Get to know your local recruiters and see how they can help you prepare for your future as an Airman. Whether you're entering the Air Force as an enlisted Airman or an officer, there are a lot of factors that will shape your journey, including your unique background, current situation and goals for the future. We'll help you determine the best path for you and figure out what steps you need to take to get your Air Force career started.
Kyle Anderson, SSgt
SSgt Kyle Anderson, Fairview Heights IL Office I joined the Air Force in May of 2011 Prior to being a Recruiter I was a Vehicle Maintainer My Hobbies include making memories with my family and a passion for Automotive Activites Hello, my name is SSgt Kyle Anderson from the Fairview Heights IL Office. I joined the Air Force in May of 2011 as a Vehicle Maintainer who specialized in Firetrucks and Refueling Vehicles. This translates to my hobbies which include auto racing and restoration of old neglected cars and trucks. I also spend as much time with my family as I can as family is very important to me.
TSgt Cynthia Henke
My name is TSgt Cynthia Henke, I am the Fairview Heights, IL Air Force Recruiter. I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin so I am thankful to be just a few hours away from home. I enjoy traveling, going to spin classes, weight lifting, going to sporting events and spending time with my husband and dogs. Prior to recruiting I worked in logistics in the traffic management career field. I enjoy recruiting because it allows me to help those in the community achieve their goals and allows me to educate them on what the Air Force has to offer. The Air Force has taught me so much and built me to be the person I am today. One thing I enjoy most is the opportunities I have been provided throughout my career to continue to help me grow as an individual throughout my career.
Elyse Lynn Stamey, Tsgt
My name is TSgt Elyse Stamey, I am the Air Force Recruiter in Fairview Heights, IL. I am originally from Hope, IN (4hrs away from Fairview), so I am very excited to be able to speak to the area, interests and experiences my applicants may be having or are looking for with the Air Force. I enjoy lifting weights/fitness conditioning, adrenaline rushes through extreme sports or activities/events, living life at the fullest, playing billiards and listening to EDM/Techno. Prior to becoming a recruiter I worked as a Services Craftsman specifically as a Manager of Readiness, Mortuary Affairs and Plans for contingency operations. I love the "Air Force Family" and connections I have across the globe; if I want to visit Florida, Germany or Hawaii it's as easy as making a phone call. I love meeting new people from different walks of life and doing what I can within my power to help them succeed. The Air Force that It takes hard work, perseverance and dedication to get to the top or make those dreams/goals a reality. I am 100% willing to give it everything I've got to make it there and drag those beneath & beside me "kicking and screaming" if need be so we ALL make it as a team. It has taught me that pressure makes diamonds and that there's no greater feeling than when you see others succeed. You will have pros & cons both in the military or civilian life... But I know the Air Force will always challenge me to progress forward in many ways that will sharpen my skills & professionalism in a way the civilian sector never will. It"s tough to go through in the moment sure, but nothing is more rewarding than when you finally "make it".
MAKE A DECISION
Your decision to join the United States Air Force starts here. Choose a path that is right for you. Whether your desire is to get a free education, travel the world, or make a difference, the Air Force allows you to do all three and more.
As with most jobs, the Air Force does require that you meet certain standards. The next step in the process is to make sure you qualify to join. Make an appointment with your local recruiter today to learn what those requirements are and see if you are eligible.
Once you've decided to become an Airman, it is up to you to make sure you are physically and mentally prepared for service. Make sure your application process goes smoothly by providing all the necessary documentation and meeting the required standards of the Air Force.