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Top reasons why the US Air Force is the best

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristine Legate)

Thinking about joining the military? If you’re doing your research, you’re probably exploring lots of options and evaluating which branch is the best. These days, there’s plenty of info to help you make your choice. And you probably have a dedicated recruiter, too. Well, if you’re still on the shelf about which branch to sign with, maybe this video will help convince you that the USAF is the best!

Don’t have time to watch the Youtube short? Here are the highlights!

Basic Training is easy

The Air Force has the shortest basic training of only seven and a half weeks! That means you graduate to a real-deal military member faster than the other branches.

In the Air Force, you don’t have to share a room in technical training. All Air Force service members get a single-room dormitory. No other military branch offers this awesome luxury.

On top of that, you’ll be spending less time in a dorm than in the other branches. The Air Force only requires you to live in the dorms for three years, or possibly even less.

U.S. Air Force basic military graduation is held May 14, 2020, for the 737th Training Support Squadron on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Speaking of Training

All technical training is regionally accredited to the Community College of the Air Force. The work you do in the military easily transfers over to your formal studies. 

The Community College of the Air Force is the largest in the U.S. It’s accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS also accredits widely respected schools such as LSU, Florida State, and Texas A&M.

As soon as you get supervisor approval after finishing technical training, your tuition assistance is available immediately. There’s no waiting around worrying about money before you get to study.

USAF photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Bruch.

So Many Career Options

The Air Force offers 150 careers that are easily transferrable to civilian jobs. Whenever you end up retiring from the military, this perk can make a big difference in your life. 

No Infantry Egos (But You’ll Have to Deal with Pilots)

The Air Force has no infantry, meaning there’s absolutely no ground combat on foot. Plus, there’s a lot more to the branch than just being a pilot. This includes flight engineers, air traffic controllers, tactical aircraft maintenance, Air Force physician, and more.

If these reasons can’t convince you, maybe this can.