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#21 Anthony2447

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 11:42

New to the forum, submitted my packet about two weeks ago. Have already done two rounds of corrections and waiting for a go at round three. I apologize for any grammatical errors, I am using a cell phone.

Age: 28
GT: 121
SIFT: 73
APFT: 284
Military: AD Army 10 yrs TIS, 11B: BLC, ALC, UPL, Airborne, RSLC, Ranger. On recruiting duty. No UCMJ
Flight hours: 0
Med: stamped with approved waiver
Civilian ed: Associates in General studies. 3.2 GPA. 36 credits towards BS in Aeronautics.
LORs: CO, BC, CW5, Brigade CO and BG. (I included last two as they were required for the medical waiver)

I am impressed with this forum and the members who share information in order to help each other out.
Only thing i would add in... stay motivated and persistent. It took 3 months of waiting to get the LORs required to run my waiver. The reason for the wiaver was that i self referred to ASAP because i was drinking like a moron and wanted some help; even though It was supposed to he confidential LOL.

Best of luck to everyone applying!

Great stats, good luck! Where are you recruiting at? I am in 1st BDE in Mid-Atlantic. Hopefully we can both escape haha



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 13:38


Great stats, good luck! Where are you recruiting at? I am in 1st BDE in Mid-Atlantic. Hopefully we can both escape haha[/quote]

Im in Phoenix BN. Im ready to move on from this nonsense! Lol

#23 LuckyFool117

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 17:06

Best of luck to all!

Age: 26
GT: 124
SIFT: 66
APFT: 248
Flight: 72 hours
MED: Stamped
College: 20 credits
LOR: Navy CMDR, Air Force Cpt, Marine 2nd LT

Have a Battalion Board Interview November 7th, hopefully all goes well.

#24 Anthony2447

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 19:35

[quote name="Rgr0713" post="191075" timestamp="1508956735"]

Great stats, good luck! Where are you recruiting at? I am in 1st BDE in Mid-Atlantic. Hopefully we can both escape haha[/quote]

Im in Phoenix BN. Im ready to move on from this nonsense! Lol[/quote]

Edited by Anthony2447, 25 October 2017 - 19:41.


#25 Anthony2447

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 19:37

Hahaha nice. Me too man, hopefully it pans out. I was just in Arizona a few weeks ago for my graduation. Scottsdale and Tempe are awesome.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 19:11

- Age: 28
- GT: 124
- SIFT: 68
- APFT: 288
- Military: 8 years AD Army SSG (P), 11B, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, NCO of the Quarter/Year, Pathfinder, AA ETC. 
- Civilian Education: 39 semester hours towards AS in Aeronautics Degree with a 4.0 GPA 
- Flight: Some FW prior to the Army
- Physical: Stamped/No Waivers
- LORS:  Company CO, BC, CW4

 

Third time trying to finish a packet. Physical took five months so if your working on one keep after it.


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#27 Pterry1392

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 20:15

Might as well add my information on here as well.

 

Age: 25

GT: 112
SIFT: 55
APFT: 300
Military: 5 years (prior-service USMC) meritorious E-5 as a Fixed Wing Airframe Mechanic 
Flight hours: 0
Physical: Complete with LASIK waiver
Civ Ed: BS in Aviation Management w/ 3.62 overall GPA, 168 credits
LORs: CO (O-5), MO (O-4), OIC (O-3) (USMC)

Battalion Board: Completed September 12th

 

 

Alright so I found out the long-form flight physical I completed was not valid for some reason because it was completed by the Navy and not the Army... So I am now likely (hopefully) going on the January board as well. However, I do still have to complete my flight physical again... As Rgr0713 said, definitely stay motived if you want to get into this program. I've been working towards this opportunity for almost two years now. I was medically disqualified July 2016, paid for vision correction and have continued working towards it since.



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 17:55

How long did most of you study for the SIFT? I am currently in college and preparing my packet, but haven't had much time to study due to other academic requirements. 



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 19:35

How long did most of you study for the SIFT? I am currently in college and preparing my packet, but haven't had much time to study due to other academic requirements. 

 

I spent about six hours total however, math and physics have always been my strongest subjects. If you haven't been a "aviation nut" your whole life I'd set aside 30mins a day for about a month or so to do your best.

 

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 19:41

How long did most of you study for the SIFT? I am currently in college and preparing my packet, but haven't had much time to study due to other academic requirements. 


I spent about 2 weeks studying for it. The best thing you can do for yourself is find a PDF copy of the FAA Rotarywing Flight Manual and read a chapter every day.
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#31 Rgr0713

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 22:29

The FAA manual is great reading

I spent probably 2 solid months studying. I spent a great bit of that time working on the math.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 15:56

Fairly new to this forum, but it has sure helped me through the journey of submitting my packet.  Especially in following the Commissioned Officer to Aviation Warrant Officer Thread in this forum.  Sent my packet a couple weeks ago and it is currently at level 2 (Proponent).  Hopefully the process goes well and I don't get too much kickback.

Age: 29
GT: NA
SIFT: 67
APFT: 286
Military: AD Army 7 yrs TIS, 11A: Currently a Rifle Company Commander, Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, Captain's Career Course. No UCMJ or any other derogatory actions.
Flight hours: 0
Med: Complete
Civilian ed: Bachelor of Science. 2.7 GPA. University Studies (Yeah, had probably too much fun in college).
LORs: BN CDR, BDE CDR, Senior Warrant (CW5)

Any other Officers applying out there?  I have to say it took me a lot of coordination with my recruiter to finally get my packet sent. There are a lot of unique requirements for an Officer application that you otherwise learn through trial and error.  The ETP Waiver is a real thing if you have over 2 years ACFS as an Officer.  No problem in getting branch to cooperate with the conditional release.  I really lucked out in finding a provider that had some connects with the guy at Rucker who signs the physicals, stamped and complete within a day.  That being said, I went through 3 other providers who were not nearly as persistent or concerned about getting it done in the short amount of time I had.

 

Good luck to all! And if anyone has any questions about the process, let me know!

 

-AngryJoe        



#33 UnchainedJay

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 11:13

New to the forum and looking to submit for the January board.

 

Age: 26

GT: 114
SIFT: 51
APFT: 271
Military: 8 years active duty as a Signal soldier.  
Flight hours: 0
Physical: Awaiting stamp back from Ft. Rucker
Civ Ed: 27 credits towards business degree

Waivers: None
LORs: NATO Company Commander, NATO BN Commander, and CW5 AD Aviator.

 

How long did it take you all to get your stamped physical back from Ft. Rucker? Part 2 was finished three weeks ago. I tried checking the status of it through the vfso website but it never loads up for me.



#34 leothealion

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:14

Hello,

My name is Leo. Im new to the forum and didnt want to post until I actually submitted my package. Here are my stats.

Age: 27(28 in Jan)
GT: 129
SIFT: 68
APFT: 271
Military: Currently AD USAF 7 Yrs as A Blackhawk crew chief.
Flight hours: A bunch as a back ender.
Physical. Stamped 1W. Need Prk waiver.
Civ Ed: 2 x Associates degrees. 110 Credit hours.
Waivers: PRK (Eye surgery)
LORs: I work in a rescue unit so all mine came from home. Lt Col, Maj, Capt. My CW LOR came from a CW5 160th 152c pilot. (He is awesome and hooked me up a lot).

Anyone think this process is a pain in the ass? I have had nothing but headaches the entire time.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:32

New to the forum and looking to submit for the January board.
 
Age: 26
GT: 114
SIFT: 51
APFT: 271
Military: 8 years active duty as a Signal soldier.  
Flight hours: 0
Physical: Awaiting stamp back from Ft. Rucker
Civ Ed: 27 credits towards business degree

Waivers: None
LORs: NATO Company Commander, NATO BN Commander, and CW5 AD Aviator.

 

How long did it take you all to get your stamped physical back from Ft. Rucker? Part 2 was finished three weeks ago. I tried checking the status of it through the vfso website but it never loads up for me.

 
The vfso link only works on NIPR networks, we can't even access it through a SNAP terminal. Contact Mr Garcia at Fort Rucker he is the USAREC AERO med liaison, he can expedite your PHY once its submitted, his office  # 334-598-8955 however emailing him on global works better.
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 17:11

Just a FYI but I submitted my packet on 27 Oct I believe, and when I emailed asking for a packet status last week I was told I had been boarded for the Nov board. So even if you miss a deadline, that board's was Sep 22, you can still make the board if your packet is straight .



#37 UnchainedJay

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Posted Yesterday, 08:46

Thanks. I missed this November 17th packet deadline because I have been waiting on signatures (recommendation letters & front cover), besides that my packet is completed. I thought I would have had to wait until March to be boarded. Looks like I would still get boarded for the January board.

 

Just a FYI but I submitted my packet on 27 Oct I believe, and when I emailed asking for a packet status last week I was told I had been boarded for the Nov board. So even if you miss a deadline, that board's was Sep 22, you can still make the board if your packet is straight .



#38 WillyB

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Posted Yesterday, 14:23

Age - 28
GT - 121
SIFT - 72
APFT - 282
Military - 8 Years Active Duty (5 USMC, 3 USMCR as AR) , E-5 Sgt
CIV ED HS Diploma
Flight Hours 339 (CH-53E Crew Chief)
Flight Physical Qualified
Leadership Schools: Sergeants Residence Course (ALC Equivalent)
LOR - CO(MAJ), BC(LTC), CW3

FQ-NS from today's results. So now I need to resubmit.

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Posted Yesterday, 20:36

Age - 28
GT - 121
SIFT - 72
APFT - 282
Military - 8 Years Active Duty (5 USMC, 3 USMCR as AR) , E-5 Sgt
CIV ED HS Diploma
Flight Hours 339 (CH-53E Crew Chief)
Flight Physical Qualified
Leadership Schools: Sergeants Residence Course (ALC Equivalent)
LOR - CO(MAJ), BC(LTC), CW3

FQ-NS from today's results. So now I need to resubmit.

Don't have to resubmit it goes automatically to the next board if you change something it'll be an update

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Posted Yesterday, 20:43

Age - 28
GT - 121
SIFT - 72
APFT - 282
Military - 8 Years Active Duty (5 USMC, 3 USMCR as AR) , E-5 Sgt
CIV ED HS Diploma
Flight Hours 339 (CH-53E Crew Chief)
Flight Physical Qualified
Leadership Schools: Sergeants Residence Course (ALC Equivalent)
LOR - CO(MAJ), BC(LTC), CW3

FQ-NS from today's results. So now I need to resubmit.

 

 

Honestly, I'm astonished you didn't get picked up. Your packet is ideal for a PS flight warrant, minus the collegiate education. If I were you, I'd be pulling some strings with your LORs' to see if you can get some details as to why you were NS....Could be something simple. Could be something you can address in your essay.

 

Maybe try some flight training at your local base if they have a flight club. You don't need to get your license, but completing a ground school and at least soloing (10-15hours) could tip the packet in your favor...Good luck man






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