Good afternoon! I wasn't sure where would be good to post this so I apologize if it's in the wrong category... I am a nursing student who is on a waiting list to finish my ASN/core classes right now. I am trying to kind of plan out a career path and am looking for opinions on the two that I'm 99% sure I've narrowed it down to- getting commissioned into the USAF or get a RN position as a GS in a military facility. No matter what way I go, I know I have to have my BSN first. My debate is that I'll be close to 40yrs old if I commission and I know I'd want to go career so that hopefully I can have retirement. I just don't know how much of a physical toll that may take if I'm already pushing 40 and have to keep up with PT tests, deployments, etc. I've worked in a civilian hospital and a MTF (in the lab both places) and it seems that RN's are happier at the military facilities and that's the kind of environment I want to be associated with. So that's why I'd choose to go GS if getting commissioned seems like it'd take too much out of me. My husband is currently AD (also USAF, will be getting out in 4yrs though) and I'm a current GS employee but I'd lose my "place" when I go to finish school since I can only be on LWOP for 1yr. I guess, to sum it up, I'm looking for opinions on being active duty from RN's or trying to get back into the GS system after I finish school. I'm open to other ideas too :) Thanks so much!