The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reserve Sailors seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world. If you’re interested in becoming an Aircrewman in the Navy Reserve, check out the following careers available in the field. APPLY HERE.
AIRCREWMAN JOBS IN THE NAVY RESERVE
As an AWV, you’ll use advanced sonar technology to detect, analyze and classify submarines. You’ll also fly with a fixed wing integrated tactical aircrew while operating aerial photographic equipment to uncover what threats lurk in the deep. Then, you’ll communicate your findings with larger teams, including joint special warfare operations where you could potentially conduct weapons delivery in support of their tactical missions.
Swimming, flying, saving lives—the job of an AWS is that of a superhero. Naval Aircrewmen are the versatile operators behind the cockpit of a helicopter. They are the lookouts, the weapons, the swimmers and the rescuers.
As in-flight personnel, AWFs maintain and troubleshoot aircraft while carefully handling milliondollar equipment on board. Perform everything from medical evacuations to small arms transports to delivering necessities to your fellow Sailors out at sea.
Playing mind games with your opponent to predict their every move may sound like the plot of a movie, but in reality AWOs are the ultimate defense against the threats from the deep, locating, tracking and engaging hostile submarines.
AIRCREWMAN TACTICAL ROMEO HELICOPTER
Being a Tactical Romeo Helicopter Aircrewman is just like searching for a needle in a haystack—only the needle is a deadly weapon and the haystack is 139 million square miles. As part of the helicopter aircrew, you search the open water in MH-60 Romeos for submarines that lurk beneath. These aircrewmen are also trained rescue swimmers, leaping from helicopters into the sea to save lives. Prepare to detect what others call undetectable as an AWR.
PAY & BENEFITS
When you serve your country, you become a part of something truly important – and you deserve to be rewarded accordingly. Navy Reserve Sailors enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, from state-of-the-art training to extensive educational assistance, VA benefits and more.
In return for your service and dedication, the Navy Reserve provides you with the benefits to succeed in both your military and civilian lives:
- Receive 4 days of basic pay for only 2 days worked (16 hours) each drill weekend
- Opportunities to acquire new skills and sharpen existing ones, enhancing your civilian career
- Educational assistance
- Tax-free, worldwide Navy Exchange and commissary privileges for you and your family
- VA guaranteed home loans
- Low-cost insurance options, including up to $400,000 in life insurance
- Travel opportunities
- Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you drill
- Retirement after 20 qualifying years
Navy Reserve Sailors continue to hold educational opportunities through Tuition Assistance, DANTES, and their post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill. Further education opportunities are also available through the US Naval War College and Senior Enlisted Academy, as well as certifications and licenses available through the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL).
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- U.S. citizen or equivalent
- High school graduate or equivalent
- 17 years of age or older
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve served before or whether you’ve never served before.
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.
Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Navy Reserve Sailors.