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Money for College

The Iowa Air National Guard offers 100% state tuition assistance for Iowa’s state universities and community colleges. Tuition assistance can also be applied to Iowa private colleges.

How to Become A Member

The first step is to contact an Air National Guard recruiter to find out if you are eligible.  Initial screening will be conducted based on qualification criteria. Your recruiter will schedule you to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or "ASVAB" test if you have not already taken it in high school and a physical exam. Once "qualified," you will look at the possible list of career fields for you to choose from.

Prior Service

There are plenty of great jobs for experienced military personnel. If you had an honorable discharge, you may be eligible to join the Iowa Air National Guard.

· Prior service in any branch is accepted.
· Part-time job which requires attendance at Guard drills one weekend per month and 15 days of annual training each year.
· Must be able to complete 20 years of combined service time by age 60.
· Rank is determined by grade held on separation and current unit vacancies.
· Do not need to attend basic military training again, but may have to attend an Air Force technical school if not qualified in a convertible skill. Cross-training is an option, dependent on current unit vacancies.
· Enlistment term options are one (1) year (if never been a member of the Air National Guard and qualified in Air Force Specialty Code), three (3) years or six (6) years.

Qualifications

You must meet certain enlistment criteria to qualify for membership in the Air National Guard. These criteria ensure that those who join have the right mental, physical and moral aptitudes to perform the tasks required for military service. General requirements include:

· AGE Must be 17 years old but have not reached age 40 for non-prior service. Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required if 17.
· CITIZENSHIP Must be a United States citizen, naturalize citizen or possess a valid INS Form I-551/I-151, Alien Registration Card.
· EDUCATION High school seniors or those with a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED) are eligible.
· MENTAL APTITUDE Must achieve a minimum score of 31 on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. Must also qualify in a specific area of the ASVAB depending on occupational choice.
· PHYSICAL CONDITION Must be able to pass an initial military entrance physical exam, be in good health and meet minimum height and weight standards. Certain illnesses, past injuries or diseases may disqualify an individual for enlistment.
· MORAL CHARACTER Must meet standards which cover arrests, convictions and drug usage.
· TERM OF ENLISTMENT A NPS initial enlistment contract is for 6 years plus two in the Inactive Ready Reserves for a total of 8 years

Getting a Commission

While serving as an enlisted person, you may be eligible to apply for an officer position. You must be a college graduate and pass the Air Force Officer Qualitative Test (AFOQT) and a physical exam. You may also be required to attend a technical training school.

Recruiting Office

MSgt George Mendoza Retention Manager

Cell 712-203-1713

Desk 712-233-0535

 

MSgt Jerry Anderson Recruiting Office Supervisor

Cell 712-266-5598

Desk 712-233-0412

 

SrA Hunter East Production Recruiter

Cell 712-251-3755

Desk 712-233-0411

 

MSgt Justine Piatts

515-570-7999

 

 

Current Vacancies

AIR BATTLE MANAGER   

C2 BATTLE MGT OPRS*  

RAW SYSTEMS

MATERIEL MANAGEMENT

ADMINISTRATION

CYBER SYS OPERATIONS

CYBER SURETY*

CYBER TRANSPORT SYS

RF TRANSMISSION SYS

HEAT/VNT/AC/RFG

ADMINISTRATION

GMO FLIGHT SURGEON

MOBILITY PILOT              

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE

PERSONNEL

WING INSPECTIONS

PHOTOJOURNALIST

CHAPLAIN

CHAPLAIN ASSISTANT

CIVIL ENGINEER

ELEC PWR PRODUCTION*

STUCTURAL

WATER/FUEL SYS MAINT*

ENGINEERING

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

AIRCREW FLIGHT EQIP

CLIENT SYSTEMS*

FINANCIAL MGT

SERVICES

AIR TRANS

FUELS

ACFT HYDRAULIC SYS

ACFT MTL TECHNOLOGY

NONDESTR INSPECTION

ACFT STRC MAINT*

ACFT FABRICATION

BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENG

INTERNIST

HEALTH SVC MGT

AEROSP MED SVC

CONTRACTING

MAINT MGMT ANALYSIS

MAINT MGMT PROD

AIRFIELD MANAGEMENT

LOGISTICS READINESS

*Indicates enlisted incentive offered

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