Posted 27 February 2019 - 20:01
Civilian, first time applicant here. I'm probably going to drop in May, but figured I should start really tracking these now. I've been working on this since September but biggest hiccup is getting two small tattoos removed (one on each hand). My right hand is finally starting to be about gone but my left is being stubborn (just a small triangle outline). I have my flight physical and SIFT next week, and once those are good my recruiter is going to submit a Tattoo ETP for my left hand, so hopefully I'll be all set for May.
I'm currently a High school math teacher, and a park ranger on a mountain during the summer where I do law enforcement and first response. I'm also on the local Search and Rescue team and am finishing up my EMT next month. I've done a lot of medevacs and trauma missions, and would love to fly Blackhawks for medevacs.
No Army family history, but my dad and his dad were Air Force O-4s who flew F16s, and my mom's dad was an Air Force E-9 fixed wing mechanic.
Education: MS in Organizational Leadership, BS in Business Administration, AS in General Studies, EMT(will have before I submit packet)
SIFT: next week
Flight Physical: next week
LORs: Air Force O-8 who flew with my dad back in the day and has known me since I was born, Navy O-5(ret.) Search and Rescue pilot on my SAR team, W-4(ret.) I've known for 20 years, and an Air Force 0-6 (ret. But still contracting for AFA) civil engineer I've known since I was born (my best friend's dad).
Waivers: only one that might be needed is Tattoo ETP for my left hand unless something weird comes up with my physical. I'll submit it after next week's MEPS
My biggest questions I guess are: I see a lot of moral waivers getting selected, anyone ever heard of a tattoo one getting selected? I'd still finish getting it removed and it should be gone before I ship to basic but.. Also, would it be super important to have a current W-5 LOR? I feel like mine are pretty solid but I don't have an Army pilot who is currently flying. I met with a unit on Carson recently though and could get one if needed.