If you are a person that likes to travel, you should give some thought to pursuing a career in the Armed Forces. You remember the old saying, Join the Navy, and see the World. Well, that is true in our modern times more than any other time in our history.
The Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army and Navy all offer travel opportunities that are not easily matched. In training for duty, and being assigned to military service you will be exposed to places and cultures that you may have not even been aware of. Most travel in the military is done on airplanes, ships, trucks, helicopters, cars, trains and buses. Even at times on Submarines. But not all the travel you will be engaging in is on military type vehicles. Some of it is on traditional commercial vehicles, but the best thing is, the military will foot the bill.
It starts with your boot camp experience. If you join the Air Force, its off to Texas, the Navy, you will travel to the Great Lakes to train. Cape May, New Jersey will be your destination if you are joining the Coast Guard, and with the Marine Corps, you will travel to Parris Island South Carolina or San Diego, California.
With the Army you may wind up at one of several different Basic training locations, somewhere in Missouri, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, or South Carolina. Following your initial training at boot camp, the services will likely send you to your technical training school or advanced individual training. This is training for your job, and is normally held at one of dozens of facilities here in the continental United States.
After that, that is when the true travel opportunities start to open up. We have military installations literally on every continent in the world, and ships in all seven seas. You may wind up in Kodiak, Alaska as a crewman at a shore based Coast Guard Facility. Or you could be stationed in Germany with the United States Air Force. You could wind up at an Armed Forces base in England, Turkey, Japan, Afghanistan, or even Iraq.
If you join the Marine Corps, Navy or Coast Guard you will likely encounter time on one of our nations sailing vessels on the open sea, visiting any number of Ports and duty stations around the world. It depends on your job, the service you are in, and the needs of the branch at the time as to where you will be stationed, and the location. There are even bases and soldiers and sailors stationed at some of the more exotic locations, like Puerto Rico, Thailand, Guam, Okinawa Japan, or Hawaii.
So, you never know. It is still possible to join the military and See the world.