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#1 Seminole

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 20:48

Hey VR community, 

 

First off this site has been invaluable and I appreciate everyone who takes the time to post here.

 

I take the SIFT Thursday and thought other applicants might appreciate hearing my take on it. I have not found many posts about it recently so figured I'd post about it and knock out an intro simultaneously. 

 

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Age : 25

Degree : B.S. Family & Child Science with Pre Med track (3.0 gpa)

 

College credits - 209 (Dual major with minor)

GT - 131

APFT - TBD 6/25, mock tested at 293

SIFT score - TBD

Flight physical - date TBD

Waivers :TBD  no known medical/eyesight issues

Letters of recommendation thus far : 
-Sgt Major JSOC
-County Commissioner
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To the vet VR members, any and all criticism/input is highly valued.

I'm aiming for the August 2nd board and doing my best to hunt more letters of recommendation.

 

I'm really hoping for a SIFT score in or above the 60s, doing my part to try and make that happen. 

 

I know selection rates are high but I'm trying to give 110% and submit the strongest possible packet.  

 

Ill post my detailed experience with the SIFT section by section on Thursday for those who come behind me. Lord have mercy on my hidden figures. Best of luck the everyone!



#2 mwoz

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 15:37

Good luck. I took the SIFT and scored a 69. Learning each term in the FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook helped me a lot on the test and almost every question on the Army Aviation Information Test looked familiar. 

 

There is an app on the play store called "Maximize the SIFT" which has practice questions and could be good last minute review before you take the test. 



#3 TxMade85

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 19:58

Good Luck! I took mine today, scored a 49 which put me below average which is pretty much the story of my life. Then again, I have zero aviation experience and only studied for a little under a month. I personally couldn't get pass how horribly written some of the questions were (reading comprehension, AAIT.) Maybe it was just my PMOS playing tricks on me mentally, causing me to overthink them, Either way I'm glad it's over with. 

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 16:12

Taking the SIFT tomorrow as well. Good luck!



#5 Simpsj17

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:43

Dont let that stop you I made it with a 42 SIFT score.

Good Luck! I took mine today, scored a 49 which put me below average which is pretty much the story of my life. Then again, I have zero aviation experience and only studied for a little under a month. I personally couldn't get pass how horribly written some of the questions were (reading comprehension, AAIT.) Maybe it was just my PMOS playing tricks on me mentally, causing me to overthink them, Either way I'm glad it's over with. 
 
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:17

I made a 63! Not bad for only 2 hours of sleep.... I was a bit nervous lol.

#7 Seminole

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:11

Nice score Brickle!

 

Yeah Tx I wouldn't worry too much about a 49, thats right on mean and like Simp said you can still get picked up. Just knock the rest of your packet out of the park!

 

 

So my entire MEPS and SIFT projection got canceled. Despite the fact my recruiters knew I had taken a practice ASVAB at a different recruiting station, nobody ever officially transferred me over to my current office. 

 

Here is how the roller coaster of a day went. 

 

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Night before : I am sent my hotel address. It is an entirely different city than where I had been told my MEPS and SIFT would be held. 

 

Day of : Am told there has been a mistake; my confirmation test for my PICAT is 7 hours earlier than originally told. No worries, I had left super early to plan for such a possible situation. 

 

On the way : Am told the projection is canceled because I still 'belong' to a different recruiting office with a different MEPS area. Transfer will take 2-3 days. 

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Was able to turn the day around and got to use the spare time to meet up with a CW4 I had found through networking, learn from his experiences, and sit in a 60M. Hoping that results in a LoR, either way was a valuable and cool experience.  

 

It was frustrating to work 11 days straight to get the time to go to MEPS/SIFT only to be cut short, but I made the best of it. Will post SIFT experience when I take it (Next week?)



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:35

Unfortunately there are often these issues when relying on others in the .mil. So I guess you got another learning experience there as well. Nobody except for you cares about your career, always remember that. 

 

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#9 Rat_Taylor

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 17:11

Good luck. I took the SIFT and scored a 69. Learning each term in the FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook helped me a lot on the test and almost every question on the Army Aviation Information Test looked familiar. 

 

There is an app on the play store called "Maximize the SIFT" which has practice questions and could be good last minute review before you take the test. 

 

 

 

Is that a Google only App? I can't find it in the Apple App Store. 







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