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Husband thinking about joining army reserves or air force?

Ok so out of nowhere my husband says he is thinking about joining the army reserves or maybe the air force. I think he is living in a fantasy world because he doesn't think there would be any chance of him going to fight in the war. He wants to join for all the benifits to support us and to help us afford a house in the future and have insurance, all that's great but it doesn't really work well when my husband ends up dead. Please tell me the truth about what will happen if he were to join either of them.

Asked By: Pookie - 1/24/2008
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First off, if he wants the better benefits, he needs to go active duty, especially if he wants them for you. If you're worried about him being in a ground fighting situation, have him go Air Force or even Navy. There are a lot of tech jobs in both fields that can translate the military training received into excellent... More
Answered By: prophet144 - 1/24/2008
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Get a better hubby. This one sounds pretty stupid.
Answered By: thejaundiced_eye - 1/24/2008
 
My husband has been in the reserves for 12 years and the truth is if we are still over there when he enlists then his chances of being deployed are very high.Mine went from 2003-2005 and is scheduled to go back in 2008 and that reserves mind you.
Answered By: hindmans@sbcglobal.net - 1/24/2008
 
you shouldnt be thinking of death when it comes to war or joining military. That means you have a mind of a negativity. And it just going to make you a weak person. You should be wishing him come back safely and have faith in him. Always think positive, and whatever comes always strive for the best through easy and... More
Answered By: lesang_85 - 1/24/2008
 
Simply tell him he is joining for all the wrong reasons.
Answered By: Jay J - 1/24/2008
 
He'll be serving his country. Make sure you know where u stand on the matter and inform him if you dont agree. I joined Active Army at 36 because it was necessary 2 kids and limited education or possibilities as a civilian... More
Answered By: L84hvn - 1/24/2008
 
fyi if he joins the reserves you will only have tricare prime when hes deployed......so the whole insurance thing is out UNLESS he goes to fight in the war......and in this day the chances of going (even in the AF) are pretyhigh
Answered By: AFwife - 1/24/2008
 
air force is the best choice. the deployments are less and its more family friendly than the other branches. im an army wife. and its hard. but the insurance is great. about the dead part, life is not guarented. nothing is. hes thinking about the future. and sometimes the military pay is good and free college and... More
Answered By: LL - 1/25/2008
 
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