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Everything posted by choppereng

  1. Any chance one of you guys would be willing to send me the .pdf if I send you a PM with my e-mail address? It's kind of a long story, but I'm trying to convince some people that I'm super-prepped for Basic, WOCS, FS, etc. so I'm trying to familiarize myself with every resource I can.
  2. Mine was given to me on a piece of paper immediately after the test. I can't remember if it showed up on the screen too. You don't have to wait for it to be graded or anything.
  3. Y'all know the original shindig was just an AF/Navy pilot yanking your chains, right? "I can't do a single pushup but I was a mailman for a year and my grandpa thinks I'm great, so I should qualify to be an Army pilot, right?"
  4. She could consider looking for virtual positions on usajobs. They do exist. I know GSA has some (more than ever now) and I'm assuming plenty of other agencies do too. Considering that she hasn't been a gov't worker before (as far as I know) it might be hard to find something virtual that's entry level (since the intern/probationary period typically includes several weeks of on-site training offered at various military bases). Not sure if you guys would be interested in that, but you mentioned remote work so I figured I'd throw that out there.
  5. 1. Yes, you can sit for the SIFT as a civilian but an enlisted recruiter will have to fill out the test request form for you. 2. You can go before the Board before you even enlist in some places. That's what I did. It seems to be somewhat unusual but talk to your WOSM and see what they say. If they'll allow it in your state, it means you'll already be picked up for WOFT before you even sign on the dotted line. I'm in NY, so your mileage may vary.
  6. Ah, so it does transverse a joint. If the retained hardware doesn't meet those criteria I mentioned, then I believe it's disqualifiable and will require a waiver. No idea how easy that'll be to get.
  7. There's a certain set of rules regarding retained hardware. I had to deal with it myself the other day. Basically, if the hardware doesn't transverse a joint and doesn't cause any functional impairment, you should be good to go.
  8. You mean for college grads, right? I don't think I've ever seen that referred to as "Street To Seat". Thank you for broadening my horizons.
  9. If you received PRK or LASIK eye surgery, the Army flight physical (and maybe the Navy's?) requires a "Low-Contrast Sensitivity Test", aka that backlit eye chart you're supposed to read from just because you had PRK/LASIK. If you fail that test, are you hosed? The Army Aeromed Policy I was able to find lists some alternative tests that can be submitted instead: - VisTech Contrast Grating Test - Functional Acuity Contrast Test (F.A.C.T.) - Pelli-Robinson Contrast Sensitivity Test - Bailey-Lovie 10% low contrast acuity test - ETDRS low contrast acuity chart (5% is preferred) - Mentor BVAT low contrast acuity chart (set on 5%) Anyone fail the regular test and end up having more luck with one of the above? That test has always been hard for me and I'm wondering what my situation would be if I failed it at some point. Thanks!
  10. ARNG does do enlistments straight to WOFT in some states.
  11. I second what Dmurray said. You should apply for colleges regardless. Worst case if you don't get picked up for WOFT before college decisions are due then you could accept a college's offer and then rescind it if you got picked up by the WOFT Board, or if that's still not enough time you could defer your matriculation for a year and do your WOFT Board then (or be boarded for the second time, if that's the case). Then you still have the fallback position of starting college the following year if you don't get picked up twice around and you won't have the hassle of reapplying to schools (unless you're not happy with where you deferred and want to apply or reapply to some other schools).
  12. I definitely agree with that. College is a great experience though unfortunately it often leaves people in a sizeable amount of debt. Also, just because you've accepted admission to a college before getting the results from your WOFT board doesn't mean you couldn't rescind that acceptance if the board picks you up. People rescind their acceptances all the time. Maybe you don't like the idea of agreeing to go to a certain college and then cancelling on them, but this is your life we're talking about; you're not going to hurt their feelings.
  13. On your 18th birthday you no longer require your parent's consent on anything. I'm not too sure about what's available to you before that. You could certainly start getting the paperwork together, LORs, etc. before you turn 18. If you wait on all that until you turn 18, you can expect the whole process to take months. Heck, you can probably expect it to take months regardless, which leads to the next issue: If I recall correctly, most college applications close the last week of December or the first week of January. You'll probably have a few months after that to accept any offers you get. In order to crank out a WOFT application and get boarded after your 18th birthday but before that due date, you're going to have to be pretty sporty about things after your birthday. Like I said, it could be a good idea to start getting your wickets in order before your birthday. Good luck!
  14. I second what Yamer said. Not all states treat street to seat the same way. What state are you in, btw?
  15. I second this. The hidden figures on the SIFT were WAY harder than they were in the practice tests. I read the "secret" (as they say in the study guide) to squint when looking at them and the shape will pop out. It worked for me on the practice tests, but unfortunately didn't help at all on the SIFT. Still, I scored pretty well on the SIFT so I think you just have to get a couple of the hidden figures to pass that section.
  16. Great info, cwil7280, I appreciate it! Any idea how competitive it is? Do most people that apply and have qualifying circumstances get it?
  17. Woah, I didn't think that was a possibility. My wife is a lawyer at a big firm in Manhattan and it would be terrible for her career to resign and spend 18 months in small-town Alabama. How do you apply to be a geographical bachelor and get BAH at the home rate? Note: I'm putting in for the Guard, not AD or Reserves.
  18. Hey everybody, I'm running some numbers to get an idea of how much my pay will drop when I'm in flight school and I wanted to make sure that most people are still in the W-1 <2 years bracket when they graduate. We're starting a new apartment and I want to make sure that the new one is affordable while I'm away at school. Rucker's $1200/mo BAH doesn't go very far in NYC... Thanks!
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