The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight, and win...airpower anytime, anywhere.
Ready for a world of change?
With the world’s most advanced aircraft, cutting-edge technology and new missions every day, the Air Force can help take you places. It’s just up to you to take the first step.
In the Air Force, every Airman is paid equally based on their rank and years of service.
But your base salary is only part of the over-all package you receive.
The moment you put on this uniform you’re also eligible to receive additional compensation based on your job and where you are stationed as well as low-cost insurance, food and housing allowances, 30 days vacation with pay yearly, tuition assistance, and a generous retirement package.
- The Air Force provides our Airmen and their families with world-class insurance plans.
- They receive excellent rates, low cost, comprehensive medical and dental care at military or civilian facilities, full pay and allowances for sick days and low-cost life insurance.
FOOD AND HOUSING
- The Air Force takes care of the basic needs of every Airman.
- Living expenses, including utilities and maintenance, are covered for those who choose to live in on-base housing.
- A monthly tax-free housing allowance based on rank, family status and geographic location is provided for off-base residents to help pay for living expenses.
- The Air Force provides a generous retirement plan.
- Airmen are eligible to retire after 20 years of service and begin receiving benefits the day they retire.
- The Air Force retirement plan requires no payroll deductions.
- Those who’d like to save a little extra each month can take part in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)*, which allows participants to place a portion of their monthly pay into an account similar to a 401(k) investment plan.
- Most Air Force bases have golf courses, arts and crafts facilities, bowling alleys, tennis courts, swimming pools and even equipment rentals, which can be either used for free or at better rates than similar facilities or options off base.
VACATION AND TRAVEL
- All Airmen receive 30 days of vacation with pay, during which they are free to travel and take time to explore local and foreign destinations.
- Airmen can take advantage of available space on Air Force aircraft to travel to many international destinations as well as almost any state in the U.S.
- For destinations near another military facility, they can enjoy hotel-quality lodging on base for a reduced cost.
- The Air Force offers an array of educational opportunities so you can achieve your true potential.
- On day one you’ll be enrolled in Community College of the Air Force earning college credit starting with Basic Military Training.
- The Air Force also offers scholarships to outstanding Airmen who wish to attend or complete their college education.
- Or you can receive up to 100% tuition assistance through the Air Force Tuition Assistance program, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, or the Montgomery GI Bill.