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    Flying in ANG - Asthma

    Can someone clarify what happens at WP during your FCI if you've disclosed a history of asthma? I thought you had to go to a civilian doctor, take a PFT with MCT then submit it for a waiver then you're good to go but what I'm reading here suggests you have to do the PFT and MCT at WP again even if you've passed it with a civ doctor?
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    ANG Non-Airline Jobs?

    Do most fighter guys who aren't airline guys live close to the squadron? I definitely want to be realistic and I'm thinking driving anything more than 2 hours 1 way would be a 1 way ticket to a quick burn out. I've thought about that too, like at Northrop, Lockheed, Raytheon, etc they have field engineers who visit suppliers and such and don't need to be in a particular location. Just wondering how feasible that is because I still definitely would like to work on my military career and civilian career in parallel. Have your cake and eat it...
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    Upcoming Boards

    Is the 187th FW 3.0 gpa requirement a throw your app in the trash if you apply with a 2.52? Even with 90 pilot and pcsm?
  4. This question is for the non-airline dudes. So this is kind of a shot in the dark and really putting the cart before the horse, but here it goes. Say you get picked up by a fighter unit in a location where there aren't many ideal jobs (South Dakota, Oklahoma, etc). I know that there is the rule of living close to base, but what if you can't find suitable full-time employment anywhere near the unit? I'm saying all of this with employers such as Lockheed, Northrop etc on my mind.
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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

    Here's my 2 cents, I'm still in the circuit so take it as you will. With the attitude you are displaying, it shows a huge lack of commitment. Guard units want guys who are balls to the wall passionate about flying! If you even hint at having doubts about flying for the guard, you will be ranked low among candidates after coming out of an interview. You have to show that you're willing to execute on each mission. Maybe this is quibbling over semantics but I don't like hearing that I have to sacrifice my family for this dream. I think of it more as a way to provide for my family as best as I can, and if I am defending the country then I am defending them as well. Stop going back and forth on the cost of the PPL, $8k (it will probably be more) is a small price to pay for chasing a once in a lifetime dream. If you can't even get past that point then you really have to ask yourself why you are doing this and if you even want to do it. Guard units will definitely see if you aren't passionate about this so do your due diligence and see if this is really for you.
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    OTS/ OCS chances and questions

    Use the search button my friend. A lot of knowledge in this forum, do some browsing.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Congrats to all those selected by MA ANG!
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    China & Chinese Shenanigans

    Care to provide this civilian with a link?
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    China & Chinese Shenanigans

    Thoughts on the Chinese borrowing (stealing) 5th generation fighter designs? J20 and J31. J20 J31
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    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

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    What are my Chances - Reserve

    A pessimist would say retake the AFOQT and get 90+ on pilot for fighters. As for everything else? Your scores are good. At this point it's just a matter of you applying everywhere you can because of your age. You will no doubt be picked up soon if you aren't an ass at meet and greets. I agree with the above, get the ball rolling fast and hard before you get into age waiver territory.
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    What are my Chances - Reserve

    Are you aiming for heavies fighters or both?
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    Upcoming Boards

    Guys who interviewed at the 120th/Buckley, what was the timeline on hearing back? I thought I recalled them saying might be a week or two after they send names into HR. Any news good or bad?
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    Upcoming Boards

    Invites went out like 2-3 weeks ago.
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    Upcoming Boards

    To the tune of our favorite Buckley applicant, has anyone heard of the results of the 120th interview board? All that commotion was confusing and was curious as to if the final decision has already been made.
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