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Women in ANG

Female personnel play a major role in making the Air National Guard an agile, modern military force.

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Women have a long and proud tradition of service in the Air National Guard. From 1956, when Capt. Norma Parsons became the first female member of the Air Guard, to the present, women have played an integral role in shaping our force.

For motivated individuals seeking valuable career experience, learning opportunities, and an extra paycheck, service in the Air Guard represents an ideal opportunity. Members train for one weekend a month and two weeks a year, leaving plenty of time for them to focus on school, a full-time civilian career, and/or taking care of family. Moreover, leadership skills learned in the Air Guard are highly transferrable to civilian life, and some military benefits that come with service can be extended to family members.

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

AIRMAN FIRST CLASS SNOOK

The hands-on training and guidance Jennifer received in the Air National Guard prepared her to operate her side of the ER with confidence and poise.

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Jennifer Snook: Lab Technician

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.