The United States Air Force is a very professional organization that expects each and everyone of its troops and employees to display the utmost professionalism. The United States Air Force is also a big family. You have the opportunity to become very close to members within your squadron and within your squads. The Air Force lives by its motto is "Aim high, Fly, Fight, Win"
Former Aerospace Maintanance at United States Air Force
over 1 year ago
Its the military. Discipline, attention to detail and following instructions are paramount to your success. If you deviate, there will be harsh consequences. They are that way because working as a maintainer carries with it the responsibility for human life. The flight crew put their faith in you and your ability to inspect the aircraft they fly. You will, most likely, build strong relationships with the men and women you work beside and their friendships will expand your horizons and last a lifetime.
Former Intelligence Officer at United States Air Force
over 1 year ago
The U.S. Air Force is a challenging, demanding, and extremely rewarding organization. The experiences you can have and the people you can meet is unrivaled by anything in the civilian workforce. You can be a part of something that is greater than yourself, you get to be a part of the mightiest military force to have ever existed on Earth. The work is rewarding and fulfilling but there are some things to remember. Working in the military requires sacrifice, not just from you but from your family. It means being away from home for long periods of time, which usually means missing holidays and birthdays. Sometimes, people get stationed in locations where they did not want to live or do jobs that they were not interested in but in either case, I have heard of people finding the many positives that they never would have known had they not went to that place or did that job. Ultimately, what matters most is having a good attitude. If you are willing to accept a tough job or remote location, then you will become successful in the Air Force and gain the skills and experience that will separate you from peers your age outside of the military. It is not easy, but it is worth it.