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Female Aviators Spread Wings in the Past, Present, Future

Privates NetaIrene Farrell and Genevieve Evers Woodhaven

Women's History Month, celebrated in March, is a time to reflect on the accomplishment of women in the past and encourage advancement in the future. Women have had a lasting impression on the Marine Corps and its air wings. Marine Corps aviation was established in 1912. In 1918, women were allowed to join the military and primarily took over clerical jobs such as shopkeeping and administrative work from combat-ready male Marines needed overs... more

Answers To the Top Air Force Questions

Iraq Signs Deal for F-16 Fighters

What is the U.S. Air Force? One of the five branches of  the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force . It defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space. What is the cut-off age for joining the Air Force? Non-prior service applicants must be in Basic Military Training before their 28th birthday. Officer Training School applicants must be commissioned prior to their 35th birthday. Physician, Nurse and Allied Health... more

Play 20 Questions With the Recruiter

Talking to Army Recruiter offers a lot of information to help you decide if you want to pursue a career in the military, but military recruiters have the most current information on job availability, new deals and changing requirements. Once you decide to talk to a recruiter, you should arm yourself with as much information as possible, develop some idea of what you want and know the questions that you want answered. In general, your questions should help ... more

Blake Paved Way for Thousands of Air Force Women

Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- The women of today's Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake. "We consider her the first lady of the Air Force," said William Chivalette, the curator of the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex here. "She raised her right hand to enlist in the U.S. Air Force on the first minute of the first hour of the first day, July 8, 1948, that women could join the United States Air Fo... more

ASVAB and Army Jobs

Jobs in the Army are called Military Occupational Specalties (MOS). To find the jobs you qualify for, the Army breaks down your ASVAB subtest scores into groups known as line scores. The ASVAB subtests are: General Science (GS); Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Word Knowledge (WK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC); Numerical Operations (NO); Coding Speed (CS); Auto and Shop Information (AS); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Mechanical Comprehension (MC); Ele... more

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One of the most important choices you will make when joining the military is what job you want to do. With hundreds of jobs to choose from, it can be very tough to narrow it down to just one. This section will give you some insight into many of the different jobs each service has to offer.

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