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Snapshot of the Air Force

 

- 365,377 individuals are on active duty

 

-- 73,451 officers and 291,926 enlisted personnel

 

- The Air Force has 13,754 pilots, 4,594 navigators, 1,299 air battle managers and 36,684 non-rated line officers in the grades of lieutenant colonel and below

 

Age

 

- The average age of the officer force is 35; for the enlisted force it's 29

 

- Of the force, 40.6 percent are below the age of 26

 

-- 47.5 percent of enlisted are below 26 versus 13.4 percent of officers

 

Sex

 

- 19.6 percent of the force are women

 

-- 18.4 percent of the officers are women and 19.9 percent of the enlisted corps are women

 

-- 60.8 percent of the female officers are line officers; 39.2 percent are non-line

 

-- 85.2 percent of the male officers are line officers; 14.8 percent are non-line

 

- The population of women is 71,655

 

- Women first began entering pilot training in 1976, fighter pilot training in July 1993 and navigator training in 1977

 

-- Currently there are 562 (4.1 percent) female pilots and 211 (4.6 percent) female navigators

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