||Part I: The Air Force. A professional approach ; Customs and courtesies ; Who's who: grades, roles, and responsibilities ; Mission and organization ; Looking back: the importance of USAF history ; Looking forward: the Air Force of the future -- Part II: Service in the Air Force. Standards of conduct ; Rights, benefits, and restrictions ; Your uniform and standards of appearance ; Awards, decorations, and recognition programs ; The communication process ; Air Force computer systems and information technology ; The Inspector General and the Inspection System -- Part III: Getting ahead. Careers and goals ; Career progression routes ; Training and education ; Promotion system ; How to get the "right" assignments ; Going to a new assignment ; NCO leadership ; Commissioning opportunities -- Part IV: Personal affairs. The family in the Air Force community ; Medical care ; Dollars and sense ; Where to go for information, assistance, or "Help!" ; Off-duty pursuits ; Veterans benefits ; Answers to 25 frequently asked questions -- Appendices. A: Professional reading guide ; B: Key references ; C: Major USAF installations ; D: USAF fitness charts ; E: USAF acronyms and abbreviations.
||"This top-selling reference guide has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest information for U.S. airmen"--Amazon.com.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-283) and index.|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Nicolls, Boone, author. Airman's guide 9th edition. Lanham, MD : Stackpole Books,  9780811765374|
|Genre/form||Handbooks and manuals.|
|ISBN||9780811717700 (paperback ; alkaline paper)|
|ISBN||0811717704 (paperback ; alkaline paper)|