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  1. Is this the norm for the Apache community then? Is it because Apaches are so expensive to operate that they are the first to get their hours cut?
  2. Was talking to a friend who is a CW2 Apache pilot, he told me that pilots in his unit are averaging 5.2 flight hours per month because of sequestration and he emphasized that this is now the norm across all Army aviation units regardless of airframe with the only exception being units who are deployed or are in the process of predeployment training. Is this totally accurate? Is it really like this for the other airframes as well? Obviously units that are deploying or deployed, or the 160th, are not subject to these very low number of hours. I am seeking first hand information from active WO pilots only.
  3. I talked to the USAREC WO recruiting team this afternoon and the 500 seats to be cut will have NO EFFECT on the May 2013 board for civilians or active duty, at least as of today. Also, all of the open seats from the March 2013 board for 153A are being rolled over into the May 2013 board, therefore the May 2013 board will not be twice as competitive as people on here originally thought, this is for active and civilian. There are 178 total active duty applicants being boarded for 153A on the May board with 76 total available seats (these numbers INCLUDE the rollovers from the March board). This puts the acceptance rate for active duty applicants on the March 2013 board at 42%. Not as dire as everyone on here first thought. All of this is current as of today, obviously things can change a lot over the next two weeks before the board goes. I don't know the specific number of applicants or seats for the civilian board because I didn't ask.
  4. What awful timing. My DD368 conditional release from the Marine Corps expires in November and the chance of it getting extended is nill. There are three active duty boards between now and when my conditional release expires.
  5. Good mix. I'm an 0211, formerly an 0351, I know of at least one other 0211 who was accepted last year.
  6. Not true. If you are in any active duty component of any military branch, then you will be on an active duty board and apply no differently than an active duty enlisted Army soldier. You just include a DD368 in your package.
  7. Read my post above. What you have been told is incorrect and I am proof of it. FOR ALL MARINES OR SAILORS THAT ARE TRYING TO GET A FLIGHT PHYSICAL DONE FOR WOFT- If you go to the MCAS New River Naval Aeromedical Clinic, they have successfully completed Army flight physicals for TWO Marines who have applied to WOFT and they know the drill and what is going on. PM me and I will give you the POC at the clinic who is in direct contact with Rucker and knows everything that needs to be done.
  8. I am an active duty U.S. Marine who just completed the application process and will be on the May board. For the flight physical, you can get it done at any Navy aeromedical clinic, HOWEVER!!! you MUST contact Fort Rucker and have Fort Rucker send your Navy aeromedical clinic all of the additional requirements that the Army requires for your flight physical. The Army required a few additional eye tests, different measurements, etc. You need to be in contact with both Rucker and your clinic, otherwise it will never get done and certainly never get approved. Furthermore, once your flight physical is completed by your Navy aeromedical clinic, there are two ways to get the physical to Rucker, either fax it yourself or have the Navy aeromedical clinic send an Arrow message (they will know what this is). The Arrow message will have the flight physical approved within 72 hours as long as there are no issues- faxing it can take up to three weeks. Rucker will send back a copy of page 1 with their stamp on it and this is what you include in your package. My physical was sent via an Arrow message by my flight doc on a Monday and I had my stamp back within 24 hours. Second, why on earth are you going through a recruiter? You are active duty, recruiters have nothing to do with you and subsequently cannot help you with the process, they do not submit your package, you do not get boarded by anyone in any recruiting battalion, you have NOTHING to do with a recruiter, and they are not even permitted to submit your package. You get everything done yourself and then you e-mail it all to the e-mail address on the USAREC website! That is it my friend. You need to get the original versions of ALL paperwork that your recruiter has done for you and start completing the process the correct way- all the information is on the USAREC website and if you have any questions then call USAREC directly, stop messing around with a recruiter. You should have gotten a letter from the place where you took the SIFT, if you did not then you need to call them directly and demand one. No other way.
  9. What were their prior MOS' in the Marine Corps?
  10. Check this out: http://helicopterflight.net/Add%20on.htm
  11. The Osprey didn't earn the nickname "The Marine Killer" for no reason. They always make me nervous when I ride on them. I've been inserted by CH-53s and MV-22s on multiple combat operations, from my perspective as the GIB (guy in back), the CH-53 is a much more enjoyable flight to the LZ.
  12. I think you should work on your ability to convey your written thoughts in a more professional manner. How can you expect to be taken seriously as a candidate for a military officer program if you cannot even form a decent sentence? Also, this is the active duty thread, there is another one for the civilians board.
  13. Great. I will have my FAA commercial pilots license in a few weeks, it will be great to add that to amplify my package.
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