What to Expect at Initial Air Force Training

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You're drawn to the U.S. Air Force by a spirit of patriotism and adventure, and you're ready to soar - if not literally, then to the height of your abilities. But first, you have to take care of one thing: training.

You can choose between two paths to join the Air Force: enlist, or get a commission as an officer. Your first stop if you enlist will be Basic Military Training, which is eight and a half weeks of physical preparation to serve in the Air Force. If you take the officer path, you'll go to Officer Training School, the U.S. Air Force Academy or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.

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