Fuels Distributor (Former Employee), McGuire AFB, NJ and Ramstein, Germany – October 7, 2014
Pros: salary, benefits(health, dental), being able to leave for lunch at random times
Cons: phyisically demanding at times, cold weather
We would start the day off at 0730 by reading a safety brief which is prepared daily. We then relieve the nightshift workers. Around 0800 we inspect and maintain the serviceability of a 28-vehicle fleet. We work outside so inclement weather makes along with heavy lifting of the fuel hoses can be the hardest part of the job. I enjoyed being able to share – more... the work load or even being rewarded by taking on extra duties. – less
Production Superintendent (Former Employee), Alaska – October 7, 2014
Pros: travel, benefits
Cons: time away from family and long hours
My time in the military was very rewarding. The pay and benefits were adequate and the people I met and worked with were awesome! I have made some lifelong friends throughout my career and thoroughly enjoyed all of it!
Flexible schedule and training for different jobs was thorough.
Materiel Manager (Former Employee), Tinker AFB, OK – October 7, 2014
Pros: good hours and great benefits.
Cons: shift changes depending on amount of staff available or what needed to be done.
A typical day at work was 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. I learned a lot about the different processes in my warehouse ranging from inventory to part processing. My supervisors were always making sure we were updated on training and always were able to aswer questions or help solve any issues or concerns any airman had. Co-workers varied just like they do in any – more... work environment. Mostly all of the indivduals had spectacular work ethic and completed tasks in a timely fashion. The hardest part of my job was the ability to jump back and forth from task to task, even while in the middle of one. I am good at multi-tasking different projects and learned time management for all that i did. The most enjoyable part of my job was the ability to learn a lot of different avenues in the Supply Chain throughout the military.It gave me a wide skill set. – less
Master Sergeant, Engineering Technician (Former Employee), Several locations in continental US and overseas – October 7, 2014
Pros: benefits... far too many to list. (google the air force benefit fact sheet)
Cons: if you are not flexible, you better learn. "flexibilty is key to air power."
There is one definite truth I have to share. Life in the US Air Force is NEVER boring. My career spanned over 22 years and took me from being a mechanic on one of the most advanced aircraft of the time to being a construction project manager who left personal monuments on several bases and throughout Iraq. These monuments included everything from new – more... facilities and airfields at home to hospitals and border security facilities abroad. I was a great adventure and I am sad to say that it has ended. Upon leaving, I take with me a long list of life-long friendships, an expansive professional and technical knowledge base, two associates degrees, and a bachelors degree. Not bad for starting as an 18 year old with a nowhere job and a high school degree. – less
Security Forces Officer (Former Employee), Panama City, FL – October 7, 2014
Pros: co workers
Day to day operations were never the same which kept the job interesting. One day I would be investigating a car crash the next I would be chasing a bear off base. My coworkers are what made the job even better.They and myself were always eager to help one another. Over all it was a great learning experience and I don't regret doing it. Now I'm seeking – more... a job to help pay what my post 911 wont cover for college. – less
Full Motion Video Screener (Current Employee), Langley AFB, VA – October 7, 2014
Pros: security clearance
Working for the USAF as a whole was a life changing experience. I learned skills that I never would have considered in the civilian world. I enjoyed the overall job, but interaction with others outside of your line of work was difficult due to a demanding schedule.