Hi All! I was hoping someone might have some insight on what life is like as a working mom joining the reserves.
A little background - I didn't know anyone in the military until I got to college - so it wasn't until junior year that I realized I would have loved to join ROTC. After college, my husband and I started the process to join the AF together, but the recruiter dropped off the face of the earth and I got a job, and we got married and nothing ever became of the military after that. Ever since, I have always sort of regretted not joining.
I have often considered joining the reserves, but am concerned about time away from family. We have a beautiful baby girl who is about 10months old, and we plan to have one more child in the near future. I just turned 26, so I know have a few years before I hit the upper age limit. Are there any other Moms on here who are reservists (or husbands of a reservist)? If so, when did you join and how old were your kids when you joined?
I have a strong desire to serve and be a part of the military brotherhood, but am also concerned about being away from my family for half a year during basic and officer training.
Any insight is greatly appreciated!