13 Facts About Air Force Reserve

1. Air Force Reserve was created as a separate operating agency (SOA) and replaced a major command—Continental Air Command—which inactivated in August 1968.

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2. Air Force Reserve was created as a separate operating agency (SOA) and replaced a major command—Continental Air Command—which inactivated in August 1968.

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3. Air Force Reserve offers bonuses up to $20,000 to those who enlist in specific fields.

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4. Air Force Reserve offers excellent retirement benefits, inexpensive life insurance, and a reserve health care plan.

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5. Air Force Reserve offers low-cost medical insurance to Airmen and their dependent family members including, but not limited to, spouses and children.

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6. Air Force Reserve can give you the ability to earn extra income and benefits while maintaining a civilian job or pursuing your degree.

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7. Air Force Reserve offers student loan repayment in selected career fields.

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8. Air Force Reserve encourages on-the-job training and continuing education on all levels.

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9. Air Force Reserve constantly stresses education, and encourages Reservists to continue to learn throughout their careers by offering programs to help facilitate those ambitions.

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10. Air Force Reserve continues to expand its associate construct across the mission spectrum.

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11. Air Force Reserve had become indistinguishable from the active force in capability; there was no difference between an Air Force Reserve pilot and an active duty pilot, or a boom operator, or loadmaster.

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12. Air Force Reserve was created as a separate operating agency (SOA) and replaced a major command—Continental Air Command—which inactivated in August 1968.

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13. Air Force Reserve contains other specialized capabilities not found in regular active duty Air Force units.

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