Husband is not a marine yet but soon will be. I am active duty air force and I have a job that's at EVERY base. I work in finance.Can a marine husband and air force wife be stationed with each other?

It's a dodgy prospect even if you're married and in the same military branch; it's worse if one is a Marine and the other isn't.

The military has made great strides since my wife and I (we were both sailors) were married in-service, but the one thing that hasn't changed is that they will not guarantee you will be stationed together, or even anywhere close together, as mission requirements come before family. That's something you sign up for, whether any of us like it or not.

In my own case, we were separated for over a year (9 months on different coasts before we were married, 6 months 5 hours apart after) before we were actually stationed at the same base. A friend of mine whose wife was a Seabee was sent to Okinawa for a year - we were stationed in Charleston, S.C.

In the end, regardless of what you feel, you need to be completely realistic about the situation; AF detailers would be sympathetic if he was going to be AF, but he's not. You're essentially rolling the dice, and in your case, the odds are stacked pretty heavily against you.

I wouldn't say it's hopeless; we've been married almost 30 years, and the first 5 years we were married we were probably apart from each other about 3 of those (deployments, etc.). Still, we're the exception, as most of the people we knew that were married in-service are on their 2nd or 3rd marriages.

We knew up front that it was unlikely we'd get stationed together, but we were willing to gamble anyway. As long as you accept that going into the situation, and expect you're going to be stationed apart (which you will be anyway for the first year he's in during training), you'll know what to expect, and can make a decision one way or another based on that.