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June 5 recruitment tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service participated in its 10th “office hours” tweet chat, #AsktheAF on @usairforce, June 5 and received 82 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, AFRS officials and the Air Force Social Media Team answered questions about assignments, enlistment requirements,  the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. In case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat.

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March recruitment tweet chat

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Public Affairs Agency and Air Force Recruiting Service hosted its monthly recruitment tweet chat Mar. 6 and received 83 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, AFRS officials and the Air Force Social Media Team answered questions about Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test scores, basic training, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps opportunities and other career field-specific questions. The first 37 questions were answered during the tweet chat, but in case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Stay tuned for our next event, and follow us on Twitter.

Q1: Is it true you can pet “Shamu” after you graduate basic training for free as Sea World?
A1: You will have to contact Sea World. #AsktheAF

Q2: Would a 68 on the ASVAB qualify me for the Air Force?
A2: Yes, a 68 is a qualifying score to enter. But, your position will be determined by your line scores. #AsktheAF

Q3: How do you train to become a PJ?
A3: If you meet the requirements and qualify on the PAST test, then you can be selected for this career field. #AsktheAF

Q4: @usairforce can you change your AFSC if you go from Air National Guard to active duty?
A4: We’re only taking prior-service members for nine specific career fields right now. Please inquire with a recruiter to see if you qualify. #AsktheAF

Q5: When did the rules change for single parents?
A5: A couple of months ago. #AsktheAF

Q6: How long does it take after BMT to go to your first station?
A6: Once you complete BMT and tech school, you’ll go to your first duty station. The timing depends on the length of your tech school. #AsktheAF

Q7: Besides ROTC, is there another way to become an officer in the Air Force?
A7: The Air Force Academy and ROTC, but OTS boards are currently suspended until FY2015. #AsktheAF

Q8: Is there an age limit for certain jobs in the Air Force Reserve? Air traffic controller? I’m 27.
A8: This is an active duty site. You would need to contact the Air Force Reserve to ask about their age requirements. http://bit.ly/13d58AD #AsktheAF

Q9: For those wanting to be pilots, do you attend a regular basic training then go to advanced pilot training or just pilot training?
A9: You’ll attend OTS first and then go to SUPT. #AsktheAF

Q10: Is there anything that the Air Force can offer me that the Army can’t? What are the major differences between the two?
A10: Pay and benefits are the same, but the main differences are in the mission, jobs and overall lifestyle. #AsktheAF

Q11: On a scale of 1-10, how “dangerous” is in-flight refueling?
A11: There are always risks, but as long as everyone does their job correctly, then the risks are very low. #AsktheAF

Q12: What is minimum enlistment time you serve?
A12: The minimum enlistment time is 4 years. #AsktheAF

Q13: What happens of you get too sick to go to BMT? Do they move your ship date or are you disqualified?
A13: It varies. The doctor will determine the course of action, but DQ is a possibility. #AsktheAF

Q14: What rank will I receive if I have 44 hours of college credits?
A14: You’ll receive an E-2 rank. #AsktheAF

Q15: What are some fun things that can happen at basic training?
A15: BMT is a transformational experience. Learn more here http://tiny.cc/wxgf0w #AsktheAF

Q16? How likely is it that I could become TACP?
A16: If you meet the requirements and qualify on the PAST test, then you can get it. #AsktheAF

Q17: Why is the AF still recruiting if it’s cutting 20,000 Airmen? Will that affect any new recruits?
A17: The challenge before us is to size our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements. We will continue to focus on retaining high performing Airmen while reducing over-manned career fields.

Q18: Can girls keep their hair long?
A18: Yes, but it must be in a bun above the bottom of your uniform collar, and no more than 3 inches in bulk. #AsktheAF

Q19: If I have 30 college hours from four years ago what will my rank be after BMT?
A19: You’ll receive an E-2 rank. #AsktheAF

Q20: Can trainees in basic training receive care packages?
A20: No, trainees are not allowed to receive care packages during BMT. #AsktheAF

Q21: After serving a six-year enlistment, is it hard to reenlist?
A21: As long as you perform well at your job and stay out of trouble, you should be good to go. #AsktheAF

Q22: Should my recruiter be screaming and cussing at people in the DEP program?
A22: Recruiters should remain professional at all times. Please call 1-800-423-USAF so we can further assist. #AsktheAF

Q23: Has the Air Force moved BMT back to six weeks?
A23: BMT is currently 8 1/2 weeks. #AsktheAF

Q24: What’s the Air Force tattoo policy?
A24: The answer is too long to post here, but log onto our chat at http://www.airforce.com. They can tell you more. #AsktheAF

Q25: What GPA do you need to join? Do you let girls join the Air Force?
A25: A high school diploma is required to enlist, but for OTS, you need a 3.0 GPA or higher. Yes you can join as a female. #AsktheAF

Q26: Do SOWR’s go to their own indoc or go with CCT’s to CCOC?
A26: No, SOWRs go through the same indoc as CCTs. #AsktheAF

Q27: At what age should I start talking to a recruiter? I’m currently 14.
A27: You can speak with a recruiter as early as 17 with parental consent. Usually midway through jr year of high school. #AsktheAF

Q28: What other financial assistance is offered to high school grads to attend college other than an AFROTC scholarship?
A28: The Air Force offers tuition assistance, GI Bill and other scholarship programs tailored to specific fields, so there are many. #AsktheAF

Q29: Can you be in the Air Force traveling band and still get a college education at the same time?
A29: You can take college classes during you’re off duty time to obtain your degree. #AsktheAF

Q30: What is the current wait time in the DEP and what is the AF doing to reduce the wait time?
A30: There’s a 3-9 month wait time after you process until going to BMT. #AsktheAF

Q31: For an airborne linguist job, when will I know what language I will be studying?
A31: You’ll learn what language you’ll be studying when you get to tech school. #AsktheAF

Q32: If you enlist with a college degree and later decide to become an officer, what’s the earliest you could go to OTS?
A32: 12 months after you get to your first base, you can apply for OTS if you meet the requirements. #AsktheAF

Q33: Are civilians qualified to apply for the Air Force physician’s assistant program?
A33: Must be a citizen enrolled or accepted in an accredited school. The commitment is 3 yrs and begins after finishing school. #AsktheAF

Q34: What are the requirements to join for a person with a GED?
A34: You can apply with an in-class GED. #AsktheAF

Q35: When are OTS boards starting back up?
A35: FY2015, but we do not have firm dates yet. #AsktheAF

Q36: How many routes are there for an enlisted member to become an officer?
A36: Too many to list here. You can log onto http://www.airforce.com and chat with our advisers about it. #AsktheAF

Q37: Will the Air Force pay to correct your vision or is it better to have it done yourself?
A37: If an Air Force doctor refers you, then it will be paid for. #AsktheAF

Q38: How many bases are available for special mission aviators?
A38: While SMAs are assigned to specific aircraft, they may be assigned to any base worldwide in support of mission requirements. #AsktheAF

Q39: Are reenlistment bonuses for demanding/undermanned jobs other than direct combat roles going to ever make a comeback?
A39: Some jobs had bonuses to retain people in hard to fill positions. With current manning, there’s no need to offer that. #AsktheAF

Q40: Do you have to be in college to become an Air Force pilot?
A40: To apply for OTS & pilot tng must have or be w/in 1 yr of degree & GPA of 2.5 or >. For more info visit bit.ly/12KwCAu. #AsktheAF

Q41: If I get into security forces, what kind of jobs can I get out in the civilian world?
A41: Law enforcement jobs, and education you get while in the Air Force, may help you meet the requirements to apply for the FBI & other security agencies. #AsktheAF

Q42: Will I be able to work on my engineering skills while being a fighter pilot?
A42: Serving as pilot is demanding, but there are opportunities to pursue higher education in an engineering discipline too. #AsktheAF

Q43: My recruiter was a rookie, took her time and then left. There’s “no record” of me attempting to enlist. What do I do?
A43: Info on everyone processing into the Air Force is entered in a database. Ask your current recruiter or their flight chief for help. #AsktheAF

Q44: I have dual nationality with the U.S. and Great Britain. Would this stop me from seeking a commission with the Air Force?
A44: Yes, as you must give up your dual citizenship to be qualified. #AsktheAF

Q45: Are plane maintenance jobs reserved for enlisted or the officer ranks?
A45: Enlisted aircraft maintenance jobs can be guaranteed if the applicant meets our enlistment requirements and the job is available. #AsktheAF

Q46: How difficult is it to get into an intelligence job? What is the training like to become an officer?
A46: OTS selection very competitive. When you submit your OTS application, you’ll select Intel Officer as one of 3 choices. Visit http://bit.ly/1iBejY3 for more information. #AsktheAF

Q47: Is it hard to get a PJ slot?
A47: AFQT 50, Gen 44. Must also meet requirements to enlist & pass the PAST test. Check out this page for more info: http://bit.ly/1m81vV9. #AsktheAF

Q48: Will the intelligence officer AFSC still be critically manned in FY15?
A48: Air Force manning is ever-changing. We do not know manning in a specific AFSC will be for FY15. #AsktheAF

Q49: How many jobs will be open this spring for load masters and airborne linguist?
A49: We don’t have numbers. If you meet qualifications and loadmaster or airborne linguist job is available, you can be selected for that job. #AsktheAF

Q50: I want to be an Air Force photographer. Where is the schooling for that?
A50: Provided you meet the requirements to enlist, train and serve as still photography apprentice, the technical school is at Ft. Meade, MD. #AsktheAF

Q51: I got a 92 on my ASVAB. Is that good?
A51: Yes, 92 is very high. Your aptitude area scores, as well as your physical exam, will determine what career fields you are qualified for. #AsktheAF

Q52: What is the average size of an ROTC scholarship for a non-technical field?
A52: You may contact Air Force ROTC direct at here: http://bit.ly/13d5048 #AsktheAF

Q53: Are aerial gunners included in the Special Mission Aviation career?
A53: Yes, Special Missions Aviation encompasses three AFSCs including aerial gunner. SMA jobs are available if you qualify. #AsktheAF

Q54: How hard is it to get into the Air Force Academy and what are the requirements?
A:54: The Air Force Academy is one of the most selective colleges in the country. Admission requirements are high and competition is intense. Click here http://bit.ly/1iAXZCd to learn more. #AsktheAF

Q55: My recruiter told me they are not enlisting anyone for medical jobs right now. Is that true?
A55: If you successfully qualify and the job you want is available, you can be selected for that job. Medical jobs are popular careers and are in demand. #AsktheAF

Q56: What are the options, if any, for an E-7 retiring after 24 years to join the Guard or Reserves?
A56: You must contact Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve. They have highly qualified reps to answer your questions. #AsktheAF

Q57: How do you get an E-3 rank?
A57: You may enlist for six years or you may qualify for advanced rank. Contact an Air Force Recruiter for more info and guidance. #AsktheAF

Q58: What is the highest pay grade an Airman can attain coming out of basic training?
A58: Provided you meet requirements for advanced rank, E-3. #AsktheAF

Q59: If you’re not on active duty, will the Air Force still pay for schooling?
A59: If you earned the Post 911 GI Bill, you can use the bill to pay for college after you separate from the Air Force. #AsktheAF

Q60: What’s the best study guide sold to prepare for the ASVAB test?
A60: We can’t recommend a specific one, but there are several to choose from. You can check one out at library or buy at a bookstore. #AsktheAF

Q61: How long does it take to be a PJ, and what do I need to do to be a PJ?
A61: It takes about 18 months of school with upgrade training to become a PJ. AFQT 36, Gen 44. You must also pass the PAST test. See http://bit.ly/1m81vV9 for info. #AsktheAF

Q62: Why are dreads not allowed in the Air Force?
A62: Hair must present a neat, clean appearance and comply with Air Force standards. #AsktheAF

Q63: Could a 49 on a prescreening test be waived?
A63: Your Air Force Recruiter will determine when you take ASVAB and schedule you when your success at qualifying is best. #AsktheAF

Q64: If you work through a term of enlistment, and don’t have a 3.0 high school GPA, but have a bachelor’s degree, can you go to OTS?
A64: It is your Undergraduate GPA that is used to qualify you for OTS. #AsktheAF

Q65: Can you apply for an Air Force scholarship when you are a freshman in college?
A65: You may contact Air Force ROTC and apply. Here is a link to the AFROTC Home Page: http://bit.ly/13d5048 #AsktheAF

Q66: Can my girlfriend and I be enlisted and stationed in the same base?
A66: You can both enlist, but not being married. Individual assignments are based on your career, wants and Air Force needs. #AsktheAF

Q67: I have one year left in college and I would like to join the Air Force. How soon should I talk to a recruiter?
A67: If you are one year out from earning your bachelor’s degree, you may contact a Line Officer Recruiter and apply for OTS. #AsktheAF

Q68: I’m enlisting with 60 credits and I have an associate’s degree. Do you offer anything that can get me a bachelor’s degree, and how can I then become an officer?
A68: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a qualifying GPA to apply for OTS. If you enlist, you can use Air Force tuition assistance to earn your bachelor’s degree. #AsktheAF

Q69: Can I choose where to be stationed after technical school?
A69: You will be able to select your preferred locations, which will be taken into account when you are selected for an assignment. Bit.ly/15KYpPs #AsktheAF

Q70: Do I need a class III physical to retrain into TACP?
A70: A non-rated Flying Class III physical is required due to mission requirements. #AsktheAF

Q71: How can I know if I can get a job in the medical field?
A71: If you meet the requirements, and the medical job is available, you can have that job. #AsktheAF

Q72: Does the Air Force have any direct commissioning jobs?
A72: Yes, health professionals, chaplains, etc. #AsktheAF

Q73: I’m being medically discharged from Marine Corps recruit training. Is it possible for me to enlist in the Air Force if I’m cleared?
A73:  To qualify for the Air Force, the medical reason you were discharged from the Marine Corps for must not exist. #AsktheAF

Q74: What’s the training regimen for PJ trainees?
A74: Indoc Training at Lackland AFB – 45 days. Other required training varies according to location and length, up to 370 days. #AsktheAF

Q75: I’m going in as a 3E0X1, and I’m curious what duty stations can I be sent to?
A75: Though your assignment choices will be considered, you can be assigned worldwide to meet Air Force mission requirements. #AsktheAF

Q76: Are you in need of musicians? How long do they serve?
A76: The Air Force is always looking for qualified people, including musicians. Musicians serve like other Airmen, and can choose to enlist for 4 or 6 years. #AsktheAF

Q77: I’m 27. Is it to late for me to join?
A77: Provided you meet the requirements to enlist, you must enlist and be in basic training before your 28th birthday. #AsktheAF

Q78: Do you pick your own job as an officer?
A78: You will select three career choices when submitting your application for Officers Training School. #AsktheAF

Q79: I applied for the December nonrated board and haven’t heard back. When will I know?
A79: You will need to contact your Line Officer Recruiter to obtain the results of the December nonrated board. #AsktheAF

Q80: Will I get a signing bonus?
A80: You may receive a signing bonus if you’re qualified to enlist,  the job you’re qualified for is on Initial Enlistment Bonus list and your term of enlistment is 6 years. #AsktheAF

Q81: Are there any duty stations in California?
A81: Yes, there are. Click here http://bit.ly/15NFDIA for more information. #AsktheAF

Q82: What happens if I graduate from college, but I’m not commissioned? Can I enter the Air Force as a noncommissioned officer?
A82: If you graduate from college and weren’t selected for OTS, you may choose to enlist, provided you are otherwise qualified. #AsktheAF

Q83: Can you change your AFSC if you go from the Air National Guard to active duty?
A83: You can change your career field if you meet the requirements for our Prior Service program and we are offering retraining opportunities. #AsktheAF

Special missions aviation Facebook & tweet chat

By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana
Air Force Public Affairs Agency Social Media Division

Do you want to join the U.S. Air Force, but you’re unsure what career field would best suit you? Are you tired of looking online and just want to ask someone directly? If so, on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. CST the Air Force Recruiting Service will host a Facebook chat with special guest Master Sgt. Heath Wayne Culbertson, special missions aviation command training program manager and functional area manager at Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

What, you can’t make it at 2 p.m.? It just so happens the Air Force’s Social Media team will also host a tweet chat, #AsktheAF, @usairforce with Culbertson Feb. 20, beginning at 2:45 p.m. CST.

Here’s background information Culbertson:
He enlisted into the Air Force in 1996 as an aircrew egress system technician before cross training in 2001 to be a flight engineer on an HH-60 Pave Hawk. He’s accumulated more than 2,800 flying hours and more than 350 combat hours.

Follow along or ask questions in one of the chats.

January recruitment tweet chat

By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service participated in its sixth “office hours” tweet chat, #AsktheAF on @usairforce, Jan. 9 and received more than 110 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, AFRS officials and the Air Force Social Media Team answered questions about enlistment eligibility requirements, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test scores and other career field-specific questions. The first 33 questions were answered during the tweet chat, but in case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Stay tuned for our next event!

Q1. Can you change your job while in BMT?
A1: No, but 13 months prior to end of your first enlistment you can apply for to crosstrain.

Q2. Is there a need for still photographers?
A2: Jobs are based on ASVAB scores and physical. That is a small career field and hard to get.

Q3: What are some of the critical career fields right now?
A3: Special tactics, linguist and any job that requires a high ASVAB score are always in demand.

Q4: I want to become a sensor operator — how competitive is that specific job market? Is the USAF still looking for them?
A4: If you qualify for that AFSC and it’s open, then you can book it. It’s not “hard,” but you just have to qualify for it.

Q5: Does the Air Force have lumberjacks?
A5: No, however, our special tactics careers may allow you to interact with similar activities in the outdoors.

Q6: I scored a 54 on my ASVAB; is that good?
A6: Yes. You need a 50 or higher to continue processing, so congrats.

Q7: Where can I find an up-to-date list of the top needed career fields?
A7: Jobs are based on ASVAB and MEPS physicals, so your recruiter can give you a list of qualified jobs.

Q8: Will the Air Force still be recruiting, especially with force cuts happening this year?
A8: Yes. We will continue recruiting highly-qualified applicants year-round to fill open opportunities.

Q9: Can I join the Air Force with a diploma from an online high school?
A9: Each recruiter has a list of acceptable schools. Please contact your local AF recruiter to inquire.

Q10: Can I go to college after tech school?
A10: You can go to college once you get to your first base and finish upgrade training.

Q11: Can a Canadian join the Air Force? If not, what steps should one do to be able to join?
A11: You must live in the US for at least 2 years, have a valid visa and meet all other requirements.

Q12: What are the age requirements for joining the Air Force?
A12: Non-prior service applicants must be at least 17 to apply and in Basic Military Training before their 28th birthday.

Q13: Do I have to attend the Air Force Academy to become an officer?
A13: No. There are many options: AFA, ROTC, TA, GI Bill and other scholarship programs.

Q14: I’m not a U.S. citizen and I would like to enlist, is there any specific time I must stay in the U.S. in order to enlist?
A14: Potentially, but you must meet the reqs: http://bit.ly/12yNTco  and legally reside in the US with a “Green Card.”

Q15: Does the Air Force still need broadcast journalists?
A15: It’s a very small career field and one that is rarely open. Talk to your recruiter http://bit.ly/11uA68V .

Q16: What are the qualifications to secure a job as an air traffic controller?
A16: You must score a minimum of 65 General & 65 Mechanical, enlist for 6 yrs, pass color vision test, be 18 yrs old & more.

Q17: What are the jobs pertaining to the medical field in the Air Force?
A17: Medical jobs fall in the General Aptitude Area. Visit http://bit.ly/1evBhIq  for more information.

Q18: Can you change your job while in BMT?
A18: No, 13 months prior to your enlistment ending, you can apply to crosstrain.

Q19: Can I directly cross train into TACP from SF before my cross train window is open?
A19: You can ask the MPF if there are exceptions, but it’s typically 13-months prior to the end of your 1st enlistment.

Q20: I’m going in as a crypto linguist, and I want to know how they decide which language I will learn?
A20: Languages are assigned at tech school and are based on DLAB scores.

Q21: How does someone get involved in playing sports in the AF?
A21: You can get involved w/ base intramural sports or try out for the world-class athlete program. http://www.usafsports.com .

Q22: How difficult would it be to get a job in security forces?
A22: Not too difficult as it’s a large career field. General score of 33, meet all physical and background requirements.

Q23: If I want to be a pilot, what is the minimum scored required on the AFOQT?
A23: Minimum score is 25 with a min of a 2.5 GPA. Keep in mind those are min scores & selects are averaging much higher.

Q24: How difficult is it to get into EOD?
A24: Mech 60, Gen 64, pass color & depth perception test. See more here: http://bit.ly/1gudwFP.

Q25: After ROTC, can you go enlisted for special ops and then if you wash out fall back as a lieutenant?
A25: Special Ops has enlisted and officer versions. If you are commissioned you do not wash out to an enlisted position.

Q26: Can a spouse of an active duty member (with kids) join?
A26: No, not at this time.

Q27: Other than age, what are the requirements to join the Air Force?
A27: Check out basic requirements here: http://bit.ly/18q1gDB  and here http://tiny.cc/bwgf0w.

Q28: I had 3 years of AFJROTC, how does that help me after basic training?
A28: With a 3-year completion certificate, you can graduate from Basic Military Training as an E-3.

Q29: I want career in diagnostic imaging. Is that a competitive field to get into?
A29: There are fewer medical jobs, and they fill fast. If you qualify for it and it’s open, you can book it.

Q30: What are the requirements for an aeromedical evacuation technician job?
A30: You have to join as a medic, then cross train into aero medevac. Min ASVAB score of 50 and can’t have a fear of blood.

Q31: What are the steps and requirements for becoming a pilot?
A31: To become an Air Force pilot you must have or be within 365 days of receiving a baccalaureate degree in any major, and a GPA of at least 2.5. There are other strict vision and physical requirements. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/12KwCAu.

Q32: How would you recommend one spend the year before going in for recruitment? Physical training I assume?
A32: You should train to exceed BMT physical standards. Also learn the Air Force song and Airman’s Creed, Reporting Statement and Air Force Ranks.  Check out this link for BMT workout prep: http://1.usa.gov/14ARYDs.

Q33: Is there a way to enter as an officer & still receive funds to get a secondary education? I have a college degree now.
A33: You can use Tuition Assistance, GI Bill or apply for numerous higher educational scholarships.

Q34: My son and daughter are planning on enlisting at the same time. Is that allowed?
A34: Yes, however, they may not go to BMT at the same time.

Q35: I scheduled to meet with the recruiter in my area, but he never showed up, what should I do?
A35: Call to reschedule and if you do not have any success, call us at 1-800-423-USAF and we can further assist.

Q36: Is special mission’s aviation a difficult career to get in?
A36: It’s one we are looking to fill and has many opportunities if you qualify.

Q37: What is the process to becoming a K-9 handler?
A37: You must already be on active duty, meet requirements and then apply. You must be 5-skill level, submit an application and be selected.

Q38: What law type jobs can I get with a 77 on the ASVAB? Which are in higher demand?
A38: Jobs are based on several factors and if you are looking to get into Law Enforcement type work, then Security Forces would be the route to look into.

Q39: What does it take to go in as officer?
A39: You may apply for OTS with most any college degree (minimum 3.0 GPA required), go through AF ROTC or attend AF Academy.  Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/15P53GT.

Q40: How many intel officers slots will be given to ROTC in 2015?
A40: Each college runs their own ROTC program and you would need to inquire with the college you want to attend that offers ROTC and discuss this with the Det Commander.

Q41: What are the requirements to be an officer in security forces?
A41: SF officers can apply with any bachelor degree with a minimum of 3.0 GPA to apply, plus meet all other requirements. Keep in mind that OTS boards for officer selectees are suspended until FY2015. Please contact a local Line Officer Recruiter, Sept/Oct 2014 to inquire about future boards.

Q42: To become security forces, what are the requirements and how long is the training?
A42: AFQT: 50, General: 33, have a valid driver’s license, pass color vision test, be US citizen and meet all other requirements as well. SF tech school is 65 training days
long (13 weeks long) at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX.

Q44: I am not a US citizen yet, but if i become one can i join the U.S. Air Force and hopefully become a fighter pilot?
A44: Pilots are officers, and officers must be a US citizen.

Q45: I have a clean record and an ASVAB score of 96. I will be going in for Security Forces. How does one cross-train into OSI?
A45: You can directly apply to OSI after applying to and being acceptance to OTS. The application procedures are unique to OSI and need to be done before the applicant’s selection by the OTS selection board. Historically, accepted applications were limited to current enlisted agents who are selected for OTS. But now applications are being accepted from initial OTS applicants and there are no specific job specialty requirements. Visit http://1.usa.gov/1cqMdp5 for application procedures and board deadline information.

Q46: What are the physical fitness requirements to do fire protection?
A46: There are none prior to tech school. You will train for that once at tech school.

Q47: I leave for basic in 20 days as a Mech 44, where will I most likely be stationed? 
A47: You will list your assignment preferences during BMT and then get orders to your first duty station a few weeks before graduating tech school.  It’s impossible to predict where you’ll be stationed, as they fill slots that are empty at whatever base that needs your career field, and needs are ever changing.

Q48: If I am selected for pilot training in ROTC but don’t pass, is there a way to cross train?
A48: If you do not successfully pass ROTC, then you will enter as an E-3 for an enlisted commitment.

Q49: What score on the ASVAB does the Air Force want most?
A49: I highly recommend you score a 50 or higher to be competitive for enlistment and have more jobs offered to you.

Q50: What is the lowest score the Air Force will accept?
A50: Min AFQT score req is 36, but majority of those waiting for BMT scored 50. Contact your recruiter to discuss your scores.
 
Q51: Does having an Eagle Scout rank have benefits for getting a higher rank?
A51: Boy or Girl Scouts: Eagle Scout or Gold Award = E-2

Q52: What are the qualifications to secure a job as an aircraft mechanic?
A52: There are several aircraft mechanic jobs. You’ll be given the chance to see a list of jobs you qualify for once you process, then you can list them.  The better you score on the ASVAB, the more jobs you will see.

Q53: Does the Air Force need ground vehicle operators? What are the requirements?
A53: We are looking for highly qualified applicants to fill most of our career fields. Jobs are based on ASVAB scores, physical, background and credit check. Your recruiter will be able to discuss job options with you once you process and know what you qualify for.

Q54: I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree already. What are some options in joining? Will my training be different?
A54: OTS boards are suspended until FY2015. Please contact a local Line Officer Recruiter near Sept/Oct 2014 to inquire about future boards. We look at undergrad degree and GPA (min 3.0 GPA to apply) and the higher your GPA, the better your chances. Boards are very competitive.

Q55: Does the Air National Guard offer tuition payback?
A55: We are an active duty site. Please contact the Air Guard for their benefits: http://bit.ly/15P3wjP.

Q56: Is there an enlistment bonus for EOD if i sign a six-year contract?
A56: At this time, it’s $18,000 for a 6-year enlistment for EOD.

Q57: I’m going to get my degree in engineering, and then looking to go into the Air Force to be a pilot. Is that a good plan?
A57: Yes. General requirements to be a pilot: US citizen, 4 year college degree, at least a 2.5 GPA, must meet the selection board prior to age 28, between 5’4″ and 6’5″ in height, distance vision no worse than 20/70, correctable to 20/20, near vision 20/20, uncorrected.There are several paths you can take in pursuit of earning your wings. You could choose to get your degree on your own and apply for your commission following graduation.  Or, you could choose to come on to active duty and let the Air Force pay up to 100% of your college tuition (effective 1 Oct 2002). You could gain valuable Air Force experience while getting your degree. Once you have obtained your degree, apply for your commission and select to become a pilot.

Q58: Can you go directly into pilot training after becoming an officer?
A58: As long as you meet the minimum requirements, are selected, then yes you will go to UPT for approximately 12-18 months.  After completion of SUPT, you will complete survival training and follow on training.

Q59: I’m going in AD as Power Production. Where am I most likely to be stationed?
A59: That’s impossible to predict as openings AF wide are ever changing. You will be notified of your first duty station towards the end of your tech school.

Q60: What are the vision requirements to become a pilot?
A60: A pilot’s distance vision can be no worse than 20/70, correctable to 20/20. Near vision must be 20/20, uncorrected.

Q61: If I join the Air Force, can I be stationed with one of my close friends, if so, what are the steps to do so?
A61: We do not match people on assignments with buddies. You are matched based on your career field, skill level, and where we have openings to fill.

Q62: Can you enlist if you are on the diversion program?
A62: There are two types of diversion programs. If you are referring to the program due to law violations, then you need to contact a recruiter to ask if the charges are disqualifying, and provide you an eligibility determination.

 Q63: Can you enlist if you are on the diversion program?
A63: There are two types of diversion programs. If you are referring to the program due to law violations, then you need to contact a recruiter to inquire if the charges are disqualifying, and provide you an eligibility determination.
 
Q64: Is there a need for optometrists?
A64: There are zero for this fiscal year but you are more than welcome to contact a local Health Professions recruiter to inquire if any slots happen to be opened.

Q65: What career fields are most females placed into?
A65: Females are eligible for all career fields except for PJ, CCT, TACP, SOWT.

Q66: Can I get my driving license for security forces during my time at technical school and use my European one in the mean time?
A66: No, you must already possess a valid US driver’s license to even list SF as a career choice. You won’t have time in tech school to earn a driver’s license which is why it’s required beforehand.

Q67: When will ROTC cadets find out their EADs and base assignments?
A67: ROTC cadets need to inquire with their DET Commanders for specific information pertaining to them.

Q68: What are the requirements for PJ training?
A68: AFQT 50, General 44. You must also pass the PAST test. Check out the PJ page at http://bit.ly/1m81vV9 for more info.

Q69: What ASVAB score is expected for special tactics recruits?
A69: Minimum scores by Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC): http://mil-com.me/1b8GvIi

Q70: Would the AF try to help and get someone citizenship in the US if they are not a citizen of the United States?
A70: Potentially, but you must meet the reqs http://bit.ly/12yNTco and legally reside in the US with a “Green Card.”
 
Q71: When will BMT begin in July?
A71: BMT starts each Tuesday year round. After you process, you will get your date for BMT and your job contract.

Q72: Would I need to be cct before becoming a STO?
A72: STO is an officer position and if you meet the requirements to apply for it, and are selected, then you don’t “have” to be CCT prior.
 
Q73:  What are the Air Force’s three main missions?
A73: Fly, Fight, Win.

Q74: Can you enlist with scars?
A74: Depends on what the scars are from. You would need to inquire with a local AF recruiter to give you specific answers to your particular situation.
 
Q75: How does getting into flight school work?
A75: You must meet the following general requirements http://bit.ly/12KwCAu, obtain a degree on your own or earn one after enlisting, then apply for commission.
 
Q76: Is there a minimum weight required to enlist?
A76: The minimum weight requirement to enlist will depend on your height. Find out more at http://bit.ly/13I6Tq4.

Q77: My husband was wondering if he could transfer over from Army to Air Force?
A77: At the moment we are only taking CAT I Direct Duty applicants which are prior AF members who were previously certified in 9 specific career fields we are looking to fill. We are not cross training anyone at this time.

Q78: What officer jobs are in high demand? If I attend AFROTC and major in meteorology, what do I need to do to get into SOWT?
A78: SOWT is an enlisted career field only, so you can enlist in SOWT and then earn your degree and apply for OTS to be a meteorologist.
 
Q79: How do i become an officer in the AF?
A79: You may apply for OTS with most any college degree (minimum 3.0 GPA required), go through AF ROTC or attend AF Academy.  Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/15P53GT.

Q80: Where is geospatial intelligence tech school located? Is it a hard career to get into?
A80: It’s at Goodfellow AFB, TX: SHRED A-Analyst – 100 training days (20 weeks).SHRED B-Targeteer-110 days(22 weeks).

Q81: What are the requirements to become a TACP?
A81: Please view this link  http://1.usa.gov/1j83V93

Q82: I want to be in either pavements, construction or HVAC. Which one is more likely I’ll be able to get in to?
A82: There are five scores that the Air Force utilizes from the ASVAB test. The first one is the Armed Forces Qualifying Test score, or the overall score. Then there are four different “line” scores (Mechanical, Administrative, General, and Electronics). These are the scores that are used to determine the jobs for which you are qualified. In addition to the required score, there are physical and moral standards that must be met for each of the different careers in the Air Force. As long as you are fully qualified for a specific career, and, if there is an opening in that career field, then you will get that career guaranteed to you in your contract.

Q83: How can I guarantee a position to go through the training of a STO?
A83: OTS boards for officer selectees are suspended until FY2015. Please contact a local Line Officer Recruiter in Sept/Oct 2014 to inquire what slots are open and when to apply.

Q84: How high is the demand for mental health specialists?
A84: We do not announce open positions as they are ever changing.  Once you process, you will see a list of jobs you qualify for and can apply for.

Q85: Are there any training courses overseas which allow you to work as a civilian for non US citizens?
A85: We are an active duty Air Force site, and can only provide you information pertaining to individuals who qualify to serve in the U.S. Air Force.  You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
 
Q86:  Can you become a Paramedic and still be able to join the Fire Program?
A86:  If you meet the requirements to train and serve in a particular job, after serving 36 months of a 4- month term of enlistment, or 60 months of a 72-month term of enlistment, you may apply to retrain.

Q87:  Are there any cyber security or intelligence positions for enlisted:
A87:  Yes, provided you meet the requirements, and the job is available, Cyber Systems Operations Apprentice, and Cyber Surety Apprentice.

Q88: Is the AF opening up commissioning boards anytime soon?
A88: FY2015…please contact a local OTS recruiter Sept/Oct 2014 to see if the boards are open for selectees and if you qualify.

Q89: How many recruits do you guys take in a year?
A89: Congress dictates our annual manning. This past fiscal year we enlisted 26,835 active duty, and about 10,000 more came from the Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserves.

Q90: What happens after AFROTC?
A90: You can be considered for commissioning as an officer in the Air Force.

Q91: Is asthma a disqualifying factor for enlisting?
A91: Asthma is a potentially medically disqualifying condition, but the doctor at MEPS will make that determination. Ask your recruiter to have the MEPS doctor prescreen your asthma medical records for a preliminary ruling.

Q92: What is the air guard to active duty process before a six year enlistment is up?
A92: We are taking CAT I Direct Duty applicants only. Prior AF members who were previously certified in the follow career fields: Airborne linguist, linguist, Fusion Analyst Apprentice, Cyberspace Defense Ops, EOD, PJ, TACP, CCT, SOWT. We are not re-training at this time.

Q93: How do I change a Two Charlie re-enlistment code?
A93: If you served in other than the U.S. Air Force, you will need to contact your service to appeal the re-entry code.  If you served in the U.S. Air Force, you will contact the Air Force Board of Corrections, for Military Service, at the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC), Randolph AFB, TX for consideration.

Q94: I want the AF to become a doctor. Can I join with my bachelor’s and then continue school to become a doctor?
A94. Air Force Medical HPSP scholarships are for three or four-year periods, that pays full tuition and all required fees.  This includes reimbursement for textbooks, small equipment items and supplies needed for study. You’ll also receive a monthly allowance of approximately $2,122 for living expenses. You must be a U.S. citizen enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited medical school.  Your payback is a minimum commitment of three years and begins after you have completed medical school and your residency training.

Q95: I booked Cyber Transport Systems, going in as an A1C, can I make staff before reenlisting after six years?
A95: The average time to make Staff Sergeant (SSgt) is anywhere between 5-6 years. If you dedicate yourself to studying and doing great at work, then yes it is possible to be promoted to SSgt in six years.

Q96: I want to study abroad for two-years in Australia or England. Can I still join the military while there?
A96: No. Once you are ready to join, then contact the AF and we can further assist you.

Q97: How old do you have to be for the soft book program? And when should I talk to my recruiter about it?
A97: Mid way through your Jr year in high school, 17 years old with parental consent.

Q98: Where is someone I can talk to about joining in Cypress,Tx?
A98: Click here http://bit.ly/11uA68V to find a recruiter in your area. After providing your contact info, allow 5 workdays for a return call. If it exceeds 5 workdays, call the Air Force National Call Center at 1-800-423-USAF. You can also chat with an Air Force advisor here: http://bit.ly/14epz4G.
 
Q99: How long does it take for someone to enlist from beginning to end?
A99: It takes about two to three months to process, then another three to nine months to ship to BMT.

Q100: What are some career pathways in psychology for the Air Force?
A100: It depends on the needs of the Air Force. You should talk to a recruiter if you’re interested.

Q101: How can I get stationed overseas?
A101: You will be able to select preferred locations, which will be taken into assignment consideration. Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/15KYpPs.

Q102: I want to fly with the Blue Angels. What are the requirements?
A102: Blue Angles are the U.S. Navy. Please contact the U.S. Navy for information.

Q103: What are some qualifications in order to secure a job as a paralegal?
A103: There are five scores that the Air Force utilizes from the ASVAB test. The first one is the Armed Forces Qualifying Test score, or the overall score. Then there are four different “line” scores (Mechanical, Administrative, General, and Electronics). These are the scores that are used to determine the jobs for which you are qualified. In addition to the required score, there are physical and moral standards that must be met for each of the different careers in the Air Force. As long as you are fully qualified for a specific career, and, if there is an opening in that career field, then you will get that career guaranteed to you in your contract.

Q104: What steps need to be completed to become a combat rescue officer?
A104: Please visit this link http://1.usa.gov/Kk1qBs

Q105: What are the requirements to become a flight engineer?
A105:  Flight Engineer is now Special Missions Aviation Apprentice.  You must meet the requirements to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, to include qualifying on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): Mech-60 or Gen-57. Min height: 64 inches (5’4). Pass color and depth perception test. US citizen, Pass Class III Flight Physical.

Q106: What is the recommended BMI for new recruits? Say for a 5’10-5’11 male, who is 140, should I put on more weight, healthily?
A106: BMI is not considered, but you must meet height and weight requirements. Learn more here http://bit.ly/13I6Tq4.

Q107: Can you be a meteorologist in the Air Force?
A107: Yes, it is an officer position and you must have a degree in meteorology.

Q108: Does the Air Force guarantee you a job? I’m currently in DEP waiting to get a job and ship date!
A108: Yes.  If you will contact your recruiter they will explain the process to you, and when your anticipated ship date is.

Q109: Is the Air Force taking prior service?
A109: We are taking CAT I Direct Duty applicants only. Prior AF members who were previously certified in the follow career fields: Airborne linguist, linguist, Fusion Analyst Apprentice, Cyberspace Defense Ops, EOD, PJ, TACP, CCT, SOWT. We are not cross training at this time.

Q110: Isn’t SF critically manned? I thought the USAF was good on TACP’s?
A110: SF is a very large career field and there are a lot of people that desire that job, but it’s not  considered critically manned…in fact, bonuses were removed from that career field because it fills up fast. TACP’s are always in need, since the elimination rate is so high.

Q111: I am applying to the Academy in Colorado. What would be a good major if I’m interested in combat control?
A111: Combat Control is an enlisted job only. Your career advisor at the Academy will discuss degree plans with you.

Q112: What else does the AF have to offer that is similar to the Army Rangers? Para rescue is one. How do I enlist into these jobs?
A112: Different duties and bases expose you to different aspects of SF. Missions and deployments will depend on where you’re stationed.

Q113: I recently tried to cross train to become a PJ. I was told I can’t because I’m an E-6. Is there any truth to this?
A113: You would have to inquire through your MPF as we only handle initial enlistments.

November recruitment tweet chat

By 1st. Lt. Victoria Hight and Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service participated in its fourth “office hours” tweet chat, #AsktheAF on @usairforce, Nov. 7 and received more than 50 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, AFRS officials and the Air Force Social Media Team answered questions about enlistment eligibility requirements, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test scores and other career field-specific questions. The first 30 questions were answered during the tweet chat, but in case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Stay tuned for our next event!

Q1. Have new BMT dorms been built?
A1: Yes, some are already built. Check out http://youtu.be/XcvPCX4V-4g for more information.

Q2. When and where will be the next OTS?
A2: Rated/Non-Rated board date: 19 Dec 2013. Applications must be submitted to OTS recruiter. Est release date: 27 Feb 2014.

Q3. What main medical jobs are there, and how do you go about becoming member of the PJs?
A3: Jobs are based on your ASVAB score and physical. Here is a list of medical jobs: http://bit.ly/1evBhIq. You can also check out our PJ page here: http://bit.ly/120tKPv.

Q4. What are the requirements for being a pilot?
A4: You can find the requirements for becoming a pilot here http://bit.ly/12KwCAu.

Q5: I’m a freshman in AFROTC, so what should I be doing now in order to pick up a pilot slot?
A5: Aim for a high GPA, 3.4 GPA or higher makes you very competitive to be selected.

Q6. Where is the aerospace maintenance tech school located?
A6: Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

Q7: Do all enlistees go in the Delayed Entry Program?
A7: All enlistees join the DEP. You will swear into the DEP after you process, before entering active duty and going to BMT.

Q8. Are there any programs to accommodate those with special needs?
A8: All applicants must meet all the minimum requirements to join. Check with your local recruiter for more info.

Q9: I’m currently a 2X since I volunteered for Force Reshaping in 04? How can I change my re-entry code on my 214?
A9: Unfortunately, you exceeded the six year time gap and are not eligible to re-enter.

Q10: What percentage of the Air Force are pilots?
A10: Less than four percent.

Q11: How often do fire protection jobs open after you sign?
A11: It varies based on when you DEP in and when we have openings for it.

Q12: I want to go back active duty. I was told no because I have a little girl. Why is that? I’m the noncustodial parent.
A12: The policy for single parents is changing but hasn’t been implemented just yet. Contact your recruiter for more info.

Q13: What career paths are there for a person with a computer science degree in the Air Force?
A13: There are many career fields available for that degree, please contact a local OTS recruiter for more info.

Q14: Is BMI more important than weight when enlisting?
A14: You must meet height/weight requirements found here: http://bit.ly/13I6Tq4. Contact your recruiter: http://bit.ly11uA68V.

Q15: What are the requirements for being accepted into an Air Force ROTC program in college?
A15: You can learn more about Air Force ROTC requirements here: http://www.afrotc.com/how-to-join/high-school/requirements-standards/.

Q16: What is the preferred route to get a degree while being enlisted in the Air Force and then your graduate degree?
A16: Learn more about education benefits here: http://www.airforce.com/benefits/enlisted-education/.

Q17: What jobs are there for cargo pilots?
A17: You are assigned your aircraft based on qualifications and needs of the AF.

Q18: How does the Air Force Reserve work for high school juniors?
A18: Please contact AF Reserve on their website. They have a Live Chat to answer your questions at http://www.afreserve.com.

Q19: What are the LSAT and GPA requirements for the graduate JAG ROTC program?
A19: Learn more about JAG programs here: http://bit.ly/18mMOZJ.

Q20: What does being in security forces entail?
A20: You can find more information about what being in security forces entails here: http://bit.ly/147JvSE.

Q21: Can you go back to MEPs once you’ve had corrected vision?
A21: Correction of visual acuity by PRK or LASIK may be considered 1 yr from date of the operation.

Q22: Why can I only join the Guard if I’m married to someone in active duty?
A22: Spouses of military members with children are not eligible to enlist in the US Air Force. Those without children can. You could join the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserves or explore commissioning opportunities.

Q23: How does someone prepare for BMT?
A23: Check out this link for BMT workout prep: http://www.basictraining.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=15719.

Q24: I was denied enlistment for a minor shoulder injury, and now I need a waiver in order to enlist. How does that work?
A24: Take all medical records to your recruiter & they’ll submit for the doctor at MEPS to review. Takes approx 30 days for decision.

Q25: Of that four percent that are pilots, how many are drone pilots?
A25: Sorry, that information isn’t releasable.

Q26: How does partial BAH work?
A26: This answer is too lengthy for Twitter. Please contact an online chatter here: http://bit.ly/14epz4G.

Q27: How do you join as a foreigner?
A27: You must meet the reqs http://bit.ly/12yNTco and legally reside in the US with a “Green Card.”

Q28: What are the requirements for GPA and ACT of a high student wanting to attend the AF Academy?
A28: A28: Contact the AF Academy Liaison Officer nearest to your area for assistance. http://bit.ly/1hmK7il.

Q29: If I wanted to be a loadmasters how long is the technical school, and is a lot of math required?
A29: 34 Training days (6.4 weeks) at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas, to include follow on training at a designated location.

Q30: Can I still join if I have a metal plate in my leg?
A30: Take all medical records to your recruiter & they’ll submit for the dotor at MEPS to review. Takes approx 30 days for decision.

Q31: What is the most important fighter jet in the Air Force today?
A31: That might be a matter of opinion. But I would say the F-22 and F-35 are pretty awesome.

Q32: What should I do to prepare myself for combat rescue training?
A32: Exceed the PAST test requirements and be mentally prepared. Check out http://1.usa.gov/15E3PMP for more information.

Q33: How does one qualify for Officer Training School?
A33: You may apply for OTS with most any college degree (minimum 3.0 GPA ). See bit.ly/18CZNH4 for more info.

Q34: Do you need 20/20 vision to become a pilot, drone pilot,etc?
A34: A pilot’s distance vision can be no worse than 20/70, correctable to 20/20. Near vision must be 20/20, uncorrected.

Q35: What ASVAB score do you need to join?
A35: Min AFQT score req is 36, but majority of those waiting for BMT scored > 50. Contact your recruiter to discuss your scores.

Q36: My contract says Open Electrical, what are the chances I’ll get a 3D job?
A36: Your electrical score determines what you qualify for in that area. Check out http://mil-com.me/1b8GvIi for more info.

Q37: Where can I find minimum weight requirements for the Air Force?
A37: Please visit http://bit.ly/13I6Tq4 for height and weight requirements.

Q38: Are there age waivers for OTS, if you’re going in just after your 30th birthday?
A38: No waiver needed, but you must be commissioned prior to your 35th birthday, after completing 9.5 weeks of Officer Training School.

Q39: How often does TACP get to cross train to PJs or CCT?
A39: We don’t track those stats, but they must meet minimum requirements & can apply 13 months before their enlistment ends.

Q40: Does the AF do color blind treatment while enlisted?
A40: No, this doesn’t exist.

Q41: How hard is it to be a pilot in the AF, I’m going into college in ROTC and have done AFJROTC, is nearly impossible?
A41: Competition is fierce. You must meet all gen reqs http://bit.ly/12KwCAu, obtain a degree, & then apply for commission.

Q42: Does the Air Force offer split training options?
A42: You will go to tech school for the job you book. You may be able to cross train later on if interested in another career field.

Q43: Is 17 the minimum enlistment age?
A43: Yes, non-prior service applicants must be at least 17 with parental consent & in Basic Military Training before their 28th birthday.

Q44: How is BMT different for Battlefield Airmen?
A44: BFA must meet all mandatory requirements like everyone else, but you will be doing more PT to prepare for tech school.

Q45: I’m in the Army as a medic now, but I wish to switch to the Air Force and try to be a PJ, how would this be possible and would it be worth it?
A45: You aren’t currently eligible. Contact a recruiter after beginning of the year to see if Prior Service program is open.

Q46: When do the October DAP results for lawyers come back?
A46: Please contact your POC for that.

Q47: After you’ve gotten in, can you get LASIK? What if you have gone through MEPS and signed a contract already?
A47: Your Air Force eye doctor will inform you if you are a candidate for corrective surgery.

Q48: Once I graduate from an ROTC program in college, will I be a 1st or 2nd lieutenant?
A48: OTS officers come in as a second lieutenant if selected.

Q49: What physical impairments limits one from being a pilot?
A49: There are too many to list as pilots are required to be in excellent medical condition. Contact your recruiter for more info.

Q50: Do you have any jobs for me in Las Vegas?
A50: Your scores from your ASVAB determine jobs you’re qualified for along w/ physical & moral standards for each career.

Q51: Are there diet therapy tech schools available over the summer?
A51: We do not publish school dates, you would need to discuss your job options with your recruiter once you process.

Q52: What are the requirements to get into and pass BMT?
A52: Please check out http://tiny.cc/wxgf0w for more BMT info.

Q53: Are the Air Force Reserves good for someone who doesn’t want to move right away?
A53: Please contact AF Reserve on their website. They have a Live Chat to answer your questions at http://www.afreserve.com.

Q54: What are the benefits of joining for six years, as opposed to four?
A54: The benefits include AF rank of E-3, two extra years of job security, pay and travel.

Q55: How long before DEP do I have to decide if I want to join?
A55: You won’t be scheduled to process until you are 100 percent ready to join. But once you process, you are swearing in. You also must be in BMT prior to your 28th birthday.

Q56: What are the top three things recruiters want from a recruit?
A56: Meet the minimum standards, be motivated and be flexible.