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Current as of 27 May 2008

3C1X1 Radio Communication Systems
You will operate radio and satellite communications equipment that supports the President, the USAF, and other critical airborne and ground agencies of the Department of Defense. You will learn the procedures necessary to select the correct frequencies, equipment, and antennas necessary to maintain reliable point-to-point and air-to-ground radio/satellite communications. In addition to learning equipment operation, you will also learn to send and receive messages using standard military voice and data communications procedures. Messages processed in USAF radio/satellite stations range from routing administrative messages to ones that directly control and direct the full range of our ground and airborne fighting forces. Minor maintenance on equipment (circuit card replacement, visual inspection, etc.) will also be taught on specific equipment. You will also learn how to type a minimum of 15 words per minute. Typing skills are necessary to accurately copy messages, keep records of messages sent and received, and to operate computerized equipment using a computer keyboard. Assignments for 3C131s are worldwide.

X4N0X1 Flight Medic
You will perform technical nursing duties involving the care and treatment of patients. In an inpatient care setting, you will perform nursing care duties such as feeding, bathing, and moving patients. You will assemble, operate, and maintain medical equipment such as oxygen delivery equipment, intravenous controllers, fetal monitors, suction machines, and electrocardiograph recorders. You will measure and record vital signs. You will administer medications under the supervision of a physician or a nurse. You will draw blood samples. You will perform the routine collection of urine, fecal materials, and other bodily secretions for laboratory examination. You will prepare patients for surgery and perform post-operative monitoring. You will assist in the delivery and care of newborns. In a clinic setting, you will prepare patients for examination and assist physicians with treatments and procedures. You will prepare and order linens and supplies. In an emergency room setting, you will drive an ambulance and perform lifesaving care measures for the sick and injured. You will receive training that will entitle you to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's examination.

You will perform medical service specialist functions; administer routine immunizations and allergy testing. You will prepare smears, obtain cultures, and prepare allergy treatment extracts. You will arrange schedules for mass immunizations and updating immunization records.

1A1X1 Flight Engineer
YOU WILL BE ON FLYING STATUS ¬AS AN AIRCREW MEMBER ¬AND¬ BE REQUIRED TO FLY WITH THE AIRCRAFT YOU COULD BE SUBJECT TO FREQUENT TDYs.

In this job, you will perform pre-flight, through-flight, and post-flight inspections of aircraft away from home. You'll be computing and applying aircraft weight, balance, and performance data. You'll also be compiling data on takeoffs, climbs, cruises, etc. It will be your responsibility to update the flight engineer's log.

You will operate and monitor engine and aircraft systems controls and indicators. You'll assist the pilot or perform engine starts, and monitor run up, flight operations, and engine shutdown. You will also monitor warning indicators and lights for fire, overheat, depressurization, and system failure, reporting any abnormal conditions to the pilot and recommending corrective action.

Knowledge of electrical, communication, navigation, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems is mandatory in this career field. You will learn all of that in your technical school and on-the-job training. You'll also learn flight theory, minor in-flight maintenance, emergency aircraft procedures, and using and interpreting diagrams, schematics, and performance charts.

2A7X4 Survival Equipment
In this job, you will plan and schedule parachute and fabric activities and establish performance standards. You will also look at ways to improve work methods and advise on inspection, repair, and repacking of aircrew survival equipment. Your job will be to determine the serviceability of this equipment and evaluate any problems you find. Once you have identified a potential problem, it will be your job to determine whether the equipment needs to be repaired or replaced.

Another part of your job will be to assemble, inspect, clean, fabricate, repair, and pack fabric and rubber components, including protective clothing, upholstery, thermal radiation barriers, protective covers, flotation equipment, emergency evacuation systems, and various types of parachutes.

You will also operate, maintain, and inspect survival equipment machinery, test equipment, and tools and perform operator maintenance and service inspections on shop equipment.

1A2X1 Aircraft Loadmaster
YOU WILL BE ON FLYING STATUS ¬AS AN AIRCREW MEMBER ¬AND¬ BE REQUIRED TO FLY WITH THE AIRCRAFT. YOU COULD BE SUBJECT TO FREQUENT TDYs.

This is a flying specialty. You will perform your duties during extensive trips to all areas of the world. You will be responsible for supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, vehicles and people on the airplane. You will mathematically preplan the correct placement of the load on the airplane to ensure it can safely fly. You will ensure the paperwork for the load and the airplane is correct. You will be responsible for restraining the load using airplane equipment and chains or straps to prevent the load from moving during flying operations. You will be required to perform scanning duties to detect problems with the airplane or cargo during ground and flying operations. You will provide for passenger comfort and safety. You may be involved in airdrop operations using parachutes to deliver supplies, equipment and people. You will advise the pilot on any problems you have and give him/her recommended solutions.


2A5X1 Aerospace Maintenance
You will perform scheduled inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on aircraft and aircraft installed equipment. Prior to flight, you will inspect and perform various functional checks of the aircraft as well as ensure that the aircraft has been properly serviced with fuel, hydraulic fluid and liquid oxygen. After flight, you will be responsible for ensuring the aircraft is still in "operationally ready" condition. You will maintain and repair all parts of the aircraft, performing general mechanical work as opposed to working on a particular system or subsystem. If during any of your inspections a malfunction occurs, you will request, through maintenance control, assistance from the shop concerned (engine, electrician, etc.). A specialist will be dispatched and you will assist in completing the maintenance on your aircraft.

2A6X2 Aerospace Ground Equipment
All aircraft mechanics require some type of ground support in order to perform maintenance and servicing of the aircraft. As an Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Mechanic, you will be taught, using typical ground support equipment, the principles of electronics, refrigeration, hydraulics, power generation, reciprocating engines (gasoline and diesel), gas turbine engines, pneumatics, and heating. This will prepare you for servicing, inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing, and performing preventive maintenance on motor and engine driven generator sets, air conditioners, hydraulic test stands, air compressors, bomb-lifts, heaters, and other similar support equipment. You will also be taught equipment forms maintenance, use of technical data, use of common tools and hardware, and soldering techniques. Along with maintaining this support equipment, you are required to tow and position equipment for use on the aircraft parking ramps and hangers, and operate two-way radios.

2A6X5 Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
As an Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Apprentice, you will be responsible for everything dealing with the hydraulic systems on aircraft. You will troubleshoot, remove, repair, overhaul, inspect, and install the systems and their components, including support equipment.

You will advise on any problems maintaining these systems and determine maintenance procedures and performance characteristics using technical publications. Your job will also be to diagnose malfunctions and recommend what corrective action should be taken or else correct the defect yourself.

You will be responsible for inspecting the aircraft hydraulic systems, their components, and any support equipment. To ensure maximum performance of the systems, you will also be performing system operation checks, and taking corrective action, if necessary.

2A6X4 Aircraft Fuel Systems
Aircraft have fuel systems similar to automobiles, but more complex. Aircraft fuel tanks are large enough for people to enter and you will work inside and outside of fuel tanks to remove, repair, inspect, install, and modify aircraft fuel systems, including integral fuel and water cell tanks, bladder cells, and external tanks.

You will advise on aircraft fuel systems removal, repair, and installation maintenance procedures and policies. You will diagnose fuel system and component malfunctions and recommends corrective actions and/or resolves problems.

In this job, you will perform maintenance on fuel tanks and cells by removing, repairing, and/or replacing malfunction components. Your job will also be to inspect aircraft fuel systems maintenance activities. Additionally, you will be responsible for cleaning fuel cells and tanks, and inspecting for foreign objects, corrosion, cell deterioration, and fungus.

You will learn about internal hardware such as valves, interconnects, lines, gauges, controls, pumps, and other attachments. You will also learn about sealing techniques and materials, layout drawing use, interpreting technical publications and concepts, and applications of maintenance directives.

2A7X3 Aircraft Structural Maintenance
Aircraft Structural Maintenance is a very important part of maintaining our multi-million dollar aircraft and missiles. As an Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice, you will become involved in classifying damage to aircraft structures for repair to original strength, weight, and contour. You will remove, repair, and install repaired or replacement parts. You will align component structures. You will balance aircraft control surfaces and ensure repairs are pressure, fluid, and weather tight. You will inspect damage or deterioration and determine repair or replacement. You will repair or replace plastic, fiberglass, bonded structures, and bonded honeycomb assemblies. You will cut, bend, and install hardware on all types of tubing. You will seal fabricated tubing assemblies and select components, fabricate, and pull test aircraft cable assemblies. You will operate and maintain powered and non-powered tools and equipment to include precision measurement equipment. You will use spray equipment such as conventional spray guns, airless spray guns, and electrostatic spray equipment. You will use various methods of identifying metals, such as mechanical and chemical testing, in order to ensure that the proper corrosion treatment procedures are followed. You will identify the type of corrosion present, the treatment required to preserve the metal, and the causes of corrosion in order to help prevent the recurrence of corrosion. Once you have identified the metal and its corrosion, you will remove the corrosion by using various chemical and mechanical methods, and then treat the metal to preserve it. You will use spray equipment to apply protective coatings to aircraft structural materials. You will also construct and apply aircraft markings and insignia. 

2A6X6 A/C Electrical & Enviro Systems
In this job, you will be working on virtually every electrical and environmental (E & E) system on the aircraft. These systems include landing gear, anti-skid and nose steering, electronic engine control, ignition and starting, lighting, master caution and warning, flight control, cabin pressurization, air conditioning, etc.

You will be learning about electrical, electronic, and mechanical principles relating to E & E systems. You will receive training in reading blueprints, schematics, and meaning of symbols used in wiring diagrams.

You will perform off-equipment maintenance on E & E system components and associated test equipment. Included are control, protection, caution and warning panels, lighting equipment, frequency and load controls, anti-icing controllers, voltage regulators, actuators, relays, motors and valves, etc.

Your job will be to inspect and evaluate aircraft E & E maintenance activities and determine operational status of assigned assets. You will interpret inspection findings and determine corrective actions and ensure compliance with technical publications and directives.


3A0X1 Information Management
Perhaps the most valuable resource any leader or manager has, other than people, is information. The mission of Information Management (IM) is to propose, develop, and implement policy to manage information in any form throughout its life cycle in support of the Air Force mission. Unlike any other career field, you can be assigned to any organization and work in any type of environment-- maintenance, operations, intelligence, personnel, weather--there is no limit. Information Management is made up of several major functions. Publications is responsible for creating, controlling, and distributing official publications (regulations, manuals, and forms), and providing libraries of official publications. Records is responsible for managing, controlling, and disposing of official records, and managing the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. Administrative communications is responsible for moving all mail (paper or electronic); administrative orders; document security; locator service and creating clear, efficient, and effective communications.

All areas of Information Management have been affected by the computer revolution. As an IM Apprentice, you may be using a management system, or a desktop personal computer to include computer graphics. You could also be responsible for working with computer specialists in programming automated systems for the IM community.

You could specialize in one of the above areas in a base IM function, or you may work in a staff support function in a general office environment where you will be responsible for implementing programs in each functional area.

4A0X1 Health Services Management
As a Health Services Management Apprentice you will provide administrative support to the entire hospital staff. This includes completing various forms, researching publications, drafting and typing letters and completing reports. In an Air Force medical facility there are a number of areas that you may be working, such as, personnel and administration, resource management, medical readiness, and office areas dealing directly with patient care. Some of the specific tasks you may be asked to perform include initiating, maintaining, filing, and safeguarding inpatient and outpatient medical records. You will interview patients for admission and discharge purposes, verify their eligibility for medical benefits, and assist in providing for patient accommodations on the inpatient unit. You will utilize medical computer systems to prepare written correspondence and operate programs concerning staffing, budgeting, patient scheduling and accounting. You will also collect and account for charges for hospitalization, maintain patient's valuables, and assist in arranging for aero medical evacuation or medical care from civilian sources.

4B0X1 Bioenvironmental Engineering
The Bioenvironmental Engineering career field is the Air Force equivalent to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In this career field, you will survey and evaluate community and industrial workplace environments and recommend controls to keep environmental and occupational exposures within acceptable limits. You will be a part of the Aerospace Medicine team whose aim is to promote the health and well being of all Air Force personnel. You will use specialized survey instruments and equipment to collect samples and evaluate hazards, which may exist in the workplace such as exposure to toxic chemicals or intense noise. You will learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of controls such as industrial ventilation systems and personal protective equipment. You will also use environmental sampling equipment to collect drinking water, wastewater, air, soil, and other environmental samples for physical, chemical, radiological, and bacteriological analysis. You will operate radiation-measuring instruments and conduct surveys of facilities, equipment, and operations to ensure the use and disposal of radioactive material complies with environmental safety and health standards. You will also perform medical readiness surveys to identify chemical, biological, and radiological agents and provide advice on decontamination and protection procedures for medical personnel, patients, equipment, and facilities. 

4N0X1 Medical Services
You will perform technical nursing duties involving the care and treatment of patients. In an inpatient care setting, you will perform nursing care duties such as feeding, bathing, and moving patients. You will assemble, operate, and maintain medical equipment such as oxygen delivery equipment, intravenous controllers, fetal monitors, suction machines, and electrocardiograph recorders. You will measure and record vital signs. You will administer medications under the supervision of a physician or a nurse. You will draw blood samples. You will perform the routine collection of urine, fecal materials, and other bodily secretions for laboratory examination. You will prepare patients for surgery and perform post-operative monitoring. You will assist in the delivery and care of newborns. In a clinic setting, you will prepare patients for examination and assist physicians with treatments and procedures. You will prepare and order linens and supplies. In an emergency room setting, you will drive an ambulance and perform lifesaving care measures for the sick and injured. You will receive training that will entitle you to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's examination.

You will perform medical service specialist functions; administer routine immunizations and allergy testing. You will prepare smears, obtain cultures, and prepare allergy treatment extracts. You will arrange schedules for mass immunizations and updating immunization records.

4V0X1 Optometry
You will assist an Optometrist (eye doctor) in providing quality eye care for active duty members, dependents, and retirees. Your duties will include ordering glasses, making sure they're correct when they come back, fitting and adjusting them to the patient, and making minor repairs. You will also teach patients how to put on and take off contact lenses and how to care for them. A good part of the day will be spent performing tests on patients to help the doctor diagnose each patient. The most rewarding part of the job is dealing with patients and helping them to see better and protect their sight. Following training, each technician is eligible to register for and take a civilian examination to qualify as a registered optometric Assistant. The training you receive can be transferred to college credit along with further training on the job. Both school and on-the-job training can lead to an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree.

6F0X1 Financial Management
In this career field, you must know the procedures used in maintaining records by both manual and mechanized methods. Your duty will involve maintaining files pertaining to accounting control, commercial services, material cost, and real property, as well as determining funds available for procurement action and for accuracy of amounts claimed. You will also review all accounts for funds concerning operating cost, accounting, payments to vendors, and any working capital funds. You must maintain factual data and graphic illustrations to support expenditures. All expenditures are made from an initial budget allowance and you will be instrumental in preparing and recommending changes to the base budget. Your work must be accurate and requires attention to detail since funds accountability is your primary job.

1C7X1 Airfield Management
Your training as an Airfield Management Apprentice plays a vital role in a pilot's ability to safely land, take-off and taxi on airfields (runways, taxiways and aprons) at U.S. installations worldwide. You will receive training on how to operate, manage and inspect airfields and monitor airfield construction projects. You will be required to operate a vehicle (SUV or truck) on the airfield and also use electronic or mechanical equipment during snowy conditions to determine the runway braking action for aircraft to land or take-off safely. You are on the primary responders to in-flight and ground emergencies and for the removal or dispersal of birds and wildlife on or near the airfield using 0yrotechnics (shotguns/pistols to launch gloried firecrackers) or bioacoustics (sound devices) to scare t he threat off the airfield environment. The Airfield Management Apprentice is also responsible for issuing Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) for flight hazards or restrictions at your airfield or in your airspace that would pose safety of flight problems to pilots flying to your airfield or through the airspace. Duties also include checking flight plans, en-route weather and NOTAMAs at and for other locations; transmitting flight plans and flight movement messages to air route traffic control centers, flight service stations and control towers via telephones or computers. You will use ground to-ground radios to coordinate information with other base agencies and air-to-ground radios to obtain flight-planning information from aircrews in flight or on the ground. Other duties are maintaining flight-planning displays to include airfield diagrams, status of navigational aids, crash grid maps and flight information publications. This job will entail working multiple shifts to support flying operations and ensure mission readiness of the Air force in the free world.

2E1X3 Ground Radio Communications
You will be trained to maintain and repair various types of equipment such as transmitters, receivers, transceivers, etc., used for voice and data communications with aircraft and worldwide ground stations. The Air Force employs a diverse combination of communications equipment, fixed and mobile; low frequency (LF) to ultra-high frequency (UHF); amplitude modulation and frequency modulation (AM & FM); and different modes of sideband transmission. You will also receive training on special equipment that includes recorders.

3C2X1 Comm Computer Systems Control
In this career field you will be involved with controlling all types of communications circuitry and information systems. Examples include voice, data, and computer systems used for both local and long distance information exchange. Training will be provided to you on various forms of computer-processed communications from simple circuits to complex digital transmission systems. Personnel in this field ensure quality service for military information systems worldwide. You will be responsible for providing critical communications links for military personnel, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President. You will work with fixed station, tactical and strategic command, and control communications links involving satellites, microwave radio, tropospheric scatter, high frequency radio, and fiber optic cable systems. You will develop knowledge of these and other systems and how they are interrelated. Your training will include electronic fundamentals and the use of state-of-the-art electronic and computer equipment to monitor and analyze the performance of systems, networks, and circuits. You will be able to isolate the source and cause of communications problems and ensure that they are promptly corrected.

3C3X1 Comm Comp Sys Planning and Implementation
You will learn basic computer operations and introduction to Communications and Computer Technology. You will learn to perform management functions as they pertain to planning and installing Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Systems. Responsibilities include providing customer service and education for requirements and projects, as well as managing base-end and Air Force-wide installations of C4. You will also conduct long range planning for new C4 requirements.

3P0X1 Security Forces
The Security Forces career field is responsible for all "police" activities associated with an Air Force base. You could be doing anything from securing the perimeter of the base to being a dog handler. Your responsibility will be to ensure the safety of all base weapons, property, and personnel from hostile forces.

Security Forces personnel learn life-saving procedures; provide armed response; direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic on base; operate speed measuring, drug, alcohol and breath test devices; and conduct investigations. You will be involved in team patrol movements, tactical drills, battle procedures, and military operations other than war. You might also be apprehending and detaining suspects, securing crime scenes or testifying in judicial proceedings.

Security Forces personnel also utilize military working dog teams, train handlers and all aspects of working dogs. Additionally, you might be assigned to an armory and be responsible for controlling and safeguarding arms, ammunition, and equipment. (NOTE: These two areas are not available immediately after basic training. You could be selected for these areas after you've completed your initial Security Forces training.)

This career field directly leads into a civilian job of law enforcement officer, security personnel, and related government security agencies. You will receive college credits through the Community College of the Air Force that you can apply towards a degree in law enforcement.

3S0X1 Personnel
You will be assisting, advising and counseling military personnel and dependents of personnel on matters that concern them in the Air Force community. You will be involved with both a manual and computerized system to maintain personnel records. You may be involved with duties at a unit administration section in support of the personnel unit. You will initiate and maintain personnel records of military personnel. You will collect and furnish management data changes to the personnel systems management office. You will maintain files of correspondence, regulations, directives, letters and other publications pertaining to personnel administration. You will advise personnel on career development, job specialties, special assignments, promotions, training, retraining programs, duty selection, restrictions, and other personnel functions. You will schedule and process personnel for separation, reenlistment, and changes of routine or special duty assignments, reassignments or other personnel actions. Personnel usually work in a Military Personnel Flight (MPF), which consist of sections such as Special Actions, Classification and Training, Assignments and Promotion and Testing.