Quote from armyicurn
Trust me. There is such thing. I know b/c I say good bye to them. They go within the same zip but I know some of them get to see the real deployments. As for the Army utilizing the AF for our many tasks, I was personally told by one high brass AF type that it looks good to for them to other things besides the norm daily AF life.
A similar thing is now happening to the Navy. They are now being pulled from where I am and being sent into the combat zones.
Again, choose what fits you.
I would say the majority of our deployment taskings are now former Army taskings. There isn't a bunch of AF nurses out there going "oh let's deploy it will good on our CV", if you want to make O-5 or O-6 in the AF then you need to have had a recent deployment.
I am in a tri-service envirnoment right now. I have a pretty good idea what goes on with the other services (not a perfect idea, but pretty good still). In fact until I sign into my new base I have an AF assistant clinical supervisor, a Navy Commander as another clinical supervisor, and two Army officers as CC/Commondant. Although, I am in school my instructors/and staff where I work still deploy. Also, my recent graduation was presided over by one of the former Army Chief Nurses (BGen Bester ret.).
Except for our semi-plush deployment environment (you know we still have to have our morning mochas even in a combat zone) compared to the Army's austere deployment sites there isn't really much of difference in deployment sites for Army or the AF.
The real difference between AF and Army deployments are the living arrangements while deployed (sometimes at least..), length of deployments, and time between deployments.
Good Luck to you. I am sure if we both stay in long enough we will probably be in the same sand box together.