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US Air Force raises maximum enlistment age to 39

CINCINNATI (Derek Drake) -- The United States Air Force has raised their enlistment age to the highest it's been in decades, and the highest among all branches of the military.

First word of this change was posted Tuesday on the Official USAF Recruiting Facebook page:

Post by U.S. Air Force Recruiting.


Sgt. Hillary Stonemetz, Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs, confirmed the information posted on the Facebook page, but said details surrounding the decision were not yet available.

The prior age requirements to join the Air Force was between the ages of 17 and 27. The change now increases the maximum enlistment age to 39.

Currently the maximum enlistment age for other branches of the military are as follows; Army - 35, Marines - 28, Navy - 34, Coast Guard - 27.

We have a request in to Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs for more information and we will update this story as new information becomes available.

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