Careers – Benefits

Providing support for you and your family


As a member of the Air Guard, you'll learn valuable technical skills to fuel your personal and professional growth, and you'll have the option to serve in a unit close to home. Plus, you'll enjoy military benefits such as VA home loan eligibility, low-cost health insurance plan, a retirement plan, and more.

Federal Benefits

In addition to a steady paycheck and a state-specific compensation plan, all Air Guard members receive the following benefits:

  • Eligibility for VA Home Loans
  • Free-Space-Available Air Travel
  • Military Retirement Plan
  • (Re) Enlistment Bonus
  • Base Exchange (BX) and Commissary Shopping Privileges
  • Legal Assistance
  • Access to Military Clothing Stores
  • Official Library Service
  • Use of Military Recreation Facilities
  • US Citizenship Eligibility

ANG insurance information.

Medical Insurance

Coverage is offered through TRICARE Reserve Select and is a premium-based health plan available worldwide to Selected Reserve members of the Ready Reserve (and their families) who are not eligible for, or enrolled in the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program.

Dental Insurance

With the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP), you will enjoy a nationwide network of more than 65,000 participating dentists, high-quality customer service and comprehensive dental coverage designed specifically with you in mind.

Life Insurance

Serviceman's Group Life Insurance (SGLI) - SGLI is a low cost group life insurance members of the Air Guard can purchase. SGLI coverage is available in $50,000 increments up to the maximum of $400,000.

State & Territory Benefits

While all Air Guard members receive federal benefits, most also receive some form of benefits specific to their state. This could include money for school or state tax benefits.


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These calculations represent base pay and do not factor in potential income from other sources such as sign-on bonuses, specialty pay and tuition assistance, or non-cash compensation including health care and insurance.

Understand My Pay

Annual Training Pay is the total compensation for two weeks of training. Monthly Drill Pay is the monthly amount you receive for serving 1 weekend a month at your ANG base. The Annual Drill Pay represents the yearly total for all 12 months of Monthly Drill Pay. Your actual compensation may differ due to a number of factors.

Find Your Career

Basic Training & Career Development

In Basic Training, you'll learn fundamental Air Guard knowledge and condition your body to perform at an elite level. Once you become a member, you'll train with top professionals in your chosen career field.

Basic Training & Career Development

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