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Air Transportation


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Career Description

You have to get the beans and the bullets to the troops, and Air Transportation specialists do just that. From food, water and medical supplies to HUMVEEs and helicopters, you'll be responsible for securely packing cargo so that it can be loaded and transported safely and quickly. And since the Air Force has bases around the world, you could easily find yourself doing your job overseas.

Career Tasks

  • Inspect aircraft cargo and mail to verify eligibility and proper documentation, packaging and marking
  • Determine quantity and type of cargo to be loaded according to allowable aircraft cabin load
  • Select and palletize loads and coordinate with air transportation clearance authority on diversion of cargo
  • Load and unload aircraft using materials handling and loading equipment
  • Review travel documentation for validity and accuracy and check in passengers and baggage

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Electronics and Aviation
  • Problem-solving
  • Logistics
  • Business, Operations and Administration


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Air Transportation technical training:

School locations: Lackland AFB [TX], Fort Lee [VA]

Length of course: 29 days

College degree earned: Transportation

College credits earned: 10