through the proper channels such as meeting the requirements for the cross train the chain of command offered no help and did what they could to hinder, which Is one of the reasons I left.
We also seemed to spend most of our time treating retired military or their dependents, so it didnt really feel like I was part of the war effort for the war on terrorism, it felt like working for a strict company with good benefits.