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Quick facts


Package Deadline: 15 June 2021

Board Date: 9-10 August 2021

Board Location: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Anchorage, AK


Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alaska Air National Guard member. The 211th RQS (based at JBER) will host a CSO selection board. To qualify for Undergraduate Navigator Training selection, packages must be received by this office by close of business on the date above. The board will be held in building 17470 (Hanger 5) on JBER, Anchorage, AK. (note the travel to the interview is at the candidate’s expense).


Your application package should include the following:


  1. Resume

  2. AF Form 24 1,2

  3. AF Form 2030 2

  4. Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) scores 3

  5. One consolidated college transcript (unofficial OK)

  6. Private pilot’s license (not mandatory)

  7. Copy of the last page of log book (if any hours logged)

  8. Department of Motor Vehicle driver’s record

  9. Current letters of recommendation (not mandatory, 5 maximum)

  10. Electronic copy of application submitted via CD


Application packages from prior/current military member should also include:


  1. DD Form 214 for prior military service

  2. Last performance reports as applicable

  3. Personnel Report (RIP) or equivalent


1 AF Form 24 blocks: 3-8, 10-12, 14, 17-29, 31, 33 (if required), and signature/date

2 Forms available at http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/

3 Contact your local Air Force/Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Recruiting office for information on testing


Electronic copy ALSO required


Please include in ONE SINGLE FILE an electronic copy (scan) of your application submitted via CD. This file will be used to generate copies of your application for review by the board members. It should be identical to the hard copy (but black and white is ok). Applications that require more than 2 files to be downloaded will not be considered.


Be sure that the electronic copy of the application you submit is scanned in the correct order, and that the pages are oriented correctly. In order words, the file should be ready to print correctly.


File size should be 10MB or less.


Your file will be presented to the board as it submitted to this office. Only the UNT Board coordinator will receive the original hard copy, and it is preferred that your documents are neatly submitted in a pocket folder instead of in a binder or spiral bound.


About the process


This information will only be used to determine whether a candidate meets the minimum criteria for the interview process. Packages become the property of the Alaska Air National Guard to be retained or disposed of at our discretion. Applications will be accepted and must be received by this office before the package deadline at the top of this page.


The top applicants will be called for a formal interview. The UNT Selection Board will then select combat systems operators for the HC-130. Primaries and alternates will be selected. These training slots will be for three fiscal years beyond the interview board year. For example, the 2019 board will select for fiscal year 2022 (October 2021 – September 2022). However, it may be possible if selected, to attend training earlier than those dates. Alternates from prior boards are welcome to resubmit an application package. If a primary candidate becomes unable or ineligible to attend UNT, then an alternate will fill the slot.


If you have any questions, contact 176WG.CSO.UNT@us.af.mil



A note about planning ahead


The potential holdup for the application package is the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT). Plan on an approximate two-week lead time (actual lead times may vary at your testing location) to schedule the AFOQT and another two weeks to receive you scores.

Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2105, Applying for Flying Training, Air Battle Manager, and Astronaut Programs is the governing regulation for the application process. Some areas to highlight are as follows:


  • Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve applicants must not exceed their 30th birthday or 5 years beyond their Total Federal Commissioned Service Date (TFCSD)* by their assigned UNT class start date (i.e., the UNT class start date may not be later than the date of the applicant’s 30th birthday).

  • These age and service limitations can be waived, so we don’t follow them strictly.


*TFCSD starts the day you were commissioned and keeps counting unless you have resigned your commission. Even if you are Inactive Ready Reserve, your days/years continue to count against the 5 year restriction.


What this means to you is that you must plan ahead. We hire 2-3 years in advance so apply early to achieve your goals.


Submit applications to:



17470 Airlifter Dr Rm 308

JBER, AK 99506