Then join the National Guard or reserve. You'll Get training, education benefits among others and you're gone from home for short stints.
Yeah, because it's not like the National Guard gets deployed or anything.
My National Guard unit spent 23 straight months gone (Sep 05 - Aug 07) to 6 months of predeployment training and a 17 month combat tour. Now, they are back in Iraq again. Basically, they will have been deployed 3.5 of the last 5 years when they get back.
Don't beleive anyone who says that the National Guard or Reserves are "one weekend a month, two weeks a year." It hasn't been like that for years.