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Old 10-12-2014, 06:13 AM
 
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Hello wanted to know about some great air force recruiters in the San Antonio area?
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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What do you need to know? These USAF websites might help...

United States Air Force
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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Just enter you zip code and its off to the closet office !!!

https://www.airforce.com/contact-us/recruiter-locator/
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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Recruiters are recruiters. From what I hear RiFing is going on so they don't have a huge incentive to BS you. My advice as a Navy/Army vet, talk to some AF vets (shouldn't have to look further than the end of your street here in San Antonio) - find out what jobs you are truly interested in and which ones to stay away from.

If academics aren't your strong suite do some ASVAB prep - higher score = more job options.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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While the USAF is reducing its overall force, it is still recruiting approximately 25,000 new airmen every year and has met its recruiting goals every one of the past ten years...

That said, it's not as easy to get in the military these days as compared to 9/11. Reports earlier this year stated that 80% of applicants are currently being turned away. Most young Americans are ineligible to join the military either because of drug users, obese, medically unfit, failed to graduate high school or have criminal records. The Pentagon estimates that only 25% of are qualified. The usual standard of 90% of recruits having high school diplomas was far exceeded in 2013, with 99.6% having one. Waivers for minor legal issues are not as easily obtained as they once were. Fitness standards are being more rigorously enforced.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Use the locator posted by majormadmax or Need4Speed2012. I assume you have done some initial research and are ready to apply. I strongly recommend you visit the office assigned to your zip code. That office will have all the resources to get you started, and you will be in and out of that office, so why make a longer commute? There are recruiters that are better than others, but often the perception of what defines a good recruiter depends on your expectations. It is good to review the statistics quoted by majormadmax because the military has tightened entry standards, and even though the military is getting considerably smaller, there are always entry-level positions in all services, just not as many.

So, in a nutshell, all of the services are more selective today than a few years ago. Even if you are one of the 20-25% in the qualified-to-serve pool, certain jobs in all of the services can be highly competitive.

My advice: If you get an appointment with a recruiter, treat it as a job interview in every sense. You don't need a coat and tie, but a novelty T-shirt and cut-off jeans sends a message that the appointment is not important to you. Bringing a parent or someone you trust and respect (a veteran-even better), is absolutely a good choice, but understand that the recruiter will eventually ask you about law violations and drug use...it could be awkward to answer these questions in front of your uncle Joe or your saintly mother--a savvy recruiter will avoid asking those mandatory questions in front of your family. Do not lie to your recruiter or the doctor at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS).

I salute your interest in serving our United States of America, and wish you success in your quest!
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