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Tech. Sgt. Sammy Jeffery, an Air Force Reserve recruiter, and Master Sgt. Michelle Colley, 477th Aerospace Medicine Flight, discuss benefits of the Reserve with patrons at the Alaska Aces hockey game Feb. 9. The 477th FG has positions available for those who want to live in Alaska and serve their country.(U.S. Air Force Reserve photo/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)
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Alaska Air Force Reserve unit is hiring!

Posted 2/11/2013   Updated 2/11/2013 Email story   Print story


by 477th Fighter Group Public Affairs

2/11/2013 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska  -- The 477th Fighter Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska currently has open positions for civilian and military employment. The available positions range from administrative support to civil engineering, offering something for everyone.

The 477th FG is Air Force Reserve Command's first F-22 Raptor unit and the only Reserve unit in Alaska. As a Classic Associate, the unit is responsible for recruiting, training, developing and retaining Citizen Airmen to support the 3rd Wing and Expeditionary Air Force mission requirements.

The 477th FG is dependent on Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians and civilians working side-by-side with the active duty's 3rd Wing to operate, maintain and support the F-22 Raptors that are assigned here.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is located on the outskirts of Anchorage and is approximately 360 miles from Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The group is comprised of nearly 500 Traditional Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians and civilians. The majority of the group is made up of Traditional Reservists whose members are only obligated to serve one weekend a month during Unit Training
Assembly weekends or drill weekends and two weeks of Annual Tour a year.

The list of open Traditional Reserve positions changes frequently and rank varies. For the most up to date information please call Master Sgt. John Venable at 907-551-4723

Officer Traditional Reserve opportunities include:
F-22 Pilot
Aircraft Maintenance
Civil Engineer
Registered Nurse

Enlisted Traditional Reserve opportunities include:
Air Operations
Aircraft Fabrication
Supply Munitions
Tactical Aircraft Maintenance
Aircraft Armament
Cyber Operations
Civil Engineer
Security Forces
Force Support
Education and Training
First Sergeant

Another 30% of the group is made up of Air Reserve Technicians or ARTs who carry a dual status as uniform wearing civilians during the week and as a military member during UTAs. There are also opportunities for straight civilian employees. Open ART and civilian positions change frequently, for the most up to date information visit USAJOBS.gov or contact the 477th Force Support Squadron Civilian Personnel liaison at 907-551-3024.

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