Since you didn't say what you budget is it's hard to say.
Many service men buy through the PX where they can get good deals. John
My brother is in the Army, he is a Flight Medic on a Blackhawk Helicopter he is looking for a camcorder and a 35mm cam with a reg. and a zoom lens. He's on a budget as we all are. The Camcorder he's looking for something that he can use day or night, is small enough to take with him on missions and can download to his lap top. The 35mm he's looking for something he can use from the air. I've been looking and I know nothing about photography. thanks