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Old 11-27-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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I can tell you have no idea what you're talking about.
Hello pot.

My bad, being out to sea on a Navy ship is like being on a cruise ship, what was I thinking.....
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: The land of milk and honey...Tucson, AZ
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Hello pot.

My bad, being out to sea on a Navy ship is like being on a cruise ship, what was I thinking.....

No one said that being aboard ship was like being on a cruise ship. I can tell you have no idea what you're talking about by the way you describe how a ship is and what we do. You've also generalized that someone who joins the Navy will be miserable and that's not the case. Perhaps you would be miserable because you're without the use of your cubicle, or a desk--they call it the chair force for a reason ya know.

Many of the things that you have described as far as travel in the Air Force can be done via MAC flights, which anyone in the military service can apply for, but hands down the Navy travels more than the air force that's a plain fact!Mod delete; no personal attacks!

I will say though that you guys do have a good ice cream bar a Kirtland AFB, that I must say is the best perk that I have ever experienced lol.

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Old 11-29-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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if you're really concerned about deployments and not wanting to, i would go with the coast guard. damn near all coast guard are in the continental u.s. with a few in places like hawaii, guam, and puerto rico. oh yeah, alaska as well. and depending on the rate you choose, you may only spend about 3-5 years of your entire career on a ship.

also, unlike the other services, you get to pick where you want to go. you may not get your 1st pick, but the coast guard will rarely send someone somewhere they don't want to go. if i were you, i would look into it.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Some of you are off course; the OP is looking to become a commissioned officer in the medical field not enlisted.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Simple really: Your not married, but you have a girlfriend, what are your chances of marring that girl? Is she going to ditch you when you go to College and Military training? I mean really think about it..Most young girls won't wait for you, they say they will but don't...
So it comes down to girls.....
Go on one Navy Westpac and you'll have more P-s-y than you can handle, and it's all foriegn and exotic
Go in the Air Force, get stationed somewhere find a nice girl or bring your girlfriend and settle down...
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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Simple really: Your not married, but you have a girlfriend, what are your chances of marring that girl? Is she going to ditch you when you go to College and Military training? I mean really think about it..Most young girls won't wait for you, they say they will but don't...
So it comes down to girls.....
Go on one Navy Westpac and you'll have more P-s-y than you can handle, and it's all foriegn and exotic
Go in the Air Force, get stationed somewhere find a nice girl or bring your girlfriend and settle down...


Actually, I'm a girl.

I'm not sure if that at all changes "so it all comes down to girls..." statement though, lol.

And yes, I'm looking into the medical field.

But the overall intent of my original post was just to get a general feel of Air Force vs. Navy considering my circumstances... I suppose I should have mentioned the above.

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You might want to pose this question on the Student Doctor Network Forum as well. There is a military medical section there. I'm considering HPSP myself, which is a scholarship program for medical professionals. I have noticed, at least for what I'm interested in, different branches have different things they offer, for me the main difference is how many years they will cover.
Yeah, I actually post there, although not yet in the medical military forum yet. I've been searching through old posts to see if anything would help.

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if you're really concerned about deployments and not wanting to, i would go with the coast guard. damn near all coast guard are in the continental u.s. with a few in places like hawaii, guam, and puerto rico. oh yeah, alaska as well. and depending on the rate you choose, you may only spend about 3-5 years of your entire career on a ship.

also, unlike the other services, you get to pick where you want to go. you may not get your 1st pick, but the coast guard will rarely send someone somewhere they don't want to go. if i were you, i would look into it.
Thanks but I'm actually not at all concerned about deployment at the moment. My problem is a few years down the line, I WILL be concerned about deployment due to family/children issues (mostly, but other things to consider too), and wondering which way I should go due to this later concern. I have a bad habit of overplanning things, although sometimes it works to my advantage. I don't want to be taken by surprise 4-5 years down the line.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: N. CA
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Hi! I'm a woman, joined the Air Force when I was 19 and served 5 years.It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again if I could. The Air Force has the best facilities of all of the branches. The military has the right to put you wherever they need you, which means that you could wind up on a ship with the Navy.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Life as a medical officer in the Air Force is about as soft as it gets in regard to military protocol and deployments. The Air Force has the best facilities and housing of any branch. I'm not sure about the travel opportunities you would have as a pharmacist, but you can probably get an overseas assignment that would place you in Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Alaska or Japan for three or four years. Or a one year assignment to Korea if you don't want to be out of the states too long. Not sure about TDY's or deployments.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Life as a medical officer in the Air Force is about as soft as it gets in regard to military protocol and deployments. The Air Force has the best facilities and housing of any branch. I'm not sure about the travel opportunities you would have as a pharmacist, but you can probably get an overseas assignment that would place you in Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Alaska or Japan for three or four years. Or a one year assignment to Korea if you don't want to be out of the states too long. Not sure about TDY's or deployments.
Keeping in mind that the Air Force runs the hospitals in Balad Iraq and Bagram Afghanistan. I believe their medical personnel do 6 month rotations through there.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Good to see the Crew Chief over here---I hope he or others can answer my question.

I know someone who is trying to decide between Army/Special Forces and the Marines. I really don't know what to tell him. He will be a good officer in either branch I am certain.

tia
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