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  1. Hi all! I'm new on here. My husband is a pilot applicant and is considering going into the USAF Reserves or Guard this year. We're both trying to figure this decision out as this wasn't something we were expecting until the past year. I've seen other posts that ask about other people's experiences and I was wondering if there are any folks who are completely outside the military and have gone through this process with their spouse? Military lifestyle is pretty new to me so I wanted to hear from others who have been in a similar position. At this point, I'm not fully comfortable with this change for us. (Some background: we're both in our early 30s and might be considering starting a family sometime soon. I work in the private sector in PR/Communications and very recently landed a job that I really love.) I don't want to come off unsupportive of him either - I'm really proud/happy he's found something he's passionate about so that's why it's a tough one for us to figure out. Long distance for two years sounds very difficult but I also don't want to give up my job and move to a base while he's in intensive training for 2 years. If anyone has had similar experiences and would be willing to share - please do! Any thoughts you have would be helpful - I want us to make an informed decision! It's always helpful to hear from others who have been through this before making such a life-altering decision. Thank you!! And if anyone is willing to/has time to chat over the phone sometime about this - that would be helpful too! Thanks!
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