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PRIOR SERVICE MEMBERS

Prior Service

If you have prior service in the Air Force or any other branch of service, the Air National Guard is a great way to continue your military career.  In many cases, service members complete their first term of enlistment and then separate as they pursue further education, civilian occupations, and family-life closer to home.  The ANG enables prior service members to continue their military service right in their local communities - fulfilling the desire to serve while also fulfilling family and career commitments. 

If you are still serving, a Recruiter will help you to determine the appropriate transfer process for your individual situation.  If you are currently on a civilian break, a Recruiter will also assist you in determining your re-enlistment eligibility.  Before meeting with a recruiter, you will want to locate your separation documents such as:

  • DD Form 214, NGB Form 22, and/or discharge order. 

Your Recruiter will need these documents to verify your re-enlistment code as well as your rank, total years of service, and specialty (AFSC/MOS/Rating).  If you aren’t able to locate these forms, we can assist you in obtaining them. 

Age Requirement

In order to reenlist, service members must be able to obtain 20 good years of service prior to age 60.  For example, if you served on active duty for four years, you would need to enlist prior to your 44th birthday to be eligible. 

Medical/Physical Requirement

If you are currently serving, your Recruiter will be able to advise you exactly what is needed in order to be medically cleared for transfer to the ANG.  Generally speaking, if you are currently World Wide Deployable, without restrictions or a medical or PT profile, the process to be medically qualified for transfer should be straightforward.  If you are currently on a profile or under the care of a physical for a medical diagnosis or condition, additional documentation may be required. 

If you have been out of a military component for more than six months, you will be required to return to MEPS for a full entry physical.  If you have been under the care of a physician for a medical condition since your separation, or if you were treated for anything during your previous term of service, MEPS will require all documentation prior to conducting a physical.  Your recruiter can advise you of the requirements and assist you in obtaining military medical records. 

Other Entry Requirements

Similar to when you first enlisted, reenlistment eligibility has requirements in the following areas:

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

Your Recruiter will ask you about all of these areas and advise you if there are any disqualifying factors. 

Contact us to get your re-enlistment process started today!