Hello. Recently, my wife and I decided that I should pursue my dream of serving in the military. I will graduate with my ASN this month and plan to obtain my BSN by 2014. I have been looking at different branches of the military and have narrowed it down to the Air Force and the Navy. I am really interested in joining the reserves in the Nurse Corps of either branch. Does anyone have any experiences in either Air Force or Navy Reserves? I was almost sure I wanted to join the Navy because of its history and my uncle served as a Sailor but lately, I have been hearing people tell me to look into the Air Force. What is the difference between the two? Is it harder to get in either? I was under the impression that the requirements, both physically and mentally, are the same. Also, what typically has shorter deployments? I have a four year old son and do not want to be away for too long but I understand the length of deployments all depend on the needs of the military. What are examples of deployments for Nurse Corps Reservists? Do you serve in a hospital, on a ship, base, or combat zone? How long are the contracts to serve in either branch for reservists? I know I can talk to a recruiter about these questions but I love this site because it gives the reader first hand testimonials and sometimes recruiters don't always tell you everything. Thank you all in advance for the help!