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  1. PRK LASEK and LASIK are the only authorized procedures, from https://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/offices/ophthalmology/docs/Army%20Aviation%20Refractive%20Surgery%20Policy.pdf
  2. You can find many places off post that are about a 10-15 minute drive without much traffic.. The gate traffic however does get pretty bad. I lived on post and didn't regret it at all. When you get done with pt at 0700 and need to be back at 0830 or if you only have 45 mins to an hour for lunch, it's nice to be able to drive home in 5 minutes. Honestly I've never heard anyone off post complain about the drive so with all this nonsense said, it doesn't really matter. Live off post, drive a little longer, possibly pocket a couple bucks from bah, live on post, get home 10 minutes quicker and have
  3. Gideon pretty much nailed it but I'll add onto question 3 and 5. 3. Having prior experience in flying/aviation has little to no effect on your graded performance in flight school. No matter your experience they still start from ground zero with you, and I've seen on more than a couple of check rides, pilots who had private and/or commercial pilots license, get a lower score than their no experience counterparts. It's nothing to worry about. And as far as selecting what you want, being the top of the class gives you the ALL the options of that class, however not every selection gets a chinook
  4. Or contact the Fort Campbell Warrant Officer Recruiter... CW4 Jaira Sanchez: jaira.h.sanchez.mil@mail.mil 931-250-2159 ‚ÄčLet them know you're already involved with a recruiter but looking to meet/speak with an active duty aviation warrant officer for a letter of recommendation.. I'm sure they can at least point you in the right direction..
  5. Posting your location/state will help members determine if they can point you in the direction of a LOR..
  6. Contact 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Indiantown Gap, or Fort Belvoir, it's a reserve unit (I think), 28th Aviation Battalion. Send them a message on Facebook or hunt down a number. With that being said, don't expect someone to actually help you assemble the packet aside from possibly agreeing to interview you and write a letter of recommendation. The best way to approach this is to have the packet as complete as possible for him/her to review for errors and provide their recommendations. Just take on one task at a time and use this forum as a resource for when you're gett
  7. Some people enlist to join the infantry, they want to be in the fight, they don't mind be shot at because they can shoot back. Others enlist because they want to support the infantry, still part of the fight but like others said, with aviation, there's more aspects to their mission other than just attack/recon. It's just personal preference. Do you want to protect the guys on the ground and other aviation assets? Do you want to bring soldiers to their lz and be their only lifeline to get out of there? Ring routes? Pax movements? Cargo movements? It's really not complicated when you think of it
  8. Starting the new fiscal year, they plan to schedule SERE the day after completing WOBC-A which is a Saturday, and primary classes will all start on a monday (I actually heard them say they wanted them to start the monday immediately after SERE but we'll see, I doubt it). Also, flying on saturday's is definitely happening (it's already happened for classes way behind due to weather). We were told that every DONSA during weekdays will be made up that saturday to keep on track. Everyone I went through WOCS and whatnot with will be out of here in right around 18 months. I also had about a mon
  9. My personal opinion, waste of time/money. I think spending the next couple of months solidifying fundamentals of flight and some flight regulations in "Army terms and definitions," would be more beneficial as opposed to how the civilian world operates. Ehhh I can't say I found the ground school portion "easy" just because of how competitive it is. I guess it's easy to get okay grades but to be getting 98s and 100s, it's pretty tough. I definitely agree that there's a constant time crunch that never ends lol With all that being said, you still have several months of training before get
  10. I've seen people get picked up with 240s. If you have the time just focus on pushups/situps and retake the apft before you submit. If not, just send it and see what happens. Either way, continue to work that score back up incase you're a FQ-NS. It's definitely a weak link
  11. You guys ready for this one? 67 class CO: 60M - 15 47F - 2 WO: 60M - 4 47F - 8
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