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The Air Force changed their weight standards, both for those serving, and for applicants when they adopted their new physical fitness program on January 1, 2004.
As part of the FY 2003 Military Authorization Act, Congress mandated the services each implement a two-year enlistment option. For the Air Force, the two year option will be available to only one percent of new recruits, and is limited to 29 AFSCs (jobs). Additionally, some jobs will require previous civilian training (certificates) in order to obtain the AFSC under the program.
Non-Prior Service (NPS) Airmen in Phases I through III ( of Air Force Technical Schools must complete 3 days of "Physical Readiness Training (PRT) per week. Here are the requirements.
Here are the rules to determine initial active duty rank for prior service members who join the active duty Air Force.
These are the PAST requirments for new accessions into the Air Force Pararescue Career Field. The PAST consists of an underwater swim, a 500 meter swim, chin-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, flutter kickes, and a 1.5 mile run.
The Air Force has announced Officer Training School (OTS) changes for fiscal year 2004. The information contains minimum qualifying GPAs, and announces limitations on pilot/nav, technical and non-technical boards.
Bad news for those wishing to join the Air Force in the next year and a half: The Air Force has achieved about 99 percent of their recruiting goal for the remainder of this fiscal year, and has already signed up a significant portion of the recruits for the next fiscal year. What's more, the Air Force is going to accept about 11,000 fewer new recruits next year.
As part of its force-shaping initiative, the Air Force will accept fewer new recruits in fiscal year 2007 than they did in fiscal year 2006. To match the Air Force's new strength numbers, next year's recruiting goals have reduced by nine percent. The service will be seeking 27,760 high school graduates or the equivalent, ages 17-28 to enlist in its ranks during FY 2007.
The Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT) has the reputation of being one of the hardest tests that one can take at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). The EDPT is used by only the Air Force and the Marine Corps. The test is used to evaluate ones basic ability to learn a military job which involves computer programming or working with electronic data processing equipment.
These are the PAST requirements for new accessions into the Air Force Combat Controller Career Field. The PAST consists of a 500 meter swim, chin-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5 mile run.
Air Force Recruiting Officials have been crunching the numbers, and have cut the Fiscal Year 2005 Recruiting Goals even more. During the middle of Fiscal Year 2004, recruiting officials set the Fiscal Year 2005 (which runs from 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005) at an estimated 35,600. At the start of the fiscal year, they reduced the number by 16,700 for a goal 24,465. Now, they've cut the goal even further.
A guide for parents, relatives, and friends who plan to attend Air Force basic training (boot camp) graduation at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
To qualify for specific Air Force jobs, applicants must achieve a specific score in the applicable Air Force Appitude Qualification Area. The areas are G-General, M-Mechanical, A-Administrative, and E-Electrical.
Nobody has a right to serve in the United States Air Force. Federal law and Department of Defense directives give the military services significant leeway in determining who they want to accept for enlistment or commission. An applicant's criminal and "moral" history plays a large role on whether or not they are eligible to join.
The Air Force Recruiting Service, based at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, oversees various programs designed to recruit personnel into the U.S. Air Force.
Kim Drake, an avid reader of this site, recently returned from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, where she had the proud privilege and pleasure of watching her daughter graduate from Air Force Basic Training. Kim was kind enough to tell us about her experience in the following detailed article.
While the Air Force's "Prior Service Enlistment Bonus Program" is still "technically" in effect, the Air Force is accepting very, very, very few prior service applicants at this time -- mostly only those who are already qualified in EXTREMELY short jobs such as Pararescue and Combat Control.
Monetary bonus amounts offered by the United States Air Force for enlistment in AFSCs (jobs) that the Air Force considers to be critically undermanned.
Air Force Basic Training is now 8 1/2 weeks long. Here is the ultimate Air Force Basic Training Survival Guide. All about Air Force Basic Training. Includes a detailed description of what you can expect in Air Force Basic Military Training (AFBMT), advice on things you can do in advance to prepare, as well as a few tips to help you out while you're there.
I'm often asked, "What are the hardest Air Force jobs?" Until now, that was a difficult question to answer. What does one mean by "hard?" Are we talking mentally, physically, or otherwise? A good measurement would be technical school wash-out rates, and thanks to a recent Air Force Times article, the eight Air Force job specialties with the highest technical school failure rates are now available.
The Air Force has too many commissioned officers and is looking for volunteers in 9 career fields to separate.
Choosing a military service can be a complicated decision. The services differ when it comes to enlistment incentives, assignment opportunities, quality of life programs, deployment rates, promotion opportunities, and more. Here are the pros and cons of choosing to enlist in the United States Air Force.
Detailed job description and qualification factors for Air Force enlisted jobs (AFSCs)
Stress levels assigned to Air Force AFSCs (jobs). A stress level indicates whether or not the AFSC has enough people assigned to accomplish their required mission.