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Everything posted by Adriek64

  1. I lived on post (Bowden Terrace) and can't complain. It's some of the best on post housing you will find. Some friends stayed outside and had no issues besides having to wake up 30 mnts earlier.
  2. I didn't require waivers but from what's been said here waivers don't get granted/denied until the very last few days before the board so... you should be good to make this board.
  3. Doc had me coming in for 5 straight days... each day BP has been normal!
  4. I can't figure out what happened yesterday! went in today and BP was back to my normal, which has always been in the high 120s to low 130s. yesterday was just crazy... it read 150/75. I was freaking out but hopefully it was just a fluke!
  5. Long story short. went in today for a part 2 physical and out of nowhere my blood pressure came up to 155/85. I have never had any issues and have a VERY clean medical record. Doc wont send the physical to Rucker (guaranteed grounded) until figuring out if it was just an abnormality or I need medications, which he made it seem like it's not a big deal. Has anyone taken blood pressure medications and not get grounded. I still got my upslip for what is worth.
  6. have you not seen the beating helicopters put on your body? specially on your back! It's not a coincidence that half of the IPs at rucker have a hunched back... I wonder why they're classified as heavy demand? Its not like they're grunts packing things and running on the front lines. I've always wondered this.
  7. CW5>CW3 that's just the way it is. CW3 is the minimum... why shoot for the minimum? I would exhaust all my options before just settling for what's available at the moment. Go knocking on doors!
  8. do it... you'll have great memories from SERE!
  9. you just have to make it to Rucker... seems like you are not going to BCT so they'll square you away here. It's been a minute since I did WOCS but I've heard DLs are no longer a thing. My guess is just essay and bio.
  10. Just looked at tour stats and they are SOLID! Don't give up and improve what you can. Had a guy getting selected at 35, you may know him given your background (Brandon Anderson). He is old AF and still he came out 2nd in the OML. Keep pushing!
  11. I've known people who applied and were non selected as civilians, joined the army and were non-selected at first... it literally took them years but they didn't get "Salty AF". Being salty is not going to get you selected, improving where you can will. there is always room for improvement. Had a guy at wocs that was selected on his 5th attempt. Just because you were not selected doesn't mean is a joke. Hundreds get selected every year, many of them on their second look. Work for it and don't blame the "process".
  12. Blows my mind that you weren't selected! your stats are solid and nothing can be done about GPA and SIFT. Besides getting a 300 APFT not much to improve. I'd look into the LORs. Maybe getting a letter from someone with a little more weight than a CW2? Maybe a higher up in the Police Department you volunteered at.
  13. My stick buddy submitted a little prior of the deadline for the 2017 September board and ended up being boarded and selected in the July board since his packet was complete and free of errors. I would personally submit after the deadline and risk not making it to the desired board than submit and incomplete and half-assed packet. Just my opinion though... Deadlines are to "guarantee" that you'll make it to that board, if you submit after the deadline it's not guaranteed but there is still a chance you'll make it...
  14. well... In my class the first 6 on the OML were separated by less than half a percentage... it all came down to the PT test for them...
  15. common core is back and forth between AM and PM flight line. If you are on AMs and take the first buss back from Cairns, you should have about an hour lunch which is enough to go home for lunch and make it to academies on time if you live on post. PMs is a little different... some days I had a 2 hour lunch, other days you'll be rushing it out of the classroom to get on the bus (depends on the instructor and how long his class goes). They do have microwaves in the bldg and some of us went straight from the bus to the classroom and ate there. Common core days are usually early bus show (something like 0445 or 0500) and be done around 1700. Advanced (64E) is a little more relaxed and shorter days, academics is usually no more than 2 hours either AM or PM and if asked most, if not all academic instructors are willing to push class to the left on no fly, no issue days. When it comes to time off is up to you. If you want to be top 5 and have a great shot at selecting what you want then relaxing time will be somewhat limited. If you are just trying to get through and don't have a preference on airframe you can literally party every weekend and still manage to graduate. Lastly PT is in you and from experience, PLEASE do not slack on it. You'll have time... get some PT in. I neglected PT until the very end of common core and went from a 297 (13 seconds away from a 300) on the WOBC pt test to a FAIL on selection PT test.TIME MANAGEMENT is key! you'll have time to study, workout and have fun if you can properly manage your time.
  16. don't know about others but having a ton of leave days is a must for me. I make it to every 1 Oct with 60 days. and I'm guaranteed to take 30 each year and still have a ton left. surprisingly since PCSing and all throughout flight school I've taken a considerable amount of leave(5 times to be exact). You'll have time to take some leave while in training. I came in with almost 60 days and haven't lost one yet.
  17. had the very same issue. I typed the letter in the right format and sent it to my Company Commander and he forwarded to the BC. Shouldn't be an issue.
  18. at least for Senior NCOs is based on availability. They had on post housing (apartments) for Senior NCOs. if they were full, then they were authorized to stay off post and buy a car. My guess is that it's the same for officers.
  19. man. not trying to be an a$$ but that essay is wack. Seems very... very generic and has very little personal imput. 2nd and 3rd paragraphs can be combined in 1 or 2 sentences. Try focusing on selling yourself as the best candidate. what do you have to offer? why should they pick you over the other applicants. Got to sell yourself and this is the time to be a little "cocky". Why are you the best for this job. Also VA(GI Bill) stuff is irrelevant
  20. just noticed you will be attending WOCs in September. Safest way to go it's submitting leave during HBL since that would only be a few weeks past wocs graduation.
  21. you can tale leave during bubbles but, getting a full month of o-conus leave approved might be hard. Their focus is to get you out of here as soon as possible and taking leave is not nowhere near CoC's priority. Leave to Korea requires to be submitted well in advance and class rosters are published every 2 weeks. It's kind of risky even if it gets approved since they can cancel it at the last minute. My leave was canceled the week prior because I was scheduled to class up, luckily it was local leave so no money spent on tickets. Anyways...it is definitely possible but realistically chances are slim.
  22. throwing my two cents. The Army likes to use numbers as a measure. I'd try to quantify the amount of Rescues and recovery missions you have participated on. Secondly, passing the advice given to me by my recommending SWO, do not include you airframe of choice. Since you are not being selected for a specific airframe it can come through as a little picky and not open to options. If they select you, you are given a chance at becoming an Amry Aviator not a Blackhawk pilot for that matter. board members don't care what you end up flying. That's 100% up to you and your performance in flight school.
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