Hello, This is my first post. I am most interested in the AF HPSP program and I am excited about the opportunity to serve and to be a PA in the military. I have a few questions: Does anyone know what the big factors are in your acceptance to the scholarship? I have a great GPA and am working in urgent care as a medical scribe and volunteering as an EMT/firefighter. Should securing a veteran as reference be a priority for me? What do you think my chances of getting a scholarship are if I apply on time (obviously going to be dependent on the number they offer...)? Can anyone who did this program comment on what your service commitment is/was like (I know that is a hugely general question... and I have been reading up on this a lot... maybe just a couple sentances)? What are the biggest challenges/rewards? My GF is also possibly going to be applying to the AF through the HPSP as an MD student… if we get married will we be guarunteed to be stationed in the same place? I understand our deployments won’t be the same schedule/place. I am open to deploying and working with service members and locals in a disaster relief or combat zone... can anyone comment on that... how that (and the role of AF PAs) is changing now that we are out of Iraq and exiting Afganistan. Can people comment on their experiences in their 3 years of committed time in this regard? Did you get those kind of experiences in those first 3 years, how were they, etc. I would most likely be doing more than 3 years (because my GF wouldn't be out for a long time after that!). Finally, how do the advanced studies that the military offers PAs translate into the civilian health care system? Thanks so much in advance; you guys have created a great resource for us prospective PAs here... sorry for all the questions!