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Yes, guard or reserve.
Take a look at two approaches. First, you may be interested in officer training as part of the Air Force ROTC program. You can check on the internet to see which schools offer this program and what scholarships may be available to you for participating. In addition to actual classroom work as part of your college studies you would participate in Summer camp and some weekend training.
Secondly, consider enlisting in the Air Force Reserve which would require some weekend and Summer participation while you pursue your education. You should be easily able to convert to full time service after graduation and ---- I believe that you would retain the rank that you earned while in the reserves when you joined the active service.
I don't know what the difference in length would be between the Summer programs and you would clearly want to check that out with regard to the ROTC approach. The standard Summer program for the reserves was 2 weeks during my years in uniform and I believe that it is still the same.
Again, a lot of information about both ROTC and the AF Reserve is available on-line although I urge you to sit down with a live person to best understand your obligation before signing up and be sure to check on the possibility of a Reserve unit being called to active duty and how that would affect your education.
Best of luck, and thanks for considering serving.