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  1. Last week's selection for the warrants, in order of OML. 1- UH60M 2- C12 3- AH64E 4- UH60M 5- UH60M 6- CH47F 7- CH47F 8- CH47F 9- AH64E 10- CH47F 11- CH47F 12- AH64E 13- AH64D 14- AH64E 15- AH64E 16- AH64E 17- AH64E 18- AH64E 19- AH64D
  2. I don't think you will get actual orders until your UQR gets approved. You will receive an ATRRS reservation for the course within a couple weeks, which will somewhat drive your orders-making process with your unit and HRC. To answer your question about how long it took to get orders- Selected in February, Submitted my UQR in mid-May, received PCS and separation orders on 02 July, ETS orders on 26 July. Report date of 08 October.
  3. the military hasnt ever shut down with the government as far as I know. HRC is full of civilians. They process a lot of the administrative stuff to fulfill the board. Ive heard its a partial shutdown this time, dont know what sort of impact that will have on any of the civilian personnel.
  4. Hopefully you guys dont run into what I did last year. Government shutdown caused our board results to be posted in February.
  5. Currently smoking a pork shoulder drinking beer 🍻
  6. Battboy, if our birds delivered Copenhagen, I would have jumped into the cockpit and kissed those pilots!
  7. Its all about timing. I had a few guys in my WOBC class that are prior SERE and will be classing up into common core before me. In the mean time, youll do some details and probably work the easiest days youll ever work in the Army. To answer your question, there really is no benefit other than classing up into common core earlier and finishing your time at Rucker earlier.
  8. Im seeking information on the background story of the chow birds at Ranger School. Being a former Ranger School student, the chow birds were as near and dear to my heart as the mysterious soda machines that appeared in the middle of the woods at night while on patrol at Ranger School 😂 As I recall, we were told by several people (IBOLC Instructors, RIs, fellow students, etc.) that our aviators that gave us a lift were flight students at Fort Rucker. We were told that they give us pogey bait on the birds because a Ranger School platoon successfully evacuated some pilots from a downed aircraft back in the day. Im currently stationed at Rucker in WOBC and no one seems to know what Im talking about, even the Aviation Historian! Does anyone have a credible source of info on whether or not these pilots are Fort Rucker flight students, or if the background story is true? This all started as a curious interest in wanting to be on the flight detail following school, and has turned into an even more curious interest of whether or not this has been a complete apparition to reality!
  9. Totally your choice. I received an OER in December right before my board and didnt send it in. Still got selected.
  10. Yes, at engineer beach. Its inside the gate, about 15 min to get to the Soldier center where we are inprocessing. Its only $16 a day too, which is nice. They have laundry machines and pretty nice shower rooms.
  11. We are currently at the campground. Recommend getting a spot on the hill if available, our spot gets pretty soggy. Youll probably want a smart tote to dump your tanks, unless you want to hook your camper up ever so often and take it to their one dump station. Theres a huge camping world in Dothan for all your trailer and RV goodies. My camper took a beating on the way down here, but all in all its working out alright.
  12. My wife and I researched it for some time, as we pulled our camper from Alaska and have been camping for going on two months. I want to say there are limted full-time slips on post, they were all booked when we called. Rather than paying for how many weeks you want to camp, I believe the full-time spots are paid through every 90 days. If you stay at one of the non-full-time slips, you have to move every two weeks and the rates are a lot higher. You pay electric at KOA. It ends up not being as cheap as you think. Long term spots are taken up until November, with no insight as to if there would be any available come November. This is all from what I remember. Call both campgrounds and they will give you the scoop.
  13. Well fellas, I can start to see it coming full circle. Spent my last day as the Brigade Chief of Operations, outprocessed Fort Wainwright, and am currently in British Columbia making my way toward Fort Rucker. I resign my commission 18 SEP and swear my oath on 19 SEP. Report to Rucker on 28 SEP. Enjoying some much needed leave in between. It's been an adventure thus far, and it hasn't even started yet. Cannot thank everyone enough in this thread for the advice and lessons learned that you have shared. It is an ever changing process until it becomes more common, which it is becoming more common. My sole piece of advice for anyone who is interested in making the conversion is to stop and make something happen for yourself. If you're like me, the Army has engrained the selfless service attribute into me, and I felt selfish oftentimes taking the time and effort away from my duties to get this done. Remember that the Army always has a replacement for you. You will be a better Soldier and a more valuable member to the team if you are doing something you enjoy. If anyone has any questions or needs any advice, I'm pretty fresh. Hit me up if you'd like. -AngryJoe
  14. ryanri- PM sent. It wouldn't let me attach the document so it was copy-and-paste from the document itself. -Joe
  15. Point taken- I just went through the process and got selected in the January board this year. You'll hve to get your branch manager to sign a conditional release. I'm not too spun up on the JAG Corps, but they shouldn't have too much pushback unless your branch is significantly understrength. I had to pester my branch managers just due to the fact that they are constantly busy and usually TDY. You will likely have to do an age waiver and an Active Commissioned Federal Service Waiver. Both of these go through the Chief of Staff G1 Army for approval. I had to have an ACFS waiver signed. The great thing about your resignation memo is that it is conditional, based on that you are selected. So if your waivers don't get approved or you don't get selected in the board, you don't resign your commission. I spent 8 years as a commissioned officer in the Infantry. I finished Company Command and in my opinion, had a pretty good shot at making 20 years and retiring. It seemed like a race already though, get to 20. I easily see myself being a pilot and being in the army for as long as they have a job for me, because I will absolutely enjoy it more than my current disposition. Yeah, the pay cut will initially suck, but it will catch up in about 6 years. Worth doing something you know you will enjoy. PM me if you'd like with any additional questions. I will be out this weekend, but generally check this forum weekly. -Joe
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