COMMON VALUES. UNCOMMON STORIES. - Diversity

A MORE DIVERSE FORCE IS A STRONGER FORCE

Diversity

Our commitment to cultivating diversity within our ranks is unwavering. We celebrate the things that make us unique as individuals, as well as the shared values that bring us together.

STRONGER TOGETHER

In the Air Guard, we want our own tight-knit community to reflect the communities we serve. We firmly believe that a more diverse force is a stronger force, which is why we actively recruit minority men and women and welcome Americans of all religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds. When you join the Air Guard, you’ll quickly find that the bonds you create while serving transcend racial, gender, and cultural differences.

We believe that adding the unique perspectives of all people to our units across the nation makes us a stronger, more effective force that represents the diverse communities we serve. No matter who you are, if you serve in the Air National Guard, you are an American Airman.

Requirements

AGE

Those interested in joining the Air Guard who have never served before must be between the ages of 17 and 39.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

New recruits are required to pass a written examination called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.

 

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

New applicants are required to pass a medical screening test.

STRONG MORAL CHARACTER

Air Guard applicants must pass a rigorous background check before they can be accepted into the Air Guard.

TATTOOS

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

 

AGE

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.

TATTOOS

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

OTHER

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.

 

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

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

CAPTAIN MOSS

The attention to detail and extra effort that people in the civilian world associate with military experience have helped Esther advance quickly in her civilian career.

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Esther Moss: Physician Assistant

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.