I used to be a Navy recruiter in Portland OR. Now I am active duty Air National Guard in AK.
I work essentially as an OS for NORAD. We are deployed in place and we work out of either Anchorage AK or Tacoma WA on the western portion of the US. We monitor the skies for emergencies, Russians, hijackings and such. We are deployed in place (meaning our mission is 100% where we are located right now... and though we are members of the Air National Guard we are fully active duty (AGR same befits and retirement and everything). From time to time we hire new members (up to paygrade E5 and you can keep that paygrade with no new boot camp even for crosstraining-- the school for this job is about 5 weeks long and)... Since you are still IRR in the military you can apply for this next round for up here if you wish... Here is the announcement.
Your age is fine as well.
You will also need this form...
and this one...
and of course this one...
The required AF form 422 is a brief medical piece that insures you are in good health. Your most recent physical can be taken to an Air Force clinic (if the guys at the Portland Air Guard clinic (503)335-5000 --- won't help then you mighht need to rush quickly up to McChord's flight medicine to have this done. If you are really serious about this then you should go there and ask for a ground base controller's flight physical (we don't actually fly but that is the physical)... then have them do a 422 and get a copy of the physical for your package as well.
As to what the Air Force calls your vmpf... the Navy calls it your ompf (virtual or online personnel file). If you still have access to npc online you can get this. Other wise you will have to include what you have for them with your last three evals (if you have them) your last fitness test (if you can't find that the see if a fitness monitor at the Navy reserve center in Portland would do a practice for you and sign off on how you are scoring.
Of course letters of recommendation are always a good idea.
We announce from time to time up here and we will often hire (following a phone interview for those who live far away like yourself) people and then retrain them for this job.
Now McChord also has this same opportunity with the WA Air National Guard. We are the Alaska NORAD region and they are the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS). For them though they want you to already have the schooling pretty much every time they hire a person for full time. Easy to do though. You can go ahead and join the WA Air National Guard from Portland and go into the 1C5 career field (Command and Control Battle Management Operator). You will be a driller at first (almost all of their people start out that way)... the thing is that they continuously hire new E5's for active duty all the time... it is a big organization.
With these positions there is no PSCing down the road (you can apply to be transferred but it is never put on you). You ca promote all the way up (E8 and E9 are very difficult to attain--- as they should be).
We work on a shift schedule- 0600-1800 15 days per month. Every few weeks we flip to nights for about two weeks (1800-0600).
Fitness standards, education, desire to learn new qualifications on the operations floor, and ability to lead and mentor are very important here.
Dependency numbers for recruiting is very generous here (my cousin joined with a wife and 4 kids). Base housing for active duty is available).
20 year retirement is available (HYT isn't based on pay grade but rather performance so going past 20 is very doable).
A couple of videos...
I work with a guy who was a CNS sailor and he is so glad that he found this for his career. NCS didn't allow sailors to really have the career they wanted. I am not a recruiter anymore but i hope that this info is helpful to you.
p.s. The current announcement for up here is ending in about a week so you would have to move quickly... Don't worry though thse come open from time to time and for all I know McChord is better for you anyway.
I hope this helps you out...