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Air Force meets recruiting goals for tenth year in a row

10/13/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force met its active-duty enlisted recruiting goal for the 10th year in a row and met its chaplain and Officer Training School accession goals for fiscal year 2009.

"The Air Force continues to attract the highest quality men and women to serve in this great Air Force," said Brig. Gen. A.J. Stewart, Air Force Recruiting Service commander. "I'm proud of our highly professional, all-volunteer recruiting force who tirelessly work to find these excellent young people from all areas of the country. Their hard work and dedication ensure that the next generation of Airmen will continue the Air Force's proud heritage."

From October 2008 through the end of September 2009, the Air Force recruited 31,780 new enlistees and 203 prior-service Airmen. Additionally, the Air Force accessed 25 chaplains, 558 Officer Training School candidates and 806 health professionals.

Last year, of the more than 31,900 new enlistees accessed into the Air Force, more than 80 percent scored in the top 50 percentile of the Armed Forces Qualifying Test.

The Air Force is still hiring and will seek to fill more than 140 enlisted career specialty areas with 31,750 new Airmen in 2010.

Combat Controllers, pararescue, special operations weather and security forces were the most high-demand Air Force career fields in 2009. The same career fields will continue to be highly sought after in 2010 for the enlisted force.

For information about enlisted, officer and healthcare professional job opportunities, contact a local Air Force recruiter. Recruiter contact information is available by calling 1-800-423-USAF (8723) or visit the Recruiter Locator link on the official Air Force recruiting Web site at www.airforce.com.

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