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Airman Basic

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Airman Basic is the lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just below Airman. It is abbreviated as AB and is categorized as E-1 on the U.S. military pay scale.

An AB's duties revolve around adjusting to military life. They are promoted to Airman upon their commander's recommendation after six months' time in grade.

Airmen basic do not bear any uniform rank insignia, which would normally be worn on the sleeves.

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U.S. military enlisted ranks

  E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Air Force: AB Amn A1C SRA SSgt TSgt MSgt SMSgt CMSgt -

CCM - CMSAF

Army: PV1 PV2 PFC SPC -

CPL

SGT SSG SFC MSG -

1SG

SGM -

CSM - SMA

Marine Corps: Pvt PFC LCpl Cpl Sgt SSgt GySgt MSgt -

1st Sgt

MGySgt -

SgtMaj - SMOMC

Navy: SR SA SN PO3 PO2 PO1 CPO SCPO MCPO -

CMCPO - MCPON

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