I am prior service and have been out for 6 years. I am thinking about going back in. By the way I am a Marine. I am not going back into the marines because they are so hard on the body and the family. The Army is way better in both of these areas. So I have been talking to the Army and doing allot of reading. I would like to be a helicopter pilot. So what I have heard and what I have read seem to contradict each other(I will list below). Heard from the Army: I would go in as an E-5(what I got out as), I would not have to go to boot camp, I would go to what is called "warrior training" its 4 weeks and more of a refresher course on how to were the uniform. Then I would go to the MOS school that I had chosen.. Once I started doing my "job" ( a helicpter crew chief), then I put in for the warrent officer program and get a flight physical. After graduation from the warrant officer school I then would be shipped off to flight sckool. After I graduate that I am now a pilot. What I have read: (from the army web sight) I apply for warrant officer school as a cavilian, once accepted I go to the warrant officer school and the rest you have read from above. So to all of you army guys. Which one is true, what is the real truth. From those of you that are in and married with children: 1) How family friendly in the Army? 2) Would JAG help me and my wife get custody of her son from a previous marige(they have joint custody now)? 3) How are the schools on base? 4) does the Army treat spouses well? I may have more to come, I am talking to them again tonight so I may have more for you later.