The United States Air Force has been around since the early 20th century, shortly after the invention of the airplane, and todays modern Air Force is fully equipped with the latest technology. For those interested in developing technical or professional skills in an exciting environment, the U.S. Air Force offers a wide range of opportunities. This book examines the process of enlistment and basic training and describes the many careers available in the air force from aviation careers to jobs in health care, engineering, communications, emergency management, and information technology. The last chapter takes a brief look at the services available to those who have served, after they leave the military. Colorful, thrilling photographs provide an insiders look at life in the U.S. Air Force.