During your time at Basic Military Training you will meet with a counselor who will provide you with an assignment preference worksheet. The sheet will have eight slots for overseas assignments and eight for assignments within the continental U.S. You will then be able to list up to eight bases (or geographical areas) in your order of preference. The needs of the Air Force come first, and there is no guarantee of assignment. However, your choices are taken into consideration. Whenever possible, we try to match an Air Force need with your assignment preferences.
We have over 64 bases in the continental U.S. and over 20 locations in other countries. You can look at the maps of the major installations in the U.S. and other countries at the following link: Map of Bases
Haircuts for males will take place during initial processing at Basic Military Training. Males will have their heads completely shaved. Females are not required to get their haircut; however, it must be worn up so that it does not touch the collar.
Approximately eight-and-a-half weeks at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. Please logon to AIRFORCE.COM, the website has extensive information on Basic Military Training.
Air Force Technical Training schools vary in length depending on the particular career. Under normal circumstances, they are from four to 52 weeks in length.
JROTC can help you earn entry-level rank. The criteria are as follows:
One year completed JROTC = no stripes (E-1/Airman Basic)
Two years with JROTC Commander letter = One Stripe (E-2/Airman)
Three or more years completed JROTC and commander's recommendation or certificate = Two Stripes (E-3/Airman 1st Class)
Note: E-3 is the maximum rank that can be earned for initial enlistment.
Although there are exceptions, it is not recommended that your spouse join you permanently while in technical training. This would be at your own expense, and there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to stay with them. The squadron commander at your technical training school is the authority on this matter. After you arrive, you will be provided information on local policies.
No, regardless of the branch of JROTC you are in, they all will be looked at evenly for purposes of earning rank.
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