USAF Security Forces / USARMY MP... q...

USAF Security Forces / USARMY MP... questions please help

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Mike J

Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 14, 2007
Hello everyone id like to say Hello :)... this is my first post on this forum ^___^

So i have been thinking about what i want to do after i graduate High School... iv pretty much decided that i would like to pursue a career in some type of law enforcement .... im stuck between joining the ARMY as a 31B which is Military Police.. then i found out that the USAF has a smiliar security force...

could you guys tell me the main difference between the two.... and i hear that if i join the army as a 31B MP... that i have a 50/50 chance of seeing comabt somewhere in the middle eastern region... does the USAF hold that same 50/50 Chance?....

Mike
Mike J

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 15, 2007
can anyone help please.
Jason

AOL

#3 Jan 18, 2007
Don't join the Army. For god's sake just don't. They don't have the sense of pride that the Marines, Air Force, Navy can offer. Plus you'll just get fucked over. I can't say why really.

If your looking for law enforcement, the Air Force does have a Security Forces AFSC. What you should do is go to www.about.com Type in "Air Force enlisted jobs" in the search engine. From there you can review every aspect of the jobs without the pressure to join. Also check out www.dosomethingamazing.com for videos that give you a look at the security forces job. If your not stuck on just Law enforcement then there are other cool jobs that relate. You could be a SERE specialist (ultra cool but tough), also there are intelligence jobs.(I'm going in as a 1A8X1 Airborne Cryptologic Linguist), you could be trained in other languages, top secret intelligence handling. Either way, whatever you choose to do, make sure its not a job that may become obsolete when you get out.(Also, About.com has the average rate of deployment for all Air Force Jobs, so you can get a general idea for how long you might get stationed somewhere)
Mike J

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 18, 2007
thank you so very much sir.... i am going to look into all of that info as we speak
doug wyman

AOL

#5 Mar 19, 2007
i was a mp in germany, we had full powers off base the us a f did not have any off base
Leon

United States

#6 Mar 20, 2007
Hey kid im in the security forces squadron in the airforce theres no other job im proud of being in but this one i can tell u the difference between the airforce and the army, because there are alot of Army MP's who left the army to come to the airforce. First of all you dont feel like your in a daycare center. second of all your not being looked after 24 7 you have the best equipment and stay in fancy places when you deploy to different location meaning you can enjoy your deployment not be stuck in a run down building about to collaps cause the army is too cheap to put u in a hotel, and like to call it being tough. you want to enjoy your job join the airfoce security forces and become a Raven which is like a federal air marshall and get to be deployed to exotic location with fine ass women lol . watever desicion u make good luck.
Clark Kent

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Mar 20, 2007
Instead of joining the military, just check into prison for four years. You'll be better off.
AntiFlag

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Apr 4, 2007
The military is a great big waste of your life.
Anthony

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Apr 8, 2007
Hey Mike, I am going to try to shed a little light for you! The AF is 1000% better than the Army. If you go the Army as an MP you have a 100% chance of deploying the chances are almost just as high in the AF. The big difference is the locations that you will be deploying to and what mission that you'll be supporting. In the AF your mission is mainly to support the flying mission, securing teh AB and AF assets, whereas Army you will probably be doing convoy duty. Like Leon said the AF will put you up in the best hotel/facilities and your quality of life will be top notch! I suggest visit an Army Post and visit an AF Base and decide which is best! Good luck!!
AF Wife

Utica, MI

#10 Apr 27, 2007
I am an AF brat and now an AF wife. My husband is a Raven and it is an awesome career! Yes, you deploy, but Raven's deployments are completely different than any other!
Scholarship winner

Redmond, WA

#11 May 1, 2007
Hey everyone!
Well my situation is I've been awarded an Army ROTC scholarship to be a nurse and after four years I have to go in the Army as an Army Officer Nurse. But I'm stuck between this decision or going active duty in the Air Foce as security forces.
Please give Advice!
cac13

Tacoma, WA

#12 May 20, 2007
Everyone says go AF cuz it's nice and it'll treat you easy, but if you want to join the military for any of the right reasons that stuff won't matter to you. If you really like the AF then go for it, but don't do it just because they have 5 star bases. If you want to truly get out there and kick butt and get experiences you're not going to get elsewhere, go Army. It'll be harder for sure, but it all depends on YOUR motives and why you even thought about the military in the first place. If you just thought military because you want money and don't want to go to college, go AF cuz remember if you go ARMY, you're really going to have to focus cuz your buddies lives are going to be dependent on you.
Sandman

Van Buren, AR

#13 Jun 8, 2007
AntiFlag wrote:
The military is a great big waste of your life.
If it were not for our military cupcake, you would not be able to make moronic statements like that! Thankfully, we have always had a few brave folks in this country, that serve, fight and die for those too selfish to see beyond their own noses. You probably can't comprehend what I am saying, but God Bless you anyway....and God Bless the united states military!!!
Sandman

Van Buren, AR

#14 Jun 8, 2007
Scholarship winner wrote:
Hey everyone!
Well my situation is I've been awarded an Army ROTC scholarship to be a nurse and after four years I have to go in the Army as an Army Officer Nurse. But I'm stuck between this decision or going active duty in the Air Foce as security forces.
Please give Advice!
NOOOOOOO doubt about it.take the rotc scholarship....after your obligation to the army, you can choose not to re-enlist and still have a b.s. degree in nursing, with 4 yrs. experience...worth about $60 an hour, as opposed to being qualified to be a cop somewhere for 30-40k a year.
my son chose usaf security forces over an rotc scholarship....but he wants to be a cop!...and police departments do like to hire usaf sf people.
Sandman

Van Buren, AR

#15 Jun 8, 2007
Mike J wrote:
Hello everyone id like to say Hello :)... this is my first post on this forum ^___^
So i have been thinking about what i want to do after i graduate High School... iv pretty much decided that i would like to pursue a career in some type of law enforcement .... im stuck between joining the ARMY as a 31B which is Military Police.. then i found out that the USAF has a smiliar security force...
could you guys tell me the main difference between the two.... and i hear that if i join the army as a 31B MP... that i have a 50/50 chance of seeing comabt somewhere in the middle eastern region... does the USAF hold that same 50/50 Chance?....
Mike
Mike, if you are not willing to go to a combat zone, you really should not join the military, but take this into consideration. In the 4 yrs our forces have been in Iraq and Afghanistan we have lost 3500 troops... that includes Army, AF, Marines, and Navy....that also includes about 800 deaths that were due to sickness, accidents, etc...in that same amount of time there have been about 65,000 ppl murdered in the United States (16,900 last yr alone) and over 165,000 people killed on our nations highways(43,000 last yr alone)....most likely you will serve in either Iraq or SW Asia in any type of military police, USMC(which the army trains @ Fort Leonard Wood), USA, or USAF...but if you have a clean record, fairly smart, and don't mind the water...your best bet would be to join the coast guard...they are not deployed to combat zones as often(although they do),but they do police work constantly, working against drugs, smugglers, illegal immigration,terroism, and often have opportunities to save lives....most of it in u.s. waters that include coastal waters, seaports, the great lakes, rivers, etc...But it's stil dangerous!...and and so are domestic disputes!...its not how long you live Mike...its how you live!...check 'em out!
Terence Sharkey

UK

#16 Feb 22, 2014
WHEELUS GUEST
Army v Airforce? As a foreigner I wont take sides. But this was my experience of USAF a long time ago.

I was a guest at Wheelus almost sixty years ago and I still recall the warmth of the welcome which matched the 90degree heat everywhere. In 1955 food-rationing from WWII in England had only just ceased and for an English youth my eyes had popped out at steak sizes I’d never seen, breakfast portions undreamed of, and chocolate bars in abundance.(I’d never heard of Hershey bars –but I soon learned). Suddenly England seemed even more austere when I saw the goods on offer in the commissary.

I was sixteen and had gone to Libya as a young actor for desert location scenes for a movie we were making at Pinewood Studios back in England.

A couple of days after my arrival at Idris airport the once-daily flight from London’s Heathrow ended in tragedy when a BOAC DC4 Argonaut crashed in flames on landing killing fifteen and badly injuring many of the forty-seven on board. Idris facilities were about what you’d expect of one of the world’s poorest nations with an international terminal that looked like it was the film set from Bogart’s Casablanca and the boys and girls at Wheelus had mobilised immediately, with helicopters ferrying the injured to the military hospital.

A few days later, at a break in the filming schedule, I visited the base with a young woman survivor of the crash.. Tearful eyes all round including those of the chopper-boys filled with laughter when Rosemarie discovered the bouquet they had given her was swarming with ants which had joined the consignment somewhere locally.(Where had they had come up with fresh roses in such a desert?).

The base was enormous. I had been fearful that the sight of aircraft so soon after the tragedy at Idris airport on the other side of the city would be upsetting but my companion was enjoying the tour as much as I was. At one stage our jeep rattled its way over the tarmac beside twenty or more very business-like looking fighter jets with US Air Force emblazoned on each silver fuselage together with the big white star.“F-86 Sabre-jets” our driver told us proudly.“See them swept-back wings? They’ll take-on anything those Commie-bastards can throw at us – they’ll out manoeuvre any of Jo Stalin’s boys”.
Stalin had died two years before and his successor Nikita Kruschev had appeared to adopt a more conciliatory attitude towards the West in an attempt to end the Cold War. Our driver, if he knew of the demise of the despot, cared little for the changes and continued to extol the superior virtues of the Sabre-jets over the Russian MiG-15s which he told us he had seen in dogfights in the Korean war a couple of years before.

An international incident was narrowly avoided when this naïve British visitor took a photograph of his beautiful companion. I had not noticed that the background included some tents and several large aircraft. I still have the Zeiss camera which I had bought cheaply a couple of days before, just a museum piece now in our age of digital photography but I always remember that day when I had to hand over the film to the fierce military policeman declaring us off-limits.

Actually he turned out to be quite an affable sort who having executed his official task seemed more than happy to assist my companion who had discovered that the ants were now invading her blouse. Uncle Sam’s Military Police are clearly up to anything the day throws at them and the Snowdrop produced some magic mosquito cream which he applied liberally to her neck. His enthusiasm for the task knew no bounds and soon it was the turn of the visitor gently to point out what was off limits.
Apart from the loss of my pictures it was a memorable day with hospitable hosts, an air-conditioned day that offered a welcome contrast to the sweltering Sahara filming days that lay ahead.
Happy days! More are captured at http://www.lovelifeandmovingpictures.com/
Anthony

Warrensburg, MO

#17 Jun 23, 2015
I'm joining the army as an MP u know all military are family so whatever u do join they all will support u I have a cousin who is security police in air force but I'm going to be Military Police in the Army

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