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Joining Our Team

The 144th Recruiting Office recruits quality mission capable forces through the spectrum of conflict that integrate seamlessly into the Aerospace Expeditionary Force and provides Homeland Defense for the United States. They supply the Governor of California with trained and ready forces to respond to emergencies and disasters.

Recruiting Mission


In order to be considered eligible to join the Air 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.

In addition, the Air Guard requires that all members be in good standing with the law, and has rules regarding body alterations and past drug use.

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



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 60.
-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.

Non-Prior Service

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

AGE. Must be between the age of 17 and 40. Consent from a parent or
legal guardian is required if 17.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Recruiting Team

Recruiting Office Supervisor
MSgt Michael Willett
Phone or Text- (559) 392-4748

Retention Office Manager
TSgt Michael Wilson
Phone or Text- (559) 907-1038

Production Recruiter Retainer
TSgt Tony Rivera
Phone or Text- (559) 250-0781

Production Recruiter Retainer

TSgt Moneshia Washington
Phone or Text- (559) 451-1148

Recruiting Office

5323 E. McKinley Ave.
Fresno, Ca. 93727-2199
(559) 454-5286
DSN 839-5286 

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.