Where would be a good start to begin gaining experience with any fighter jet? I'm proceeding to get my A&P and want to join the armed forces also...should I join the forces to gain experience?
Uh... all you have to do is score high enough on an ASVAB test and you won't have to pay a dime for your A&P training; if fact, they'll pay you. See a local recruiter and don't let him talk you into anything other than what you want to do. If your scores aren't high enough to get what you want, walk away.
If you're looking to fly the things yourself, you're gonna need BA of some kind first.