Do not enlist as a med tech. You will be disappointed. Thats what I am!
I loved my job while I worked in the ICU, but that was very short lived. They are very hard to get into! You do not get to choose your area. You could get stuck taking height and weight for the next few years instead. I was painted a far different picture of what my job actually IS from my recruiter. I am a reservist. We do flight physicals every month. Literally, height, weight, hearing tests, eye exams. I was very lucky and got put into immunizations, which is by far the most interesting job that my unit has. I think you would do your training a far better service to work as an LVN on the outside actually making DECENT money, and comission once you have your bachelors. You cannot commission with an associates.
The only perks you would get is an extra stripe for being an LVN. Thats what I got. I'm an E-4 now, and only get $175 a weekend when I work. For 2 full days of work. I mean, its not bad, I love being in the Air Force, and I loved being a med tech when I worked in the ICU, but I am currently trying to get in YOUR position now! HA!
There is a school called Pacific Union out here in California. It has an LVN to RN program designed for Air Force med techs. You can start without having your prereqs done, and it is designed so that you only meet once a month. It is also an 18 month program, much quicker than others. You will only get an associates, though. There is an accellerated bachelors that they offer in the same format. BUT-- this is a very rare program. The only one I know of, actually. The odds that you will get to a position to get into it and have your commander approve are low. Mine isn't even aproving of it just yet, because it will take away from the mission.
I would kill to be in your shoes of fresh out of LVN school.
If you DO want to enlist as a med tech, there is a really good program called air evac. It is a subdivision of the med tech program. You go to survival school and you're an LVN on a plane, basically. I wish I had known about that one, too!
If you have any questions, I think I can answer them pretty well or find out for you. I don't mean to discourage at all, I just don't want you to make an uniformed decision.