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Are you thinking of joining the Air National Guard?


Take a look at the GOANG.COM website to get a feel for the Air National Guard and job descriptions of different career fields.

Call our recruiting office to setup an appointment.

If you haven't already take the ASVAB test (or AFOQT for officer candidates), you will schedule it with the recruiter.

You will also be setup with a full physical at the MEPS station in Albany. Certain career fields require things like full color vision.

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.

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.

Enlistment 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.

Some of the Benefits

  • 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

109th Enlisted Positions

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

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This week, 180 cadets are here for their annual Civil Air Patrol Leadership Encampment. Check out their page to see what they’ve been up to!
Yesterday, Lt. Col. Dave Panzera - a 33-year Air Force veteran - made his final Air Force flight. This wasn't just a "fini-flight" for Panzera; it was also an opportunity for 27 cadets participating in this week's Civil Air Patrol Leadership Encampment to get to ride on the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft. Since 2014, Panzera has overseen the annual CAP encampment at the base. He has been with the Wing since 1994, flying missions in both Antarctica and Greenland.
This past weekend 20 families got together at Jiminy Peak Resort to attend the 109th AW's Chaplain Corps Strong Bonds family retreat. Throughout the weekend, families were given tools to help strengthen their relationships while also being able to spend some quality time together. The chaplains hold various events throughout the year for families, couples and singles.
On Friday, we said goodbye to Master Sgt. Daniel Spiewak, a crew chief with the 109th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron who has been with the Wing since 2000. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and he will be sorely missed here at the Wing. Fly high, Sergeant Spiewak. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara)
What do you do to stay motivated with fitness and nutrition throughout the year? These three Airmen with the Wing say competing in bodybuilding competitions helps them reach their full potential.
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by welcoming home some of our Airmen!! Today, Capt. Anthony Amico, Tech. Sgt. Justin Beyer, Tech. Sgt. Brandon Deming, Staff Sgt. Jason Candido and Staff Sgt. Christopher Dumond all returned home after deploying to Southwest Asia. Welcome home Airmen!! (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara) The National Guard | Air National Guard | United States Air Force
Congratulations to newly promoted Tech. Sgt. Christopher Meyer of the 109th Fire Department! Army Maj. Joshua Meyer of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, flew a Black Hawk over to promote his brother during a ceremony today on the flightline here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German)
Last week about 500 Airmen took part in the wing’s operational safety review day. “Your 109th safety team is shaping our culture, not watching it change. That’s our motto, and that’s the motto that we want to impart on the wing.” - Lt Col Dean Johnson, 109th AW Chief of Safety.
Congratulations MSgt Henderson!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
Congratulations to newly promoted Chief Master Sgt. Siobhan Macaulay and her husband, newly promoted Senior Master Sgt. Tim Macaulay! Both 109th AW Airmen were promoted during a joint ceremony today.
We have media out in Greenland with us this week to get a first-hand look at how we train as well as how we support the National Science Foundation (NSF). One of those media outlets is The Weather Channel who just spoke with one of our LC-130 Skibird pilots, Maj. Christopher Husher, on the weather challenges they face when flying in extreme conditions. Check out the podcast - "Hacking the Mission in Greenland: Flying in Extremes" - in the link below! Air National Guard | United States Air Force | The National Guard
Tons of activities going on all day for our Airmen and families. We’re starting with Wingman Day and then bringing out our families for more fun with Family Day! Follow us on Instagram @109thaw and check out our story to see everything going on today.
Don't forget! Bring your families out to the base tomorrow afternoon for great food and lots of fun! Players from the Albany Empire football team will also be joining us for the kid's fun run at 1:30. See you there! *Note - Those coming to Family Day must have a military ID to get on base or be with someone who does. Parking will also be limited, so carpooling is encouraged.
A message from our Chief of Safety, Command Chief, and Wing Commander for this UTA.
Honoring and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Air Force wants to hear from you! As part of our Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI) visit coming up in October, a survey has been created to get input from our Airmen, families and our civilian workforce and contractors. This survey is a critical part of the inspection process so maximum participation by everyone is encouraged. This is a completely anonymous survey and inspectors are looking for honest and sincere answers. This is the ideal time to let the Air Force know what is working within our unit and what may need some work. Click on the link below to access the survey which only takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Master Sgt. William Hanrahan joined the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in 1996 to serve his community and his country. He is now the senior maintenance controller for the 109th Maintenance Operations Flight. Not only has he deployed numerous times with the unit to both Greenland and Antarctica, but he's also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Resolve immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks. "I love the camaraderie that the Guard provides. The 109th members are like my second family." Sergeant Hanrahan is just one of the many outstanding Airmen proudly serving within the Wing. #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth
It’s official! The new Air Force uniform will be the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP). Find out more information by clicking the link below.

Officer Position

Applying for an Officer position


- 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.

Officer Vacancies

109th AW Officer Job Postings
Position/Title  Closing
Mobility Navigator (C-130 E/H) March 11, 2019

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