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*College Assistance Program applications will be accepted from June 1 - August 1, 2015*


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.
-- You can earn up to $20,000 towards college tuition while working part-time in your hometown when joining the Air National Guard.
-- $10,000 Signing Bonus! Right now Air National Guard is also offering a $10,000 signing bonus. 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. 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.

tabTOP ACHIEVERS & PME Graduates 
13 July 2015
USAF Formal Training Top Achievers
Airman Basic Francis Sierra
Fitness Excellence Award / Thunderbolt Level
USAF Basic Military Training

Staff Sgt. Algenise Dopson, 169th CFT
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Cyber Surety Apprentice Technical School
tabPrior 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.
tabState 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.
tabJob Openings 
Current as of:  28 July 2015

The 169th Medical Group is seeking a Public Health Officer. Application packages must be submitted no later than close of business September 1, 2015 to christopher.b.sewell.mil@mail.mil.

The 169th Fighter Wing is seeking a qualified candidate for a 1st Sergeant. Application closeout date is Sept. 20, 2015. Applicant must be Master Sgt. or promotable with a Community College of the Air Force degree. Selected individual must attend the First Sgt. Academy, have three years retainability, and hold a PT score of at least 80 for the past two years or a 90 on the most recent with no exemptions or failures in the past 12 months. ANG members who do not possess a CCAF degree must receive their degree within 18 months of graduating from the academy. Submit your Letter of Intent, RIP, Resume and PT scores to stephen.p.shepherd3.mil@mail.mil and rosemary.hawthorne.mil@mail.mil by the closeout date.

The 169th Fighter Wing is seeking a Human Resource Advisor, traditional guard position. Application closeout date is Sept. 20, 2015. For a complete listing of Duties and Responsibilities of the Wing HRA, please review ANGI 36-2110. Applicants must be Master Sgt. or immediately promotable. Submit your RIP, current passing PT scores, and any letter of recommendation (maximum 3) to stephen.p.shepherd3.mail@mil.mil and kevin.s.thomas5.mil@mail.mil by the closeout date.
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.)

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

All seats currently obligated

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

17 AUG 15 - 11 SEP 15
21 SEP 15 - 15 OCT 15

 Inside 169FW

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tabMovin' Up, Movin' In & Movin' On
June Promotions
Chief Master Sgt. 

James Rider, 245th ATCS
Senior Master Sgt.
Michael Cotton Sr., 169th MXS
Master Sgt.
Peter Palmer, 169th LRS
Tech. Sgt.
Ismael Fierro Jr., 169th SFS
Steven Pietras, 245th ATCS
Staff Sgt.
Reginald Brown, 169th MXS
Brad Steward II, 169th MXS
Senior Airman
Emily Bocinski, 169th LRS
Clifford Derienzo, 169th MXS
Devon Harvin, 169th MXS
Eric Helmenstine, 169th OSS
Brett Morton, 169th FW
Joshua Smith, 169th AMXS
Robert Toole, 169th AMXS
Kevin Williams Jr., 169th LRS
Nicholas Margaglio, 245th ATCS
Airman 1st Class
Matthew Robinson, 169th CFT

July Promotions
Scott Bridgers, 169th MXG
Senior Master Sgt.
Jason Horne, 169th LRS
Kenneth Smith, 169th MOF
Tech. Sgt.
Daniel Bailey Jr., 169th AMXS
James Caulder, 169th AMXS
Joseph LaMattina, 245th ATCS
Donathan Rose, 245th ATCS
Staff Sgt.
Paul Culbertson, 169th LRS
Neil White, 169th SFS
Senior Airman
Daicolt LopezAlfonso, 169th MDG
Lucas Stokes, 169th MDG

June Enlistments
Staff Sgt.
Kenardo Felix, 169th CES
Robert Pearson, 169th MXS
Senior Airman
Jonathan Lee, 169th AMXS
Brenton Tyner, 169th MOF
Josh Walters, 169th AMXS
Kirby Whitley, 169th MXS
Airman 1st Class
Cheyenne Bradley, 245th ATCS
Sarah Breeding, 169th MXS
Kenton Brown, 169th MXS
Zuriel Haire, 169th SFS
Kyle McMahon, 245th ATCS
Alfahn Plowden, 169th MXS
Quinton Robinson, 169th AMXS

July Retirements
Master Sgt. Harry Ferrel
32 years - 169th MXG

Master Sgt. Daniel Blue III
24 years - 169th MOF

Master Sgt. Gregory Webb
20 years - 169th MXS
tabHow to 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.
tabGetting 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.
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.

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