For information on joining the Washington Air National Guard, please call Recruiting at 253-512-3351.
Washington Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention Team Contacts (PDF File)
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Reliable part-time income: See drill pay in the military pay table, Note: A single two-day drill = 4 drill periods
Enlistment bonuses for critical career fields
All members are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill - Selective Reserve, an education grant program
Washington State Educational Assistance Program for all undergraduate degrees. If you are a WA resident and attending a WA school, you can qualify for a State Tuition Waiver at UW, WSU, EWU, CWU, and WWU.
College accredited technical training for your job
Enrollment in the Community College of the Air Force, a free 2-year college degree program
Ability to obtain college credits for passing examinations, such as CLEP and DANTES, free of charge
Low cost life insurance, through the Service Members Group Life Insurance plan, up to $400,000
Low cost health insurance through TRICARE Reserve Select
Free retirement benefits, payable after 20 years of service and reaching age 60.
Free travel on space-available military aircraft throughout the United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands
Discount shopping privileges in military department stores & supermarkets
Mental Aptitude:Applicants must take the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) and earn minimum scores of at least 10 in the Quantitative Section and 15 in the Verbal Section. For those applying for UPT, your AFOQT minimum Pilot score is 25, minimum Navigator score is 10, minimum combined Pilot and Navigator Scores is 50, minimum Verbal Score is 15, and minimum Quantitative Score is 10.
Physical Requirements:All applicants must be medically qualified in accordance with AFI 48-123 and must meet the fitness requirements of AFI 36-2905, Fitness Program.Age:For initial non-rated line appointment, applicants must be 18 years or older and complete initial officer training, a six-week course called the Academy of Military Science at Maxwell Air Force Base prior to their 35th birthday. Due to the lengthy application process you must be under 33 1/2 years to apply for a non-rated position.*Age waivers are the exception and not the policy, they are not common and very difficult to obtain. You must be Prior Service and able to provide strong letters of recommendation and reason as to why you did not apply earlier. You must have completed a year of enlistment for each year being waived not to exceed 5 years for AMS.Pre-commissioning Training Requirements:Line officer(regular officers)- applicants who have not held a commission in the Armed Forces must complete the Academy of Military Science (AMS) or other pre-commissioning officer training programs identified in AFI 36-2013, Officer Training School (OTS) and Airman Commissioning Programs.
To increase your chances of being selected, we advise you to research the unit and make a visit or two prior to applying. Networking is a great asset and is often overlooked by applicants. Those who are currently members of the unit often have an advantage as they have been able to develop relationships and prove their skills and abilities. Even for on-base members, networking is critical. Be sure to show your interest in positions prior to applying. Meet those you could be working with, as well as those who could become your superiors. * Undergraduate Flying Applicants must include the results of their TBAS test, which is combined with their AFOQT scores to form a Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) score. * If you have flying hours, include a copy of the last page of your flying log book.* If you have a pilot's license, include a copy with your package.