I posted before when I was considering a career in the Navy as a Nuclear Propulsion officer. Though I have not fully thrown the idea out, I landed a civilian job in the nuclear industry. I was looking into the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard, and was wondering how it would actually work? What I mean is, in the AFR or Air National Guard, part time employment = a few weekends a month + a few weeks during the summer. As an EE, I wonder with such little time actually on duty, what work would actually be done? It seems like there isn't enough time to actually do stuff? Suggestions regarding being an officer or enlistee? (people say go officer) I am not particularly keen on combat zones, but would really like to go on humanitarian deployments. Which of these would be more likely to go on such deployments? For those who have walked this path, please share your experiences. Thanks!!