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Are You Eligible to Join the Military?

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Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. There are different rules for enlisting and for officer programs. Enlisting: Enlisted members do the hands-on work of the military. They need at least a high school degree (a GED may or may not suffice). Officer: Officers are the managers of the military. Most officer programs require a college degree at minimum, and are very competitive. Many officers have master's or higher degrees. Bef... more

What You Should Ask the Recruiter

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Thinking about joining the military? Well, you probably have hundreds of questions. It never fails: you have all these questions, but once you walk into the recruiter's office you can't seem to remember any of them. There are several questions you need to make sure you ask your recruiter, and several things you need your recruiter should know. There are so many benefits to joining and so much information about the military, it is impossible fo... more

Top 10 Things You Should Know Before You Join the Military

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Every year, thousands of Americans consider serving in the military.  You can make the military a very rewarding growth experience if you prepare yourself before joining.  Here are the top ten things you need to understand and consider while you prepare to meet with a recruiter: 1. It's no one's job to motivate you to serve but yours! If you are considering the military, it is your responsibility to be motivated to serve your country.  ... more

ASVAB and Air Force Jobs

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Jobs in the Air Force are called Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC). To find what jobs you qualify for, the Air Force breaks down your ASVAB subtest scores into groups known as qualification areas. 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 Comprehensi... more

Air Force Basic Training Timeline At a Glance

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Schedules & Timelines - Air Force 8.5 Week BMT You'll begin your career in the Air Force with Basic Military Training (BMT). You'll work hard and be challenged, as you stretch yourself and discover that you're capable of more than you ever thought possible. And when you're finished, you'll know that you're ready for anything that life can throw at you. BMT is located in San Antonio, Texas. You will spend eight and half weeks learning many ne... more

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