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  1. WOBC is a 3 week course with various subjects covering leadership and some basic Army intros. You will also shoot the pistol qualification course during this time. Most people under perform in WOBC and don’t realize it is used to calculate your final OML for selection. Wait times vary after WOCS but the biggest stall is usually SERE. I’m not sure how long that is now (It was 3 months for me due to COVID). You will be filled into courses by B-CO as they see fit. Usually this has to do with whatever component you’re in. Sometimes NG or reserve get priority other times they don’t. Just depends. If you’re on hold you’ll be assigned to some sort of duty position. Most people are put in HONDET (honors detail) and the rest go into staff positions around the post. Once you start flight training you shouldn’t have any extra duty unless you get pulled for quarantine or some other reason and you get delayed. Don’t worry about anything right now, just do one thing at a time. Good luck.
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  2. Sounds about right for the most part.
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  3. Come fly for the Air Force reserve or Guard! I got out of the Corps as an 0602/Captain and went through UPT as 31 year-old. Let me know if you need any help.
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  4. Maybe this can be a sticky/pinned thread? I thought it would be helpful to have a thread that has the stats of everyone who has been selected on the forum. That way, it will help answer the question, “Here are my stats, what are my chances of being selected?” So, if you get selected, add your stats here for others to see! To start, I’ve compiled a list of the members I know that have been selected in the past year or so. There’s probably some I missed. If I missed you, I’m sorry. You can post and add your stats, or you can message me, and I will input them (so as to keep it in somewhat chronological order). Posts should only be adding stats about selection. Please DO NOT use this thread to comment about a member’s stats or ask questions. PM the member, post in another thread, or start a new thread. To keep everything uniform, and easy to decipher, try to keep this format: AGE: ASVAB AFQT/GT: AFAST: APFT: EDUCATION: FLIGHT: BOARD: LORS: OTHER INFO: SELECTED: NOTE: I got all this information from other threads in the forum. If it’s incorrect, please PM me to let me know, and I’ll fix it. If you do not want your info posted in this thread, PM me and I’ll delete it.
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  5. The WOJG experience may vary. In my BN almost every W1 coming in from school makes RL1 and has a few additional duties before W2. (Unless they took forever in Rucker.) Just because WOJG's only take care of the fridge/coffee in a MEDEVAC, -64 unit, etc. doesn't mean everyone should have a rank reset. On the flip side, there are plenty of PI's that sham around and aren't worth their weight in gold either. I've noticed this common trend where people just think: "Sucks bro, glad I was in before that changed." That's how bullshit like this is allowed to happen in the first place.
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  6. The rumor is that if you’re at Rucker past October 1st you’re getting the rank reset but I’ve yet to hear that from someone with more than one dot on their chest
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  7. I liked the LH250. It's not the lightest, but I guess I got used to it. I liked the way the ear cups are mounted, part of the helmet liner. Spread the hard-shell at the strap-mounts, don the helmet and release the tension and it closes around your head. And that brings me to what I don't like- the ear cups fray/wear with donning and doffing the padded edges fray/wear as well, need replacing every year or so. The actual liner comes out for washing so that funk doesn't get to overwhelming. The frickin' visors, cover is kind of a pain to remove and clean, replace. On a tangent- visors, like a base ball cap visor. Never jury rigged one that worked. It get's to be a pain to constantly put your hand up to block the sun so you can scan that part of the sky. (NO, the tinted panels don't help) I'd by a couple if somebody produced them...
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  8. Drew, Articulate your past/current performance and your potential as an aviator. Keep it short, sweet, and right to the point. If you DM me your email I can send you the one that I used for my packet. The warrant that wrote mine did it himself though, I interviewed with him and then he sent me the LOR back the next day so what I have is not what I wrote at all. Mine was from a CW3 and it was pretty good I think. My O3 LOR was also very good, but I wrote that one myself. My O5 LOR was not bad, but it wasn't great either. In the end, I got selected first look. But the common theme for all 3 of mine and for others that I have seen is they are not super long or wordy, and right tot he point. Past performance and potential as AWO.
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  9. As Buzzkill said, tours is probably the quickest way to build the time. Although Papillon will get the job done, I have never heard one good thing about the place. Maverick has a good reputation and pays well. Hawaiian tours are also an option. Most EMS operations are single pilot and employers look for that. When the time comes to start applying for EMS jobs, I urge you to find an IFR operator. Makes the job much easier and safer, IMO. Definitely easier. Good luck.
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  10. Retired AF Chief of Staff. Got lucky with well connected people and secured an interview.
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  11. How did you get a the Chief of staff? Lol
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  12. you can call Corvis housing on post and get on the “list” and have a place ready for when January comes. It’s not too early to call. Or you can find a place before you sign into post. When I came last January I had gotten a place on post then I signed into post in processed then signed into WOCS HHC and they had me do “busy work” until the report date of WOCS. It was just like a regular week at work. They didn’t keep me in the barracks until the start date of WOCS. If you’re a street to seater coming from basic I’ve heard of some guys having a place lined up so when they arrived after basic they didn’t need to stay in the barracks and had their families set up. Or you can get a barracks room go through WOCS then take the 10 days after to find a place and try to move before you start WOBC. I’m not sure how your situation will work but this is what worked out for me.
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  13. Unless things have changed in the year since I’ve been there, When you get to Rucker you will check into WOCS HHC where you will be given a barracks room. This is where you will live until you actually go to WOCS. Once you go to WOCS you will move into the WOCS barracks for the duration of the POI. When you graduate you will then check into B/1-145 and they will give you 10 days of “house hunting leave.” It’s not hard to find a place to rent off post, and if you already have orders you can get on the list for on post housing now so any wait time is minimal at worst. If you decide to live on post and your house isn’t quite ready you can absolutely do what GM1 said and still have a roof over your head until you move in on post.
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  14. You can check into the IHG if housing isn’t available under the BAH rate for your rank. You’ll just need a letter stating that they don’t have a house for you yet from corvias. That will probably be easiest if you’re just waiting two weeks to start.
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  15. 210805 selections.
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  16. Welcome back…… I run the Gallet LH250. My organization issued me the SPH-5 but I only wear it to remind myself how good the Gallet is…. I have quiet kit, CEP’s (molded earpieces), Zita liner, straight chord, NVG mount which was purchased from Marit Apparel…. Helmets seem to be a matter of; #1, cost, and #2, loyalty… Kinda-like the Ford/Chevy thing…. I tend to stick with the tried-and-true stuff. Stuff that has been worn in the field over a long period of time. The majority of pilots in my sector go with the Gallet… Comfort, lightweight and a narrow CG are the most common compliments. Most of them tell me; the other “newer” brands are “knock-offs” of established models. I’m not sure why anyone would gamble with knock-offs for head protection (not to say in this particular case the “other” helmets mentioned are in fact “knock-offs”). In motorcycle racing, the saying goes; if you believe your head is worth $150, then get a $150 helmet. The helmet I eventually purchased was $600-ish which wasn’t the highest price but was considered one of the top helmets for head protection... The LH350 looks interesting but since I haven’t been in the market for a new helmet, I don’t know much about it. From the info I’ve seen, it appears to be an upgraded LH250, although an “A” model which brings me back to the tried-and-true philosophy…..
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  17. I'm going to keep lurking and follow the other reviews. I'm using an Evo 250 with the Bose earcups and like it well enough but it seems bulky. And I'm not impressed at all with how they attached the earcups inside the helmet. Would love to hear more about the Aspida and like PRJ said, tell us a price! Also, if weight is a huge issue then the Northwall would be the winner at least by looking on the surface. Website says it's 1.6lbs without comms. That's crazy! Love to hear an actual real word review of this one as well. Sorry I don't have more to add!
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  18. The next helmet on my list to buy will be a Paraclete Aspida. They are so light weight it’s kind of ridiculous… a friend with one only really griped about how the earcups attach to the helmet (similar to an HGU but not much Velcro contact area). Other than that, they look well built, same low profile as an SPH, and once again… light as a feather. Scott, the fella who started Paraclete, is a former Night Stalker that designed the helmet to truly allow goggles without a weight bag, and fixed just about every issue with Gentex/Gallet/Alpha/Evo when he designed his. Just gotta get a winning scratcher and the order is going in…
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