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As a member of the Indiana Air National Guard you'll learn valuable technical skill to fuel your personal and professional growth while serving in a unit close to home. Plus, you could enjoy the following benefits:
- Up to 100% paid tuition to a college, university, or trade school
- Cutting edge career training
- Affordable life insurance
- Low cost health and dental insurance
- Base Exchange shopping privileges
- Military retirement plan
- Eligibility for VA home loans
- Earn college credits through the Community College of the Air Force
The Air National Guard is a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force, similar to the Air Force Reserves. We work part-time, one weekend a month and a few weeks a year, at a minimum, and have what is unique to the military in a dual role. While Reserve components have a federal mission under the direction of the President, the Air Guard has another role of supporting the states in times of need under the direction of the Governor. As a result, the Air Guard gets additional benefits offered by the state and affords its members both federal and state benefits.
Your pay is determined by your rank and time in service. Air Guard members are paid for four active duty days for working two actual days each month. Click here to view the 2021 military pay tables.
Yes, Air Guard members can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill, which pays a monthly stipend of up to $395 per month toward college tuition and expenses. If you qualify, you can also receive the GI Bill Kicker, which could provide you with an additional $350 per month. Some states even offer up to 100% tuition assistance! Be sure you ask your recruiter for more information on tuition assistance for college.
Click here to get more information about specific careers in the Air National Guard. The Careers page will provide you with in-depth job descriptions. Your recruiter will be able to to inform you of what jobs are available in your area and the qualifications for them.
You must be between the ages of 17 and 39, be a legal resident, and have a high school diploma or equivalency unless you are still in school, then you must be a high school senior. You must pass the entrance exam, medical screening, and a background check. The age limitation varies if you have prior military experience, are a medical professional, or chaplain. Please speak with your local recruiter and they can provide you more information.
In order to become an officer in the Air National Guard, you must hold a bachelor's degree, be between the age of 17 and 39 (exceptions apply for medical professionals and chaplains and those with prior military experience) and pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT). If selected, you will also be required to complete the Academy of Military Science (AMS) Officer training program.
In most circumstances, you will apply, enlist, and serve at the Air Guard location closest to your home. However, you may choose a location farther away from you as long as you live within that location's reasonable commuting distance restriction. Check with the recruiter at the location you desire to join to make sure you are eligible.
Let us bring the Air National Guard to your next event...virtually!
To request the 122nd Fighter Wing's VIPER experience be brought to your organization's special event:
EMAIL: 122.FW.Recruiting.Org@us.af.mil at least 30 days prior to the event.
The Air National Guard, as a government institution, refrains from endorsing specific organizations or events that it does not officially sponsor. Instead, it is up to the individual Guard members to decide whether they volunteer their time. Additionally, there are a number of state and federal restrictions on how we can support organizations and events.