My DH is currently in med school, and for a long time we've talked about him enlisting in the navy when he's done.
A major draw, is, obviously, the money. The recruiter he spoke to before said that med school loans would be repaid. We're halfway through and already have a 100 thousand in debt in school loans.
I also come from a family where the service is something to be proud of and many of my family members have served. DH... not so much. They don't see it as bad, but his mom can't understand why we'd even consider this since it means deployment.
I'm almost 100% sure that he'll be enlisting (which means I'll be joining you all!) but we've heard a few comments that have made me nervous and I'd love to hear from someone who may actually know what they're talking about (not the guy in my church who has never served but runs his mouth anyways).
What's deployment like for doctors in the navy? We were told by the recruiter that doctor deployments aren't typically as long (although we'd be fine even if they were). But I've had dozens of people tell me that it's all lies and he'll spend far more time away than at home and that I'm silly to think he'll have any time for me or LO. (I was told this before med school as well, and guess what- they didn't know what they were talking about).
Can navy doctors live in base housing? Someone spent twenty minutes the other day trying to convince me that doctors weren't really considered part of the navy, just support staff, so we wouldn't have benefits like health care and base housing.
Thanks for your help ladies!