As a high school graduate, you can qualify for enlisted programs in the Air Force that will give you the opportunity for a great career. You can get immediate hands-on experience in a job where you can really make a difference.
A Variety of Jobs Available "Do you fly?" That's a common question that most members of the Connecticut Air National Guard have been asked at one point in their careers. The average member of the community thinks about flying when they see one of our unit members in uniform, and rightly so, it is at the center of our mission. But only a select few of us actually fly the aircraft. Most of us have other jobs that are key to supporting that flying mission. We invite you to read about the many professions available within the Connecticut Air National Guard.
Professional Trades and Engineers Civil Engineering - Mission: Standing ready to provide the best combat engineering support whenever and wherever required. The Civil Engineering Career Field encompasses construction of a wide variety of vertical and horizontal planes: Mechanical and electrical field runs the gamut from installation, operation, maintenance and repair of high and low power electrical, power generation, heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems. Structural and pavement experts focus on construction and maintenance of structural facilities and pavement areas, perform erosion control, operate heavy equipment, masonry, structural and metal fabricating and are general construction and maintenance specialists. Utilities systems functions include the operation, maintenance, repair, and construction of plumbing, water, and wastewater systems and their components, as well as liquid fuel system maintenance. Top
"First Responders" and Counter-Terrorism Fire protection is our base fire fighters. This key function includes preventing, controlling, and extinguishing all types of fires occurring on the aircraft, ground, and performing related rescue, first aid, and property preservation. They also operate all types of crash fire rescue and support vehicles, tools and equipment. Emergency Management, including training our personnel to accomplish our mission under enemy attack and provide assistance to civil authorities during natural disasters. These professionals are trained in detecting, measuring, and decontaminating nuclear, biological, and chemical contaminants, as well as providing and using proper protective equipment. Security Forces - Mission: Provide World Class Security Forces personnel who are mission ready and superbly trained and equipped to move anywhere, anytime to meet the expanding force protection challenges in support of global mission requirements and homeland defense, while setting and exceeding the standards of excellence. Law Enforcement: Our Security Forces troops are our policemen. They conduct various aspects of law enforcement, including defense of our personnel, equipment and resources, and enforcement of traffic standards for Bradley Air National Guard Base. They are our first responders to all emergencies. Weapons Training and Maintenance: Our people are experts in the weapons including the M-4, M-16, M-9 and a variety of other weaponary. They train our personnel on how to safely handle and fire weapons. Additionally, they maintain all weapons components by inspection, replacement of unserviceable parts, and performance of precision testing methods. Intelligence: The Intelligence Section is tasked with analyzing and maintaining knowledge of enemy orders of battle (Air, Missile and Ground) and threat systems, including their capabilities and future weapons development. Studying historical data, Intelligence predicts enemy probable courses of action based on current real-time data. Intelligence personnel research enemy threat capabilities and the current world political situation, while monitoring the world threat levels and present this data to commanders and their staffs in the form of briefings. Additionally Intelligence personnel prepare and present mission briefings to tactical aircrews prior to flying a mission. Command Post -Mission: Receive, Process and Disseminate Information to all Command levels and Unit Members. Alert, Direct, Report. Top
Human Resources and "Corporate" Training Personnel/Human Resources- Mission: Provide the best in Personnel and training Services to the military and civilian population serviced by this military personnel flight and to rapidly. The Human Relations Field is a diverse field encompassing many activities. Customer Service impacts everyone in the Connecticut Air National Guard. Your experience starts with our recruiters, a highly trained team who help you select the career that is right for you. Our customer service experts take over from there and ensure you are correctly identified in our automated systems and have the required identification card. During your time here in the Guard, this section will service your promotion and retirement needs, along with a host of other services typical of an HR function. Education and training activities We take your education and training very seriously and offer a host of programs to facilitate the education experience. These experts will arrange your required training courses, as well as counsel you on the additional education programs which will be available to you. Military Equal Opportunity functions include counseling, educational, and administrative functions to support social actions program. Top
Purchasing and Contracting Contracting - Mission: The Contracting Career Field encompasses the purchasing of equipment, supplies, services, and construction through negotiation or formal advertising methods or both. This field involves soliciting bids; preparing, processing, awarding, and administering contractual documents; maintaining records of obligations, bid deposits, and miscellaneous purchasing transactions; and providing for contract repair services. Contracting tasks also include recognizing, coding, interpreting, and using automated products; providing input and making analysis of output generated by the base contracting automation system; and inspecting and evaluating contracting activities. Top
Aviation Related Careers The 103rd Operations Group is primary aviation part of the 103rd Airlift Wing. Within the Operations Group is the 118th Airlift Squadron where the pilots and primary support personnel carry out the task of keeping the pilots trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moments notice. The 103rd Operations Support Flight is the other component of the Operations Group and includes Aircrew Life Support, Intelligence, Flight Management, Airfield Management and Administrative personnel. Keeping aircrew alive to fly and fight by maintaining life sustaining equipment such as pilot equipment, survival equipment, global positioning systems programming and maintenance, survival techniques, ensures aircrew water and land survival and safe operation.
The flight management office serves two distinct functions. Personnel have the opportunity to work in the flight records section or on the base operations duty desk. In the flight records section, we are responsible for tracking a pilots flying hours and flying currencies. We schedule pilots for ground and air training so they are prepared to deploy and complete their airlift mission. On the base operations duty desk, personnel act as a liaison for the pilots and many outside agencies such as maintenance and the control tower. While working the operations desk, personnel talk to pilots while they are flying and help provide key information to help the pilots fly their missions. Flight management personnel work hand-in-hand with pilots to ensure mission accomplishment at home and while deployed. Top
Medical and Dental Careers Medical - Mission: The 103rd Medical Group ensures the medical readiness of all Bio-environmental Engineering Technician: Performs and manages bio-environmental engineering activities in the fields of industrial hygiene, occupational health, radiological health, and environmental protection to ensure healthful working conditions are maintained and that the environment is not adversely affected by Air Force operations. Supervises and performs bio-environmental engineering medical readiness activities. Dental Specialists staff dental offices within the Air National Guard medical service. The perform charting and dental x-rays in addition to assisting the dentist with dental examinations. When on active duty, dental assistants perform routine dental cleaning and hygienist functions Aeromedical Service Specialists are the backbone of the Air National Guard Medical Service. They perform all of the para-professional clinical functions with the medical unit. This includes performing electrocardiograms, pulmonary function, vision and hearing exams to name a few. Aeromedical Service Specialists are also trained to the EMT-B level to provide pre-hospital care to injured personnel. Health Services Management Specialists perform a variety of functions within the 103 MDG. The first person a patient will see when visiting the 103 MDG, Health Services Management Specialists are in charge of medical records, information management, orderly room functions and command staff support. During wartime, theyl staff the medical command function and provide command and control support, aeromedical evacuation coordination and communications coordination within the deployed medical unit. Optometry Specialists work in the optometry section assisting the health care provider (Optometrist) with routine and specialized optical care programs. Optometry specialists perform vision and depth perception testing, vision case history, tonometry and other specialized vision testing. Optometry specialists also work with aircrew members while conducting the contact lense program and the night vision goggle program. Medical Laboratory Specialists work in the clinical laboratory section and perform phlebotomy (blood drawing) and testing for routine and specialized clinical examinations. Laboratory specialists also administer the clinical aspect of the drug testing program. Public Health Specialists operate as the health department of the Air National Guard medical service. They are responsible for ensuring that food facilities and working environments are free from hazards and are safe for personnel. Public Health personnel also provide training to Air National Guard members on communicable disease and its avoidance. Medical Logistics Specialists operate as the medical supply technicians within the Air National Guard medical service. They are responsible for ensuring that adequate medical supply and equipment levels are maintained in support of the medical mission. They are often one of the most sought after jobs for the support of medical service as their specialty enables all the others to perform their mission. You can't fly without supply. Medical Equipment Specialists are responsible for ensuring that all durable medical equipment with the Air National Guard medical group is functional and calibrated. They perform routine maintainance, dissassemble and reassemble various pieces of equipment to include x ray units and EKG units. Top
Travel Agent, Shipping and Receiving Traffic Management Office: The military constantly moves passengers and cargo. Personnel often travel to meetings, training sessions, and new assignments. Supplies and equipment to support troops must be shipped regularly. Transportation specialists plan and assist in air, sea, and land transportation for people and cargo. Some assist passenger travel as gate agents and flight attendants. Transportation Specialists: Transportation Specialists in the military perform some or all of the following duties: Arrange for passenger travel via plane, bus, train, or boat, arrange for shipment and delivery of household goods, determine which vehicles to use based on freight or passenger-movement requirements, determine transportation and shipping routes, prepare transportation requests and shipping documents, and inspect cargo for proper packing, loading, and marking, planning transportation for personnel and cargo, proper cargo handling, shipping, and storing methods, and the analysis of transportation documents. Top
Accounting, Payroll, Budgeting Financial Management - Mission: Committed to provide accurate, accountable and timely financial support to members the Connecticut Air National Guard under any conditions worldwide. Financial Services: Processes transactions and provides customer support related to military pay, travel pay, civilian pay and vendor pay. Maintains liaison with DFAS (Defense Finance Accounting Service) to ensure data is posted accurately. Reconciles members' and organizational accounts. Financial Analysis: Focal point for financial management issues concerning budgeting, propriety of funds, financial planning and execution of the state's federal ANG budget. Ensures resources are allocated in a proper and equitable manner. Plans and Programs: Responsible for audits, systems, and the preparedness of financial management personnel to deploy worldwide. Provides leadership the assurance FM is ready, reliable and relevant. Top
Chaplain's Office The Chaplains office is here to support the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, which allows for the free exercise of religion. As a group our office is here to meet and support the religious needs of the Air Force and National Guard community. The Chaplains are here to provide religious ministries of worship, religious education, pastoral care, and visitation. In addition to the Chaplains, there are two Chaplain Assistants who work to support not only the Chaplains, but the Air Guard community. Top
Occupational Safety The Safety career field is divided into two separate areas in Connecticut: Flying and Ground. Top Food Service: Provide Food Service excellence in support of the Air Force readiness and peace time mission. The 103 Services Flight provides the base populous with meals. Fitness & Recreation: Fitness is a program to ensure that the 103 Fighter wing is "fit to fight". The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Program has been recognized as being essential for creating and maintaining the morale of military personnel. Lodging: Air Force Lodging provides lodging excellence in support of the Air Force readiness and peacetime mission. The Air Force Lodging vision is lodging professionals and building customer oriented programs.
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