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Airforce job advice

Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by nagant123, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. nagant123


    Aug 9, 2010
    Thinking of joining airforce and goin for aerial gunner anyone on here who was or is one that has any good or bad things about the job?
  2. meeko


    Apr 15, 2006
    Good luck! Generally there are more applicants for gunners than slots. Normally they require (or did) an initial entry in one of the maintanace fields related to that aircraft. (Spector C 130 I'm not sure of)

    Good thing, once you get there you wont get paid for what you do but what you might have to do, Flight pay and various perks!

    Bad thing, frequent (I mean all the time) deployments and odd hours at home on training missions etc.

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011

  3. bluelineman

    bluelineman Infidel كافر

    Apr 17, 2005
    Remember the #1 rule, get everything in writing or it doesn't count. That would be a cool job. Good luck getting it!
  4. Mwildt


    Mar 23, 2003
    Lexington, KY
    I heard a rumor that they weren't accepting any new enlistments for 1A7, only reenlistments not too long ago. You know what they say about rumors however...
  5. nagant123


    Aug 9, 2010
    gonna try to get it through soft book program so i'll have a better chance
  6. USAFRock


    Feb 26, 2012
    well, the best part of being an aerial gunner would be to hop on a H-60, but more than likely you'll be stuck on a C-130 loading shells for a good part of it. Good luck
  7. jetech


    Feb 12, 2012
    You may want to look at jobs that may apply to civilian life. The AF is (or was when I was in) was designed (in my chosen field) to give give you some training but not enough to compete in the civilian job field. It required further training but it was a jump start.
    I don't know if the AF still operates that way but you may want to do some research before you choose a field.
    My AF job wasn't the most exciting but the jump start paid off.