MATERIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (LOGISTICS) (Former Employee) – USAF BASES – November 15, 2013
This is not what you may think. It is like any other job out there for the most part. You work your set work hours. You do your job. Then you have a life. You meet incredible people, make incredible friends you normal wouldn't. You have travel options you should take advantage of, see the world. You will not regret this choice once you get past the initial training which I personally also enjoyed. Yes there are some risks but there are risks just walking down the street. If this is something you are concidering go for it, especially if college is not an option right now. Could be one of the best things you ever did! It was for me. Once in, then also take advantage of the educational/college advancements/benefits also.
travel, pay/benefits, education, friends...
hard to leave home into the unknown, wartime risks
Master Sergeant (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 28, 2016
The military is not a dumping ground for misfits, slugs, or the child parents could not raise correctly. If you want to become a tradesman or professional, then you will be trained. If you CAN be a warrior, you will be trained.
Material Management (Former Employee) – Travis AFB, CA – July 28, 2016
Working in the Air Force is great. You get to meet new people with different backgrounds and you also get to travel the world. My favorite thing about the Air Force is physical training also known as PT.
As an Intelligence Specialist for the US Army I found the time to be almost as good as being on Active Duty...in some ways better. During this period the 513th MI Bde turned our office over to the Army Operations Group (AOG) which was good but would have preferred remaining with the 513th.
Medical Technician (Current Employee) – Andrews AFB, MD – July 28, 2016
Serving my country in the United States Air Force will always be one of the proudest most rewarding experiences. I have worked many jobs from entry level to management. The best part of working was helping my fellow Airmen and military brethren and their families
Cryptologic Language Analyst (Current Employee) – Global – July 27, 2016
If your home life is important to you, don't join the military. There is a 17% retention rate at my current duty station and the Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant came to tell us (in summary), "It is the way that it is because the Air Force is getting the overall results that it wants. Don't expect your work or home life to get better."
Food Service and some Administrative (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 27, 2016
work, work, work learned that we were there to make a difference and serve our country with no regrets hardest part of job was getting deployed and leaving my son as i was a single parent most enjoyable was seeing the rest of the world, new cultures, meeting people, and different menus
Cyber Transport Technician (Former Employee) – Offutt AFB, NE – July 27, 2016
Military life is not for everyone and I am not going to just kid anyone by saying that everyone should do it. I have learn many valuable skills and gain a lot of life experience in my travels with the military. In my career field it was dull and exciting at times. Some of most exciting time was when I was turn loose on a problem and was told to solve it and given just a deadline. Along with a reminder that whatever method I used should be one that is within regulations.
-A typical work day for my job field was never predictable, I constantly had to think on my feet to manage situations within the workplace -I learned to be responsible and very careful -Coworkers were easy to work with
Structures Engineer (Current Employee) – Egg Harbor Township, NJ – July 26, 2016
Ive learned a lot in the Air Force, people are great to work with, I enjoy my job and everyone works together. the hardest part about the job is getting orders to get deployed for 4-6 months. It'll be hard on having a family. Most enjoyable part is that you can see the world, not many people can say they been around the world in a couple years.
Excellent place to work and learn a great trade while serving your country.
Supervisor/Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Travis AFB, CA – July 26, 2016
A typical work day would be to arrive early for work and figure out what all needed done for the day. Make sure all machines were in operational condition. Account for all tool and equipment make sure nothing was left on a plane. One great thing I learned from this job is to learn from those around you. Everyone has a different way of doing things. Always listen to the more experienced people you work with the learn what they have learned over the years. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing you are part of something bigger then yourself helping people all over the world. Also you get to decided how far you go and advance in your career.
It was recommended that I check into the military as a great way to build experience on a resume. When I checked into the recruitment office, my timing was perfect. The military was looking for registered dietitians to enter the Air Force fully qualified to supplement their small internship. It was great experience.
Aircraft Armament Weapon Systems Specialist (Current Employee) – Shaw AFB – July 25, 2016
Lots of hands on but it is hard to be rated with your peers and maintain a normal life style at the same time. Most of the people you work with are the same as you, so you grow close and form close friendships.
no telling what hours you are going to work week to week