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jaswhee

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  1. Honestly it's no different from college. You're going to have groups of people who "click" based on common hobbies and interests. Not everyone is an "alpha" either. Sure, strong personalities but in the end it's not going to be any different from anything you've experienced before. Best of luck.
  2. Age - 31 GT - 125 SIFT - 69 APFT - 290 Military - 12 years. Prior AF E-6 CIV ED – BS Computer Management Information Systems 3.5 GPA Flight Hours – 1,000 as an In-flight Refueling Specialist Was selected November 8th in the state of Illinois. See you ladies and gents May of next year!
  3. Well ladies and gents...tomorrow I ship out to Ft. Jackson for BCT. Going through as an E-6 (prior service AF). I will certainly let everyone know how it goes!
  4. That's awesome they let you do that. Wish my WOSM would have allowed me to do this...would have saved me a lot of pain :/
  5. Also, you can't do a Flight Physical with the Air Force. I held a class 3 Flight Physical with the Air Force (Air Guard) as an In-flight Refueling Specialist and was told by the Army I couldn't do a class 1A through the Air Force because the Army has different criteria. So instead of going through my current unit (30 minute drive) I was forced to drive 2 hours west to Ft. Leonard Wood to get an Army Class 1.
  6. So I held off a little bit on this post, as I feel my experience/views might be offensive to some. Regardless, I completed my undergrad in Computer Management Information Systems doing in-residence. I understand that is not really possible for someone who is active-duty or someone who is working full time to support their family. Thankfully being Guard, I had some flexibility and I had a maxed out Post 9-11 GI bill from time that I served. With that degree and some certifications I now work for Boeing as a Cyber Security Specialist. My point is you can still work in the aerospace/defense industry without obtaining a degree that is directly related to aviation. Also, I'm not a fan of online colleges (I've taken classes online - even attended Park University for a bit) especially when you're getting a degree in Business. Getting a degree in Business is too generic and often times people come out crying they obtained a degree and they can't get a decent paying job. If you are staying in the military and just need a degree, then sure. The advantage to attending an in-residence college is you can attend career fairs (I worked for Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, Geek Squad, and now Boeing - had offers from Edward Jones and Centene and met almost all of them at career fairs) and it gives you a foot in the door. You can also network with your professors and set yourself up for a Masters or even get on a PhD track. Also those pay charts are kind of sh*t. Often times (Lockheed Martin and Boeing both) use a third party company who tells them what average salaries are like for certain occupations and they don't deviate all that much. I turned down a job with Lockheed Martin because they refused to give me my $5,000 increase in salary counter offer. Sounds childish but you have to know your worth (Boeing gave me what I asked for). Anyway, good luck sir and let me know if I can help with anything.
  7. That's a little absurd. There is a girl in my state (IL) who was driven by a recruiter to get her Military Class 1W Flight Physical done and she is non-prior service. But I guess each state is a little different.
  8. Mine was on the last screen of the test. You also get an official print out with your test score.
  9. http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/WOgeninfo_faq.shtml Also, hit Control-F and Type "AFS." You will see more in depth answers pertaining to the AFS waiver.
  10. Administrative Requirements: US Citizenship. (No Waivers)High school graduate or have a GED (No Waivers)FINAL Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance - Interim clearances will not satisfy the requirement!Pass the standard 3-event Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and meet height/weight standards.APFT must be current and not older than six months by the time the applicants packet will be boarded.Pass the commissioning physical for technical specialties or the Class 1 (warrant officer candidate) flight physical for Aviators.All applicants must have 12 months remaining on their enlistment contract.Active Federal Service (AFS): All applicants must have 12 years of AFS or less prior to their packet being boarded.Applicants must submit an AFS waiver request with the application if they have 12 or more years of AFS.Age Requirements: For 153A, 33rd birthday or less prior to their packet being boarded.For all other WO MOS', 46th birthday or less prior to their packet being boarded.Applicants must submit an Age waiver request with the application if they exceed the age requirements specified. The prime candidate for WO has 5 - 8 years of active federal service (AFS) and meets all other prerequisites. You can apply regardless of AFS but require a waiver if you have 12 years or more of AFS. The standard for approving an AFS waiver is more stringent than for a prerequisite waiver. The age limit for Technicians is 46 yrs old. If either of these two waivers apply - prerequisite or AFS - you must submit them with your application to determine if the waivers will be approved. You cannot submit the waiver first and wait for the outcome to determine if you should submit an application. If any of the waivers are not approved, then you are not qualified and your application will be returned. I don't know where you pulled TIS, but TIS and AFS are NOT the same. As a reservist I doubt you are even close to having 12 years AFS. Below is the website; Army Guard and Reserve have to abide by Active Duty rules. http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/WOEligibility.shtml
  11. Doc I ship 1/25/17 to Ft. Jackson. I don't have any other school days though...congrats to all who got selected!
  12. Mike, In my experience, being in the AF while I scheduled my own SIFT and Flight Physical (I know you are going through a recruiter), you literally schedule the test when you want it. There wasn't "requesting" on my end. You call the testing center (Guess your recruiter is going to set that up for you) and ask for availabilities and schedule the test. Not sure about your second question. I was under the impression most Guard units try and rack and stack your schools so there are no bubbles. Guard units try and stack your schools so you do not have to be sent home. They obviously aren't going to pay you to sit in Alabama. Either way, I ship out for BCT Jan 25th and then I will have a better answer for you when I graduate.
  13. mike0331 I am going to be enlisting next week sometime. I will let you know how the process goes for me. I haven't seen anything in writing but I know the WOSM is building my packet for WOFT right now. I've also got the First Sergeant and lead for Recruit Sustainment Program in Illinois helping a recruiter build my enlistment packet. I went and did SIFT and got a Class 1W physical on my own from Ft. Leonard Wood. I also did all of my letters of recommendation and interviewed with the SAO (State Aviation Officer) in Illinois and received a Letter of Acceptance for the state. With that being said, even if I don't have guarantees in writing I doubt I will be getting screwed out of a flight spot. But then again, I will let you know what happens to me.
  14. So I'm prior service as well. I've been in the Air National Guard for 11 years. Illinois is saying per National Guard Bureau you cannot be "civilian" or "street to seat" as prior service. There is another candidate in the process with me who is being allowed to enlist as a 09W (Warrant Officer Corps) allowing the Army to get her school dates lined up right as she is enlisting because she is non-prior service. I on the other hand, am going to have to enlist as a 15T (Blackhawk Mechanic) and then the Army is going to FRB (Force Requirements Branch) me into 09W after I complete basic training. I will not be going to AIT. The only reason I am going to basic is because I am Air Force. I don't think you will have to do basic training. You might be able to enlist as a random MOS and be FRB into 09W. Anyway, if you have any questions e-mail me at gudavand@gmail.com. I hope everything works out for you.
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