Crew Chief (Former Employee) – Bourne, MA – October 2, 2017
i learned a lot and meet a lot of great people. with that said you will be asked to fallow the need the the air force no matter what they are. there are days i wish i could have stayed but i am glad i am out of there as well
If someone you know or you is thinking about taking this job, I recommend you reconsider. The hours are long, rain, snow, etc you are in the elements. This didn't bother me when I first started on the flight line. This was before budget cuts started to cut into our units standard issue gear. But putting in 12-14 hours a day with out a meal is your thing than by all means please apply for this job. Be a grunt and live the lifestyle.
job security, Free Physical training, free hearing loss, and bad knees and back by the time you are 25 years old, Va benefits to die for!
Assistant Crew Chief/Crew Chief (Former Employee) – Beale AFB, CA – September 22, 2017
After the shock and awe of basic trng subsided, I began to enjoy my decision to enlist in the USAF. Going from basic training to technical school and then on to AIT was both interesting and exciting. My first duty assignment at Beale AFB, Ca. was challenging, enjoyable yet lonesome at times. Looking back in hindsight at my short lived AF career, I wish that I had remained on full time active duty instead of electing to return to the civilian sector and complete my MSO in the AF Reserve and ANG...
Patriotic purpose, Instilled the importance of team work, Enjoyed my work on the flight line, Good benefits including vacation time, Good food and living quarters.
Some immature/unprofessional airman and supervisors; low pay.
CREW CHIEF (Former Employee) – Hickam AFB, HI & Fairchild AFB, WA – September 21, 2017
Serving your country is a honorable thing. Seeing the world is an adventure no one can take from you. When traveling as your job or station may require it, learn as much as you can. Talk, study and absorb your surroundings. You will have a better understanding of other cultures and a better appreciation of the freedoms you have as an American. The world is a big place but we are all on this rock together.
Flying Crew Chief (FCC) (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND – September 6, 2017
i would have to say this was one of the best life decisions i have ever made, i met a friend from just about every single state in the united states, got to travel all over the world and see places i would never have the chance at seeing
HEAVY CREW CHIEF (Current Employee) – world wide – August 24, 2017
Many pros and cons. Getting harder to stay in for 20 years. Good benefits, but long hours, deployments, away from family. Free education. Travel to other countries is the best part. Friends world wide.
Joining the air force is one of the most rewarding things I've done with me life. I have been able to travel doing what i love to do in many different countries around the globe. I would highly recommend everyone to give it a chance.
Its has good job security as the air force does but a low retention rate. You dont get paid overtime even though you work past time everyday and your still expected to meet air-force standards on-top of maintaing a fleet of dying aircraft
Crew Chief (Current Employee) – Anchorage, AK – July 12, 2017
While being in the military I learned many things. I learned how to teach and also how to be taught. I learned leadership skills, critical thinking, and a whole list of things I couldn't have learned anywhere else. I will always value my time in the United States Air Force.