Senior Manager (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – August 23, 2015
I'm on the cusp of finishing a 20-year career in the United States Air Force. It has been a wonderful adventure and I would recommend it to anyone looking for structure, stability, and great opportunities for career advancement and travel.
Excellent benefits, camaraderie, great advancement opportunities/travel
Really tough work/life balance (especially as you get more senior in rank), low pay for skills
Asset Management / Supervisor (Current Employee) – Mafb Gun Annx, AL – April 29, 2016
In a typical work day I manage five personal and we process IT assets for the base. (recover, replace, dispose) I have learned mainly that there is always multiple ways to solve a issue and a lot of people have great ideas. I have also learned how to manage my personnel and still stay proficient on the job even though I am in a senior level position. I would say that the hardest part of my job is knowing that it is always tomorrow to finish up your work if you were not able too. The most enjoyable part of my job is customer satisfaction and knowing that I have done my job right as well as train my personnel to know their job like the back of their hand.
Wide Variety of Skill Sets Developed as well as world wide traveler
The United States Air Force is a great way of life
Master Sergeant (Former Employee) – Various; last duty location Shaw AFB, Sumter SC – April 28, 2016
I retired from a colorful and unique career in the USAF after 24 years. I worked hard to serve my country and I enjoyed the technically satisfying job of maintaining classified and unclassified mission critical secure communications circuits. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to do a wide breadth of opportunities most people will never have. I have traveled THE WORLD (Europe and Asia). The experience I have is more than anyone can have in any particular field in the civilian sector; as the diversity of environments and tasks I have had to perform can only be rivaled by another, who was also in the military.
"...we live in fame, or go down in flame, hey! Nothing will stop the U.S. Air Force!"
You are taken care of; steady work and pay
The steady work can be 12hrs per day and 6 days a week (if deployed), it can also be in challenging environments
Great organization with opportunity to grow and lead. Super leaderhip, great co-workers, great mission-impact the security of the nation. 1% of the nation serves and airman are given the opportunity to lead and have a great impact on success.
It was the best ten years of my life. I learned may different skills that i hope to bring to my next work environment. Military life is not for everyone, and i am proud to have been able to serve my country.
Section Supervisor (Former Employee) – Offutt AFB, NE – April 27, 2016
It was a great job, but a lot depended on command. If there was great command it was a great job and vice versa. I left the AF due to pregnancy. I was to deploy when my child was 6 months old while my husband was on a year deployment. Our children would have had to stay with grandparents for 6+ months.