Gentlemen, I am a 25 college graduate in the process of a Marine Corps application. I have finished MEPS and am waiting for my eye surgery waiver before I get cleared to Pensacola. I have heard various reports, even from my OSO, about the length of an aviation contact, depending on your platform. The most common numbers I have heard are for jets being 8 years and helicopters being 6 years. Since my Fiance has recently gotten cold-ish feet about being "owned" by the military for 10 years, I was hoping for some firmer information to calm her fears/make solid plans. So can anyone confirm or refute a specific contract length? Much thanks, Robert F P.S. - Apologize if this has already been asked. I searched the forums, but couldn't find this after 3 pages of searching. Figured it was a safe bet to ask. However, if someone can post a link to a thread with the information I will gladly head there.