I need to make sure I have all the right information before I make a decision. What should I do first?
Your first step is to check out some of the benefits available. This will help you decide if the Guard is right for you.
Done. Now what?
Next, contact a member of the recruiting team. You will not be "pressured" or anything like that. A recruiter is an expert who can fully explain:
What jobs we currently have open
More about the benefits available to Wing members
How to prepare for and pursue a full- or part-time career as a Guard member
OK, so how do I contact a recruiter?
If you'd like to ask questions and chat face-to-face, feel free to drop by one of our recruiting offices.
Diamond Center Recruiting Office
800 E Diamond Boulevard, Suite 3-209B
Anchorage AK 99515
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
» Master Sgt. Dianna Miller, 176 Wing Recruiting Office Supervisor: (907) 644-8035
» Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wier, Designated Officer and Production Recruiter: (907) 727-2521
» Tech. Sgt. Jessica Deters, Production Recruiter: (907) 240-2498
» Tech. Sgt. Melissa Sullivan, Production Recruiter: (907) 602-3982
Wasilla Recruiting Office
1519 E Financial Drive, Suite 210c
Wasilla AK 99654
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat by appointment
Other links you might find helpful:
GoANG.com -- A national site that provides more information about the Air National Guard as a whole. It offers chat operators who can help answer any questions you may have. (The chat operators are available Monday thru Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, and Friday from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. AST. Just click on "Chat" in the menu options.) You can also call these recruiters at 1-800-ToGoANG (1-800-864-6264).
Undergraduate Pilot Training. Want to be an Alaska Air National Guard pilot? These professional flying positions require a high level of training. Find out more at this link.
Full-time job openings: In addition to its "traditional" (that is, part-time) workforce, the 176th Wing also has some full-time employees. These employees fall into two categories:
* Active Guard Reserve (AGR) employees are paid according to their rank and time in service, like members of the active-duty Air Force. Active Guard Reserve (AGR) vacancies
* Technicians are federal employees, and thus are paid according to the federal civilian pay scale. A technician is similar in many ways to a federal civilian employee. The main differences are that (a) they wear the normal military uniform on the job; and (b) to be eligible for a technician position, a person must also have or take a regular "traditional" position with the Air National Guard. Technician vacancies