COMMON VALUES. UNCOMMON STORIES. - Active & Prior Service

A MILITARY BRANCH UNLIKE ANY OTHER

Active & Prior Service

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.

Requirements for Prior Service

Your path to the Air Guard will be unique to you. However, the requirements below should give you an idea of what's ahead based on your qualifications and experience.

AGE

Must 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.

If you would like to be an Officer, you must have a college degree or be close to graduating to apply. As an Officer in the Air Guard you'll develop leadership skills you can't get in the civilian world.

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 to determine if your current scores can be converted.

 

If you would like to be an Officer, you must have a college degree or be close to graduating to apply. As an Officer in the Air Guard you'll develop leadership skills you can't get in the civilian world.

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.

 

ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE FACES OF ANG

LIEUTENANT COLONEL SCHREIBER

For Ron, the responsibility of helping to protect American citizens is as rewarding as it is important.

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Ron Schreiber: Air Transportation Captin

SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT REICH

Kelly acts as the “eyes in the sky” for the Air National Guard, collecting and assessing visual intelligence before, during, and after conflict or crisis.

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Kelly Reich: Information Security Analyst

TALK TO YOUR LOCAL RECRUITER TODAY

Head to the nearest Air Guard Recruiting Office to meet with a recruiter who can guide you through the application process. Click below to find a base close to you.