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  1. AD vs ANG

    You need to know if the squadron is a good fit for yourself as well. The way I asked it on my rushing tour was: "What is the typical percentage of traditional vs full time at the squadron?" After they answered, I followed up with "do you see that changing drastically in the future?" They reply then, "How come?" This gave me a good idea of the dynamic and the factors they see affecting them in the future while (at least I hope) made me seem interested.
  2. Hoping someone can help me with this... My unit is having issues gaining me into MILPDS (it has been a couple months since I swore in). Apparently after I am pushed from AFRISS, I just disappear in the system instead of showing up into MILPDS. What they believe to be the issue is my background: I am a non-prior who was originally selected on an AD pilot board and then I was selected by my guard unit approximately 1 month prior to my OTS date. Has anyone gone through this before?
  3. Chances of a Fighter Slot

    This is probably the most important part while being on the UPT chase. I was told that your package gets you the interview and the interview gets you the job. So when I wasn't selected after an interview, I asked for feedback from the board members on my interview. Thankfully they were pretty brutal with me. It hurt my ego, but it helped immensely on later boards.
  4. Published list of OTS start dates?

    There most definitely is a prerequisite course that you are tested on during the first or second week of OTS now. Start making phone calls/emailing people. If you don’t have OTS contacts for that, I can dig them up and PM you. Edit: Pulled them up & PM’ed. Anyone else in a similar situation let me know and I’ll do the same.
  5. Upcoming Boards

    154th in Hawaii is having a joint board in the spring. Packages due December 22. Age waivers are being considered. Call a recruiting office and tell them you're interested in submitting a package to the pilot board and they'll get you setup. If for some reason you're unable to get your afoqt and/or tbas complete by the due date, submit anyways and get them done asap and update your application once complete.
  6. Letters of Recommendation

    I had mine put: MEMORANDUM FOR AIR FORCE OFFICER SELECTION BOARD ... To Whom It May Concern: Some boards wanted it formatted and addressed a specific way. I'd recommend asking your LORs to give you a Word document format of the letter under the stipulation that all you're changing is the heading, date, and who it is addressed to. If they're comfortable, they'll let you.
  7. Standard Interview Questions

    “Thank you very much for your time.” *shake all hands*
  8. Chances at an ANG Fighter Squadron

    http://access.afpc.af.mil/pcsmdmz//AFOQTPrepMaterials.html That website is God over anything in the books, FYI. ESPECIALLY on the table reading, don’t use the books for that.
  9. Chances at an ANG Fighter Squadron

    Nonsense. To add to this, the only units I saw hire from the street on my journey did so in addition to from within. (Small, anecdotal sample) Study for the AFOQT & TBAS as if you only have one shot at it.
  10. Vesting of company stock has to happen as if there was no break in employment upon reemployment with the company is how I read it. Edit: Sorry, this is dependent on your company’s stock plan and how it treats a leave of absence. My company allows it to vest, so my statement is correct for me, but looks like it could be incorrect for you. Depending on the amounts, it may be worth talking to your local USERRA rep or an attorney.
  11. Weird, I’m in FL (not NW though) and got it.
  12. Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    Has anyone only needed to do the MFS? Curious how the experience differs if you already have your FCI.
  13. Search limitless, first option on the results page is something to the effect of “Choose which credit card option is best for you.” Pretty generic sounding title, just looks like it’s taking you to a credit card page. Once I clicked that, Limitless was the top option.
  14. Stocks for Dummies (Aviators)

    Anyone going long on Illinois Muni Bonds?
  15. Upcoming Boards

    Are you referring to the NGB? How often do they meet?