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My husband wants to join the air force.
I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, I am and want to continue being a supportive wife. On the other hand, I worry about danger, the future after the air force, the unknown of having to be shipped off to random base somewhere and other things.. Any air force/military wives or anyone else with some feedback???
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Could he join air force intelligence? He’d probably be completely safe that way. I think the danger of being in the air force is significantly less than being in the army or navy though.
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My husband wants to join the air force. I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, I am and want to continue being a supportive wife. On the other hand, I worry about danger, the future after the air force, the unknown of having to be shipped off to random base somewhere and other things.. Any air force or military wives with some feedback???
I’ve also heard that there isn’t as much “danger” in the air force as the other branches. I’m not sure about the intelligence aspect.. what do they do exactly?
My sister is in air force intelligence. They mostly work with computers and spot potential threats I think. Most of them never have to leave the country I think. There are a few very safe, cushy jobs in air force intelligence, but there might be tests or something that have to be passed to be allowed in. I have a few friends in other branches. They are all safe so far :)
That all sounds great.. but my husband also loves excitement and the feeling of helping people. He is currently an EMT and loves the action. Not sure if he wants to have a “desk job,” as appealing as it sounds to me. Is your sister happy with her decision? Did she have things in a contract to get that job? Any other ideas? :)
If he wants excitement, but you are really worried, then I guess I’d suggest the army because he has the potential to see action that way, but it is safer than being in the Marines who are always the first on the scene. My friend who is also an EMT and loves excitement and helping people just got into EOD which is bomb disposal. It is really hard, but it pays well in all sorts of ways. My sister likes her job, but never wanted to see action.
Army, scares the heck out of me!! More than just the danger, but I worry about PTSD. He has looked into all of the branches, and so far air force seems like the best fit. I know he has done more research than I have, but as a wife I guess i’m just worried. Either way, I will be proud and stand behind his decisions.
What does EOD stand for?
It stands for explosive ordnance disposal. The air force sounds great :) I know it’ll be hard not to worry, but you should try :)
If the guy want to serve his country, you should let him! A soldier don’t join the Army/Navy/ Airforce to sit back n relax, he/She wnts to face the action/danger…
If you stop them. then it would be a crime a crime against ur country, i guess
sorrry for spelling mistakes
I didn’t say I was stopping him.. in fact the opposite.. see my comments above. As a wife however, I cannot just “sit back and relax” knowing my husband will be in danger. I am looking for people who are in the situation that can shed some light on what to anticipate..especially as an air force wife. I’m looking at it from an outside point-of-view, and don’t know what it’s like.
I’m former Army. But Air Force is the best of the services. They take much better care of their people and families than the Army does.
He can get a jump start in life by joining the Air Force. Many opportunities for him and you.
See Germany while you can . . . one day our forces will be gone from there!
I think you would find it to be a very rewarding experience!
Thank you chev.jame.. for the comment/advice and for your service!!
i don’t have any experience about air force but i know 1 thing:if you give up a job(every situation)because of its dangerous you will not Progress in your life never ever!!!
One doesn’t have to go to the end of the world to fight with lions, tigers and bears for the other to worry to death about him. There are dangerous jobs inland too. I am one of the Army wives, though my husband is not in active duty anymore. He is in Afghanistan right now on a contract job and it is dangerous too. I understand your fear but it won’t help your husband. The best way to help him is to show him he can rely on you 100% while he is away like you are taking care of the family, finances, house, problems so he can have a piece in his mind and not to worry about things back home.
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