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  1. AD Commitment/ANG

    @Sit On Acorns and @rti35 Thanks for the advice, gents
  2. AD Commitment/ANG

    I was recently selected as a 92TO on the latest AD board. Obviously I am incredibly excited. My recruiter is calling and asking me to DEP in at MEPS here in a few weeks.......at what point am I locked into the AD commitment? The reason I ask is that my local Guard unit recently started accepting applications and it would be an absolutely perfect fit if I were to be hired by them. I am not trying to be "greedy". I just want to make sure I do this right and respect all sides. If I were to be hired by the Guard I would take it.
  3. Deployments

    Thank you both
  4. Deployments

    I've looked around the forum and can't come up with the answers I'm looking for. I understand that the AD pilot deployment cycle varies quite a bit depending on airframe. In general how often do pilots deploy, how long do they deploy for, and how often do they TDY?
  5. Herk Down

    Hat off. Knee down.
  6. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Thank you, gentlemen
  7. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Any idea why that is for the T38**?
  8. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Just curious, do the guys/gals know beforehand what airframes (and how many) will be dropped on their assignment night? As you said, the top and bottom will generally have a feel for where they are so they can at least make educated guesses. Allowing the middle guys to know exactly how many of each airframe is available would help them judge with a higher degree of accuracy what airframe they may end up in.
  9. IFS

    Counter argument: You're going into the AF to fly. If you're worried about passing a very basic flight program (in an instructional setting, nevertheless) how do you expect to pass UPT and eventually an advanced course? I don't see the logic in worrying about failing IFS. If you can't adapt and learn in a very basic course then you're in for some trouble. I'm all for getting more flight hours and showing up to IFS with a feel for flying already. However, I see IFS as a way to get a free PPL while also learning some valuable info that you'll immediately use. The instructors at IFS deal with AF studs on a daily basis. They know what will be expected of their students once they head off to UPT. I'd imagine they'd be able to steer you in the right direction.
  10. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    It'd be an honor to fly one if selected to do it. But I'm sure you know what I meant.
  11. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    I would kill for a fast mover. Full respect to all communities and airframes but I'd even volunteer to be a FAIP if it gave me a better shot at a fighter* later. Edit: Thanks Duck
  12. Stars In my Eyes Pilot Candidate Set me straight.

    I'm not sure I can set you straight. Listen to the guys above^^
  13. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Thank you for your 16 years, 3 months, and 9 days. Enjoy your new career.
  14. Chances for ANG UPT

    If I were to retake it I would focus on Barron's primarily; math in particular. I bought 4 books and Barron's was the only one worth the time, IMO. You can also find 2 free tests here: http://afoqtguide.com/practice-exams/ From what I remember they were fairly accurate. I printed them both out and took them as realistically as possible. My scores were P: 95 N: 93 AA: 81 V: 87 Q: 66. Not the best but not too shabby.
  15. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I wasn't sure who it was directed at but I figured it was quality advice for a newbie regardless