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Serve your country in the Air National Guard and enjoy the freedom to pursue a full-time civilian career without giving up military benefits like a retirement plan and insurance.

Continue Serving

Whether you’re currently an active-duty member of the armed forces, or honorably separated from any branch of the service, you can enjoy the benefits of military service in the Air Guard. And because you serve part-time, you’ll do it with the advantages that come with life as a civilian.

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Air Guard Requirements

Prior Service Enlisted

When you serve part-time in the Air National Guard, you can enjoy the feeling of putting the uniform on once again. You can rekindle the same feelings and bonds that tie all of us together who have served before and aid in defending your country and assisting the state whenever the need arises.

Prior Service Officer

The Air National Guard is looking for individuals who are leaders, particularly prior service officers or enlisted members who have the ambition to excel and become officers. We seek those who aspire to reach the top in both their civilian and Air Guard careers.

Age

Those interested in joining the Air Guard who have previously served are required to be able to complete 20 years service time (combined, Active and participating Guard or Reserve) before the age of 60. For example, a person serving 4 years active duty and serving in a reserve component for 3 years is eligible to join up to their 47th birthday.

Those interested in joining the Air Guard who have previously served are required to be able to complete 20 years service time (combined, Active and participating Guard or Reserve) before the age of 60. For example, a person serving 4 years active duty and serving in a reserve component for 3 years is eligible to join up to their 47th birthday. Prior Enlisted member interested in obtaining their commission must do so before their 35th birthday. The age limit varies for Health Professionals, Chaplains and certain Prior Service individuals.

Written Examination

If you are prior Air Force and your ASVAB scores are valid, you most likely won’t have to retest. All other services will likely have to retake the ASVAB test. Your local recruiter will check if your current scores can be converted.

Individuals who are currently commissioned officers need no additional examination. Those looking to advance are required to pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT).

Medical Screening Test

If you have had a separation physical within 24 months, your local recruiter will be able to check and see if it will satisfy this requirement. Otherwise, you must pass the standard medical screening test.

Strong Moral Character

If you are a Prior Service member who has honorably served, the Air Guard is proud to take you in and make you one of our own.

Tattoos

Certain body art may not be allowed based on size, location, and content. Your recruiter will make the final decision.

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