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What To Expect With A Career In Aviation & Aerial Defense.

The skills and hands-on training you gain in a U.S. Army aviation and aerial defense career can't be matched anywhere else. With an expertise in aircraft operations, you’ll help defend the nation from above. You’ll also get to explore the skies and experience the thrill of working with some of the most advanced machines in the world.

Benefits for you and your Future

When you join the U.S. Army, you receive more than a paycheck. From healthcare and housing to education and bonuses, we have benefits to support what’s most important to you.

  • Housing

    As a Soldier living on an Army post, your housing is covered. You’ll live in a community designed for Soldiers and their Families with housing, amenities, parks, and more. If you’re living off-post, we offer a housing allowance to help pay for living expenses like rent and utilities.

  • Salary

    Salary is based on your rank and years of service, and accounts for only part of your total compensation. We also offer bonuses, allowances, and other benefits that could contribute to your overall income. So, as you grow in your career, complete special certifications and training, and receive benefits, you’ll earn more money, too.

  • Education

    If you want to go to college or advance your education, we have options to support you. The GI Bill, scholarships, financial aid programs, and the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) are all ways you can get help paying for up to full tuition, housing, books, and supplies.

  • Healthcare

    As a Soldier, you can receive the best healthcare benefits in the country at little to no cost. From general and mental health to specialized care, you’ll not only have access to one of the largest networks in the world, but we’ll also use state-of-the-art technology in top-rated facilities to care for you and your family.

  • Vacation

    We believe that the time you have off is just as important as the work you put in. That’s why as an active-duty Soldier, you can earn 30 days of vacation each year, along with free weekends, national holidays, and sick days as needed.

  • Bonuses & Allowances

    There are bonuses, allowances, and incentives you can receive on top of your salary. Bonuses can be tied to enlistments, specific jobs, or when you ship to training. Allowances are provided to offset the cost of living and help pay for things like food, clothing, and housing.

Some Skills You Might Learn

Aircraft Procedures

Aerial Support

Aviation Operations

Routes & Navigation

Maps & Geospatial Analysis

Learn to Lead the Way

You'll get more than a career. No matter what path you choose, you'll have access to the tools needed to become the best version of yourself.

Confidence Has No Limits

You'll get more than a career. No matter what path you choose, you'll be tested, overcome obstacles, and find opportunities to better your skills and yourself.

Help Shape the Future of the Army

You'll get more than a career. No matter what path you choose, you'll have the opportunity to help others find theirs.

Build Bonds That Last a Lifetime

No matter what path you choose, you'll form relationships, build trust, and support your teammates. Camaraderie is not only essential to the success of a mission, but it also impacts the well-being of the Army as a whole.

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