Thank you both for the responses, it helps a lot!! I'm fine with any base really, so being limited in choices is ok with me. From what I've researched, the AF has the most opportunities for NICU, so I'm sort of set on them vs the other branches. I also like that the AF has intercontinental transport capability for nicu, definitely something unique that you likely won't find anywhere else. The scheduling doesn't sound too different from where I'm at now...I don't think there are too many bedside nursing jobs that have regular schedules, so that's also something that I'm perfectly comfortable with. midinphx, that's all I really wanted to know about deployments...since there aren't many babies in most deployment situations, I wasn't sure how that's handled for a nurse who isn't used to taking care of adults. I wonder what the comfort level for nicu nurses is on deployments when they have to work as med/surg.