Conditioning Specialist (Former Employee) – West Germany/Holloman AFB NM – September 20, 2018
I loved working in Germany for the 2 years I was there. I had a great boss, always there to help you out when needed. He was the kind of boss you'd go above and beyond for. Loved the travel and learning to make new friends. Good work environment and culture.
Gratifying 20 years. The work place culture differed from station to station. Typical day usually lasted 8 hours but there were times that I worked 12 or more hours a day. The hardest part of the job was leaving your family. The most enjoyable part of the job was traveling.
Air Transportation Craftsman, Operations NCO (Current Employee) – Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA – September 20, 2018
The culture has become highly competitive. The back office buddy system is highly prevalent and very difficult to overcome. The culture has somewhat changed with the times. We are still in the mindset of doing more and more with less which pushed a lot of people out the door because you can only do so much with nothing. I have learned a lot in my 13 1/2 years of service and have travelled all over. The education and health care benefits are second to none and the new retirement system is hard to beat. I enjoy that I get the opportunity to work with people from all over and have different mindsets.
Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman (Current Employee) – Barksdale AFB, LA – September 19, 2018
Overall positive experience, met some great people and saw some awesome places. At times it wasn't all that great, but the good outweighed the bad. I would gladly stay in if I could be relocated closer to home.
Public Affairs Specialist/Writer (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – September 19, 2018
A typical day at work began in the early mornings usually at 6 a.m. with Squadron PT sometimes a run. Then followed by getting into the office by 8 am to begin the day. There were usually phones to answer or briefing the commander on information regarding base activities or the newspaper editing. The newspaper was the central focus of the careerfield so we had to ensure there would be enough stories and content to fill the paper adequately and accurately for the weekly deadlines. The hardest part of the job was the story gathering and the most enjoyable part of the job was the paycheck.
Weather Flight Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Barksdale AFB, LA – September 19, 2018
The Air Force was a dream job that I highly recommend everyone straight out of high school join if they are capable or find a university with an ROTC program that gives you the leadership and mentorship to be able to handle daily taskings at a better rate than everyone else around you.