Unlike many, I have a great job with the local police department, and plan to become an officer when I turn 21 in a year. My department gives benefits for members in the military while on deployment and training (they will augment your military pay in order to have you stay making your regular department pay). Part of me wants to just stick out what I am doing get into the police academy and be good. On the other hand, I wanted to join the military when I was 18, but wasnt able to due to a much too recent injury (broke femur and collarbone 6 months prior). It has now been 2 years since the accident, and I still have the desire to do something in the military, so I have been thinking of joining the Reserves as something like an Aerial Gunner or Loadmaster (I love aircraft and being in them). My only concerns would be that I would have to leave my hometown for a few months for training, which means my brother would be left with our apartment on his own. What do you guys think? Is it worth it?