@sean Your quest to join the USAF helped me to speak up. When #sonOne joined the USNavy in the #1990s, I vehemently disagreed. As a result of that disagreement and his somewhat difficult teen years, we barely spoke for about twelve years.
Yesterday, I finally told him that the military benefited him (maturity, training & experience, a pattern of income) that he never would have gotten had he not chosen that path. I used these words: “I was wrong”.