I joined the Air Force Reserves at the beginning of the first Gulf War. I was a Medical Technician. Most of my time was spent in training, and by the time I went to Activity duty, the war was over and I just went to my Duty Station. In the Air Force (or the Civilian's Military) it's more mental than physical. In Basic, instead of screaming at you all day to move it, they tested your understanding of orders and how well you carried them out. The Service is a great way of life because it is filled with volunteers, and as long as you did your job, everything was fine. There's a reason we have the greatest military i the world, it's because of the dedicated people.