Is ANG For Me? - Air Force to ANG

The benefits of service, the flexibility to do more

Air Force to ANG

Discover how you can continue to serve your country part-time, while you pursue a full-time civilian career. Receive the benefits of military service, while still enjoying time with your friends and family.

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ANG commitment, work environment and deployment information.

Palace Front Program

If your commitment is ending and you're looking at your options, the Palace Front program allows you to make a seamless transition into a part-time military position within the Air Guard, with no break in military service.

Palace Chase Program

Are you ready to transition into a part-time military position, but have not yet fulfilled your entire commitment to the Air Force? With the Palace Chase program, once you’ve completed at least half of your original contract (two-thirds for officers), you can transition directly from the Air Force to the Air Guard before your Expiration of Term of Service (ETS).

Requirements for Air Force to ANG

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.


You must be below the magic number of 40. Subtract your years of service from your age. If the result is less than 40, you may be eligible to join the Air National Guard

Written Examination

You must have valid ASVAB scores for the career selection process.

Entrance Physical Examination

You must have or get a current military physical.

Strong Moral Character

Air Guard looks for new recruits to have a strong sense of pride and respectable moral character.


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


You must have a good RE code on your DD 214, or an eligible Discharge Order. Your recruiter will review your entire military service time to determine eligibility.

Answering the call to serve Faces of ANG

Staff Sergeant Fisher

In the Air National Guard, Rick has received training in everything from jumping out of airplanes, to operating and maintaining ATVs and snow mobiles.

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Rick Fisher: Weather Forecaster

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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 Transport Captain

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Pay Calculator Estimate Your Pay

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

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.