How do you guys in Security Forces stay alert after doing guard duty for several hours? Do you have enough space to walk around when not on a gate? Are there rotating shifts so you don't spend too much time looking at the same fence? I'm currently still in college but after I get my degree I plan on enlisting in the AF (tried ROTC, not my thing), and I would like to be Security Forces as I have a passion for law enforcement and security. However, I'm worried that I'll be bored to death and regret my decision. My current security job is access control (maybe 1 car an hour until shift change) and if I don't bring something to do I go nuts. Is Security Forces something that can keep your interest and not drive you up the wall with boredom? I have no problem checking IDs for 8hrs as long as I'm doing something, it's not so much the type of work as not having any work to do. I don't mean for this question to sound disrespectful, I have the utmost respect for you guys, especially since I'll bet the job is considerably more demanding than most people realize.