Joining Our Team

If you are interested in joining our team, give our recruiting office a call or meet with one of our recruiters in person at our main recruiting office. An appointment is not required, but please bring your proof of identification.

Why the Air National Guard?

In the Air National Guard, our Airmen hold civilian jobs or attend school while conducting their military training part time. That training occurs one weekend each month and an additional two weeks each year.

Like the Air Force Reserve, the Air National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force, so our members may also be deployed internationally alongside full-time service members when necessary.

In the Air National Guard, you not only serve your country, but also the community you call home when it needs the skills and resources that only the Guard can provide. With career and leadership opportunities, healthcare and education benefits, and the freedom to choose how you serve, you're able to become your best in the Air National Guard.


In order to be considered eligible to join the Air National Guard, you must first meet basic physical requirements. Recruiters will measure your height and weight, make sure you fall within the appropriate age range, and evaluate your medical history to determine whether you’re healthy enough to serve.

Additionally, the Air National Guard requires that all members be in good standing with the law. Rules regarding body alterations and past drug use 

All members must meet the minimum education requirement. Requirements for members with advanced degrees, active duty service members, and civilians with prior service experience can vary. Be sure to discuss any eligibility concerns you have with a recruiter.

Non-Prior Service

You must meet certain enlistment criteria to qualify for the Air National Guard. These criteria ensure that those who join have the right mental, physical and moral aptitudes to perform the tasks required for military service. General requirements include:

AGE. Must be between the age of 17 and 42. Consent from a parent or
legal guardian is required if 17.

CITIZENSHIP. Must be a United States citizen or naturalized citizen.

EDUCATION. High school seniors or those with a high school diploma or
a general equivalency diploma (GED) are eligible.

MENTAL APTITUDE. Must achieve a minimum score of 31 on the Armed
Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. Must also qualify in
a specific area of the ASVAB depending on occupational choice.

PHYSICAL CONDITION. Must be able to pass an initial military entrance
physical exam, be in good health and meet minimum height and
weight standards. Certain illnesses, past injuries or diseases may
disqualify an individual for enlistment.

MORAL CHARACTER. Must meet standards which cover arrests,
convictions and drug usage.

TERM OF ENLISTMENT. An enlistment contract is for a total of eight (8)
years. As few as four (4) years can be served in a drill status, with the
remainder served in an inactive status. NOTE: you must enlist for six
(6) years to receive educational or incentive benefits.

Prior Service

There are plenty of part-time and full time  jobs (Technician/AGR) for experienced military personnel. If you had a honorable discharge, you may be eligible to join the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno Air National Guard.
-Prior service in any branch is accepted.
-Part-time job which requires attendance at Guard drills one weekend
per month and 15 days of annual training each year.
-Must be able to complete 20 years of combined service time by age 62.
-Rank is determined by grade held on separation and current unit
-Do not need to attend basic military training again, but may have to
attend an Air Force technical school if not qualified in a convertible
skill. Cross-training is an option, dependent on current unit vacancies.
-Enlistment term options are one (1) year (if never been a member of
the Air National Guard and qualified in Air Force Specialty Code),
three (3) years or six (6) years.

Recruiting Office

6761 N. Milburn Ave. 
Suite 130
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 454-5286

Monday- Friday
7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Recruiting Team

Recruiting Flight Chief
Master Sgt. Gerald Woodard
Phone or Text- (805) 812-2598

Production Recruiter/ Designated Officer Recruiter
Tech. Sgt. Angela Powell
Phone or Text- (559) 287-3776

Production Recruiter
Tech. Sgt. Caprise Barnes
Phone or Text- (661) 348-5543

Retention Office Manager
Master Sgt. Moneshia Washington
Phone- (559) 454-5283

Career Openings

Crew Chief - 2A3X3

Engines - 2A6X1

Egress - 2A6X3   


Weapons - 2W1X1  


Munitions - 2W0X1         


Fuels - 2A6X4         


Hydraulics - 2A6X5          


Avionics Systems - 2A0X1S


Aircraft Maintenance Superintendents - 2A390


Aerospace Ground Equipment - 2A6X2


Contact the recruiters at (559) 454-5286 for listings of additional available positions.