My brother is a Captain in the Air Force, but he joined after getting his Bachelors in Nursing degree. He went to Officer training school for 8 weeks and became a Second Lieutenant. He makes very good money, gets free housing, groceries, and very good health insurance. This coming fall he is going back to school to become a Physician Assistant which the Air Force will pay for, and give him his normal pay check. He has served in Afghanistan three times, flew into Iraq many times, and also was on the crew that saved the hostages in Columbia.