New Recruiting Pre-Test Available

A new Air Force Recruiting Service program provides applicants who wish to join the Air Force the opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery pre-test from any computer with Internet access, announced Air Force recruiting officials. The Pre-screening, Internet-delivered Computer Adaptive Test is an unmonitored version of the full ASVAB, the test that recruiters use to assess an applicant’s qualifications for joining the military. The PiCAT will give applicants familiarity with the ASVAB and enables recruiters to determine if applicants are qualified before sending them to a military entrance processing station or military entrance test site, states AFRS’ Aug. 20 release. “We are looking at saving the recruiter’s valuable time,” said MSgt. Carmellea Abercrombie-Stokes, AFRS enlisted standards superintendent. Plus, with the pre-test, “there will be fewer testers who are not likely to pass the ASVAB,” she said. (Randolph report by SSgt. Hillary Stonemetz)