Former Navy air intercept controller here- I think you're making a great decision that you'll look back on with pride. My son is currently deployed aboard the Stennis- 3rd generation military.
I remember fondly our conversation in high school- and the advice I gave him is the same I pass on to you:
"Hate it or love it, you can't buy the memories you create during a military career."
My advice- become a real pilot and learn to land on a moving postage stamp called a carrier!