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    Can't say I disagree. I did notice on this years board the 187th FW took off the 85+ PCSM requirement to apply. I wonder if there is a "waiver" so I can apply anyway. Any Alabama ANG guys on here to comment?
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    Standard Interview Questions

    Alright guys, 2 fighter interviews so far with no luck. "Be yourself" is truly the best advice given, canned answers and a fake interview personality are bad for business. What I'm struggling with is the general question "Why fighters?" or "why do you want to fly military/Air Force?" I've always had a desire to serve the country, but only recently have I found out I can do it flying for the military. Like I literally started pursuing this last year as hard as possible. I'm having trouble verbalizing that this is what I want to do with my life and it isn't some fad or phase that will fizzle out in a few years. I don't want to seem like I'm jumping on a bandwagon with guys who have wanted to fly, particularly fighters for their whole lives opposed to me who has realized the possibility and chased the dream for about a year now. Thoughts on this?
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    What are my Chances?

    Amazing scores and good GPA. You have a great shot at fighters, just rush and apply to every single fighter unit before you age out as its super hard to get an age waiver at a fighter squadron. Youll have no problem getting an interview if you rush and are a good dude.
  4. I just retook the TBAS for the 2nd time the other day. I was sitting at an 80 for 75 hours of flight time 98 pilot, now I'm sitting at a 95 with everything else remaining the same. I studied the mess out of the flash cards and played the mess out of https://www.kongregate.com/games/icylime/multitask. Really helps and worth it if you study.
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    Just got word from the 119th, they said email only is fine, but you can do hard copies as well if you also send an email.
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    Lol of course not but since we still got time before the app is due I might as well ask around.
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    Is anyone else reading on the 119th FS application site that you can send an app in as an email only? Or does it have to be physical mail AND an email? Having trouble getting in contact with someone at the unit who can answer this Q.
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    A-29 down at Holloman

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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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    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?
  12. 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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    Congrats to all those selected by MA ANG!