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Students invited to first of its kind Air National Guard career fair

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot
  • 185th Air Refueling Wing

Area high school and college students have been invited to attend an Air National Guard career fair hosted by the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa on April 6, 2022. Media representatives are invited to attend the event from 9:30AM to 12:30PM at the Sioux City Airport.

During the event, over 100 invited students will explore over 90 jobs or “Air Force Specialties,” available at the Sioux City Air Guard unit. Those in attendance will learn how they can receive paid technical training for careers in the Air Guard, many of which award undergraduate college credit. Other opportunities include professional careers in aviation, medicine as well as management careers for prospects who are interested in obtaining a commission.

Attendees will explore traditional careers in aviation operations as well as aircraft maintenance. The unit also has careers in support activities like logistics and supply. Other available careers include jobs in finance, construction, computer and telephone networking, cyber security as well as culinary skills, firefighting and base security along with dozens of others.

Traditional careers in the National Guard allow members to attend training primarily on weekends plus two weeks each year while also attending college or working full time at a civilian job.

A significant advantage to students who are also National Guard members is that the state of Iowa offers 100% state tuition assistance to Iowa’s state universities and community colleges. Tuition assistance can also be applied to Iowa private colleges.

A current list of vacancies and recruiter contact information can be found on the 185th ARW website on the careers page. An explanation of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB, and practice test questions be found on the Air Force recruiting page.

For information about this release or activities about the 185th Air Refueling Wing contact Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot 185th ARW PUBLIC AFFAIRS (712) 266-5699