Airman Basic (AB) is the lowest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force (USAF), immediately below Airman. The pay grade for Airman Basic is E-1.
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Every cadet starts as a Cadet Airman Basic upon joining Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, therefore holds the equivalent responsibility of a basic recruit. A C/AB's primary duty is to absorb information and orient him or herself within the unit.