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  1. Scrutinize me!

    Turn that 3.96 GPA into a 3.69! In all seriousness, keep doing what you’re doing and crush the AFOQT/TBAS. You have plenty of time to get picked up for whatever you want to do and you’re off to a much better start than the majority of people, IMO. I can’t stress enough to have fun. Keep flying, stay out of legal trouble, keep your grades up, stay away from drugs, but have a hell of a lot of fun in college, too. Do something stupid (not illegal) and have a great story to tell. Graduating in 3 years is awesome, but I, personally, wouldn’t want that. Your drive is a very good thing, keep that, but remember that the military will still be around. Have some fun. You’re off to a great start. Just my .02
  2. Med school?

    Hey guys, I really appreciate all the replies! What I'm getting from all this is that it's possible with some understanding/flexibility from the unit but it'll be a kick in the balls for a few years. @Clark Griswold I would be interested in starting pretty much ASAP after seasoning training, give a few months. @HeloDude My family has made a career out of the medical industry and being a Doc has always been an interest of mine. Being an MD/DO is a job I have a lot of respect for, theres a fair amount of career flexibility, good pay, and I see it as personally fulfilling employment (in addition to being one of the lucky few who get to defend our Country and its interests). It's also something I could definitely see myself doing long after the military decides I'm too old to continue flying on a regular basis. All that and I am one of the fortunate few who has the opportunity to go through Med school debt free (or at least with a minimal, no-interest loan) so my immediate post-school concern wouldn't be paying off a mountain of debt. Med school may never come to fruition for me but it's worth exploring that possibility...if the opportunity knocks I'd like to be prepared.
  3. Med school?

    Hey guys, Has anyone ever gone through Med school as a part-timer (assuming the school is very close to your base)? Is Med school as a part-timer something thats even possible, solely from a time commitment standpoint?
  4. Upcoming Boards

    An email was sent out by Lt Col Downs on Monday.....Board was cancelled. They will open up a new one mid-January.
  5. F-22 Pilot's comments after flying the F-4

    I always thought it would be cool to fly a P-51 in WW2
  6. Standard Interview Questions

    I have consolidated a handful of the questions on this thread in case anyone wants to print them out for an interview prep. What leadership skills do you bring to the table? What is your career plan after you complete UPT? Why do you want to fly XXXXXX? How do you feel about killing someone? Explain induced drag. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Do you wear pink shirts? Do you have a fart can on your car? Have you ever met an f-15 pilot, if so did he hit on you? Favorite movie? Biggest accomplishment? Biggest failure? What did you learn from it? Explain your speeding tickets Why did you get a C in calculus? How do you deal with stress? What do you think UPT is going to be like? Have you done any research? Why do you think you should get this slot over the other candidates? What is the toughest thing you have ever done? What is your civilian job? With your civilian job, how often will you be able to fly with us? What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life and why? How do you think your civilian aviation experience will fit into UPT? What makes you think you'll be successful at UPT? How would my best friends describe me? What do I think is my biggest fault? Define the term Leadership What does it mean to me to be an officer? Tell me about a time that you had a disagreement with a peer and how you dealt with it Why do you want to be an Officer? A pilot? Which is more important and why? How do you feel about the possibility of having to shoot down a civilian airliner? If your dog was drowning and a complete stranger was drowning, who would you save if you could only save one? Who has been the most influential person in your life and why? Are there any questions for us? Why you? Tell me what leadership and integrity mean to you, and how they go together What will you do if you don't get selected? Why didn’t join the Air Force earlier? What are 3 characteristics of a good officer? Have you ever had to make a difficult decision? What else are you interested in besides flying? Loyalty vs Integrity? Why fighters? Are you applying to other units? How would you interact with other UPT classmates? Why you over the other people asked to interview?
  7. Upcoming Boards

    Do you have a link?
  8. What's keeping me from a job?

    Yeah, to be honest that 99 verbal freaks me out, too.
  9. Upcoming Boards

    As far as I know, phone interview invites still have not gone out
  10. Should I test again?

    Apply with what you have and plan on retaking once you can
  11. UPT vs UFT

    To clarify my comment, I was speaking as a civilian applying for OTS via a rated board
  12. UPT vs UFT

    As of 17OT04 (Release date in early September), there were separate rated and unrated boards. Don't know anything about the unrated side but, for rated, you could apply for as many or as few AFSCs as you chose. Definitely not required to apply for all 4....however, that could've changed in the past few months.
  13. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    What are the chances the reserves get activated to full time to bridge the shortage gap?
  14. Fresno Griffins UPT Board

    Wondering as well