Why we join the Air Force

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I. Do you always know why you do something before you do it? II. (Common Ground) Well throughout my 9 years of being in the AF, I have often been asked why did I join the AF and I usually answer with I don't know; but I do know why I am happy I joined.

III. (Thesis) That's what I want to share with you. If I hadn't joined the AF I would have never gained as much independence that I did at such a young age, I probably wouldn't have been afforded the opportunity of owning my first home at the age of 22 and I would have never met my husband IV. Independence at an age when some people are still in high school a. At the age of 17 I entered the AF naïve and young but I quickly learned that I had to grow up. I realized that it was only me now so I better get the skills to do it on my own.

b. That's what the military did for me; allowed me to make a way for myself c. I had no option for quitting at least until my contract was up V. Opportunity of home ownership a. Many of my friends back at home are either still living at home or renting b. If it hadn't been for the AF It would have been very difficult to be 22 years of age and try to get a mortgage c. ?? VI. Husband a. Lastly, the happiest reason I joined the AF is I would have never met the love of my life it not for joining the Air Force b. My husband and I met here at Keesler AFB my first time I was stationed here in 1997. It wasn't love at...