Air Force vs Navy?

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    I am going to graduate in May with my BSN and I'm exploring all of my nursing options including the Air Force and the Navy. I really want to travel and see the US and the world as soon as possible. I was wondering if anyone new which branch offers the most traveling opportunities? Also I would like to hear from some Air Force and Navy nurses to hear their experiences with both branches. I want to know everything that you have to offer. Also does anyone know the chances of deployment right off the bat after I join the military as a nurse? Thanks so much.
    Emily

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    I'd like to say that the airforce is hands-down the best trained, most highly motivated, hardest-working crew of nurses around.....but it just ain't true.

    The best kept secret in military nursing is the Navy Nurse Corps.....and you can find us in the bar.
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    Quote from Calfax
    I'd like to say that the airforce is hands-down the best trained, most highly motivated, hardest-working crew of nurses around.....but it just ain't true.

    The best kept secret in military nursing is the Navy Nurse Corps.....and you can find us in the bar.

    Oh man that is too funny! :hatparty:
    I speak as a Navy Reservist RN...you can't go wrong either way. Navy= better locations to live. Airforce= better working conditions. Good luck.
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    Nah......it's all good no matter which branch you join.
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    Guiess you could also narrow it down to which uniforms you prefer... :chuckle ...I always thought the Air Force uniforms were rather flattering. I was just a mere medical corpsman at the time, but our uniforms were all the same.
    Last edit by jnette on Apr 24, '04
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    Dont know that much about air force 1 thing i know for sure is that you probably wont see combat. But if you do wanna travel join the air force thats all they do is travel from place to place thats what a friend of mine who was in the air force told me if you wanna see the world join the air force.
    Last edit by Dr. Gonzo on Apr 27, '04
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    Quote from Dr. Gonzo
    Dont know that much about air force 1 thing i know for sure is that you probably wont see combat. But if you do wanna travel join the air force thats all they do is travel from place to place thats what a friend of mine who was in the air force told me if you wanna see the world join the air force.
    To say that's all they do is travel is rather ignorant. After all it's not a travel club. Relocation is a part of every branch. I personally chose the NAVY, and I assure you not because it is a "booze cruise." It is a serious com#####ent and a great opportunity.

    Good luck,
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    If you wannabe stuck in a fleet or sub join the navy.
    Last edit by Dr. Gonzo on Apr 27, '04
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    Actually, the airforce does see some combat.....they have a deployable platform where the medical personnel jump into a combat zone carrying every thing they need to man a stripped down battalion aid station type of facilty for 48 hrs. these units get forward deployed and have on staff, you guessed it, a nurse.

    In their new blue cammies, the effect is like watching a band of smurfs fall out of the back of a plane. I don't know what the enemy would think, but I swore I heard them sing "Lalalalalah.....la,la,la,lah." on the way down.

    Join the Navy....never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
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    I joined the Navy - the uniforms are too cool. Hubby looked quite cute in his Air Force blues though - hmmmm


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