Airman Magazine: Building the Future Force

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How is the Air Force building the foundation for the FORCE OF THE FUTURE?

  Laying the foundation for the Air Force’s future begins with the most fundamental aspects of military service: recruitment and training. For the force of the future to succeed, it’s essential to evolve the way we recruit and train Airmen.   In this issue of Airman Magazine, we went to Air Force recruiting service and basic military training to see how these organizations are modernizing the recruiting and training pipelines. We asked how the Air Force is setting up future Airmen for success.


 

  Laying the foundation for the Air Force’s future begins with the most fundamental aspects of military service: recruitment and training. For the force of the future to succeed, it’s essential to evolve the way we recruit and train Airmen.

  In this issue of Airman Magazine, we went to Air Force recruiting service and basic military training to see how these organizations are modernizing the recruiting and training pipelines. We asked how the Air Force is setting up future Airmen for success.
 
 

 
 
 
 

Forging a Foundation: Basic Military Training

  The Air Force is laying the foundation for the force of 2030. That foundation begins with improving how Airmen develop and learn, starting with basic military training and continuing throughout their careers. Leading that effort is the first command: Air Education and Training Command.

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Recruiting a Path Forward

  Staff Sgt. Tori Glover, 319th Recruiting Squadron enlisted accessions active duty recruiter, talks on her experience as a recruiter and the challenges recruiters currently face.

  ​Brig. Gen. Christopher R. Amrhein, Air Force Recruiting Service commander, describes steps the Air Force is taking to face those challenges.

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Forging a Foundation: Basic Military Training

  The Air Force is laying the foundation for the force of 2030. That foundation begins with improving how Airmen develop and learn, starting with basic military training and continuing throughout their careers. Leading that effort is the first command: Air Education and Training Command.

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At Altitude: Brig. Gen. Christopher Amrhein

  Brig. Gen. Christopher Amrhein took over command of Air Force Recruiting Service in June of 2023 in the middle of the service's first recruiting shortfall in decades. Now he speaks to Airman magazine about changes needed to meet future recruiting goals.

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Air Force Recruiting Resources


 
 
 
 

We Are All Recruiters (WEAR)

  WEAR Overview: The We Are All Recruiters program may grant individuals permissive TDY status if they participate in an event that directly enhances the recruiting mission. All Airmen, regardless of their Air Force Specialty, are recruiters.

  WEAR Events: A WEAR event is an event where the interaction of Air Force personnel educates and increases public awareness of the Air Force and could potentially provide numerous leads for recruiters. Approval for WEAR is limited to those events where Airmen are directly speaking to potential applicants or influencers about Air Force opportunities. Applicants are defined as individuals within the 17- to 39-year-old range; and influencers are defined as parents, community leaders, teachers, counselors, coaches, etc.

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Air Force Active Duty

With over 200 active duty career fields, there’s a place for you in the most-advanced air force in the world.

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Air Force Reserve

Take part in an array of missions in the air and on the ground while still pursuing a civilian life.

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Air National Guard

Whether full time or part time, you can serve in the state you call home and in the role of your choice.

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