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  1. I know life gets hard and beats you down sometimes, but don't let it win. Keep fighting, and spread out your options if you're not getting any success. You need to take a realistic look at yourself and check if you're going about this the right way - maybe you need to start applying to heavy units if you're getting old? Maybe you need to stop making excuses and find a way to earn your PPL? Maybe you need to rush harder to show a unit you're worth the waiver? I got kicked out of ROTC over 4 years ago for several dumb mistakes I made with alcohol, and had to pay my scholarship back. I still found a way to pay for my PPL, worked hard at a job I hated, and interviewed at 9 different units over the span of 4 years before getting hired. Some people didn't even want to interview me because of the hurdles of getting a moral waiver (which I was able to get from the unit that saw my motivation and potential). Now I'm currently waiting to leave for OTS sometime this spring. Here's the bottom line - if you want this, take responsibility and make it happen. Sometimes life deals you shitty situations, and sometimes you create them yourself - either way, it's what you learn and how you respond. If you really want to be in the military, you need to sack up and stop making excuses if this is really your dream. I feel for you bro, don't give up.
  2. I found out from my sponsoring unit yesterday that the Jan board is cancelled and they’re moving everyone to the March board. This is what they heard from AFRC. I guess the AFRC Student Pilot Training pipeline is backed up.
  3. Has anyone applied to the January Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Sponsored/Un-sponsored board? I was wondering if anyone has heard about the results...
  4. Anyone applying to the Jan AFRC board? It was supposed to be held today, but my sponsoring squadron said it will be delayed until the end of the month, and possibly until March. Anyone else in the same boat?
  5. Boeing is good with military LOA. They offer differential pay as well.
  6. I'm recently sponsored and working with a recruiter to get my package up to the March AFRC board. Does anybody know for certain what you need to have complete prior to meeting the board? My unit says I need the FC1 done; however, my recruiter says I do not. I feel like these kind of things are constantly changing, given the pilot shortage. Thanks!
  7. Anyone hear back from the 133rd ARS (Pease, NH)?
  8. After we go to MEPS and swear in, can we start drilling with the unit while we wait a year for everything else to fall into place?
  9. Thanks for the responses! not trying to be a dick since theyre processing my paperwork (and a waiver). But I did try to prod deeper into the issue but the recruiters response was ‘This is what I was instructed to do from my supervisor’. So i was kind of stonewalled.
  10. I was recently hired at a Guard unit as a non-prior. I'm going through the recruiting paperwork right now, and have my MEPS physical in a few days. My recruiter has me taking the ASVAB, even though it is not required for officer candidates. I explained to him that I already took the AFOQT. He explained that they're processing me as enlisted so that they can process my paperwork as an officer candidate (makes sense). I'm just curious if anyone else had to take the ASVAB at MEPS? It just seems like wasted time on both ends, if it's not required.
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