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  1. Ft Jackson: Jan 16, 18Ft Rucker: Apr 6, 18 for me. Guess we'll be crossing paths man!
  2. im one of the civvies that was selected. Had a meeting w/ my recruiter today and he said there were 12 total applicants, and all were selected, as previously stated.
  3. aske Byte. Apparently he has access to that information haha.
  4. congrats! I head to MEPS monday. Its been a 10 month process for me, so i feel some of your pain haha. Collin
  5. Not sure of MILPER stats, but i'm a civie and was just notified by my recruiter that I was selected. There were 6 names on the list, if that helps. Collin
  6. For you civilian guys out there, have any of you been told of potential basic training dates for if you are selected? I know thats a recruiter question, and I've asked on multiple occasions and he either really doesn't know or doesn't care to try and look. Boards are on a consistent basis, so im sure at least the board memebers have an idea of when/where you're headed if selected. Just wanted to know if theres any info out there.... Collin
  7. First time applying as a civilian, finally finished my packet after 9 months: Age: 20 AFQT/GT: 98/134 SIFT: 71 APFT: 260 Flight Phys: Stamped Military: N/A College: 38 Hours (finished 1 year of my 3 year ROTC scholarship) Flight: N/A LORs: Current boss (former enlisted), LTC (ROTC commander), Ret CW4 (aviation), AD SF CW4 (Deputy Commandant for SF WO Institute) Board: 75/75 w/ great notes Excited for this process to be over and begin my career. This forum has been beyond helpful and, if selected, I will certainly be back to provide my advice and assistance. Thank you everyone and best of luck to you all.
  8. Thanks for the info. Benning made the most logical sense to me, being that it was closer, but with the Army i knew itd probably just be a toss up.
  9. Also, sorry for the late reply! Just took the SIFT today though, so I made another post on this forum, and I remembered i'd posted this.
  10. Thanks for the replies. If I was told to guess where I'd go, i'd say wherever the hell the Army wants to stick me haha. So it appears my instinct was correct. Theres no information out there regarding it, so I wanted to ask. Thank you guys!
  11. Hello all, Been following this a forum a while. I myself am a civilian WOFT applicant. 20, big military family, 1 year of ROTC at wku (got married, left on good terms, loved it though). Been pursuing WOFT since about Nov 2016. Just got back from finishing my SIFT Test and i thought id add in my 2 cents. This post was very helpful and accurate already, just going to provide my input. The test is half visual/image questions and half regular standardized test questions, like the ASVAB. Ill go over the visual sections in more detail (from my personal experience of course.) I scored a 73 overall. My GT was 134 as well. Simple Drawings - 2 minutes is plenty. Very low stress. 5 figures in a row, in the center of the screen, pick the odd one out. Images can be anything from circles, arrows, numbers, clocks, or shaded blobs, etc. This is easy. Hidden Figures - hardest section for me. Difficult to study for because study guides images arent the same, but they will familiarize you with the concept. 5 options, different image to find them in. Didnt get the hang of it until like question 6-7 once my brain could remember the options without having to constantly look at them. Dont focus on tiny details in the image, look/think more big picture. The options may change size in relation to the image, but no other changes. SIFT images are definitely less "spaghetti-like" but hides them cleverly. Straight lines, no curves. Options "changed" after question 25, but only their order and the way they were rotated. Theres one in there somewhere i promise lol. Overall dont stress too much on this section. I only answered 38/50, and got maybe 8-10 wrong based on feel. Just keep the time in mind and answer as many as you can. Spatial Apperception - very easy once you understand what your looking for. Which is (1) where the plane is facing (to sea, land, towards you, away from you, or diagonal) (2) is it banking(turning)? Yes? Left, or right, and how severe. No? Flying level. Is the horizon tilted right? You're going left. And vice versa (3) is the plane ascending? Or descending? Or level? Equal sky to land/sea its level, more sky = ascending, less sky = descending. Put these all together and Pick the option that fits. This requires some spatial common sense, so for most this shouldnt be difficult. AAIT (not a visual section, but important) - Basic helicopter knowledge. Controls, airframes and their roles, scientific principles of flight, specificaly relating to a helicopter and its rotors/blades, more aerodynamics stuff, more helicopter stuff. The more you familiarize yourself with a helicopter, the better you'll do. My study guide helped, as well as the faa helicopter handbook, and youtube videos, specifically helitrainingvids early videos about principles of flight/controls. Im sure there are other even better videos out there, his are just what i watched. I wish i could've found Army Aviation specific ones, but i couldn't, but please let everyone know if you do. Im naturally intelligent, and a good test taker, so I get the hang of just about everything if given enough time/study. If you have any specific questions just let me know i'd be glad to help if im able. Here is the study guide i got. It was decently helpful with preparing for the test: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-SIFT-Study-Guide-Preparation/dp/1539592669
  12. Currently in the process of compiling my civilian WOFT Packet. I know you go to BCT, but where do civilian 153a contracts go for BCT? I know its BCT > WOCS > WOFT, and I know the last 2 are obviously at Rucker. But I can't find any information on BCT for civilian 153a's. Any info would be helpful.
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