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***The Recruiting Assistance Program is back! All South Carolina Air National Guard members are eligible to participate. The Recruiting Office is in need of qualified applicants that will be an asset to our organization. We are asking that everyone poll their neighborhoods, churches, work places etc to see if there is anyone that would be a good fit for our unit.
Most career fields are available, some also come with bonuses. The bonus for a Non-Prior Service is $20,000.00 and for a Prior Service it is $15,000.00 for a six year enlistment. Bonus career fields change quarterly so be sure to check availability with someone in the Recruiting Office.
For details, please CONTACT A SOUTH CAROLINA AIR GUARD RECRUITER!!

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.

CONTACT A SOUTH CAROLINA AIR GUARD RECRUITER!
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.
tabQualifications 
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.
tabJob Openings 
Current as of:  20 March 2013

The 169th Civil Engineer Squadron
 has an opening for a First Sergeant. Master Sgt. and Tech. Sgt. (eligible for promotion) are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until 1600, May 4th. Candidates should submit a resume, Rip, letter of intent and current PT score of at least an 80 on the last two tests or 90 on the most recent test with no exemptions or failures in the last 12 months, to Command Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Shepherd 803-556-7537.

The 169th Security Forces Squadron has an opening for a First Sergeant. Master Sgt. and Tech. Sgt. (eligible for promotion) are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until 1600, May 4th. Candidates should submit a resume, Rip, letter of intent and current PT score of at least an 80 on the last two tests or 90 on the most recent test with no exemptions or failures in the last 12 months, to Command Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Shepherd 803-556-7537.

The 169th Medical Group is seeking a Unit Training Manager. Current training manager experience preferred. This is an E-5 traditional Air National Guard position. Contact 169fw.rso.recruiters@ang.af.mil for more information.
tabBASE TRAINING 
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
Class start dates -- five-week duration
56 seats for ANG members

MCGHEE TYSON ALS
21 APR 14 - 22 MAY 14
14 JUL 14 - 14 AUG 14
8 SEP 14 - 9 OCT 14

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

MCGHEE TYSON NCOA
15 APR 14 - 22 MAY 14
8 JUL 14 - 14 AUG 14
2 SEP 14 - 9 OCT 14


 Inside 169FW

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tabMovin' Up, Movin' In & Movin' On
Current as of: 27 March 2014

March Promotions
Major
Ralph Cole Jr., 169th FSS
Grady Patterson IV, 169th MXS

Senior Airman
Laura Fleenor, 169th FW

Welcome Active Associates
Lt. Col. Erik Hoffman, Det. 157/CC

March Enlistments
Tech. Sgt.
Chris Bernard, 245th ATCS

Staff Sgt.
Pauline Dawkins, 169th MXS
Christopher Jansen, 169th SFS
Tyler Prince, 169th MXS
Paul Richard, 169th MXS

Senior Airman
Joseph Burnham, 169th MXS
Shayne Van Horn, 169th LRS

Airman 1st Class
Quincy Barett, 169th MXS
Cadillah Green, 169th SFS
Robert Hall, 169th OSF
Anthony Huston, 169th AMXS
William Lewis, 169th LRS
James Meyer, 169th MXS
Jhalen Miller, 169th MDG
James Jordan Nevins, 169th SFS
Michael Stone, 169th MXS
Zachary Swicegood, 169th SFS
Seth Waggoner, 169th MXS

Airman Basic
Tyler Barnett, 169th AMXS
Cody Vance, 169th AMXS

April Retirements 
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Davis
38 years, 169th FW

Master Sgt. Brian Schart
20 years, 169th AMXS

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Carney
20 years, 169th CFT
tabTOP ACHIEVERS
27 March 2014

Distinguished Graduate
Airman 1st Class Taisma Williams, 169th CFT
Cyber Transport Apprentice Course
 
 
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.

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