FARGO The Air National Guard has had a policy change and now can accept enlistees up to age 40. Previously, the age limit was 34.
"This change offers a great opportunity for those who have wanted to serve their country but were prohibited based on their age," said Master Sgt. Troy Krabbenhoft, recruiter with the 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard.
"People in their 30s are very capable of serving, and it's exciting that the policy change now allows this. It will especially mean great things for our Minot squadron, where a lot of job opportunities remain available."
The Air Guard activated the 219th Security Forces Squadron in Minot in October 2008, and is continuing to recruit to fill the many positions that opened with that addition. Once fully staffed, it will be the largest Air National Guard Security Forces Squadron in the nation. The squadron, which is co-located with active-duty airmen at Minot AFB, provides space command with a reserve force capability for heightened operational requirements.
For more information about full-time and part-time Air National Guard openings, those interested can call 800-972-8825 or go to (www.119wg.ang.af.mil/careers/).