By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency
The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force social media team participated in their monthly tweet chat Feb. 5 and received 126 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. If you weren’t able to join the conversation, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Thanks for making it our most successful chat ever!
Q1: If I wanted to be a PJ, what is the likelihood of me deploying?
A1: Deployments are based on Air Force needs, but since the PJ mission is combat-related, it’s very likely.
Q2: What about if I’m Canadian?
A2: You must meet these requirements: bit.ly/12yNTco, and legally reside in the U.S. with a “Green Card.”
Q3: Is it possible to get a vision waiver for vision worse than 20/70 (regarding aviation contracts)?
A3: We don’t give vision waivers. All careers have vision standards. Your vision test will determine what jobs you qualify for.
Q4: Do you guys accept a Penn Foster High School diploma? The Department of Defense considers it Tier 1.
A4: Your recruiter can have it evaluated to determine if it qualifies for Tier 1.
Q5: If I go through BMT and then go security forces, can I later go to PJ indoc? If so, will I need to wait to reenlist?
A5: You can apply to cross train 13 months prior to the end of your enlistment.
Q6: When’s the February job drop?
A6: We do not announce those. Your recruiter will keep you posted if you booked a job.
Q7: What does it take to be security forces in the Air Force?
A7: Gen. score: 33, U.S. citizen, valid driver’s license, pass color vision test and other qualifications.
Q8: How old do I need to be to sign up?
A8: You need to be 17 with parental consent, and can be up to 39 years old. You must meet the requirements to enlist, and be in Basic Military Training prior to your 40th birthday.
Q9: What are some career opportunities that would be good for women as officers, coming in with a bachelor’s degree?
A9: Options will vary based on degree, GPA and other qualifications. Contact an OTS recruiter to inquire if you’re eligible.
Q10: What is it like to be a nurse for the Air Force? Do you still go through boot camp?
A10: Nurses go through COT, which is a “basic training” for healthcare professions. http://bit.ly/1EJYE29
Q11: How long is boot camp?
A11: BMT is 7 1/2 weeks, followed by a transition week called Capstone, for a total of 8 1/2 weeks.
Q12: Can you do any type of security forces or military police being colorblind?
A12: No. Security forces requires you to pass a color vision test.
Q13: What do EOD techs do stateside?
A13: EOD trains while at home station to ensure they are proficient in their job.
Q14: How long is basic training now?
A14: BMT is 7 1/2 weeks, followed by a transition week called Capstone, for a total of 8 1/2 weeks.
Q15: Can being a member of Civil Air Patrol help increase your chance of getting into the Air Force Academy?
A15: In some instances yes. See this link for more info: bit.ly/QX8ofP.
Q16: Why is BMT 7 weeks instead of 8 now?
A16: BMT is technically 8 1/2 weeks total. Training is 7 1/2 weeks plus 1 week transition, totaling 8 1/2 weeks.
Q17: What is the likelihood of being deployed as an EOD tech?
A17: Deployments are based on Air Force needs, so it’s possible.
Q18: Would you prefer tactical aircraft maintenance or aerial gunner? I’m stuck between the two of what I like.
A18: Aerial gunner is no longer an individual career field; it was merged into Special Missions Aviation. Both are great options!
Q19: How do I contact a recruiter?
A19: Visit our recruiter locator here: bit.ly/11uA68V.
Q20: Will the Air Force pay off my college after I graduate and complete ROTC?
A20: For officers, we do not have college loan repayment plans. For enlisted, it’s limited based on certain jobs.
Q21: How long does it take, as far as training and schooling, to become an Air Force pilot?
A21: Training is 18-24 months depending on which aircraft you’re assigned to.
Q22: Is Lasik surgery accepted as long as the Air Force approves of it?
A22: You are eligible to apply for the Air Force 12 months after the surgery.
Q23: What’s the likelihood of going to Defense Language Institute twice as an enlisted member?
A23: It depends on the needs of the Air Force. Please inquire with your supervisor at your duty station.
Q24: Other than ASVAB score, what requirements are there for being a loadmaster?
A24: Your ASVAB scores and physical will determine what jobs you qualify for.
Q25: What are the chances of being a full-time reservist?
A25: This is an active duty site. Please visit here: http://www.afreserve.com, for more info about the Reserves.
Q26: I have asthma. Is there any way for me to join the Air Force?
A26: Asthma is potentially disqualifying. Ask your recruiter to have the MEPS doctor pre-screen your medical records.
Q27: What is the average time to go to BMT after MEPS with a mechanical job field?
A27: From the time you process (ASVAB and physical), it takes 3-9 months to go to BMT.
Q28: What score do you have to get on the ASVAB to qualify for pararescue?
A28: You need a General Score of 44 to qualify for PJ.
Q29: What are the training qualifications to make it into the tiger team after you make security forces?
A29: When you get to your first base, inquire with your supervisor and training section to determine if you can try out.
Q30: What is the process to get in after taking the ASVAB?
A30: Your recruiter will schedule the physical and once that is done, you swear into the Delayed Enlistment Program. You’ll be in DEP until you ship to BMT.
Q31: How long is Officer Training School?
A31: OTS is 9.5 weeks at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Q32: What is Capstone?
A32: Capstone is a 1-week transition from BMT to tech school. It emphasizes core values and Airman responsibilities.
Q33: What’re the standards to join the Air Force tiger team, the snipers? After I go security forces, I want to be a sniper.
A33: Your unit and leadership will have to recommend and approve your attendance at tiger training.
Q34: Can you join the Air Force as a loadmaster, or do you have to work your way up to the loadmaster?
A34: You can initially enter the Air Force as a loadmaster.
Q35: Can I get cryptologic linguist guaranteed to me?
A35: If you meet all requirements, pass the Defense Language Aptitude Battery, and the cryptologic linguist job you want is available, you can get cryptologic linguist guaranteed to you.
Q36: What are some good studying options for the ASVAB?
A36: You can buy an ASVAB study guide at any major bookstore, or get one from a local library.
Q37: What’s the score to pass the ASVAB to join the Air Force?
A37: The minimum score to qualify is 36; however, scoring over 50 will make you more competitive.
Q38: What can I do in the Air Force with an athletic training degree?
A38: Provided you have earned a qualifying GPA of 3.0 or better from an accredited college in the U.S., and meet requirements, you may apply for OTS. Though you have earned a non-tech degree, we do not have any boards for non-tech for the remainder of FY2015. To apply as a rated officer, an individual must meet the requirements to apply for a rated position, including OTS. You may apply with a minimum 2.5 GPA; however, the average GPA selected for the last rated board was a 3.1. Also, the more technical the degree you have earned, as well as instrumentation ratings, the better your chances are of applying, and being selected. The next rated board is scheduled for 10-14 Aug 2015, with an application deadline of July 3, 2015.
Q39: I’m interested in mechanic/pilot (helicopter) and SERE/PJ – how realistic?
A39: You must be an officer to become a pilot among other requirements. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1ug6zAJ. You must meet the requirements to enlist to train and serve as a SERE or Pararescue.
Q40: What does it take to be an aerial gunner?
A40: Aerial gunner is now special mission aviation. You must meet the requirements to enlist, as well as qualifying on the ASVAB, and passing a physical examination. You can read the job description here: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q41: For AFROTC, does the scholarship pay for all of the tuition?
A41: Learn more here: http://bit.ly/13d5048.
Q42: What are my odds of getting a job in the medical field right now?
A42: Medical fields are more difficult to book. Contact an Air Force recruiter for more information.
Q43: In the Air Force Academy, will I be able to do/get all the essentials I need to become a CRO?
A43: The Air Force Academy will prepare you for anything. Learn more at http://www.AcademyAdmissions.com.
Q44: If I sign up now, could I be at BMT by the summer?
A44: It takes 3-9 months…but if you process now and qualify, it’s possible to ship in the summer/fall timeframe.
Q45: If you join a ROTC detachment and graduate, would you still have to go through BMT after graduating?
A45: You will complete all requirements during your ROTC program and go through field training during your sophomore year in college. You will not attend Air Force Basic Military Training.
Q46: How difficult is it to transfer recruiters due to a family emergency?
A46: It’s possible, just talk it over with your recruiter and they can assist you.
Q47: What are accompanied tours like?
A47: Accompanied means your spouse/child(ren) can join you at your assignment.
Q48: How long is the preliminary course for EOD naval school after BMT?
A48: Upon completion of Air Force Basic Military Training, you will travel to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas for a 20 day Preliminary Course. Upon successful completion of the Preliminary Course, you will travel to the Naval EOD School at Eglin AFB, Florida.
Q49: What are the vision requirements for the Air Force?
A49: You cannot have a refraction level no worse than +/- 8.0
Q50: Would a bakers cyst behind my knee be disqualifying when enlisting? If so, could I get a waiver?
A50: The Chief Medical Officer at MEPS will determine any medical disqualifications.
Q51: Do you see any action being in security forces in the Air Force?
A51: That will depend on location and activities on the base. Some will and some won’t.
Q53: What does it take to become a pararescue jumper?
A53: The requirements are AFQT-36; to be competitive, you may be required to qualify with an AFQT of 50 or better. A General Aptitude area of 41 or better is required. You must also pass the PAST test. Check out the Pararescue career page for more info: http://bit.ly/120tKPv.
Q54: How do I get in touch with an OTS recruiter? My local recruiters have not been able to help me.
A54: You may call our 1-800 National Toll Free Call Center at 1-800-423-USAF (8723), or log in to AIRFORCE.COM, and chat with an online advisor who can answer your questions, and direct you to a line officer recruiter nearest to you.
Q55: If I join the Air National Guard and go to college can I be taken out of college for deployment?
A55: You can contact the Air National Guard at 1-800-864-6264, or on their web site at http://www.goang.com.
Q56: What is the score to pass the ASVAB for the Air Force?
A56: The minimum score to qualify is 36; however, scoring over 50 will make you more competitive.
To be eligible to enlist in the Air Force, you must make an Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score of 36 or better on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test if you graduated from high school, a 65 if you earned a GED, and 50 for homeschooled students. You must also qualify in one of the four vocational aptitude areas on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); Administrative, General, Mechanical, or Electronics to be able to train and serve in the Air Force.
Q57: What type of jobs are in the 9TM51 AFSC?
A57: 9TM51 is an aptitude index, please see mechanical jobs at: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q58: What is the required vision to be a pilot?
A58: A pilot’s distance vision can be no worse than 20/70, correctable to 20/20. Near vision must be 20/20, uncorrected.
Q59: What is the ASVAB score requirement for EOD tech?
A59: The requirements are Mech 60, Gen 64, pass color and depth perception test. See more here: bit.ly/1gudwFP.
Q60: What about transgendered folks like me, any attempt made to accommodate us without special rules and when?
A60: The U.S. Air Force is not accepting individuals who are transgendered at this time.
Q61: On average, what is the wait period for cyber security or cyber system ops to open up? I’m currently in the DEP.
A61: Your recruiter will discuss your job booking with you. However, from the date you enlist, until the day you depart for Basic Military Training is approximately three to nine months.
Q62: Is there a minimum required height to be a pilot?
A62: The height range is 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 5 inches.
Q63: Would I be able to go from Army UAV operator to Air Force UAV operator, if so what are the requirements?
A63: You must meet requirements to apply for our Prior Service Program. Please contact an Air Force recruiter nearest to you to discuss qualifying, and the application process.
Q64: Does epilepsy completely disqualify you from joining? If so is this in all branches of military?
A64: Anyone required to take medication daily (besides birth control for females) is automatically disqualified. You will need to contact other branches to see what their policy is.
Q65: What are the weight requirements to be able to process?
A65: Please visit here: bit.ly/13I6Tq4, for height and weight requirements.
Q66: What are the limits regarding scoliosis?
A66: This is potentially disqualifying. Ask your recruiter to have the MEPS doctor pre-screen your med records for preliminary ruling.
Q67: I saw earlier that there’s a 1 1/2 week “transition period” at the end of BMT, what exactly is that?
A67: You are referring to our new Capstone program. This program reinforces core values, character development, and prepares you for technical training.
Q68: Will one deaf ear prevent someone from being able to join the Air Force?
A68: This is potentially disqualifying. All individuals serving in USAF must meet different frequency hearing requirements depending upon their job.
Q69: Can I wear contacts in the Air Force?
A69: Yes, you can wear contacts while on duty depending upon the nature of your job. They may not be worn while at Basic Military Training.
Q70: Right after BMT, where do the security forces recruits get stationed at? Is there a specific base or does it vary?
A70: After completion of Basic Military Training, you will remain on Lackland AFB, Texas, where you will train as security forces.
Q71: I have ADD does that disqualify me?
A71: Anyone required to take medication daily (besides birth control for females) is automatically disqualified. You must be off medications for two years.
Q72: Since drones are the “up-and-coming” new thing, would a drone related career in the USAF be a good career?
A72: Yes, it would. Please contact an Air Force recruiter nearest you to discuss qualifying, options, and opportunities.
Q73: How long is the training for TACP?
A73: You can expect approximately 89 days of initial training; Combat Survival Training, and the Army Parachutist’s course – length varies. Airborne is voluntary, and will require additional airborne training.
Q74: What jobs are designated for officers with a bachelors degree only?
A74: You will select three career choices when submitting your application for Officers Training School (OTS). You can read about officer careers here: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q75: At what point in the process should someone go speak with a recruiter?
A75: You can speak with a recruiter once you’re 17 with parental consent, usually midway through your junior year of high school.
Q76: What job opportunities are available for someone receiving a master’s degree?
A76: You will select three career choices when submitting your application for Officers Training School (OTS). You can read
about officer careers here: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q77: Where can you be stationed as an aerial gunner?
A77: Aerial Gunner has changed and is now special mission aviation. You may be assigned to Nellis AFB, Nevada; Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona; Kadena AB, Japan; Lakenheath AB, England; or Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
Q78: If you’re going in as open general, how long is the wait in DEP to ship out to BMT?
A78: The wait is typically three to nine months.
Q79: Should you talk to a recruiter as a freshman in high school?
A79: You can speak with a recruiter about beginning the enlistment process as early as 17 with parental consent, usually midway through your junior year of high school.
Q80: What’s the likelihood of getting orders to Beale AFB in California as security forces?
A80: Provided you meet the requirements to successfully train and serve as security forces, you will submit eight
stateside and eight overseas locations. The Air Force is usually good at giving you one of your choices of assignment, but ultimately it is based on the needs of the Air Force.
Q81: Do you have to be selected for OTS?
A81: You may apply for OTS with most any college degree (minimum 3.0 GPA ). Click here: bit.ly/18CZNH4, for more info. You may apply for a rated position if you have earned a GPA of 2.5 or better. To be competitive, the average GPA from the last rated selection board was 3.1.
Q82: I have very mild red-green color blindness which only shows on tests, not everyday sight. Can I get a waiver for jobs such as CCT?
A82: Provided you meet vision requirements, your recruiter has a list of jobs which you may qualify for.
Q83: Do you know of a good practice ASVAB?
A83: We can’t recommend a specific one; there are several to choose from. You can check one out at library or buy a study guide at a bookstore.
Q84: After signing, would I be allowed to take the ASVAB a second time if I wanted to get into OTS?
A84: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is required to enlist. You must take the Air Force Officers Qualifications Test (AFOQT) if you are applying for Officers Training School (OTS).
Q85: What’s the policy on those with ADHD joining the Air Force? And whether or not taking medication for it is allowed?
A85: If you have been diagnosed by a doctor as having ADD/ADHD, you must meet the following requirements in order to apply: Be off medication for a minimum of two years. Have a current note from primary care provider validating stable status with condition, must summarize the diagnosis, history of treatment, and should rule out any residual of ADD/ADHD. Show evidence of successful academic and work endeavors while off medication. Show evidence applicant was not provided classroom aids such as private study area, special tutors, and additional time to complete assignments or tests.
Q86: Will graduation be after 7 1/2 weeks or 8 1/2 weeks?
A86: You will formally graduate at 7.5 weeks.
Q87: Can you be guaranteed a pilot’s position before you enlist?
A87: Competition is fierce. Pilot is an officer-only career field. You must meet all general requirements here: bit.ly/12KwCAu, obtain a degree, and then apply for a commission.
Q88: What’s the likelihood of prior-service guardsmen being able to switch into active duty for one of the battlefield Airmen careers?
A88: The Air Force’s Prior Service Program is open at this time. Please contact an Air Force recruiter nearest to you to discuss qualifying, options and opportunities.
Q89: What sort of fields are available with a 74 ASVAB score?
A89: If you have a qualifying Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) of 74, you must also qualify in one of the 4 aptitude areas; Mechanical, Administrative, General, or Electronics. Your recruiter will then schedule you to take a physical examination. Please check Air Force careers here: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q90: What score on the ASVAB do you have to get to become SERE?
A90: To become a SERE, you must qualify on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) with a General aptitude score of 55.
Q91: If I didn’t pass high school do I have a chance?
A91: You must have a high school diploma or a GED with at least 15 college credits to enlist in the Air Force.
Q92: What does it take to be a fighter pilot?
A92: You must meet the general requirements listed here: bit.ly/12KwCAu, obtain a degree on your own or earn one after enlisting, then apply for commission.
Q93: If you sign up as an A1C with 98 college credits, what can you do to qualify for OTS?
A93: You must obtain a bachelor’s degree on your own, or earn one after enlisting, then you may apply for OTS. Technical degrees make you more competitive versus degrees in non-technical fields.
Q94: What are the different jobs in special missions aviation?
A94: Special missions aviation encompasses three AFSCs including aerial gunner. If you qualify, ask your recruiter about special mission aviation. You can read more about this job here: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q95: What is “In-Flight Refueling” training like?
A95: You will train to operate a “boom” to refuel many types of aircraft, and pass the Airman’s Fundamental Course (AFC) at Lackland AFB, Texas. You will be on flying status with the aircraft you are assigned, and train to assure all cargo on the tanker is properly loaded. You will train in navigation procedures, and may be called upon to assist the navigator in determining the plane’s geographical location.
Q96: Can you join with anxiety?
A96: Anyone required to take medication daily (besides birth control for females) is automatically disqualified. This is a potentially disqualifying condition, and a doctor at the MEPS will review your records and provide you an eligibility determination.
Q97: What are the requirements to join a special tactics career field?
A97: You must meet the requirements to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, including passing the Physical Abilities Stamina Test (PAST). You may read the pararescue, combat controller and tactical air command and control party job descriptions here: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q98: What are the chances of getting a flight training slot if I did AFROTC and majored in aerospace + concentration in professional pilot?
A98: You must meet general requirements here: bit.ly/12KwCAu. The more technical the degree you have earned, the better your chances are of being selected. Earning a private pilot’s license, and instrumentation ratings will also increase your chances.
Q99: Can I join the Air Force with tattoos?
A99: Check out the FAQ about tattoos and piercings here: http://bit.ly/15KYpPs.
Q101: After BMT how long is the preliminary course for aspiring EOD techs before being accepted into EOD tech school?
A101: Upon completion of Air Force Basic Military Training, you will travel to Sheppard AFB, Texas, for a 20 day Preliminary Course. Upon successful completion of the Preliminary Course, you will travel to the Naval EOD School at Eglin, AFB, Florida.
Q102: Why do newly commissioned cadets have to wait up to a year before they lead?
A102: Officers can be placed in leadership positions at any point in their career.
Q103: Do I need to be a permanent resident join the Air Force?
A103: Enlistment into the U.S. Air Force, by citizens of countries other than the United States is limited to those foreign nationals who are legally residing in the United States and possess a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S) Registration Card (INS Form I-151/551 — Commonly known as a “Green Card”).
Q104: How does one go about joining ROTC once on-campus?
A104: You can contact the ROTC Detachment on campus to apply, or you may contact Air Force ROTC on their web site at: http://www.afrotc.com/.
Q105: What are benefits of enlisting with a bachelor’s degree?
A105: You may apply for Officer Training School, or you may choose to enlist, and qualify for advanced rank.
Q106: I’ve had two leg surgeries, the second was used to take all the hardware out of my leg. I’m rehabbed, am I eligible for AFROTC?
A106: You will be evaluated to ensure you are medically qualified and fit for worldwide duty.
Q107: How do I become a pilot?
A107: You must meet the general requirements here: bit.ly/12KwCAu, obtain a degree on your own or earn one after enlisting, then apply for commission.
Q108: What types of jobs will a criminal justice degree get me in the Air Force?
A108: You will select three career choices when applying for Officer Training School (OTS). Please see an Air Force recruiter to discuss options and opportunities. Officer careers can be found at: http://www.airforce.com/careers/.
Q109: Could the AF provide me with a degree in music production either during active duty or after retirement?
A109: When you have completed Basic Military Training (BMT) and your technical training, you may enroll in a college located nearest to the base you are assigned, or you may enroll in online courses offered by most colleges in the US through the Base Education Office after you complete your upgrade training at your first duty location. You can also take advantage of the GI Bill. You can find more info here: http://www.gibill.va.gov.
Q110: If I go to college before the Air Force, what major should I take that would help improve my career options in the AF?
A110: You can apply with most any degree. A more technical degree increases your chance of being selected for OTS. Talk with a recruiter for more info.
Q111: How do you guys decide what plane a pilot gets to fly, is it their choice?
A111: Class ranking, commander’s recommendation, ratings, and needs of the Air Force determine the type of aircraft you will fly.
Q112: What’s a good bachelors degree to study for to become a combat systems officer? Where would I start after getting the degree?
A112: You can apply with most any type of degree. However, the more technical the degree you earn, the better your chances are of being selected.
Q113: Is there a height limit for any pilot positions?
A113: The height range is 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 5 inches.
Q114: Will CAP and AFJROTC help me be a higher rank in the Air Force?
A114: With a 2, or 3-year JROTC completion certificate, you can graduate from Basic Military Training as an E-2, or E-3. To earn advanced rank with Civil Air Patrol, you must have earned the Bill Mitchell, Amelia Earhart, or the Carl Spaatz Award to qualify as an E-3.
Q115: What’s the possibility of me earning the Warhawk Award in BMT? I’m 300% prepared.
A115: Provided you are physically prepared, and engaged while in BMT, your chances are good.
Q116: I’m French. Is it possible to be recruited in the Air Force?
A116: You must be a legal resident of the U.S., have a valid Visa, and meet all other requirements.
Q117: Is airborne mission system apprentice a good job choice?
A117: As long as you meet the requirements to enlist, and qualify to train and serve in a job which you like, it is a good choice.
Q118: Are there “stress cards” in BMT now?
A118: No, “stress cards” do not exist in Basic Military Training.
Q119: What is the push-up and mile run requirement for females in the Air Force?
A119: Besides gender the score requirements vary with age. Females must complete the 1.5 mile run at 14.26 minutes or less; you must complete 18 push-ups in one minute if you are under 30 years of age, and 14 push-ups if you are 30-39 years of age.
Q120: I am Canadian, what does it take to become a pilot in the USAF?
A120: Pilots are officers and must be U.S. citizens.
Q121: Currently enlisted. Are there only certain AFSCs available for those interested in applying for OTS? I’m interested in 14N.
A121: If you are serving in the U.S. Air Force, you must meet the requirements to apply for Basic Officers Training (BOT), and apply through the Air Force SharePoint. You will select your top three career choices when submitting your application.
Q122: How do you get selected for SOWT?
A122: AFQT-36, General-66 and Electric-50. You must also pass the PAST test. For more career info look here: bit.ly/11HRJhk.
Q123: What other missions do PJs do besides medical?
A123: Pararescuemen are skilled in medical and survival skills. They parachute, rock climb, and rescue Airmen behind enemy lines. They save lives.
Q124: With a BA and being fluent in Mandarin, is there any officer job? Can I test out of the DLI? NO one has answered my web page inquiry. Thank you.
A124: Officers do not serve as linguists in the U.S. Air Force. However, you may qualify to apply as an intelligence officer. Please see an Air Force recruiter nearest to you, or you may call our 1-800 National Toll Free Call Center at 1-800-423-USAF (8723). Also, you may log into www.airforce.com, and chat with an online advisor. You must meet the requirements, and be a United States citizen to apply as a cryptologic linguist in the U.S. Air Force.
Q125: What physical fitness training is recommended to do on my own?
A125: Please see your doctor to ensure you can safely enter into a physical fitness program. The physical fitness program can be one of your choosing.
Q126: Will I get the same benefits going through an ROTC program instead of going to the U.S. Air Force Academy?
A126: They are both great opportunities to earn a degree and get commissioned. Apply for both and see where it takes you.