What is a reserve weekend?
After Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Army Reserve Soldiers return to their civilian lives and spend one weekend a month and two weeks per year training to keep their skills sharp.
Do Army Reserves work weekends?
For reservists, their service capacity generally is a one weekend a month, two weeks a year of service time. Each weekend that is served is called drill and reservists meet at the closest base to conduct drill.
How long are Army Reserve weekends?
These two weeks can be done either individually, or as a partial or full unit, depending on how the base or unit schedules the training. The weekend drill assemblies are generally served at your unit.
Can you go straight to the reserves?
Many U.S. military reservists transition from active duty as a way to complete their service obligations. It’s also possible to enlist in the reserve branches of the military straight out of civilian life. You can join the U.S. military reserves without prior military service if you meet the basic qualifications.
Can you quit the reserves?
Unlike other jobs you may quit at will, the Army Reserves mandates that only unusual and sometimes extreme conditions can justify leaving prior to the end of your enlistment term.
Can you be a full time Army Reserve?
Yes, it’s quite common for Reservists to become full time soldiers. You may have to go through interviews and a selection process, depending on the role that you want, although for many roles the selection is the same. You may have to undergo further training to equip you for your new job.
How many points is a drill weekend?
You receive 15 points annually just for being a part of the Air National Guard, every drill weekend you complete you receive 4 points, and every AT/AD training day you complete you get 1 point!
How often do reserve members have to serve?
One Weekend a Month, Two weeks a Year is the minimum service requirement Reserve Component members are scheduled to serve. However, it’s more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule.
What can you do with the Army Reserve?
Full-Time Success. See how serving one weekend a month, plus two weeks a year can transform your life—personally and professionally. The Army Reserve offers more than 120 jobs that provide valuable training and experience for your long-term life goals, in addition to making you a well-trained Soldier.
What are the benefits of being in the reserves?
Benefits for Army Reserves include job bonuses, tuition assistance and student load debt assistance, low cost health/dental insurance, low cost life insurance and access to veteran retirement benefits. Receive training that translates to civilian careers without signing up full time
How long is the Army Reserve from home?
Army Reserve Soldiers typically serve just 90 minutes from home. CONNECT WITH AN ARMY REPRESENTATIVE. We understand that you probably have a million questions. Don’t worry, we’ve been there too.