Category: General Info
The test we use to qualify you for jobs in the Air Force is the ASVAB
The test we use to pre-qualify you to schedule your test is the APT
The important part with any type of test (and every conversation with your recruiter) is INTEGRITY. Integrity is how honest and true you are, with others and with yourself. If you are taking an online test or answering your recruiter’s questions – be honest. If you attempt to cheat or lie, it will catch up to you and you will be permanently disqualified from the Air Force.
Our three core values are
Service Before Self
Excellence In All We Do
Overall is your AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score from 1-99
Air Force requires a minimum of 31 AFQT score with a high school diploma.
You need that minimum along with your qualifying line scores:
Mechanical – 47
Administration – 41
General – 44
Electrical – 70
AFQT is the average of the Administration and General scores. If you don’t meet line scores in at least 2 fields, you will not qualify for the Air Force, even if your AFQT is 31 or higher.
Priority will be given to those with higher ASVAB scores! This test is important! The higher your scores, the more opportunities you will have. If you score on the low end, you will not have any choice in what job you end up getting matched to in the Air Force.
If you need to do some studying for the ASVAB, here are some tips we’ve learned a long the way.
- You can’t just “kind of” study. You need to take this seriously and devote your life to this test. Preparation is key. If you fail the test, you have to wait 30 days before you are eligible to take it again. Use those 30 days to study. Spend a couple of hours each day. You read that right: hour.s.
- The absolute, hands down #1 method is working with a good tutor. Use google to search out someone in your area, read reviews and work with them.
- If you can’t afford a tutor, buy a study guide. There are many, find the one that looks best to you. Check out amazon, bookstores, libraries, etc — many come with online practice tests. Use those to find your weaknesses and focus on those areas.
- Find resources online. Youtube has some good videos.
We’ve seen some people go from passing to very high scores, but it demands a lot of work — if you really want this opportunity you will do whatever it takes! Good luck!
The Air Force has very strict weight guidelines for entrance requirements. If you have been told that you need to lose a few pounds to join, here are some tips to help you achieve that goal.
Keep in mind that you have to be UNDER your MAX WEIGHT. The Air Force allows NO ROOM for anything at or above your MAX. In fact, most recruiters will only work with you if you are at least 5-10 pounds below your max. If your MAX WEIGHT is 191 and you are 190, while you may technically meet the requirements that allows no room for error. In the Air Force we strive to EXCEED expectations, not just MEET them. So, when your recruiter talks to you about weight, that’s the one time that don’t want to #AimHigh.
Before we continue, know that these are basic tips, I am not a nutritionist nor a personal trainer and offer these as helpful tips and that what you do is ultimately up to you. These tips are in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, or associated in any way with the United States Air Force or the Department of Defense.
- Nutrition. Watch what you eat. You can use something like myfitnesspal to track calories and make sure you are burning more calories than you are consuming.
- Fitness. Change it up. Start running and start working out. Get the heart rate up with cardio and lift heavy weights. Consult a personal trainer or coach. Don’t do it alone.
- Track your weight. Get a scale and monitor your progress.
- Download the Air Force Delayed Entry Program app and use the fitness programs that are designed to help people prepare for BMT.
Your recruiter can not train you or coach you through this, you must do the work on your own. Trust that you can do it if you really want it. We’ve had people lose almost 100 pounds to join the Air Force and you can too. Good luck!