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  1. So jealous bro! congratulations. Which UPT are you going to? glad it all worked out. I hope I can have a similar turn around time as you. Cheers
  2. For any of you fellas in the timeline that haven't yet made it pass the age waiver mark or TFCT, the attached MFR was released by big blue. I immediately asked the recruiter if it would cover both guard and reserves. He said he had no idea... shocking. I called another recruiter in another state with the same question and his response was YES it should be a blanket cover for everyone not just AD. We all know how recruiters might stretch things here and there from time to time. Does anybody have info on this? MFR for UPT Age Limit 33.pdf
  3. Is this for both ANG and Reserve Units? I turn 30 next week. I was already hired by a unit and currently waiting for the age waiver to get approved. Its keeping me from requesting UPT dates. Good luck to all the other bros out there in their late 20s. Get after it! Cheers
  4. @SaltyDawg very optimistic indeed... not sure what else to do other than wait and email random people via global at NGB
  5. @ackc My ARB package is sitting at NGB/A3OS. I think ETP/waivers for age and officer time take the same route. Submitted 3 weeks ago when I was told the turn around time should be about two. I have been global stalking ppl in hopes of finding the right person that can tell me where its at and how much longer it will take. The recruiter keeps telling me the same thing "we are working on it". By that he probably means he checks his email daily for an update, but that's probably it. I would recommend sharing your frustration with your squadron CC if you haven't already. See the attached flow chart depicting package flow from unit to NGB. Like I said, I have been literally googling NGB/A3OS... whatever name comes up, I use the global to see if they are associated with NGB/A3OS... I've sent about 20-30 emails so far with no respond. Probably because I am contacting the wrong people. Anyway, I am not at the 22 month mark yet but it seems like the only way to get things done is to contact someone else outside of recruiting who is willing to help. I went to WP on my own time and dime thinking it would speed up the process but it hasn't. The FC1 is only a small part of the process, and from what I understand, its not even required to submit for ETPs or to the ARB. If anyone in here could share a contact at NGB, that would be a great help for sure. Package process flow chart.pdf
  6. After you swore in, did you have to wait on age and TFCT waivers prior to getting UPT dates?
  7. You can schedule your FC1 and complete it prior to having a DD368... However, you will have to do it on your own time and dime. I don't thinking it will help in speeding up the overall process. I haven't made it to acquiring some hard training dates yet. I will let someone else chime in on that.
  8. I am UPT route from Army helos and I was told I would be following somewhat of the same route by taking care of the ARB first. I am done with medical and already have a TS. I get the feeling that my recruiter is taking a "trial and error" mentality on what to submit to NGB first. He assured me and my squadron CC that once I get ARB approval I will be able to swear in with the request for school dates running concurrently with age and commission time waivers packages. I will let you bros know how it goes as if and why it got kicked back.
  9. The coordinators at W-Patt are great folks. They are somewhat busy, specially Monday thru Wednesday which is when they are processing FC1 candidates. I would recommend contacting them hard on Thursdays or Friday. Don't wait for a phone call. I also have the contact info for the program manager if you would like to PM me. When you get chance, read the FC1 forum on this site. Lots of good info and accurate check in instructions. It was super beneficial for me when I went thru. I am sure lots of non Air Force bros here would agree. As far as dates go, I believe you have to swear into your unit prior to requesting school dates. If you aren't in need of waivers for age or commission the flow should be smooth. Push the navy folks to release the DD368 ASAP. It was the hold up for me after getting hired and the ANG could not move forward with any of my packages. I have heard of folks having to wait over a year after they got hired before receiving school dates. For those in that situation, our best hope is for a shortfall to jump on. Good luck with everything and congrats on getting hired. Cheers
  10. 15 May 2018: Interviewed KC-135 ANG 23 June 2018: Hired 13-14 Aug 2018: Flight Physical Complete at W. Patt 15 October 2018: FC1 Stamped and Approved no waivers 19 November 2018: DD Form 368 signed by SCNG submitted to NGB and ANG The Recruiter I was working with put in his retirement papers and is out on terminal leave. What is to be expected at this point? Should I plan on attending UTAs from this point on as the accessions and ETPs process moves forward? Do I still belong to my old unit until all ETPs are approved and swearing in with the ANG is complete? Cheers...
  11. Has anybody heard anything about when they will send out interview invites?
  12. yeah I agree, this blog here might be kinda dead.
  13. This is the story if every commissioned guy out. Army aviation is a warrant officer's world. Commissioned guys are just good for OERs awards and flying a desk. I am a chinook guy here. Started my chinook career as a WO1. Made CW2 then decides it would be better for my career to go the O route. I now sit here as a 29 yr old 1LT with 1200 hrs. I now wish I wish i could have kept my dots. Im pretty sick of the lifestyle and how army aviation treats o grades. Ive been looking for a new military home in the AFR and ANG. Hoping for a heavy unit out there to allow me to wear a pickle suit and finally feel like a real pilot.
  14. Thanks for sharing the chart. I’ve been told that mid 80s on PCSM will increase the odds.
  15. which two AFOQT study books did you get? I have one and I am wondering about buying another in hopes of having more practice tests available. Thanks!
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