Posted on Sep 24, 2020
SSgt Richard Umphrey
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I served in the USAF, got out in 2011, now I’m missing it and want to go back. Any advice after a 9 year break??
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MSgt Neil Greenfield
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You might also try the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard. There’s a lot of opportunity in both components to get on an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) tour.
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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That does work, I went into the IMA (individual Mobilization Augumentee) program, (Reserve slot in an active duty unit) I did do some active duty with them beyond annual tours and a couple of those as 1st Sergeant in the active duty unit.
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MSgt Nondestructive Inspection (NDI)
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This 100%!
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SSG All Source Intelligence Analyst
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You need to speak to a recruiter. Air Force is very strict in taking back prior service. You will probably have a better shot with the Army
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SSgt Richard Umphrey
SSgt Richard Umphrey
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It hadn’t even occurred to me to even try for another branch!
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SSG All Source Intelligence Analyst
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Air Force has a prior service quota they fill 2 times per year. SSgt Richard Umphrey
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SSgt Richard Umphrey
SSgt Richard Umphrey
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Would you happen to know when those times are?
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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Yes, its possible, i had an 8 year break in service and did go back into Air Force blue. You will have to take the physical, entrance exams, everything all over again. I did come back in as a SSgt which is what I left as but due to the length of time lost the time in grade. I did keep My same AFSC and skill level (7 level) In the next 14 years went from SSgt to SMSgt, turned down CMSgt and retired at 22 years total service. (8 years active duty and 14 as IMA) Also retired from civilian occupation as a Full time Police Officer.
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