Applicants must be between 17 and 39; meet the mental, moral and physical standards for enlistment; and must speak, read and write English fluently.
All lawful permanent residents must also complete a background investigation and receive a favorable military security suitability determination (MSSD) prior to entry into service.
Air Force careers are often physically and mentally demanding, and Airmen must be in good health to perform to our strict standards.
If you have a preexisting health condition and still wish to join the Air Force, your recruiter can help you consider the general guidelines for medical conditions and your eligibility for entrance into the Air Force.
The Air Force maintains strict height and weight requirements throughout your career.