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    University of Arizona AFROTC

    Current cadet at Det. 020 here
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    USF (det 158) rated slots/ questions

    I can't cite my source on slot allotment, but I'm pretty sure that each detachment gets a varying amount of pilot slots each year. I'm sort of in the same boat. Feeling like you aren't doing anything at 20 can be a wonderful thing though, A LOT of people in our entitled generation are absolutely ok with doing nothing at our age... be glad you have the opposite mindset in your head and you have already taken steps toward your goal. I'm a sophomore in college and screwed around a bit in my early years and I finally have buckled down and gotten serious with my goals... even if I'm close to being 2 1/2 years behind. Is that discouraging? A bit. Motivating? Absolutely. Hurls
  3. Thank you both big time for your inputs... a pint is on me if our paths ever cross. I was able to find the AFI and the FTM online so that is some serious reading material for my flight back to the states. I will definitely enroll in concurrent first year classes. I know this might be more of a detachment based question, and maybe I just need to check with mine if possible, but what is a competitive ROTC GPA? I am currently an engineering major and not entirely sure how I'll be stacking up.
  4. I went a few pages back and didn't find much on this, but per forum etiquette, sorry if this topic has been answered. I am currently a sophomore in the process of joining the detachment at my school. I've done the application and as of now I'm just waiting until orientation. I understand AFROTC is traditionally a 4 year program and I know that means I will need to double up on the courses and grasp the day to day operations in order to catch up. Has anyone here joined their schools detachment after completing a year of undergrad already and has gone through the program? If so: a) Does joining late make me less competitive for a rated slot? b) Do you have any advice on how to catch up? (ei. supplemental information/guides I can use) Thank you for your time
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    NCAA Men's BBall (WTF?)

    If I was a cadet, and possibly if I become one, I probably would/will ask for a ride. I mean why not? IMHO I bet there is a probably a fair amount of gung-ho cadets who would love to take their GoPro's with them and make some "sick dubstep videos" for their facebook page because hey, they already know they are getting an F-22 drop right? I understand no one wants to spend time with kids like that. I understand there are a multitude of things that are more important when planning a training sortie and obviously a joyride with a cadet isn't at the top of the list BUT all that aside I think it would be a crucial experience to shoot the breeze with some gents with hours and some knowledge about the lifestyle. Sure a backseat ride would be a fantastic but in the end the only advice I've ever gotten to better myself over a few bevvies is "carry your own damn helmet bag" and " max out TSP contributions" I'm in the end I'm not a cadet, and nor do I know the system, so my $.02 is basically useless (I think I'll make that my signature) But since this is the NCAA thread...... goodnight Arizona, and goodnight to University of Arizona Basketball for the next 5 years.
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    NCAA Men's BBall (WTF?)

    Realistically, AZ basketball will probably be in the dumps for a few years. But at least the young talent that is there may stay. I would love nothing more to see them go a for a run in march just for an implicit middle finger to ESPN. Yup, a viper from 162nd in the Old Pueblo. A friend of mine in mx took me on the flightline a few months back, a much needed motivational spike to get me through my academics
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    NCAA Men's BBall (WTF?)

    Day 13 after scandal: Can confirm morale at U of A is at all time high. Me & the rest of the prestigious 76 percent acceptance rate student population don't care anyway, we still beat ASU O'Neal? Didn't need him anyway Proof? Wire taps? Money transfers? Mmhmm... just ESPN east coast bias
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    Overseas PCS and your cars

    It depends on what you're driving. If you drive an 03 civic its probably not worth it to ship it, wait for it, and pick it up at a port and have to drive it across a country and put on 1400 miles. A buddy of mine came to Ramstein and bought a 2014 M3 through American Military Car Sales (might have been called Pentagon, not entirely sure now) and got a kick ass deal. He had it for two years as his daily (including the occasional autobahn shenanigans) got stationed back stateside, and sold it for an extra 8K after having his fun. I'm not too sure if they hook up the military folk as much as they used too but its almost always better then local dealers. Getting stationed overseas is an awesome experience, and having reliable means of transportation to go skiing in the alps, hiking in switzerland, riverboat gambling trips, or whatever you're into, is a must. Also yes, in Italy everyone drives like that one scene in family guy... Italian drivers Also, parking in the EU if you drive a Honda Odyssey or F150 is a great way to get your car scratched-UBAR, and basically tells everyone hey I'm an american, feel free to steal my GPS.
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