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Enlisting in the Air Force

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Getting On with Your Career
Enlisting in the Air Force

Air Force Pararescuemen make a static-line jump from a C-130 aircraft as part of their training program.

Official USAF Photo

The time will finally come when it's time to ship out! You'll return to MEPS to process out of the DEP and onto active duty. The folks at MEPS will have you fill out some forms to ensure that nothing has changed (medical, criminal history, etc.) during your time in the DEP, which could affect your enlistment qualifications. You'll then review and sign your active duty enlistment contract, take the enlistment oath again, then be put on a plane to San Antonio, Texas, where you'll be met by Air Force Basic Training Personnel.

Following Basic Training, you'll proceed to technical school to learn your Air Force job. When you graduate technical school, you'll be granted a week or two of leave (vacation time), and then it's on to your first duty assignment. Good luck with your Air Force career!

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