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Stump last won the day on April 23 2017

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  1. With the Army switching the fitness test up recently and it going into effect this month, new applicants are being graded on the new army combat fitness test correct? I've gotten the itch to apply again, especially now that it seems like I could have my packet done with in like 2 or 3 weeks due to no waiting around for the board interview. I'd like to finish college first and would graduate next December, and I'm seeing a lead time of July for BCT so I'd want to apply in March I guess?
  2. Did worldwide. Easy classes that don't teach you anything. Currently enrolled at the Daytona Beach campus and the only value here is taking the time to network and gain connections. I'm sure the degree holds some weight, but as a current student again they let everyone into the program who can pay tuition and it reflects in the work ethic of my classmates.
  3. You are correct, but Bush signed an EO 13223 that stated they wouldnt do this. Trump reversed that.
  4. Looks like a... rock solid... packet so far. Do you have any volunteer time or any extracurriculars?
  5. So, thoughts on President Bone Spurs EO? I mean, I guess its something in the contract we knew was there - but nobody expects it to be used. Seems like just another way to solve a problem with the wrong methods and end up making more problems down the road.
  6. Would you guys go through this again knowing what you now know? My parents were both made a career out of the Army - my mother went from enlisted to commissioned and my dad ended up becoming a maitence Warrant Officer. Its honestly the one reason I didnt join straight out of highschool and no longer think about making a career out of the military because Ive seen that this probably isnt for me long term but I figured Id give a couple years a shot. My opportunity cost for joining the military would be flying rich people in part 91/135 ops, which is why Im leaning towards flying for the army reserves.
  7. This sort of gives me a little less to worry about, Ive decided to just knock out my bachelors degree and Ive been following along for months and seen the super high selection rates and was a bit worried I wouldnt fair the same fate two years from now (even though Id have a bachelors degree and a CPL-FW vs a highschool degree and a PPL).
  8. Reportedly no deaths... but this is Russia and this is an international f**k up. I could see someone surviving because those were training missiles.
  9. Can you get put straight into the reserves? I thought you could only originally go Active or Guard, and then after some time hit the reserves.
  10. If he keeps his grades high, and can get those recommendations over the next year, excercises and prepares for a WOFT packet in general (There is a lot of good advice here in these forums) - he can go straight for his dreams. Plenty of people have done it before him. If he wants to continue to fly as an aviator - he is going to want to pursue higher education while he is in. Warrant Officer promotions look for education and getting a bachelors and a masters is almost necessary to get promoted to senior warrant officers. Worst case is he puts his packet in and he isn't selected. He has no commitment to the military and can go the route with the reserves and try that way or just apply again once he finishes college with a bachelors degree (And he can have other opportunities available with other branches to fly commissioned).
  11. So, I've seen on here that one key way to study for the SIFT is to read the FAA rotorcraft handbook. Well I'm just about to take my fixed wing PPL checkride on Aug 1st, and my instructor showed me today that I can download the Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge on Foreflight to smooth over the areas I'm not 100% on for my Oral. Anyways, I was sitting at home and I remembered that not only does foreflight have that for download, it has every single FAA publication for download - including the helicopter flying handbook. Obviously you can download the PDF straight from the FAA, but foreflight makes it easy to study with a proper format and a useful search function. Plus it's paperless and you don't have to go to FedEx Kinkos to print out 200 pages or pay $10 for it off of Amazon. TL;DR: For those of you studying for the SIFT and if you have foreflight - just go to the documents tab at the bottom, click the catalog button at the top right, click FAA, and then scroll down until you find the "helicopter flying handbook".
  12. I generally know that it looks better for your career to continue education once you're a WO, either via University or going to military schools. What are your options for training programs? How do you deal with going to 3 month courses, while trying to remain current? Any really good courses that you'd advise everyone should do? Any courses that you'd have to sort of fight for to get?
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