With 16 years of military experience, I’ve been challenged, developed leadership skills, traveled the world, gained several degrees, made lots of wonderful friendship and lived abroad. At the age of 19, I NEVER thought I would take the leap and be part of The United States Air Force. It never crossed my mind until my best friend(Antoinette) from high school mentioned the Air Force and introduced me to a recruiter who would signed me up for four years of military service.
It was June of 2001 as I sat on my parents’ porch in New Jersey and I told myself “I want a change in scenery,” I was tired of my environment. I called up the recruiter (Staff Sergeant Green) who I met the year prior and told him I wanted to join the Air Force, he said “okay.” A few days later, he picked me up and I took my Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery test (ASVAB). The recruiter Sergeant Green asked me the question, “So what are you going to do?” I replied, I guess I am joining the military. Heck at 19 years of age, what else was I doing?
After that life changing decision, I surprised my family, friends and myself; they could not believe it and in September of 2001, I headed for basic training. Do I regret making that big decision without any input from my family and friends? No, it has been one of the best decisions of my life!
If you are looking for a change and want to explore a new career then here are five reasons why You should join the United Stated Air Force (USAF). The best branch in my opinion!
- Serve The United Sates – being able to represent your country during times of need is an amazing experience and there is a feeling that you get that is indescribable
- Education- FREE, you can get up to a Master degree depending how long you server
- Travel– you get to travel to the world for your job, yes you will work hard but the places that you will see is worth it
- Finance- You will receive a Guaranteed paycheck twice a month
- Medical– FREE
Why would you not want to join? No student loans, a guaranteed paycheck and medical coverage! For more information on Air Force benefits and job opportunities visit https://www.airforce.com/ and share with a friend who would benefit from reading this article.
If you have severed or currently serving in the military, leave a comment and provide your reason for serving or any tips for someone wanting to join.
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