Very professional with a great miss of GS workers and Contractors
Dental Assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – July 27, 2017
The US Air Force is a standard abiding cooperation. Any job is very professional and enforces regulations. As for Dental facility goes it was very interactive with the mix of Contracting personnel and Civilians. Nice clinic, facilities was on top of their game.
Communication External Analyst (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – July 27, 2017
Can easily get lost in my career field. Typical days work includes signals characterization, meetings and briefings. The culture is very dynamic, however understanding material can be very difficult at times.
Not Labor intensive
No windows, multiple breaks for smokers but not for nonsmokers
Linguist/Operations Analyst (Former Employee) – Monterey, CA – July 26, 2017
The time I spent going to school was great and I learned a lot. Then I worked in an office where strict procedures had to be followed. For the most part, higher ranking individuals respected the office crew and the important role we played to the squadron. Some higher ranking members were extremely rude and not appreciative. The hours were long, but the schedule was manageable. Overall the culture in the office was team oriented and supportive.
Shift Supervisor/Program Manager (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – July 26, 2017
I absolutely LOVED, being in the Air Force. So much so that when I got out of active duty, I joined the reserves and I love that just as much! I miss the benefits of Active Duty, but I love the mentality and passion for the job that I have experienced more as a reservist. I think everyone should join the military at some point. Especially the Air Force!
Enlisting in the Air Force was the best decision I have ever made. It afforded me the opportunity to develop so many skill sets at a young age. I will always be eternally grateful for all of my experiences, both good and bad.
Superintendent (Former Employee) – Hill AFB, UT – July 26, 2017
I have served over 21 years in the United States Air Force and tackled additional workloads during 2 decades of personnel downsizing. The work environment is dynamic and always changing with numerous avenues to continually challenge yourself such as retraining into a new career field, temporarily assuming additional duties or deploying to support combat operations. the rewards are endless if you are able to sustain the operations tempo and willing to fully devote yourself to military service.
When I think on all the experiences and abilities I gathered from my time in the military it has, as my review indicates, been a mixed situation. For all the positives, there had been negative attributes but never so much as to overwhelm you. I felt that getting out would be the scariest hardest thing to do and in some ways this was true, but in this struggle I saw inspiration to go forth and prosper. So don't let it stop you from defending this great country but obviously keep an open mind.
Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fort Riley, KS – July 26, 2017
The benefits are great, I deployed 6 times 3 times to war zones. Experienced tent living and the adventures of deployments. As you gain rank you endure a lot more additional duties. The military is not for everyone, but with anything, it's up to the individual. I did get to see the world and experience Europe, Asia, Middle East and many different States.
Weapons instructor/ maintainer (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 26, 2017
Once you walked in the door work started immediately. Preparing the teams to arm up for duty or training and getting weapons set aside that need to be fixed or have them inspected. Then it is maintenance and paper work during the rest of the day until the teams come and turn in their weapons at the end of the duty day.
E-7 - Senior Manager/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Keesler AFB, MS – July 25, 2017
I've worked in the Air Force full-time active duty for more than 20 years. The most difficult time I experienced during my enlistment was time spent away from family. Deployment is a part of military life so by default, time spent a part is challenging. The Air Force has allowed me to travel to many countries and build relationships with other members of our military which has evolved into life friends. The Air Force challenged me in all aspects of professional and personal growth and I'm very appreciative of everything I learned.
Endless opportunities to grow educationally, professionally, and personally on an exponential global scale! Best branch for families!
None really, everything interpreted as a con is a learning experience