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Great environment to learn self discipline
As a paralegal, I was fortunate to be surrounded by JAG officers who taught me more about discipline and professionalism than I could have hoped for. I would recommend becoming a military paralegal to anybody with an interest in the law.
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Great Experience!
Great experience for whatever field you are looking to get into. Benefits are great and the facilities are nice. My only suggestion is to make sure you do your research on whatever job you choose to make sure it is what you want.
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Proud to serve
I served honorably for 20 years. I loved serving in the Air Force, but I am ready to settle down somewhere into civilian life. My service was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone who is still in their youth with unsure aspirations. The benefits are great; however, I understand it is not for everyone.
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Law Office Superintendent
As the Law office manager, I have a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the law office. My responsibilities may include: Overseeing benefits, handling budgets, recruiting and managing staff. Maintaining the library and office records. Coordinating office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies. Supervising administrative staff and dividing responsibilities to ensure performance. Keep stock of office supplies and place orders when necessary.
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Fantastic Place for Service
I was able to hone my skills in everything from personnel management to organizational management. Teamwork and mentorship were key skills as well as the core values of integrity, service, and excellence.
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I was a young man when I joined the U.S. Air Force...Structure and discipline worked well for me...
Enjoyed my time in the Air Force...Training was excellent, given responsibility immediately...received my Masters degree in the AF...was trained as an Electrician and Paralegal...Traveled and met a lot of good people..and some not so good...
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Great Career Starter
The Air Force is great for starting out and many people make a career out of it. It is hard for some people with families because of the distance that comes along with being in the military such as deployments and overseas tours.
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Interesting.
I liked what the Air Force represented bot exactly the practices that were taking places. Not enough GOOD people in leadership positions. Definitely experienced some racism. However, medical and dental benefits were amazing.
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Bad leadership (Depends)
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Would Do It Over Again
I loved being in the military and would do it over again. It's great for growing and understanding the needs of others and yourself. Also great for school and benefits.
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US Air Force
I loved it. I hated it. It was a full commitment and something that I couldn't quit. It forced me to grow up and apply discipline and integrity to my life. It taught me core values and respect. Best decision I ever made (other than being a mom.) It saved my life.
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Great pay and benefits, retirement, great places to live and have adventure
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long hours, sometimes deployments, being away from family too much
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Productive and Rewarding
The Air Force was rewarding in itself just to be able to serve our great country. The Air Force did not really have a typical day. You would work your normal job, but the Air Force's requirement could change and your job was to make sure the new requirements were fulfilled. However, as a paralegal, a typical day would be to serve the active duty members and their families to ensure the legal aspects of their life were taken care. We would do anything from powers of attorneys and wills to claims for their household goods. Additionally, the legal office was the point of contact for the commanders to ensure that their airmen were maintaining good order and discipline. Management during my 20+ years was always supportive and role models for the most part. The hardest part of being a paralegal was all the laws. The most enjoyable part of the job was being part of a team which we considered family.
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Working as a Paralegal
Being a paralegal in the Air Force is stressful, but you get free training to become a paralegal outside of the military. You get a lot of benefits such as, education, paid vacation, and healthcare coverage.
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healthcare
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low pay for what you do
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Air Force
Working for the Air Force was a great experience. They provided all the training and tools needed to be successful on the job while also preparing airmen for life outside the military
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Tools for success
I just ended a four year term with the USAF as a military paralegal in Minot AFB. I worked 50+ hours every week for over three years and did not regret a single hour spent there. I had one MSgt that made life a nightmare, but outside of that everyone was there for a purpose and we embraced the suck together. If anyone ever tells you they "gave you all the tools of success you need", stay away from them. Those people look out for only themselves and are of no benefit to you. Find a good group of people and stay close to them. Good supervision is in short supply, so ride it out until you can be the supervisor you always wanted for others.
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Excellent benefits
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Poor structure and leadership
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Air Force SNCO
The United States Air Force offers great benefits however you do sacrifice personal and family time to progress. A lot of individuals are coming in for just one tour (4-6 years) and then moving on to other career opportunities.
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Stressful environment with good benefits
Leadership/management is sub par. Good benefits. Lot of mandatory trainings and briefings. I would recommend it to someone who can handle stress well and does not mind being away from family. You have to be flexible in order to be in the military.
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Life in the Air Force
The Air Force can be very relaxed due to the fact that everything is provided for you. However I will say that my experience in the air force has been somewhat stressful and though I had to adapt to that I appreciate it because provided me with a lot of ambition. The Air Force motivates you to be the best or even just to reach the next rank and provide many opportunities for people who are sure what direction they want to go in.
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Everhing is provided:healthcare, food, shelter, money, education
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Signing your life over to the U.S. military is no for everybody
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Not my Direction
Air Force is not heading in a direction that I want to be a part of anymore. I see where upper leadership is going with the promotion system and people who do more outside of unit work is appreciated more than those who do there jobs
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Upper Management
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It was okay.
A typical day at work was reviewing my reports and then checking for grammatical errors so that I can turn it into my supervisor. I would then check on our current cases and follow up when needed. I learned you need to be motivated to stand out and that this isn't a walk in the park job. The culture was more of a business than a family, which I was slightly disappointed by. Hardest part of the job was when you had to take over other's people work. Best part of the job by far was finishing a case that had been open for a long time.
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1 Hr lunches, meeting new people everyday
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Working late, office drama
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Great Workplace
The U.S. Air Force is a great organization that offers a lot of benefits to its members. My average work day was 07:30 to 5:00. I learned leadership skills, management skills, and multiple ways of working together as a team.
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Political
Everything is very political. It's not about how well you do your job, it's about who you know and who you suck up to. They tell you that it's a "brotherhood/sisterhood" and that "we have each other's back" but at the end of the day, everyone is looking out for no one but themselves and they will have no problem throwing you under the bus or leaving you behind if it will make them look good or get ahead. "All for One...and that's about it."
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