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  1. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    The FC1 is scheduled by them. It's a TDY and will happen before you ever PCS. When it happens really depends on how much time you have between class start and the results. They assume you will pass the follow up exam, so you will get a PCS date at the same time pretty much as you get your appointment date. Some base med groups actually do the full exam, and you don't have to go the Wright Pat at all. This is a question, I've wondered too. Fortunately, I'm not in that situation, but from talking to IPs and people in the pipeline now, it doesn't seem like it's a deal breaker if you don't have a TS for training. I've been told by a couple people they never saw anything beyond unclassified. Makes sense though. It sounds like classified material is when you get your actual airframe and more so for operational missions.
  2. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    I have the exact same feeling as you. Last year's release was delayed around two weeks, but they also had the gov't shutdown and the suprise extra money. I think they probably delayed to add the extra slots. Hopefully with there being a lot more predictability this year, it'll all be on time. Who knows though? I never thought they'd be pushing the deadline and expanding waivers either...
  3. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    That's my question too... Originally the release said we'd know mid-December, so I figured it would be on commanders' desks by maybe the 10th. When I submitted my package though, they emailed me saying I should know late December. That didn't make a ton of sense to me though because I figured AFPC would be on minimal manning then. I'm hoping the late December is the official release, and that our commanders will get the early notification before everyone is off for Christmas. Also, it doesn't make too much sense how they expect short notice PCS's to start in January if they are telling you late December. Two weeks to get orders and out process seems pretty tight!
  4. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Ya, every board for the past 3 years has said they expect 200. That seems to be the going average every year.
  5. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    From what I've gathered, I'm not sure there's much weight on OPR's either. Perhaps when they are deciding those that have been in for more than 4 years or so, but I know of numerous people picked up before their first OPR ever closed out. Traditionally if a board is looking at OPRs, then they will require you to submit them with your package. As the package didn't require them, I'd say they would more focus in the bullets in the 215. I highly doubt the board members are going to look up everyone's OPRs when they have only a week or two max to make their selections. I believe the packages are the size they are for good reason. It provides them exactly what they're looking for. EDIT: I just went back to look because I thought I might be wrong about the length of the board. They will have just 3 days to make their selections, it looks like. 14-16 Nov is when the board convenes. Even more evidence they probably aren't looking at anything beyond what you submitted. The rest of the time until the selection announcement is getting the paperwork all the way through to the Gen at the top.
  6. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Ya, I don't think anyone here is assuming your wing ranking is what will push you through. I took the posters comment as he/she was looking to gauge the number of applicants that bases are averaging. I doubt the board puts a lot of weight on it since it is a poor metric when comparing packages across the AF, and how well does a Wg/Cc know the people he/she is ranking..?
  7. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    1/1 at a fairly large operational base.
  8. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Full disclosure, I have absolutely 0 insider knowledge, this is purely a personal guess... I would speculate the board was moved up because we are expected to have the 2019 NDAA signed into law on time for the first time in two decades (potentially tomorrow). Traditionally, the AF hasn't known it's FY budget until months into the FY which has made it difficult to figure out how many selects can be picked up. I'd imagine that's why it has been in January/February. Last year's board hinted that the budgets had influence when the release for last year's was actually postponed after the budget NDAA announcement came out, and we saw an increase in selects. As far as number of selectees, I would imagine it would be similar to last year or maybe a little more. That is speculation based on the fact that the pool of applicants will probably be smaller this year with the boards moving up (therefore the same number of selects would mean a higher overall selection rate), and the fact that the AF has publicly stated they are increasing pilot production by 200 more pilots a year going forward. Once again though, this is all my own personal opinion on the question you asked. Best of luck to you, if you're submitting this year!
  9. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    You can apply three times, but you must rank all jobs you are medically qualified for each time. If selected for any slot and you reject that selection, then you cannot reapply for the UFT board. If you're asking about my reasoning for waiting, that is because had he been picked up for CSO instead of pilot, he would have had to take it or stay his original AFSC. All of this information is in the board release by the way. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend you do.
  10. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    I will say that one take away from last year's board that I see. Is reading through the old thread and seeing those that got picked up, I think Big Blue is sending a pretty clear message. That is that they want as fresh of bodies as possible to retain in the long run. It looks like the less time in service you have, it may give you a better shot.
  11. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Ya, you never know... They've had a CSO with a 1 PCSM. It's possible. I think it shows they really do look at the whole person, but the things that you can control like your PCSM and PPL can help boost you. I know someone picked up with a 65, no PPL last year. I was trying to tell him to wait a year and boost his score to make sure he'd get a pilot slot over one of the others. I was clearly wrong. He walked away with the pilot slot. Then there are people with PPLs getting passed over if you look at last year's thread.
  12. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    That graphic is the number of applicants selected for pilot from the board. Go to this link on the portal to get the full slide deck. It will give you that same info for RPA, ABM, and CSO all from the same boards. They only publish numbers selected, never the number that applied. They make the same generic post on their portal page though saying the numbers are around 200 total applicants. If you add each total up, and assume 200, you've got over a 50% shot at getting picked up for something.
  13. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    I can confirm that is definitely true. I submitted mine with a waiver a couple months ago, and it came back stating no waiver required. They are still requiring me to go to Wright-Pat though. Yes, this is for AD only. I would look for another thread for your question, not sure anyone here is going to be much help. I would guess you should be looking for OTS information though.
  14. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    So the reduction means you don't have to get a waiver for eye surgery anymore? My physical is already submitted with a waiver for LASIK so I'm just wondering.
  15. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    I guess there's good and bad news there for you. Last year rated applicants weren't required to rank ABM, so you wouldn't have to worry about that one atleast. The bad news... You said you don't have portal access? Does that mean you are new to AD and are in the RPA pipeline right now? If so, I believe you have to have 2.5 years post training to apply. That'll also in the board release when it drops though.
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