Can you choose where you get stationed in the Air Force?
Whenever possible, we try to match an Air Force need with your assignment preferences. During Basic Military Training (BMT), enlisted Airmen will have a chance to list 16 location preferences—up to eight stateside and eight overseas—by base, state, region or country.
Is it hard to get stationed in Hawaii?
Its really not that hard at all to get stationed there, just needs to be available billets. I got Hawaii as my first Duty Station and I’m surface. There are more subs there however. Hawaii isn’t particularly difficult that I’m aware you however may not get it first.
Where do most Air Force get stationed?
Top 5 duty stations in the Air Force
- Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
- Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
- MacDill AFB, Florida.
- Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
- United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
What is the best air force base to be stationed at?
#1 – Scott Air Force Base, IL Clair County, Illinois, Scott Air Force Base tops the list of the best Air Force Bases in the U.S. overall. It’s a great base to live on whether you’re single, married, or have kids, as there’s a lot to do in your downtime.
What questions do military recruiters ask you?
Questions to Ask Your Recruiter
- Are the rumors true?
- What are the benefits?
- Should I enlist in the Reserves or go Active Duty?
- What are the disqualifiers?
- Does the military fit my ambitions?
- Will I have to go to war?
- Where can I do more research?
Can officers choose where they are stationed?
No. You can ask for a specific duty station, but when all is said and done, you go where they send you. No more than soldiers do. Anyone can make a request of duty station but it’s never a guarantee.
How long is MOS training?
Those with an Infantry Military Occupational Specialty ( MOS ) are trained at Infantry Training Battalion (ITB) over the course of 52 days, and those with a non-Infantry MOS are trained at Marine Combat Training Battalion (MCT) over the course of 29 days.
Can Marines choose where they will be stationed?
There are so many new and exciting changes for a Marine and their family when moving to their first duty station. You might not get a choice in where you go, but the Marine Corps will keep it interesting, that’ guaranteed. Remember it’s all that you make of your experience.
Do Marines get stationed on Navy ships?
Although Marines often are deployed on ships, they aren’t stationed on ships. Duty stations are Marine or Navy bases that are home to the Marines between deployments, usually for a year or more. A deployment typically is more short-term, with a specific assignment.
Can I pick my job in the Air Force?
It depends upon your qualifications and what jobs have current/projected openings. If the job you want is not available, your only choices are to choose a different job, or not enlist. The Air Force has divided all of their jobs into four aptitude areas (General, Electronic, Mechanical, and Administrative).
Which military branch is deployed the most?
Soldiers on active duty in the Army deploy more than any other branch, with the possible exception of the Navy (although most Navy deployments are on ships at sea). How often you deploy depends on whether the U.S. is involved in any ongoing conflicts. Deployment is also heavily determined by your Army job.
How long do you stay at your first duty station air force?
First-term (those in their first enlistment) enlisted members assigned to a continental (CONUS) U.S. location must have 12 months time-on-station before being eligible to move to an overseas location and must have 24 months time-on-station before being allowed to move to another continental U.S. location.
What are the worst army bases to be stationed at?
- Fort Polk /Fort Irwin. Known as the Joint Readiness Training Center and the National Training Center (respectively) both are locations that you will often find low on the list for servicemembers for various reasons.
- Twentynine Palms.
- Fort Lewis.
- Minot AFB.
- Remote Assignments.
- Hampton Roads.
- San Diego/Camp Pendleton.
What are the best jobs in Air Force?
Best U.S. Air Force jobs
- Public affairs officer.
- Flight engineer.
- Security forces.
- Operations intelligence.
- Air traffic control.
- Tactical aircraft maintenance.
- Aircraft loadmaster.
Is Scott AFB a good base?
It is no mystery why Scott AFB is ranked 2nd for the best base for airmen/airwomen and their families. This base is among a Venn diagram of three cities/towns about 20-ish minutes from St. Louis (Shiloh, Belleville, and O’Fallon) which overlap in different areas.