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    AFROTC VS Marine PLC Aviation Contract

    This. It's a completely different world from what I've heard. You're not exactly the tip of the spear for the Marines, if you're flying for them. If your ultimate goal is flying and being the mission, AF ROTC would be a good shot with the amount of slots they're giving out now.
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    Guard Seasoning to Reserve Unit

    Revitalizing this thread for a similar question. Since I can't return to my unit for seasoning, can I go to an overseas active duty base for the 2-3 years?
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    Improving AFOQT scores

    Tucson, I've been enlisted there since I was a freshman in college, so them knowing me probably helped a bit. I held off on anything past private since I'll get my instrument through UPT and I didn't want to start learning habits I'll have to forget a year or two later in UPT. Just from what I've read each board is different, but mine didn't want to hear robot answers. Mostly had to talk about flying experiences and how I overcame failures and things like that. Interview prep is huge, had a family friend that runs an interview prep business which helped tremendously. I've heard bogidope has a good interview prep. Just things to avoid saying/ how to phrase certain sentences. Edit: Depending how the interview is going, throw something in to make them laugh. Ex: What makes you the best candidate here? Well, I'm better looking than all the other applicants...then go on to the real answer.
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    Improving AFOQT scores

    I got hired ( Guard 16's ) one and done with almost identical scores to yours. Didn't get asked a single question about the scores in the interview. Seemed they cared more about flying experience and being an overall bro.
  5. Failed my first AFOQT attempt. Retake scores were: Pilot: 93 Nav: 60 Acad: 36 Verbal: 42 Quant: 36 PCSM: 85 379 flight hours
  6. Just wanted to update everyone, got picked up by my home F-16 unit today. Was the only one to be selected! Just wanted to thank everyone on here for all the tips and tricks throughout the whole process, helped tremendously. Cheers!
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    Chances and Recommendations (ANG)

    Ahh didn't know WI was slotted for 35s. TIL.
  8. If the unit allows it, go for it. My unit used to allow 90 credit hours to apply, but you had to graduate the two semesters after no matter what. They got burned by that when an applicant failed a class and didn't have their degree by that May. So now it's 105 credits and you get an extra semester for wiggle room. Every unit is different, some require the full diploma and some will make things work with the credit hours. My .02 is don't submit a package that won't be 100% correct. Otherwise when you apply the next year and have all the credentials you might be remembered as the guy/gal that submitted an incomplete package when you knew it was incomplete, which could hinder your chance of getting an interview/slot.
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    Chances and Recommendations (ANG)

    Since your unit is 16's and you're transferring to 35s I'd guess you're VTANG. Since they have a board coming up in June, I'd apply for that one(again?). Your scores are very good and it's your home unit so you've got that going for you. The 16 board you didn't get selected for, did you ask for feedback on why not? As far as debating over fighters and heavies with airlines in sight, I've seen just as many fighter guys go to major airlines as I've seen heavy guys. In the end, apply to wherever you want and see what presents itself.
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    Doing Well in UPT

    Guard, Reserves, and Active all attend everything together now. TFOT, IFT (I think), UPT, and follow on. Just getting picked up is different for each one.
  11. Enlist if you have to, it does help, but only really if you have to, to get into a unit that only hires from within. Fly as much as you can to make SURE you would want to do this for the next 10-12 years. If you do enlist, crew chief (Tactical Aircraft Maintenance), Aircrew Flight Equipment, etc. Basically any job you're dealing with the jet or the pilots. You've got your bachelors and you're young, do well on the AFOQT and TBAS and you have a good shot.
  12. I failed depth perception test at MEPS enlisting too, I was told after I left MEPS that you're supposed to look left and right during the test. No idea if that is true or not since I haven't been back to MEPS or to Wright Patt to try it out.
  13. 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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