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Recruiters Master Sgt. Brittany Paus and Staff Sgt. Justin Palmer along with public affairs staff from the 932nd Airlift Wing joined the Military Career Fair in Saint Louis on June 13, 2019. There were multiple employers from all types of career fields on hand to provide veterans with potential employment opportunities, including Citizen Airmen traditional reservist positions at the 932nd AW.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Recruiters Master Sgt. Brittany Paus and Staff Sgt. Justin Palmer along with public affairs staff from the 932nd Airlift Wing joined the Military Career Fair in Saint Louis on June 13, 2019. There were multiple employers from all types of career fields on hand to provide veterans with potential employment opportunities, including Citizen Airmen traditional reservist positions at the 932nd AW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

Today recruiters and public affairs staff from the 932nd Airlift Wing joined the Military Career Fair at Saint Louis University inside the Chaifetz Arena. There were multiple employers from all types of career fields on hand to provide veterans with potential employment opportunities.  This was an opportunity for reforming the organization by working alongside industry and civilian talent.  

Air Force Reserve Command recruiters, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Deimund, Master Sgt. Brittany Paus Staff Sgt Justin Palmer, along with Tech Sgt. Michael Smith, all with the 932nd Airlift Wing’s Air Force Reserve Recruiting Squadron, were on hand at various times, running the table to discuss all of the different opportunities becoming a Citizen Airmen has to offer.  

Deimund discussed with potential recruits the benefits the Air Force Reserve has to offer at the unit located near Belleville, Ill.  “The recruit military event is a great way to get involved in the local community and reach veterans who don’t know they could continue their service after being active duty,” said Deimund, about the importance of these types of events.

“Prior service applicants bring leadership and experience to the Air Force Reserve,” added Deimund.

932nd Air Force Recruiting Squadron, flight chief, Senior Master Sgt. Melissa Melichar, also spoke about the importance of the Air Force being present at this job fair.

“This event is important because it captures individuals from all branches who may have gotten out of the military during a period of their life when it wasn’t compatible for their personal situations,” said Melichar.

Melichar then went on to emphasize Air Force Reserve working to identify, develop and retain resilient leaders and reform processes where possible, which includes bringing overages aboard easier.  “We need their military and life experiences to help lead and guide the new generation of Airmen. Influencing those with prior service experience also helps save millions of dollars in basic training and technical training cost if they already hold the career fields we need,” said Melichar.

Those interested in becoming part of the 932nd Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base can contact a recruiter at 618-229-7077 or 1-800-257-1212.  To see how resilient Airmen of the unit get through hard times, see this inspiring interview:  Chief Wagner  

 

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