WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Jeffrey McGalliard, 445th Airlift Wing commander, swears in 15 new Air Force recruits during the June 14 Hometown Heroes celebration held during the Dayton Dragons baseball game at Fifth Third Field, Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton Dragons in conjunction with the Dayton Development Coalition annually hosts two Hometown Heroes events at the ballpark to honor servicemen and women associated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield Air National Guard Base. The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. (Courtesy photo)

August Health Professions Recruiting Event


Date: Aug. 3, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Building 4004, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
Who: Current Reservists, Prior Service and Non-Prior Service interested in becoming a Flight Surgeon or Flight Nurse
What: C-17 tour showcasing a flying hospital, lunch, meet-and greet with flight surgeon/flight nurse/medical technician, and more
Contact: Master Sgt. Michelle Shutler, (937) 361-9650, michelle.shutler@us.af.mil

All those interested MUST RSVP to prequalify with MSgt Shutler prior to the event. RSVP by July 26 at Noon.


Flight Surgeon - 48R

As a flight surgeon, you will participate at the nearest medical squadron, aeromedical staging squadron or an aerospace medical squadron. Air Force Reserve flight surgeons can obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit and receive retirement points for attendance at approved medical meetings and symposiums. Opportunities exist to perform special tours of active duty in U.S. Air Force medical facilities around the world and to participate in aircraft accident investigations.

As an Air Force Reserve flight surgeon, you may qualify for student loan repayment or bonus incentives. There are also several types of paid CME opportunities for healthcare professionals, including 250 CAT 1 CME credits/hours for the Primary Course in Aerospace Medicine. Part of your responsibilities will be to fly with an aircrew assigned to your wing. Upon completing the Primary Course, you are qualified for special duty with the distinction of having earned your wings. All of these benefits are provided in addition to the benefits and privileges afforded you as a commissioned officer in the Air Force Reserve.

flight surgeon requirements

Participation Requirements
Reserve medical units typically meet a minimum of one weekend each month. Additionally, each unit performs a 15-day period of active duty (also called an annual tour).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of a medical school or school of osteopathy approved by the Surgeon General, HQ SAF, or be a graduate of a foreign medical school and have a permanent certification from the ECFMG or recognized by Fifth Pathway.
  • Have completed one year of approved postgraduate medical education internship/residency) in the United States.
  • Hold a current, permanent, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state or territory of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
  • Successfully pass the Flying Class II physical examination.
  • Successfully complete the Primary Course in Aerospace Medicine.
  • Pass a security investigation.
  • Be accepted by the medical unit commander and approving authority.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States to become a member of the Air Force Reserve


Flight Nurse - 46F

When injured Airmen need to be transported, medical care can't stop mid flight. And as a senior member of aeromedical evacuation teams, it's the responsibility of Air Force Flight Nurses to provide them with lifesaving emergency and prehospital care. From planning a mission to final deplaning, the comfort and safety of the transported patients are in their highly trained and capable hands.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide essential care ranging from injury prevention and disease to birth and death
  • Treat patients of all ages for a variety of illnesses and injuries
  • Use assessment skills during contingency operations to save life and limb

flight nurse requirements

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a school accredited by the BSN program
  • Possess a valid U.S. or U.S. territory registered nurse license


  • Minimum of one-year clinical experience in acute care nursing
  • Successfully complete a flying class medical examination
  • Understand the principles of drug therapy and the effects of altitude
  • Be accepted by the medical unit commander and Air Force Reserve Surgeon General
  • Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course

Medical Technicial - 4N0X

The hundreds of medical facilities we have around the world are only as good as the Airmen who work in them. Providing essential care in multiple medical roles, Aerospace Medical Service specialists assist doctors and care for patients in a wide range of situations. From administering immunizations to assisting in aeromedical evacuations, these highly skilled professionals supply critical support and are valuable members of any healthcare team.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform a wide array of technical nursing duties involving the care and treatment of patients, including immunizations, dialysis and critical care
  • Assemble, operate and maintain medical equipment
  • Schedule and conduct in-service training on procedures and techniques
  • Administer medications under the supervision of a physician or nurse
  • Perform medical, dental and emergency treatment at deployed locations and remote sites
  • Prepare patients for surgery and perform postoperative monitoring
  • Perform aeromedical evacuation ground or flight duties

med tech requirements

Minimum Education

  • A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, high school diploma, a GED or 15 college semester hours
  • Applicants who are non-graduates or non-alternative credential holders must obtain an AFQT Test score of 65 or higher on the ASVAB

* High School students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year

ASVAB Score Requirements

  • 50 General (G)
  • A minimum score of 36 on the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System/Predictive Success Model


  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology along with other medical techniques and procedures
  • Completion of related Air Force programs and courses
  • Certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • No record of unresolved instability
  • Normal color vision
  • Immunization Back-up Technician qualification
  • Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
  • Must be at least 17 but has not reached age 42 on date of enlistment