@croydon - I hope that wasn't the only reason he joined though. Television very rarely gets many things right and even if they can convey some of the social situations you would be under in one of the Armed Forces, they probably aren't getting close to portraying the reality of every day work.
Recruitment officers can be extremely aggressive about getting people to sign up, but they aren't the ones you should be talking to. Try to find someone who is doing what you hope to be doing in a few years and ask them about their everyday life and what it was like to get there.
An Air Force Recruiter will promise you the moon, but that isn't going to be the reality for the majority of people who sign up. And they don't just need extra fodder. They need people who want to be there and are happy with the work they are doing.