Hey guys, my name is Peter and this is my first post. Just a little bit about me: I am a full time paid firefighter working for a department that allows me to be a full time student. As long as I make a 2.5 or higher each semester they will reimburse me for tuition. I am nearing the end of my 2nd out of 3 semesters in paramedic school. That will end in December. Immediately after that starting in January I will begin my BSN education.
I've had several members of my family serve in the Army. I am very interested in the reserves. I love my job working as a firefighter and also providing emergency medical care in the field. However, I would also love to be of service to a degree for this country. I feel the reserves would allow me to fulfill that desire while still being able to maintain doing what I love as a civilian. So after I finish my paramedic education I want to expand my knowledge of healthcare in becoming a nurse and working part time on my off days from the fire department. I have a decent understanding of what the general circumstances of being a reservist consist of. I am more than willing to be deployed when my name is called.
My only real question is insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but I am just curious. As a nurse in the Army reserves, where would I be assigned to drill on a monthly basis? How is that determined? I am just wondering for the sake of proximity to where I live and work now (Auburn, Al). I am about 45 min from Fort Benning.
Any input is greatly appreciated.