MIL What are some military careers that do a lot of traveling?

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  1. mk3

    mk3 77 PPTA

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    I am pretty interested in enlisting the Air Force or possibly the Army. I want to get a job where I have the oppurtunity to travel around the world. I have looked into the Loadmaster or Crew Chief for the Air Force. My main concern is that I dont want to join up and be stuck on a base for 4 years, I get stir crazy and the ability to move around a lot is very important to me. Any suggestions of jobs to look into would be apreciated, thanks.
     
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  3. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Loadmaster or Crew Chief. Your base may be the same for years, but you will travel so much that it won't seem like you are stuck in one spot.
    In-flight refueling (you get to fly laying down, backwards), aerial gunner, flight engineer,
    There are also some flying medical positions. Medical techs deploy a lot, but not as much as the ones mentioned above.

    Lookup Career Enlisted Aviator. The name is misleading, as the only enlisted job that actually turns over control of the plane is In-flight refueling... and even then it isn't what you think.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Oh and any job on an aircraft demands certain medical requirements. If you have no ailments, and nothing to hide, then forget I mentioned it. If you do, talk with a recruiter to find out more. You will go through a flight physical, which is a more thorough physical than the rest of us get. Maybe one of the aviators on the forum could tell you more about it, I haven't experienced it.
     
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    delta, yo!!! ain't you ever watched The Unit??:rofl:
     
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    Landing Support Specalist in the Marine Corps, you will go to every humanitarian operation the US involves itself with.
     
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    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    join Navy if you want to travel. Only thing you may get stir crazy sitting on a boat.
     
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    If you do go crew chief, make sure your AFSC is 2a5x1, that's for cargo/refueler aircraft. We travel a LOT more than a fighter crew chief.
     
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    C5Load spent more time at 5-star hotels in exotic locations than any enlisted person I know.
     
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    Yeah, loadmaster on a C5 would be a happening position. Crew Chief on one....umm, hell no! That's the risk you take as a chief though. I got lucky and got C130's. C17's are cool too. I feel sorry for the Crew Chiefs on FRED.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Yeah, the fighter crew chiefs can't exactly hop in the trunk and go for a ride. :rofl:
     
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    Ive been stuck on FRED for 2 and a half years.....it blows. They are taking the iso dock away from travis though and im moving to kc-10s. Who knows in a year or two i might be missing the C-5 for some ungodly reason. how are 130's treating you?
     
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    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    i'm in a LS battalion. this is a lie.
     
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    130's are stupid easy to work on. At least the old ragged out E models we have are. I have a couple of friends that used to be on KC-10's. You should have fun. FRED is just to big of a nightmare for me to even consider working on it.
     
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    the raging enigma If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidenc

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    PAO, or broadcast journalist. they are always sending you to different places.
     
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    This is true. Plus, you get to meet a lot of intresting, stimulating people of ancient cultures...
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    and kill them.
     
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    Well theres a difference in being a CE in a LS battalion and being LS. Mabey the stateside guys don't do much but LS in Okinawa go just about everywhere.
     
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    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    stateside it sucks. civil affairs is bar none the best experience you will have in the military.
     
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    mk3 77 PPTA

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    This Loadmaster job is really interesting me. How likely is it that I would be able to land that job if thats strictly what I am going in for? I mean I would think that a lot of people would want that job, but maybee Im wrong.
     
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    2a5x1 only travels a lot if your not stuck in iso
     
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    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    EOD also gets to travel a lot
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Many people have families. Always being gone isn't what most family members want. Go talk to a recruiter, tell them you want to be a 1A2x1.

    Here is some more info: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/airforceenlistedjobs/a/afjob1a2x1.htm
     
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    If I was in the Air Force, loadmaster is the job I would want.

     
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    hurlburt ftw
     

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