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  1. Just going to copy/paste what I put in another thread about enlisting. Depends on the unit you want to enlist in, but results may vary. The unit I'm enlisted in is a fighter unit btw. Just throwing my .02 out here from the experience I have gone through, I agree with what brabus is saying but I also disagree. I am in a similar situation with my unit. They only hire from within and have only picked off the street one time in that past 10 years. I started college late at 20, enlisted at 21 with a 20k bonus with a year of college under my belt, went to BMT and crew chief tech school which were 8 months, so had to miss a year of school. Now graduating at 25 with equivalent of about year and a half of TIS being a DSG, great contacts, awards, back seat ride in the Viper, gained a lot of respect for the enlisted side, and got to enjoy college while only having to give up one weekend a month. Enlisting did delay the process since I will be putting in my first application next month, but I wouldn't have changed a thing. ALSO, the monthly GI bill for school is a nice $780 a month, and just having a military ID is very helpful. As for AFSC's I was always told to try and get AFE (aircrew flight equipment) or something in OPS, but none were available. So crew chief was the next best, I'm in phase docks so not much exposure to pilots, but just walk on over to OPS and majority of guard pilots that I've spoken to are more than willing to sit down and talk about the slot and anyway they can help.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Just to add on things Kylrs reminded me of, the monthly GI bill for school is a nice $780 a month, and just having a military ID is very helpful. As for AFSC's I was always told to try and get AFE (aircrew flight equipment) or something in OPS, but none were available. So crew chief was the next best, I'm in phase docks so not much exposure to pilots, but just walk on over to OPS and majority of guard pilots that I've spoken to are more than willing to sit down and talk about the slot and anyway they can help.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Just throwing my .02 out here from the experience I have gone through, I agree with what brabus is saying but I also disagree. I am in a similar situation with my unit. They only hire from within and have only picked off the street one time in that past 10 years. I started college late at 20, enlisted at 21 with a 20k bonus with a year of college under my belt, went to BMT and crew chief tech school which were 8 months, so had to miss a year of school. Now graduating at 25 with equivalent of about year and a half of TIS being a DSG, great contacts, awards, back seat ride in the 16, gained a lot of respect for the enlisted side, and got to enjoy college while only having to give up one weekend a month. Enlisting did delay the process since I will be putting in my first application next month, but I wouldn't have changed a thing.
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    Guard Seasoning to Reserve Unit

    Awesome, that's exactly what I was looking to hear. Appreciate the response, FlyArmy.
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    Guard Seasoning to Reserve Unit

    Thanks for the response, black hills tj. I should've added specific details, for example an ANG unit that is an RTU base as well. If you get picked up by them and you HAVE to leave for your seasoning of 2 years to an active base, at that point can you pick an active F-16 Guard or Reserve to do those 2 years of seasoning or does it still have to be specifically Guard F-16's.
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    Guard Seasoning to Reserve Unit

    Hi all, If selected for a Guard F-16 unit, after RTU, in the two years of seasoning, can you go to a reserve F-16 unit to accomplish that seasoning? Or does it specifically have to be a Guard unit that sponsors your seasoning? elvis
  7. Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it. Sent from my Pixel XL using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  8. Appreciate the feedback, just keeping an open mind if there might be certain areas that need improving. Having a year or so till applying, trying to get a small headstart on any changes that could help my chances. Sent from my Pixel XL using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  9. Age: Just turned 24 College: Graduating in May 2018 possibly December 2018 Major: Sports and Society, Economics GPA: 2.9, will be above 3.0 before graduation Service: 3 years enlisted part time ANG fighter unit, crew chief Military Achievements: Airmen of the Quarter for the Wing, got F-16 Incentive ride out of it. BMT Element Leader Volunteering: Wright Flight Pilot and Volunteer, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross (Donate blood every drill possible), Veterans Center at my University Flight hours: 300+ PPL, HP, working on instrument rating LORS: Major General, Brig General, University Professor Legacy: Father Lt. Col. (Ret) A-10, F-16 Pilot Planning on applying to ANG fighter units only, best chance is with my home unit because we only hire from within, but options are always open to go elsewhere. Kept in touch with my squadron and group commander (both 3000+ hour pilots) so they know who I am when the time comes to apply. As well as other pilots on the base that have done the enlisted to pilot process. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks. Elvis
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