222nd is a great unit and i am very lucky to have experienced being part of them.
Watch Operator (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – May 7, 2014
222nd is a great unit with great people inside of it. They care and and actively want to help you. It is a relatively new unit but they have their eyes on the prize and have gone above and beyond the milestones required of them.
One of the best enviroments out of any guard unit I have seen, Get to see a lot of great things happening around the world
Although they are getting better at it, new airmen might want to ask the newer members on some pit falls, Might require some travel outside of state
Guidance and Control Shop Supervisor (Current Employee) – Charleston, WV – May 12, 2017
Challenging work and good training. Upward mobility is conditional upon your networking skills. Extended deployments can be hard on relationships. Occasional travel into hostile countries is required. Physical fitness is a must.
Administrative Technician (Former Employee) – Aurora CO – May 11, 2017
Typically I worked 4 days 10 hour shifts when Buckley was an Air National Guard base. I worked in the hospital there, the safety office, the comptrollers office and for the Space Transition team. The best job I had there was with the Space Transition team. The worst was in the comptrollers office. The difference was in commanders.
Transportation Assistant (TMO) (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – May 9, 2017
Basic Training is a once in a lifetime experience I am glad I did. The Oregon Air National Guard Base was a great place to work. Relaxed environment, but plenty of work to keep you busy if you wanted. Had a great relationship with my Supervisor, still do. Made a lot of friends. Was a gate to jobs that followed.
Fitness & Food Manager/Trainer (Current Employee) – Camp Murray, WA – May 8, 2017
There is always sometime to be done. Self-direction, deadlines, teamwork, management, leadership, and room to grow. High communication skills working with all types of people. Along with the ability to give and follow directions.
Education, training, and travel
Work dates, training, and tours are at a set month/day
This job offered an experience that no other job can. Learned life skills and made life long friends. The opportunity to travel all around the world and receive money for college is something that cant be beat.
Services (Current Employee) – Saint Joseph, MO – May 3, 2017
I love coming to work everyday. I get faced with new and exciting challenges all the time. It's all about how involved you want to be in your area. I'm getting ready to go on my fourth trip this year, while also getting ready to deploy soon.
Supply (Current Employee) – Meridian, MS – May 2, 2017
The Air National Guard is a close family and I enjoy working here. the reason for this is because they know how to treat you like family. The work isn't that bad hard, if it gets to much for me to handle they will help you out but you still do your job.
Fitness Program Manager (Current Employee) – Pease Air National Guard Base – May 1, 2017
I loved what I do and did through out my 22 plus years both in Active Duty and Air National Guard. I was very rewarding and I won't change a thing. The unit is very much a family, and it great to watch and see other grow around you.
People Stay too long so Promotions can get hung up
Civil Service Safety Position hired under urgent conditions
Safety Director (Former Employee) – McChord AFB, WA – May 1, 2017
I transitioned out of the USAF looking for work. I worked as a unit safety representative and crossed paths with both the Guard and Reserve Safety Units. Was hired under a short nine month contract by the WA ANG to backfill a vacant safety position resulting from 9/11 where the Safety Representative was called to fill a critical position. Revitalized the safety program and contract was terminated.
Joining the Air National Guard gives you the freedom of being a civilian but also gives fortitude with everything the military can instill upon someone. It offers respect, community, leadership, and integrity for all that serve. Upward mobility isn't an option - it's a requirement. They have multiple jobs, training, and experiences.
Working in the Air National Guard has been a great experience. It not only enhanced my communication skills, leadership skills and discipline, but also made it able to get a college degree while serving easy. I can still get a job outside of the military and purse my passion in the criminal justice world while serving. The other individuals I work for and with are great and very supportive. I definitely recommend people to look into joining the guard.