You will have the freedom to do the things that make you happy, all the while knowing that there is someone who loves and supports youeven if he is away in training or on active duty. Operation Christmas Drop is one of the longest running humanitarian aid and disaster relief training missions in the DoD's.
It will be difficult to be without him for up to a year at a time, but you will need to keep it in perspective as he is demonstrating his duty to his country first. Be open and honest with your military man, just as you would in any other healthy relationship. However, there are some definite drawbacks to dating someone in the military. Once someone has enlisted in the military, they cannot simply shirk their responsibilities later. Because he knows the importance of friendship, he will be a good friend to you.