Movin' Up, In and On

June Promotions
Col.

Thomas Watts, 169th MDG
Master Sgt.
Michael Long, 245th ATCS
Jason Osborne, 169th AMXS
Tech. Sgt.
Rahkeem Jenkins, 169th MXS
Paul Kelso, 169th LRS
Sheree Smith, 169th MXS
Gentry Teigen, 169th AMXS
Staff Sgt.
William Harris, 169th AMXS
Joseph Szoke III, 169th OSS
Robert Toole, 169th AMXS 
Senior Airman
Tyler Morris, 169th MXS
Jamaal Mosely, JFHQ
Brantley Rehborn, 169th AMXS
Billy Rogers, 169th MXS
Steven Trimnal, 169th AMXS
Airman 1st Class
Tyrone Ellis, 169th CES

June Enlistments

Airman 1st Class
Brandon Welliver, 169th CES
Michael Cotton, 169th MXS
Airman
Nafiesha Cox, 169th FSS

July Retirements
Lt. Col. John Wilcox
169th OSS - 21 years
Chief Master Sgt. Dan Shelley
169th AMXS - 34 years
Senior Master Sgt. Kathie Iorga
169th LRS - 28 years
Master Sgt. Mark Jordan
169th MXS - 32 years
Master Sgt. Doug Narduzzi
169th MOF - 26 years
Master Sgt. Chris Branton
245th ATCS - 26 years

BASE TRAINING

College Assistance Program (CAP)
Additional CAP funds are available for members who qualify and are interested in attending school. Please go to www.169fw.ang.af.mil and select "College Assistance" in the "Important For You" tab to complete your application."
(Deadline to turn-in your application is August 1st, 2400 hrs.)

TESTING SCHEDULE
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
Drill Sundays, 12:30 p.m.
Report for testing no later than 15 minutes before the test. Members testing on CDCs required for upgrade training must bring their AFIADL 9 course card with the following items documented:

Date review training began
Date due completion
Date review training ended
Supervisor's signature
Trainee's signature

Members without the card and required information are not allowed to test. For more information, contact a unit training manager.

Airman Leadership School (Satellite-PME)
Receive full "in-residence" PME credit for this PME course. More courses will be held throughout the year, contact Base Training for more details to enroll.

Airman Leadership School (In-residence)
Class start dates -- five-week duration
56 seats for ANG members

MCGHEE TYSON ALS
All seats currently obligated

Noncommissioned Officers Academy
Class start dates -- six-week duration
75 seats for ANG members

MCGHEE TYSON NCOA

ANG Careers



Career Bonus List by AFSC
Select careers could potentially earn you:
$20,000 - Non-Prior Service or an Affiliation
$15,000 - Prior Service or Reenlistment

BENEFITS OF BELONGING
Full-Time Active Duty Military Careers
Excel to greater heights with a full time career in the Air National Guard. Visit the Career Opportunities page to find full-time, military challenging positions. Make your future happen and apply today!

State Career Opportunities
To learn more about jobs available within a specific state, visit the ANG State Units Listing to find Careers web sites listed for each state.

Part-Time Careers
Protect America 's skies and serve your country while working part-time for Air National Guard.
-- Earn up to $35,000 toward college while working part-time in your hometown when joining the Air National Guard. ($18,000 CAP + $17,000 GI Bill)
-- Current bonus is only for Non-Prior Service and is $20,000 for select career fields.

Did you know that in the Air National Guard you can serve your country while staying close to home, family and friends? While going to school, you only work a minimum of one weekend a month and two-weeks a year. You can earn college credit while obtaining military and career training, which will make you marketable after you graduate. The Air National Guard offers you over 180 different career choices including healthcare, communications, avionics, electronics, and more. Find real-time job openings in your hometown.
CONTACT A SOUTH CAROLINA AIR GUARD RECRUITER!


Prior service

There are plenty of great jobs for experienced military personnel. If you had a honorable discharge you may be eligible to join the South Carolina Air National Guard. 
  • Prior service in any branch is accepted
  • Part time job which requires attendance at Guard Drills one weekend per month and 15 days of annual training each year.
  • Must be able to complete 20 years combined service time by age 60. 
    Rank is determined by grade held on separation and current unit vacancies.
  • Do not need to attend basic military training again, but may have to attend an Air Force technical school if not qualified in a convertible skill. Cross training is an option, dependent on current unit vacancies.
  • Enlistment term options are one (1) year (if never been a member of the Air National Guard and qualified in Air Force Specialty Code), three (3) years or six (6) years.

Getting a commission

While serving as an enlisted person, you may be eligible to apply for an officer position. You must be a college graduate and pass the Air Force Officer Qualitative Test (AFOQT) and physical exam. You may also be required to attend a technical training school.

Become a member

The first step is to contact an Air National Guard recruiter to find out if you are eligible. Initial screening will be conducted based on qualification criteria. Your recruiter will schedule you to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test (if not taken in high school) and physical exam. Once "qualified" you will look at the possible list of career fields for you to choose from. You will see the section first hand, allowing for a sound decision on your career options. 

State Benefits

Group Insurance $5,000-$50,000 for member, spouse + dependants w/payroll deduction. Free $5,000 for new enlistees through basic + technical training. 
Medical Benefits State Active Duty: worker's comp 
State Tax Advantage Pay for required service exempt 
Miscellaneous Auto tags, no extra charge. State empl: 15 days mil leave-training. 30 days mil leave-emergency. 
Injury / Death Benefits State Active Duty: worker's comp 
Worker's Compensation Yes 
Reimbursement State Active Duty: approved expenses. 

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. Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required if 17.
  • CITIZENSHIP. Must be a United States citizen or naturalize 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. Must also qualify in a specific area of the ASVAB depending on occupational choice.
  • 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.
  • MORAL CHARACTER. Must meet standards which cover arrests, convictions and drug usage.
  • TERM OF ENLISTMENT. An enlistment contract is for a total of eight (8) years. As few as four ( 4) years can be served in a drill status, with the remainder served in an inactive status. NOTE: You must enlist for six (6) years to receive educational or incentive benefits.