There are over 150 job listing you can apply for when you are a part of the United States Air Force. They vary from Engineering to Logistics to Combat to Medical. There are civilian type jobs like Air Force fire fighters, police, and mechanics as well as specialty military jobs like combat and weapons designing. Here is a list of just 3 of the amazing and rewarding AFS’s (Air Force Specialty, aka: job) that the USAF has to offer.
Men that are part of the Pararescue team are known as Pararescuemen or PJ’S, which stands for Pararescue Jumpers. Pararescuemen are highly elite operatives of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command and the Air Combat Command who go through a training process consisting of a line of courses including Combat Diving School, Army Airbourne School, and EMT Paramedic Training. PJ’s go into both peaceful and hostile environments to rescue fellow airmen, soldiers, and civilians who are wounded or need help by means of parachuting, scuba diving, snow mobiles, rock climbing, and any other ways you can think of. They use their special medical training to care for the injured and their combat skills to return them to safety. NASA also uses the Pararescue for the rescue of astronauts landing on Earth. The duties of a Pararescueman are so intense and overwhelming that 85-90% do not even pass training.
2. Operations Intelligence Specialist
There can never be a great mission without great minds and a great plan behind it. Operation Intelligence Specialists analyze and produce intelligence information of enemies, develop and make target materials to support combat missions, evaluate information and determine if it is accurate and provide intelligence briefings of said information to commanders and aircrew, and provide materials and information to commanders and planners for mission construction and execution. Job training is held at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas and lasts for 110 days. Upon completion of training, airmen earn 39 college credits and a degree in Communication Applications Technology.
3. Cryptologic Linguist
Without cryptologic Linguists in the United States Air Force, communications between non English speaking military and civilian units would not be efficient. Airmen with this job have many duties including operating and managing communications equipment like radio receivers, recording devices, and computer consoles and keeping the equipment in running order, transcribes, translates, analyzes, and reports all assigned communications, recognizes relevant and key components of translated information, and maintains and monitors all communications handbooks, logs, forms, records, and statistics. A cryptologic linguist must be proficient in the designated language and have knowledge of radio communications theory and operation acquisition, recording, and processing equipment. Most all airmen in this job field are assigned to overseas locations.
Pararescue (Males Only)
Air Force Pararescue (PJ) Training
Operations Intelligence Specialist
Information on Air Force Military Intelligence jobs
Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions, 1N3XX – CRYPTOLOGIC LINGUIST