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ENLISTED

TACTICAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE

KEEPING SPECIALIZED AIRCRAFT AIRBORNE

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The Air Force employs hundreds of tactical aircraft to complete our missions, including fighters, strike-fighters and attack planes. It’s the responsibility of Tactical Aircraft Maintenance specialists to ensure that every component of these high performance aircraft is maintained to the most exacting standards. These experts ensure that the aircraft in their care are ready to fly at a moment’s notice so that pilots can safely and effectively complete their mission.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • MINIMUM EDUCATION

    A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, High school diploma, a GED, or 15 college semester hours

    *High School Students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year.

  • ASVAB SCORE REQUIREMENTS

    70 Mechanical (M)

  • QUALIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of principles applying to aircraft systems
    • Normal color vision
    • Completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit
    • Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 42

SSgt Israel Davila Jr., F-22 Crew Chief

TRAINING & EDUCATION

TRAINING & EDUCATION

How do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.

  • BASIC MILITARY TRAINING

    7.5 weeks

  • AIRMEN'S WEEK

    1 week

  • TECHNICAL TRAINING

    length varies with aircraft

  • TECH SCHOOL LOCATION

    Sheppard AFB TX

  • STATUS UPON COMPLETION

    Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Aviation Maintenance Technology

TAKE A BREAK

Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.

YOUR FUTURE IS WAITING.

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