Serving in the Air Force as a vehicle operator you will be a critical part of the local Air Force Motor pool. You will serve as an operator and driver to the entire different arsenal and Air Force vehicle fleet. This includes Humvees, MRAP military anti mine vehicles, buses, jeeps, utility trucks, large convoy trucks, small cars, even eighteen wheel tractor trailer combination vehicles for convoy and different personnel and materials. You will learn to operate literally any vehicle in the Air Force that has wheels, and even vehicles or equipment that have tracks or treads. You may at times be operating wreckers, cranes, hoists, and material handling equipment.
You will learn to navigate and read maps, how to clean and perform basic maintenance on the vehicles that you operate. You will work to participate and use compass readings to determine route and passage areas. You will be taught how not only to operate vehicles of every class in movements and convoy operations to move munitions, supplies and out sized expeditionary forces. You will learn how to keep careful records, and also to service and unload vehicles. You will be taught how to reply to vehicle requests, and how to deal with personnel in all different areas of the Air Force.
You will respond to different needs for material, transportation and assignment requests, and at times participate in convoy operations. You may receive assignments in a dispatch center, or vehicle operations center where you will pick up and check out different Air Force Equipment or vehicles. You may be designated to assist in a dispatch center, where you will be responsible to set up assignments. You will be will be involved in dispatching, routing, and keeping vehicles headed in the correct direction at the correct time on the correct date.
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Working in the Air Force as a Vehicle Operations specialist is a job that has a great deal of variety, and that allows a person to travel a lot, either as a driver or as a convey vehicle operator. This gives the Servicemember an opportunity to have flexibility, and often gives you a lot of mobility, and you can often see a great deal of the country you are based in. Being on the road a lot has both pros and pitfalls, but if you are a person that enjoys a challenge, and likes seeing a lot of the region in which you are stationed, this may be a good job assignment for you.