I am currently at almost 9 years on active duty in the Air Force. It has been very good to me and my family, paying for medical school, providing excellent residency programs (despite some of the bad press military physicians get, their residencies have the highest board certification rate of any group), and they are now paying for me to do a fellowship at Yale School of Medicine. I have had the honor of working with and become friends with a lot of great people. Having said that, take everything said by the recruiter with a grain of salt and get it in writing. When I was meeting with the recruiter he told me one thing when his brochure said the opposite, so make sure you read everything before signing on the line.