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  1. The vast majority of recruiters I've worked with on the civilian side have been colossal wastes of time. However, if you find a good one they are worth the pain & time you put in to finding them. The good ones have strong relationships with hiring managers within companies and can easily put you on top of the piles of resumes. That's how I got my current position. The flip side is that they make money by putting you in a position, so sometimes they're pushing for the easiest/quickest way to do that. I've seen recruiters try to pressure people into lateral moves for less money or into bad companies/positions. In my experience, finding a good recruiter is almost as much work as landing a good job but can be worth it.
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  3. Just as an explanation, however I caveat it with this is via my experience and word of mouth NOT actual regulations, you "swear in" twice on the AD path. The first one is where you swear into Inactive Ready Reserve and into the Delayed Entry Program. Declining from this status is completely painless and will cause near zero repercussions in your life for anything, except for if you try to go AD again. The second swear in is approximately a week before OTS which is the more permanent swear in that will make things much more tricky if you try to back out or switch to something else (I don't know much more details about this one since I didn't get that far). I was in IRR/DEP status when I made the switch, it was relatively painless. For the paperwork, I'm probably not the best test case. MEPS lost my physical and it took 3 months to recover it; it was a comedy of errors. Everything else had been completed by then. I think all the other paperwork was done and transferred within a month.
  4. I don't see anything in your post that is incorrect. Yes, I had everything complete except for the MFS. Just had to transfer everything over after declining. It was a pain.
  5. Correct. BTW...I was one month away from my AD OTS date when I got picked up by my unit, so you can definitely do what you are asking about.
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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

    Tell me about it. I've scrubbed two long XCs in the past month and this weekend isn't looking better.
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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

    You must be new here.😀 The advice you've received wasn't wrong. You're 33. Shit or get off the pot. Especially if you've got a unit saying they'd hire you if you apply. Also, if you truly enjoy aviation enough to consider it as a 12+ year career, go get your PPL - AF or not. It's awesome and a reward in itself. The ability to just go mess around for an hour in the sky (like I did yesterday) is a blast.
  9. Sure, officers don't need an FC1. But how would they schedule IFT & UPT without the FC1 & MFS?
  10. That is so painful to hear.
  11. Ok...multiple accounts of things being kicked back twice. Does NGB not review the entire packet before kicking it back? It seems like the moment they find an error they stop the review and send it back to the unit rather than going through everything and noting all fixes required.
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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

    Is the cart is before the horse here? You don't have a decision to make until you're actually hired by your unit. If it's something you want to do, take the AFOQT & TBAS, get hired by your unit, then start working out the details of your training. Even on the best of timelines you're 1-2 years away from starting UPT. I personally wouldn't do the ~2 years of training apart from my family.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

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  15. You seem to know a lot about drug deals.
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