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Career Enlisted Aviator Updates and In-Service Recruiting This one-stop shopping page for all your USAF Enlisted Aviator needs! Current information on each of these 10 exciting career fields:
1A0XX – In-Flight Refueling Specialist
1A1XX – Flight Engineer
1A2XX – Aircraft Loadmaster
1A3XX – Airborne Mission Systems Specialist
1A6XX – Flight Attendant
1A8X1 – Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst
1A8X2 – Airborne ISR Operator
1A9XX – Special Mission Aviator
1U0XX – Sensor Operator
1U1XX – Enlisted RPA Pilot
Updates & info on:
Retraining into the CEA AFSCs
First Term Airmen (FTA) & NCO quotas
Shortfall Requirements List
Affiliating to the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserves
CEAs! We need a cover photo for our CEA Newsletter. Post your 'hero shots' here and we'll choose a winner on 14 March!
This past week HAF and the anthropometric team completed height evaluations on the C-37, C-32 and C-40 aircraft at Andrews AFB. This marks over the half way point on the Career Enlisted Aviator height study. Huge thank you to the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center- Agile Combat support team for overcoming numerous challenges and long hours to knock this study out of the park!
Additionally, this study would have never been completed without the amazing support of the men and women from the Woman's Initiative team! On the verge of canceling the study, this extraordinary body recruited 70 personnel in 3 days to keep this study moving forward. Thank you for continuing to break barriers and accelerate change!
McConnell and the KC-46 team we look forward to seeing you in January!
Huge thanks to the 919th SOW, 6 SOS and all the volunteers at Duke field. This week's CEA anthropometric study was a huge success! Looking forward to the next stop at Hurlburt field and continuing to reshape the CEA force!
This A1C loadmaster, in one simple act of compassion, exemplified that when given the opportunity our fighting men and women will do the right thing. Bravo Zulu!
Do you think you have the best CEA in action photo? Show us! The top photo will be featured on the cover of the next CEA newsletter published later next month!
Photo must highlight CEA's. Submissions will be accepted through June 25!
Close to separating or need a change from Active Duty? Checkout exciting AGR positions with the AF Reserves. Receive many of the same great benefits of Active Duty without the worry of permanent changes of stations every three years!
The Enlisted Aviator Newsletter has been published via myPers. Check out the awesome things CEAs across the Air Force are doing.
On the last day of Women’s History Month take a minute to remember “Windy”. 78 years ago she broke barriers and became the first female FE.
Today, your Total Force CEA leaders are conducting an anthropometric study to modify height standards to allow more women the opportunity to earn their wings and follow in her footsteps.
Congratulations to David Henson, your photo was selected to be on the next cover of the Enlisted Aviator! Thanks again everyone for your submissions!
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos! There are so many great shots out there highlighting the amazing work Career Enlisted Aviators do day and day out. Check back this Friday for this quarters winning photo to be featured on the next edition of The Enlisted Aviator Newsletter!
Do you think you have the best CEA in action photo? Show us! The top photo will be featured on the cover of the next CEA newsletter published later this month.
Photo must highlight CEA's. submissions will be accepted through March 15!
Think you’re too short to fly? Guess again! There might be an opportunity for you in our Career Enlisted Aviator community.
Interested in flying as an enlisted aircrew member but think you
This weekend CEAs from the Nevada ANG 152AW High Rollers in Reno conducted the flyover for NHL Outdoors game at Lake Tahoe! Great job! #highlivinlowflyin
“Lt Col Patrick McKelvey & Captain Ryan Leigh completed an EPIC flyover during tonight's national anthem. ✈️ 🇺🇸: https://t.co/3S3ag3wzCu @NHLonNBCSports 🇨🇦: https://t.co/OdJ0NcPsaN @Sportsnet https://t.co/98YOvcxdI6”
C-17 1A2s at Travis AFB, CA answering the call!
Shout out to TSgt Kevin Bailey, a 1A6X1 Flight Attendant.
Team — meet TSgt Kevin Bailey, a flight attendant (FA) with the 99th Airlift Squadron, JB Andrews.
Prior to cross-training as a FA, he was a jet engine mechanic for 10 years. The experience he brought with him, as an NCO and maintainer, accompanied with his talent and passion, has made him a great asset with the 99th, and to our Air Force.
I appreciated learning about his family (all siblings who have either served or currently serving), and his passion for cooking. BTW, he makes a mean chicken sandwich...so good that I had to go to the back of the plane and find out how he made it. 🎯
BL: Our Airmen are full of talent and skill. We simply need to tap into that. Every AFSC adds to the whole of our Air Force mission.
It was great meeting you, TSgt Bailey! Thanks for what you do for our Air Force — honored to serve with Airmen like you!
#airmen #bettertogether #familybusiness
Continually breaking barriers to diversity. One team, one fight.
Thank you CMSgt Christopher Dawson for paving the way for generations of CEAs to come.
In wake of the Air Force removing pilot height requirements in 2020, an Air National Guard chief is leading a multi-agency effort to create the first anthropometric—or body measurement—standards for
ANG 1U0X1 Sensor Operator uses his skill and machine to save lives.
FEs and LMs in ice! No its not a Disney production with an odd plot twist, its NYANG 1A1s and 1A2s executing their highly specialized mission in the LC-130H.
An LC-130 assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing sits on the ski-landing area on the sea ice near Deadhorse, Alaska, to receive cargo during the Camp Rockwell pack-out, March 3, 2020, during exercise Arctic Eagle 2020. The 109th AW participated in the exercise, building a runway in the snow to showcase the LC-130’s ability to access remote polar environments.
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt Christopher DuMond
HIANG 1A2 Loadmasters making impacts and making headlines.
ITP’s Pathfinder unit at the 344 TRS, Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 11 December. This brought to light the three years of dedication and effort by some stellar aviator instructors.
#virtualreality #emergingtechnology #learnfaster #rememberlonger #applybetter
CMSAF Bass seeing the business end of the 1st Heli and exceptional care by our 1A9s!
Nothing like a helicopter ride in the afternoon...
Thanks 316th Operations Group, Operations Support Squadron, and 1st Helicopter Squadron for the immersion.
Lots of goodness going on in the OG...thanks for all you do in support of the NCR and national security.
And a shout-out to A1C Miller, a Special Missions Aviator, who showed us the ropes!
(This sure does beat DC traffic!)
#usaf #team19 #316OG
We often hear the stories of MoH recipients, but not often do you hear about the CEAs in stories like this where they helped this recipient be a living recipient. ~TOML.
Semper Fi Fund organized a reunion for Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter and the PEDRO medevac team that got him out of theatre post-injury
Behind every human space flight is a team of Loadmasters carrying out a new mission set to ensure safe recovery for the astronauts.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – It’s Nov. 13, two days before a historic rocket launch, and a helicopter pilot approaches a cargo jet on a clear morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. He
Come be a CEA where you never know what adventures tomorrow has in store fore you.
The Nigerian rescue mission shows how CV-22B Ospreys and MC-130J Commando IIs based in the UK are truly America's "9-1-1" force.
CEAs, here is an amazing opportunity.
This will be the first time enlisted airmen can apply to the experimental Rated Preparatory Program.
Checkout the first edition of the Total Force Career Enlisted Aviator magazine
U.S. Air Force Career-Enlisted Aviators—Become a Flyer
You don’t have to be a pilot to fly in the U.S. Air Force. Check out the 10 different career fields that take you above the clouds to contribute to the Air F...
Way to go crew. CV-22 1A9X1s doing what they do.
“Today John Leachman, Adam Darrow and Samuel Levander join in the pantheon of Air Force heroes,” 19th Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Craig Wills said.
Good Afternoon CEAs,
As many have heard through HAF roadshows, Q&As Zoom/Webcasts, and social media, the 1U0X1 RQ-4 positions have begun transitioning to 1A3X1Os as of 1 NOV 20. This has brought forth many questions.
1) Why are we expanding the roles of the 1A3 community when we are already a diverse AFSC enterprise?
HAF has been working diligently over the past few years to transition like skill-sets into like AFSCs. With the 1U0 career field transitioning to all FMV roles, Sensor Operators are now able to transition into AC-130Js. Additionally, the 1A3 community is already familiar with radar surveillance systems and communications equipment. Initiated by ACC and HAF, an extensive Small Group Try Out sent members of the RQ-4 community to JSTARS and vice versa. All members did extremely well as the training syllabi items are very similar.
2) What does this mean for the current 1Us that are RQ-4 qualified?
8 current RQ-4 1U members have the choice to either remain a 1U and transition to MQ-9 assignments over the next 18 months, or flip to being a 1A3 and follow normal assignment rules. Those switching to 1A3 can avail of broadening opportunities on other platforms later in their careers. Ultimately, needs of the Air Force come first.
3) Will I need to get a IFC III or is my current ground based physical good?
All 1U members flipping to 1A3 will have to accomplish an IFC III prior to a manned assignment. Those 1U members unable to pass a Flight III physical will remain as a 1U and transition into the MQ-9.
4) What does this mean for 1A3 schoolhouse training?
We plan to integrate RQ4 specifics after the next Utilization and Training Workshop this coming February. Currently, there are already many changes that need to take place within the 1A3 courseware and RQ4 information will be added simultaneously. Current 3-level SO graduates will continue to flow to RQ-4 over the next 12 months and then in FY22 the expectation will be that 3-level 1A3s will begin to flow into the RQ-4 community.
5) What does this mean for 1A3 assignments?
The conversion opens up Beale and Grand Forks as two new assignment location. Normal assignment rules will flow into these locations as the new 1A3s at these locations flow outbound (expect NET FY22).
6) What does this mean for promotion testing?
The 1Us who transition to 1A3 will be SKT exempt next promotion cycle. For current 1A3s, do not plan on seeing RQ4 material in your SKT testing for a year or two.
AF Global Strike CEAs working hard last night! Great job! Join them! Plenty 1A1, 1A3, and 1A6 retraining quotas available. Deter. Assure. Strike!
After #Americans went to sleep last night, command and control aircraft & strategic long-range bombers conducted a global mission that SUCCESSFULLY tested our #readiness & integrated capabilities. Great work by everyone involved!
#Deterrence #Assurance #CombatReadyForce
https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/2326952/714th-trs-instructor-earns-aetc-level-award/ Congrats to TSgt Herrier!
Tech. Sgt. Joshua Herrier, 714th Training Squadron C-130J Super Hercules subject matter expert flight chief, recently received the Air Education and Training Command Enlisted Flying Instructor of the
CEAs testing CSAR’s new ride! #fuelmakesthewhiskeyagogo
“Jolly Green II cleared contact!”
Approximately 3,000 feet above the Eglin range, the HH-60W Jolly Green II connected with a HC-130J tanker for the first ever aerial refueling by the Air Force’s new combat search and rescue
Congratulations Henry “Red” Erwin Award Winners!
Staff Sgt. Henry E. Erwin, the award's namesake, served as a radio operator aboard a B-29 Superfortress in the Asia-Pacific theater during World War II. During a 1945 bombing mission over Koriyama, Japan, a phosphorus bomb prematurely exploded in the aircraft seriously wounding him. As smoke filled the plane, Erwin was able to throw the bomb out of a window, saving the aircraft and its crew. For his actions, Erwin was awarded the Medal of Honor.
On behalf of Chief Leonard and the HAF CEA Team, we would like to congratulate the 2019 Staff Sergeant Henry “Red” Erwin Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member Airman of the Year Award winners. The annual award is presented to an exceptional enlisted aircrew member in three distinct categories based on rank.
The 2019 nominated pool for each category was extremely competitive, but these members distinguished themselves among their peers for outstanding accomplishments related to flight activities, leadership abilities, and self-improvement actions they took to advance their training and education.
SrA Benjamin Bower in Airman Category
TSgt Renford Forbes in the Noncommissioned Officer Category
SMSgt Marcus Hewett in the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Category.
Last month, the 306th Intelligence Squadron hosted a virtual promotion ceremony for Master Sgt. D. Cody Kaglic, 306th IS Chief of standardization and evaluations. The occasion marked the first time in U.S. Air Force history that an Airman who enlisted day one as an Air Force Specialty Code 1A8X2 became a SNCO.
Congratulations MSgt Kaglic. It has been, and will always be, a pleasure to serve with you and your wife Laura. You’ll make a fine Chief one day. We are all very proud of you.
Washington D.C., DC
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