I have known my boyfriend since I was 13, now I'm 17 almost 18, and we have been dating for over 3 years. This summer, right before the start of my Senior year he joined the Air Force. I am so proud of him and could'nt be happier of his choice of military branch. It has been hard, BMT sucked but it is in the past now. He was in San Antonio and I went to his graduation (GO IF YOU CAN! IT WILL LITERALLY MEAN THE WORLD TO HIM!) He is currently in Tech School still in TX, which was okay for about a week until he got placed on Swing Shift and now goes to school (and can't talk) at exactly the times I am able to talk to him. So far I have been dedicated and I let him call me when he gets back from school around 1:30 in the morning everyday. We talk for a little while but it is hard because most of the time I am either cranky for being woken up, I don't remember any of our conversation and I deprive myself of sleep. Even though we are young we are in love. We have plans for the future and hope to be married someday. In January he is going to Florida and will be stationed there. I know he will probably be deployed sometime after that but I have plans of tranfering to FL after my first year of college to be closer to him. We have been through a lot together and we are not letting this stand in the way of our dreams. If you want it to work and last it will, you just have to always remember to be mature about it and communicate.