Joining the United States Air Force: A Handbook

Joining the United States Air Force: A Handbook

by Snow Wildsmith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786447589
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/18/2012
Series: Joining the Military , #1
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Snow Wildsmith is a former teen librarian now working as a book reviewer and writer. She specializes in comics for teens and children, reviewing for Booklist, Good Comics for Kids, No Flying No Tights, and more. Co-author of The Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics, Snow grew up in a military family and now lives in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Read This First 1

1 Thinking About Joining the Military 3

1 Things to Consider for Potential Enlistees 5

2 Things to Consider for Parents of Potential Enlistees 24

3 Things to Consider for Spouses of Potential Enlistees 30

4 Military Benefits 34

5 The Branches of the Military 42

2 General Information About the Air Force 47

6 The History of the Air Force 49

7 Career Opportunities in the Air Force 62

3 The Enlistment Process 77

8 What Is the Enlistment Process? 79

9 Eligibility Requirements 81

10 Talking to Military Recruiters 87

11 The Qualification Process 99

12 Visiting the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) 103

13 Taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery 113

14 Joining the Delayed Entry Program 127

15 Preparing for Basic Training 131

4 Air Force Basic Training 159

16 Overview 161

17 Basic Training Tips 165

18 Leaving for Basic Training 170

19 Zero Week 177

20 Life During Basic Training 184

21 Basic Training - Eight Weeks of Hard Work 196

22 Graduation and Beyond 206

Glossary of Military Terms 211

For More Information 215

Resources 221

Index 227

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