The Air Force Reserve is an integral part of our country's dominant presence in air, space and cyberspace, contributing daily to the Total Force mission and is actively involved in global operations.
Civilians may join the Reserve as a Traditional Reservist, attend basic training and technical school, and serve monthly at their assigned home unit. As they progress, new positions open in the Air Reserve Technician, Active Guard and Reserve, and Individual Mobilization Augmentee programs, as well as federal civil service employees.
Active duty members may transfer into the Reserve Component in any available position for which they qualify.
Common Access Cards are required for "CAC Access" websites, and are only issued to currently-serving members. Non-members may contact your local recruiter to see what positions are currently available. See "Contact" at right to find your nearest recruiter.
Over the next three fiscal years, as of June 2019, the AGR program is expected to grow Reserve full-time support from 20 to 26 percent. Due to this growth, the Human Capital Management Leadership Team was tasked to review current laws, policies and processes of AGR management to support the growth of the program and provide parity and longevity of other full-time forces.
The commander of the Air Force Reserve published a policy letter to implement changes to the AGR program. These changes will be incorporated with the publishing of a new Air Force Instruction. The changes are not drastic, but rather intended to streamline decision making and processes, have flexibility for different career field needs, attract and retain talent while developing those future senior leaders, both officer and enlisted.
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AFRC A1X-AGR Transition SharePoint page
CAFR AGR Policy
Fall 2020 ACD Instructions
2019 Non-Sustainable AGR Career Fields
Traditional Reservists comprise the majority of the Reserve Component. They serve a single mission at their assigned unit, and typically serve one weekend a month and an additional two weeks a year.
VACANCIES: Reserve Management Vacancy System (CAC access)
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AIR RESERVE TECHNICIANS
Air Reserve Technicians are a combination of Traditional Reservists and civil service employees who operate as civilians throughout the month in the same position in which they serve militarily, in order to provide long-term continuity and planning for drill weekends and the unit mission.
They are still subject to all requirements of unit TRs in addition to their daily jobs at civilians, including the one weekend a month and two-week annual tour. They are also entitled to all civil service benefits accrued for the duration of their employment as ARTs.
PARTICIPATING INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE
The Participating Individual Ready Reserve is a points-only program that allows Airmen to continue to serve while earning points toward retirement; however, paid active duty MPA days are available to support certain mission requirements. Explore the six PIRR programs!
To inquire about the remaining four PIRR programs: Active duty, sister service and civilians call a recruiter at (800) 257-1212. Traditional Reservists contact your local recruiter.
Air Force Reserve
(800) 257-1212 | AFReserve.com
Air National Guard
(800) 864-6262 | GoANG.com
INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEES
Individual Mobilization Augmentees are Individual Reservists assigned or attached to either an active duty or Reserve Major Command, Forward Operating Unit, Direct Reporting Unit, joint organization or an outside agency. Annual requirements differ based on position.
VACANCIES: Reserve Management Vacancy System. (CAC access only)