The Air Force increased the age limit for enlisted accessions from 27 to
39, a change that "affects all 130-plus enlisted career specialties,"
according to a
"We are just complying with [Defense Department] mandates on the max
age for enlisted members," explained an Air Force Recruiting Service
spokeswoman at the organization's Facebook page.
The change applies to the Active Duty component and the Air National
Guard and Air Force Reserve. "Raising the age limit doesn't mean we will
increase the number we enlist each year. ... In fact that number is
dropping," said the spokeswoman. "We are broadening our demographics so
we can be more selective with our applicants to ensure we are taking in
highly qualified members," she said. The new age limit, announced on
June 24, took effect immediately.
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