The Air Force Reserve fully respects and upholds the importance of family, and understands that life in the Reserve involves a special set of dynamics on the part of everyone affected.
If you're the parent, spouse or partner of a potential Reservist, rest assured that we take the safety and well-being of your loved one very seriously. When a new Reservist joins us, he or she becomes part of our tightly knit extended family, and we treat them as such. We're genuinely interested in seeing them succeed, both within and outside of the Reserve.
Your loved one's involvement in the Air Force Reserve is something to be proud of. Along with their courageous decision to serve, they are choosing to put themselves in a position to flourish mentally, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually in a positive, supportive environment. What's more, they have instant access to a valuable set of benefits serving both the Reservist's best interests and those of their families. Those include:
The Air Force Reserve has earned its reputation as an organization that knows how to take care of its people. Through a competent support staff and state-of-the-art technology, we strive to fully accommodate the needs of our members.
Anyone 18 or older may join the Air Force Reserve (those who are 17 can join with consent from parents or guardians). Unlike the Air Force, those who join the Reserve select where they wish to live, and that is where they serve. Reservists are not transferred from location to location unless they wish to be.
Typically, Reservists serve one weekend a month and are on active duty status two weeks of the year. The job assigned to each Reservist depends on the results of the ASVAB test, to some degree. While there is no high school diploma or GED requirement, those without either must score higher on the ASVAB test.
In addition to a paycheck for this part-time job, the benefits are exceptional, especially in the area of educational opportunities. Additionally, Reservists receive on-the-job training and still have time to pursue their education or a civilian career.
Get in touch with an Advisor - they'd be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.