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Good states to join the National Guard? Good MOS other than WOFT?


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#21 StockTrader

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:46

 
I live in upstate NY, but I would like to move out of NY state.  


Dependent on how far away you want to move and what airframe you are looking to fly. PA has a pretty large aviation unit at Ft Indiantown Gap. CT and VT have units also.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 13:00

 

I live in upstate NY, but I would like to move out of NY state.  

 

If you're looking for a big change in scenery, JBLM will have a lot of opportunities.



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 13:32

 

I live in upstate NY, but I would like to move out of NY state.  

If you move south....South Carolina has a pretty sizable Aviation Unit as well, broken up between Columbia and Greenville (60s and 64s are in Columbia, 47s and 72s are in Greenville).  Cost of living is low, but you also have the opportunity to find a pretty decent job (Depends on what you want to do, of course)



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 14:07

How tough would it be for a Blackhawk guy to transfer into the Apache unit?

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 14:16

How tough would it be for a Blackhawk guy to transfer into the Apache unit?

Not sure.....but they are wanting Apache guys right now.  



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Posted 05 November 2018 - 13:27

I know MA and CT need UH-60 pilots. I think you can't beat the leadership skills you will gain as a grunt, but if you are basically trying to find the best path to become a pilot in the Guard, I would think a repairer in aviation in whatever state you want to fly for would be your best bet. That said, a lot of grunts go aviation as well. 

My two perspectives are 1. As a repairer in the state in which you will fly you will get very familiar with stuff you really should know anyway as a pilot, or alternatively 2. as a grunt you will get very familiar with the mission aviation ultimately exists to support. Both would presumably be helpful to your career as a pilot. 

I'm a former grunt sitting in the pipeline for Guard aviation waiting on schools. 

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 13:53

Pennsylvania has the largest Army National Guard so maybe going to a state with a larger guard presence and big budget would offer some benefits?

However a state with a small guard may offer an advantage because youll be less of just a number.

As far as an enlisted MOS, I would recommend something that familiarizes you with army aviation and allows you to make contacts. Helicopter Mechanic, UAV operator, ATC. All of those give seem like they would be good options.

Also, you could look for a job that will give you a valuable skill that translates well to the civilian side in the event WOFT doesnt work out for you. Medical equipment repairmen make very good money civilian side and there is an MOS for that.

However you do it, good luck on your endeavors.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 12:01

Does anyone know of any states flying ch-47's that need applicants?  



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 17:56

Just wanted to update to make others aware of something I found.

 

If you are pursuing WOFT, and for whatever reason it does not work out but you still want to serve in the military, then a good alternative for WOFT might be to join the army under a 11x Option 40 contract.  

 

This contract allows you to try out to join the 75 Ranger Regiment to become an Army Ranger right off the street just like WOFT.  Rangers are special forces and the program seems to be a bit of a step up from regular Army Infantry.  

 

Not a bad alternative at all if you ask me.  I wanted to update with this find since some people can't get into WOFT, and as much as that sucks there are other options if you still want to serve in the military and feel you want to be challenged a little more than what the regular Army would offer.  


Edited by droz88, 21 December 2018 - 17:58.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 19:56

Lol no. It may allow you a seat at RASP, far from a slot in the 75th (unless you are one of the few who can make the cut, fewer as a new soldier)

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 20:09

Guard pilot is a great choice. Everyone that I know in the guard/reserve is loving life right now and flying a sh*t ton. Everyone on active hates life. 


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