The Air Force Reserve offers great opportunities for people currently on active duty and for those who have left the military, but wish to return in some fashion. The part-time jobs of the Air Force Reserve give you the time and financial support to continue your education or begin a civilian career. As a Reservist, you can make close friendships common to the military, and you will have the opportunity to do the extraordinary.
"It has been twelve years since I left the Air Force, but the benefits sounded good. I already had nine years service, and I thought it was a good idea to work toward retirement. So, I decided to join the Reserve and so did my son."
If you have previously served in the military, to join the Air Force Reserve you must make the magic number of 40. Subtract your years of active duty and/or active reserve from your age, and if the result is less than 40, you may be eligible to join the Reserve.
No matter the branch of the military in which you served, you can join the Air Force Reserve. That includes other Reserves and National Guards.
If you have previous military experience, Basic Training is usually waived when you join the Reserve. If you were enlisted and now qualify to join the Reserve as an officer, you will attend the twelve week Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
The benefits of the Air Force Reserve are very comparable to those of active duty. In all cases, your Air Force Reserve Recruiter has timely details about these programs.
The spirit of service, the friendships and the shared experiences of working together, and the rare experiences that only exist in the military, are all part of the Air Force Reserve. It's the part-time job that allows you to hold onto the best of military life while starting or continuing your civilian career.