Ricki - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hey ladies here's the back story: my husband has been trying to get into the Air Force since September of '09 and will not be able to make it to basic by his 28th birthday. The recruiter he was dealing with here in our hometown screwed him around and kept putting him off so yesterday we went to Tulsa (We live in OK, btw) to talk to another AF recruiter who basically told him that it was now too late since he'd have about a 4-5 month waiting period for his job. Soo...he took us over to the Army recruiter that he knew and trusted and we sat and talked for awhile. While at lunch, my hubby and I decided to join the Army.
Here's where I need help: All the research I've done as far as lifestyle, etc. is concerned has been focused on the AF. We have 2 girls and no future for ourselves or them in our current situation. How different is the Army from Air Force? What should I expect being an Army wife rather than an AF wife?? And what are some things I should nail the recruiter with?? I know the biggest difference is the deployments: 6 mths with AF and 1 yr with Army but other than that.....?