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Don't go Alaska, I'm pretty sure you will end up in Fairbanks, which is a really small city literally in the middle of nowhere. If you can get Anchorage (JBER) then definitely go to Alaska, otherwise it can be a cold desolate place anywhere else.

It will be Fairbanks for sure. That's where the helicopters are. I understand and have heard similar things to what you're saying. We're being told things that I don't really want to put on here, so I'm considering putting it down. Plus home for me is Seattle which is a fairly quick flight away. I've also heard the 60s do some pretty neat missions up there.

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Believe it or not, for as many LTs and RLOs as we think are inept and immature leaders, there's just as many (or more per capita) WOs, who while maybe competent aviators, are horrible leaders and mana

Good thing that post wasnt from two and a half years ago amirite?!

"Hi, I join Army because helicopters." "Here's an airplane."

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It will be Fairbanks for sure. That's where the helicopters are. I understand and have heard similar things to what you're saying. We're being told things that I don't really want to put on here, so I'm considering putting it down. Plus home for me is Seattle which is a fairly quick flight away. I've also heard the 60s do some pretty neat missions up there.

If you want to stay north but don't want to end up in Fairbanks throw Drum on your list.

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After the 3rd year of doing quarterlies and inventories, packing and unpacking, waiting for MWOs, etc. I'm so sick of messing with guns. I haven't touched mine in over a year. LoL

 

I do miss my handgun though.

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Congtats Lindsey. I'm not on here much anymore ... usually just checking this thread to see what you select.

 

Come on over to Bliss, where it's nice and cool this time of year :| actually liking it here though

 

Holy crap man, long time no see! Good to hear you're doing well.

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Holy crap man, long time no see! Good to hear you're doing well.

Haha, ya. Im pretty quiet around here now. Probably just come on from time to time to see where ur headed (real-super creeper status) haha. Im sure you'll be happy with 60's (or wouldve been with any other acft the Army's got).

 

Ive been enjoying my time away from Rucker ... especially since i was there for over 5 yrs.

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Are all of the 60 slots now for the Mike, or does everyone train on the Lima while guys going to units with the Mike get follow on training?

Active duty automatically get the Mike model, although half the course will be in the A/L and then you will do the M transition for the second half. The reason is there are still a few units out there who do not have M models.

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Active duty automatically get the Mike model, although half the course will be in the A/L and then you will do the M transition for the second half. The reason is there are still a few units out there who do not have M models.

 

Those poor souls

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Those poor souls

Granted I haven't flown either model yet, but the old-school part of me prefers the A/L. I have a thing for steam gauges.

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Is that not....ya know, infuriating?

 

Unless you really want hawks, but I still feel like that's a bit of a broken system #NoTA

Two classes in a row awhile ago with no Hawks, so even if you want Hawks it's just a gamble. Bottom line, keep an open mind and don't fall into the whole "X helicopter is the best on the Army because reasons" bullshit.

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Is that not....ya know, infuriating?

 

Unless you really want hawks, but I still feel like that's a bit of a broken system #NoTA

USAR and ARNG already know their airframes and unit locations prior to their arrival at Rucker, with some exceptions. There's just no way to have some sort of OML for such a thing when the state/component is writing the check for you to be here. The 'worthiness' of the individual is left up to his/her selection board and the unit that 'accepts' you. If you're an AD WO/LT and fretting about things out of your control, it is only going to make things more stressful for you out here. I hear and see it everyday with the AD folks. If you make peace with the fact that having the opportunity to be an Army aviator is awesome enough, you'll take whatever airframe you end up getting with a stupid grin on your face.

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In a selection the other day, a Guard guy stood up and said "UH60M". The guard rep was like "Well, you got upgraded to CH47F".

 

The look on his face was priceless.

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