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Got a quick question about the Army Reserve. I have searched before wether or not it was possible to join the reserves and go directly to flight school after basic., or I guess you could say enlist with the guarantee of WOFT. I had very mixed replies, but was recently searching the net again and found this link. It looks to me like this is the kind of program is what I was looking for, but being as I have no proir militart experience, I was hopin some of you guys that had been in could tell me if youve ever heard of this program before, and If one could still enlist under this program. Thanks alot! http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinf...tprogram-11.htm

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That's a pretty good resource. If it's on there, at the very least, that program existed at one time. It would be a good point to start with your recruiter. It may have changed names, codes, whatever, so... grain of salt. But like I said, if it's there, it's usually good info, if at times outdated.

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There is no civilian WOFT program for the Army Reserves. You have to go active duty if you want to do that.

 

I heard that it is up to individual Reserve units? Most of them do not have a civilian WOFT program, but a few are making exceptions...you most definitely know better than I, but that is just what I've read. :)

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I heard that it is up to individual Reserve units? Most of them do not have a civilian WOFT program, but a few are making exceptions...you most definitely know better than I, but that is just what I've read. :)

 

There are some units that really need pilots but you still have to enlist with the unit first. You will go to BCT and AIT, come back to the unit, THEN go to WOCS. I have a NG buddy who did just that.

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It is in fact possible to enlist and do basic, then wocs and flight school in the Guard. It's entirely dependent on the unit. It's essentially a nightmare to coordinate, but it can and has been done. Takes an extra bit of dedication to do it! I can't speak for the Reserve though, different ball game.

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Hello,

SBuzzkill or anyone else who may have some insight. I've been trying to get more information on the possibilities of going NG or Reserve, and getting a WOFT slot. I did four years AD Air Force and 2.5 ANG, still serving. Currently 27 years old, E5, and going to college for aviation technology. By the end of this year I'll have an Associates in Aerospace Technology through CCAF, and working on my associates of Applied Science Helicopter Pilot option. I'll also have my rotary commercial and instrument rating. What are my posibilities? I've talked to a couple recruiters that were'nt real helpful, and they could'nt tell me anything for NG. Would I go to Warrior Transition Course, then WOCS, or BCT to WOCS? Can I use Air Force aviator recomendations, or would it be better to get an Army aviator? When would be the best time to put in a package? Just a few questions off the top of my head, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Blake

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The time to start on your packet is now! The age has changed back to 29 so get going! I was selected in September '08, I just finished IERW. I came from an ANG unit in Wisconsin. I had gotten LOR's from my chain of command there, no Army aviator ones. You will go right to WOCS if selected and you will get your intial issue of uniforms at Ft Rucker. Get a recruiter to get you sheduled for a flight physical then get the AFAST taken, no need to retake the ASVAB because your scores can be converted to what the Army needs as far as the GT score.

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