Financial Benefits

  • Earn active duty pay while attending Basic Military Training and military technical school.
  • Earn approximately $236.40 to $286.56 for 1 weekend per month and active duty pay for 15 days each year (increases with promotions and time in service).
  • Low cost health insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select, approximately $48.70/mo for Single, $239.69/mo for Family.
  • Low cost life insurance $500,000 for approximately $30.00 per month.
  • Earn 20 years retirement at age 60 for part-time service.
  • Possible prior service direct career conversion.
  • Potentially eligible for a 6-year sign on bonus (VaANG Retention Office Manager will provide details if you're eligible).

Educational Benefits

  • Montgomery GI Bill benefit - $466.00/mo for full-time students, $349.00 for 3/4 time, $233.00 for 1/2 time, and $116.50 for part time.
  • Tuition Assistance- up to $10,000 per semester in a VA supported School.
  • Free CLEP tests for members and spouses (usually $150 per CLEP test) which award you the college credits!
  • Community College of the Air Force - all members are automatically enrolled into this college accredited degree program. CCAF translates what you learn in technical and on-the-job training into college-level semester hours.
  • Leadership and Management courses available either in-residence or by correspondence.

State Benefits

  • $91 per day minimum if on State Active Duty orders, plus all expenses paid during emergency state activation.
  • $3,000 military pay exclusion on state income taxes for O-3 and below.
  • State employees authorized 15 days/year of military leave

Additional Benefits

  • Participation in an excellent Family Support Program.
  • Free Space Available flights on military aircraft.
  • Unlimited BX (base department stores) privileges. (nontaxable in store items for all states)
  • Full Commissary (base grocery store) privileges.
  • Promotions and personal/professional recognition programs.
  • On-the-job health benefits.
  • Military discounts from different business establishments.
  • Discounted tickets to major theme parks.
  • Opportunity for leadership/management training through Professional Leadership Training.
  • Eligibility to join Federal Credit Unions.
  • Travel - we have been to Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Japan, Guam, Las Vegas, and more!
  • Eligibility for Veteran's Administration Guaranteed Home Loan after 6 years of membership.
  • Become part of a close-knit team and the Guard family!