Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. David S. Fadok delivers the oath of enlistment to new Air Force enlistees during Military Appreciation night at Riverwalk Stadiumin Montgomery, Ala., June 2, 2012. Bud Hancock/U.S. Air Force

Thanks to a new Air Force policy announced Tuesday, enlisted recruits can now experience the joys of basic training in their late 30s.

The Air Force raised the maximum age for enlisted accession from 27 to 39, meaning it may now be the best choice for those who feel the call to military service later in life.

The maximum age for Army enlisted recruits is 35, while the Navy and Marines cap recruit ages at 34 and 28, respectively.

Under federal law, the oldest recruit any military branch can enlist is 42, although each service sets its own policy within that limit.

Source: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39 – Air Force – Stripes

Well, would you look at that? I could still get into the Air Force! I could not imagine going through basic at my age, but I’m sure there are people who didn’t tear their bodies apart with sports and crap as kids who could still do it.

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