The AH-64 Apache helicopter is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter in the Army National Guard, and it’s up to you to keep the fleet mission-ready. As an AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer, your primary responsibility will be to maintain the electrical systems, and perform maintenance on the chopper’s weaponry, including the advanced targeting system, 70mm rockets, and laser-guided Hellfire missiles.
Through training and practice, you will learn how to repair and maintain the armament, electrical, and avionics systems and components of the Apache helicopter. Specific duties may include: diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing armament, electrical and avionics systems and components; performing maintenance, modifications, and alignment on weapons components, fire control units, and sighting elements; performing operational and preventive checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics, and controlled cryptographic equipment; troubleshooting equipment wiring harnesses; testing, troubleshooting, and repairing diagnostic equipment; and maintaining documentation and maintenance records.
• Maintain records on weapons and subsystems
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Electrical theory
• Troubleshooting procedures
• Soldering techniques
• Electrical system maintenance
• Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
• Interest in working with electricity
• Problem solving
• Ability to use hand and power tools
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines, and government agencies.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for an AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing electrical systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.