What to Expect

ForFamilies

Guardianstories

Many perspectives. One mission.

Many perspectives. One mission.

It takes people from various backgrounds with different skill sets to operate the world's most-advanced space power.

Get in on the ground floor

Get in on the ground floor

We are looking for people who are ready to develop the new era of defense.

Supportandstrength,fromourfamilytoyours.
Your family member can build an amazing career in the Space Force, but joining is an important decision for all parties to consider. If your family member wishes to join, learn more about what they can expect and the diverse opportunities we offer.
WhattoConsider
Learning about the Space Force can help you and your child decide the right path for their future. Addressing questions and concerns with your child, family and friends can help. Take the time to get the answers you need to make a great decision.
01
During Military Training
Your family member will spend five to nine weeks in military training, depending on which type they attend: Basic Military Training (BMT), Officer Training School (OTS). Each is very challenging, but allows them opportunities to call, receive mail from and write letters to home.

Learn More

02
Military Training Graduation
As a family member of a Guardian, you’re welcome to attend your family member’s graduation. For enlisted Guardians graduating from Basic Military Training (BMT), ceremonies are held at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Officer Training School (OTS) graduate ceremonies held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and Academy graduates are held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
03
Life on Base
Following training, your family member may attend technical training or be assigned to a base where their skill set can be used. All bases offer the amenities and support your family member’s needs to enjoy a great quality of life, with recreation centers and entertainment options all nearby that are available at lower costs than those off base.
04
Stay In Touch
Your Guardian’s base location might change every couple of years. This will heavily depend on their career field and the current needs of the Space Force. Regardless of where your family member is stationed, there are several options for them to keep in touch.
FAQ