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NON-PRIOR SERVICE

Non-Prior Service

If you have never served in the military before, you are considered “Non-Prior Service” and you’ve come to the right place to start investigating the different branches of the military. 

The Air National Guard (ANG) is a reserve component of the United States Air Force with a unique State mission you won’t find in any other Air Force component.  This dual mission enables members to serve their country, state, and local communities while also leading successful civilian careers all while staying close to family and friends.  In addition, ANG service qualifies members for many tangible benefits to include technical training, tuition assistance, low cost health insurance, and extra income - just to name a few. 

The entry process is the same as any other military component – beginning first with the academic qualification (ASAVB), medical qualification (MEPS Physical), and job selection, followed by Basic Military Training (BMT) and Basic Technical Training (Job Training).  Once trained, ANG Airmen return home to fulfill their service obligation serving one weekend a month (“drill” weekend) and two weeks a year for annual training.

Qualification

The qualification standards for entry into the United States Armed Forces are strict and not everyone will qualify.  The Air National Guard is no exception.  Applicants must pass screening requirements in the following categories:

  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Education
  • Dependents
  • Finances
  • Drug use
  • Criminal history
  • Height/weight
  • Tattoos
  • Medical
  • Additional items deemed necessary by accession regulations

Recruiters are trained in the laws and military regulations governing entry requirements and will be able to advise you if there are any factors that would disqualify you for enlistment, and if waivers may be available.  For specifics, talk with a Recruiter today. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Clink the following links to learn more about non-prior service enlistments, qualification requirements, and training.

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude and Battery)

Military Physical

Basic Military Training

Student Flight

Tattoos

Medical Document Form – 2807 to review the types of questions asked