Airman 1st Class Laura Lund: The Air Force has definitely exceeded my expectations on so many levels — I would have never guessed that it would have been such an awesome job for me.
Airman 1st Class Benjiman Jennings: Before joining the Military, while I was still a student, it was part-time work and it was low-paying work, and work that didn’t really take anything home. It wasn’t fulfilling.
Cadet Alex Fan: I always had a fascination with tanks — I thought they were really cool — so I decided to join Armor, and I’m pretty glad I chose that, as well.
Capt. Christopher Sercena: I started as basically a combat medic, and I became a mental health specialist after that.
Spc. Ashland Harnishfeger: The Army offers so many jobs — I mean, when they hand out the brochures, they’re not joking — I mean, there are over 100 different jobs to choose from, and that’s what I love most about the Army.
Airman 1st Class Benjiman Jennings: I definitely have fun when I work. I get along with the people I work with really well, and getting time to just hang out with them, it’s not really like work. Some days, it’s just like hanging out with friends and doing what I do.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Washington: I’ve had so many opportunities to do other things, it’s like this is — it wasn’t what I was expecting, and I’m glad I did it.
Sgt. Ricardo Branch: You can be an infantryman, you can be a cook, you can be a chaplain, you could be a supply clerk — those are all great fields.
Spc. Ashland Harnishfeger: So, you have your broadcast journalist, your combat cameras, you have the guys who fix our equipment.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Sweeney: I had a couple of friends that flew in helicopters, I was like, “Hey, that’s pretty cool. Is there a way that I can fly in there and see what it’s like?” and, “I’m thinking about changing my job,” and that’s what I did, and I loved it, and I’ve been doing it ever since.
Capt. Shawn Tulp: I knew I wanted to join, and I wanted to do something that was worthwhile — not only in the Military, but also in the civilian side, something I could take away with me when I walked away from the Army someday that would be a benefit to my country in more than just one way.
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