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  • New Age Limit of 42 announced today

    Posted by Alexander on October 27, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    I just saw the Air National Guard raised their age limit to 42. Does this apply to rated positions for Reserve and ANG as well? Anybody got the scoop on this? I just turned 30 for better or worse. Thanks team.

    V/R,
    Alex Hui

    Cameron_Robertson replied 6 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Unknown Member

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    October 27, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2023/10/26/42-year-old-airman-air-force-and-space-force-raise-max-age-active-duty-recruits.html

    I believe I found what you were looking at.

    if my observation is correct, this doesn’t affect the age requirements to attend UPT. you still have to be at the maximum age of 33 before getting hired or sent to UPT (varies per unit); unless given an age waiver.

    “The new change applies to active-duty airmen and Guardians, both officers and enlisted, Brown added, saying the intention was to give those recruits an opportunity to “to serve a full 20 years since the retirement age is 62. “

  • Pipes

    Member
    November 17, 2023 at 2:23 pm
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    This announcement applies to enlisted airmen. However, they have been giving out some pretty big pilot age waivers. So don’t let age deter you. 30 is still plenty young for the military these days anyway. You’ve got time, but also use it wisely

    • Cameron_Robertson

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      November 17, 2023 at 8:59 pm
      225 BogiPoints

      I think it’s an alright move overall. With modern knowledge and technology ability has been able to decay less and less with age. Sure things may be a bit harder but if you take care of yourself health-wise and keep your exercise going you’ll be far more spry in your later years than you’d ever think, I’ve seen it plenty of times. I think it’s too much a defeatist thing where people just accept you get slow as you age and they just stop trying. If you are able to take care of yourself you’ll definitely be able to keep up with the young blood even in the military. Just look at Robin Olds as the prime example, shooting down MiGs in his 40s in a new type of plane and warfare no problem. Keep your inspiration going.

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