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Air Force Raises Enlistee Age Max to 39

Stars and Stripes reports that “thanks to a new Air Force policy announced Tuesday, enlisted recruits can now experience the joys of basic training in their late 30s.”  

“The Air Force raised the maximum age for enlisted accession from 27 to 39, meaning it may now be the best choice for those who feel the call to military service later in life.”  

“The maximum age for Army enlisted recruits is 35, while the Navy and Marines cap recruit ages at 34 and 28, respectively.”  

“Under federal law, the oldest recruit any military branch can enlist is 42, although each service sets its own policy within that limit.”

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