EARN UP TO A $90K BONUS IN THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD.

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BE A HOMETOWN HERO IN THE TOWN YOU CALL HOME

In the Air National Guard, you not only serve your country, but also the community you call home when it needs the skills and resources that only the Guard can provide. With career and leadership opportunities, healthcare and education benefits, and the freedom to choose how you serve, you're able to become the best you in the Air National Guard.

Serve Your Way: Your Future

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Explore the different bases you can find in each state and the variety of benefits each state has to offer.

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    SERVE YOUR WAY

    REAL AIRMEN STORIES

    They live, work, and go to school in your community, but unless you see them in uniform, you may not realize they are Airmen in the Air National Guard. Take a moment to watch the individual stories below to see why and how these Airmen serve. You may just get inspired to do the same.

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    Make the move

    Speak with a recruiter to see which opportunities best fit your goals and ways to get there.

    Transferring from Air Force Active Duty?

    The Air Force offers two separate programs for Active Duty Airmen transitioning to the Air National Guard. Contact your in-service recruiter for more details on requirements and how to get started.

    • Palace Chase

      For active-duty Airmen who have served half of their enlistment, are interested in leaving, but do not have a separation date.

      Growth

      When you transfer into the Air National Guard through the Palace Chase program you can continue to grow valuable career skills and retirement benefits.

      Early Release

      Airmen approaching the halfway point of their first enlistment, or Officers about to hit their two-thirds mark can apply. If accepted, the term of enlistment with the Guard depends on the amount of time left on the initial active-duty contract.

    • Palace Front

      For active-duty Airmen who have chosen to leave the Air Force and are within six months of completing their enlistment contract.

      Part-Time / Full-Time

      You can serve in the state of your choice either full-time or part-time, one weekend per month and two weeks per year.

      Benefits

      When you transfer through the Palace Front program you can maintain your rank and current job or cross-train into another at the Guard base of your choice. You'll also continue enjoying the benefits of service without any break.

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