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
Very challenging, will break you out of your comfort zone and make you a leader of Airmen. Learn as much as you can about your desired career field before you see a recruiter and be well informed before you make a commitment. It can be an enjoyable career if you know what you are getting into and still want to do it.
I spent my day working aircraft. As a housing manager I spent my days working the housing files of airmen under my supervision. I was responsible for ensuring their housing units were up to code and that all their information was current and accurate in the system. The hardest part of my job was leaving before dark every day. The most enjoyable part of the job were the people I worked with.
Serve my country, great pay, great people
Deployments, long hours, and missing time with my family
Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman (Former Employee) – Langley AFB, VA – January 22, 2016
20 years, 5 months, and 4 days ago I joined the Unites States Air Force. I travelled. I learned to drink. I fell in love. I got married. I got divorced. I got married again. There were inspections, rejection, injections, and infections. There were deployments, enjoyments, enlistments, retirements, and testing, testing, AND TESTING. And it all went by in the blink of an eye.
Air Liaison Officer (Current Employee) – Fort Bragg, NC – January 22, 2016
Daily working environment is geared towards self-starters who can take baseline training and apply it to daily operations. Learned how to manage people, projects and programs, lead teams and complete the mission. My coworkers were the best teammates that I could have ever asked for, both in garrison and deployed. The hardest part of the job was dealing with weak and ineffective leaders. The most enjoyable part of the job was serving on a small team in a remote location.
Training and Advancement, Free Medical Care and No-Cost Gym and Recreatioal Facilities
Superintendent Load Planning Operations (Former Employee) – Elmendorf AFB, AK – January 22, 2016
20 years with the Air Force in the logistics career field. There is no typical day. You could be loading and unloading large cargo aircraft, load planning the next group of aircraft, handling hazardous cargo, US mail etc..; all while working with the best co-workers and supervisors from any location in the United States or overseas.
See the world while learning many different Skills
Contracting Officer (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – January 21, 2016
The U.S. military allows the chance for people to broaden their horizons both with learning skills and cultural experience. Move outside of your box and grow as a person. Meet many different types of people and be a part of a team doing their job to keep the country safe.
Lodging, Logistics, Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) – Nellis Air Force Base, NV – January 21, 2016
Maintain Lodging warehouse supply levels, order all supplies as needed and insure hazmat procedures are followed. Supervised 8 personnel, wrote annual reports, an assisted subordinates is working areas, as well an personal matters.
Information Systems File Monitor/Manager (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – January 21, 2016
The military was great for me when it came to dealing with many different situations and being alone at times so fare away from home. This all made me a better person and man. The travel, the people, the jobs or duties and assignments with great locations. All of this was great.
Aerospace Medical Technician (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – January 20, 2016
A typical day at work would start by getting the patients medical records and getting them in order according to the schedule. I would work quickly and get detailed history on the patient and details about their chief complaint with vital signs. On occasion I would get orthostatic vital signs on patients and did some IV therapy.
I also have experience in well child visits and immunizations as well as proficiency in phlebotomy.
I have always had the ability to get along easily with others and have never had any major problems with co workers.
I learned the importance of professional and positive attitude and appearance that has extended into the civilian sector.
The most enjoyable part of the job is to be able to work with and help a variety of people.
Production Engineer (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – January 20, 2016
As a production engineer I oversee the process of jet engine overhaul, maintenance and testing. I work directly with mechanics who express there difficulties in completing their job and design solutions that enable them to complete their job better. I interpret technical orders and suggests revisions if needed. Working along side other engineers I monitor trending data of engines that are tested after maintenance has been performed and analyze the performance. I work to understand the issues and problems that hinder performance and inhibit our team from producing quality jet engines.
Without much direction or drive and no motivation joining the military was the best thing for me. I started off at the bottom and worked my way up, changing job three times, and going all over the work. I would suggest the Air Force to anyone who is lost in life.
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has a wide range of diversity from age to gender. The USAF offers skills to everyone that enters the military and does not descriminate on any level. Everyone that I have worked with have all come from different backgrounds and from all over the country, with some outside the country. Everyone comes together to complete the stated objectives.
Security Police Specialist (Former Employee) – United States and Foreign Countries – January 20, 2016
Enforce laws of each base that I was assigned to. Performed duties as desk sergeant and patrol officer. Guard base posts when assigned in the Republic of Vietnam. Prepare reports for work and update any regulations that were required. Most of the work at that time completed on a type writer. Worked with personnel in a strong team effort. Enjoy being stationed in various parts of the United States and Foreign Countries.
Job to look forward to each day. Proud to be a US Service member.