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In the US you have to be 18 years old to join the US Armed Forces, UNLESS your parents sign for you at age 17. Most people joining the US Armed Forces are between ages 18 - 22.
And, you must be a permanent resident - have a Green Card.
The Recruiter signs you up into the military. He/she arranges for your ASVAB test (Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery) to be taken. If you score high enough on the test you can join the military. And, the job you get depends on you ASVAB test scores.
People are waiting as much as 8 months from the time they apply to join until they can get a reservation for a spot in Basic Training.
Air Force technical school teaches you the AF job that you are going to be assigned to do. No. It is not going to serve as a college education.
However, the Air Force does have a Community College of the Air Force and your technical schools in the AF are taught at the college level. You need to complete 64 credits of college to earn the Community College of the Air Force Associate of Applied Science degree in the job that you are assigned to do.
You need 30 technical credits, 30 academic credits, and 4 physical education credits = 64 credits.
You can go to the book store and buy a practice book for the ASVAB ($20) and work the book. If you do 15 pages a day you can finish in 30 days.
Be prepared to wait many months until you can get to basic training.
Bring your high school transcript and diploma to the recruiter to show.
But, if you don't have that Green Card you can not join.
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.)
US Air Force Security Forces?
My husband is Security Forces in the Air Force.
1.) How many hours a week do you work and when do you have time off?
Depending where you are stationed. My husband is 6days on 3days off. There are mid, day, and swing shifts. He only does 8hr days. Every base can be different. Some may do 12 hr shifts. You would not get a def answer for this until you got to your duty station.
2.) How often are you deployed and how long?
Deployment is the same way. We are stationed at a PRP (nuc) base, so my husband is less likely to go over someone that is not at a PRP base. The Air Force from our understanding does not deploy more than 6months, unless you are stationed overseas somewhere, then it could be longer. I am assuming that you mean to Iraq and such. My step-dad is in the army and he can be sent for up to 1yr.
3.) Are you off on holidays?
Holidays are based off your work schedule, you may be off for christmas but have to work new years. You just follow your schedule and if it falls on any holiday then you work.
4.) Will this help alot in the civilian world since I want to be a state trooper?
Yes it will help out a good bit. I also believe that you are qualified for all of the qualifications that you would need. You can even do as my husband is and take online class for criminal justice to help you incase you do decide that you want to go another rought but still stay in law enforcment.
5.) Can you drink alcohol and go out to bars and clubs with this job?
If you are of age, yes. However, you are not allowed to consum any alchol 8hrs prior to your shift. Many bases also have "against drunk driving" agency type things on base. Here they have one and if you have been drinking you can call and they will send one of the volunteers to pick you up and bring you home safely.
My husband loves his job. It helps him out on what he wants to do later which is a juv probation officer. The pay depends on ur rank. You can look up the military pay chart at
The totals that it gives is divided and payed to you on the 1st and 15th of every month. You are paid from when you first start basic.
With security forces, you will go to basic at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX for 8 1/2 weeks. Your graduation will be on a Fri most likely. Straight out of basic you go to tech school. SF tech school is also at Lackland AFB. Your tech school will be 13 weeks long.
I really hope this helped you out. If you have any more questions you can email me at email@example.com
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US air force?????????
The benefits of joining the Air Force are great. They give you free living, food, education, and a chance to become part of something greater than yourself.
First off, you need at least a high school diploma to enlist ( I know they say a GED, but the air force is becoming more strict, and now you must have a GED and at least 15 college credits if not a HS diploma)
Get in shape. Start running, doing pushups, situps, going to the gym, etc... The Air Force is part of the military, and every Airman is first a soldier, so therefore, they push you just as hard... BMT isnt a walk in the park.
Also, when you enlist, You dont just sign and go. You will wait in Delayed entry for a while, for me it was 8 months. if you need money, find a civillian job while you wait.
And most importantly, be sure that you want to join. Be sure that you want to serve and work and be proud to be part of the US Air Force, for no other reason than just that, not for money, or for the benefits, but most of all to serve.
As for travel, you CAN be stationed overseas, if you request it and the Air Force needs you there. You get 30 days of paid vacation per year, to travel as you wish. Military life for a family is hard, because you move a lot and are gone a lot, but its not impossible.
Good luck in your decision :)