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From the North Pole to the South Pole and anywhere in between, the men and women of the 109th Airlift Wing serve their country, state and communities.

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tabAre you thinking of joining the Air National Guard? 
FIRST STEPS

  1. Take a look at the GOANG.COM website to get a feel for the Air National Guard and job descriptions of different career fields.
     
  2. Call our recruiting office to setup an appointment.
     
  3. If you haven't already take the ASVAB test (or AFOQT for officer candidates), you will schedule it with the recruiter.
     
  4. You will also be setup with a full physical at the MEPS station in Albany. Certain career fields require things like full color vision.
     
  5. With the results of these tests, your recruiter will then be able to identify positions that you are qualified for and at that time will show you what positions we have open at the unit that align with your qualifications.
     
  6. Be patient through the process.  It often takes a couple months to complete all the requirements.  Taking your ASVAB before making an appointment with the recruiter can help speed up the process.
tabEnlistment Qualifications 
You must meet certain enlistment criteria to qualify for membership in the Air National Guard. These criteria ensure that those who join have the right mental, physical, and moral aptitudes to perform the tasks required for military service. General requirements include:

AGE. Must be between the age of 17 and 39 (must swear in prior to 40th birthday). Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required if 17.

CITIZENSHIP. Must be a United States citizen or naturalized citizen.

EDUCATION. High school seniors or those with a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED) are eligible.

MENTAL APTITUDE. Must achieve a minimum score of 31 on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test for general entry. Must also receive minimum scores in certain areas of the ASVAB depending on occupational choice.  Your recruiter can tell you what your score qualifies you for.

PHYSICAL CONDITION. Must be able to pass an initial military entrance physical exam, be in good health and meet minimum height and weight standards. Certain illnesses, past injuries or diseases may disqualify an individual for enlistment, or disqualify for certain positions.

MORAL CHARACTER. Must meet standards which cover arrests, convictions and drug usage.

TERM OF ENLISTMENT. An enlistment contract is for a total of 6 years.
tabSome of the benefits of joining the Air National Guard 
  • Reliable part-time income:  See drill pay in the military pay table,  Note:  A single two-day drill = 4 drill periods
  • Enlistment bonuses for critical career fields
  • All members are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill - Selective Reserve, an education grant program
  • N.Y. State Tuition Assistance Program for all undergraduate degrees, which pays state level tuition, up to $4350 per year, for state or participating private schools
  • College accredited technical training for your job 
  • Enrollment in the Community College of the Air Force, a free 2-year college degree program
  • Ability to obtain college credits for passing examinations, such as CLEP and DANTES, free of charge
  • Low cost life insurance, through the Service Members Group Life Insurance plan, up to $400,000 
  • Low cost health insurance through TRICARE Reserve Select
  • Free retirement benefits, payable after 20 years of service and reaching age 60.
  • Free travel on space-available military aircraft  throughout the United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands
  • Discount shopping privileges in military department stores & supermarkets 
tabEnlisted Positions at the 109th 
At the 109th we have many different career options.  Take a look at our units page to see the different sections of the base.  Listed below are some of the career fields that are frequently available.  If you have an interest in a specfic career field, contact our recruiting office directly to ask about the most up to date information on job openings.  Also note that the GOANG.COM site does not always list all jobs that are currently available.

Commonly Available:
Security Forces
Aircraft Maintenance
Logisitcs and Transportation
Administrative Assistant
Medic
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IMPORTANT NOTES:

- Please view the current application procedures and standard qualification reqirements before applying for any advertised position on this site.

- Also note the mandatory criteria of each Military Vacancy Announcement (MVA) as these requirements may vary.

- Address questions regarding MVAs or application packages to Tech. Sgt. Daniel Roth, (daniel.roth@ang.af.mil)

- The following are traditional positions currently available at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia N.Y. and Joint Force Headquarters in Latham N.Y.
tabCurrent Officer Vacancies
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