PriorService

Prior Service

If you have previously served in either the active duty Air Force or another branch of the military, your adjusted age must be less than 40. (Subtract your years of service from your age. If the result is less than 40, you may be eligible to join the Air Force Reserve.)

Candidates with prior military experience will not have to repeat Basic Military Training (BMT). You can continue your service, and, in many cases, keep your rank.

You can also join regardless of the U.S. military branch in which you previously served, including other Reserve and National Guard components.