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Old 08-22-2016, 06:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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But she is not going to enlist as an E-8. Will her degree get her an E-3?
Yes, E-3. I realize she won't enlist at the top rank, but she won't start as an executive in corporate America either. She'll start "entry level" no matter what industry, military or civilian.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Possibly. Is there a daddy to the scenario? Because, if not, you'll have to have someone legally sign to take custody of your child when you deploy - which you will. Possibly 6 - 18 months. If you get orders overseas they would have to be accompanied orders to take your child, then you'll have to have arrangements in writing for her in the event of deployment. I know an AF woman with a family deployed to Kuwait from Japan when the Tsunami hit. You want to talk about a stressed out person, not being able to reach her family.
USAF does NOT deploy for 18 months.... ever....
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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Hello, I am 28 years old and thinking of joining the Airforce. I have a Bachelor's Degree but I am not qualified to become an officer due to the fact that I am not yet a US citizen. The biggest thing that is holding me back is that I would like to start a family. I am worried that if I join, getting pregnant will be frowned upon. Is this an issue that many women deal with? Are there any repercussions when it comes to treatment and promotions if one does become pregnant?
Why aren't you a citizen?
That will hinder you before anything else.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Hello, I am 28 years old and thinking of joining the Airforce. I have a Bachelor's Degree but I am not qualified to become an officer due to the fact that I am not yet a US citizen. The biggest thing that is holding me back is that I would like to start a family. I am worried that if I join, getting pregnant will be frowned upon. Is this an issue that many women deal with? Are there any repercussions when it comes to treatment and promotions if one does become pregnant?
Honestly it depends on your job in the Air Force. Office setting with normal work hours, people won't bat an eye to your face.

Out on the flight line or some other job that requires shift type more physical work, not so much.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:21 AM
 
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Possibly. Is there a daddy to the scenario? Because, if not, you'll have to have someone legally sign to take custody of your child when you deploy - which you will. Possibly 6 - 18 months. If you get orders overseas they would have to be accompanied orders to take your child, then you'll have to have arrangements in writing for her in the event of deployment. I know an AF woman with a family deployed to Kuwait from Japan when the Tsunami hit. You want to talk about a stressed out person, not being able to reach her family.


Yes. I am married. He was in the Marine Corps and recently joined the Air force Reserve. Also, I said I would like to START a family. We don't have any children as of yet.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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Yes. I am married. He was in the Marine Corps and recently joined the Air force Reserve. Also, I said I would like to START a family. We don't have any children as of yet.
it's a different ball game when you're a single mom, which is why I asked. but a military spouse still requires a caretaker plan set up. Best wishes to you and your future family addition!
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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I see. Thank you for your insight and for the well wishes. I greatly appreciate it. ALOHA
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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I see. Thank you for your insight and for the well wishes. I greatly appreciate it. ALOHA
Aloha & Mahalo!
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:23 PM
 
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Well, I don't think I would try to do both, simultaneously. Is that what you're asking?

Do one first. Commit to it. Reevaluate the other thing a little ways down the road.

I sense you kinda want to do both things 1/2 speed.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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My god you're a braggart dmarie123.

Life is easy and I only work 40 hours a week. Many of us work 35-40 hours a week. Some work more, but many don't. What branch of the military are you in? I was in the Air Force and never worked a 35 hour work week. I'm so glad you were able to land a skate job while the rest of the hard-working non-office type of people work 12 hour shifts often and deploy regularly.

Top 25% of household incomes in the U.S and your income is higher than about 250 million people in the U.S. WOW, just WOW. I have never seen anyone with an ego like yours.

I enjoy perusing this forum. It brings back many good memories but this post irritates me. Stick to giving advice on your particular branch of service but bragging that your work "40 hours" a week is not realistic.
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