Minimum Education Requirement:
High school diploma or GED with 15 college credits
Every jet fighter in the Air Force has the names of two people on it — the pilot's and the crew chief in charge of making sure the plane is ready to fly at a moment's notice. As a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance specialist, you'll be responsible for ensuring everything from tip to tail is maintained to the most exacting standards. If a repair is need, you'll either do it yourself or engage a specialist and work with them. At the end of the day, the integrity of the plane and the safety of the pilot rest squarely on your shoulders.
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 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance technical training:
School location: Sheppard AFB [TX]
Length of course: varies
College degree earned: Aviation Maintenance Technology
College credits earned: varies