When you join AFTC, you become part of a highly respected community working on the utmost challenges in the world of aviation, and your benefits should reflect that.
Comprehensive Health Coverage: We offer the widest selection of health plans in the country, and all employees are eligible for free health screenings.
Dental and Vision Coverage: Tax-advantaged dental and vision benefits are available to eligible federal employees, retirees and their eligible family members on an enrollee-pay-all basis, with competitive premiums and no pre-existing condition limitations.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Eligible employees can deposit funds into a health savings account that enables them to pay for many out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.
Long-Term Care Insurance: This insurance helps pay for medical and non-medical needs of enrollees with a chronic illness or disability that affects their day-to-day activity over long periods of time.
Life Insurance: The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program offers eligible employees basic life insurance and three types of optional life insurance at attractive group rates – and most employees can continue their coverage after retirement.
Are you ready to balance a rewarding career protecting your nation with a fulfilling personal life? At AFTC, we offer resources and tools that help you enjoy everything you put into your work – and your time away from it, as well. These are just some of the work-life benefits offered by the Air Force, regardless of your location:
Flexible Work Schedules: Helping you balance time between work and family.
Telecommuting: Employees in certain positions can work from home. Certain restrictions may apply.
Civilian Fitness and Wellness Policy: Full-time employees can use up to three hours of their workday per week, without using leave or vacation time, for fitness and wellness activities, pending approval. A physical exam is required for participation.
For more detailed information on benefits, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s benefits page.
Acquisition Demonstration Project: Competitive Compensation
If you’re familiar with federal careers, you probably know about the General Schedule, or GS, pay system. The Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) needed a more flexible option that would allow us to attract the highest caliber individuals to join our team. That option is the Acquisition Demonstration Project – or “AcqDemo.” Unlike the GS system, there are three career paths to consider: Business Management and Technical Management Professional (NH), Technical Management Support (NJ) and Administrative Support (NK).
Not all of the DoD is a part of this project. AFTC (specifically Edwards Air Force Base), the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition Directorate at the Pentagon and the Contracting Command at the Air Force District of Washington at Joint Base Andrews AFB are AcqDemo participants. And we are actively engaged in bringing other acquisition centers into the program.
Senior Airman Jennifer Peterson (left) and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Phelps prepare to move Mark 84 bombs inside a hardened structure April 21, 2010, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD.
OVER CALIFORNIA -- An F/A-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. John Teichert, releases a guided bomb unit-32 1,000-pound joint direct attack munitions at supersonic speed for the first time near California's Panamint Mountain range.
The X-51A Waverider is set to demonstrate hypersonic flight. Powered by a Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine, it is designed to ride on its own shockwavem and accelerate to about Mach 6. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb sits at an air base in Southwest Asia waiting to be used should it become necessary. The MOAB is also called "The Mother of all Bombs" by scientists and the community alike.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. More information on COVID-19 requirements may be found at: