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Good morning! Currently working toward completing my packet for either a June (unlikely) or July board submission. Ive gone through MEPS, taken my ASVAB and SIFT exams and am now awaiting my flight physical. The thing Im hung up on are my letters of recommendations. I have some solid letters from previous or current employers but none of the ones that truly elevate my packet. That would be those from CW3+ and O3+. Thats where I hope to luck out and either receive a little guidance toward acquiring those or linking up and meeting with any said person (a member here) who can assist me. I have no flight or military experience but Im motivated and very excited about this opportunity. Im located in the Houston area and would be willing to travel 5 or so hours any direction to interview/network. Anything helps! APFT: 270 AFQT: 88 SIFT : 55 Physical: awaiting Age: 29 Education: Degree in CJ with a 3.17 GPA Located in the Houston, TX. area. Thank you! M. Trexler
I am currently applying for the Army WOFT. I have been scouring the web and my own networking connections for an active duty Army, Senior WO Aviator (W-3 to W-5) that would be willing to potentially sponsor my package. As some info about myself, I am currently serving in the US Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class (E-5) and have been in the naval aviation field for roughly four and a half years specializing in egress and environmental control systems / safety equipment. I started my package back in June, and have been pushing hard to make the January and March 2018 board deadlines. The one thing I have been having trouble finding is a senior WO aviator that might be willing to sponsor my package. I have had zero luck so far, and thought now the time to reach out online. I would be willing to converse and correspond as much as needed, as well as give contact info of Naval aviators I have worked with who have already given written recommendations on my behalf. ANY help at all with this would be greatly appreciated. I hope that this post will connect me with the right people. V/R, AME2 (AW) Flaminio S, USN.
Hey all, Some may know me from my other thread, things have drastically changed. My friend from my days in the Marine Corps talked me out of using my G.I. Bill for Flight Training. I'm pursuing, like him, the Guard option. I just wanted to throw this thread up to get a little info for myself as well as establish a timeline for anyone who is interested. Obviously, every experience is different and mine is probably a bit more different than the “norm” That being said, here’s my background: I'm 26 years old, a prior Marine and a homebred MV-22 Osprey guy. I've been an Airframe Mechanic on this AC since '05 and have worked for Boeing and Dyncorp for this platform. I started speaking with a recruiter two weeks ago after searching for who knows how long. Apparently, these guys are like ninjas. I ended up going to the Maryland NG website http://www.mdarmyguard.com/ and clicked the “Officer Tab” which then led me to the WO section and CW3 James Halsey who, apparently, is a big wig in that department. After a brief conversation with him he asked what my unit was and I replied “Uh…when I was in the Marine Corps?” I thought why would that matter haha? Anyway, he said that he couldn’t touch me until the recruiter got all of the prelim stuff done first: AFAST, Flight Phys etc. Once I finally could get meet up with the recruiter I was told to do the Background Check on the NG site, which was a pain. I just finished an SF86 for my job and I’ve preciously held a Secret Clearance so hopefully the investigation won’t be too painful. I’m not doing the ASVAB, my score was good from before. So, I’m waiting now. I did ask about the AFAST/SIFT and the recruiter was not sure about it, he was under the impression that it was still the AFAST so if anyone has in knowledge in that regard it would be greatly appreciated.
Hello everyone! Im currently a UH-1Y Crew Chief serving in the Marine Corps. My plan if I am not selected by the Army WO program is to pursue a civilian flight career. I understand that the field is very competative and would like to know if Crew Chief flight hours, to include NVG hours, are at all valuble when applying for civil piloting positions.