If you are doing a job search, to join the military, there are 150 different career opportunities that the airforce alone offers you. Mechanics in the fields of physics, hydraulics, electronics, and mathematics with aptitude in these fields and physical dexterity could be employed in aircraft maintenance jobs such as aircraft mechanic and airframe inspector. They would be required to maintain aircraft accessory systems and propulsion systems; work on fabrication of metal and fabric materials used in aircraft structural repair and on inspection and preservation of aircraft parts and materials.
If you are possessed of considerable mechanical ability and manual dexterity with training in algebra and physics, and doing a Job search you could identify a job with the airforce overhauling and modifying intricate equipment and would be required to work with fine precision tools, testing devices and schematic drawings. If you have machine shop experience, training in mathematics and in the use of tools and blueprints, you would qualify for a vehicle maintenance job.
There are airforce jobs offered in fields of avionics, communications and electronic systems, aircrew operations, fuel, munitions and weapons maintenance, logistics and supply, safety and sanitation, security police, visual information, accounting, finance and auditing, administrative and fire protection jobs.
For a prior service person to reenlist in the navy reserve or the airforce, the applicant should have sufficient, documented, creditable prior service. This is for retirement purposes to enable him or her to accrue 20 years of service prior to reaching age 60. There is no basic training required and the term of enlistment can be for a period of one, three, four or six years. For persons not having prior service, and wanting to enlist in the navy reserve, they should be a high school senior, high school graduate or have a GED.
Unlike the airforce, the Navy exchange, in addition to its retail outlets has a mail order catalog, which is sponsored jointly by the AAFES, MCX and the coast guard exchange system. Shopping from the Navy exchange can also be done online and orders so placed can be kept track of.
When members of the marines have dependants, they are paid a family separation allowance. This is part of military pay which is paid to the member when away from dependants for longer than 30 days on military orders. Military pay also has a combat pay component. When marines are assigned or deployed in combat zones they receive combat pay and also certain tax advantages.