An Air Reserve Technician (ART) carries dual status, working as a full-time
Department of Defense civil service employee and as Reservist performing the
same job in an Air Force Reserve Command unit.
ARTs are full-time
civilian employees who are required to serve as members of the Air Force Reserve
one weekend a month and at least 14 days a year of annual training. On these
weekend Unit Training Assemblies (UTAs) and during their annual two-week tour of
duty, ARTs train with fellow reservists.
During the normal five-day
workweek, ARTs perform as civilians, maintaining and operating reserve
facilities in direct support of their unit.