Seasoning Training


The Seasoning Training Program (STP) is designed to build a ready force.  The program allows Enlisted and Officer Initial Skills formal school graduates to voluntarily remain on Active Duty for Training (ADT) orders for the purpose of On-the-Job Training (OJT).

STP is a means to accelerate training in core tasks as required by the Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) for deployment eligibility.  Members are considered “trained" upon completion of mandatory core tasks required for 5-level upgrade or officer qualification

This training must be solely for the purpose of completing core tasks required for skill level upgrade.

  • STP I and STP II are available to traditional reservists (TR) and some Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs)

  • Eligible members are non-prior service, prior service, and re-trainees graduating from a 3-skill level awarding formal training.

  • Members who are awarded a 3-skill level and did not attend Enlisted Initial Skills Training (e.g., awarded via Transportation Proficiency Course (TPC), Field Training Detachment (FTD), Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) conversion, have an approved 3-skill level waiver or an AFSC without a technical school, etc.) are also eligible.

All participants must:

  • Be in good standing with the Air Force Reserve to include a record of satisfactory participation and not denied reenlistment based on performance, attitude, bearing, or behavior.

  • Be medically cleared to participate in training activities. 

  • Have a current and passing “Fit-to-Fight” score.

  • Be assigned to Duty Status Code (DSC) “00” (Present for duty).

  • Possess a security clearance at the appropriate level to actively participate in required training.



  • The trainee must complete the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

  • STP I is for individuals in a specialty AFSC.  This list is updated every fiscal year.

  • STP II is for all other AFSC not on the listing. The max allowed days for STP II is 139.

  • MOUs for STP I must be received by Base Training Office (BTO) no less than 10 working days prior to the start date on the MOU.

  • Milestones for the time required must be submitted with the STP package and represent an individual’s core tasks.

  • When you start STP orders you will need to in-process several offices within the wing to include the Force Development office. 

  • Training status will be tracked through mandatory periodic monitoring of milestones; every 30 days the Supervisor and the Trainee will need to complete a STP QC form. 

Note: If the trainee is no longer able to continue the training, a notification to stop STP is required to be sent to the 514 FSDE office