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Air Force Recruiters Meet Recruits in Washington, D.C.

Recruiters are available to answer questions and help prepare recruits for Basic Training and life in the Air Force.

Air Force Recruiters Meet Recruits in Washington, D.C.
Air Force

Recruiters are available to answer questions and help prepare recruits for Basic Training and life in the Air Force. They can also advise a recruit on a career that aligns with his or her specific abilities and career aspirations. Job selection is not done by recruiters but by an Air Force job counselor.

Talking to a recruiter does not mean an individual is obligated to join the Air Force or any other Service. The recruiter’s role is to find those who would be a good fit for their Service and give them as much information as possible. Parents are also encouraged to speak to recruiters so they know what to expect after a child enlists.

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