senior airman

noun

: an enlisted man in the air force who ranks above an airman first class but who has not been made staff sergeant

Examples of senior airman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aaron Pennington served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 2015 to 2022, reaching the rank of senior airman, according to an Air Force spokesperson. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 24 Oct. 2023 On July 12, 2019, Luckey, at the time a senior airman with the National Guard’s 175th Security Forces Squad, shot and killed a man in a parking lot outside a restaurant in Baltimore County. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 6 Dec. 2022 In January 2020, a senior airman without dependents received a monthly housing stipend of $1,560, compared to the typical Tampa-area rent price of $1,457, according to Zillow. R.j. Rico, al, 20 Aug. 2022 But since then rent prices have exploded to $2,118 per month on average in July, while a senior airman’s housing allowance is currently $1,647. R.j. Rico, al, 20 Aug. 2022 But since then rent prices have exploded to $2,118 per month in July, while a senior airman’s housing allowance is currently $1,647. R.j. Rico, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Aug. 2022 Babbitt spent four years on active duty, from 2004 through 2008, achieving the rank of senior airman. Scott Glover, CNN, 18 June 2021 Babbitt left the military in 2016 as a senior airman - a relatively low rank for someone who spent more than a decade in uniform. Anchorage Daily News, 11 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of senior airman was circa 1977

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“Senior airman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senior%20airman. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

senior airman

noun
: a temporary rank in the air force just below that of a sergeant
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