I've just recently turned 28, have a family, a good respectable job as an aircraft mechanic.
Ever since turning 18 I've always been attracted to the military, but have always been discouraged from joining by my parents and my entourage.
Well this year after Rememberance Day I had a bit of regret and wondered if I was getting too old to sign up. If I was going to join the forces I want to do it before I hit 30. While not overweight, I am horribly out of shape.
I want to do the same work I do now, but only in the military. I'd like to get some experience working on the heavies, jet fighters, helicopters...basically stuff I might never get to do in the civi world. Plus the way things are going I'd get paid more in uniform then I would wearing my dirty rags.
So to those who are currently signed up or have been in the past, what is military life really like? Is it as enjoyable as they say? How is the physical training? Any advice/encouragement/discouragement?