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.
MSgt Derick Faulkenberry
My name is MSgt Derick Faulkenberry. I am the Air Force recruiter for Franklin and Gasconade Counties based out of Washington, MO. I am originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia and joined the Air Force in 2003. I enjoy bowling, woodworking and spending time with my wife and 4 kids. Prior to becoming a recruiter, I worked as a Ground Radar Systems technician. I've had the opportunity to work on multiple different systems including combat & warning systems, Air Traffic Control systems and weather radar systems. This allowed me to work with a number of agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Services. I have had a great career with the Air Force and had the opportunity to travel the world, experience different cultures, live in Europe for several years and create a network of friends all across the globe. I am grateful that the Air Force has been able to take a timid, shy country boy and turn him into a confident, independent and successful Airman.
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.