Hi there, I am 33 and mid career and thinking about joining the airforce. I understand a lot of people sign up when they are straight out of school or at the start of their career. What I would love to hear is - how it has been for those who have joined at an older age such as mid 30's. I am aware I will have to let go of all my pride as I will be a lot older than my seniors, I will be taking a pay cut, I will have no say over where I am posted, I will have to do a lot of things that won't make rational sense. I will have to let go of a lot and start from scratch.
What appeals to me about the airforce is the challenge. The opportunity to learn something new, the travel and the sports opportunities. I also have a partner in the airforce, so I wonder how that will affect our relationship also. I have only ever done one thing, so I would be stepping out of my comfort zone majorly. I just want to know Im making the right choice.