Rachel Preble, an Air Force Reserve recruit in the Developmental and Training Flight Program, explains why she joined the Military and looks forward to her future role as an in-flight med tech. Thanks to the Developmental and Training Flight Program, Preble has the opportunity to watch other members of the Air Force Reserve as they participate in an aeromedical evacuation training exercise.
When Air Force Reserve recruits enlist, they may ship directly to Basic Military Training (BMT), or they can delay their entry for up to one year. If they choose to wait, recruits can participate in the Developmental and Training Flight Program, which is an extension of the Delayed Entry Program (DEP). Through this program, recruits like Preble begin physical training and learn about military customs, which helps them start BMT on the right foot.