The United States Army is the best and most modern standing ?boots on the ground? military forces in world. Their ability to perform their mission is legendary, but one of their lesser known missions is in the Army Air Corps. This is a job specialty with a lot of responsibility, directly affecting the mission capability of the Air Corps. US Army helicopters are used for liaison, surveillance, identification of enemy targets, and attacking the enemy in various ways.
Helicopters such as the Apache, are used to defend and support the overall mission effort. These helicopters are often used from Forward Operating Bases and are serviced by Forward Refueling Points and Forward Arming Stations. Army Air Corps Soldier is responsible for keeping the helicopters are battle ready and able to fly at a moments notice. One of the jobs in the Army available to new soldiers who enlist is in the Army Air Corps. To qualify you have to be willing to work very hard, there are no pre requisites except a desire to work hard, and having minimum grades. You should have graduated from High school, and be willing to sign up for a four year active duty service period. You should have fairly good grades, and possessive initiative. All Air Corps Soldiers are trained in basic groundcrew tasks. Tasks such as refueling helicopters, dealing with under slung loads, refueling and arming Army helicopters, and other helicopter duties. Being a person that is able to accept responsibility, and fairly self-reliant helps a great deal. A basic level of physical fitness is desired. As a Communications Specialist you will be responsible to help provide and service electronics and communications gear. Your job will be one of high importance as you will be an important link in the communications chain. All Soldiers who train to be Air Corps undergo the fourteen-week course at Army Training. After gaining valuable skills you will have possible opportunities to gain other qualifications and certifications. Possible certifications in hazardous materials and other training are possible.
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If you choose Aviation Support Specialist, you will have a chance to train for missions involving Tactical Landing sites, maintaining and storing a number of different types of munitions and supplies. You will also help prepare loads of different kinds for air delivery.