Active-duty members have Reserve options

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  • By Donovan Potter, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Hill AIR FORCE BASE – Active-duty Air Force members have choices when contemplating transition to the civilian world. Staying blue as a member of the Air Force Reserve is a choice with many benefits.

Master Sgt. Brasil Segura, an Air Force Reserve in-service recruiter with the 353rd Recruiting Squadron at Hill, has all the information for those interested in learning more.

“Anyone who is active-duty Air Force and has an inclination of not continue service as an active-duty member can contact me,” she said. “We have different options based off what you want. My goal is to make sure you’re in the best situation for civilian life.”

The different options include transitioning into the traditional Reserve which is a minimum commitment of one weekend a month and two weeks a year. Individual Mobilization Augmentees are assigned to active-duty units and have flexible schedules. Air Reserve Technicians and Active Reserve Guard are full-time civilian employee positions.

There are positions right here at Hill with the 419th Fighter Wing for people who want to stay in Utah, but other locations are also an option.

“We accommodate all applicants, wherever they want to live,” Segura said. “We have numerous units all over the U.S. and overseas. Some jobs even qualify for travel reimbursement as well.” 

It’s possible to work the same job in the Reserve as a person did while on active-duty, but retraining into a new career is also an option.

Segura said it’s a seamless transition into the Reserve for people without a break in service.

“The process can be as quick as four weeks, but I do recommend people reach out to me as soon as possible,” she said. “They can do this process up to a year from their date of separation. We also have the Palace Chase option, where they can apply for early separation if they’re halfway through their initial enlistment.”

In certain situations, no service commitment is required, but currently there are bonuses offered for commitments varying from one-to-six years.

Segura said the Air Force Reserve has given her the opportunity to serve where she wants while still enjoying all the benefits she had on active-duty.

“The benefits alone are a reason why most people want to make that transition, with Tricare, dental, life insurance, travel opportunities and much more,” she said. “The Air Force Reserve has been an amazing opportunity for me, she said. “I was prior active-duty Air Force with a job where I felt I was always away from my son. I needed something different but I did not want to stop wearing the uniform.”

For more information about transition into the Air Force Reserve, call Segura at 801-777-1648, 801-866-4024 or email