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  1. Be careful with including additional documents in a package to whatever unit you're applying to. I've heard of some units tossing applications (and probably pretty solid apps) for not following directions in terms of what documents they want and the order they're placed in. Some may care, but others may not.
  2. My apologies if my question wasn't worded clearly, but I'm just wanting to know if there's any reason where my package would not be approved even though I've passed all physicals and have made it through the preliminary paperwork.
  3. I've tried using the search function, but I'm not quite finding what I'm looking for. I recently finished up my FC1 with no waivers needed and am waiting for the approval to come back from AETC before my package is sent to State HQ and NGB. At this point, is it truly just a waiting game to have all the boxes checked off, or would there still be for any reason my package would not be approved? The reason for asking is I'm getting into a bind at my civilian job where my potential replacement could be transferring out of the region within the next month, and my supervisor and I would really like to keep him here to be able to back fill my position once I'm off to OTS, UPT, etc. Otherwise, I'd rather not tell the higher-ups until I have dates, but my hand may be forced very shortly.
  4. Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    I can't help you on the post-physical timeline, but Wright-Patt contacted me the day after my recruiter submitted my info. The physical was scheduled for a little over two months out from being notified.
  5. I swore in mid-July and found out the following day that my FC1 date is in September.
  6. It doesn't sound like there's an acuity standard anymore, as long as the refractive error standards are met (page 9 in the link, toward the bottom). Also, I think the standard waiting period for PRK/LASIK has been reduced to 6 months. Not a doctor, though. Gig 'em and good luck!
  7. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    I'm from the tiny town where Air Tractor is based. The impact it would have on the community would be huge, if it were selected.
  8. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    The search function is your friend:
  9. Chances at an ANG Fighter Squadron

    Klamath definitely hires off the street, so don't feel like you have to enlist to have a shot. Both in 2015 and 2016 a civilian was hired. However, if you're dead set on joining only that particular unit, it may not be harmful since you're only 23. In my opinion, you should also do research on other units, because you may find missions you like even better than purely instructing. Keep in mind you will do upgrades and have the potential to be an IP any place you go (albeit not teaching someone how to initially fly the F-15 - more so for the mission side of things).
  10. IFS

    From my understanding of IFS, you don't earn enough hours or do all of the necessary rides to earn a PPL, so I wouldn't expect to use the Air Force as a "free" way of doing so.
  11. After retaking the AFOQT, you'll need to also take the TBAS to gain your PCSM score. I called up a ROTC program at a nearby university to set it up through them. For Guard, you'll follow the instructions for what the unit wants included in the application package and ship/email it directly to them without the help of a recruiter. My advice would be to scatter-shoot applications and take as many interviews as possible, since you don't have a lot of time to be very picky with locations and airframes. Guard does not do unsponsored boards. If you have the time and means, make sure to finish your PPL, since most folks I had met on the interview circuit have this in common with one another. I haven't been through the Reserves process, but I do know you work with a Reserves recruiter for unsponsored boards. I believe for the sponsored route, you meet a board after getting sponsored by a unit, and from there you'll find out if you're a "select" or not. Hopefully someone can chime in that has experience on the Reserves side.
  12. Upcoming Boards

    For those that haven't already submitted, the 148th FW must have application packages received NLT 30 June. Interviews will be held in the July time frame. http://www.148fw.ang.af.mil/About-Us/Careers/
  13. What are my chances?

    You seem to be pretty competitive, but keep in mind you'll be up against folks that have spent several years in the civilian workforce. Make sure to really highlight any achievements and leadership roles that you've had so far to offset lack of professional experience. I'd also recommend having a professor and any of your former bosses from internships write a letter of recommendation. For my letters, I had two former bosses, an active duty Captain (I don't know any senior officers), and my flight instructor write mine to speak to different areas of my background and such.
  14. Upcoming Boards

    Yes, it is personal but it started with a SG waiver. I'd prefer not to discuss the entire situation in a public setting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Upcoming Boards

    While my situation is probably going to be far different than most, I was picked up by a fighter unit in October 2015, ran into some hurdles, reapplied to a different fighter unit, and interviewed/was hired by them in August 2016. Overall, I applied to 8 fighter units and interviewed at 6 of those. First and foremost, if there's ever a meet-and-greet or cookout hosted by the unit, go to it. I cannot stress enough how important it is to show face and prove you want to be there, much less make sure you're a good fit with the unit. Obviously, this will also let the folks in the unit see what kind of person you are outside of a "rehearsed" interview. I made an effort to talk to every pilot there during the meet-and-greets, but I never once tried to blow smoke up their butts - they will see right through it. I genuinely wanted to know how they got to where they were and any advice they might have for training. In the end, it's all about being a good and genuine dude/chick that can prove they can get the job done. PM me if you have any specific questions or want further details on anything in particular.