swan3609 Posted December 20, 2013 Report Share Posted December 20, 2013 After much discussion with those local to me and discussing with my family and significant others, I am turning to you guys hoping for some first hand experience and opinions.. My long term goal being civilian Utility/ Firefighting work. I am currently enrolled in a local A&P program and have been flying when I have the money to work toward my Commercial.. The NG stopped by one in one of their UH-60s and let us climb around and check out the bird as we are all aspiring A&Ps.. 5 days later, I have taken my ASVAB, scored well and am still unsure about enlisting.. I never saw myself as an armed forces person, but the National Guard is a appealing to me as a homeland security and local work vs active duty, In addition as a way to pay for my current schooling and repay federal education loans that I could use to pay for my civilian flying. Currently there is a few 15T positions available locally and that I could be locked into as soon as I enlisted. I trust my recruiter, but I am just looking for some more affirmation before I make a long term decision.. I am currently paying out of pocket for my A&P school and have about 10k in federal loans from previous schooling.. So I would be eligible for the SLRP up to 50k guaranteed the moment I enlist? I know that my loans have to be Title IV, which applies to my current loan and would apply to the educational loans I would take out to fly.. The SLRP is guaranteed up to my 50k limit correct? There is also the option of building a packet and applying for flight school. I know it is extremely competitive, but the possibility of flying for the NG as well as having them pay for my Civilian training is something that could be a benefit on the Resume for civilian work later on.. As I said, the military was never something I ever considered and now I am overwhelmed. I am trying to keep a cool head and research everything before I commit to anything.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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