With an air corps corps of about 10,000 active-duty personnel, the United States military has been steadily losing the air combat engineering talent to China and other countries for years.
The Navy’s air corps has lost about 10 percent of its aircrew members since the mid-1990s.
Air Force brass have been trying to fill the gaps, but there is a growing competition from China.
Here’s what you need to know about the new recruit, the air force’s top air force technical recruiter.
Who is an air engineer?
An air force technician, or ET, is a specialized airman with a specialized set of skills and a particular focus on airfield operations.
The job requires extensive knowledge of aviation operations, including air-to-air and air-ground missions.
A technician’s primary focus is on the airfield environment and can be a “sniper, a fighter pilot, or anything in between,” according to Air Force Chief Information Officer Lt.
Col. Michael O’Neill.
The air force has been recruiting air force technicians since the 1980s, but by 2015, fewer than 1,000 of the force’s roughly 1,300 ETs were employed in the service, according to O’Neil.
In the past, air force officials have emphasized the importance of having a solid grounding in air combat.
In 2014, the Air Force hired a group of air force ETs to help build the air-air training component of the Airborne Electronic Warfare School.
But the Air National Guard’s air force is one of the only ones in the military that does not have ETs in its ranks, according the Airman’s Association of America.
The Air Force’s air service was founded in 1948 by the Air Corps of Engineers and later expanded by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Since the early 1950s, the service has had a dedicated ET program.
O’Neill, who is also the director of the Advanced Technology and Development Center at the Air University of Southern California, said that during the Air Forces Cold War, the military needed air forces ETs because they could quickly deploy ground forces to battle and defend airfields.
“We needed airmen who were going to work at airfields, we needed them who could do ground training, we were going for the precision that was needed,” O’Neal said.
“So we hired them.”
The Air Corps is now looking for more engineers to fill that role.
The ETs will be assigned to an airfield and be tasked with the technical tasks associated with airfield management, the hiring of engineers and other operational tasks, according a release from the Air Academy.
“Air Force engineers have a great focus on aeronautics, air power, and air power systems.
We also look for the airman who can help develop and execute an air power system, as well as work on ground power systems,” O-Neill said.
In 2016, the U.S. Air Forces Air School hired a handful of air corps ETs.
Oftentimes, ETs are tasked with helping the Air Cadets build up their training programs in an effort to develop an understanding of the air forces requirements for future air combat air units, according Air Force Capt. David M. Siegel, director of air training at the air academy.
“The Air Force will have to make sure they have the right personnel in place,” Siegel said.
How much does an air service engineer earn?
The Air National Guards Air Force is a service that relies heavily on the training of airmen.
The pay for an airforce engineer is usually around $60,000 a year.
But for air service engineers, there is an added bonus: the Air Training Corps, which trains air force engineers, will pay $50,000 for an ET.
This means that an air engineering student can be making $75,000 or more.
Are air engineers on the Army’s list for Air Force Special Operations?
Currently, Air Force special operations is one element of the Army Special Operations Command that is not under the purview of the Department of Defense.
The Army has about 10 special operations teams, including the Special Tactics Team, the Strike Teams, the Recon teams and the Special Operations Team.
But according to the Air Service Engineering School, the Special Tactical Teams (STTs) are part of the Special Operational Environment (SOE), meaning that the Army is not responsible for their training.
So if an air officer or airman wants to join the SOE, they will have a hard time getting into SOE programs, according O’Niel.
In fact, O’neill said that the only SOE program that the AirForce has had to hire air force techs for is the Special Troops Technical Education program, which is part of Special Operations Training Command.
So there are some gaps in the Air Air Service’s current special operations training.
But O’Brien said that he believes