The 161st Air Refueling Wing is currently accepting Rated Pilot applications for a June Board during our UTA that month (June 5-6). Hiring is selective but extra considerations will be given to current and qualified KC-135 pilots. Applicants need to be willing to deploy up to 60 days every 2 years.
Experienced KC-135 Instructor/Evaluator Pilots and Aircraft Commanders are preferred, although, we are accepting applications from non-KC-135 pilots as well. Other DOD services are welcome to apply but waivers are becoming challenging and Air Force rated pilots will be given ultimate priority. Army applicants with no MILITARY fixed-wing experience cannot apply for the rated board, but can apply for an Undergraduate Pilot Slot (UPT) at a later date.
Rated Pilot Application Package Requirements:
- Cover Letter or short Bio
- Copy of Last 3 OPR’s
- Copy of USAF Flying Class 1 Physical
- Minimum Two Letters of Recommendation (1 must be from current CC or supervisor)
- USAF RIP (Report on Individual Personnel) or equivalent
- Form 8 or other service component equivalent
- Copy of PFT (Physical Fitness Test) results
The applications are due by 21 May 2021. You are welcome and encouraged to visit the unit prior to the board. Given our upcoming exercises and Covid mitigation, the April drill (April 10-11) might be the best time to drop in. If you would like to come out another time, you should pre-arrange your visit. This link is to our 2021 drill schedule: https://www.161arw.ang.af.mil/Portals/53/161st%20CY2021%20SDO%20Calendar.pdf
If you would like to apply or have questions please send an email to Maj Joel DeConcini at 161ARWPilotHiring@gmail.com
Packages can be hand-delivered or mailed to:
Attn: Maj Joel DeConcini
3200 East Old Tower Road
Phoenix AZ, 85034