The Air Guard is a unique branch of the military, with a dual mission to serve at both the federal and state levels. When trouble strikes your state, your Governor can call on the Air Guard for a mission where you will help save lives, provide support and deliver critical supplies to communities that need you. Likewise, when the President calls, you will answer by delivering overseas humanitarian aid or support of our nation’s homeland defense efforts. And because you serve part-time in the Air Guard, you do it in a way that fits your life, close to where you live and work.
In the Air Guard, you’ll get the expert knowledge and technical experience that looks great on a resume and will transfer easily into a civilian career. Whether you’re planning to pursue a college degree or be a part of the civilian workforce, the Air Guard lets you serve at a unit close to where you live and work, or attend college.
In the Air Guard, you’ll receive a regular paycheck, tuition assistance, and more. Benefits include a combination of state and federal benefits to provide money for education through the Montgomery G.I. Bill, a military retirement plan, and affordable health and life insurance. You’ll even have access to free space-available air travel. Check out what’s available in your state by selecting your state in the EXPLORE area on this page. Be sure to ask your recruiter about how you can take advantage of these benefits in your state.
The Air Guard offers over 200 career specialties for you to choose from. These opportunities give you the chance to gain the high-tech skills you need to serve with distinction, launch or accelerate your civilian career or add to your current experiences expanding your potential. Start by choosing your Career Field below, then click on the area you are interested in. A list of specific choices will appear in the Careers column to the right. You can then click on a job title for specific information.