This page is intended to give potential recruits the information they need before they talk to a recruiter and begin the enlistment process or at least as supplemental information to the information you’ll receive from the recruiter.
What are the benefits of joining?
Joining the military has many benefits, some involve direct financial compensation, others are less tangible but still important.
Even if you are joining the military for the sole reason of serving your country, your monthly paycheck is going to be important to you. Learn more about Air Force pay.
Benefits include things like healthcare, retirement and education and are listed separately. Learn more about US Air Force benefits.
What are the disadvantages?
Not everything is perfect in the Air Force, so what are the drawbacks and challenges you can expect to face?
Talking to the recruiter
Contacting a recruiter may be some people’s first interaction with the military. Read on for an idea of what to expect from your recruiter.
The Delayed Entrance Program (DEP)
The DEP is a program to keep you involved in the Air Force and with the recruiter between the time you decide to enlist and the time you ship out for Basic Military Training. Learn more about the Delayed Entrance Program
Things to memorize before BMT
You will be required to memorize a lot of things while at BMT, and if you learn them before you arrive you will be that much more prepared. Learn what you need to know for BMT.
Getting in shape before BMT
There are multiple online programs that are almost tailor-made for getting ready for basic training. Read on for tips on increasing your sit-ups, push-ups and running ability.
MEPS – Military Entrance Processing Station
Learn more about the process of going through MEPS, what to expect, what to wear, etc.
Four or six year enlistment? What’s the difference?
Should I enlist for four or six years? That depends on what your situation is and what your goals are for the future.