Air National Guard to host career fair

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

Media representatives are invited to attend a career fair event at the Iowa Air National Guard on April 20, 2023, from 9:30AM to 12:30PM hosted by the 185th Air Refueling Wing at the Sioux City Airport.

This is the second year in a row where the unit has invited nearly 200 students to explore some of the 90 jobs or “Air Force Specialties,” available at the Sioux City Air Guard unit.

Admission representatives from Iowa’s three state universities along with area private and community colleges also plan to be available at the event.

Opportunities in the Air Guard include professional careers in aviation, medicine, engineering as well as management careers for prospects who are interested in completing college and obtaining a commission.

Those in attendance will learn how they can receive paid technical training for careers in the Air Guard.  Many Air Force technical training courses also award undergraduate college credit. Some Air Force training courses also offer professional certificates that can be used in civilian careers.

Attendees will explore traditional careers in aviation operations as well as aircraft maintenance. The unit also has occupations 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 training weekends plus two weeks each year while also attending college or working full time at a civilian job.

Benefits for students who are National Guard members include 100% state tuition assistance to Iowa’s universities and community colleges. Tuition assistance can also be used to offset tuition at 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 can be found on the Air Force recruiting page. 

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