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  1. jaygebee

    Palace Chase info

    Hmm I'll have to have my recruiter check mine. I was also put on the scroll in mid December. Off topic... Does anyone know if the retirement will transfer over to the reserves like it has in the past (years of service translated to points) with this new blended retirement crap now existing? I feel like it would but I'm concerned sneaky AF may have snuck something in where palace chase would be treated like a new ascension and forced onto the blended. No one in finance at my base knows and they have no good source to help me on this.
  2. jaygebee

    Age waivers?

    My package is currently at the AFRC board happening today and tomorrow with an ETP for TFCSD; I'll be at 6 years next month. For AFRC, the ETP requests have to go through the NAF and get endorsed by the NAF commander prior to being submitted to the AFRC board. I can say for certain, 4th AF is definitely approving them with little fuss. Granted... Its not fully approved until signed off by the commander of AFRC following board approval. Low risk there if sponsored. Active duty requires you to rack and stack all rated positions if you have a waiver or ETP which puts you in a tough spot; you can't apply for just pilot. If your picked up for something other than pilot you'd be forced to take it and wait a couple years to apply again. If not and you deny any rated position... you can never apply again. They did delay the board this year due to delays in ETPs and waivers but I believe several with them were not selected. Just about every guard posting I see says they aren't currently pursuing ETPs or waivers. The couple I spoke with had no idea what ETP or TFCSD were... Only age waiver. My advice would be to call units your interested in and ask what they're looking for and when they plan to hire (many don't make this info public). Make sure you ask if they are pursuing ETPs or waivers. Many units have folks that aren't familiar with the process and may just give you a no because of the they don't know. Do some research so you can assure them of the process and that they are being approved. Bottom line... if a unit likes you enough, the ETP should be no big deal. Hit me up if you have questions.
  3. jaygebee

    Palace Chase info

    OK thanks for the clarification!
  4. jaygebee

    Palace Chase info

    Anyone know if you are eligible for 20 days PTDY when separating from active duty for Palace Chase? AFI36-3003 Table 4.5 seems to read as though you do, however, the recruiter I am working with said I would not be allowed those days. Anyone have experience taking these 20 days?
  5. jaygebee

    Palace Chase info

    Active duty non rated looking to transfer into the reserves via palace chase to fill a unit sponsored upt slot. I'm referring to the AFRC rated board that occurs every two months now.
  6. jaygebee

    Palace Chase info

    My recruiter is telling me for rated jobs (got offered a pilot sponsorship) an intent to hire letter is not sufficient and you must be board approved within 45 days of application submittal. Can anyone confirm this? I haven't seen this anywhere.
  7. jaygebee

    Chances for heavy unit?

    Awesome numbers! Cast your net wide but also hone in on your ideal or home unit. Work any connections you have there and show that you are committed to becoming a long term member of the unit. I'd say guard is a bit tougher to get an age or TFCSD ETP or waiver. The Reserves make it seem like it's a simple check the box. If the unit want you and you not ridiculously old, AFRC seems to ok it no problem.
  8. jaygebee

    Chances for heavy unit?

    89th Airlift Squadron... C-17s
  9. jaygebee

    Chances for heavy unit?

    89th AS
  10. jaygebee

    Chances for heavy unit?

    Got picked up at my #1 location! I'll keep you all updated on how the ETP process goes leading up to my AFRC board that my package meets.
  11. jaygebee

    Chances for heavy unit?

    Wow! Our stuff looks pretty similar! I also had to switch from a low wing cherokee to a high wing cessna 172 after about 35 hrs in. I would keep chugging along on the lessons. If your interviewing for a reserve unit, show that you can have the PPL done prior to the reserve board if the unit was to pick you up. But... I'm new to this too so hopefully some wise gray beards will chime in.
  12. Wanted to get advice on my chances with my scores and current situation. I'm currently a non-rated active duty O-3 in the Air Force trying to get picked up by a reserve heavy unit. I am 27 turning 28 in February, so age is getting close, but I am already over the 5-yr Total Federal Commissioned Services requirement and would need an Exception To Policy (ETP). I am only just now a month past my 5-yr date. I would also need to Palace Chase, if picked up in early 2018, and would be asking for 6 months off my current Active Duty Service Commitment. Undergraduate GPA: 3.35 Masters GPA: 3.38 (2/3 complete) AFOQT: P 97, N 99, AA 62, V 83, Q 42 PCSM: 89 w/63 hrs (93, 96, 98 in next three tiers) PPL Initial Flight Class I Approved My letters of recommendation are: my former squadron commander, my current supervisor, a friend/coworker (reserve C-17 pilot), and my father-in-law (retired reserve C-141 pilot). I have visited my ideal unit once and plan to visit again next month. I have strong connections to the area around the unit. Both my wife and I are from there and our families are mostly all still in the area. We are looking to settle down and I would be seeking a long term position with the unit and would likely pursue an ART position. As a result I am initially only applying to that unit. If I am not selected, I plan to blast my application to various units as I will be pushing the age limit.
  13. jaygebee

    Palace Chase info

    How much time did you ask off? How did they informally tell you?
  14. jaygebee

    Palace Chase info

    So the reply I received from the MyPers folks was: "The approval level for an ADSC waiver of less than 6-months would be AFPC Separations. Any ADSC waiver over 6-months would be sent to the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council for final review." I am trying to get sponsored by a reserve unit who's board would be before the June 2018 AFRC board. My current ADSC is till March 2019 for TA so my six month window would be Sept 2018. Is it worth trying to get the extra couple months and try and PC in June 2018 or earlier? Or are the extra couple months not worth the risk of being denied? Denial would require 120 days before reapplying.
  15. Great thanks for the info! Only one ETP... just TFCSD. I'm 27 so I should be good on age... for now.
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