Quote from sunnyjohn
This is a goofy question but as a cat lover with a kitty who thinks she is a person I just have to ask-
Why would the ARMY be better than the AF for you and the three cats?
Not a goofy question at all.
The only reason I thought it would be easier in the Army is because there are less OCONUS bases than with the Air Force.
I dunno, I figured that since I 'knew' the training for the Army and I do not know about the Air Force then I would be better able to make arrangements for where to kennel or temp foster my cats when I go away for training and so on. Also, I didn't plan on taking my cats with me, initially, overseas and it seems like there would be greater 'chances' of going overseas in the AF.
Also, the Army has veterinarians on bases and as I read one poster say she was able to start her cat on a six month's quarantine, (pre-departure) before she left for another country. I am not able to easily find any information online about life for an Air Force nurse, officer training or residences or medical centers as easily as for the Army, so the AF is a big mystery for me, the lifestyle, the schedule, the area to work and so on.
If it is a big mystery for me, then I cannot make arrangements for my cats. I have no family to rely upon and the classmates and friends of mine I would want to reserve their offers of help so as not to burden them left and right.
What are you thoughts?